George the Elephant Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Nov 8



If cute and sweet projects are what you have been looking for, really look no further.

I think you really cannot create anything cuter than this way too adorable baby elephant!

...but I tell you more...this pattern require a very little sewing, since all the major parts, as legs, arms, ears and trunk are all crocheted together with the body!


Only one suggestion before leaving to my pattern - make sure to have all this parts ready once you start working on the body!

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You can purchase the PDF pattern here on my Etsy page - you will find in it 70 explanatory step-by-step pictures to guide you through the making process, along with tips and tricks to crochet this lovely elephant!


In particular, the instructions on how work the eye indentation, the hair, the belly button and the nails are available on my downloadable pattern!

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Here's the FREE pattern!


YARN: Light (3) in Gray and Beige; Classic Cotton Thread in Black

MATERIALS: 3.5 mm Hook; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle; Two 9 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes

DIMENSION: 7” x 5”

ABBREVIATIONS: stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), back loop only (BLO), front loop only (FLO), fasten off (F/O)

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner






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LEGS (Gray yarn; make two)


Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)

Rnd 4: working in BLO, sc even (24)

Rnds 5 - 6: working in both loops, sc even (24)

Rnd 7: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (20)

Rnd 8: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16)

Rnd 9: sc even (16)

Rnd 10: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (12)

Rnds 11 - 12: sc even (12); stuff the leg

Row 13: flatten the leg and work through both layers, 6 sc (6); F/O and cut the yarn



arms (gray yarn; make two)


Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (12)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (18)

Rnd 4: working in BLO, sc even (18)

Rnd 5: working in both loops now, (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (15)

Rnd 6: sc even (15)

Rnd 7: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (12)

Rnd 8: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (10)

Rnds 9 - 11: sc even (10); stuff the arm

Row 12: flatten the arm and work through both layers, 5 sc (5); F/O and cut the yarn



TRUNK (gray yarn)


Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (9)

Rnds 3 - 5: sc even (9)

Rnd 6: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (12)

Rnds 7 - 8: sc even (12)

Rnd 9: 5 sc, 3 sc inc, 4 sc (15)

Rnd 10: 7 sc, 2 sc inc, 6 sc (17); F/O and cut the yarn. Stuff the trunk lightly.

Place a marker in st #5 and #14.



ears (gray yarn; make two)


Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: 2 sc inc, 2 sc, 2 sc inc, 2 sc (12)

Rnd 3: 4 sc inc, 2 sc, 4 sc inc, 2 sc (20)

Rnd 4: 2 sc, 4 sc inc, 6 sc, 4 sc inc, 4 sc (28)

Rnd 5: 4 sc, 4 sc inc, 10 sc, 4 sc inc, 6 sc (36)

Rnd 6: 6 sc, 4 sc inc, 14 sc, 4 sc inc, 8 sc (44)

Rnd 7: sc even (44); F/O and cut the yarn

Place a marker in st #10 and #14 of both ears.



BODY (gray yarn)


Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32)

Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40)

Rnd 6: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48)

Rnd 7: sc even (48)

Rnd 8: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56)

Rnd 9: sc even (56)


Let’s join the legs while crocheting the body…

Rnd 10: 11 sc, position the last row of one of the legs in line with the round of the body you are working on and crochet through both layer, 6 sc; keep working on the body only, 22 sc; do the same with the other leg, 6 sc, then work the remaining 11 sc on the body (56)

Rnd 11 - 14: sc even (56)

Rnd 15: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48)

Rnd 16 - 17: sc even (48)

Rnd 18: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (42)

Rnds 19 - 20: sc even (42)

Rnd 21: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36); start stuffing the body


Let’s now join the arms …

Rnd 22: sc even (36)

Rnd 23: 9 sc, position the last row of one of the arms in line with the round of the body you are working on, and crochet through both layers, 5 sc; keep working on the body only, 13 sc; do the same with the other arm, 5 sc, then work the remaining 4 sc on the body (36)

Rnd 24: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (30)

Rnd 25: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24)

Rnd 26: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (20)

Rnd 27: working in FLO, sc inc around (40)

Rnd 29: working in both loops now, (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (50)

Rnd 29: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (60)

Rnd 30: sc even (60); keep stuffing the body

Rnd 31: (8 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (54)


It’s time to join the trunk to the head. Place a marker in st #31 and #37 on the last worked round of the head.

Rnd 31: crochet 30 sc, then start crocheting on the trunk part working 1 sc into the marked st (#5), keep working on the trunk 9 sc (the last sc should be worked in the marked st #14), go back working on the head part, placing the hook into the st #38 (the one next to the marked one), work 1 sc into the same st, then 13 sc, 1 sc dec (56)

Rnd 32: 30 sc, 1 sc dec, 6 sc, 1 sc dec, 16 sc (54)

Rnd 33: sc even (54)

Rnd 34: (7 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48)

Rnd 35: sc even (48)

Rnd 36: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (42)


Use some extra strand of gray yarn to close the gap between the trunk and the head.


It’s time now to join the ears to the head.

Rnd 37: 12 sc, holding the ear so that you face the wrong side, position the last row of one of ears in line with the round of the head you are working on, and crochet through both layer, 4 sc, go back working on the head only, 22 sc, do the same with the other ear, 4 sc (42)

Rnd 38: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36)

Insert the safety eyes between rnds #35-36, 9 sts apart.

Rnd 39 - 40: sc even (36)

Rnd 41: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (30)

Rnd 43: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (20); finish stuffing the head

Rnd 42: sc dec around (10)

Rnd 43: sc dec around (5); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.




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


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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