White Elephant

White Elephant

This crochet elephant was inspired by my White Elephant Christmas gift exchange this year. I just love it when a project takes shape and I’m able to turn the ideas and shapes in my head into something real in my hands. As always, the free pattern is below and take a look at this guy on my store. Hope you are having an amazing holiday season!

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Pattern

White Elephant

Yarn: Simply Soft White
Hook: size G
Final Measurements: 3 1/2″ tall 7″ long 2″ wide
Trunk, head, and body:
Row 1: 3sc in a loop, tighten loop
Row 2: 2sc, sc, 2sc (5 total)
Row 3: sc even
Row 4-6: sc, sc, sl st, sc, sc
Row 7: sc even
Row 8: hdc, sc, sc, sc, hdc
Row 9: sc, sc, sc, sc, sc
Row 10: 2sc, sc, sc, sc, sc (6 total)
Row 11-12: sc even
Row 13: 2sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc (7 total)
Row 14: 2hdc, hdc, hdc, 2sc, 2sc, 2sc, 2hdc (12 total)
Row 15: 2hdc, 2hdc, sc even rest of row (14 total)
Row 16: sc, 2sc, sc, 2sc, sc even rest of row (16 total)
Row 17: *sc, sc, sc, 2sc* repeat around (20 total)
Row 18-19: sc even
Row 20: sc, sc, sc, hdc, 2hdc, hdc, 2hdc, hdc, sc even rest of row (22 total)
Row 21: sc, sc, sc, sc2tog, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog,
sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog (18 total)
Row 22: sc, sc, sc2tog, sc, sc, sc2tog, sc even rest of row (16 total)
Row 23: sc, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, sc2tog (15 total)
Row 24: sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, 2sc, sc, 2sc, sc, 2sc, sc, 2sc (20 total)
Row 25: sc, sc, sc2tog, sc, *sc, sc, 2sc* repeat between *s x4 (24 total)
Row 26: sc in each of the first 11, 2sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, sc, sc (27 total)
Row 27-32: sc even
Row 33: sc even next 15, 2sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc even next 7 (29 total)
Row 34-35: sc even
Row 36: sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc even rest of row (30 total)
Row 37-39: sc even
Row 40: *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* repeat between *s around (25 total) Row 50: *sc, sc, sc, sc2tog* repeat around (20 total)
Row 41: *sc, sc, sc2tog* repeat around (15 total)
Stuff trunk carefully just to keep shape
Row 42: *sc, sc2tog* repeat around (10 total)
Row 43: *sc2 tog* repeat around (5 total)
Finish stuffing body firmly while shaping, sew up.
Front Leg:
Row 1: 6sc in a loop, tighten loop
Row 2: 2sc in each (12 total), sl st to round off, reset row marker
Row 3: sc blo, hdc3tog blo, hdc2tog blo, hdc3tog blo, sc blo, sc blo, sc blo (7 total)
Row 4-8: sc even
Row 9: 2sc, sc even rest of row (8 total)
Row 10-12: sc even, sl st
Place a few beans in the foot to help it stand, stuff lightly, pinch the top of the leg closed, and sew it to the body.
Back Leg:
Row 1: 6sc in a loop, tighten loop
Row 2: 2sc in each (12 total), sl st to round off, reset row marker
Row 3: sc blo, hdc3tog blo, hdc2tog blo, hdc3tog blo, sc blo, sc blo, sc blo (7 total)
Row 4-8: sc even
Row 9: sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc (8 total)
Stuff with 2-3 beans in foot if desired for stability
Row 10: sc, 2sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc (10 total)
Row 11-12: sc even, sl st
Place a few beans in the foot to help it stand, stuff lightly, pinch the top of the leg closed, and sew it to the body.
Ear:
Row 1: In a loop, 4sc, tighten loop, ch 1, turn
Row 2: 2sc, 2sc, sc, 2sc, ch 1, turn (7 total)
Row 3: sc, hdc, 2dc plus hdc, hdc plus dc, 3dc, 3dc, 2dc (15 total)
Turn and work 3 sc along about half of the flat edge, sl st
Tail:
Join with sl st to bottom, or use end left from body and chain 8, finish and leave a bit of yarn unfurled for the end of the tail.