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Amigurumi elephant – Crochet free pattern

Hello, I have finally updated the amigurumi elephant pattern which I did six years back. This is what I think, is the best looking amigurumi elephant in the world.

No offense, there are other cute ones on the internet. But, this is THE best one with a free pattern that goes with it. The free pattern is for an amigurumi elephant that is standing on four legs, and I think that’s how an elephant should look like.

Best feature of all, it is a palm-sized amigurumi elephant. So, the project works up pretty quickly and uses lesser yarn(being diligent during these tough times).

So let’s get on to the pattern to make this cute amigurumi elephant.

amigurumi elephant free pattern
elephant amigurumi free pattern
Items you’ll need
  1. Gray color 8 ply acrylic yarn. Any yarn of your choice.
  2. Hook : 2.25mm
  3. Stitch markers
  4. Tapestry needle
Abbreviations

ch – Chain
sl st – Slip stitch
sc – Single crochet
inc – Make two single crochets in the same stitch
dec – Combine two stitches into one single crochet
invdec – Insert hook into the front loop of the first stitch. Insert hook into the front loop of the second stitch. Yarn over and pull through the two loops. Again, yarn over and pull through the two loops, making a single crochet from the two sc’s of the previous round. You can also use a normal decrease if this one seems daunting and if you don’t mind the bumps from a normal decrease.
[stitch] * ‘n’ times – repeat the stitches between the [] n times.

Recommended Sequence
  1. Make the four legs first.
  2. Crochet all the legs together to make the elephants body.
  3. Start crocheting the head by starting from the trunk.
  4. Two crochet ears.
  5. Stuff and sew it all together.
Video help to the pattern

Elephant amigurumi – free pattern

amigurumi elephant crochet free pattern
  • Finished size: Palm sized.
  • Skill level: Intermediate.
Legs:

R1) Magic circle, 6SC. (6)
R2) 2SC in each st around. (12)
R3) SC around, in back loops only. (12)
R5 – R9) SC around (5 rounds). (12)

After you’ve made the last of the four legs, dont not snip off the yarn. Instead, use the same to start crocheting the body and joining the four legs.

crochet elephant legs
Body:

R1) Chain 2, 12SC around leg 1, Chain 4, 12SC around leg 2, Chain 2, 12SC around leg 3, Chain 4, 12SC around leg 4. (60)
R2) SC around. (60)
R3-R6) SC around (4 rounds). (60)
It is easier to stuff legs now. So, do it now.
R7) ( 8SC, INVDEC ) * 6 times. (54)
R8) ( 7SC, INVDEC ) * 6 times. (48)
R9) ( 6SC, INVDEC ) * 6 times. (42)
R10) ( 5SC, INVDEC ) * 6 times. (36)
R11) ( 4SC, INVDEC ) * 6 times. (30)
R12) ( 3SC, INVDEC ) * 6 times. (24)
R13) ( 2SC, INVDEC ) * 6 times. (18)
R14) ( SC, INVDEC ) * 6 times. (12)
R15) ( DEC ) * 6 times. (6)

For the bottom half of the body
R1) 2SC, 3SC in leg 1, 4SC, 3SC in leg 2, 2SC, 3SC in leg 3, 4SC, 3SC in leg 4. (24)
R2) SC around. (24)
[SC, DEC] * Repeat till we close the bottom half of the elephant

Head:

R1) Magic circle, 8SC. (8)
R2-R8) SC around (7 rounds). (8)
R9) 6SC, INC, INC. (10)
R10) SC around. (10)
R11) 6SC, INC, INC, INC, INC. (14)
R12) SC around. (14)
R13) 6SC, INC, INC, INC, INC, INC, INC, INC, INC. (22)
R14) SC around. (22)
R15) 10SC, 12INC. (32)
R16-R20) SC around (5 rounds). (32)
R21) 10SC, [SC, DEC] * repeat till the end of the round.

Ears:

R1) Magic circle, 6SC. (6)
R2) 2SC in each st around. (12)
R3) [SC, INC] * 6 times. (18)
R4) [2SC, INC] * 6 times. (24)
R5) [3SC, INC] * 6 times. (30)
R6) SC around. (30)

elephant ears crochet
amigurumi elephant free pattern
amigurumi elephant free pattern

Here is a free beginner pattern that I did six years ago.

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I’ve always wanted to make elephants since I started making cute animals although I still am not satisfied this is the one which is close to near perfection. I’m sure there will be an improvised elephant pattern coming up soon, till then please bear with this my lovely crocheters.

Crochet hook : 2.5mm

Starting with the elephants trunk and then proceeding to it’s head,

Round 1: Magic circle, 6sc in it. (6)
Round 2: [1sc in each sc] * 6 times (6)
:
Round 7: [1sc in each sc] * 6 times (6)
Round 8: 2sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 9: [sc in the sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (18)
Round 10: sc in the next 6 sc, [sc in the sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (24)
Round 11: slip stitch in the next 6 sc, [sc in the next 2 sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (24 sc + 6 slip stitches)
Round 12: sc in the next 6 slip stitch, sc in each sc around. (30)
Round 13: [sc in the next 3sc, dec in the next 2sc] * 6 times. (24)
Round 14: sc in each sc around. (24)

You will now have the elephants head and trunk.

Elephant’s body is worked from the tail part to it’s neck

Round 1: Magic Circle, 6sc into the circle & then pull it close. (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 3: [sc in the sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (18)
Round 4: [sc in the next 2sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (24)
Round 5: [sc in the next 3sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (30)
Round 6: [sc in the next 4sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (36)
Round 7: [sc in the next 5sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (42)
Round 8: sc around. (42)
:
Round 12: sc around. (42)
Round 13: [sc in the next 5sc, dec in the next 2sc] * 6 times. (36)
Round 14: [sc in the next 4sc, dec in the next 2sc] * 6 times. (30)
Round 15: [sc in the next 3sc, dec in the next 2sc] * 6 times. (24)

Make four of these elephants legs,

Round 1: Magic Circle, 6sc into the circle & then pull it close. (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 3: sc around. (Working in back loops only). (12)
Round 4: sc around. (12)
:
Round 8: sc around. (12)

Elephant amigurumi

Join all of the parts and voila you now have a tiny little elephant for yourself.

Ears:

Round 1: Magic Circle, 6sc into the circle & then pull it close. (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 3: [sc in the sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (18)
Round 4: [sc in the next 2sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (24)
Round 5: sc around (24)
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Round 7: sc around (24)

I only sewed in the ends of the ears to the elephants body, so I was able to flap the ears from front to back. It looked somehow cinched, but pretty from the angle I took the picture from.

Author

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Comments

Roxanne Shappell
February 3, 2016 at 8:13 pm

I like your elephant’s ears! Please write that down.



August 6, 2016 at 10:51 am

Hey Divssy:

FYI… I have to say that I have been searching for what seems like AGES to find
‘just the right’ elephant pattern. (I love to hand-make baby gifts :0) )

When I came across yours, I was TOTALLY ELATED. It is, without question, the
CUTEST LITTLE ELEPHANT I have come across. Period!

Thanks for sharing your creation
– you are wonderfully talented!!
Hope I will get to see more of your ideas some day.
All the Best,
NanaJan
Alberta, Canada



Isabel
August 26, 2016 at 9:41 pm

Hi! I used your pattern with a few modifications and the end results are here if you want to take a look!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10210833290727564.1073741831.1210217782&type=1&l=ee39ede2f9

Thanks for the pattern, real nice and easy to use!



Sandra Cramer
March 6, 2017 at 3:14 pm

Size of yarn??



Margurite G Grace
August 30, 2017 at 10:41 pm

I closed the ears with a sc and then a slip stitch across then turned work finishing with a picot edges. Just frilled edge a tad. I would add a photo but I don’t know how.. thanks for sharing.



Brooke
April 5, 2019 at 2:50 pm

For my ears: MagicCircle 6sc, R2-2sc in next 5 stitches, sl st next 2 stitches chain 1 turn R3-3 sc in next st, sc in next 13 stitches, sl st in next 2 stitches, tie off and leave a long tail for stitching



Brooke
April 5, 2019 at 2:53 pm

I also made the head and body but I’ll have to make another one so I can remember the pattern! I love you’re Ellie, she’s my favorite. I used your pattern for the body just continued with an extra round for neck and worked your pattern backward



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