Amir the Elephant by Jessie Rayot

Amir the Elephant

May 2019
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet
6.5 mm (K)
215 - 235 yards (197 - 215 m)
19" x 15"
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Amir the Elephant is part of the 2019 CAL Central Softie CAL. He’s somewhere between a softie and a pillow. Amir loves hugs and cuddles. He’s super soft and sports a beautiful blanket designed and made by my daughter, Vada. Vada also came up with the idea to make an elephant for the Softie CAL. Amir would make a great gift! I have included details on making the blanket with a Cricut, along with how to make a fabric inner lining if you are concerned about stuffing poking through.

Amir was named after an awesome technician who was in my house when I was trying to figure out this pattern. I would crochet a while, hold it up and say “That doesn’t look right!” Amir would pause from his work, look at it, give me a suggestion, and then keep going. Eventually my crochet looked like an elephant, thanks to the extra eyes I had that day!

19″ x 15″

Red Heart Sweet Home, 100% Polyester, Super Bulky (size 6), (300 g / 193 yds)
Steel 0411: Color A (300 g / 193 yds)
Berry Bliss 9579: Color B (35 g / 25 yds)

Hook: Laurel Hill Used
US-K/10.5, 6.5 mm

8 sts x 8 rows = 4” 10 cm in single crochet

Other supplies:
yarn needle
PolyFil stuffing
2 removable stitch markers

For Blanket and Eyes:
various colors of felt, one 5×12″ piece and multiple scraps
various colors of embroidery floss
embroidery needle
fabric glue

For Optional Lining:
1/2 yd of lining fabric
thread to match lining fabric
sewing needle

Stitches and Abbreviations:
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet two together
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)