Elihu the Elephant by Jessie Rayot

Elihu the Elephant

Crochet
November 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet
4.0 mm (G)
240 - 300 yards (219 - 274 m)
8.5” long x 5.5” tall
US
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This pattern can be found for free online at https://www.jessieathome.com/elihu-the-elephant-crochet-pattern/

Elihu the Elephant is a softie crochet pattern that’s a variation of Amir the Elephant. He’s also inspired by one of my favorite childhood books. After making the Amir pillow/softie, I thought it would be fun to make a smaller version with the legs spit so there would be 4 legs instead of just 2. I did find the main pattern had to be adjusted a little bit for proportions when it became smaller, but the two of them are very similar. They could certainly be used as a pillow and softie duel gift for your favorite elephant fan.

Yarn
Knit Picks Gloss DK Bare: (70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk), Size 3 (11 wpi, DK weight), 250 yds / 100 g (yds/g = 2.5)
Hand dyed: 1 skein or (90 yds / 35 g) each of 2 colorways
~or choose colors from WeCrochet~
Knit Picks Gloss DK: (70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk), Size 3 (11 wpi, DK weight), 123 yds / 50 g (yds/g = 2.5)
1 skein, (90 yds / 35 g) each of Colors A & B

Hook
4.0 mm (US G/6)

Gauge
20 sts x 24 rows = 4” 10 cm in single crochet

Size
8.5” long x 5.5” tall
Other Supplies
Yarn Needle
PolyFil Stuffing
6 Removable Stitch Markers
1/4 yd of lining fabric
sewing needle & thread

Stitches and Abbreviations
blo - back loop only
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
hdc - half double crochet
sc - single crochet
sc2tog - single crochet two together
sc3tog - single crochet three together
sl st - slip stitch