Giraffe Wolly

Giraffe Wolly

GIRAFFE WOLLY

Happy February to all. Again with a new rag doll which I am really in love. I was wondering how it will be but in the end I am satisfied with the result. I hope all of you enjoy it as much as I do when I was crocheting this little friend.

Materials needed :

  1. Dk weight yarn –
  2. I used  Stylecraft Special DK or :
  3. Paintbox Simply DK
  4. Paintbox Simply DK yarns
  5. Crochet hook size – 3,5mm – US crochet hook size – E
  6. Poly fiber fill for stuffing
  7. Tapestry needle
  8. Scissors

Giraffe Wolly rag doll is made using single crochet stitch. When we incorporate different colors the stitches will be indicated with the letter of the color from the color legend bellow:

Color Legend :

Y –    Yellow     DB – Dark Brown   B – Beige

The doll is made of 18 parts that we will join later with single crochet stitch as our other ragdolls .

Giraffe Wolly doll front body panels .

The doll is made of flat pieces that we will join with single crochet stitch later.

Tips and tricks of the pattern:

  1. Color changing – When you switch colors do it always before you finish your last st of the prev color yarn. Just change color before your last YO of prev st and YO with new color then pull through the hook with the new yarn . Here is example with colors – insert your hook into the last stitch of Colour A. Pull up a loop in Colour A. Then yarn over in Colour B to complete the stitch. Continue with Colour B until you need to switch again.

When you change color make sure that you are dropping the yarn in the back of your panel if you wish you can put a stitch marker of the Right side of the panel or piece of string so you will never wonder which one is the correct side.

  1. Incorporating different colors – You can use fair isle crochet technique when changing colors or you can just pull them from back without cutting yarn. Just be sure that you keep the yarn at the backside of panel. In the pattern when we make the head we will need to work different color stitches of some rows. The whole pattern is made using single crochet stitch so when we incorporate different colors the stitches will be indicated with the letter of the color . For example – “ 6W, 12CR , 6W ” – so it means that you should make first 6 stitches with White color, the next 12 with Cream , and last 6 with White color.When it says “ decW” – it means you should decrease with white color yarn .
  2. Do not forget – Make ch 1 and  turn at the end of each row.

Start with yellow color yarn. Front and back panel are made the same. Legs, Hands, Ears and Antlers are made separately and are joined after the body panels are complite .

Rd 1 : ch 15 , sc  14 ( 14 sts in total )

Rd 2 : inc, sc 12, inc ( 16 sts in total )

Rd 3 : inc, sc 14, inc ( 18 sts in total )

Rd 4 : sc across ( 18 sts in total )

Rd 5 : inc, sc 16, inc ( 20 sts in total )

Rd 6 – 19 : sc across ( 20 sts in total )

Rd 20 : 2 dec, sc 12, 2 dec ( 16 sts in total )

Rd 21 : sc across ( 16 sts in total )

Rd 22 : 2 dec, sc 8, 2 dec ( 12 sts in total )

Rd 23 : dec, sc 8, dec ( 10 sts in total )

Rd 24- 25 : sc across ( 10 sts in total )

Rd 26 : dec, sc 6, dec ( 8 sts in total )

Rd 27- 31 : sc across ( 8 sts in total )

Switch to beige color yarn.

Rd 32 : ch 5, sc 4 along chs, sc 8 BLO along prev row

Rd 33 : ch 5, inc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc 3 along rem chs, sc 11 along prev row, inc in last st.

Rd 34 : inc, sc 16, inc

Rd 35 – 39 : sc across

Rd 40 : dec, sc 16, dec,

Rd 41 : sc across ( 18 sts in total )

Switch to yellow color yarn

Rd 42 : dec, sc 14, dec ( 16 sts in total )

Rd 43 – 48 : sc across ( 16 sts in total )

Rd 49 : dec, sc 12, dec ( 14 sts in total )

Rd 50 : sc across ( 14 sts in total )

Rd 51 : dec, sc 10, dec ( 12 sts in total )

Rd 52 : dec, sc 8 , dec ( 10 sts in total )

Antlers

Rd : 1 ch 4, sc 3 ( 3sts )

Rd 2 – 7 : sc across ( 3sts )

Switch to brown color yarn

Rd 8 : inc, 1 sc, inc ( 5sts )

Rd 9 – 11 : sc across ( 5sts )

Rd 12 : dec, sc 11, dec ( 3sts )

Rd 13 : sc across ( 3sts )

Hands and Legs

Start with brown color yarn

Rd 1 : Ch 4, sc 3

Rd 2 – 10 : sc across

Switch to yellow color yarn

Rd 11- 15 : sc across

Ears

Rd 1 : Ch 4, sc 3 ( 3sts )

Rd 2 : inc, sc 1, inc ( 5sts )

Rd 3 : inc, sc 3, inc ( 7sts )

Rd 4 – 7: sc across ( 7sts )

Rd 8 : dec, sc 3, dec  ( 5sts )

Rd 9 : sc across ( 5sts )

Rd 10 : dec, sc, dec ( 3sts )

Rd 11 : sc across ( 3sts )

Rd 12 : dec, sc ( 2sts )

Rd 13 : dec

Brown dots Make as many as you wish

Small dots

Start with magic circle and secure with sl.st to form a ring. Make 6 sc into the ring, join with sl.st to the first sc. End. Leave a tale for sewing

Big dots

Start with magic circle and secure with sl st to form a ring. Make 8 hdc into the ring, join with sl.st to the first hdc. End. Leave a tale for sewing.

Assembling pieces together. It doesn’t matter where you will start assembling  .

When you join two body panels make sure that the right side of front panel is facing you while you are crocheting with single crochet stitch around .

As you crochet along the outside, you will need to switch colors where appropriate. When switching colors, insert your hook into the last stitch of Color A. Pull up a loop in Color A. Then yarn over in Color B to complete the stitch. Continue with Color B until you need to switch again.

Stuffing – Stuff the toy when you crochet along . When you go around the leg with sc fill it.

 

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