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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Giraffe Stethoscope Cozy {Free Crochet Pattern}

Have you seen my Sunflower Stethoscope Cozy? Well, I made a Giraffe, too! This giraffe is patterned after Valley Children's George the Giraffe. You could easily change the blue hearts to brown spots, if you like, but aren't the hearts so cute?

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The basic stethoscope cozy is the same as the one I used for the Sunflower Stethoscope Cozy. But for the Giraffe Stethoscope Cozy, I simply used a giraffe applique. See how easy it is to customize the cozy to whatever you want?

A Note About Stethoscope Cozies:
Some argue that stethoscope cozies are "germ magnets" and can make patients sick.
Others argue that the stethoscope cozy does not touch the part of the stethoscope that comes in contact with the patient, so it is safe, as long as it is properly laundered. Ones who take the "pro cozy" stance liken the cozy to a piece of clothing that gets washed before being worn a second time. They say it is no different than their uniform.
While they can make great gifts, it is best to check with your intended recipient's office, to see if they have rules regarding stethoscope cozies.

Giraffe Crochet Stethoscope Cozy

Sizes K and F crochet hooks
Stitch markers
Worsted weight yarn (I used 100% cotton) Yellow, Blue, Ecru, & Brown

Special Instructions: This pattern is worked in a spiral. We do not join rounds. We will mark the first stitch of the round, and move the marker up with each round.

For the Stethoscope Cozy:
With your K hook, ch 10 Join with slip at to first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in same ch as join, sc in each ch around, do not join. (10)
Rounds 2-69: Sc in each stitch around. (10)
Round 70: [sc 1, 2 sc in next st, sc 2, 2sc in next st] twice. (14)
Round 71: [sc 1, 2 sc in next st, sc 4, 2sc in next st]  twice. (18)
Round 72: [sc 1, 2 sc in next st, sc 6, 2sc in next st]  twice. (22)
Round 73:  [sc 1, 2 sc in next st, sc 8, 2sc in next st]  twice. (26)
Round 74: [sc 1, 2 sc in next st, sc 10, 2sc in next st]  twice. (30)
Round 75: sc 6, ch 7, skip 1 stitch, sc in next stitch (button loop made), sc 22, slip stitch to first sc.
Finish off and weave in ends.
Attach button to back.
Attach appliques.

For the Giraffe Applique:
Using your K hook, and beginning with Ecru, ch 2.
Round 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st to 1st sc. (6)
Round 2: Ch 1, beginning in same st as join, 2 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. (12)
Round 3: Ch 1, beginning in same st as join, [1 sc, sc 2 in the next st] repeat around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. (18)
Drop ecru and switch to yellow.
Shape Head
Row 4: Ch 1, beginning in same st as join, [2 sc, sc 2 in the next st] twice, sl st in the next sc. Turn. (8)
Row 5: Ch 1, sl st in first sc, sc 6, sl st in next sc. Turn. (6)
Row 6: Ch 1, sc 3, sc 2 in the next st, sc 3. Turn. (8)
Row 7: Ch 1, sc 8. Turn. (8)
Row 8: Ch 1, sc 8, DO NOT TURN.
Round 9: Ch 1, sc 4 evenly down the side of the yellow, sl st into the back loop of the next st in round, sl st 11, sc 4 evenly up the the side of yellow to the top, ch 1, sl st into beg ch 1 space. Turn
Switch to F hook
Make Ears: Ch 4, sl st into same ch 1 space, forming a ring. Turn, sc 7 in ring. Finish off. Make the other ear the same way, joining to the ch 1 space on the other side.
Make Antlers: Join brown to the 2nd st from the ear, on top. Ch 3, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next ch, sl st in same as join. Repeat for other antler.
Embroider Face.

For The Spots:
You can make simple circles for the spots, if you like:
Round 1: Ch 2, sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook, (6)
Round 2: Sc 2 in each st around, sl st to first sc. Finish off. (2)

I made blue hearts, so that they would match Valley Children's George the Giraffe.
I used the Tiny Crochet Heart pattern from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.

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