Free elephant crochet pattern

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Free elephant crochet pattern

Meet our newest friend – the elephant in pants crocheted following the free elephant crochet pattern designed by @rena_toys

An elephant can be the perfect gift for a child. It will make them curious to find out more about the elephants – the largest land animal which communicates through vibrations and they have great memory!

Abbreviations:

  • mr – magic ring
  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase (2 sc in the same stitch)
  • dec – decrease (single crochet 2 stitches together)
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • BLO – back loop only
  • [12] – number of stitches you should have at the end of the round/row
  • ( ) * x – repeat whatever is between the brackets the number of times stated

Designed by @rena_toys

Translated by AmigurumiPatterns.me

Materials:

  • Yarn: YarnArt Jeans or Alize Cotton Gold (I used gray and light pink colors for the toy, black and white to embroider the face)
  • Crochet: 2 – 2.5 mm, depends on how tight you crochet
  • 10-12 mm safety eyes
  • Sewing needle and scissors
  • Stitch marker
  • Fiberfill

Elephant crochet pattern:

Hands:

(make 2 pieces)
1. 6 sc in mr [6]
2. inc * 6 [12]
3. (1 sc, inc) * 6 [18]
4-5. BLO: 18 sc [18] (2 rows)
6-8. 18 sc [18] (3 rows)
9. (1 sc, dec) * 6 [12]
10-19. 12 sc [12] (10 rows)
20. (2 sc, dec) * 3 [9]
Stuff the bottom of the hand.
If you want to sew the hands to the body, then fold the top of the top flat and make 4-5 sc through both sides.
Fasten off and leave a long yarn for sewing.

Legs:

(make 2 pieces)
1. 6 sc in mr [6]
2. inc * 6 [12]
3. (1 sc, inc) * 6 [18]
4. (2 sc, inc) * 6 [24]
5-6. BLO: 24 sc [24] (2 rows)
7-8. 24 sc [24] (2 rows)
9. (2 sc, dec) * 6 [18]
10-14. 18 sc [18] (5 rows)
15. (1 sc, dec) * 6 [12]
16-20. 12 sc [12] (5 rows)
Stuff the bottom of the leg.
If you want to sew the legs to the body, then fold the top of the leg flat and make 6 sc through both sides.
Fasten off and leave a long yarn for sewing.

Trunk:

Chain 12, then connect with a sl st to form a circle.
1-7. 12 sc [12] (7 rows)
8. (2 sc, dec) * 3 [9]
9-11. 9 sc [9] (3 rows)
12. dec, 7 sc  [8]
13. dec, 6 sc [7]
14. 7 sc [7]
Fasten off, leave a long yarn if you will sew it.

Body and head:

1. 6 sc in mr [6]
2. inc * 6 [12]
3. (sc, inc) * 6 [18]
4. (2 sc, inc) * 6 [24]
5. (3 sc, inc) * 6 [30]
6. (4 sc, inc) * 6 [36]
7. 36 sc [36]
8. (5 sc, inc) * 6 [42]
9. (6 sc, inc) * 6 [48]
10. (7 sc, inc) * 6 [54]
11. 54 sc [54]
12. (8 sc, inc) * 6 [60]
13. Here we will attach the legs: 12 sc, 6 sc with the first leg, 24 sc, 6 with the second leg, 12 sc [60]
14-20. 60 sc [60] (7 rows)
21. 18 sc, (6 sc, dec) * 3, 18 sc [57]
22. 18 sc, (5 sc, dec) * 3, 18 sc [54]
23. 54 sc [54]
24. (7 sc, dec) * 6 [48]
25. 48 sc [48]
26. (6 sc, dec) * 6 [42]
27. 42 sc [42]
28. (5 sc, dec) * 6 [36]
29. (4 sc, dec) * 6 [30]
30. 30 sc [30]
31. (3 sc, dec) * 6 [24]
32. Here we will attach the hands: 4 (6) sc, 4 sc with the first hand, 8 sc, 4 sc with the second hand, 4 (2) sc [24]
(Crochet 2 more stitches and move the marker here, this will be the new beginning of the row)
33. 24 sc [24]

Now we will start crocheting the head.

34. 24 inc [48]
35. (7 sc, inc) * 6 [54]
36. 54 sc [54]
37. (8 sc, inc) * 6 [60]
38-42. 60 sc [60] (5 rows)
43. Here attach the trunk so that it will be in the middle of the head: 60 sc [60]
44-48. 60 sc [60] (5 rows)
49. (8 sc, dec) * 6 [54]
Insert the eyes between rows 45 – 46.
50. 2 sc, dec, (7 sc, dec) * 5, 5 sc [48]
51. (6 sc, dec) * 6 [42]
52. 2 sc, dec, (5 sc, dec) * 5, 3 sc [36]
53. (4 sc, dec) * 6 [30]
54. (3 sc, dec) * 6 [24]
55. (2 sc, dec) * 6 [18]
56. (1 sc, dec) * 6 [12]

Continue decreasing, then fasten off and weave in the end.
Shape the eyes and embroider the face.

Ears:

Each ear consists of two parts.
First part:
(crochet with pink yarn)
1. 6 sc in mr [6]
2. inc * 6 [12]
3. (1 sc, inc) * 6 [18]
4. (2 sc, inc) * 6 [24]
5. (3 sc, inc) * 6 [30]
6. (4 sc, inc) * 6 [36]
7. (5 sc, inc) * 6 [42]
8. (6 sc, inc) * 6 [48]
9. (7 sc, inc) * 6 [54]
Cut the yarn.

Second part:
(crochet with same yarn color as the head)
1. 6 sc in mr [6]
2. inc * 6 [12]
3. (1 sc, inc) * 6 [18]
4. (2 sc, inc) * 6 [24]
5. (3 sc, inc) * 6 [30]
6. (4 sc, inc) * 6 [36]
7. (5 sc, inc) * 6 [42]
8. (6 sc, inc) * 6 [48]
9. (7 sc, inc) * 6 [54]
Don’t cut the yarn, we will continue crocheting with this color.
Put the first (pink) part on top of the second part.
10. make 54 sc through both parts
11. 54 sc [54]
Sew the years on the same level as the eyes or anywhere you like.

Shorts:

Start with the legs.
Chain 30, then connect with a sl st to form a circle.
1-3. 30 sc (3 rows)
Cut the yarn on the first piece.
On the second leg don’t cut the yarn.
Connect the second piece with the first one.
Crochet 60 sc for 20 rows.
Fasten off, weave in the end.

Straps:

(make 2 pieces)
Chain 41, then crochet 40 sc starting from the second chain from the hook.
Sew the straps to the pants, creating an “x” on the back.

Elephant crochet pattern result:

Crocheted elephant

Thank you for crocheting with us  following this cute elephant crochet pattern!

If you want to create a cute baby box, then check out this elephant baby rattle crochet pattern which was kindly provided by @happiness_by_kris to us for free!

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Last modified: February 20, 2024

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