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DIY Free Crochet Pattern for a Giraffe Baby Rattle

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I am a passionate knitter and crocheter. Recently I have started designing homemade children's toys.

Crochet giraffe baby rattle

Crochet giraffe baby rattle

Skill Level

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

What you need to know: Crochet techniques like magic circle, sc Sc2tog, and changing colors

Necessary Materials

  • Sport baby yarn (Color A (fuchsia); Color B (green); Color C (yellow); Color D (purple); Color E (dark purple).
  • 3,5 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Stitch marker
  • Aluminum Jingle Bell Charms 10 mm

Pattern Notes

  • About the pattern: Work in continuous rounds unless otherwise instructed.
  • Stitch marker: Please use a stitch marker and place it in the first stitch of the round to mark the beginning. After finishing the round, move the marker up to the first stitch of the following round.
  • Gauge: 5sc per inch

Magic Ring for Crochet

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Step 1: Make the Handle

  • Row 1. Using Color B start by making 5 sc in a magic ring (5)
  • Row 2. work 2 sc in each st around (10)
  • Row 3. sc in next st; 2 sc in next st – rep 5 times (15)
  • Row 4. sc in each of next 2 st; 2 sc in next st – rep 5 times (20)
  • Rows 5 - 14. do 20 sc around
  • At this point, start filling the handle with fiberfill. Add 2 jingle bells (refer to photo)
  • Row 15. Work 2 sc, sc2tog – rep 5 times (15)
  • Rows 16 – 25. Do 15 sc around.
  • Fill the handle till the end and set it aside until the head is made and ready to be attached.

Changing Colors

Step 2: Make the Head

  • Row 1. Using Color A start by making 5 sc in a magic ring (5)
  • Row 2. work 2 sc in each st around (10)
  • Row 3. sc in next st; 2 sc in next st – rep 5 times (15)
  • Row 4. sc in each of next 2 st; 2 sc in next st – rep 5 times (20)
  • Rows 5 - 8. do 20 sc around
  • Change color here.
  • Row 9. Using Color B continue with sc 7; 2sc in each of next 5 st; work 8 sc (25)
  • Row 10. Do 25 sc around
  • Now, using Color C, make two crosses ‘X’ in front.
  • Start filling the head with fiberfill. Add two jingle bells inside the fiberfill.
  • Rows 11 – 15. Do 25 sc around.
  • At this point, using Color E, make the eyes.
  • Row 16. sc in each of next 3 st; sc2tog – rep 5 times (20)
  • Row 17. sc in each of next 2 st; sc2tog – rep 5 times (15).
  • Row 18. sc 1, sc2tog – rep 5 times (10)
  • Row 19. Sc2tog – rep 5 times (5)
  • Row 20. Sc2tog till the end.
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Step 3: Make the Ears

  • Row 1. using Color D start by making 3 sc in a magic ring (3)
  • Row 2. work 2 sc in each st around (6)
  • Row 3. sc in next st; 2 sc in next st – rep 3 times (9)
  • Row 4. sc in next 2 st; 2 sc in next st – rep 3 times (12)
  • Row 5. sc in next 3 st; 2 sc in next st – rep 3 times (15)
  • Rows 6 - 10 do 15 sc around
  • Row 11. Sc 3; sc2tog – 3 times (12)
  • Leave a longer tail in order to sew the ear onto the head.
  • Repeat this step for the second ear.

Step 4: Make the Horns

  • Row 1. using Color A start by making 3 sc in a magic ring (3)
  • Row 2. work 2 sc in each st around (6)
  • Change color here.
  • Rows 3 - 7 using Color B continue with 6 sc around.
  • Fill in the horn loosely.
  • Repeat this for the second horn.
  • After the horns are attached and the nose and eyes are made, the final step in order to finish the head is to attach the ears. Before attaching the ears, you need to take an ear, fold it and sew two edges together with a yarn needle.
  • Now simply sew the horns onto the head.
  • Attach the handle onto the body.
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Before attaching the ears, you need to take an ear, fold it and sew two edges together with a yarn needle.

Before attaching the ears, you need to take an ear, fold it and sew two edges together with a yarn needle.

Sew the two edges of the ear together with a yarn needle.

Sew the two edges of the ear together with a yarn needle.

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Step 5: Make the Patches

  • To finish, make a couple of patches and attach them to the body.
  • Patches are made using Color D:
  • Row 1. Make 3 sc in a magic ring (3)
  • Row 2. work 2 sc in each st around (6). Tie off. Leave a longer tail in order to sew it on.

And there you go. Your pretty giraffe rattle is done!

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Happy Crocheting!

This is an original pattern that I created. All of my patterns are a mixture of creativity, love and more than two decades of experience in knitting and crocheting. I do this for living, so please do not reproduce this pattern or distribute it in any way. However, feel free to make this giraffe baby rattle for gifts or for sale, as you wish.

Comments

Gail cross on June 30, 2018:

Thank you for sharing xx

Donna Simpson on June 19, 2018:

I love making toys and find your rattle very cute. I plan to make some for all the babies in my life. Thank you for the pattern.

Annamaria on February 22, 2017:

Thanks a lot for sharing!!! I love this and made a few already as gifts! Babies and parents both love it!:) may I ask you if I can translate the pattern and send it to some Hungarian fellow chrocheters who don't speak English but absolutely love this pattern? It only would be a translation. I would add a link to your original pattern and a note that it is your pattern, I only translated it. I hope it's okay for you! Thanks!

Deb on December 16, 2016:

Hi there

Is the wool for the giraffe rattled an 8 ply?

Cheers

Deb

arzillo on May 29, 2016:

I would crochet around a plastic easter egg and then you could stuff it with any material to make it quiet or loud.

Larry Rankin from Oklahoma on August 04, 2015:

Cool design.

Lejla M.S. (author) from Bosnia and Herzegovina on September 02, 2014:

Thank you so much. Comments lile yours are my inspiration to continue creating.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on September 02, 2014:

What an adorable giraffe! I've never had the patience to knit, but this inspires me to give it another try, thank you for sharing.