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Giraffe Ride-On Toy Stick Horse Hobby Horse in Two Sizes

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Author Rustic Horseshoe
Price $8.99
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Ride across the Serengeti on a towering giraffe...seeing for miles around you as you embark on adventures together! Make your own giraffe for a special little adventurer!


-Detailed step by step instructions...I walk you through it!
-Photos that accompany each step
-Full size pattern pieces for the toddler and standard sizes
-Optional applique spot templates
-Tips for the best results
-Options for some steps that can be done in a couple different manners
-List of vendors for items such as the safety bolted eyes I use

Prints on standard 8.5" x 11" printer paper. Some pieces need to be joined with tape to create the full size template.

You will need to download the digital file which will be available immediately after purchase and then print what pages you would like.

I am also available via e-mail for any questions you may have along the way...I stand behind my products and will help you through any steps the best I can.


Confident Beginner - Intermediate...You can make this...I walk you through each step!

Don't want to applique your own spots? problem! Use a printed fabric and no applique is needed.


Currently only available in English. Measurements are in US Standard Units (inches).


~26" tall
Dowel is 7/8" diameter
Weighs about 1 pound
Head is ~9.5" from base of neck to top of the head (excluding horns)
~9" from the nose to neck and ~4" wide
Ideal age range up to about 3.5 to 4 years old (varies by child)

~40" tall *dowel can be cut to a shorter length upon request
Dowel is 1" diameter
Weighs about 2 pounds
Head is ~13.5 inches from base of neck to top of head (excluding horns)
~13" from nose to neck and ~6" wide
Ideal age range around 3.5 to 7+ years old (varies by child)

This is my original design/pattern, designed by me with a trusty pencil, big eraser and paper. Created in 2012 and completely redesigned in 2016.

>>A Rustic Horseshoe Original Design, all rights reserved, copyright 2009-2016.



The pattern/tutorial is copyright protected. It cannot be shared, sold, redistributed, copied, etc, in any manner in whole or in part. A full copyright statement is in the tutorial.

You may make giraffes from this pattern for sale on a small 'home crafter' scale. I request that credit be given to Rustic Horseshoe for the design on any giraffes that are sold. This is detailed in the tutorial.

I fully appreciate your honesty and adherence to my copyright and terms, I have put a lot of hard work in to not only the creation of my design, but the creation of this tutorial/pattern.

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- 2/3 yard duck canvas (or cotton, minky, fleece, etc)
- 1/4 yard faux fur OR yarn for mane
- 1 pair 30 mm safety bolted eyes
- 16 oz fiber filling
- 1" x 36" dowel
- Sewing machine
- Eyelashes (optional)