Giraffe Security Blanket Crochet Pattern
Security Blanket

Giraffe Security Blanket (free pattern)

It’s been a while since I’ve written or shared a free pattern. I’m feeling a little guilty about it as I know I’ve created lots of little gems to share over the past few months but I either didn’t write notes as I was making them (rookie mistake) or haven’t had the time to write them. Here’s hoping the summer can bring some time inspiration back with some new lovely patterns.

I’ve seen a few things similar to this on the internet, but they were not how I wanted it to look, in the end I did a comination of a couple of patterns that I liked the look of. Please note that I didn’t write this pattern, I have just put together parts of different patterns to make this lovey, which my husband thinks looks like a squashed giraffe.

What you need

  • Crochet hook: 4.0mm
  • 6mm safety eyes
  • Stitch marker
  • Stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • Yellow and orange (or brown) yarn

Pattern

This pattern is written in US crochet notations.

Giraffe head

The pattern for the giraffe head is ZieZo Dutch Design’s Gigi Giraf. Use a 4.0mm hook, use the yellow for the head and ears and the orange (or brown) for the horns. I used 6mm safety eyes for this, but it depends on how big your head ends up.  If you want to make your head smaller, use a 3.5mm hook instead.

Giraffe legs

  1. Using the same size hook as you did for the head, in orange (or brown), 6 sc in magic circle (6)
  2. SC all around (6)
  3. SC all around (6)
  4. SC all around (6)
  5. Change to yellow, SC all around (6)
  6. SC all around, keep going until the leg is as long as you want

Blanket

The pattern for the blanket is Melinda Miller’s Stained Glass Afgan Square.

Use a 4.0mm hook, colour A is the yellow DK yarn and colour B is the orange  (or brown) DK yarn.

Make the starting chain 47 sts long, which is one more repeat section than in the original pattern. If you want a bigger square, add an extra sts in multiples of 12 to the starting chain.

Follow the pattern until you have a square. SC around the outside of the square, then work crab stitch around as a border.

Sew the head onto the blanket.

 

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