Amigurumi Elephant

C9-JmOrW0AESX3rThis was the first pattern used in the amigurumi class, it shows how using the same basic technique can make a variety of shapes.

Elephant is approximately 19 cm / 7.5 inches tall when sat.

(Also I put the legs and arms on in the wrong place, but had sewed them on to well to remove and set right) 😀

Materials:

  • 100 gms DK yarn
  • 3 mm hook
  • filling
  • tapestry needle

Abbreviations

  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • dc2tog = decrease double crochet. Going into first stitch pull yarn through, go into next stitch, pull yarn through, (3 loops on hook) yarn round hook, pull through all 3 loops

Head

  1. dc6 in magic ring (6 sts)
  2. 2dc in one st x6 (12 sts)
  3. *2dc in one st, dc1* x6 (18 sts)
  4. *2dc in one st, dc2* x6 (24 sts)
  5. *2dc in one st, dc3* x6 (30 sts)
  6. *2dc in one st, dc4* x6 (36 sts)
  7. *2dc in one st, dc5* x6 (42 sts)
  8. *2dc in one st, dc6* x6 (48 sts)
  9. dc48
  10. dc48
  11. dc48
  12. dc48
  13. *2dc in one st, dc7* x6 (54 sts) If you work with safety eyes, place them here leaving 6 stitches space between each one.
  14. *2dc in ne st, dc8* x6 (60 sts)
  15. dc60
  16. dc60
  17. *dc2tog, dc8* x6 (54 sts)
  18. *dc2tog, dc7* x6 (48 sts)
  19. *dc2tog, dc6* x6 (42 sts)
  20. *dc2tog, dc5* x6 (36 sts)
  21. *dc2tog, dc4* x6 (30 sts)
  22. *dc2tog, dc3* x6 (24 sts)
  23. *dc2tog, dc2* x6 (18 sts)
  24. Tie off, stuff the head firmly.

Ears (x2)

  1. Ch11
  2. dc9, 3dc in one st (last one on the chain), continue stitching on the other side of the chain, dc8, 2dc in one st. (22 sts)
  3. *2dc in one st, dc1* x10 (33 sts)
  4. *2dc in one st, dc2* x10 (44 sts)
  5. dc44
  6. dc44
  7. dc44
  8. dc44
  9. dc44
  10. *dc2tog, dc2* x10 (33 sts)
  11. dc33
  12. *dc2tog, dc1* x10 (22 sts)
  13. dc22
  14. dc2tog x11
  15. Tie off and leave long end for sewing

Trunk

  1. dc5 in magic ring (5 sts)
  2. 2dc in each st x5 (10 sts)
  3. *2dc in one st, dc1* x5 (15 sts)
  4. dc15 in the outer loop (15 sts)
  5. dc15 (both loops) (15 sts)
  6. dc2tog x 3, dc9 (12 sts)
  7. dc12
  8. dc12
  9. dc12
  10. dc12
  11. dc12
  12. dc12
  13. dc12
  14. dc12
  15. dc12
  16. dc12
  17. dc3, 2dc in one st, dc1, 2dc in one st, dc1, 2dc in one st, dc4 (15 sts)
  18. dc15
  19. Tie off and leave long end for sewing

Body

  1. dc6 in magic ring (6 sts)
  2. 2dc in one st all around (12 sts)
  3. *2dc in one st, dc1* x6 (18 sts)
  4. *2dc in one st, dc2* x6 (24 sts)
  5. *2dc in one st, dc3* x6 (30 sts)
  6. *2dc in one st, dc4* x6 (36 sts)
  7. *2dc in one st, dc5* x6 (42 sts)
  8. *2dc in one st, dc6* x6 (48 sts)
  9. dc48
  10. dc48
  11. dc48
  12. dc48
  13. dc48
  14. dc48
  15. dc48
  16. dc48
  17. dc48
  18. dc48
  19. *dc2tog, dc6* x6 (42 sts)
  20. dc42
  21. *dc2tog, dc5* x6 (36 sts)
  22. dc36
  23. *dc2tog, dc4* x6 (30 sts)
  24. dc30
  25. *dc2tog, dc3* x6 (24 sts)
  26. dc24
  27. *dc2tog, dc2* x6 (18 sts)
  28. dc18
  29. Tie off and leave long end to sew the body with the head later. Stuff the body well.

Legs (x2)

  1. dc6 in magic ring (6 sts)
  2. 2dc in each st all around (12 sts)
  3. *2dc in one st, dc1* x6 (18 sts)
  4. *2dc in next st, dc2* x6 (24 sts)
  5. dc24 in the outer loop only (24 sts)
  6. dc24
  7. dc24
  8. dc24
  9. dc24
  10. dc24
  11. *dc2tog, dc2* x6 (18 sts)
  12. dc18
  13. dc18
  14. *dec2tog , dc1* x6 (12 sts)
  15. dc12
  16. dc12
  17. Tie off and leave long end for sewing. Stuff only the wide, bottom part of the legs with the stuffing

Arms (x2)

  1. dc6 ipn magic ring (6 sts)
  2.  2dc in each st all around (12 sts)
  3. *2dc in one st, dc1* x6 (18 sts)
  4. dc18 in the outer loop only
  5. dc18
  6. dc18
  7. dc18
  8. dc18
  9. *dc2tog, dc1* x6 (12 sts)
  10. dc12
  11. dc12
  12. dc12
  13. dc12
  14. dc12
  15. dc12
  16. Tie off and leave long end for sewing. Stuff only the wide lower part of the arms with the stuffing.

Assembly

  • Sew head to body.
  • Add trunk to head
  • Ears are placed at the side between rounds 8 & 13.
  • Arms are sewn on sides of the body. Using trunk as the center point, leave 5 stitches between each arm (looking from front side).
  • Legs are added between rows 7 and 8. Leave 3 stitches between legs.
  • Sew the tail between row 7 and 8 centered  at the back side of the body.
  • Eyes are one row above the trunk, leaving 6 stitches between each eye.
  • Tusks: Using white yarn or embroidery thread, sew the tusks on the sides of the bottom of the trunk. Go through one stitch several times to create ball kind shape to indicate small growing tusks here.
  • Mouth is 2 rows below the trunk. Using black yarn or embroidery thread stitch through three vertical stitches.
  • Make two or three hairs on top of head by looping thread.

Time taken: Two evenings including sewing together.

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