Simple Elephant – Free Pattern

As mentioned, many times before, elephants are sort of a big deal in my house. They are my younger daughter’s “favorite ever”. They are also the first thing I ever made that wasn’t a straight back and forth blanket/scarf. I have linked to a decent Lion Brand pattern before. The problems that I had with the pattern were mainly the trunk. I really, really disliked the towards trunk. So, while my initial elephant was only a bit better, I have since honed the skill to make some pretty remarkable elephants. I used the below pattern as a guide to even make my macro-amigurumi. I had initially decided to sell this pattern, but I have since changed my mind, and I am going to happily post it here, for all to see!

Worked in rounds (do not join, do not turn) using any weight of yarn with corresponding hook size. Gauge does not matter, it will only change the overall size of your elephant. My standard 4” elephant uses worsted weight yarn with a G hook.

Elephant Body

CH 3

Rnd 1:            6 SC in first CH (6)

Rnd 2:            2 SC in each st around (12)

Rnd 3:            *1 SC in next st, 2 SC in next st*, [repeat * 5 more times] (18)

Rnd 4:            *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next 2 st*, [repeat * 5 more times] (24)

Rnd 5:           *1 SC in next 3 st, 2 SC in next st*, [repeat * 5 more times] (30)

Rnd 6:           1 SC in next 2 st, *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next 4 st*, [repeat * 4 more times], 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next 2 st (36)

Rnd 7:           *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next 5 st*, [repeat * 5 more times] (42)

Rnd 8-17:      SC around (42)

Rnd 18:         *SC2TOG, 1 SC in next 5 st*, [repeat * 5 more times] (36)

Rnd 19:         *1 SC in next 4 st, SC2TOG*, [repeat * 5 more times] (30)

Rnd 20:         *SC2TOG, 1 SC in next 3 st*, [repeat * 5 more times] (24)

Rnd 21:         *1 SC in next 2 st, SC2TOG*, [repeat * 5 more times] (18)

I would begin stuffing the body here, then stuff the trunk as you go along

Rnd 22:         *SC2TOG, 1 SC in next st*, [repeat * 5 more times] (12)

Rnd 23-24:     SC in next 9 st, HDC in next 3 st (12)

Rnd 25:         *SC2TOG, 1 SC in next st* [repeat * 3 more times] (8)

Rnd 26-28:     SC in next 6 st, HDC in next 2 st (8)

Rnd 29-35:     SC around (8)

Rnd 36:         SC2TOG around and close

Embroider eyes

Elephant Ears – make 2

CH 3

Rnd 1:            6 SC in first CH (6)

Rnd 2:            2 SC in each st around (12)

Rnd 3:            *1 SC in next st, 2 SC in next st*, [repeat * 5 more times] (18)

Rnd 4:            *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next 2 st*, [repeat * 5 more times] (24)

Rnd 5:           *1 SC in next 3 st, 2 SC in next st*, [repeat * 5 more times] (30)

Rnd 6:           1 SC in next 2 st, *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next 4 st*, [repeat * 4 more times], 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next 2 st (36)

Rnd 7:           *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next 5 st*, [repeat * 5 more times] (42)

Fold in half, lightly stuff, sew together the two halves, attach to body

Elephant Legs – make 4

CH 3

Rnd 1:            6 SC in first CH (6)

Rnd 2:            2 SC in each st around (12)

Rnd 3-5:        SC around (12)

Stuff and attach to body

Elephant Tail

CH 11

Sl st in 3rd CH from hook

CH 3

Sl st in 3rd CH from hook (same CH as before)

Sl st down to the end of the tail, attach to body

2

amigurumi elephant

IMG_8023

Elephant Butts

9

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