Red Heart Super Saver Georgie the Giraffe

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by Nancy Anderson, Red Heart

Red Heart Super Saver Georgie the Giraffe

Red Heart Super Saver Georgie the Giraffe will be wonderful company on the safari! The spots are simple embroidered accents - no color changes are required! Consider making all the entire safari of animals available on A.C. Moore's website!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 22 sts and 20 rows in Stockinette stich (about 4 inch) to make this giraffe that measures approximately 7-1/2 inch tall. If the hooks and needles listed under supplies do not work, use the sizes that allows you to obtain the required gauge. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Special abbreviations: mm - millimeter increase - knit into the front and the back of the next stitch (1 stitch increase) Note: Body components are worked together separately and are sewn together using cast on and bind off ends.
  • 2
    Head: With Bright Yellow, cast on 6 sts, leaving a long end for sewing. Join, being careful that sts are not twisted, and begin working in the round. Place marker for beginning of round. Round 1 (Right side): Work Increase around: 12 sts. Round 2: (K1, work Increase) around: 18 sts. Round 3: (K2, work Increase) around: 24 sts. Round 4: (K3, work Increase) around: 30 sts. Rounds 5-11: Knit around. Round 12: (K3, K2tog) around: 24 sts. Round 13: Knit around. Round 14: (K2, K2tog) around: 18 sts. Rounds 15-20: Knit around. Begin stuffing Head firmly with poly-fil as Rounds 21-24 are worked. Round 21: (K1, K2tog) around: 12 sts. Round 22: Knit around. Round 23: (K1, K2tog) around: 8 sts. Round 24: K2tog around: 4 sts. Cut yarn, leaving a 12 inch end. Thread yarn needle with the end and weave through remaining stitches, draw up firmly; fasten securely.
  • 3
    Body: With Bright Yellow, cast on 14 sts, leaving a long end for sewing. Join, being careful that sts are not twisted, and begin working in the round. Place marker for beginning of round. Round 1 (Right side): Knit around. Rounds 2-11: Knit around. Round 12: Work Increase around: 28 sts. Round 13: (K3, work Increase) around: 35 sts. Rounds 14-26: Knit around. Round 27: (K3, K2tog) around: 28 sts. Begin stuffing Body firmly with poly-fil as Rounds 28-30 are worked. Round 28: (K2, K2tog) around: 21 sts. Round 29: (K1, K2tog) around: 14 sts. Round 30: K2tog around: 7 sts. Cut yarn, leaving a 12 inch end. Thread yarn needle with the end and weave through remaining stitches, draw up firmly; fasten securely.
  • 4
    Legs (Make 4): With Bright Yellow, cast on 10 sts, leaving a long end for sewing. Join, being careful that sts are not twisted, and begin working in the round. Place marker for beginning of round. Round 1 (Right side): Knit around. Rounds 2-17: Knit around. Begin stuffing Leg with poly-fil as Rounds 18 and 19 are worked. Round 18: K1, (K2tog, K1) around: 7 sts. Round 19: K1, (K2tog, K1) around: 5 sts. Cut yarn, leaving a 10 inch end. Thread yarn needle with the end and weave through remaining stitches, draw up firmly; fasten securely.
  • 5
    Ears (Make 2): With Bright Yellow, cast on 6 sts, leaving a long end for sewing. Join, being careful that sts are not twisted, and begin working in the round. Place marker for beginning of round. Round 1 (Right side): Knit around. Rounds 2-5: Knit around. Round 6: K2tog, K2, K2tog: 4 sts. Round 7: Knit around. Cut yarn, leaving an 8 inch end. Thread yarn needle with the end and weave through remaining stitches, draw up firmly; fasten securely.
  • 6
    Tail: With Bright Yellow, cast on 2 sts. Row 1 (Right side): Knit across, slide sts to opposite end of needle, do not turn. Rows 2-5: Repeat Row 1. Cut yarn, leaving an 8 inch end. Thread yarn needle with the end and weave through remaining stitches, draw up firmly; fasten securely.
  • 7
    Horns (Make 2): With 10 yards of Buff, cast on 2 sts. Row 1 (Right side): Knit across, slide sts to opposite end of needle, do not turn. Rows 2-5: Repeat Row 1. Cut yarn, leaving an 8 inch end. Thread yarn needle with the end and weave through remaining stitches, draw up firmly; fasten securely.
  • 8
    Mane: With 10 yards of Coffee, cast on 22 sts. Bind off all sts in knit, leaving a 10 inch end for sewing. Trim off excess.
  • 9
    Finishing: Using photo as a guide and threading yarn needle with long cast on and bind off ends, assemble Giraffe. Sew Head, Legs and Tail to Body. Sew Ears and Horns to Head. Using crochet hook, weave two, 4 inch lengths of Coffee in end of Tail to form tassel. Using crochet hook, weave ten, 4 inch lengths of Coffee in down length of Mane. Using photo as a guide and threading yarn needle with long cast on and bind off ends, sew Mane to Head. Using photo as a guide and threading yarn needle with a 12 inch strand of Black thread and embroidery needle, embroider spots on Body, and Eyes and Nose on Head.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Bright Yellow 104212445
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Buff 104212454
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Coffee 104212472
  • Susan Bates Double Point Knitting Needles Silvalume 4 pc. 3.75 mm 5 US 104236213
  • Susan Bates Aluminum Silvalume Crochet Hook 3.75 mm F5 US 104236318
  • Susan Bates Split Lock Stitch Count Markers 104236460
  • Fairfield Processing Poly-fil Fiber 32 oz. 104238553
  • Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP All Purpose Thread 250 yard Black 104498366
  • Embroidery Needle
  • Yarn Needle
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