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Elephant Teething Ring Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Jun 21, 2023


Happy Tuesday my fellow crafters!


Here I am with a new super cute crochet project for your little one - an Elephant Teething Ring.


Perfect size for your baby's little hands, this wooden ring is easy to hold and help develop his/her fine motor skills, along with promoting grabbing ability.

The elephant head is just too adorable and it'll become your baby's favorite toy to cuddle and snuggle with!

 

The Elephant Teething Ring is made with Feels like Butta® yarn by LION BRAND YARN!

This velvety fiber yarn is incredibly soft and comes in a variety of pastel colors, perfect for baby's projects!

 


***You can purchase a downloadable AD-FREE PDF of the pattern with more than 50

step-by-step pictures, and schematics to guide you through the making process on Etsy HERE !



 

Here is the Elephant Teething Ring FREE Pattern!


EASY


SIZE

About 5.5 in. tall (14 cm) with wooden ring


MATERIALS

· Lion Brand® FEELS LIKE BUTTA® (Art. # 215)

#106AE Ice 1 ball (A)

#101A Pink 1 ball (B)


OTHER MATERIALS

Crochet Hook Size D (3.25 mm)

Yarn Needle

Poly Stuffing

Black Embroidery Floss

Wooden Ring (2.85 inches diameter - 10 mm thick)


GAUGE

24 sc + 24 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm).


ABBREVIATIONS

beg = begin(ninig)

ch = chain

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

sc = single crochet

puff stitch = ps

sl st = slip stitch

st(s) = stitch(es)

sk = skip


 

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Trunk

With A, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: work 6 sc in ring.

Rnd 2: working in back loop, * sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * twice – 8 sc.

Rnds 3 - 4: 1 sc in each st around – 8 sc.

Rnd 5: * sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * twice – 10 sc.

Rnd 6: 1 sc in each st around – 10 sc.

Rnd 7: * sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * twice – 12 sc.

Rnd 8: * sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 15 sc.

Rnd 9: 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st – 17 sc.

Fasten off. Place markers in st 5 and 14. Stuff trunk lightly.


Head

With A, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: work 8 sc in ring.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around – 16 sc.

Rnd 3: * sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 24 sc.

Rnd 4: * sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 32 sc.

Rnd 5: * sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 40 sc.

Rnd 6: * sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 48 sc.

Rnd 7: 1 sc in each st around – 48 sc.

Rnd 8: * sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 54 sc.


Place a marker in st 30 and 38 on Rnd 8.


Join the Trunk:

Rnd 9: 1 sc in next 30 sts, then start crocheting on the Trunk, working 1 sc into the marked st (#5), keep working on the trunk, 1 sc in next 9 sts (the last sc should be worked in the marked st #14), go back working on the Head, placing the hook into the st #38, work 1 sc into the same st, then 1 sc in next 13 sts, sc2tog – 56 sc.

Rnd 10: 1 sc in next 30 sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 16 sts – 54 sc.

Rnd 11: 1 sc in each st around – 54 sc.

Rnd 12: * sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around – 48 sc.

Begin stuffing piece and continue stuffing until piece is complete.

Rnd 13: 1 sc in each st around – 48 sc.

Rnd 14: * sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around – 42 sc.

Rnd 15: 1 sc in each st around – 42 sc.

Rnd 16: * sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around – 36 sc.

Rnd 17: * sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around – 30 sc.

Rnd 18: * sc in next st, sc2tog; rep from * around – 20 sc.

Rnd 19: sc2tog around – 10 sc.

Rnd 20: sc2tog around – 5 sc.


Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through top of sts of last rnd. Pull tail to close opening and knot securely.


Ears (make two)

With A, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: work 8 sc in ring.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around – 16 sc.

Rnd 3: * sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 24 sc.

Rnd 4: * sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 32 sc.

Rnd 5: * sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 40 sc.

Rnd 6: * sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 48 sc.

Row 7: Fold in half the Ear and crochet through both layers, 1 sc in next 24 sts – 24.


Fasten off, leaving a long strand for sewing Ear to Head.



Ring Attachment

With A

Row 1: Ch 10, sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in next 8 sts – 9; Turn

Row 2: 1 sc in each st along – 9; Turn

Rows 3 - 15: 1 sc in each st along – 9


Fasten off, leaving a long strand for sewing panel around wooden ring.



Collar

With B

Row 1: Leaving some yarn unworked at the beginning, ch 18, sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, * 1 ch, sk 1 st, sc in next st; rep from * 8 times – 9 sc, 8 chs

Row 2: Ch 1, ps into the next st, * sl st in next st, ps in next st; rep from * 7 times, sl st into last st.


Fasten off, leaving a long strand for tying the two yarn ends.



Flower

With B, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: work ch 1, *pf, 1 sl st into the ring; rep from * 5 times – 15 sts.

Fasten off, leaving a long strand for sewing Flower to Head.



FINISHING

With A, sew Ears to Head between Rnds 6 and 19.

With black thread, embroider Eyes between Rnds 11 and 12.

With A, sew the long side of Ring Attachment around the wooden ring.

With A, sew bottom of Head to the center part of Ring Attachment.

Place Collar between Head and Ring Attachment and tie a knot with the yarn ends.

With B, sew Flower to Head, around Rnd 17.

Weave in ends.



I can't wait to see your version of my ELEPHANT TEETHING RING! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook!


Elisa

 

This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!


 

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6 Comments


Any idea of how to join trunk to.head....reading and reading and still not having idea how to make it...

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Shelaine Fleck
Shelaine Fleck
Dec 16, 2023

For all those confused, I have worked out how to attach the trunk! To attach the trunk, you need to make the first trunk stitch into stitch 14 of only the trunk (assuming you inverted your trunk to have the right side out). Then you sc stitch 13 of trunk together with stitch 31 of the head. Continue sc into both the trunk and head to join them, with the last joining stitch being into stitch 5 of the trunk and stitch 38 of the head. Make an additional sc into only head stitch 38 (meaning there are a total of 2sc in stitch 38) then continue the round to make 56 stitches. For the next round, after the first…

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Natalie Fernandes
Natalie Fernandes
Sep 27, 2023

I think this pattern is missing some insructions especially in terms of how the trunk attaches to the head. Also all 54 stitches in Row 8 are not accounted for in Row 9 so it's hard to know what to do.

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Liz Leask
Liz Leask
Oct 10, 2023
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I find this also and would love to figure it out! Hoping for an update soon.

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Kayla James
Kayla James
Aug 10, 2023

I'm having a really hard time with the trunk. This pattern is precious, and I really want to make this for my friend whose nursery is safari themed. Does the paid pattern have a more in-depth description so I can make it look like yours?

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Elisa
Elisa
Aug 10, 2023
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Hi Kayla,

As specified in the blog post, the PDF version has step-by-step pictures!

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