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Amigurumi Elephant

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®

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Pattern Number: 70582AD
Image of Amigurumi Elephant

One of our menagerie of amigurumi animals, this little elephant is sure to be a favorite. As seen in Martha Stewart Living, January 2010.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
4 in. (10 cm) tall
PUBLISHED IN:  Jo-Ann, knit.1

CORRECTIONS: None

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MATERIALS QTY ALT QTY
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860-105 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Silver Blue 1  
 · 
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm) 1  
 · 
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers 1  
 · 
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6) 1  
·2 plastic safety eyes, 9 mm diameter
Fiberfill stuffing

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Amigurumi Elephant
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®

STITCH EXPLANATION:

sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

NOTES:

Elephant is worked in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.

BODY
Ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; place a marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around - 18 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around - 24 sc.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around - 30 sc.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around - 36 sc.
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * around - 42 sc.
Rnds 8-17: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 18: *Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * around - 36 sc.
Rnd 19: *Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around - 30 sc.
Rnd 20: *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around - 24 sc.
Following package directions, attach safety eyes. Stuff piece.

Shape Trunk
Rnd 21:
*Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around - 18 sc.
Rnd 22: *Sc2tog, sc in next sc; rep from * around - 12 sc.
Rnds 23-41: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off. Stuff trunk lightly. Fold open end of trunk up and sew in place.

LEGS (make 4)
Ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; place a marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sc.
Rnds 3-5: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off.

EARS (make 2)
Ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; place a marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around - 18 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around - 24 sc.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around - 30 sc.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around - 36 sc.
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * around - 42 sc.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Tail

Join yarn with sl st at back of Elephant, and ch 5. Work 3 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off. Stuff Legs and sew to Body. Fold Ears in half to make a half circle, lightly stuff and sew closed. Sew straight edge of Ears to Head. Weave in ends.


 

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)  


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