When you think about a safari themed nursery, one of the first animals you may think of is the giraffe. Giraffes are wonderful animals that can spur a child’s imagination. If you are looking for a fun project, work up some of these giraffe knitting patterns.
Below are 16 giraffe knitting patterns. There are fun plush dolls as well as hats, blankets, sweaters, and washcloths.
1. Gerry Giraffe and Ziggy Zebra Toy Knitting Patterns by fluffandfuzz
Use this knitting pattern to make 2 stuffed toys. Gerry Giraffe and Ziggy Zebra are best friends that want to live with you.
Completed, Gerry will measure 13.39 inches (34 cm) tall and Ziggy 12.99 inches (33 cm) tall. All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight single-pointed knitting needles. You will need to know cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, changing colours, and sewing seams.
2. Red Heart Georgie Free Giraffe Knitting Pattern by Yarnspirations
Are you looking for a plush giraffe for a safari themed nursery? This gorgeous Georgie would make a wonderful addition.
This free giraffe knitting pattern is beginner-friendly. The spots are simple embroidered accents. There are no colour changes required.
3. DIY Knitted Giraffe Pattern by TwoSistersTeddyBear
Here is a cute, cuddly, and totally adorable giraffe. Kids will love snuggling with this plush toy.
This giraffe knitting pattern is suitable for intermediate level knitters. You will need to have an understanding of basic stitches, standard knitting terms, short rows, and colourwork.
The giraffe is knit flat and sewn together using a mattress stitch. The finished giraffe will measure approximately 12 inches (30 cm) from the top of its head to the bottom of its bum.
4. Georgy the Giraffe Jumper by PizpawPattern
Knit a Georgy the Giraffe Sweater for a special little one. The sweater has a cute giraffe motif that kids will love wearing. One shoulder has a 3 button opening to make it easier to get the sweater on and off.
The instructions include 4 sizes: 0-6, 6-12, 12-24, and 24-36 months old. The giraffe knitting pattern uses double knitting wool (or USA light worsted or Australian 8 ply) and sizes 3.25 mm and 4.0 mm (US 3 and US 6) straight needles.
5. Throw Giraffe Knit Pattern by ezcareknits
Giraffe knitting patterns are not only for children. Use this pattern to make a large warm and cozy throw.
This blanket knitting pattern includes step-by-step instructions. It is knitted back and forth on circular needles with chunky yarn. The finished blanket is 50 inches (127 cm) wide by 60 inches (152.4 cm) high.
6. Harry Toy Knit Giraffe Pattern by fluffandfuzz
Let me introduce you to Harry the Giraffe. He would make the perfect addition to a safari themed nursery or child’s room.
Finished, Harry is 11.81 inches (30 cm) tall. All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight single-pointed knitting needles. You will also need to know cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, knit stripes, and sew seams.
7. Hot Water Bottle Cover Giraffe Knitting Pattern by BernieBeeKnits
Do you enjoy the warmth provided by a hot water bottle? They surely come in handy when you have aches and pains. Make the bottle even comfier to use with a hot water bottle cover,
The giraffe knitting pattern has full row by row instructions, with an intarsia chart and photos. It is knitted flat in one piece except for a small section at the back that forms the envelope opening, and the funnel. The cover is designed for a two litre hot water bottle.
8. Jolly Giraffe Hat Knitting Pattern by Little Red Window
This adorable little giraffe hat is a fun and easy knitting project. It is designed for a 12 month old.
The free giraffe knitting pattern calls for worsted weight yarn, US 7 16” circular knitting needles, US 7 double pointed knitting needles, and a yarn needle.
9. Easy Dishcloth Beginner Knit Giraffe Pattern by OhLaLanaDesigns
Are you a beginner? This giraffe knitting pattern is really easy to make. You only need to know how to knit and purl. It is a very quick project that is fun to knit.
You can use this knitting pattern to make washcloths, dishcloths, pot holders, placemats, etc. You can even make a bunch of these squares and sew them together to make a blanket.
10. Giraffe Print Slouchy Hat for Women Pattern by barleyandflax
Are you wild for animal prints? Then you will love this giraffe knitting pattern. The finished hat is very cozy, slouchy, and warm. It has enough stretch to fit comfortably without squishing your hair.
The hat is sized for an adult or teen. You will need to know knitting with two colours, colour charts, trapping floats, knit, purl, and knit 2 together.
11. Geoffrey Giraffe Knitting Pattern by Ann Franklin
Say hello to Geoffrey giraffe. This little guy was designed for a nursery decoration or gift for a little one.
The giraffe knitting pattern is worked flat, then seamed. It uses Fair Isle colourwork to create the spots. Completed, Geoffrey will measure about 18.11 inches (46 cm) tall.
12. Knit a Teddy Giraffe Knit Pattern by Knitateddy
The Knit a Teddy collection has a wide variety of stuffed animals, cute outfits, and fun accessories. So, once you get done making this giraffe, you can make it a wardrobe too! Kids will enjoy changing its close for holidays and special occasions.
The pattern has clear row-by-row instructions and photographs. You will need to know how to knit, purl, cast on and off, increase and decrease, change colours, and sew seams. All pieces are knitted flat on straight needles.
13. Gerald the Giraffe Knit Pattern from fluffandfuzz
Here is Gerald the Giraffe. Gerald is knitted in a multi-colour self-striping (variegated) yarn to make his colourful body pattern without any complicated colour-work.
Finished, Gerald is 12.99 inches (33 cm) tall. All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight single-pointed knitting needles. You will need to know cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, and sew seams.
14. Baby Rattles Knitting Pattern by SnoosKnits
Knit four cute animal rattles with this one knitting pattern. It includes an elephant, giraffe, monkey, and unicorn. You also get a pattern to make a plain rattle, so you can get creative and invent your own rattle.
The completed rattles will measure approximately 6 inches (15 cm) tall. You will need to know kfb, k2tog, p2tog, sl1k, sl1p, kfbf.
15. Sock Knitted Giraffe Pattern by Bobbi Padgett
Here is a giraffe knitting pattern that was inspired by a traditional sock monkey. The completed sock giraffe sits approximately 8 inches high.
It is an intermediate to advanced level knitting pattern. The only seaming involves stitching the ears and horns into place. Its arms and legs are attached as the pattern is completed.
16. Blanket Giraffe Knit Pattern by KnitSewMake
Are you looking for a baby blanket knitting pattern that features giraffes? Check this one out. It is an easy pattern.
The completed blanket will measure 32.68 inches (83 cm) x 37 inches (94 cm). You will need Aran/Worsted weight yarn and 4.5 mm knitting needles.
Have you been invited to a safari themed baby shower? Then a giraffe knitting pattern would be the perfect project to complete.
Whether you are looking for a toy for a child, or a blanket for yourself, giraffes are fun subjects to knit.
We hope you found a giraffe knitting pattern that you want to work on.