Baby Elephant by Claire Fairall Designs

Baby Elephant

Knitting
May 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
104 - 106 yards (95 - 97 m)
approx.12cm /5” tall x 17cm /6.75” from trunk to tail
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This baby elephant, with a curved trunk and big floppy ears, is ready for Nursery cuddles and naps.

Baby elephant’s body, head and trunk is knitted as a single piece of garter stitch (knit every row) and assembled with very few seams and some interesting, but not complicated folding. I have included photos to help you make up your elephant baby.

Garter stitch is very stretchy, and it is this property which makes this Elephant pattern work!

All the curves of the elephant will emerge as you sew and stuff your toy.

Some short rows are used for the head and trunk shaping- every row is written in full and the short row technique is very simple- a beginner knitter would be able to successfully tackle this project.

This baby elephant can be successfully knitted in alternative weights of yarn. For alternate yarns use the manufacturers recommended needle size.

Thicker yarn will give a bigger baby, thinner yarn will give a smaller Baby!

Size- Dk yarn,
approx.12cm /5” tall x 17cm /6.75” from trunk to tail

Needle size- 4mm UK8/US6
Tension - 20sts x 40 rows = 10cm (4”) garter stitch Square

Recommended yarn: -
Stylecraft special DK/Paintbox yarns simply DK
or any DK or light worsted/worsted yarn

You will need approx.
35 g/1.25oz or 97m /106yd of DK yarn

You will also need-
4 stitch markers- (Safety pin style markers work best)
Small amount of black or grey DK yarn for eyes
Toy stuffing
Large eye Sewing up needle

Please note this pattern is very similar to my Big Orange Elephant and Big Grey Elephant patterns. Although essentially the same design each version has minor differences which give better results with the different weights of recommended yarn.