Now I think I’ve said before that custom orders are completely my most favourite thing to make! I love the challenge! So when I received an order for a giraffe blanket I was super excited. The customer was happy for me to come up with something ‘giraffy’ but knew they wanted a yellow and brown edge. So with my design hat on I decided I wanted to do an Afghan square blanket…
and after playing around with some yarn I finally got the giraffe ‘face’ I was imagining.
I’m not going to lie to you, sewing on the bits of the face takes dedication but I’m sure you’ll agree that the end result is worth it – my testers recommend sewing on as you go along rather than leaving it all to the end!
I must have changed my mind about the edge a kajillion times until I found something that ‘worked’ with the squares but I am so pleased with the end result! Though now that it’s finished I’m going to have to give it up to it’s new owner baby Thomas for his jungle themed Nursery…I might have to wrestle it off my little one first!
Pattern will be released shortly over on Ravelry and Craftsy and as always feature UK and US crochet terminology. I’ll also be having a competition over on my Facebook page to celebrate the release so make sure you pop by for a chance to win yourself a copy!