Crocheted plushie elephant (DIY)

This pattern is made of 8 parts: 2 legs, that are crocheted together and continues up and on making the body and the head. Then comes 2 arms, 2 ears and 1 trunk that is made seperately and then attached to the body and head. Eyes and cheeks are sown on with needle and yarn. Remember to stuff the plushie as you go.



You'll need:

  • Crochet hook siza 11 (3 mm)
  • Approx. 3 oz of GREY yarn
  • Approx. 2 oz of yarn for the pants
  • Approx. 2 oz of yarn for the shirt
  • A small amount of BLACK and RED/PINK yarn for eyes and cheeks
  • Plushie stuffing/fiber fill
Abbrev.:
  • mr = magic ring
  • st = stitch(es)
  • sc = single crochet
  • 2 sc tog = 2 single crochet together (decrease)
  • CP = Color of pants
  • CS = Color of shirt

LEGS (GREY and CP)
First leg is made seperately, from the bottom and up, while the second leg is corcheted together with the first one as you will then continue working on the body

GREY
1. 4 sc in mr
2. 2 sc in each st (8)
3. *1 sc, 2 sc in next st* Repeat *-* throughout the round (12)
4. *2 sc, 2 sc in next st* Repeat *-* throughout the round (16)
5. *3 sc, 2 sc in next st* Repeat *-* throughout the round (20)
6. 20 sc
7. *3 sc, 2 sc tog* Repeat *-* throughout the round (16)
8. 16 sc
9. *2 sc, 2 sc tog* Repeat *-* throughout the round (12)
10-11. 12 sc
Change color to CP: From now on you'll be working in rounds of 12 sc. Change colors as described below.
12-27. *2 rounds of CP, 2 rounds of GREY* x 4 (all in all: 16 rounds)
Change color to CP
28. 12 sc
Fasten off and weave ends on the first leg - the second one is, as mentioned earlier, crocheted together with the first on as described in the following.
Remeber to stuff the legs before you continue.















BODY and HEAD (CP, CS and GREY)
Remember to stuff as you go.

CP
1. The two legs are crocheted together with 24 sc
2. *11 sc, 2 sc in next st* Repeat *-* throughout the round (26)
3. *12 sc, 2 sc in next st* Repeat *-* throughout the round (28)
4. *13 sc, 2 sc in next st* Repeat *-* throughout the round (30)
5. *5 sc, 2 sc in next st* Repeat *-* throughout the round (35)
6. 35 sc
7. *6 sc, 2 sc in next st* (40)
8. 40 sc
Change color to CS
9-10. 40 sc
11. *8 sc, 2 sc tog* Repeat *-* throughout the round (36)
12. *7 sc, 2 sc tog* Repeat *-* throughout the round (32)
13. 32 sc
14. *6 sc, 2 sc tog* Repeat *-* throughout the round (28)
15. 28 sc
16. *5 sc, 2 sc tog* Repeat *-* throughout the round (24)
17. *4 sc, 2 sc tog* Repeat *-* throughout the round (20)
18-21. 20 sc
22. *3 sc, 2 sc tog* Repeat *-* throughout the round (16)
23. *2 sc, 2 sc tog* Repeat *-* throughout the round (12)
24. 12 sc
Change color to GREY
25. 12 sc
26. *1 sc, 2 sc in next st* Repeat *-* throughout the round (18)
27. *2 sc, 2 sc in next st* Repeat *-* throughout the round (24)
28. *3 sc, 2 sc in next st* Repeat *-* throughout the round (30)
29. 30 sc
30. *4 sc, 2 sc in next st* Repeat *-* throughout the round (36)
31-34. 36 sc
35. *4 sc, 2 sc tog* Repeat *-* throughout the round (30)
36. 30 sc
37. *3 sc, 2 sc tog* Repeat *-* throughout the round (24)
38. *2 sc, 2 sc tog* Repeat *-* throughout the round (18)
39. *1 sc, 2 sc tog* Repeat *-* throughout the round (12)
Continue with the decreases until the hole in the top of the head is closed. Fasten off and weave ends.





















TRUNK (GREY)
Don't stuff this part.

1. 3 sc in mr
2. 2 sc in each st (6)
3-13. 6 sc (I don't remember exactly how many rounds I made, but I think this will do - otherwise just continue until it has the wanted length)
14. 2 sc in first st, 5 sc (7)
15. 2 sc in first 2 st, 1 sc, 2 sc tog, 2 sc (8)
16. 2 sc in first 3 st, 2 sc tog, 2 sc tog, 1 sc (9)
17. 2 sc in first 4 st, 2 sc tog, 2 sc tog, 1 sc (11)
18. *2 sc tog* Repeat *-* until you have 5 sc left on the round
Fasten off and weave ends.

EARS (GREY)
1. 6 sc in mr
Now instead of working in rounds as usual, chain 1 and turn, so that you'll work in rows instead of rounds. That way you'll make a half circle.
2. *1 sc, 2 sc in next st* Repeat *-* throughout the row (9)
3. *2 sc, 2 sc in next st* Repeat *-* throughout the row (12)
4. *3 sc, 2 sc in next st* Repeat *-* throughout the row (15)
5. *4 sc, 2 sc in next st* Repeat *-* throughout the row (18)
6. *5 sc, 2 sc in next st* Repeat *-* throughout the row (21)
Fasten off and weave ends. Make another one :-)


ARMS (GREY and CS)
GREY
1. 6 sc in mr
2. 2 sc in each st (12)
3-4. 12 sc
5. *4 sc, 2 sc tog* Repeat *-* throughout the round (10)
6-7. 10 sc
Change color to CS
8-22. 10 sc
Stuff with fiber fill/plushie stuffing
23. *2 sc tog* Repeat *-* throughout the round (5)
Fasten off and weave ends. Make another on :-)

Now you have all the parts for the elephant, and all you have to do is to put them together using needle and yarn - as goes for eyes and cheeks. 

If you try out this pattern please let me know via isdida90@gmail.com and/or upload a pic of the work on instagram using hashtag #garnkusserne - I would really love to see it and (if you'll allow it) share your results with our readers :-)

Please note that the pattern is for private use only.

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