Amigurumi Heart Elephant

Feb 23, 2011
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Author

AnneMarie Merchant

Introduction

I designed this pattern after watching a Martha Stewart Valentines Day Special.  This cute little elephant works up really quick and can be customized to your liking.

Materials List

Size H Crochet Hook

1/4 skein of 4-ply Worested Weight yarn in main color

1/8 skein of 4-ply Worested Weight yarn in CC color

Poly Stuffing

size 8mm safety eyes

Tapestry Needle

Notes

This design is worked in sc all around, and the best part is the heart is worked all in one piece.

The Pattern

Pink Heart Elephant Tutorial (Please keep in mind I'm not the greatest pattern writter, so if there are any questions or issues just send me a shout and I will try to clarify)

Heart Shape
Chain 2, 6 sc in the 2nd chain from hook, join (some call this the magic loop method I think)
Round 1: 2 c in ea st around, do not join - Place stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round. (This gives the heart a more cleaner look) 12sc
Round 2: 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next, repeat around- 18 sc
Round 3: Sc in ea st around -18sc
Round 4: Sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next, repeat around-24sc
Round 5: Sc in ea st around-24sc
Round 6: Sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next, sc, 2 sc,  sc in last 5 st- 28sc
Round 7: Sc in next st, 2sc in next, sc, 2 sc, sc in next 11 st, 2c, sc, 2sc, sc in last 10 st.- 32st
Round 8-11: Sc in ea st around- 32st Fasten Off

Divide for top of hear:
Flatten pieceand count 8 stitches from right center corner point (Each point consists of 16 st, so if you are more comfortable with finding the center back and dividing that way by all means what ever works for you.Just note that each heart top is 16 st around)

Sc in next 16 st, sl st at the top of 1st st of this round.
Next Round:sc in first 2 st, dec, repeat around-join
Next Round:sc in first st, dec, repeat around-join
Fasten Off, leaving a tail of yarn to draw through all stitches and pull tight to close up openning. Weave in end to secure.

After you have completed the first point, at this time I started to stuff my heart and placed the eyes. I placed 12mm safety eyes at 3rd row from point and about 3 stitches apart.  I would suggest trying diffrent places and seeing what works for you.

Repeat the same for the other point, before stitching up point add alittle more stuffing to fill that point.

Ear's- Make 2
Chain 4,
Row 1:sc,2sc,2c,sc, turn
Row 2: Sc across, turn
Row 3: Sc, hdc,2dc,2dc,hdc,sc-DO NOT TURN
working across end of rows, sc in ea st, sl st in ea st across beginning chain 4, sc in ea st of end of rows. Fasten off

I attached each ear to the side of the heart at 2nd to the last row of the point. I used that row as a starting point to attach the tip of the ear and sewed down.

Feet- make 4

Chain 2, work 5 sc in 2nd chain from hook-join
Round 1-4- SC in ea st around- 5 fasten off

For feet placement, I just placed one foot at each corner of the starting round.

Trunk:
Ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd chain from hook
Round 1-7-SC in ea st around, fasten off

The best way to place the trunk is about 1 or 2 rows below the eyes right in the middle.

I hope you enjoy the pattern, again if anything does'nt make sense or you have any questions please let me know so I can make the corrections or clarify better. 


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Comments

Bea30 wrote
on Feb 28, 2011 8:27 AM

He's so cute! I'm going to start tomorrow

Greetings Bea

on Mar 1, 2011 6:06 PM

Very cute!

SOLANGE wrote
on Mar 14, 2011 9:35 AM

its beautiful.

VivaDiva wrote
on Mar 16, 2011 6:02 AM

Aw! I can't wait to do this for my daughter. :D She'll love it. 

Paula619 wrote
on Mar 21, 2011 8:42 AM

omg! so cute!

suz66 wrote
on Mar 24, 2011 10:16 AM

This is so lovely....but I am haveing a problem with row 6  I just can't get to to add up can you help

suz66 wrote
on Mar 24, 2011 10:16 AM

This is so lovely....but I am haveing a problem with row 6  I just can't get to to add up can you help

krismort wrote
on May 19, 2011 7:12 PM

Cute elephant! It would make a great valentine gift for a child.

The "magic loop" is actually made by wrapping the tail around a couple of fingers on your left hand (if you crochet right-handed) so the working yarn is lieing next to the tail then working your sc's around both strands. So for the beginning of this pattern, you would work 6 dc into the loop then pull on the tail, closing the loop. With this method you're able to close it up tightly enough that there's no hole in the center. It's especially good if you tend to make your chain loosely, which often results in a little hole in the center.

@suz66: You're right, row 6 doesn't add up. 5+2+2+5=14 stitches. You need 14 more. Maybe work these directions twice?

Lamalynn wrote
on Jun 6, 2011 10:40 AM

this elephant is too cute.  Thanks for sharing.  I can't wait to start tonight!!!!

elntje wrote
on Oct 16, 2011 1:14 PM

Hi, I've just started crocheting your cute elephant, but I don't see how round 6 works. Can you clarify that one for me? Thanx!