E is for Elephant: Crochet Elephant Applique


Here is Day 5 of my 26 Days of Crochet Animal Alphabet Appliques!
E is for Elephant

The reason this project has taken me so long is because some of these appliqués went through many revisions and some of them (like this elephant) took me several tries to get right. Let me show you the evolution of the elephant:

Materials:
– Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Dusty Blue. And a small piece of black for the eye. The tutorial below is done with Vanna’s Choice in pink because pink elephants are cute too!
– Size G Crochet Hook (the bigger the hook the bigger the appliqué and vice versa)
– Tapestry needle
Abbreviations:
French Knot Tutorial
Sl St = Slip Stitch
SC =  Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet

Elephant Applique Pattern:
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 8 HDC in ring, join, ch 1
Round 2: 2 Hdc in each stitch around, join ch 1 (16 Hdc)
Round 3: 2 Hdc in first, HDC in next, repeat around, join chain 1
Round 4: SC in next 2, SC + HDC + DC in next, DC in next, ch 2 and join with slip stitch to next, slip stitch in next 2, chain 2, DC in next 2, chain 2 and slip stitch in next (you have now made the feet), SC in next 2, slip stitch in next, chain 9, SC down chain, DC in same stitch as where your chain started (you have now made the trunk), DC in next 3, HDC in next, SC in remaining stitches to finish out the round…before joining, chain 3, slip stitch down chain, join to last stitch (you have now made the tail). Fasten off leaving long tail.

Elephant Ear:
Magic ring, chain 2 and make 9 DC in ring, chain 2 and join to ring. pull tight. Do not join round (you want to leave it somewhat of a half circle). Fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto body.

Make a French Knot for the eye.

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22 Comments

Sarah, these little elephants are to die for! I think these would be adorable as a small banner or other kind of fun birthday decoration for kids – or even for me! :) These are just too cute. Love them, and love all of your wonderful posts! Thank you for sharing!!

Hi
Thank you very much for sharing!!
and I work with dresses for girls and do crochet applications
and I sell
I wonder if I can use your elephant
there are copyright and can not use if I have not permission
Thank you
Dragica

I seem to be the only dumb one here! Where you say join chain one, do you mean join where you had a chain one, or join and then make a chain one? sometimes there is a comma which makes me think first join, then chain one, but when there is no comma, I think I should join at a chain one I already made in the previous round. If you have a minute, could you let me know? (I’m just learning, sorry for being so out of it!) :)

I just discovered your elephant pattern and I will be using it to embellish a crocheted hanger for a baby boy shower gift. It and all 26 animal alphabet patterns are so adorable!! Love ’em.