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.
This little elephant is so cute. Nice to see it in different colors. Thanks a lot.
I wish you a great day, Margaret
Your appliques are absolutely wonderful!! Thanks for sharing them with all of us!! <3
Saskia van der Plas says
Love this cute elephant! It would perfectly fit to one of my baby boy hats, as a nice extra element! My compliments!
This elephant is adorable! So far it's my favorite in the animal line-up. (Though the cat is a close second!) 🙂
It's just adorable!
Sanna Eriksson says
This is just so cute :). Defenitely gonna try this :). Dunno yet what I'm gonna do with it 😀
Cindy Steenblik says
Very, very Cute! Thank you!
Thank you for the elephant I made one and put it on a beanie for my mum. It's made the hat really unusual
Are your patterns on Ravelry? I can't seem to find you there.
The elephant is super adorable! I especially love it in pink… can you make a chain?! Like from large to smaller elephants linked by their trunks and tails?! 🙂
Love your work!
Love this little Elephant, thank you <3
Than you for this pattern. My youngest daughter loves elephants, and I cannot wait to make this for her as a Christmas 'tag.'
Southern Cowgirl says
This is amazing and super easy! Thank you so much for sharing your skills!!
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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!!
Amalie Eltzholtz says
Thanks for a great pattern! Super easy to follow! (:
It is amazing, I just made it, thank you very much for sharing!!!
Dragica Stefanovic says
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
Marcelle Mas says
Bravo pour la création et merci pour le partage. A French granny.
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 love this simple elephant! I was looking for a simple appliqué pattern to add to a gray, white and teal baby blanket and this fit the bill perfectly. Thank you!
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.
Can the patterns be printed?
Susan Tolley says
I have been following you on FB and Pinterest for quite a while. I have found that your patterns are the easiest and most concise of any I’ve tried. I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into each pattern and for offering them for free. I’ve made many hats for my grandkids, they have loved every one of them! Thank you again!!!
Thank you for sharing this lovely elephant. I’m quite new to crochet but was able to follow your pattern and have successfully made 3! Very happy! 🙂
Lyn Shepherd says
Hi is this pattern in US terminology or UK please?
elly emyn says
Fell in love with the elephants and crocheted a few yesterday and this morning. I have posted pictures on my website and linked back to your site for the pattern and more.
Thank you for sharing.
in round 4 when making the feet after
“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”
when do i repeat to make the secon feet?
Lizi Jury says
I am having the same trouble, i have tried and tried but i just do not get a second foot – did you manage to resolve the problem, if so would you share this with me. I feel that there is something missing. I would really appreciate it – i have sat for 2 days with this problem.
Many thanks Lizi Jury
Love the cute pattern!! Thank you.
Traumhaft, der Elefant!
Wo finde ich bitte diese Anleitung in Deutsch?
Sharon T says
THANK YOU for being the only person to leave the pattern for an old lady who does not want to sign up for PDF’s, videoes, and other unnecessary garbage. I just wanted a simple written pattern & YOU HAD IT!!!! I thank you, my expecting niece thanks you, her husband thanks you, and most importantly the expected baby truly thanks you!!
GOOD JOB, from an old retired teacher,
Im not sure if you still monitor this page, but if you do, how would you reverse this pattern to make an elephant face the other way? I have tried to do it myself, and I cant seem to get it quite right. 🙂
Where it has the plus signs , do those all go in the same stitch or in 3 consecutive stitches?
Stuck in round 2. Can I just make these in the round or do I have to join
I hate joining
Cayle Townsend says
Is there a link for all of the animal patterns? I’d love to make my granddaughter an afghan.
This elephant is so stinkin cute! I’m very new to crocheting, but it was very easy to understand the instructions and mine came out pretty close to the pic (I’m still working on yarn tension)! I attached it to a granny square I was working on and plan on making a blanket for my nephew!
I really liked this simple elephant. I wanted it for an applique on a baby blanket. But it was so small. I kept the original, small one, but ended up increasing the each stitch to make a second bigger elephant. (Sc–>DC, DC–>triple etc). Now I have a momma and a baby elephant. Thanks you for the pattern!
Hi! My mom and I absolutely love this pattern. Thank you for sharing. I made a few dozen into magnets as party favours for my brother’s baby shower and they were a hit. So, imagine my surprise when I stumbled across someone selling your pattern (or something very similar) as their own on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/640354531/crochet-pattern-applique-elephant?ref=shop_home_active_8
Dellamarie Burke says
You are a genius! I was chuckling all through making this little guy. He’s going on Christmas gift for my nephew and I may end-up with a whole herd of them. Thanks so much for sharing!
This pattern is perfect! This is only the second thing after a beanie that I’ve followed w a pattern and it looks like the picture. Thank you for going through all the trial and error to get to this cutie. This was so much fun!
Has used your elephant tutorial
Thank you so very much! This is perfect for my baby romper I made!
Audrey Sussman says
Thank you for this. Have been looking for an applique for my great grandsons to be, June 29, baby blanket. Elephants are the rooms theme.
This little elephant rocks! Made 3 so far…..(.for Alabama Crimson Tide fans)
Kimberly Mike says
Thanks for your free pattern!!! I can’t wait to crochet it now and sew it on my shirt for decoration
Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing this pattern. My daughter is having a baby and loves elephants!
Lizi Jury says
I just love the little elephant. Thanks so very much for sharing.
I first had to learn how to do the magic ring / circle. Am getting there. My granddaughters call me Granni Ellie for good reason.
So to find this little elliecto attach to their crochet blankets is a bonus.
Lizi Jury says
Hi there, i have mastered the magic circle/ring . But am stuck on the 4th row – try as i might i do not get two feet. Have sat for two days on this. Should i be repeating something and misreading your pattern. You help will be greatly appreciated.
King regards lizi Jury
Lizi Jury says
Guess what !!! My little elephant now has two feet
Thanks sooo much for the pattern.
Regards Lizi Jury
Simply loved this little fella! My daughter loves elephants so I’ve made this tag to go with a clutch I’ve crocheted for her. Am sure she’s going to love this too <3
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Thank you for sharing this pattern! It is one of my all time favourites! Everyone I’ve gifted this to has loved it 🙂