Rainbow Elephant

Rainbow Elephant

Elephants are well loved around here. My 1 1/2 year old sleeps every night with “Dawdle” her elephant and she gets extremely excited when she sees a picture of one in a book. She makes a most adorable high pitched “Bwawoooo!” sound just like an elephant, that her daddy taught her. I thought it would be fun to make up a crochet pattern for one and she will likely be getting on this Christmas.

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The free pattern is included below. If you’d like to buy one head over to my store! 

Pattern

Elephant

Made with a size G hook and mystery stash yarn :) It was a smallish worsted weight I believe
About 5 inches tall and 4 1/2 inches wide ear to ear when finished

Head
Row 1: 6 sc in a loop, tighten loop
Row 2: 2sc in each around (12 total)
Row 3: sc, 2sc, repeat around (18 total)
Row 4: sc, sc, 2sc, repeat around (24 total)
Row 5: sc, sc, sc, 2sc, repeat around (30 total)
Row 6: sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, repeat around (36 total)
Row 7: sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, repeat around (42 total)
Rows 8-11: sc even
Row 12: sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog, repeat around (36 total)
Row 13: sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog, repeat around (30 total)
Row 14: sc, sc, sc, sc2tog, repeat around (24 total)
Row 15: sc, sc, sc2tog, repeat around (18 total)
Row 16: sc, sc2tog, repeat around (12 total)
Row 17: sc2tog, repeat around (6 total)
Stuff with stuffing, finish off

Ear
Row 1: 5 sc in a loop, tighten loop
Row 2: 2sc in each around (10 total)
Row 3: sc, 2sc, repeat around (15 total)
Row 4: sc, sc, 2sc, repeat around (20 total)
Row 5: sc, sc, sc, 2sc, repeat around (25 total)
Row 6-8: sc even
sl st to round off
press sides together (do not stuff) and sew to head

Body
Row 1: 6 sc in a loop, tighten loop
Row 2: 2sc in each around (12 total)
Row 3: sc, 2sc, repeat around (18 total)
Row 4: sc, sc, 2sc, repeat around (24 total)
Row 5-7: sc even
Row 8: sc, sc, sc2tog, repeat around (18 total)
Row 9: sc even
Row 10: sc, sc2tog, repeat around (12 total)
Row 11: sc even
Row 12: sc, sc2tog, repeat around (8 total)
sl st to round off
stuff with a little bit of beans in the bottom and stuffing on top

Arm
Row 1: 10 sc in a loop, tighten loop, join with sl st to first sc of this row
Row 2: sc blo even
Row 3: sc, sc, sc, sc2tog, repeat twice (8 total)
Row 4: sc, sc, sc2tog, repeat twice (6 total)
Row 5: sc even
sl st to round off
stuff with stuffing

Leg
Row 1: 6 sc in a loop, tighten loop
Row 2: 2sc in each around (12 total)
Row 3: sc blo even around
Row 4-8: ec even
sl st to round off
stuff lightly with beans

Trunk
Row 1: 6 sc in a loop, tighten loop
Row 2: 2sc in each around (12 total)
Row 3: sc blo even around
Row 4-8: sc even
Row 9-10: sc2tog, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, sc, sc (12 total)
sl st to round off, stuff with stuffing

Tail
Join a double thickness of yarn to the body where you want the tail and using both pieces ch 4, then knot in a loop and cut ends to leave a little tassel

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