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Home : Patterns : Wrapped Giraffe

Free Craft Pattern: Wrapped Giraffe

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: L0208AD
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size
About 8 in. (20.5 cm) tall


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A fun project for a rainy day or kids' party, use this basic construction of paper cups as a jumping off point for animals and creatures of all sorts! As see at Maker Faire Bay Area 2010.
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Apricot Cranberry Claret Fig Eggplant Charcoal Graphite Black
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*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists, Prints, Stripes: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool;
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon;
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Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly; package size: Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
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Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

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•  640-099 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Fisherman
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•  640-136 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Apricot
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Note: (B)
Additional Materials
  • Small piece of dark brown felt
  • 2 paper or plastic cups 4 in. (10 cm) tall and 3 in. (7.5 cm) diameter across top rim
  • Craft glue

Wrapped Giraffe

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


Exact gauge is not essential to this project.


Make Base
Apply glue to rim of one cup, glue the rim of the second cup to it.
Allow to dry.
Apply glue to the base of one cup for the top of Giraffe’s head.
Cover glued base with A, wrapped in a spiral shape.
Continue applying glue to outside of cups and wrap with A, leaving about 1/2 in. (1.3 cm) of lower cup uncovered.
Trim A.
Apply glue to unwrapped portion of cup, then wrap with B.

Roll a 5 in. (12.5 cm) length of A into a small spiral shape and glue to head for nose.
From brown felt cut 2 small circles for eyes and a small triangle for nose.
Glue eyes and nose to Giraffe’s head.
Cut 2 lengths of A, each 1 in. (2.5 cm) long. Fold lengths in half and glue to top of head for horns.
Cut 4 lengths of B, each 1 in. (2.5 cm) long. Fold 2 lengths in half and glue to sides of horns for ears.
Glue remaining lengths to top of head for hair.
Cut short lengths of B and glue to Giraffe in spirals to make polka dots.

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Wrapped Giraffe Reviewed by Clem Lyn on 2011-02-28 *****
I used the basic idea from here but created a cow rattle for the baby of a dairy farmer friend!
I used black and white yarn and pink and black nose.
Before joining the cups together I threw in a couple of small bells so that I created a rattle. I sealed in a single chain length of black yarn (to form the tail) at this join and I also used masking tape over the glued join and allowed the tail to poke through then carefully wound the yarn over the cups but allowing the tail to poke through. I added a white tassle feature to complete the tail and this gave bubby a good "handle" to use to swing the rattle.
I was so chuffed with the finished product that I posted the gift off before I thought about taking a pic :(
The next one I intend to do will be a pink pig and will double crochet a length of tail so that it forms a corkscrew handle. I am thinking that a medicine cup may work for the snout so please wish me luck.

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