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Giraffe Soft Toy Knitting Pattern Knitting Pattern

Giraffe Soft Toy Knitting Pattern

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Val Pierce

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 6 / 4.0mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type


  • Techniques


    Basic Shaping, Stocking Stitch

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What you need to know

Learn the basics of toymaking with Val Pierce's knitted giraffe toy pattern.

Whether you're a lover of soft toys or not, you simply cannot deny how utterly adorable Dennis is -with his gawky posture and warm personality. Designed by our resident toy expert Val Pierce, this cheery giraffe pattern is knitted with cost-effective baby yarn - ideal for the little darlings who insist on keeping his company through mucky tea parties and puddle splashing. Dennis is a surprisingly quick and simple knit, and makes a jolly companion for children and adults alike.

What do I need?

Yarn: Sirdar Snuggly DK, shade 426 Gold, two 50g balls, shade 446 Rice Pud, 200 Choco, one 50g ball of each, oddments of black DK
Needles: 4mm
Safety stuffing


30cm tall when sitting

Top knit tip

Toys are generally quite a simple knit as they are mostly in stocking stitch, the tricky part comes when you come to place the facial features. The positioning of the eyes, and the shape of the mouth help to give a character personality – and decide whether your toy looks realistic or not. Eyes are usually positioned half way between the top of the forehead, and the bottom of the chin (depending on your character) – but the key is to make sure everything is level, and evenly stuffed.

Meet the designer

Designer Val Pierce is best known for her adorable toy patterns. If you loved making this pattern, then why not make Val's toy mouse next? You can find even more toy designs from Val Pierce here.

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Techniques: Basic Shaping, Stocking Stitch

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