Stuffed, Jointed Elephant Crochet Pattern


Crocheted Elephant Pattern

Materials: KNITTING WORSTED, 4 balls (I oz. balls) of White . . . PEARL COTTON, Size 5, 1 ball of Black and scraps of Green and Rose . . . Bone Crochet Hook No. 6.
GAUGE: 4 sts make 1 inch; 4 rows make 1 inch.

BODY . . . Starting at center of back, ch 2. 1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 2nd rnd: 2 sc in each sc around ( 12 sc). 3rd rnd: * Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc ( an inc ). Repeat from * around (18 sc). 4th rnd: Sc in each sc around. 5th and 6th rnds: Sc in each sc around, increasing 6 sc evenly around (30 sc on 6th rnd). 7th rnd: Sc in each sc around, 8th and 9th rnds: Sc in each sc, increasing 6 sc evenly around (42 sc on 9th rnd). 10th to 20th rnds incl: Sc in each sc around. 21st rnd: Sc in each sc around, decreasing 6 sc evenly around (36 sc remain)—to dec 1 sc, work off 2 sc as 1 sc. Repeat the 21st rnd until 6 sc remain. Stuff Body firmly and sew up opening.

LEG (Make 4) . . . Work exactly as for Body until there are 18 sc on rnd. Then work without decreasing until piece measures 41/4 inches from starting point. Stuff Leg firmly. Then dec 6 sc evenly around on each rnd until piece is closed. Sew Legs to Body.

TAIL . . . Using nine 18-inch strands of yarn at one time make a chain 2 inches long. Knot ends of yarn and sew tail in place.

HEAD . . . Starting at trunk, ch 2. 1st rnd; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 2nd rnd: Sc in each sc around. Repeat 2nd rnd until piece measures 3 inches. Next rnd: * Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc ( an inc ). Repeat from * around. Repeat the last rnd until 18 sc are on rnd. If necessary, work without increasing until piece measures 4¾ inches in all. Next rnd: Sc in each sc around, increasing 7 sc evenly around. Repeat the last rnd once more (32 sc on rnd). Work, without increasing until piece measures 7½ inches in all. Stuff firmly. On next rnd make sc in each sc, decreasing 6 sc evenly around. Repeat the last rnd until piece is closed. Sew Head to Body.

EAR (Make 2) . . . With White, ch 12. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. 2nd to 9th rows incl: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. At end of 9th row, do not ch to turn. Break off.

Sew ears in place. Make markings of feet, mouth and eyes with the scraps of Pearl Cotton.

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