Misfit Spotted Elephant

He’s so cute! I can’t figure out why him having spots made him a misfit… I think it made him cuter!!

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Supplies:
G hook
White yarn in worsted weight ( I used loops and threads impeccable )
Poly fil stuffing
Yarn needle
Black felt for eyes
For spots: either pink yarn or pink felt
Purple felt for toes

Head:
Ch 2
1. 5sc in second ch from hk – 5
2. 2sc in each st around – 10
3. ( sc, inc )5x – 15
4. ( sc 2, inc )5x – 20
5. ( sc 3, inc )5x – 25
6. ( sc 4, inc )5x – 30
7. sc around – 30
8. ( sc 5, inc )5x – 35
9. ( sc 6, inc )5x – 40
10. ( sc 7, inc )5x – 45
11 – 16. sc around – 45 each row
17. ( sc 7, dec )5x – 40
18. ( sc 6, dec )5x – 35
19. sc around – 35
20. ( sc 5, dec )5x – 30
21. ( sc 4, dec )5x – 25
Begin stuffing now.
22. ( sc 3, dec )5x – 20
23. ( sc 2, dec )5x – 15
24. ( sc, dec )5x – 10
25. dec 5.
Fasten off, sew shut, leave long tail for sewing to body.

Trunk:
Ch 2
1. 4sc in second ch from hk – 4
2. sc, sc, inc, inc – 6
3. sc 3, inc, sc 2 – 7
4. sc 4, inc, sc 2 – 8
5. sc 5, inc, sc 2 – 9
6 – 7. sc around – 9 each row
8. ( sc 2, inc )3x – 12
9 – 10. sc around – 12 each row
11. ( sc 3, inc )3x- 15
12. ( sc 4, inc, sc 4 ) in back loops only, inc, sc 4, inc ( in both loops ) – 18
Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing to head, stuff.

Mouth:
Ch 9
1. starting in second ch from sc, hdc, dc, tr, tr, dc, hdc, sc
Fasten off, leave tail for sewing.

Body:
Ch 2
1. 6sc in second ch from hk – 6
2. 2sc in each st around – 12
3. sc around – 12
4. ( sc, inc )6x – 18
5. sc around – 18
6. ( sc 2, inc )6x – 24
7. sc around – 24
8. ( sc 3, inc )6x – 30
9. sc around – 30
10. ( sc 4, inc )6x – 36
11. ( sc 8, inc )4x – 40
12. ( sc 7, inc )5x – 45
13 – 20. sc around – 45
21. ( sc 7, dec )5x – 40
22. sc around – 40
23. ( sc 6, dec )5x – 35
24. ( sc 5, dec )5x – 30
25. ( sc 4, dec )5x – 25
Begin stuffing now.
26. ( sc 3, dec )5x – 20
27. ( sc 2, dec )5x – 15
28. ( sc, dec )5x – 10
29. dec 5
Fasten off, sew shut. Weave in ends.

Feet: make two
Ch 2
1. 5sc in second ch from hk – 5
2. 2sc in each st around – 10
3. ( sc, inc )5x – 15
4. ( 2sc, inc )5x – 20
5. ( 3sc, inc )5x – 25
6. sc around in back loops only – 25
7. sc around – 25
8. ( sc 3, dec )5x – 20
9 – 10. sc around – 20 each row
11. ( sc 2, dec )5x – 15
12 – 14. sc around – 15 each row
start stuffing
15. ( sc, dec )5x – 10
16. dec 5 – 5
Fasten off, sew shut, leave long tail for,sewing to body.

Arms: make two
Ch 2
1. 6sc in second ch from hk – 6
2. 2sc in each st around – 12
3. ( sc, inc )6x -18
4. sc around in back loops only – 18
5. sc around – 18
6. ( sc 7, dec )2x – 16
7. sc around – 16
8. ( sc 6, dec )2x – 14
9. sc around – 14
10. ( sc 5, dec )2x – 12
Begin stuffing.
11 – 15. sc around – 12 each row
16. ( sc 2, dec )3x – 9
17. ( sc, dc )3x – 6
fasten off, sew shut, leave long tail for sewing to body.

Ears: make two
Ch 2
1. 5sc in second ch from hk – 5
2. 2sc in each st around – 10
3. ( sc, inc )5x – 15
4 – 12. sc around – 15 each row
13. ( sc, dec )5x – 10
14. sc around – 10
15. ( sc 3, dec )2x – 8
Fasten off, do not stuff, sew top shut. Leave long tail for sewing.

Dots:
You can do his dots any way you choose.
Either cut out small circles of pink felt or crochet small circles.
If you choose to crochet them I reccomend:
Ch 2
1 . 4sc in second ch from hk – 4
2 . 2sc in each st around – 8

Assembly:

* Stuff trunk and sew onto head.
* Cut out and attach eyes ( glue or sew )
* Sew mouth under trunk.
* Attach “toes” to feet and arms, either glue or sew them on.
* Attach dots to all body parts before sewing him together. You can either sew or glue them on. If glueing, let dry overnight before sewing him together.
* Sew ears onto head.
* Sew head onto body. To really get his look, place his head center on the “neck”, push down ( so his neck squishes into his head )and pull the stitches tight when sewing to hold. This gives him the wobbly head look, but keeps him secure.
* Place and sew arms and legs.

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16 thoughts on “Misfit Spotted Elephant

  1. I think he’s lovely . And he’s also white which isn’t elephant colour. He’s probably dressed in his best for when he’s in the circus.

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