Stretch the Giraffe, from Stacey Trock's Crocheted Softies book
InstructionsI made the neck of my giraffe 5 rows longer than instructed by pattern, as I felt it wasn't long enough. I am happy with the results.
Type of item: Toy
Style: Whimsical, Cute
100% acrylic, Hayfield Bonus DK in 2 constrasting colours (lemon and brown). Crochet hook size 3.5 mm.
What was your inspiration?
My youngest sister wanted an amirugumi and I know she loves wild animals, especially lions, but I didn't have patter for a lion, so I felt she'd appreciate the giraffe.
What are you most proud of?
I finished it in 3 afternoons. I felt confident enough to change the pattern slightly to suit my taste (I made a longer neck keeping to the colour changing scheme.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This is a very easy project to make. Don't be afraid about altering it slightly or using different colours, type of yarn or hook size.