I suggest you tie a cute and very simple giraffe to perform. Its bright, “sunny” color will pleasantly dilute the series of gray everyday life and will undoubtedly delight everyone to whom it catches your eye.
For work you will need:
White yarn for the muzzle, brown for embroidery stains, black for hooves, horns and ponytails, as well as the main yarn from which you will knit your giraffe (it can be yellow, orange or even light brown). Optionally, you can use wire for the frame, beads or beads for the eyes. In addition, you will need a filler for toys.
Vp – air loop
SS – connecting column
Sbn – single crochet
Increase – you need to knit 2 single crochet in one loop.
Decrease – you need to knit 2 SC together.
Row 1: 2 VP, knit 6 sb in the 2nd loop from the hook (6 loops in a row)
Row 2: make 6 increases (12)
Row 3: (sb, increase) knit in a circle (18)
Row 4: (2 sc, increase) knit in a circle (24)
Row 5-6: knit sb in a circle (24)
Row 7: (6 sb, decrease) knit in a circle (21)
Row 8: (5 sc, decrease) knit in a circle (18)
Row 9: (4 sc, decrease) knit in a circle (15)
Row 10: knit sbn in a circle (15)
Row 11-17: decrease, sbn to the end of the row. In each row, the number of loops will decrease by one; at the end of the 17th row, 8 loops should be obtained.
Row 1: tie a chain of 6 air loops
Row 2: in the 2nd loop from the hook, knit sbn and ssn, then tie 3 ssn, in the next loop knit ssn and 2 ssn. Knitting further will need to be turned and continued from the back of the chain: sbn and pssn in the next loop, 3 ssn, pssn and 2 sbn in the last loop (16)
Row 3: knit the whole row with single crochet (16)
Start knitting with black (dark brown) thread:
Row 1: 2 VP, knit 6 sb in the 2nd loop from the hook (6)
Row 2: make 6 increases (12)
Row 3: knit sbn in a circle (12), knitting the last loop, attach the thread of the main color
Row 4-8: knit sb in a circle (12)
To continue work, you will need to sew all 4 legs together with a needle. For convenience, they can be slightly stuffed with filler. In each row of legs there are 12 loops; you need to stitch 3 loops on one side, i.e. 6 loops of the last, 3rd row should remain free.
Crochet continues: attach the thread to the middle of any leg and knit the body further.
Row 1 : on each leg there are 6 free loops left, total 24 loops. By the end of the 1st row of loops there should be 30, therefore, 6 increments should be made evenly and it is best to do them at the joints of the legs (30). For further, correct arrangement of the body parts of the giraffe, you need to move the beginning of the row (to knit, if necessary , additional sbn) so that it is located in the middle of the leg.
Row 2: knit sbn in a circle (30) Next it will knit bulged for the priests.
Row 3: increase, 21 sb, increase, 3 sb, increase, 3 sb (33)
Row 4-5: knit sb in a circle (33)
Row 6: 23 sb, 5 decreases (28)
Row 7: (sb, decrease) repeat 9 times (19) In this place, if necessary, place the neck frame. Make a wide, body-sized loop, with one end of the wire raised up. Place the packing on top.
Row 8: 15 sbn, 2 decreases (17) Now you need to make a tail. To do this, stretch, as shown in the photo, 6 threads through the loop on the body and tie a pigtail out of them. Next begins the knitting of the neck:
Row 9: 13 sb, 2 decreases (15)
Row 10: knit sb in a circle (15)
Row 11: decrease, 13 sb (14)
Row 12: knit sbn in a circle (14)
Row 13-18: decrease, sbn to the end of the row. At the end of the 18th row, 8 loops should remain.
With a white thread, tie 2 VP and 6 SBN into the 2nd loop from the hook. In the 2nd row, make 6 increments of up to 12 loops in a row. Rows 3, 4 and 5 are knitted in a circle, 12 loops in each row.
Assembly and design
Giraffe, if desired, can make horns: tie 6 VP, and then, in the first loop from the hook, 6 SBN, then, until the end of the chain, knit the connecting posts. Sew horns, ears to your head, shape your eyes, eyebrows and sew a nose to your head. On the nose you can embroider nostrils, mouth, in general, arrange the toy according to your desire. Do not forget to decorate the giraffe with specks and at the end sew on his head.