Like many other suckers, I’ve been watching April the Giraffe for the past 2 days waiting for her to give birth. In the mean time I found this incredibly cute knitted giraffe pattern by Fluff and Fuzz.
The giraffe (and his zebra friend) is worked flat on a pair of US 4 (3.5mm) straight knitting needles, though personally I do all my knitting on circulars, even when the pattern calls for straights. Yes, this does mean there is a bit of seaming at the end, but you will totally survive, I promise! The pattern requires a few intermediate skills like knitting stripes, increases, and decreases. The finished plushies stand 34cm tall.
Ready to make yours? Here’s the supply list:
- Gerry Giraffe and Ziggy Zebra Toy pattern by Fluff and Fuzz
- DK yarn in orange, yellow, and cream (for giraffe) or black, white, and grey (for zebra)
- Stitch holder
- Polyfill stuffing
- Safety eyes or buttons
- US 4 / 3.5mm knitting needles (straight or circular)