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Georgie the Giraffe

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Coats & Clark
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Red Heart® Super Saver®:
    1 skein of Bright Yellow A
    10 yards of Buff B
    10 yards of Cafe C
  • Susan Bates® Double Pointed Knitting Needles: Size 5
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: F-5
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle
  • Fiberfill
  • Black embroidery thread
  • Embroidery needle

DIRECTIONS:

GAUGE: 22 sts = 4", 20 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Red Heart® Super Saver®, available in solid color 7 oz, 364 yd; multicolor, heather & print 5 oz, 244 yd; flecks 5 oz, 260 yd skeins.


Special Stitches
Increase –
Knit into the front and the back of the next stitch (1 stitch increase).

Notes:
Body components are worked separately and are sewn together using cast on and bind off ends.

GIRAFFE
Head
With A, cast on 6 sts, leaving a long end for sewing. Join, being careful that sts are not twisted, and begin working in the round. Place marker for beginning of round.
Round 1 (Right side): Work Increase around: 12 sts.
Round 2: (K1, work Increase) around: 18 sts.
Round 3: (K2, work Increase) around: 24 sts.
Round 4: (K3, work Increase) around: 30 sts.
Rounds 5-11: Knit around.
Round 12: (K3, K2tog) around: 24 sts.
Round 13: Knit around.
Round 14: (K2, K2tog) around: 18 sts.
Rounds 15-20: Knit around.
Begin stuffing Head firmly with fiberfill as Rounds 21-24 are worked.
Round 21: (K1, K2tog) around: 12 sts.
Round 22: Knit around.
Round 23: (K1, K2tog) around: 8 sts.
Round 24: K2tog around: 4 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a 12" end. Thread yarn needle with the end and weave through remaining stitches, draw up firmly; fasten securely.

Body
With A, cast on 14 sts, leaving a long end for sewing. Join, being careful that sts are not twisted, and begin working in the round. Place marker for beginning of round.
Round 1 (Right side): Knit around.
Rounds 2-11: Knit around.
Round 12: Work Increase around: 28 sts.
Round 13: (K3, work Increase) around: 35 sts.
Rounds 14-26: Knit around.
Round 27: (K3, K2tog) around: 28 sts.
Begin stuffing Body firmly with fiberfill as Rounds 28-30 are worked.
Round 28: (K2, K2tog) around: 21 sts.
Round 29: (K1, K2tog) around: 14 sts.
Round 30: K2tog around: 7 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a 12" end. Thread yarn needle with the end and weave through remaining stitches, draw up firmly; fasten securely.

Legs (Make 4)
With A, cast on 10 sts, leaving a long end for sewing. Join, being careful that sts are not twisted, and begin working in the round. Place marker for beginning of round.
Round 1 (Right side): Knit around.
Rounds 2-17: Knit around.
Begin stuffing Leg with fiberfill as Rounds 18 and 19 are worked.
Round 18: K1, (K2tog, K1) around: 7 sts.
Round 19: K1, (K2tog, K1) around: 5 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a 10" end. Thread yarn needle with the end and weave through remaining stitches, draw up firmly; fasten securely.

Ears (Make 2)
With A, cast on 6 sts, leaving a long end for sewing. Join, being careful that sts are not twisted, and begin working in the round. Place marker for beginning of round.
Round 1 (Right side): Knit around.
Rounds 2-5: Knit around.
Round 6: K2tog, K2, K2tog: 4 sts.
Round 7: Knit around.
Cut yarn, leaving a 8" end. Thread yarn needle with the end and weave through remaining stitches, draw up firmly; fasten securely.

Tail
With A, cast on 2 sts.
Row 1 (Right side): Knit across, slide sts to opposite end of needle, do not turn.
Rows 2-5: Repeat Row 1.
Cut yarn, leaving a 8" end. Thread yarn needle with the end and weave through remaining stitches, draw up firmly; fasten securely.

Horns (Make 2)
With B, cast on 2 sts.
Row 1 (Right side): Knit across, slide sts to opposite end of needle, do not turn.
Rows 2-5: Repeat Row 1.
Cut yarn, leaving a 8" end. Thread yarn needle with the end and weave through remaining stitches, draw up firmly; fasten securely.

Mane
With C, cast on 22 sts.
Bind off all sts in knit, leaving a 10" end for sewing.

FINISHING
Using photo as a guide and threading yarn needle with long cast on and bind off ends, assemble Giraffe. Sew Head, Legs and Tail to Body. Sew Ears and Horns to Head.
Using crochet hook, weave 2, 4" lengths of C in end of Tail to form tassel.
Using crochet hook, weave 10, 4" lengths of C in down length of Mane.
Using photo as a guide and threading yarn needle with long cast on and bind off ends, sew Mane to Head.
Using photo as a guide and threading yarn needle with a 12" length of C or embroidery floss and embroidery needle, embroider spots on Body, and Eyes and Nose on Head.

Finished Size 7-1/2" tall

ABBREVIATIONS
K
= knit; mm = millimeter; P = purl; st(s) = stitch(es); tog = together; ( ) = follow instructions in parentheses as indicated.

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