Sunday, 8 March 2015

Little Lady Elephants


Materials needed

  • DK yarn in main colour & white
  • 3 mm crochet hook (or 2.50 mm for a smaller version)
  • Yarn needle
  • Polyfiber stuffing
  • 6 mm black safety eyes
  • Stitch marker 



Head

With main colour. 
R1: 5 sc in MR                               (5)
R2: sc in each (BLO) (5)
R3-7: sc in each  (5)
R8: inc, 1, inc, 1, inc (8)
R9: (inc, 1) x 4         (12)
R10: 6, (inc, 1) x 3 (15)
R11: 6, (inc, 2) x 3         (18)
R12: 6, (inc, 3) x 3         (21)
R13: 6, (inc, 4) x 3 (24)
R14: sc in each (24)
R15: (dec, 2) x 6 (18)
Insert safety eyes btw R10 and 11 about 5-6 sts apart.

R16: (dec, 1) x 6 (12)
Stuff head. 
R17: dec x 6         (6)
FO. 

Ears (make 2)

With white. Start with a MR, in which you will make:
1 sc
ch 2
3 dc
ss 
ch 3
3 dc
2 sc
ss in 1st sc
FO, leaving long tail for sewing. 
Sew to head, taking the remaining tail of yarn to the top of the head. 

Body/Dress

Start with main colour. 
R1: 6 sc in mr (6) 
R2: inc x 6 (12) 
R3: (inc, 1) x 6 (18) 
R4: (inc, 2) x 6 (24) 
R5: sc in each (BLO) (24) 
R6: (dec, 2) x 6 (18) 
R7-10: sc in each (18) 
R11: (dec, 1) x 6 (12) 
R12-13: sc in each (12) CC to white
R14: sc in each (12)
Stuff. 
R15: (dec, 2) x 3 (9)
Ss in next. FO leaving long tail for sewing.

Bottom of dress / Lace

Start with dress colour. 
With top of body facing you, attach main colour yarn in one of the free front loops of R4. 
R1: ch 1, sc in same loop and in each loop across, ss in first sc (24 sc + 1 ss)
R2: ch 3, dc in next st, dc in each st across, ss in first dc (23 dc + 1 ss)
FO. 

Attach white yarn. 
R3: (ch 4, sk 1, ss in next) across
FO.
Sew head to body.


Arms (make 2)

Start with white. 
R1: 6 sc in mr (6)
R2: sc in each (BLO) (6)
R3: dec, 4 (5) CC to main colour
R4-9: sc in each (5)
Ss in next. 
Stuff lightly. 
FO leaving long tail for sewing. 
Sew arms to body. 


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