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I've been working on this crochet giraffe, and loving it!
I've already made bigger versions of 3 other Amigurumi to Go's patterns that we did as CALs last year. So, I knew I could fall back on those to get started on this giraffe.
Since, I am going to do the join-as-you-go method, all of the minor pieces need to be crocheted first, starting with all of those spots!
I decided on two simple sizes. Combined, I used about 35 spots for the whole giraffe.
Since the body was going to be easier to figure out than the head, I got all the spots, arms and legs ready first. Let's just say lot's of frogging was involved while working on this giraffe!
For anyone who doesn't know, frogging refers to ripping out (a.k.a. rip it, rip it or ribit, ribit) crochet that has already been done to go back and fix a mistake or re-purpose yarn for another use.
I tried again, but it wasn't coming out right as I was restyling it, so I left it, grabbed another thread and started again. Using the spot positions I liked and eliminating the rest, I finally got it how I liked.
The next morning was sunny too, so I took tutorial pictures as I worked the arm joining round.
The following day I had finally finished the body and took pics as I stuffed it. :D
Now, this giraffe works up really quickly, but having to stop after each step for tutorial pictures, meant I had to kill lots of time with other parts and projects like the Ken tees and pencil toppers.
On Friday last, I started crocheting the giraffe's head so I could figure out placement for the facial features and all the spots.
However, before I even thought about where the spots should go, I needed to figure out all the rest.
Even more frogging ensued as I crocheted, checked it out, decided it was not quite right and ripped it all out again. Over and over again this went after I attached each feature.
This weekend, I hope to complete the photo tutorial and sort the 230+ WIP photos I have thus far. I have already deleted all of the duplicate shots and hope to be able to eliminate more of them.
God willing, I will have the pattern ready for my testers in August as I had planned.
And if the testing phase goes well in August, you'll get to crochet giraffes with me in a 3-week Autumn CAL! Hopefully this September 2016. How does that sound to you?
Let me know what you think! I love hearing from you...
P.S. I am trying to decide on a name for this cutie. Any ideas?
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