Free Amigurumi Elephant Pattern

This is an Amigurumi Elephant I made for fun. I was trying to stay away from making animals that I had seen a lot of patterns for but finally decided to make whatever the hell I feel like ^_^ Today I was feeling large and in charge, hence the elephant. This big guy was a lot of fun to make. Aaron named him Dozey, which seems to fit his dreamy little eyes. He stands about 7 inches tall and is about 1 foot in length (trunk to butt [that sounds redundant when you think of it in slang terms {forget that heh}]) There are more pictures at the bottom of my pattern.

Dozey is now for sale at my Etsy shop, if you want to give him a home, click HERE.

have fun!

Yarns:

  • Gray
  • Charcoal
  • White
  • Dark Red/Maroon (or whatever color you want your Elephant’s rug to be)
  • Ivory (optional)

Things you will need to know:

Tools:

  • Size G hook
  • Wide eyed needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker
  • Glue gun (optional)

Additional Materials:

  • Black Felt
  • Embroidery floss (optional)

Abbreviations used in pattern:

  • SC- Single Crochet
  • DEC- Decrease
  • ST/STS- Stitch/Stitches
  • CH/CHS- Chain/Chain
  • HK- Hook
  • REP- Repeat
  • F/O- Fasten Off

Body:

(in Gray. The body includes the trunk)

Round 1: 6 sc into Magic Ring (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: In Back Loops only, sc around (12)

Rounds 4-16: sc around (12)

You should stuff your elephant’s trunk at this point

Round 17: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* rep * 3 times, sc in next 6 sts (15)

Round 18: sc around (15)

Round 19: *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st* rep * 3 times, sc in next 6 sts (18)

Round 20: *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st* rep * 3 times, sc in next 6 sts (21)

Round 21: sc around (21)

Round 22: *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st* rep * 3 times, sc in next 6 sts (24)

Round 23: sc around (24)

Round 24: sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (30)

Round 25: sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (36)

Round 26: sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (42)

Round 27: sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (48)

Round 28: sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (54)

Round 29: sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (60)

Round 30: sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (66)

(it gets a little weird here because I wanted the body to have a little dip on the top of it so that you could tell the head area apart from the rest of it, but just follow the pattern, it will all be okay ^_^)

Round 31: *sc in next 9 sts, dec over next 2 sts* rep * 2 times, sc in next 20 sts, dec over next 2 sts, rep * 2 more times (61)

Rounds 32-37: sc around (61)

Round 38: sc in next 20 sts, dec over next 2 sts, *sc in next 9 sts, dec over next 2 sts* rep * 2 times, sc in next 17 sts (58)

Round 39: sc in next 20 sts, dec over next 2 sts, *sc in next 8 sts, dec over next 2 sts* rep * 2 times, sc in next 16 sts (55)

Round 40: sc around (55)

Round 41: sc in next 20 sts, dec over next 2 sts, *sc in next 7 sts,dec over next 2 sts* rep * 2 times, sc in next 15 sts (52)

Round 42: *sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st* rep 3 times, sc in next 4 sts (55)

Round 43: sc in next 20 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st* rep * 2 times, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st (60)

Rounds 44-53: sc around (60)

You should stuff your elephant’s body at this point

Round 54: sc in next 8 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (54)

Round 55: sc in next 7 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (48)

Round 56: sc in next 6 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (42)

Round 57: sc in next 5 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (36)

Round 58: sc in next 4 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (30)

Round 59: sc in next 3 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (24)

Round 60: sc in next 2 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (18)

Round 61: sc in next st, dec over next 2 sts, around (12)

Round 62: dec 6 times (6)

F/O weave in ends

Legs:

(In Gray, make four)

Round 1: 6 sc into Magic Ring (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, around (18)

Round 4: in back loops only, sc around (18)

Rounds 5-9: sc around (18)

F/O leaving long tail to attach to body

Ears:

(In Gray, make two)

Round 1: 6 sc into Magic Ring (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, around (18)

Round 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (24)

Round 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc innext st, around (30)

Round 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (36)

Rounds 7-10, sc around (36)

Round 11: sc in next 4 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (30)

Round 12: sc in next 3 sts, dec over next 2 sts, around (24)

At this point, you will flatten the ear. They will not flatten completely, but instead will form a “cup” shape. Make sure you have flattened the ear so that your hook remains at one end of them like so:

then you are going to single crochet across, attaching both sides of the ear so that you will close it up.It will be a total of 11 single crochet across. This is me beginning:

This is me about halfway across:

and this is the ear complete:



Eye Whites:

(In white, make two)

Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Rounds 3-8: sc around (12)

Round 9: dec 6 times (6)

F/O, stuff firmly, weave in ends

Eye Lids:

(In charcoal, make two)

Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Rounds 3-6: sc around (12)

F/O weave in ends

Tail:

(In gray, make one)

Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring (6)

Rounds 2-13: sc around (6)

F/O leaving long tail to attach to body

To make the little hairs hanging off the edge of Dozey’s tail, I pulled about ten strands of yarn through the initial Magic Ring, all the way through the tail and tied a knot at the top like so:

I then pulled the strands down from the magic ring to hide the knot inside the tail:

After this I just cut the strands of yarn so that they were a “normal” length for the little hairs on the bottom of an elephant’s tail.

Little Tusks:

(I made little tusks in Ivory for Dozey. In Ivory or White, make two.)

Round 1: 3 sc into magic ring

Rounds 2-3: sc around (3)

F/O leaving long tail to attach to head

-OR-

Regular Tusks:

(Because the little tusks can be a pain to crochet because they are so narrow)

Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring (6)

Rounds 2-3sc around (6)

F/O leaving long tail to attach to head

Rug:

(color of your choice)

Ch 37

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hk and across (36)

Row 2: ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 34 sts, 2 sc in last st (38)

Row 3: ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 36 sts, 2 sc in last st (40)

Row 4: ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 38 sts, 2 sc in last st (42)

Row 5: ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 40 sts, 2 sc in last st (44)

Row 6: ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 42 sts, 2 sc in last st (46)

Row 7: ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 44 sts, 2 sc in last st (48)

Rows 8-10: ch 1, sc across (48)

Row 11: ch 1, dec over first 2 sts, sc in next 44 sts, dec over last 2 sts (46)

Row 12: ch 1, dec over first 2 sts, sc in next 42 sts, dec over last 2 sts (44)

Row 13: ch 1, dec over first 2 sts, sc in next 40 sts, dec over last 2 sts (42)

Row 14: ch 1, dec over first 2 sts, sc in next 38 sts, dec over last 2 sts (40)

Row 15: ch 1, dec over first 2 sts, sc in next 36 sts, dec over last 2 sts (38)

Row 16: ch 1, dec over first 2 sts, sc in next 34 sts, dec over last 2 sts (36)

Assembly:

Everything in the assembly can pretty much be seen in the pictures. Of course, you can place the eyes wherever you choose. Same goes for the tusks, tail, rug, legs etc. Three things I have a comment for are…

Ears: Place them where the dip on top of the body was made by all our decreasing and increasing-madness.

Eyes: To attach the lids to the eye whites, just place the eye white inside of the eye lids and stitch them on. It might be a bit of a tight squeeze, but you can do it ^_^. I used the black felt to make pupils.

Rug: I decided to kind of embroider the rug for my elephant and add some tassels. Nothing fancy, just a little detail because I felt like it. You don’t absolutely have to.

Well there you have it, a chubby, and sleepy little elephant that we like to call Dozey. If you have any questions, please please please don’t hesitate to ask. I have a feeling there is a lot of hesitation going on because I would expect more inquiries from more people on my patterns ^_^ To all of you that have given me your two-cents, thanks, I live for it!!




Dozey trying to defy physics and climb this tree. It snapped.

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24 thoughts on “Free Amigurumi Elephant Pattern

  1. Very cute! What is the finished size? I’m looking for a pattern with a finished size of at least 12″.
    Thanks…love your pattern.

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  2. What a gorgeous elephant! You’re very talented and very patient too, I imagine, such professional-looking works of art don’t just develop themselves. Can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing.
    Lizzie Lin

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  3. i really love it
    unfortunately i have problems understanding the instructions
    do you have the pattern illustrations?
    like the books of crochet they sell in japan?
    many thanx
    ^_^

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  4. Thanks for sharing your adorable pattern. I’m about halfway to having my own Dozey…when I’m done, I’ll be sure to send you a picture!

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  5. Hi….Thanks for sharing…..I’m after a bit of help, at the end of row 31 I’m left with 62 stitches and can’t make it work out to 61!I’d really appreciate it if you could tell me where I’m going wrong! At the end of row 30 there are 66 stitches. I work out that in row 31 there are a total of 58sc (9,9,20,20) then 4dec over 2stitches which I make 4st 58+4=62!!!! This is driving me mad….please help!! Thank you.

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  6. He is just so cute. I have been crocheting blankets since I was seventeen and now am 50. I have always been so confused by patterns but have learned to branch out into other things. I just found the amigurumi crochet and am fascinated by all of them but this little elephant really touched me. So I am going to give it a shot and hope I can make him as cute as yours.Thank you so much for your ideas.

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  7. nicee pattern but am stuck on round 54 what do you do After dec over 2 stich,Around 54. So do I dec over next 54 st remaining or what I ch in the. Next 54 pls tel me thAnks neeta

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  8. I totally love your patterns. I have made your adorable Octopus and I am no attempting your Elephant. I have a question though. When I started crocheting the trunk, I just kept going around and around. When I looked at your finished elephant, it almost looks like you turned your trunk inside out and finished the body that way. I really hope you can help me. Thank you so much for making all of these amazing patterns!!!

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  9. This is a perfect pattern to make for my niece, Peanut, whose favourite animal is (you guessed it) an elephant! Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us.

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