Small Crochet Giraffe Free Pattern

Ready to dive into a super cute project? Introducing our latest obsession: our small crochet giraffe pattern! Picture this – a palm-sized 4-inch giraffe, perfect for pretend play or even cute decor. Grab your yarn and a hook, and you’re on your way! This pattern is part of our Kozu Palm Pets series of small crochet animals and he’s super cute!

But wait, there’s a twist! Swap out the yarn for that cozy blanket yarn, and boom – your giraffe now stands tall at a whopping 12.5 inches! 😲 Or try velvet yarn and you get a soft little giraffe. Imagine the possibilities! The best part? You can whip up this little guy in just a couple of hours – it really is that easy and totally beginner-friendly.

Join me as we unravel the magic together. Let’s make this adorable crochet journey one to remember. Are you in? Let’s get hooking!

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small crochet giraffe with velvet yarn

About this Small Giraffe Crochet Pattern

Like all the little animals in our Kozu Palm Pets series, this small giraffe is a low sew amigurumi pattern. The body is similar to all the other little animals in the series, except the neck is slighly longer (it is, after all, a giraffe!).

This giraffe is a little over 4 inches tall using DK yarn and a 2.57 mm crochet hook. However, using velvet yarn, it turned out to be just over 6 inches tall and with super bulky blanket yarn, it was twelve inches of giraffe-y cuteness! The only challenge with this small giraffe is figuring out how to stop making more! haha.

It takes just a couple of hours to crochet this small giraffe stuffed toy. So it’s perfect for a quick project in front of the TV at night – or for a last-minute gift.

Crochet Giraffe Free Pattern

This pattern is for your personal use only and cannot be sold, copied, or reproduced in any way without permission from the designers. You may sell finished objects made from this pattern in small quantities but please give credit to chaicoffeecrochet.com as the pattern designer.

Tools and Supplies that You Will Need

  • Yarn: You need a very small amount of yarn in orange, brown, and beige
  • 2.75 mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Polyfill stuffing
  • Two pairs of 7 mm safety eyes

Stitches That you Will Need to Use and Abbreviations

This pattern is written in US terms and crocheted in continuous rounds unless specified otherwise.

Sl st: slip stitch

SC: single crochet

INV DEC: invisible decrease

INC: two SC in the same stitch

BLO: back loops only

Finished size: Approximately 4 inches tall, using DK yarn and a 2.75mm hook.

How to Crochet a Giraffe

Arms (make 2)

Do not stuff

Begin with brown

Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle (6)

Change to orange

Round 2-6 (5 rounds):  SC around (6)

Pinch the two ends of the arm together, chain one, and 3 SC through both sides to close the arm. See tutorial on how to close the arms. Fasten off.

Legs

Begin with brown

Stuff the legs lightly as you go.

Round 1: 4 SC into a magic circle (4)

Round 2: INC in each stitch (8)

Change to orange

Round 3: SC around in BLO (8)

Round 4: SC around (8)

Fasten off. Make sure that you’ve pulled the magic circle tight so that stuffing doesn’t escape from it.

Repeat rounds 1-4 for the second leg but don’t fasten off.

Body

Stuff as you go. Now we will begin joining the legs

Round 5: Chain 2 and SC in the next unworked stitch of the first leg. Place a stitch marker in this stitch to mark the start of your round. SC in the remaining 7 stitches of the first leg until you reach the chain, SC in each of the 2 chains, SC in the 8 stitches of the next leg, and SC on the other side of each of the two chains until you reach your stitch marker. (20)

Round 6-10 (5 rounds): SC around (20)

Round 11:(8 SC, INV DEC) twice (18)

Round 12: SC around (18)

During the next round (Round 13), you will crochet the arms into your giraffe on either side of the body by crocheting through both the body and the arm. See the tutorial on how to crochet in parts to amigurumi.

Round 13: SC around (18)

Round 14: (SC, INV DEC) six times (12)

Round 15-16 (2 rounds): SC around (12)

Head

Round 17: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 18: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 19: (3 SC, INC) six times (30)

Round 20-26 (7 rounds): SC around (30)

If you’re using safety eyes, insert them between Rounds 21 and 22, seven stitches apart. Ensure that you have stuffed the body well, especially the neck.

crochet giraffe body

Round 27: (3 SC, INV DEC) six times (24)

Round 28: (2 SC, INV DEC) six times (18)

Round 29: (SC, INV DEC) six times (12)

Ensure that you have stuffed the head well.

Round 30: INV DEC six times (6)

Fasten off and leave a tail. Insert the needle in front loop of each stitch and pull tight to close.

Muzzle

Using beige

Round 1: Chain 5. Starting in the second chain from the hook, 3 SC, 3 SC in the next chain as your work turns. Now continue on the other side of the chain. 2 SC and INC in the last chain (10)

Round 2: SC around (10)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Stuff the muzzle lightly and sew it onto your giraffe between Rounds 20 and 22.

Ears (make 2)

giraffe ears

Do not stuff

Using orange

Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle (6)

Round 2: (SC, INC) three times (9)

Round 3: SC around (9)

Round 4: (SC, INV DEC) three times (6)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Insert the needle in front loop of each stitch and pull tight to close. Sew the ears between Rounds 5 and 6 from the top.

Ossicones (make two)

giraffe ossicones

Begin with brown

Round 1: 5 SC into a magic circle (5)

Round 2: INC in each stitch (10)

Round 3: SC around (10)

Stuff the top of the ossicones lightly.

Change to orange

Round 4: INV DEC five times (5)

Round 5-6 (2 rounds): SC around (5)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.  Sew the ossicones onto the head of your giraffe between Rounds 3 and 4 from the top.

Tail

Using orange

Chain 5. Starting from the second chain on your hook, 4 sl st. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Cut two strands of brown, approximately 3 inches long. Latch them onto the end of the tail. See the tutorial on how to latch hair below. Cut them down to the size that you want them. Sew the tail on between Rounds 6 and 7.

Spots (Make 2)

Using brown

Round 1: 5 SC into a magic circle and sl st to the first SC (5)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the two spots wherever you would like on the front of the body of your giraffe.

small crochet giraffe stuffed animal

Your small crochet giraffe is now complete! If you enjoyed this pattern, don’t miss the rest of our Kozu Palm Pets series of small crochet animals.