A Name for an Amigurumi Giraffe
The Crochet Me 2012 Amigurumi Calendar has been a wonderful project to work on. Each little crocheted creation has won me over with its personality and story. Amigurumi make wonderful gifts for baby showers, children's birthdays, or for the any adult who is a kid at heart. And I have been bitten by the amigurumi bug.
Before 2012 is over, I am planning on making each of the 13 adorable amigurumi who modeled for the Crochet Me 2012 calendar. Amigurumi are also wonderful projects with which to use up leftover yarn.
The first creation finished will be Ellie the Giraffe. My little giraffe is worked in a partial skein of DK weight gold acrylic and worsted weight brown cotton. That is another great benefit to crocheting amigurumi. Because they do not have to fit, you can work them up in whatever size yarn you have available. I used a lighter weight yarn for the main portion of the giraffe than the pattern called for so my finished giraffe is about an inch shorter than the original Ellie.