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 hk: 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.

27 comments

  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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  2. i love the misfit elephant! could be fun to design the misfit toys from the tv Christmas program! hmm? what a funinspiration you have given me.

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    • I’m not entirely sure how you’re computer is set up, however if I was trying to print I would open my printers settings and print the page on the screen. I need to look into setting up a print option through word press, I haven’t quite figured out how to do that yet…

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    • Hello, what are you having trouble with, reading the instructions or attaching it to the body? For construction you are simply making a chain of 9, then starting the second chain from the hook, follow the set stitch pattern in each stitch across the chain. So the first thing you would do is a single crochet. In the next stitch a half double crochet and so on until you reach the last stitch in the chain. For assembly, just line up the corners of the mouth piece under the trunk where you would like the mouth to be and sew it in place. Hopefully that helps clarify for you.

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