Ellie The Elephant

Ellie The Elephant
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Fun! Crochet stuffed animals are fun and Kids just love them. This elephant was made with cuddle yarn and a Size F hook.  It is a cute keepsake that will last for years.

 

Materials: Cuddle Yarn – Lilac, Size F Hook, 2 black buttons of your choice, Poly-Fill, and pink ribbon for the head and tail bows.

 

Sp(s) = Space(s)

CH = Chain

SL = Slip Stitch

SC = Single Crochet

HDC = Half Double Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

SC2tog = Single Crochet 2 together

SC3tog = Single Crochet 3 together

 

Body

Base: CH 13

Rnd 1: 11 SC, 3 SC in next sp, (working in back side of base chain) 10 SC, 2 SC in next sp, SL to 1st SC, CH 1, turn

Rnd 2: 1 SC, 3 SC in next sp, 12 SC, 3 SC in next, 11 SC, SL to 1st sc made, Ch 1, turn.

Rnd 3: 12 SC, 2 SC in next sp, SC, 2 SC in next sp, 12 SC, 2 SC in next sp, SC, 2 SC in next sp, SL to 1st SC made, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 4: 2 SC in 1st sp, SC, 2 SC in next sp, SC, 2 SC in next sp, 13 SC, 2 SC in next sp, SC, 2 SC in next sp, 15 SC, 2 SC in next sp, 11 SC, SL to 1st SC made, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 5: 13 SC, 2 SC in next sp, SC, 2 SC in next sp, SC, 2 SC in next sp, 14 SC, 2 SC in next sp, SC, 2 SC in next sp, SC, 2 SC in next sp, 2 SC , SL to 1st SC made, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 6: 2 SC, 2 SC in next sp, 5 SC, 2 SC in next sp, 16 SC, 2 SC in next sp, 5 SC, 2 SC in next sp, 14 SC, SL to 1st SC made, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 7-11: 49 SC, SL to 1st SC made, Ch 1 turn.

Rnd 12: 2 SC, SC2tog, 5 SC, SC2tog, 16 SC, SC2tog, 5 SC, SC2tog, 14 SC, SL to 1st, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 13: 13 SC, SC2tog, SC, SC2tog, SC, SC2tog, 14 SC, SC2tog, SC, SC2tog, SC, SC2tog, 3 SC, SL to 1st SC made, CH 1 , turn.

Rnd 14: SC2tog, SC, SC2tog, SC, SC2tog, 13 SC, SC2tog, SC, SC2tog, SC, SC2tog, 11 SC, SL to 1st SC made, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 15: 12 SC, SC2otg, SC, SC2tog, 12 SC, SC2tog, SC, SC2tog, SL to 1st SC made, Ch 1, turn.

Rnd 16: SC, SC3tog, 12SC, SC3tog, 11 SC, SL to 1st SC made, CH 1 turn.

Rnd 17: 11 SC, SC 3tog, 10 SC, SC3tog, SL to 1st SC made, Tie off. Leave long tail to sew the opening shut.

 

Stuff the body with poly-fill and sew body shut in chosen manner.

 

Head – Starting with trunk.

 

Base: Ch 3

Rnd 1: 8 SC 1st CH made, Ch 1, turn.

Rnd 2-11: 8 SC, SL to 1st SC made, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 12: 3 SC, 2 SC in next sp, 2 SC in next sp, 3 SC, SL to 1st SC made, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 13: 3 SC, In next sp (SC, HDC ), 2 SC in next sp, 2 SC in next sp, In next sp ( HDC, SC) 3 SC, SL to 1st SC made, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 14: 2 SC in 1st sp, 2 SC, In next sp (SC, HDC), (2 SC in next sp) 6 times, In next sp (HDC, SC) 2 SC, 2 SC in last sp, SL to 1st SC, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 15: 7 SC, In next (SC, HDC), (2 HDC in next) 8 times, In next sp (HDC, SC), 7 SC, SL to 1st SC made, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 16: 34 SC, CH 1 turn.

Rnd 17: SK 1 sp, 31 SC, SK 1 sp, SC, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 18: SK 1 sp, 29 SC, SK 1 sp, SC, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 19: SK 1 sp, 8 SC, SC2tog, 7 SC, SC2tog, 8 SC, SK 1 sp, SC, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 20: SK 1 sp, 23 SC, SK 1 sp, SC, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 21: SK 1 sp, 6 SC, SC2tog, 5 SC, SC2tog, SK 1 sp, SC, Ch 1, turn.

Rnd 22: SK 1 sp, 17 SC, SK 1 sp, Ch 1, turn.

Rnd 23: 18 SC, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 24: 5 SC, SC2tog, 4 SC, SC2tog, 5 SC, Ch 1, turn.

Rnd 25: 3 SC, SC2tog, 2 SC, SC2tog, 2 SC, SC2tog, 3 SC, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 26: * SC, SC2tog, rep from * across to end with SC, Ch 1, turn.

Rnd 27: SC9tog, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 28: SC around opening of head. SL to 1st SC made, tie off leave long tail to sew to the body.

 

Stuff head with Poly-Fill and Sew onto body of Elephant.

 

 

Legs – Make four legs

 

Base = Ch 3

Rnd 1: 8 SC in 1st Ch made, SL to 1st SC made, Ch 1, turn.

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each sp around, SL to 1st SC made, Ch 1, turn.

Rnd 3-6: SC around, SL to 1st SC made, Ch 1, turn.

Rnd 7: 7 SC, SC3tog, 6 SC, SL to 1st SC made, Ch 1, turn.

Rnd 8 – 12: 14 SC, SL to 1st SC made, Ch 1, turn. Leave long tail to sew legs to body.

 

Stuff legs with Poly-fill and sew onto the under part of the body.

 

Ears – Make two

 

Base = CH 3

Rnd 1: 7 DC in 1st CH made, Ch 2 turn.

Rnd 2: 2 DC in each sp, Ch 2, turn.

Rnd 3: 2 SC in next 13 sps, in next sp (2DC, SC), SC down the side of ear to 1st DC mad, SL to 1st DC made, Tie off leave long tail to sew ears onto head.

 

Sew the ears onto the side of his head.

 

 

Elephant Tail

 

Cut 6 even 12 inch strings and pull through the tail end of the body until the strings are in half giving you 12 ends. Divide these ends into three groups of four and braid these groups together measuring 1 inch and tie off.  Cut the remaining ends.

Last but not least take your chosen eyes and sew them on.

ALL Done!

 

 

About The Author

Esther Leavitt is a pattern designer and craft editor for Craftown.com.  About herself she says "Crafts are a way for me to unwind but at the same time keep my hands busy so I don't go crazy."  She is also the owner and proprietor of Crafts by Starlight