Palm Sized Pachyderms ( free pattern )

Elephants are one of my favorite animals. Something about them turns me to mush! Because I love them so, I made some for Valentine’s Day.

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Supplies:

* F – hook
* Worsted weight yarn, any color
* Small amount of black yarn or embroidery floss for eyes
* Yarn needle

Terms:

* sc – single crochet
* hk – hook
* st – stitch
* FL – front loops
* dec – decrease
* inc – increase ( 2 sc in the same st )

Head/Body:

1. ch 2
2. sc 6 in the second ch from hk – 6
3 – 6. sc in each st around – 6 ( each row )
7. 2sc in FL of each st – 12
8. ( sc, inc )6x in both loops – 18
9. ( sc 2, inc )6x – 24
10 – 11. sc around – 24 ( each row )
12. ( sc, dec )6x – 18
13. sc around – 18
14. dec 8 times – 10
– now is the time to add eyes –
– begin stuffing –
15. inc around in FL only – 20
16 – 20. sc around – 20 ( each row )
21. ( sc 3, dec )4x – 16
– continue stuffing –
22. ( sc 2, dec ) 4x – 12
23. dec 6, leave long tail, sew shut.

Feet: make four

1. ch 2
2. sc 6 in the second ch from hk – 6
3 – 6. sc around – 6 each row
F/O, leave long tail, sew onto body

Ears: make two:

1. ch 2
2. sc 3 in second ch from hk, ch1, turn – 3
3. 2sc in each st across, ch 1, turn – 6
4. ( sc, inc )3x – 9
5. ( sc 2, inc ) 3x – 12
F/O leave long tail for sewing
Sew onto body along the “neck” line.

For the tail, I simply braided three pieces of yarn together.

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