Meimei Baby Elephant by Dedri Uys

Meimei Baby Elephant

September 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
60 - 65 yards (55 - 59 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Meimei is a tiny little crochet elephant.

She is roughly 11 cm from front to back (not including her trunk) and 9 cm high (4.3″ x 3.5″). Perfect, right? She has movable limbs, so she can sit and stand with ease.

She takes very little yarn to make (less than 60 m/ 65 yards in total) and works up very quickly.

But the most exciting feature, for me anyway, is the fact that there is NO SEWING involved in the assembly (unless you count a few tails of yarn that have to be worked away). Meimei’s head, body and tail are worked continuously and her ears and legs are attached as you go.

This pattern is suitable for Advanced Beginners to Intermediate Crocheters. Short rows are used for shaping, but don’t be daunted. The pattern includes plenty of photos and tips.

The pattern includes an optional rug that you can sew onto her back. The rug is tiny, but uses more complex stitches. I thought it would be the perfect chance for you to get rid of those crochet cobwebs and experiment with the waistcoat stitch and the crab stitch (reverse single crochet).