Elephant by Rebecca Gina Jones


April 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
55 - 77 yards (50 - 70 m)
one size
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This pattern is available from etsy.com for NZ$6.90.

Knit this sweet elephant for a new arrival, easy to grip and perfect for a cuddle. Not only will you have the joy of creating a new friend but half of the pattern price will be donated to The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust .

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust exists to protect Africa’s wildlife and to preserve habitats for the future of all wild species. Working across Kenya, their projects include anti-poaching, safe guarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand rearing elephant and rhino orphans, along with other species that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms when grown. https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org

This toy is designed in a Waldorf style, it is easy to knit using simple techniques and minimal materials. The elephant can also be easily made into a rattle.

The pattern is available for instant download in English. Finished elephant is 8cm in height and 11cm long.

Skills required:
Cast on, knit stitch, knit 2 stitches together, inc (kfb), turn work, cast off, simple embroidery

Materials used:

  • About 25g of DK 8ply wool or cotton in body colour (grey)
  • 2.75mm knitting needles
  • A small amount of black embroidery thread for eyes
  • Darning needle for sewing the project together
  • Wool stuffing
  • Scissors

The body of the elephant is knitted in one piece and the ears are knitted separately and sewn on at the end.

This pattern is for private use only. Please do not copy, sell or distribute the pattern or sell any items produced from this pattern for commercial use. Patterns cannot be returned or refunded.

This listing is for the PDF PATTERN ONLY not the finished toy.
For more details about instant downloads on Etsy visit http://www.etsy.com/help/article/3949