Thursday, January 24, 2013

Crochet Giraffe Pattern

Amended on 22/06/13

Here is my pattern for my little Giraffe. This is the first crochet pattern I’ve written, so I hope that it’s ok. I’m the master of dropping or gaining stitches, so don’t worry if you do too.
Also, I’m sorry if any of the final quantities of stitches aren’t quite right, I wouldn’t worry too much if it’s 24 not 26 etc. I made him up as I went along, so I just hope he looks ok for everyone. Have fun .
 Emma xxx
PS: I am writing this pattern for free, if you are new to my little Blog maybe you could start following me. It's always nice to get new readers


Crochet Stripy Giraffe


 What I used:
*3mm hook
*Cotton /Acrylic yarn. I used a couple of different types of yarns with slightly different thicknesses. It still turned out ok.
Abbreviations
Ch- Chain
Dec- Decrease
Sc- Single crochet
Rep- Repeat
(US Terms)

Arms (make 2)
In white
R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook
R2: Sc 2 in each sc around (12)
R3: Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times (18)
R4-5: Sc 18
R6: Sc 1, dec 1 (12)
Change colour
R7- R23: Sc 12
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing together
Stuff firmly as you go, leave near the end lightly stuffed.
Changing colour every 2 rows.
Orange, blue, pink, tan, green, light pink, brown, purple
 
 

Legs (make 2)
In white
R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook
R2: Sc 2 in each sc around (12)
R3: Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times (18)
R4: Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times (24)
R5-R8: Sc 24
R9: Sc 2, dec, rep 6 times (18)
R10: Sc 1, dec 1, rep 6 times (12)
Change colour
Changing colour every 2 rows.
Red, brown, yellow, light pink, purple, light green, tan, blue, pink, orange, green
R11-R33: Sc 12
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing together
Stuff firmly as you go, leave near the end lightly stuffed.

Horns (make 2)
In White
R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook
R2: Sc 2 in each sc around (12)
R3-R5: Sc 12
R6: Dec 1, rep 6 times (6)
R7-R13: Sc 6
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing together
Stuff firmly as you go
Head
In White
R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook
R2: Sc 2 in each sc around (12)
R3: Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times (18)
R4: Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times (24)
R5: Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times (30)
R6: Sc 4, 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times (36)
R7-10: Sc 36        
Change colour (purple)
R11-12: Sc 36
Change colour (yellow)
R13: Sc 36
R14: Sc 5, 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times (42)
Change colour (red)
R15: Sc 6, 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times (48)
R16: Sc 48
Change colour (green)
R17-18: Sc 48
Change colour (light pink)
R19: Sc 6, dec 1, rep 6 times (42)
R20: Sc 4, dec 1, rep 7 times (35)
Sew on face, Change colour (blue)
R21: Sc 3, dec 1, rep 7 times (28)
R22: Sc 2, dec 1, rep 7 times (21)
Stuff firmly, Change colour (pink)
R23: Sc 1, dec 1, rep 7 times (14)
R24: Dec 1, rep 7 times (7)
Fasten off and weave in end

Ears (make 2)
Orange
R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook
R2: Sc 2 in each sc around (12)
R3: Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times (18)
R4-9: Sc 18
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing together
When attaching the ears to the head, pinch the outsides of the ears in to make them more life-like.

Body
Red
R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook
R2: Sc 2 in each sc around (12)
R3: Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times (18)
R4: Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times (24)
R5: Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times (30)
R6: Sc 4, 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times (36)
Change colour (purple)
R7: Sc 5, 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times (42)
R8: Sc 6, 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times (48)
Change colour (orange)
R9: Sc 7, 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times (54)
R10: Sc 54           
Change colour (light green)
R11-12: Sc 54     
Change colour (white)
R13-14: Sc 54     
Change colour (pink)
R15-16: Sc 54     
Change colour (blue)
R17-18: Sc 54     
Change colour (yellow)
R19: Sc54
R20: Sc 7, dec 1, rep 6 times (48)
Change colour (Green)
R21: Sc 6, dec 1, rep 6 times (42)
R22: Sc 5, dec 1, rep 6 times (36)
Change colour (tan)
R23: Sc 4, dec 1, rep 6 times (30)
Stuff firmly
R24: Sc 3, dec 1, rep 6 times (24)
Change colour (pink)
R25-26: Sc 24
Change colour (red)
R27-28: Sc 24
Change colour (white)
R29-30: Sc 24
Change colour (brown)
R31-32: Sc 24
Change colour (light green)
R33-34: Sc 24
Change colour (pink)
R35-36: Sc 24
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing together
Firm stuffing as you go
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 Em xx


202 comments:

  1. wow I can;t believe how cute that little guys is. If I could crochet more than a simple granny I would be giving it a go, but what a treasure you are for providing the pattern! Love all the colours you used...xx

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  2. Just gorgeous. The colours are so cute, I think my daughter would love a giraffe like this!

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  3. He is soooo adorable! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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  4. Absolutely adorable. About to attempt this little Guy right now. Will let you know if I am successful. :)

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  5. WOW ever since I saw this little guy and you said you were going to write the pattern I have been excited I love giraffes and I love this design. I made one of my own he wasn't to my liking my design abilities are lacking and i haven't found any patterns I liked except this one.This is way too cute not to crochet thank You! I will be making many I can tell 2 grand daughters and a 27 year old daughter

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  6. Hello Emma,
    Thank you so much for the pattern. I certainly will make this cute giraffe in the future. And when I have, I'll let you know.
    I am your 74th follower (-:
    Many greetings from The Netherlands, Europe,
    Judith

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern". I love it!

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  8. Thank you for the adorable pattern! My daughter is going to love a new stripey giraffe.

    Your blog is sweet! I'm going to spend some time this evening poking around.

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  9. What a gorgeous giraffe. I love it! Am definitely going to have to learn how to crochet now.... Love your blog banner too, by the way.

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  10. Thank you for sharing! Love this, the most cute, this stripey one! Greetings Talitha

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  11. awww...! this is the most adorable giraffe i've ever seen :) i'm in love <3 thank you sooo much for sharing this pattern so generously!

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  12. SWEET ! THANK YOU! I will follow Are these US or Euro terms you are using?

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  13. This guy is too adorable! Hope you won't mind me linking up at Tangled Happy tomorrow. I think our readers are going to love him!

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  14. oh he's lovely! Thanks for sharing

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  15. Thank you .... Thank you ..... Thank you !!!
    I have been looking for a giraffe pattern with this shaping, but haven't been lucky enough to find one, until now.
    I'm excited to start him.
    Thank you so much once again.
    Wishing you a wonderful day:-)

    www.talesofaneedleandthread.blogspot.com

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  16. Hi Emma, what a beautiful little giraffe, so colorful, only two hands and soooo many projects to do haha!!!
    This is going to be another thing to do on my list.
    Also I'm a new follower of your nice blog.
    Greetings Carol

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  17. Hi Emma, what a cute giraffe! I'm new to crocheting, teaching myself via the Internet & YouTube. I will definitely make an attempt to make this little fella.
    Found your blog via Tangled Yarn & will now follow :)

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  18. This is so cute - I may have to try this one. Thanks!

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  19. Found your sweet giraffe via Sara -- must make this for my 10yr old for a valentine -- she will love it! Thanks so much and I'm following now. LOVE your header!! :)

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  20. Hello Emma,
    I've just discovered your lovely blog (via Sara). And I'm so glad I decided to pop over here for a look - I LOVE it here!!! You're clearly a very talented lady, and your crafting style is just GORGEOUS!!! I'm you newest follower, and I'm very much looking forward to seeing your next post.....
    Carly
    x

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  21. how do I join all this pieces? Thanks!

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    1. Hey, I used a bodkin and sewed the head to the body first. I sewed the ends of the legs and arms together and then sewed them to the body. The ears I folded in and sewed them together and then sewed them to the head.
      Hope this helps :)

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    2. Do you have a side view of the ears? I'm not certain I have folded them correctly. But he is absolutely adorable! I'm off to work on his body and then I will join :)

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  22. He's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the pattern, I can't wait to try it :)
    Helen x

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  23. So cute! I just learned how to crochet so I'm so excited to try this! Thank you for sharing the pattern!

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  24. Thank yoy very much for your pattern. I like your web

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  25. Hope you like the giraffe I've done, I've put a link to your website

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  26. Thank you so much for this beautiful pattern! I can't wait to try him out for my daughter. I'm sharing a link to this on my facebook page (Oombawka Design). I'm sure some of my followers will be interested!

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  27. Is there a mistake from r23 for the body?how do you get to only 12 stitches? Thanks!

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    1. Oh my god, you are right!!!! I double checked this heaps and didn't see this. Keep going with the 26, not 12. I cant beleive I didn't see that. I will change it right away. THANKYOU

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    2. Haha you should see how funny my giraffe looks because of this:) i am just glad that i am not soooo blonde,i was sure there was sometging wrong with my understanding it:) nevermind its a great pattern and giraffe will still be a great toy for my lo;)

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    3. I feel blonde, but I'm not. Thanks for picking it up, as I said it was my first pattern so I thought I would stuff up somewhere. Thanks again x

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  28. Hi Emma
    Thanks so much for the pattern! I love your blog! I have a couple of questions - the stripes did you carry your yarn up the stripe! Also each rd did u make a slip stitch to join the rd! Thanks for your time!

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    1. Hey Jackie,
      I crocheted in the rounds so you can see the change at the back. When I had to change the colour I just changed the colour and kept going. I tied them off at the back (inside of the limbs)so dont worry about threading the end bits of the yarn to make it neat. I hope this is what you meant. Hope it helps x

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  29. thanks emma for sharing. i made a girafe but the neck did not hold, so i had to add a stick to hold the neck.. not practicle at all if you want that children play with it... all the very best...muriel

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    1. Hi Muriel, I am so sorry but it turns out I made a mistake on the neck. R23 should be sc26 and the rest of the neck the same sc26 not 12. I feel terrible as I really thought I had checked it. It has been change now, maybe if you take the head off and unstich the neck and redo. So sorry again.
      Emma x

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  30. Thank you for putting on the pattern for the giraffe. I am so happy to be following your blog now. You are very talented. Thank you for sharing your gifts with others.

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  31. Hi, I got this patern for the giraffe last year from a Dutch web site. Now I wonder which was first, the Dutch patern or your's? I know Willewopsie is selling the finished product for quite a while now.

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    1. Someone else said the same thing. I have never seen it before. I have seen it now, I am in Australia and when looking for a giraffe pattern on the web I never saw this one. This is the first time I have made a pattern and I made the first on last August. I would never take someones work and claim it as my own.

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  32. Hi Emma :)
    Thank you for sharing this adorable giraffe!!! I've posted my version on my blog.
    I just noticed that you changed the neck to 26 sc ... I knew their had to be something wrong I ended up adding a few rows until I had 12sc :P

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    1. So Sorry, I am blaming baby brain. Yep I changed it, feel a bit silly but its my first pattern, hopefully I will get the hang of writting them out in the future.
      Thanks Carla x

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  33. Do I join the rounds of the head for the nose? Or just work in a continuous circle?? Thank you. Can't wait to make this!!

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    1. I just worked in the rounds and it is a continuous circle, so you can see the joins, just make them at the bottom so they are visable. Thanks
      Emma x

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  34. Its such a sweet giraffe... i am new to crocheting and now trying to do this but i have a problem: at First the head seems to small - are you sure you only did 7 rows in white?

    And then i wanted to ask how you did sew it all together? Especially the ears ?

    Thank you so much for the pattern!

    You have a follower more from europe(vienna)

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  35. Oh god, you may be right. Someone else found a mistake too.(the neck is 26sc not 12). I counted mine and it is off by 2 rows, so 9 rows of white. So sorry I will change it, Thank you for that. Its my first pattern and I am also blaming baby brain.
    Also I just pinched together the ears so the ends meet. I sewed them togther first, then sewed them on. For the limbs I just sewed the ends togther then sewed them on where I thought they looked ok and even. The head I just sewed on where I thought it looked even.

    Thanks for the feedback
    Emma x

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  36. Hi Emma,

    I just looove this giraffe pattern and my 1 year old just won't take his hands off of his new toy!

    Many of my friends and family actually want to start crocheting now because they, too, fell in love with Olli (thats the name I gave my giraffe). But, in order to do so, they asked me to translate the pattern into German and I was wondering if that was OK with you.

    Also, I'm planning on opening my own crafts blog with patterns of my own creation, links to and translations of originally English patterns and I would like to post the German version of the giraffe pattern in this blog (with your name and a link to your original English pattern, of course!) would that be OK?

    Thx
    Marita

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    1. Hi Marita,

      Sorry only just saw your comment, thats fine. I'm glad he turned out for you, I've had a little bit of trouble with the writting of the pattern and was worried how he was going to turn out for people. The main thing is he has been loved. My mum knitted me a 3 legged cat as she ran out of yarn, I love that thing 3 legs and all.

      Thanks for the feedback
      Emma

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  37. Sweet little guy. Have plenty of grands would like to make for one of them!

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  38. Adorable! Thanks so much for sharing this lovely pattern.

    Love Joan xx

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  39. I so love this pattern. I haven't crocheted for a while and this looks like an ideal project to get started on again. Thanks for sharing this.

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  40. Really cute I have to make a few for the family..well done on your first pattern he is soooo sweet x

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  41. Thanks for sharing Emma - so damn cute, got to do this one, may try it in self striping yarn!

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  42. This is a wonderful pattern. Thank you so much for sharing it. I love the giraffe and all the colors. I've been working on mine for the past couple days and it's turning out great. I used different color variations but the effect is the same. Again, thank you for sharing!

    Sincerely,
    Cindy

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    1. Love this pattern, Ive started it and its truning out great.I used different colours , my grandson will love it. Thankyou

      Catherine

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    2. Thank you, hope he ended up ok.

      Emma x

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  43. I found you through Sew Pony, I'm not usually a fan of crochet toys, but this giraffe is so cute and I am very tempted to give it a go. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

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  44. This is about the cutest crochet toy I have ever seen..I will be sharing your link with my friends..I am a new follower..

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  45. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! I am somewhat new to crocheting but I'm so excited to try this. It is adorable!

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  46. Thank you so much for this pattern, it's so cute! A relative just send me the link, and now I'm making it for my new baby cousin. About how tall is it when it's sitting down?

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  47. The math on the head isn't working out properly.
    You have (starting from R12)-
    R12: Sc 36
    R13: Sc 6, 2 sc in next sc, rep 5 times (40)

    * 6 sc, inc x5 is going to get you 41 stitches.

    R14: Sc 6, 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times (48)

    *6 sc, inc x6 is going to get you 47 stitches.
    15-17- sc 48
    *which should actually be 47, but that won't make sense when it comes decrease time*

    R18: Sc 6, dec 1, rep 6 times (40)
    *Even in the original directions, you can't go from 48 to 40 in 6 decreases.*

    R19: Sc 4, dec 1, rep 6 times (36)
    *Can't go from 40 to 36 in 6 decreases*

    R20: Sc 3, dec 1, rep 6 times (30)
    *Here it does make sense to go from 36 to 30 in 6 decreases*

    R21: Sc 2, dec 1, rep 6 times (22)
    *But if you're doing 6 decreases, it should come out to 24*

    R22: Sc 1, dec 1, rep 6 times (12)
    *And if it comes out to 24, you should be doing sc, dec x 6 to get 18*

    R23: Dec 1, rep 6 times (6)
    *You should decrease around here to get to 12*

    Then there should probably be another line telling you to decrease again all around to get to 6 stitches.

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    1. Ok, I will have a look. As I said this is my first pattern and made it up as I went. I am new at writing a pattern and there has been a couple of mistakes found.

      Thanks for letting me know

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    2. No problem, I know it's a difficult process and it's really nice of you to even post a free pattern!

      I have one more fix, the body-

      R22: Sc 4, dec 1, rep 6 times (36)
      Change colour (tan)
      R23: Sc 2, dec 1, rep 6 times (26)

      Can't go from 36 to 26 in 6 decreases, you'd have to go from 36 to 30 first if you want it to be even. So the neck should probably actually be 30sc, which would also make it a tad bit more sturdy.

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    4. I am having the same problem with the head. Help!

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    5. I haven't changed it yet as there has been a few different views on it. I know the back of the head isn't the typical amigurumi design, this is because I didn't want the back of the head to look like a ball shape so that's why the decreases aren't the same as typical decrease stitches. I'm sorry as I haven't done patterns before and am baffled by the math sometimes.

      Emma :)

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  48. That being said, here's the rewritten head pattern to fit more in line with typical amigurumi shaping.

    R1- 6sc magic ring
    R2- increase all - 12
    R3- sc, inc- 18
    R4- 2sc, inc- 24
    R5- 3sc, inc - 30
    R6- 4 sc, inc- 36
    R7-12- 36 sc
    R13- 5sc, inc - 42
    R14- 6sc, inc- 48
    R15-17- sc 48
    R18- 6 sc, dec - 42
    R19- 5 sc, dec- 36
    R20- 4 sc, dec- 30
    R21- 3 sc, dec- 24
    R22- 2sc, dec- 18
    R23- sc, dec- 12
    R24- dec around- 6

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    1. it still seems to come up shorter than pictured..

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  49. I love him! He'll be perfect as a gift for my friends baby which is due soon. Thanks so much for making this a free pattern. x

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  50. Thanks for the pattern! I made this while I was at home with my sick child last week. He loves it! I found you on Pinterest and have been blogging about all my completed Pinterest pins. I shared your link on my blog. You are my 193rd pin to complete! Here is the link:

    http://lizspinspiration.blogspot.com/2013/03/pin-193-amigurumi-crochet-giraffe.html

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  51. Hello Emma!
    I made your giraffe for the children in the kindergarden where I worked for the past weeks as a good-bye-gift.
    They absolutely loved it! Thank you so much!
    If you want to see how it turned out:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=450456725033558&set=a.450456038366960.1073741826.405842896161608&type=1&theater

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    1. He looks great, I have been worried about he was going to turn out for people. Glad he turned out for you x

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  52. gracias por el patron, hace mucho tiempo que buscaba una jirafa asi

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  53. Hey Emma, thank you for the pattern. I think your girraffe looks sooo much alike wilmas giraffe (http://willewopsie.blogspot.com). It might just be coincidence or you had the picture of wilmas giraffe in your head somewhere, and designed yours unknowing you are copying hers. We all get our inspirations from somewhere and nothing is new under the sun I guess. If you are unfamiliar with her work you should def. check her out, she makes the cutes crochet animals and dolls.

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  54. What a stunning animal and how neat is the crocheting ! I love the colours you used as well. Thanks a tonne for taking the time to wrote out a lengthy pattern too. Cheers!

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  55. Can I just check is the pattern terms American or British? Really looking forward to trying this out.

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  56. The little guy is so cute; I made him as a gift for a friend. I also referenced your giraffe in my blog. Hope that is OK. Thanks!

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  57. It´s lovely! Thank you for sharing the pattern!!

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  58. The perfect giraffe, thank you A LOT for sharing!!

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  59. Hi,

    I have begun with the pattern. Now I am wondering if al the changes written in the above comments are changed in the pattern that you have written?

    Bianca
    biancabezig.wordpress.com

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    1. Hi Bianca,

      I haven't changed the big one someone wrote above. I didn't agree with some of the changes they said. I need to go through it again. Just see how you go, if you have done toys before you should be ok.
      Emma

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    2. Hello, first of all it's a lovely giraffe :) Thank you very much. Secondly I would suggest to agree because I found some miscounting while making the head (the number didn't fit from the third colour despite the white one), it also didn't close very well so I had to add more lines and colours in the end of the head. I do realize that it is a very hard job to write a pattern down so I really do appreciate your work because I love this giraffe and in general it is a very nicely made pattern. I haven't seen a better giraffe so far :) I will link you my giraffe when I am done with it. Also I expected it to be bigger but that is my problem. It is still very cute :) Good luck and I hope that you won't stop making nice things and patterns. Wish you lots of inspiration :) You did a great job :)

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  60. What a lovely pattern. I am off to have a go. Thank you so much for posting this.

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  61. I love this pattern. So very cute. I'm working on the horns right now. I may have overlooked this in comments but was wondering if for R8-R14: if I should have (8)sc instead of (6)?? I have refine it 3 times and thought I should ask. Thanks for the pattern. Can't wait to see it completed.

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    1. Hi Ruth,
      I have done it as 6, but if you want them a bit thicker make them 8. Also depending on how long you want them you can add or subtract some rows. And they stiffen up when you stuff them.
      Hope it turns out ok, sometimes you can play around patterns.
      Thanks

      Emma

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    2. I also ended up with 8, not because I have planned it but it didn't work out as it was shown in this pattern :)

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  62. Hi,
    This weekend I finished the giraffe.
    Here is the result±
    http://biancabezig.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/giraffe/

    Thank you for the pattern.

    Bianca

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  63. Thanks for taking the time to share your lovely pattern! I decided to make it in pink and white as a new baby girl gift for a relative, here's a link to how it turned out http://flic.kr/p/ea25u6

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  64. Thanks Emma for sharing this pattern. I made just a couple of adjustments to the pattern and only in the Body section.

    R20: Sc 6, dec 1, rep 6 times (48)
    Change colour (Green)
    R21: Sc 5, dec 1, rep 6 times (42)
    R22: Sc 4, dec 1, rep 6 times (36)
    Change colour (tan)
    ->> I would think Row 23 should be: SC2, Dec1, rep 6 times would give you 30 stitches
    R23: Sc 2, dec 1, rep 6 times (26)
    ->> I then added Row 24 in Tan to have 2 rows of tan instead of 1.This row would be SC1, DEC1 repeat 6 times to give a final row count of 24.
    then the rest of the rows would be 24 count instead of 26.

    Otherwise I followed your pattern to a T and I was happy with how it turned out. I referenced your blog in mine.
    http://collierheritagecraft.blogspot.ca/2013/04/cutest-stripped-giraffe.html

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  65. This is so adorable! My SIL is due any day now & the nursery theme is giraffes. I would love to make this for her but I have only recently started crocheting and I'm not sure I can do this! I see many people have made it, but I'm just not sure. This is the first time I've been on your blog, saw this on Pinterest! I will keep trying to talk myself into it..... www.mamamging.com

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  66. Emma, thank you for this gorgeous Giraffe pattern!
    Not quite sure my crochet is up to it, I'm more of a knitter, but, I love giraffes and I think it'd be worth giving a go. Your whole blog is very inspiring!
    Thanks!!!
    Larysa.
    (PS, just to let you know, there's a typo in your main header picture - it should just be 'I love buttons', not 'button's', but the picture itself is lovely - did you create it? )

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  67. Hello once again :) So as you can guess I am done with my giraffe :) Here is a link where you can see how it looks :) Thanks again :)http://doityourself.blog.com/2013/04/14/my-first-entry-a-stripy-giraffe/

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    1. I loveeee how yours turned out! I'm about to give it a try even though its one of my first crochet works I how it will trun out as great as yours :)

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  68. He's very adorable. I made him and posted a picture on my blog and am getting tons of questions about making him for friends and family. I saw your note about not selling the item. Is it a problem to sell them once finished? Thanks so much for the pattern.

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  69. Hallo Emma,

    Your pattern is almost the same as my pattern. It looks like if you have translated it.
    You can find my pattern here:
    http://gehaakteknuffies.blogspot.nl/search/label/Gratis%20patroon
    Groetjes Tineke

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    1. Hi Tineke,
      I can honestly say I haven't seen your pattern before. If you have a look at my blog I always reference where I find my inspiration, so I would have done this if I had have seen yours, and not made a pattern. I have had a look at your blog and you have made many wonderful things and have made some lovely crochet creations.
      Emma

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  70. It's weird people are commenting that she's taken or copied their pattern. I've seen the other patterns. Its typical amigurumi arms, legs and body etc. And a giraffe looks like a giraffe. I've seen other ami giraffes that are just that ami giraffes. That's like saying you copied my strawberry short cake recipe based on basic ingredients. The colors and shape are what i think makes him different and distinct. Sorry ladies I'm not convinced she ripped off a pattern. It's ami-adorable. I appreciate the inspiration.

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    1. I agree 100%! So glad you put this comment because I was starting to get bugged!!! I think more people should be saying thank you for the free pattern so we don't have to figure it out ourselves!!!
      anyway, perfectly put, Denise!!!!

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    3. Thank you both, I hadn't seen the others before and really just wanted to make a giraffe for my niece as they are cute. I was asked many times for a pattern so I gave it a go. If I had copied it there wouldn't be so many mistakes in it. Thanks again for your support, sometimes I dread looking at the comments now.

      Emma xx

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    4. Don't worry Emma, it happens to all of us.

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  71. I can fix the ' to I love buttons for you in 5 mins. No problem no charge. I'd be happy to help.

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  72. Hello Emma

    Can I get your permission to translate your pattern to Danish and put it on my blog for Danish women to crochet? I always give loads of credit and links :)

    Thank you ;)

    -Marianne
    www.topping.dk

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  73. OHMYGOSH!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for this pattern! How sweet of you to take the time to write a pattern and share it for free! I'm making this for my nephew who will be here any day now! I am on a VERY tight budget and can't thank you enough for sharing this for free.
    I hope the negative and rude comments don't prevent you from sharing other patterns. I think you're great!

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  74. Hi Emma,

    Thanks for this cute patter. I am new to crocheting but, I have to say, it was quite easy to follow. I will try to post a picture but, being pretty bad with computers and stuff, I am not sure I will be able to do it.
    Since I do travel a,lot for work, I might decide to take Genoveffa (this is the name of the giraffe) with me and take pictures of her in the different destinations....
    Anyway thanks so much!

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  75. Hi Emma
    I made a giraffe for a baby shower. My children picked the colours. I would love to send you the picture, but am not sure how. I will post it on Ravelry.
    The other giraffe is my own pattern, from Noah's Ark, I booklet with crochet patterns I designed recently. I found your pattern easy to follow, although I adapted the stripes so that the giraffe turned out somewhat bigger.

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  76. I loved your giraffe as soon as I saw it and decided to make one for both of my two children. I used Sirdar Snuggly Smiley Stripes DK and have just finished my daughter's one (picture at http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/nancyloustitches/) I did use some of the corrections in the comments section My son's one will be in the same yarn but in a blue/green colourway. I loves hers and has called it Tina. She has already called T's one George, even though I haven't started it yet! Thank you so much for writing and sharing your pattern.

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  77. Sorry, link above is not good. This one is better: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nancyloustitches/8692422862/in/photostream George the giraffe is started, but might morph into an elephant along the way >:o)

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  78. Was für eine süße Giraffe! Da ich nicht so gut in englischer Sprache bin, werde ich das Tierchen mal im "Freistil-Häkeln" versuchen. Danke für die hübsche Idee! Jetzt hast du eine Leserin mehr!
    Liebe Grüße Bärbel

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  79. I just want to say how much I enjoyed making Stripey for my Great Grandson! He was the hit of the Baby Shower. I actually might have to make one for me just because I miss him hanging around

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  80. hello Emma and thank you for this wonderful and free design, my daughter (2 yrs) adores her giraffe, and has named her/him Rafa :)

    http://imageshack.us/a/img10/3289/51002752.jpg
    http://imageshack.us/a/img594/2830/56393040.jpg

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  81. OMG every one that made one, they are adorable! THANKS so much Emma for sharing the pattern. Please do not get discouraged by the negative comments as Denise hit the nail on the head with her comment. I am new to crocheting and I have had this pattern pinned for a while but I'm scared to try it. I'm jealous you guys made one! Maybe someday I will muster up the courage..... :)

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      Emma :)

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  82. Thanks for sharing your pattern. He is lovely. xx

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  83. I have just posted a picture of the giraffe I made using your pattern over on Amigurumi Freely on facebook. I used Planet Penny Cotton from here http://planetpenny.co.uk/rainbow-cotton-yarn/ I was really pleased with the way he turned out. He now lives with my daughter as she sent me a link to your blog so I could make him :) Thanks for sharing your pattern :) I'm now going to share him on my fb page as I've been meaning to do it for ages.

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  84. Thank you for this pattern!
    Greetings from Austria!
    Petra

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  85. THANK YOU so much for this pattern. I have just made one for my niece. It's already well loved by all. I'd love to send you a picture but I'm not sure how to share....do you have an email address? xxx

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  86. Thanks for the great pattern! I made one as a present for our neighbour as he will become four this weekend. I put some pics on my blog and also posted the link to your pattern - i hope that's fine? Just let me know if not, then I'll put it off again.

    The pattern is really great and you did a good job, thanks for sharing it with us!
    Greetings from Germany

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  87. Thank you Emma for your great pattern, we are making this giraffe for our June CAL :) - Jen

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  88. Thank you for the gorgeous pattern! I worked it up for our little girl that turned 3 on the weekend and she simply loves it (as do we all!) I have shared it on my blog with the pattern link going back to you!It was nice to be able to credit a fellow australian crafter!
    Thanks again on your time and effort spent on the this giraffe,
    http://poppystreet.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/zebi.html

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  89. Hi Emma, I love this giraffe! Well, I love all giraffes :-D I'm just crocheting one for my friend's little daughter and I was thinking about translating your pattern and publishing it on my blog. BUT I'd like to ask YOU first... Is that ok? There are many handy people in CZ but not all of them can understand english.
    Many regards from the other side of Earth :-)
    Veronika

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    1. That's Ok, I am sorry I haven't had a chance to fix any problems with it. I think if you have made amigurumi before you get an idea of how it will work.
      Thanks
      Emma :)

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  91. What a great job. That giraffe is just beautiful.

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  92. Thank you do much for the pattern I've just finished him following your pattern (not sure if you've changed it because I didn't find quite the problems a few people have said about!) there were a few times I had the wrong number of stitches but the beauty if this little guy is you can fudge him so easily so it doesn't matter! You've done a wonderful job and I think he's awesome!!! I popped a wee rattle bit inside and my friends baby loves him!!! Please do more!!! Xx

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  93. Line 13 for the head should read "Sc 5, 2 sc in next sc, rep 6 times". Otherwise, you're two stitches short for row 14.

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  94. Oh he is just so adorable! I will have to give him a try! :) Thank you for sharing him!! :) Happy weekend! xo Holly

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  95. Just a quick question: how tall is the finished product? I think I'd like to make it for a child's 1st birthday gift!

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    1. Hey Jessica, He is about 20cm sitting down. I haven't really measured it really.

      Emma

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  96. Thank you so much for this gorgeous giraffe pattern, i can't wait to try this, although i am a newbie to crochet i shall have a go :)

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  97. Thank you so much for posting this lovely Giraffe pattern - I've been looking for one for ages!

    I'll now be impatiently trying to finish off all my WIP's, so I can make a start on it :)

    As I've got 3 babies to make things for, this will definitely get put to the top of the list :)

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  98. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern (and for the pattern changes I see you've added)! I recently made one for a baby shower gift, and loved how it came out!
    Kate :}

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  99. Thank you so much for the free pattern Emma. I have just completed my first giraffe. I've posted it on my blog here if you fancy a nose
    http://aloadofoldpickle.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/well-what-month-it-has-been.html

    Kerry x

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  100. I'm in the midst of making a giraffe from your pattern, really well written. This one I am making from yellow and brown and I'm crocheting circles in brown for spots. Absolutely in love with it so far and am waiting on some self striping yarn to make one for a new baby room!

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  101. Thanks so much for this pattern! I am in the process of making this pattern in pastel blue and green! Was wondering how you sewed all of the pieces together..if there were specific instructions you could share that would be great! I have made a blanket before in crochet, but this is my first small project! Thanks

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  102. Hi,
    The head just gets stitched onto the neck, just work out where you want it. The arms and legs I first sew the opening closed then sew them on. With the legs just work out how you want it to sit and then sew them on, and the arms where you think. The ears I folded the ends to the front to create the fold in the ear then sew it together then to the head and the horns just get sewn as is onto the head. hope this helps.

    Thanks Emma :)

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  103. Hi Emma,
    Just wanted to send you a message to say Thank you for the fantastic pattern. My SIL sent me link to your site so that I could get the pattern an make a giraffe for my daughter (she collects giraffes). I kept pretty much to your colour choices and she looks adorable. I have put a photo on my flickr page, (Vid70)which I gave credit to you for the pattern. I love her and so does my teenage daughter. Thanks again.

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  104. Thank you Emma for this cute pattern! This was really fun :) You can see my version here: http://tallitydrukud.blogspot.com/2013/08/amigurumi-kaelkirjak-triibu.html

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  105. Hi there, I was just wondering about how much yarn of each color would be needed for this project? It doesn't look too large but I'm also not such a great judge of scale and don't want to run out. Are the little bon bon skeins enough for each color? I believe they provide 28 yards of each color. Thank you from California, United States!
    (P.S. It was great fun seeing how many people from all over the world have followed your blog and made your little giraffe! I have never seen so many web pages in so many different languages. I love that. Keep up the great work!)

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    1. I love how I find this little guy popping up on random sites I might look at. I wish I could help you with the length of yarn but I really have no idea. I'm so sorry, I was just using random yarns and left over bits when I made him. I am pretty hopeless with anything to do with yarn, I just use what I like, Sorry I'm not much help there.

      Emma :)

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  106. hi! i made up your lovely pattern and chuffed with how it came out :) ive posted some piccys here if you want a look and also shared a link to your blog on mine :) http://mywideeyedworld.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/stripy-crochet-cuddles/

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  107. O WOW, thank you so much ! Because I planned to crochet for a local hospital (children) and this is a cute pattern !!!!

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  108. How do I sew on the arms and legs? Thanks,

    Leslie

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  109. I finally finished my own giraffe from this pattern :) He turned out very well, so thanks for the lovely pattern!

    I'll be posting a blog post with pictures (and links back to here) later today if anyone is interested :)

    Thanks again

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  110. Now I have a reason, (other than not knowing how lol) to learn how to read patterns. My sister would love this! Thank you for sharing it :)

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  111. Hi would it be ok to sell the giraffe if I make reference to you, that's what most people do ? I love him but I'm not clever enough to design my own patterns

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  112. Hi Emma...I love to crochet too.After reading all the comments ....good and some not to happy ...the only thing I can tell you is " THANK YOU FOR SHARING " .I REALLY APPRECIATE WHEN PEOPLE LIKE YOU AFTER SO MUCH WORK AND EFFORT SHARE ALL ( IN THIS CASE )THIS BEAUTIFUL WORK.Soon I will start crocheting this gorgeous giraffe.
    I have a blog to share my crochets,patterns and pictures too....you are very WELCOME.
    Have a great and blessed week.

    Luna
    My Crochet,Mis Tejidos

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  113. Hi emma....Happy weekend....just to tell you taht I just finished my giraffe .....and posted in my blog too.

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  114. thank you so much for this cute pattern
    I would be happy to follow you , but i cant' find a "newsletter" button!
    Marie

    uneaiguilledansunedredon at gmail dot com

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  115. Hi! I just found your blog and I love it! I found you through My Crochet, Mis tejidos by Luna. Your giraffe is adorable, I hope you do not mind, I pinned your project. New follower here! I invite you to visit my blog, Thank you one more time for the tutorial!
    Marisa from
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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  116. Hi Emma,

    Thank you for this beautiful pattern! I tried to find you email address, but I couldn't, so I hope you don't mind me leaving all this info as a comment :)

    I'm starting a digital Crochet magazine and I would love to feature this design in the first issue. Would you like to talk more about that? I generally will publish one of your patterns in the issue, and make sure people know where to go to get your other patterns. Plus, you will get a free half page ad (valued at $150). I estimate the first issue will have about 20,000 views. No money will change hands, but I think it will be a great way for you to get more readers on your blog.

    Let me know :)

    Thanks,
    Jessica

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    1. My email address is jessica@sharpcrochethook.com :) Thanks

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  117. Hi! I am looking to contact you via email to talk about some issues i got concerning the 'non-selling' note on the pattern. I would like to pay for your pattern and hard work. Thanks.
    My email is mamieurbaine@gmail.com

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  118. Hello Emma, I'm writing you from Spain (so sorry if my english is not very good). I made 3 giraffes following your pattern, they will be a present for 3 little girls. If you don't mind, I'll publish the link to your pattern in my blog (teixinteixint.blogspot.com).

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  119. Hi Emma, just popping in to say thank you for the adorable giraffe pattern!
    Hugs,
    Beth P
    Harrisville, New Hampshire USA

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  120. Thank you for the pattern! I'm excited to try it out :)

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  122. which is the final size of the giraffe
    thanks

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  123. Hello!

    This is wonderful... I have eagerly started and will let you know how it goes. How nice of you to share.

    I have a question. I noticed that you have Meme Rose blog on your list - I tried to access her new site but now it seems to be blocked. I started making her Alice the owl crochet doorstop in the summer and put it down hoping to finish it over the Christmas period. I don't know how to contact her. Do you have access to her new Betty and Annie blog?

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  124. Hallo.
    This little guy is awesome. I plan on making him for my new nephew. If I were to buy yarn, what quantities do you suggest?

    Thank you

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  125. Hi!
    The little giraffe is adorable! Thank you for sharing, I was just wondering if you possibly had a finished measurement on it. I'm looking for a pattern for 2 girls, one wants a giraffe and the other and elephant. And I want them to be roughly the same so they don't get jealous of the other. Thank you so much!

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    1. From what I could tell it looked to be about 8 inches completed

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  126. Abseloutly gorgeous. Thank you som much for sharing the pattern❤️

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  127. love it! made one for my friend's nephew :)

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  128. I'm just wondering...when you fasten off the head, should that hole be closed? Or do you leave it open for attaching to the body? I'm having a hard time visualizing how this will attach! Loving making this so far! Super cute. Thank you for making this pattern!

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  129. Soo Cute! I started making one in blue :D Thank you for the pattern

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  130. Hi Emma, I love your giraffe and made him for my new granddaughter. He is adorable. I made him the same colors as yours minus one. It is sad to say that I had all colors on hand! LOL I think I have a yarn problem.... Anyway, I made him, followed your directions and had absolutely no problems with him. He is adorable and I have gotten a lot of compliments on him. Thank you so much. If I could figure out how to send you a picture of him I would. I love him and knew as soon as I seen him on Pinterest that I had to make him. Again, thank you so much for the pattern and great work writing it for a first time. I am not to that point yet. Keep em coming!

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  131. Dear Emma, I don't know you personally but I've really enjoyed this pattern and I just posted my results, I hope you enjoy it. Thank you!
    http://ambdelicadesa.blogspot.com.es/2014/02/cloti.html

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  132. Thank You for sharing,What a cute Giraffe ,They are my favorite African animal
    http://www.pinterest.com/sonjalv/i-love-giraffes/

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  133. I tried to read all the comments, and couldn't find this particular problem....I found your rows don't add up on the arms and legs according to the colors.
    For example, rows 7-23 on arms with the colors listed, I only count 22 rows?
    Same with legs. Am I missing something?

    But I sure love this cute little guy!

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  134. Thank you for posting this! How did you change from one color to the next? I'm doing this pattern now but seem to be getting a very bad "staircase" effect, any help would be appreciated TIA :-)

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    1. Hello Nicole,
      I think this blog may help you out!
      http://www.planetjune.com/blog/amigurumi-help/perfect-stripes-for-amigurumi-video/
      Here June shows how to change colour whithout getting the "staircase" effect you are talking about!

      Hope this will help you!

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  135. I just began o crochet this little guy but it seems to me that my arm ends up to short. Whit all the rows you mentiond done it turns out to be around 7 cm. Is this long anough???

    xxxx

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  136. I LOVE the way this little guy turned out....he is soooo cute. Thanks for sharing the pattern
    http://loveithandmade.wordpress.com/

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  137. You may want to check this out and see if it is your pattern.
    http://www.artedetei.com/2013/02/jirafa-amigurumi.html

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  138. Hi. I made this guy and got tons of compliments on him. I have several people asking me to make one for them, so was hoping to get permission to sell a few at our church craft fair this fall. It's a lot of effort, but well worth the end result. I'll put a tag on giving you credit for th e pattern and your website as well. Thanks!

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  139. I adore this pattern. I'm making a cream and grey version for a baby gift to go with a newborn hat in the same colors. Mom likes vintage looking stuff and is big into grey. I think this will be the perfect compliment.

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  140. I have been practicing to get my skills up just so I can make this cute little guy! I'm finally ready to try..hope it turns out! Thanks for the pattern :)

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  141. Hi.
    I have been making this for my little one (due in 2 weeks) in green and blue (green where you've used white and blue instead of stripes, as my striping skills aren't up to much just yet) and its looking lovely.
    All the pieces have come out the right shape and are lovely and sturdy (even with my novice skills).
    Thank you so much for sharing this for free. Its simple yet effective and completely adorable :) x x x

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  142. There is a lady selling your giraffes on facebook, thought you may want to know.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=571112029641177&set=gm.813909365305381&type=1

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  143. I loved your design and your use of color. My 11 1/2 year old has a stuffed giraffe but would love a "friend". My 6 1/2 year old wants a giraffe too! This would solve all my problems and it is so beautiful!
    You should disregard all the negative comments! Because you have made a beautiful piece and then were kind enough to share that pattern with the world. I for one am grateful for all the time you put into the pattern and into answering a ton of comment questions. Thank you!

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  144. I was so happy to find the pattern for the giraffe. I have now made my first giraffe and starting with a second. In the beginning it was a bit tricky with the language since I am from Sweden

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  145. Hallo,

    I really like this pattern and would like to make it myself. Could you please tell me how much yarn you used?

    Thanks

    Lianne

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  146. Hi Emma -

    Agree with all this is an adorable giraffe! I just finished making the revised pattern and there is one error. On the horns, R6: Not sure if you meant there to be 6 stitches to make the stems on or 8 stitches you get when doing Sc1, dec 1. Thank you for a fun pattern!

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  147. Really really cute pattern. I haven't made an amigurumi in like 5 years. Maybe after my mission trip I will make him.

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  148. Hi Emma, I want to thank you for this great pattern.
    I made a post about it today on my blog http://rosabears.blogspot.nl/
    Thanks,
    Marja

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  149. I've had this pattern pinned for a while and I finally decided to make it for my friend whose baby is due any time now... this little giraffe is the most adorable thing I have ever made! I think it will become my go-to handmade baby gift from now on :) Thanks so much for posting this wonderful pattern!

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  150. Emma, this is simply adorable! I just stumbled over your pattern while looking for giraffes. This looks so great. Can't wait to get started!
    Thanks for your free pattern and keep up the good work. You inspire many of us :)
    xo's from Germany -- Steffi

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  151. Can anyone tell me or show me how to fold the ears?

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  152. Hi Emma, I was wondering if you could contact me regarding this pattern. Got a couple of questions I'd like to ask. Thank you, lex (:

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  153. I have a little trouble attaching the head. You leave the neck open, so is it just placement of the head over the neck and then stitching around the neck opening? Seems like a silly question, but making this cute little guy is only my 3rd amigurumi project.

    Thanks!!

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  154. This is the perfect gift for a little boy. Thank you for the pattern!!
    Here's my little guy

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  155. Thanks for posting this adorable pattern. I found it looking for a giraffe hat for a friend. Now I will just have to make both!

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  156. I think all credit goes to Emma for creating our little friend. He is absolutely adorable and he will be top of the list in "my new baby makes" box. I also make toys for the local childrens hospice and I'm sure he will be a hit. You can have so much fun creating him in all sorts of colours that will give him a different look each time. Once again thank you Emma, loveall your work.

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  157. Thank you for such a great pattern. It works up so easy. I love the fact that you can use up some scraps or make it up as you go. I'm making one for a special little girl, but I see more in my future to do list. I do have one question, may we sell the finished item?

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