Elephant applique pattern
Posted August 14, 2014on:
My last post was about the Elephant Tiramisu Blanket I made for a friend. Here is the pattern or the elephant applique, it’s very easy to make and I hope you will enjoy it!
I used a 4mm/G hook and Red heart Super Saver in grey and pink. Goggly eyes, and some glue. the head and ears of the elephant are crocheted in spiral without joining the rounds. The size of the applique is about 7 inch wide and 5 inch in length with the trunk. You can use a smaller crochet hook if you want a smaller applique.
rnd = round
inc = increase
dec = decrease
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
st = stitch
with grey yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times (24)
Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times (30)
Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 6 times (36)
Rnd 7: [5 sc, inc] 6 times (42)
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
With grey yarn, 20 in ch (leave a long tail at beginning for sewing)
Rnd 1: 5 hdc, 2 hdc in same st, 5 hdc, 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc, 5 dc (24)
Fasten off, weave in loose end and sew to the head at center.
Ears (Make 2):
With pink yarn, 10 in ch
Rnd 1: 8 sc, 3 in last st, turn and continue on the other side, 7 sc, 2 in last st (20)
Rnd 2: [3 sc, inc] 5 times (25)
Rnd 3: [4 sc, inc] 5 times (30)
Change yarn to grey, sl st to first st
Rnd 4: ch1, sc in same st and in each st around (30)
Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing. Weave in the thread to the side of the ear to use for sewing. Sew the head and ears together using only front loops of each part (about 7 stitches will be enough). Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
Glue the goggly eyes, your elephant applique is done. (you can embroider the eyes if you prefer, or useblack felt like I did for the baby blanket.)
Voila! I hope you will find this tutorial useful. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me. Happy crocheting!