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Brighten up your day and knit Ella Austin's friendly giraffe toy

What you need...
  • Yarn: Yellow, light pink, dark pink, blue, grey
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stuffing
  • Two 12mm black buttons
instructions
  1. Head and Body - Using 3.75mm needles and Bright Yellow cast on nine sts
    Row 1 and every odd-numbered row: p
    Row 2: (kfb) to last st, k1. 17 sts
    Row 4: (k1, kfb) to last st, k1. 25 sts
    Row 6: (k2, kfb) to last st, k1. 33 sts
    Row 8: k
    Row 10: (k3, kfb) to last st, k1. 41 sts
    Rows 11-25: starting with a p row work in st st
    Row 26: (k2, k2tog) to last st, k1. 31 sts
    Row 27 and every odd-numbered row: p
    Row 28: (k2tog) to last st, k1. 16 sts
    Row 30: k
    Row 32: (k4, kfb) to last st, k1. 19 sts
    Rows 33-37: starting with a p row work in st st
    Row 38: (k5, kfb) to last st, k1. 22 sts
    Rows 39-43: starting with a p row work in st st
    Row 44: (k6, kfb) to last st, k1. 25 sts
    Rows 45-47: rep Rows 29-31
    Row 48: (k3, kfb) to last st, k1. 31 sts
    Row 49: p
    Row 50: k
    Row 51: (k4, kfb) to last st, k1. 37 sts
    Rows 52-58: starting with a p row work in st st
    Row 59: (k2, k2tog) to last st, k1. 28 sts
    Row 60: p
    Row 61: (k1, k2tog) to last st, k1. 19 sts
    Row 62: p
    Row 63: (k2tog) to last st, k1. Ten sts
    Cut yarn leaving a long tail, thread tail onto tapestry needle and thread through rem sts, fasten off

  2. Ear - Make two
    Using 3.75mm needles and Bright Yellow cast on three sts
    Rows 1-2: k
    Row 3: (kfb) twice, k1. Five sts
    Rows 4-11: k
    Row 12: skpo, k1, k2tog. Three sts
    Row 13: k
    Row 14: sl 1, k2tog, psso. One st
    Cut yarn leaving a long tail, thread tail onto tapestry needle and thread through rem sts, fasten off

  3. Nose - Using 3.75mm needles and Morning Grey cast on 25 sts
    Rows 1-4: starting with a k row work in st st
    Row 5: (k1, k2tog) to last st, k1. 17 sts
    Row 6: p Cast off

  4. Arm - Make two
    Using 3.75mm needles and Pink Sunrise cast on eight sts
    Rows 1-4: starting with a k row work in st st
    Row 5: kfb, k to last two sts, kfb, k1. Ten sts
    Note: change to Azure Blue after Row 10
    Rows 6-12: starting with a p row work in st st
    Row 13: rep Row 5. 12 sts
    Row 14: p
    Row 15: (k2tog) to end. Six sts
    Cut yarn leaving a long tail, thread tail onto tapestry needle and thread through rem sts, fasten off

  5. Leg - Make two
    Using 3.75mm needles and Pink Sunrise cast on eight sts
    Rows 1-10: rep Rows 1-10 of Arm. Ten sts
    Row 11: rep Row 5 of Arm. 12 sts
    Note: change to Azure Blue after Row 16
    Rows 12-18: starting with a p row work in st st
    Row 19: rep Row 5 of Arm. 14 sts
    Rows 20-22: starting with a p row work in st st
    Row 23: (k2tog) to end. Seven sts
    Cut yarn leaving a long tail, thread tail onto tapestry needle and thread through rem sts, fasten off

  6. Spot and Horn - Spot
    Make three
    Using 3.75mm needles and Fuchsia Rays cast on three sts
    Row 1: k
    Row 2: (kfb) twice, k1. Five sts
    Rows 3-5: k
    Row 6: skpo, k1, k2tog. Three sts
    Cast off

    Horn
    Make two
    Using 3.75mm needles and Bright Yellow cast on five sts
    Row 1: k
    Row 2: p Change to Azure Blue
    Rows 3-4: k
    Row 5: (k1, kfb) twice, k1. Seven sts
    Row 6: k
    Row 7: (k2tog) to last st, k1. Four sts
    Cut yarn leaving a long tail, thread tail onto tapestry needle and thread through rem sts, fasten off

  7. To Make Up - Seam back of Head and Body, stuffing as you go. Seam front of Nose (cast-off edge) and side of Nose, then stuff and attach to front of face. Embroider nostrils using Azure Blue. Sew on two buttons for eyes. Fold Ears in half along cast-on edge and sew tog. Sew to Head. Seam backs of Horns and sew to Head. Seam Arms and stuff lightly. Sew to Body. Seam Legs and stuff lightly, then sew to Body. Sew Spots to Body. Weave in all ends

 
 
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