ELEPHANT Amigurumi no sewing

ELEPHANT Amigurumi no sewing

PREMISE

I love to be surrounded by creative people, for all crafts.

Therefore of course I’m in some crafts groups on Facebook and more specifically crochet and sewing groups.

 

Crafts

One of the things I noticed in various crochet groups is that most of the people (and I am definitely one of them) don’t like sewing parts.

So I decided to start creating some animals amigurumi with NO SEWING at all!!

And here we are with the third one of this collection, the others are Sat the Pig and Arthur the Cat that you can find here.

The pattern in this page is totally free, but it’s intellectual property of Elendipity.
You can use it and, of course, you can sell the final products you create, but you cannot sell the pattern or any alteration of the pattern.

You should also credit Elendipity (as pattern creator) whenever you create it, share it and/or sell it.

Feel free to tag me on my Instagram if you create it, I would love to see your works!!

There is also an inexpensive ad-free pdf version of the pattern with more than 60 photos to explain you the process step by step, you can buy it here: 

two elephants amigurumi
Farm no sewing elephant
elephant side

HOW TO

This amigurumi is worked from the front to the back of the animal, so you will begin from the trunk, the head and you will continue working in round creating the ears, then the legs and finally the tail.

It is worked in continuous rounds, no slip stitch to join.

MATERIAL

I used:

  • For the small elephant, Hobbii Hobbii Rainbow Cotton 8/8, colour n. 071 (Light Blue Sky) – 18gr / Crochet hook 3.5mm
  • For the big elephant (velvet yarn) Hobbii Baby Snuggle, colour n. 015 (Dusty Blue) – 36gr / Crochet hook 6mm
  • safety eyes
  • stitch marker
  • stuffing
  • darning needle
  • hair brush or pet brush (optional)

I bought the yarn at Hobbii.

TERMS

Here below the list of the stitches (US terms) that we are going to use for this project.

  • MC = Magic Circle
  • CH = Chain
  • SS = Slip Stich
  • SC = Single Crochet
  • HDC = Half Double Crochet
  • DC = Double Crochet
  • TC = Treble Crochet
  • INC (Increase) = 2 stitches in the same stitch
  • DEC (Decrease) = 1 stitch worked over two stitches – it would be better if you know how to do Invisible Decrease.
  • st = stitches
  • BLO = Back Loop Only
  • FLO = Front Loop Only
  • BOBBLE =  Bobble stitch is 5 DC together + 1 CH and more specifically: 1. Yarn over, insert the hook in the stitch, yarn over, pull through (you will have now 3 loops on your hook), yarn over and pull through only 2 loops and you will now have 2 loops on your hook; 2. Yarn over, insert the hook in the stitch, yarn over, pull through (you will have now 4 loops on your hook), yarn over and pull through only 2 loops, you will now have 3 loops on your hook; 3. Yarn over, insert the hook in the stitch, yarn over, pull through (you will have now 5 loops on your hook), yarn over and pull through only 2 loops, you will now have 4 loops on your hook; 4. Yarn over, insert the hook in the stitch, yarn over, pull through (you will have now 6 loops on your hook), yarn over and pull through only 2 loops, you will now have 5 loops on your hook; 5. Yarn over, insert the hook in the stitch, yarn over, pull through (you will have now 7 loops on your hook), yarn over and pull through only 2 loops, you will now have 6 loops on your hook; 6. Yarn over and pull through all the 6 loops and now you do 1 CH
  • Number in brackets, at the end of each round, indicates the total stitches for the round.
  • Instruction between * … * means you have to repeat what is between the asterisks by the times indicated after the second asterisk.
  • Instruction between ( … ) means you have to do all the stitches in the brackets in the same stitch.
  • You will always find the acronym of the stitch and a number close to it; if the number is before the name of the stitch, it means that you will have to repeat those stitches in the same space. For example: 5 DC = 5 Double Crochet in the same stitch / DC 5 = 5 Double Crochet in the next 5 stitches

There is also an inexpensive ad-free pdf version of the pattern with more than 60 photos to explain you the process step by step, you can buy it here: 

Shall we start? 

Let’s go!!

START

Create a MC and work R1 in the MC

  • ROUND 1

SC 6 (6)

  • ROUND 2

BLO SC 6 (6)

  • ROUND 3-5 (3 rounds)

SC 2, FLO SS 2, SC 2 (6)

  • ROUND 6

* SC 2, INC * x 2 (8)

  • ROUND 7

* INC, SC 1 * x 4 (12)

  • ROUND 8

* SC 1, INC * x 6 (18)

  • ROUND 9

* INC, SC 2 * x 6 (24)

  • ROUND 10

* SC 3, INC * x 6 (30)

  • ROUND 11

SC 9, Right Ear (FLO: SS 1, 3CH, 1 TC, 1 DC, 1 HDC, 4 TC, 1 DC, 1 HDC), SC 10, Left Ear (FLO: 1 HDC, 1 DC, 4 TC, 1 HDC, 1 DC, 1 TC, 3CH, SS 1), SC 9 (30 + 2 ears)

  • ROUND 12

SC 8, INC, BLO 2 DC, INC, SC 8, INC, BLO 2 DC, INC, SC 8 (36)

  • ROUND 13

SC 8, DEC 3, SC 8, DEC 3, SC 8 (30)

  • ROUND 14

SC 2, Leg (FLO: bobble), SC 25, Leg (FLO: bobble), SC 1 (30 + 2 Legs)

Now you should insert the eyes between round 8 and 9, with 3 stitches from each
other.
 
In the ad-free pdf pattern you can find also advice on how to place the safety eyes.
You can find the inexpensive pdf pattern here.
  • ROUND 15

SC 2, BLO SC 1, SC 25, BLO SC 1, SC 1 (30)

  • ROUND 16, 17, 18 (3 rounds)

SC 30 (30)

  • ROUND 19

SC 3, Leg (FLO: bobble), SC 25, Leg (FLO: bobble) (30 + 2 Legs)

  • ROUND 20

SC 3, BLO SC 1, SC 25, BLO SC 1 (30)

  • ROUND 21, 22 (2 rounds)

SC 30 (30)

  • ROUND 23

* SC 3, DEC * x 6 (24)

Now you are going to do the TAIL.
I created two versions of the tails, one for beginners and one for intermediate, you
find both of them here below, so you can choose between:
R24 Beginner or R24 Intermediate, for the intermediate you fill find the instructions step by step in the PDF pattern, available at this link.
  • ROUND 24 Beginner

* DEC, SC 2 * x 3, DEC 1, (FLO SS 1, 11 CH, starting from the 2nd CH from the hook SC 1, HDC 1, SC 1, SS 7 and SS 1 in the same FLO where you did the first SS), SC 1, * DEC, SC 2 * x 2 (18)

Elephant Tail beginner
  • ROUND 24 Intermediate

* DEC, SC 2 * x 3, DEC 1, (FLO SS 1, 9 CH, starting from the 2nd CH from the hook 3 SS with loops, SS 7 and SS 1 in the same FLO where you did the first SS), SC 1, * DEC, SC 2 * x 2 (18)

You will give the right shape to the tail at the end.

Elephant Tail intermediate
  • ROUND 25

* DEC, SC 1 * x 6 (12) 

For the 4th DEC you will do a normal DEC, not Invisible Decrease because you will have a normal SC + a BLO

  • ROUND 26

* DEC * x 6 (6)

 

If you did the beginner tail, you’re done!

 

If, instead, you did the intermediate tail, you will have now to cut the loops in half, then shorten them, brush them with the hair brush or pet brush and cut a triangle shape.

This in the photo the result, but, if you want to see how to do it with photos step by step you can buy the inexpensive PDF pattern at this link.

Elephant Tail done

And HERE WE ARE: your ELEPHANT amigurumi no sewing is done! 🐘

Now you can decide to leave it like this or to add a keychain.

Farm no sewing elephant
Velvet elephant 1
elephant side
Velvet elephant
elephant how to
elephant measurement

I hope you enjoyed this Free Pattern 🥰

At this link you can find the same pattern but it’s an ad-free PDF version with more than 60 photos that will guide step by step through the process.

I have other many patterns available that you can find at this link.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you need any explanation for the pattern – you can comment below or write me at info@elendipity.com.

I also offer crochet lessons (both in person or online) if you need some help with crochet creations and reading patterns.

You find all the info for the classes at this link.

 

Feel free to tag me on my Instagram if you create it, I would love to see your works!

Happy Crochet! 

 

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8 Comments

  • Nora
    July 9, 2023 3:53 pm

    I love this pattern so much I’ve probably made more than you have!

    • elendipity
      July 10, 2023 6:00 pm

      aaww that’s super sweet! I’m very happy you like my pattern! I would love to see your elephants, you can tag me on instagram @_elendipity_ if you wish.

  • Jennifer
    July 28, 2023 7:15 pm

    I love this pattern, but I was wondering how do you get the ears to stick out like that? On all of my finished elephants the ears go forward and cover the eyes instead of sticking out.

    • elendipity
      July 29, 2023 10:42 am

      Hi Jennifer,
      thanks for your comment.
      With some types of yarn it can happen that the ears go forward a little but, what I do is, simply, gently moving the ears back with my fingers and they usually stay in position after that.

  • scarlett
    February 4, 2024 3:43 am

    I’m a little confused about round 12 and the ears. If you count all the stitches needed for round 12, 32 stiches are needed but there’s only 30 unless you count the ears so would the back loop left from the ears be the 2 extra stiches we use? Thank you!

    • elendipity
      February 4, 2024 10:23 am

      Hi Scarlett, thank you for your comment.
      In round 11 you finish with 30 stitches and more specifically: SC 9, Right Ear (which is one stitch all worked in FLO), SC 10, Left Ear (which is one stitch all worked in FLO), SC 9 for a total of 30 stitches.
      In round 12 you will work on 30 stitches with some increase so you will end up with 36 stitches and more specifically: SC 8, INC (in 1 stitch), BLO 2 DC (all in 1 stitch), INC (in 1 stitch), SC 8, INC (in 1 stitch), BLO 2 DC (all in 1 stitch), INC (in 1 stitch), SC 8.
      I think what it might have confused you in round 12 is “BLO 2 DC”: this is 2 DC worked in the same stitch in the BLO – basically it’s worked in the back of the ears, since the ears were worked in the Front Loop.

      I hope this helps, you can write me to info@elendipity.com if you have any other doubt.
      I just would like to remind you that there is also a very inexpensive paid version of the pattern where you have photos step by step – you can find it at this link: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/1333966073/no-sew-elephant-amigurumi-digital

      Thanks and have a lovely day
      Eleonora

      • scarlett
        February 4, 2024 4:37 pm

        Oh ok, yeah the BLO dc was what confused me. Thank you so much for clarifying that!

        • elendipity
          February 5, 2024 9:47 am

          Great!
          I’m glad!

          Please share the results with us, tagging us on Instagram or Facebook 🙂

          We would love to see your creation!

          Eleonora

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