Big Grey Elephant by Claire Fairall Designs

Big Grey Elephant

Knitting
March 2018
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
US 15 - 10.0 mm
approx.35cm /14” tall x 46cm /18” from trunk to tail
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This big Grey baby elephant, with a curved trunk and big floppy ears, is ready for big cuddles and games. Knitted in recycled T-shirt yarn your big baby elephant will grow very quickly!

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
Baby elephant is knitted in a single garter stitch piece starting at the back legs and finishing at the tip of the trunk. Your toy is assembled with very few seams and some interesting but not complicated folding. My pattern is illustrated to show you exactly how to sew up your elephant.

You will need to know how to cast on. Bind off, kfb and slip stitches and turn work part way through a row. Basic short rows are used to shape the head and trunk. I explain how to work the short rows in each line.

Every line is given in full, so confident beginners can enjoy this pattern.

This Elephant is a big cousin to Big Orange Elephant Big Grey is knitted with t-shirt yarn. Making him bigger and heavier. The stitch and row count is also different.

Size-approx.35cm /14” tall x 46cm /18” from trunk to tail
As T-shirt yarn varies in thickness (differences are due to the fabrics used) your Elephant may finish slightly smaller.

Needle size-10mm UK000 /US15
Straight needles or short circular needle worked back and forth.
Tension approx. - 14sts x 26 rows = 10cm (4”) garter stitch Square
(Tension varies depending on the yarn thickness)

Recommended yarn: -Hoooked Zpagettti or any T-shirt yarn
2 Bobbins T shirt yarn
2x 120m/250g per bobbin

You will also need-
Small amount of Black DK yarn
1 x 300g bag Toy stuffing
Large eye Sewing up needle