|Baby Gift for my soon-to-be niece!|
|Close up of Pattern 373 and the baby booties I made.|
Then I found this pin on Pinterest for a crocheted giraffe. I had to make this for my niece since I knew her parents were going for a animal/african themed baby room. I realized early on that I would need a safety pin to mark where each round started since otherwise I would find that I'd lost my place. I did notice a few issues with this pattern, but any experienced crocheter could figure out how to handle these problems. The pattern was nice enough to tell me how many stitches each round should be, but I did notice in a few instances that the number counts were incorrect. The pattern also didn't tell me how to make the eyes, but I just made 4ch and then sc into those and created little balls for each of the eyes. I'm sure you could use buttons if you didn't feel comfortable making them. This pattern also failed to explain how to assemble, but one can make the correct assumptions as to where to put the legs, arms, head, horns, ears etc by looking at the pictures on the pattern page. If I were to make this pattern again I would definitely try adding some pipe cleaner in the neck, since the finished project is top heavy. However this just gives my gift a little character as he's the Eeyore of giraffes! Overall I was quite thrilled with the finished project and yesterday my brother and sister-in-law loved it at their shower.
|Don't you want to make one?|
|They said this was a bit tedious, but definitely worth it!|