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Amigurumi Crochet Elephant Pattern

The Elephant has not only the best memory in the animal kingdom but also the largest ears, with whom they cannot fly, despite popular belief.

This thick-skinned and peaceful giant with a very strong sense for family can now be a member of your family as a little plush toy.

This crochet Elephant is crocheted with chain stitches, slip stitches and single crochet stitches in spiral rounds and in rows and is easy to crochet.

The depicted Amigurumi Elephant has been crocheted with the “Schachenmayr Catania” yarn with a 2.5 mm crochet hook and has sitting a height of 5 cm.

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Elephant Crochet Pattern

Needed Techniques

  • Slip Knot
  • Magic Ring
  • Chain Stitch
  • Slip Stitch
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Crochet into Front and Back Loop
  • Color Change
  • Close Openings
  • Sewing

Needed Materials and Tools

  • 2.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • 6 mm Safety Eyes
  • Stitch Marker
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Polyfill
  • Scissors
  • Colors: white, gray, silver
  • This pattern was crocheted using the „Schachenmayr Catania“ yarn (100% Cotton, Meterage: 125 m, Yarn Ball Weight: 50 g, Yarn Weight: Sport – 5ply / Fine (2)) in the following colors:
  • Nature (Natur (105)), Stone (Stein (242)), Silver (Silber (172))

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Crochet the Head and Body

The head and body is crocheted in one piece in Stone in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

Use the check boxes to mark your finished rounds, rows and steps.

  • Crochet the head and body in spiral rounds in Stone.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (18 stitches).
  • Round 4: 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 5: [3 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (30 stitches).
  • Round 6-11: 6 rounds, each round 30 sc (30 stitches).
  • Round 12: [3 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (24 stitches).
  • Round 13: 1 sc, 1 decrease, [2 sc, 1 decrease] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 14: [1 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 15: Crochet the complete round into the front loop only. [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (18 stitches).
  • Round 16: Fill the head with polyfill. Crochet 18 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 17: 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 18-19: 2 rounds, each round 24 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 20: 1 sc, 1 decrease, [2 sc, 1 decrease] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 21: Crochet the complete round into the back loop only. [1 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 22: Fill the body only with some polyfill, do not stuff the body too full. [1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously, close the opening, weave in and hide the leftover yarn.

Crochet the Legs (2x)

The legs are crocheted in Silver and Stone in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 legs. The finished legs do not need to be filled with polyfill.

  • Crochet the legs in spiral rounds in Silver.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: Crochet the complete round into the back loop only. Color change to Stone. Crochet 12 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 4-5: 2 rounds, each round 12 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 6: [1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Arms (2x)

The arms are crocheted in Silver and Stone in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 arms.

  • Crochet the arms in spiral rounds in Silver.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (9 stitches).
  • Round 3: Crochet the complete round into the back loop only. Color change to Stone. Crochet 9 sc (9 stitches).
  • Round 4: Crochet 9 sc (9 stitches).
  • Round 5: [1 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Fill the arms with a little bit of polyfill. Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Trunk

The trunk is crocheted in Stone in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

  • Crochet the trunk in spiral rounds in Stone.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2-5: 4 rounds, each round 6 sc (6 stitches).
  • Round 6: 1 sc, 1 increase, 2 sc, 1 increase, 1 sc (8 stitches).
  • Round 7: [3 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (10 stitches).
  • Round 8: 2 sc, 1 increase, 4 sc, 1 increase, 2 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 9: Crochet 12 sc (12 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Ears (2x)

The ears are crocheted in Stone in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 ears.

  • Crochet the ears in spiral rounds in Stone.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end if the round (18 stitches).
  • Round 4: 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 4 times, the round is not worked till the end (19 stitches).
  • Round 5: 1 turning chain, [3 sc, 1 increase] repeat 4 times, 1 sc, 1 increase, the round is not worked till the end (24 stitches).
  • Round 6: 1 turning chain, 12 sc, 12 slip stitches (24 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Tusks (2x)

The tusks are crocheted in Nature in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 tusks.

  • Crochet the tusks in spiral rounds in Nature.
  • Round 1: 4 sc into the Magic Ring (4 stitches).
  • Round 2-3: 2 rounds, each round 4 sc (4 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Tail

The tail is crocheted in Stone in rows with chain stitches, slip stitches and single crochet stitches.

  • Crochet the tail in spiral rounds in Stone.
  • Row 1: Crochet 4 chain stitches (4 stitches).
  • Row 2: 1 sc into the 2nd stitch from the hook, 2 slip stitches (3 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn and unravel the threads.

Crochet the Eyebrows (2x)

The eyebrows are crocheted in Stone in rows with chain stitches. Crochet a total of 2 eyebrows.

  • Crochet the eyebrows in spiral rounds in Stone.
  • Row 1: Crochet 3 chain stitches (3 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Assembling

Legs: After you’ve finished crocheting all pieces, start sewing the legs onto the body. Start sewing the first leg onto the body directly over the edge that was created by the round that was crocheted only into the back loop. Sew on the second leg 4 to 5 stitches left or right from the first leg, again just over the edge.

Arms: Sew the arms left and right onto the body, 1 stitch row under the “neck”. Do not sew the arms directly over the legs but slightly behind the legs.

Eyes: Attach the safety eyes after the 7th stitch row counting from the top center of the head. The eyes are 4 stitches apart from each other.

Trunk: Sew the trunk centered under the eyes onto the head.

Ears: Sew the ears 3 to 4 stitches rows, counting from the topmiddle of the head, to the right and left onto the head, as shown in the pictures.

Tusks: Sew the tusks to the right and left of the trunk onto the head.

Tail: Sew the tail onto the body in the middle of the back, just above the stitch edge.

Eyebrows: Sew the eyebrows right and left one stitch row above the eyes, onto the head.

Ear Shape: If you wish, you can squeeze the ears a little at the outer edges to get a small fold or you can press the ears inside out so that they bulge outward. It is up to you what kind of ear shape you want for your elephant.

DONE!

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