A Name for an Amigurumi Giraffe

Dec 29, 2011

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.

All my little giraffe needs now are a few spots and a name. This little guy will be a baby present for my new niece or nephew. So I am asking for your help. What would you name this little guy?

Best wishes,

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kiscsiko1 wrote
on Dec 29, 2011 1:05 PM

What do you think: Gigi, the giraffe? :-)

believer16 wrote
on Dec 29, 2011 3:12 PM

Well, the first thing that jumped out at me was his feet. He appeared to be rockin' to me. I thought maybe Rocky the Giraffe. I think it is cute...Different from the other giraffe patterns I have seen.

on Dec 29, 2011 4:51 PM

How about Gerard the Giraffe?

on Dec 29, 2011 4:52 PM

How about Gerard the Giraffe?

on Dec 29, 2011 4:52 PM

How about Gerard the Giraffe?

on Dec 29, 2011 4:58 PM

Sorry about the multiple posts, it didn't seem to be working!

catjmoses wrote
on Dec 29, 2011 5:12 PM

How about Noah?

roseofsherry wrote
on Dec 29, 2011 7:15 PM

How about Juno the Giraffe?

roseofsherry wrote
on Dec 29, 2011 7:16 PM

How about Juno the giraffe?

on Dec 29, 2011 9:15 PM

Hi Toni!

I think the giraffe pattern is very cute and just started to work on it from my downloaded version of the eBook, but I found what seems to be an error in the pattern. Under the section "Yarn," espresso (dark brown) is denoted as MC (main color) and the duckie (soft yellow) is CC (contrasting color). All the parts of the giraffe that should be yellow are called MC and the parts that should be dark brown are called CC but it's the opposite of how the yarn colors are listed. A dark brown giraffe could be cute, but it's not what the picture shows. Did anyone else notice that? Here are the lines in the pattern that I'm talking about:

Yarn: Worsted Weight (#4 Medium).

Shown Here: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (100% acrylic;

170 yd [156 m]/31⁄2 oz [100 g]; ): #860-127 espresso

(dark brown; MC), 1 ball.

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Baby (100% acrylic; 170

yd [156 m]/31⁄2 oz [100 g]; ): #840-157 duckie (soft

yellow; CC), 1 ball.

As for a name, how about Georgie? :-)


LilMissMo wrote
on Dec 30, 2011 12:22 AM

He looks like a Sebastian  - he is very cute! Where and when will the patterns be available?



on Dec 30, 2011 4:45 PM

I like Griffin the Giraffe for a by or Gertie the Giraffe for a girl.

zanyrainey wrote
on Dec 30, 2011 6:17 PM


Synderai wrote
on Jan 8, 2012 2:07 PM

I think it should be called Angela! Why Angela cause thats my daughter's name and she thinks she looks like a giraffe, tall, thin and freckled. :)