0001 Elephant by Alexandra Simba

0001 Elephant

Crochet
Taiga Classic Scottish Tweed
all 5 are used in this pattern
Lace ?
1.75 mm
1.0 mm
30 x 25 cm (12x10 inhces) tall using the materials stated in the pattern.
US
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Download pattern example in English here »https://goo.gl/sZ77py

LANGUAGE:
English on Ravelry

SKILL LEVEL: Experienced

FINISHED SIZE: Approx.30 x 25 cm (12x10 inhces) tall using the materials stated in the pattern.

SKILLS REQUIRED:
Shift stitch
Crochet in rounds
Single crochet
Increasing
Decreasing
Slip stitch
Working with fluffy yarn
Tinting

MATERIALS AND TOOLS
---ELEPHANT---

  • Body: any smooth yarn, preferably not very stretchy. I use Pehorka Camel Hair (65% camel wool, 35% acrylic; 600 m/100 g) two strands together. If you choose other yarn, look for Sport or DK yarn (300 m/100 g). You will need 2 skeins.
  • Tusks: any cotton lace yarn. I use Vita Pelican (100% mercerized cotton, 330 m/50 g) – 3993 Ivory. You can make tusks with polymer clay.
  • Toe nails: any smooth cotton or microfiber lace yarn. I use Alize Diva (100% microfiber, 350 m/100 g) – 368 Beige.

---TOWN---
You can use any lace cotton yarn. I use Vita Pelican (100% mercerized cotton, 350 m/50 g).
To make the disc you will need nylon cord (60 m/1200 tex).

Wool yarn to make grass. I use Taiga Classic Scottish Tweed (360 m/100 g).
To make the river I suggest using Alize Diva of any color you want. This yarn has a very nice silky color and fine waves. I use multicolor Batik, color 3282.

---ELEPHANT’S HAT AND COVER---
Any cotton yarn. Make sure you use rather thick yarn to make the hat and cover keep shape. I use Vita Rose (100% mercerized cotton, 150 m/50 g) of wine red color to make roofs of the town.

  • Stuffing polyester
  • Small metal granules – it is necessary to use granules for hind legs! You will need about 100 g.
  • about 6 m of 1.0-1.5 mm copper wire. You can buy this wire in a craft shop, but I suggest buying in an electronic goods store. There you can buy a 31.5 cord. Before buying the cord, make sure that the wire inside it is whole and does not consist of several thin wires. With a paper knife, remove the insulation. The cable inside consists of three copper wire cords, so having bought just a meter of cord you will have three meters of copper wire.
  • white fabric plaster or insulation tape
  • a pair of toy eyes, size 12
  • transparent glue
  • a small golden bell to decorate the hat
  • a small bead or a bell to make the well bucket
  • strong sewing thread the color of the elephant’s body
  • strong thread to form the body

---TOOLS:---
- 1.75 mm crochet hook (elephant, disc, cape, hat), 1.0 mm crochet hook (town)
Choose the hook according the yarn you use to make even fabric without holes.

  • wire cutter
  • scissors
  • sewing needle
  • tapestry needle

ABOUT THIS PATTERN
Pattern written using USA terminology

This pattern is easy to follow with step-by-step instructions (60 pages with detailed instructions, tips, photos illustrating the process)