Being an aunt is pretty awesome. Not only do I get to play and cuddle up with my nephews, I get to buy them cute clothes and toys. What's better than that? What about making the clothes or toys?
Since I started up crocheting a little bit ago, I found some super cute stuffed animals to make. I've done a little bit with the owl ornaments, so I thought maybe I could up the scale a little.
My sister requested a stuffed animal giraffe for her son for Christmas. She sent me to the Lion Brand website lionbrand.com . It was pretty much the cutest thing you'd ever seen! I was ready to take on the challenge, but I one little draw back: I didn't know if I'd have enough yarn to make it. My mom has a whole arsenal full of yarn from my grandma who used to knit up a storm. She gave me some golden rod colored yarn that I thought would be perfect, but was there enough?
Yes! There was enough! (...but I had to make its arms a little shorter than the pattern called for, leaving me with a scrap of yarn to spare.)
The pattern is called Georgia the Giraffe . Boy or girl, this pattern is adorable and it only took me a little over a day to get it done. Perfect for any nephew of mine.