Crochet elephant applique

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Newest free pattern on our blog: Free crochet elephant applique – part of our crochet Jungle safari blanket design. 

crochet elephant applique

The inspiration:

I am a big fan of wild nature and all the animal variation that is out there. Main point of crochet this appliques is that they are cute, almost everyone loves animals (who doesn’t love animal especially crochet elephant) and it is a good way to introduce the wild selections of different animals to them. With those themed blankets you can play and learn with your children and expand their world of animals. I recently bought my daughter a game that has many questions regarding wild animals which live in different country and this can be incorporate with this projects. I can find inspiration everywhere but when i want to crochet an applique I struggle to design the appliques in details. And here comes the art of other crafty people which helps me out. I search for cliparts of project that I am making. When I find the clipart I like I represent it with yarn and hook. This blanket was inspired by wild animals and is unique gift for any children. Here are quick and funny info for elephants:

1.They are big.

2. Elephants can swim- I honestly didn’t know that.

3.They can be easily get sunburned. (I am not kidding).

4.Elephants love a good shower (who doesn’t)

5. They don’t need much sleep.

In this post I will share with you how to crochet Elephant applique which is part of our Crochet Jungle Safari blanket.

Each applique will be shared separately to be easier for you to get the pattern because this one is really long one.  We have 9  crochet appliques – Koala applique , Lion applique , Panda applique , Hippo , Rhino , Elephant , Parrot applique Sloth applique and Crocodile applique. As you know we have so much applique themed blanket and we really appreciate your positive feedback for all of them. If this is your first visit here I am sure you will like our Jungle friends appliques baby blanket / Undersea Sweetness appliques blanket or / Forest friends appliques blanket 

The Yarn : 

For all my applique I always prefer thinner yarn. The crochet Appliques have so much details and this way it is easier to crochet and attach them. Of course you can use different weight yarn but my suggestion is category 3 weight yarn, DK ( double knit ).

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Pattern:

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MATERIALS:

  • Yarn : Acrylic DK weight yarn -I used Stylecraft Special DK yarn-100gr/322yds/295m

      For elephant applique we need- purple and grey color yarn

  • Crochet hook size 3,5mm- US hook size E
  • Scissors
  • darning needle

Notes :

When you finish all parts of appliques, lay them on flat surface and use pins to secure them on right place. It is very important to pin the appliques before sewing so you will know exactly how it will look when you sew it on your project. When you like the layout off your appliques you can sew it on your crochet project.

If you will use the appliques on granny square blanket, sew the appliques onto the squares then join the granny squares into blanket. It will be easier to do and the applique will be more accurately placed.

Pattern instructions:

Crochet eyes:

Start with black color

Rnd 1: Start with MR and make 6 sc into it, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. Switch to white color Rnd 2: ch 1, skip 1 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sl.st in next st. FO. Use tapestry needle and white yarn and make sparkle of the eye by making 3 straight lines from center of eye to out point of eye.

Head: -with grey color

Rnd 1: Start with magic ring, secure with slip knot ch 2, make 11 dc into the ring, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch 3. (12)

Rnd 2: ch 3(count as 1st dc), dc in base of initial ch 3, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch 3. (24)

Rnd 3: ch 2(count as 1st hdc), 2 hdc in next st, * hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st * rep 11 times, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch 2. (36) FO.

Ear (make 2 pieces): -start with purple color

Rnd 1: ch 11, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 chs, dc in next 5 dc, 5 dc in last ch, continue on opposite side, dc in next 5 sts, sc in next 4 sts, join with sl.st on top of 1st st.

Switch to grey color

Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in base of initial ch 1, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in each of next 5 sts, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st, join with sl.st on top of 1st st.

Trunk: -with grey color

Row 1: ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, ch 1, turn (2)

Row 2-6: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (2) Row 7: 2 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (4)

Row 8-10: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (4)

Row 11: 2 sc in base of initial ch 1, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, ch 1, turn (6)

Row 12: sc in each st across. FO.

Front legs (make 2 pieces)-with grey color:

Row 1: ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 2 chs, ch 3, turn

Row 2-8: dc in next 2 sts, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch-3, ch 3, turn. FO.

Body- with grey color:

Rnd 1: Ch 10, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 5 chs, 5 dc in last ch, continue on opposite side, dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in last st, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in base of initial ch 2, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, dc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 5 sts, dc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st* rep from * to 2 times, dc in next 6 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st* rep from * to *4 times, 2 hdc in next st, dc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in last st, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. FO.

Feet: -with grey color

Rnd 1: Start with magic ring, secure with slip knot ch 2, make 9 dc into the ring, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch 3. (10)

Rnd 2: ch 3(count as dc), dc in base of initial ch 3, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch 3. (20) FO.

Small circle of feet (make 2 pieces): -with purple color

Rnd 1: Start with magic ring, secure with slip knot ch 2, make 11 dc into the ring, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch 3. (12) FO.

Mini hearts: -with purple color

Start with MR, secure with slip knot, ch 2, 5 dc , hdc 1, sl.st hdc 1, 5 dc all into the ring, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch-2. Close the ring.

Joining crochet elephant parts together:

  •  Place the head. Take ears and place them on both sides of head. Sew the trunk in center of head. Sew eyes right above the trunk.
  • Sew front legs on both sides of body. Sew head on body.
  •  Sew mini heart in center of body between two front legs.
  •  Sew feet on both sides of body on down part

ABBREVIATION:

sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
tr- triple crochet
sl.st- slip stitch
ch(s)- chain(s)
st(s)-stitch(es)
hdc- half double crochet
trng- turning chain
** – repeat the stitches in the ** indicated times
FO- fasten off
rep – repeat

Free crochet blanket patterns- forest friends, rosemary blanket and jungle blanket

1/. JUNGLE BLANKET    /    2./ ROSEMARY BLANKET      /      3./ FOREST FRIENDS

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