img_7611When a friend asked me to design an elephant for her friend’s a baby girl, I was delighted by the idea. She wanted to have a non-gendered toy without any pink or glitter or any other chichi. So I came up with this blue elephant amigurumi with big and gentle brown eyes. If you are searching for a cute toy which matches either boy or girl, you are very much welcome to do your own.

Head and Body:

  1. R: 6 sc in magic ring
  2. R: double each stitch (12 sc)
  3. R: double every 2nd stitch (18 sc)
  4. R: double every 3rd stitch (24 sc)
  5. R: double every 4th stitch (30 sc)
  6. R: double every 5th stitch (36 sc)
  7. R: double every 6th stitch (42 sc)
  8. R: double every 7th stitch (48 sc)
  9. R: double every 8th stitch (54 sc)
  10. R: double every 9th stitch (60 sc)

11-20 R: 60 sc

  1. R: crochet each 9th & 10 sts together (54 sc)
  2. E: crochet every 8th & 9th (48 sc)
  3. R: crochet every 7th & 8th stitch (42 sc)
  4. R: crochet every 6th & 7th stitch (36 sc)
  5. R: crochet each 5th & 6th stitch (30 sc)
  6. R: crochet every 4th & 5th round (24 sc)
  7. R: crochet each 3rd & 4th st (18 sc)
  8. R: crochet every 2nd & 3rd stitch (12 sc)
  9. R: 12 sc
  10. R: double every 2nd stitch (18 sc)
  11. – 33. R: 18 sc
  1. R: double every 3rd stitch (24 sc)
  2. – 37. R: 24 sc
  3. R: double every 4th stitch (30 sc)
  4. R: double every 5th stitch (36 sc)
  5. R: double every 6th stitch (42 sc)
  6. – 45. R: 42 sc
  7. R: double every 7th stitch (48 sc)
  8. – 51. R: 48 sc
  9. R: double every 8th stitch (54 sc)
  10. – 57. R: 54 sc
  11. R: double every 9th stitch (60 sc)
  12. – 63. R: 60 sc
  13. Crochet every 9th & 10th stitch together (54 sc)
  14. R: 13 sc, crochet 2 sts together, 4 sc, 2 sts together, 4 sc, 2 sts together, 13 sc, 2 sts together, 4 sc, 2 sts together, 4 sc, 2 sts together (48 sc)

From now on the legs are crocheted separately from each other

  1. R: 17 sc, skip and then crochet on with 7 sc (24 sc)
  2. R: 24 sc
  3. Crochet each 5th & 6th stitch (20 sc)
  4. – 73. R: 20 sc
  5. R: crochet together each 3rd & 4th st, only work in the back loop (16 sc)
  6. R: crochet 8 x 2 sts together (8 sts)

 

Cut and sew thread.

For the other leg, re-stitch and make the 24 omitted stitches into a round, then crochet same as the first leg.

Trunk

 

  1. Crochet 20 sc directly to the front of the head
  2. R: 9 sc, 2 sts together, 3 sc, 2 sts together, 4 sc (18 sts)
  3. R: 9 sc, 2 sts together, 2 sc, 2 sts together, 3 sc (16 sts)
  4. R: 4 sc, 3 sc into next stitch, 4 sc, 2 sts together, 1 sc, 2 sts together, 2 sc (16 sts)
  5. R: 4 sc, 3 sc into next stitch ,6 sc, 2 x 2 sc together, 2 sc (16 sc)
  6. R: 5 sc, inc, 6 sc, 2 x 2 stitch crochet together (15 sc)
  7. R: dec, 4 sc, inc, 6 sc, dec (14 sts)
  8. R: dec, 4 sc, inc, 5 sc, dec (13 sts)
  9. R: dec, 4 sc, inc, 4 sc, dec (12 sts)
  10. – 15. R: on the downside 1 dec, on the upper side 1 inc, apart from that sc around (12 sc)
  11. & 17. R: 12 sc
  12. & 19. R: on the upper side 1 inc, on the bottom side 1 dec, apart from that sc around
  13. R: 5 dec

 

Cut and sew thread

Ears

 

  1. R: 6 sc in magic ring
  2. R: double each stitch (12 sc)
  3. R: double every 2nd stitch (18 sc)
  4. R: double every 3rd stitch (24 sc)
  5. R: double every 4th stitch (30 sc)
  6. R: double every 5th stitch (36 sc)
  7. R: double every 6th stitch (42 sc)

8-12 R: 42 sc

  1. R: on the upper side 1 dec, on the bottom side 2 dec, apart from that sc around (39 sts)
  2. R: on the upper side 1 dec, on the bottom side 2 dec, apart from that sc around (36 sc)

15 – 18 R: on the bottom side 2 dec, apart from that sc around, until you have only 28 sts left in the round

 

Cut thread, pull through, squeeze the ear and sew the side of the head. Work the other ear in the same way, then sew it to the head the other way around so that the steady decreases are on the downside.

Arms

 

  1. R: Crochet 10sc directly to the side of the body. Start with one row of 5 sc and work the other 5 sc back into the same stitches
  2. R: on the bottom side do 3 sc into the middle stitch, inc 1 on the upper side, apart from that sc around (11 sc)
  3. R: on the bottom side do 3 sc into the middle stitch, inc 1 on the upper side, apart from that sc around (12 sc)
  4. R: Double on each side, otherwise sc around (14 sc)

5 – 9 R: 14 sc

  1. R: double 2 sts on each side, otherwise sc around (16 sc)

11-15 R: 16 sc

  1. R: crochet each 3rd & 4th sts together, only work in the back loop (12 sc)
  2. R: Crochet 6 x 2 sts (6 sts)

 

Cut and sew thread.

Embroider the eyes as follows:

 

  1. embroider a black circle in the size of the eye
  2. Fill up circle with straight stitches
  3. Insert eye-coloured yarn on one side of the eye, pass the thread up around the eye, insert again on the other side and guide the needle to the uppermost point of the eye (into the stitch you just made). Fasten the thread with one very small stitch.
  4. For the lower half, repeat the same passing the thread on the bottom side.
  5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 again
  6. Insert from behind with white thread in the middle of the eye, then do 2-3 short stitches from the black into the colored area of the eye.
  7. Sew all threads

 

Place a red thread under the trunk for the mouth and attach with a small stitch just below the line so that a sickle shape results.

Done!

Have fun with crocheting!

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