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Crochet a cute elephant // PeerDIY

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A friend for life moves into the nursery with the crochet elephant. Crocheted from cotton yarn, it is quite sturdy and even survives a regular bath in the washing machine.

Material:

  • Cotton yarn, yardage = 104 m / 50 g for knitting needles No. 3 – 3.5
  • about 300 g of gray
  • about 50 g white
  • 1 remainder anthracite
  • 1 crochet hook No. 3
  • 1 round button eyes in black, Ø 8 mm
  • Sewing thread in gray
  • 1 sewing needle
  • about 400 g of cotton wool

Size:

about 30 x 30 cm

Pattern:

Fe M.

Knitting tension:

Basic pattern with crochet hook No. 3: 24 M and 25 R = 10 x 10 cm.

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Instructions for crocheting the elephant:

Step 1: The body

You start at the trunk. Make initial loop in anthracite.

Crochet with crochet hook No. 3: 1 buff, then 8 sl st in ring. Crochet with 1 sl st in mid air. Crochet in basic pattern.

1st round: 1 Turn air, every M double = 16 sts. Join this round and every other round with 1 sl st in the spiral air. Now continue in gray.
2nd Rd: 1 turn air, every 2nd st double = 24 sts.
3. -8. Rd: Without increases.
9th Rd: 1 turn air, every 3rd st double = 32 sts.
10th 18th Rd: Without increases.
19th Rd: 1 spiral air, every 4th double = 40 sts.
20th-26th Rd: Without increases.
27th Rd: 1 turn air, every 5th st double = 48 sts.
28th Rd: Without increases. Divide work from the beginning of the round, from now on in R weiterarb. and the 4 M each. Mark the center = 8 m.

For the head the m beids. Double the 8 marked sts in every 2nd round 16 times = 80 sts and at the same time from the 29th round into shortened rows, but in each row 10 x 2 sts. crochet less.
Crochet over all sts again in the next row, from * 4 more times. = 55 shortened R. Close work on Rd. = 80 m.

Now for the belly M as follows:
1st round: Double every 8 sts = 90 sts.
3rd Rd: Double every 9 sts = 100 sts.
5th round: Double every 10 sts = 110 sts.
8th Rd: Double every 11 sts = 120 sts.
9.-42 Rd: Without increases.
43rd Rd: Every 5th and 6th st each time = 100 sts.
45th round: Comb each 4th and 5th st each time = 80 sts.
47th round: Cut off every 3rd and 4th st each time = 60 sts.
49th round: Cut off every 2nd and 3rd st each time = 40 sts.
50th round: Always cut off 2 sts = 20 sts.
51st Rd: Always cut off 2 sts in total = 10 sts.
52nd round: Always cut off 2 sts = 5 sts. Finish work.
With the work thread pull the 5 M together. Through the opening on the head elephant and proboscis with stuffing well stuffed. Close the opening.

Step 2: The legs (4x)

Make initial loop in white. Crochet with crochet hook No. 3: 1 buff, then 8 sl st in ring. Close with 1 sl st in the air. Crochet in basic pattern.

1st round: 1 Turn air, every M double = 16 sts. Join this round and every other round with 1 sl st in the spiral air. 2nd Rd: 1 turn air, every 2nd st double = 24 sts.
3rd Rd: 1 turn air, every 3rd st double = 32 sts.
4. -10. Rd: White, without increases. Now continue in gray.
11th-26th Rd: Without increases.
27th Rd: Every 7th and 8th st each additional stitch = 28 sts.
31st Rd: Cut off every 6th and 7th sts together = 24 sts.
32nd round: Without increases. Gently stuff the legs down and stuff them more easily at the top. Legs both. Sew on the stomach.

Crochet a cute elephant // PeerDIY
© Initiative Handarbeit, Photo: Nina Rasch

Step 3: The tail

Cast on 3 tubes with gray crochet hook No. 3 in gray.
1st round: 5 tr in the 1st Luftm. Close this round and every other round with 1 sl st in the last loop.
2nd Rd: Crochet 2 spiral scarfs in the 1st tr of the prestr. 2 tr, then crochet 1 tr = 1 tr in each additional tr.
3rd Rd: 2 spiral airm, 6 tr.
4th Rd: Crochet 2 spiral scoop, 1 tr in each tr, then crochet 2 tr in the last tr, = 7 tr.
5th round: 2 spiral airm, 7 tr.
6th Rd: Crochet 2 spiral scarfs in the 1st tr of the prestr. 2 tr, then crochet 1 tr = 8 tr in each additional tr.
7. Rd: 2 spiral airm, 8 tr.
8th Rd: Crochet 2 spiral scarfs, 1 tr in each tr, then crochet 2 tr in the last tr = 9 tr.
9th Rd: 2 spiral airm, 9 tr.
10th Rd: Crochet 2 spiral scarf, crochet 1 tr in the 1st tr, then crochet 1 tr = 1 tr in each additional tr.
11th Rd: Crochet 2 spiral scoop, 1 tr in each tr, then crochet 2 tr in the last tr = 11 tr.
12th Rd: Crochet 2 spiral scarfs in the 1st tr of the prestr. 2 tr, then crochet 1 tr = 1 tr in each additional tr. = 12 tr.
13th Rd: 2 spiral airm, 12 tr.

6 tr in the 1st airm, close with 1 sl st in the 3rd airm work to the Rd. Wendeluftrbilden. Crochet with crochet hook No. 3: 1 buff, then 8 sl st in ring. Close with 1 sl st in the air. Crochet in basic pattern.
1st round: 1 Turn air, every M double = 16 sts. Join this round and every other round with 1 sl st in the spiral air. 2nd Rd: 1 turn air, every 2nd st double = 24 sts.
3rd Rd: 1 turn air, every 3rd st double = 32 sts.
4-10th Rd: White, without increases.

Step 4: The ears

Cast on 24 sts in gray with crochet hook No. 3 and crochet in basic pattern.
1st R: Fe M. 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5. R: 3 yards from the edge, 1 x 1 M both sides. initially. = 32 M.
6th – 25th R: Fe M.
26. R: 3 yards from the edge, both. 2 M initially cut = 30 sts.
30th R: 3 yards from the edge, both. 2 M initially cut off = 28 sts.
34. R: 3 yards from the edge, both. 2 M initially cut off = 26 sts.
38. R: 3 yards from the edge, both. 2 M initially cut off = 26 sts.
40th R: 3 yards from the edge, both. 2 M initially cut off = 24 sts.
41. R: 3 yards from the edge, both. 2 M initially cut off = 22 sts.
42. R: 3 yards from the edge, both. 2 x 2 M initially. cut = 18 M.
43rd R: 3 yards from the edge, both. 2 x 2 M initially. Cut off = 14 sts. Finish work.

Step 5: Finish

Ears both. sew on the head. Tie small fringes in anthracite as hair between the ears. Embroider eyes in anthracite. Embroider on the white edges of the legs in anthracite in the stem stitch lines, as well on the trunk, s. Illustration

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