Gendry the crochet giraffe is another collaboration between the talented Anette Bak and myself (although Anette has done all the designing on this one). It is part of our ever-growing Little Zoo Series. Can you guess, by his name, which books (and series) I am a big fan of?
The ears, horns, and legs are joined as you go, meaning that there is very little sewing involved. There are, however, a LOT of colour changes!! For that reason (and because it was impossible to photograph each step) we are saying that this pattern is Intermediate to Advanced.
Because of the way his legs are attached he can sit, stand, and lie down with ease, although you will notice that getting him to stand up is a precarious balancing act due to the fact that he is quite front-heavy.
Like with all the other Little Zoo Animals and Amamani, this pattern uses short rows for shaping.
Short rows are just rows that do not begin or end where rows traditionally begin and end. In other words, you work partial rows back and forth to shape the face and neck, and then continue on in rounds again.
It would help immensely if you have made one of the other Little Zoo Animals already, because an understanding of crochet short rows will make this pattern much easier to follow.
I hope you have great fun making your very own Little Zoo Crochet Giraffe.
Gendry the Giraffe
© Anette Bak and Dedri Uys 2015. All Rights Reserved.
Edited by Venetia Smith
10 cm high by 13 cm long (4″ x 5″)
These materials are all listed in the pattern.
- 4 mm Clover Amour hook (US G/6, UK 8)
- Worsted weight yarn (#4) in 2 colours – 40 meters in total. I have used Deborah Norville Everyday Worsted Weight Yarn in Baby Yellow and Terracotta – available from Annie’s.
- A piece of scrap yarn in black for the eyes
- Yarn Needle
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Our Brilliant Testers:
- Lesley Lord
- Tess McDonald
- Jill Delorey Constantine
- Brittany Umbaugh
- Shireen Ng (from Buddy Companions)
- Kiley Jones
- Pam Perkins
If you like Gendry, and would like to make him some buddies, you can find the rest of the Little Zoo Animals below (as well as some other related patterns).
More Little Zoo Animals (Free Patterns)
- Meimei the Baby Elephant
- Rupert the Rhinoceros
- Napolion the Baby Lion
- Collin the Crocodile
- Zoe the Zebra
- Shorn the Sheep
Related Patterns (Free)
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Def cuties I have seen, haven’t made any ami for a year but just might have to try this sooo sweet and yes thanks for free Pattern.
Dedri Uys says
I’m glad you like him!
Gendry is so cute! Thank you, ladies, for the adorable free patterns. Thus far I have made all the zoo animals except Gendry and Shorn….. But I am going to have to! And in case anyone is interested, I have made these critters in embroidery thread (I like to miniaturize, sometimes)…. And they turned out great. Thanks again!
Dedri Uys says
Ashley, I would love to see your miniature menagerie :)
Amazing!!! Thanks so much for another free pattern, Anette & Dedri, your Little Zoo Animals are the best!
Dedri, you CAL blanket design is very beautiful. The crocheter in me grows restless every time I see a Sophie’s Universe… Each one is different in a great way. :D Congrats on getting your husband “Hooked”! That will be a goal when my time comes… ;)