Get out your scrappiest scraps and mix and match as you like because these cute little elephants feed on yarn scraps – the more colours you feed them, the happier the elephant! And the thicker the yarn, the bigger it grows, too! Use up any yarn scraps that have been lying about and knit them into a baby mobile, key rings, cat toy, cuddly pillows or maybe a cover for cooling pads!
The toy is knit in the round and closed with two small seams in the end (alternatives are given). The ears are picked up directly from the body to make for a safe baby toy.
Pattern includes instructions for a small and a big elephant and photo tutorials.
Techniques used are:
- knit in the round
- simple increases and decreases
- picking up stitches (optional. You can also knit parts separately and attach them later)
- cast on extra stitches
- kitchener stitch/grafting or three needle bind off (photo tutorial included)
The elephants can be made from any yarn quality, but it is practical to use needles at least one size smaller than indicated on the yarn to prevent the fibrefill from showing.
What you need:
* SCRAPS of sock weight or thicker yarn (Sock-weight yarn approx. 5-10grams
depending on size), if you use thicker yarns you’ll need more accordingly.
- 3-5 double pointed needles (one size smaller than indicated on the yarn)
- Small scraps of black and white for the eyes
- (optional) scraps for decorating the toy with a crochet flower, hair, hat or similar.
- Tapestry needle to close seams
- (optional) crinkle paper for the ears, rattle, squeaker, cooling pad or similar…
I used no more than 4grams of sock weight yarn for the small elephants and 9-10grams for the big ones on needles 2.5. They measure 4x7cm (small) and 8x12cm (big) tall.
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This pattern includes two PDF files for the English version and the German version.