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:
French Knot Tutorial
Sl St = Slip Stitch
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.
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.