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Baby Elephant Free Crochet Pattern



Happy Tuesday my fellow crocheters! Hope you are all good and safe!


Today I'll be sharing a quick and easy project to crochet a little smiling elephant.


In many Asian cultures, the elephant is considered a sacred animal. This majestic creature has also come to symbolize many things including power, wisdom and strength....but most of all, the elephant is consider to be a symbol of good luck...especially when it is represented with the trunk up.


In these time of uncertainty, we all need some good luck, right?

So, grab your hook and crochet along with me!


The Baby Elephant is approximately 5.5" high.


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Here's the FREE pattern! Enjoy!


SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate

YARN: Medium Weight Cotton Yarn (Lace 4) in Gray, Pink, Black and Purple

OTHER MATERIALS: Polyester Fiber Filling

HOOK SIZES: E/3,50 mm

STITCHES USED and ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), back loop only (BLO), front loop only (FLO), decrease (dec), increase (inc), fasten off (F/O).

INSTRUCTIONS: work in rows (join with a sl st and ch1 at the end of each row) unless otherwise instructed.


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HEAD (gray yarn)

1) 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) inc around (16)

3) *1 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (24)

4) *2 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (32)

5-6) sc even (32)

7) *3 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (40)

8) sc even (40)

9) *4 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (48)

10-11) sc even (48)

12) *5 sc, inc*, repeat ** around (56)

13-16) sc even (56)

17) *5 sc, dec*, repeat ** around (48)

18) *4 sc, dec*, repeat ** around (40); start stuffing the head

19) *3 sc, dec*, repeat ** around (32)

20) *2 sc, dec*, repeat ** around (24)

21) *2 sc, dec*, repeat ** around (18); F/O and cut the yarn.

Finish stuffing the doll’s head firmly.

Embroider the EYE (between rounds 9/10, 7 stitches apart) with some scrap black yarn.

Embroider the CHEEK BLUSHING (between rounds 12/13) with some scrap pink yarn.

TRUNK (gray yarn)

1) 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) working in BLO only, sc even (8)

3) working in both loops now, 2 hdc, 4 sc, 2 hdc (8)

4) 2 hdc, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 hdc inc (10)

5) 2 hdc, 2 sc, 1 sc inc, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc inc (12)

6) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (18); stuff the trunk

7) sc even (18); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the trunk to the head between rnds #13-19.

MOUTH (gray yarn)

1) 4 sc in a mr (4)

2) *1 sc, 1 inc*, repeat ** twice (6)

3) *2 sc, 1 inc*, repeat ** twice (8)

4) sc even (8)

5) flatten the mouth and crochet through both layers, 4 sc (4);

F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to attach the mouth underneath the trunk.

Embroider the TONGUE onto the mouth with pink yarn, before attaching it to the head.

LEGS AND BODY (gray yarn)

Make two:

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) inc around (12)

3) sl st even (12); ch1 and turn

4-6) crochet now facing the outside part of the foot, sc even (12); F/O, hide the yarn and stuff the leg

Do no cut the yarn once you have completed the 2nd leg, CH 2 INSTEAD.

Merge the two legs together:

7) join the yarn with a sl st to the 1st leg, ch1 and sc in the same st, crochet around 11 sc, 1 hdc stitch in each of the two stitches between the two legs, keep working on the other leg, 12 sc, 1 hdc in each of the two stitches between the two legs (28)

8) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (35)

9-10) sc even (35); keep stuffing the body

11) *3 sc, 1 dec*, repeat ** around (28)

12) sc even (28)

13) *5 sc, 1 dec*, repeat ** four times (24)

14-17) sc even (24)

18) *2 sc, 1 dec*, repeat ** around (18); finish stuffing the body

19) working in BLO, sc even (18); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the body to the head.

Crochet the collar before attaching the body and the head together.


COLLAR (purple yarn)

1) insert the yarn into the front loop of any one stitch of round 18 of the body; keep working in FLO, 4 hdc in each stitch around (72); F/O and hide the yarn


EARS (gray yarn; make two)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) inc around (12)

3) *1 sc, 1 inc*, repeat ** around (18)

4) *2 sc, 1 inc*, repeat ** around (24)

5) *3 sc, 1 inc*, repeat ** around (30)

6) *4 sc, 1 inc*, repeat ** around (36)

7) sc even (36)

8) flatten the ear and crochet through both layers now, 18 sc (18); ch1 and turn

9) 1 dec, 11 sc, 1 dec, leaving the remaining 3 stitches unworked (13); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the ear to the head, between rounds 6 and 16.


ARMS (gray yarn; make two)

1) 5 sc in a mr (5)

2) inc around (10)

3) sl st even (10); ch1 and turn

4-5) crochet now facing the outside part of the arm, sc even (10)

6) *3 sc, 1 dec*, repeat ** twice (8)

7) sc even (8); F/O and hide the yarn and stuff the arm lightly

8) flatten the arm and crochet through both layers, 4 sc (4); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the arm to the body, between rnds #12-16.

TAIL (gray yarn)

1) crochet 4 ch and attach the string to the back of the body.

Create the fuzzy tail tip opening up the yarn strings.



I can't wait to see your version of my BABY ELEPHANT! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!



Elisa

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