Tuesday, 28 March 2017

One Piece Elephant

This Elephant is another One Piece project.


If you have any question or corrections please let me know as I will greatly appreciate any feedback! Also if you do try out this pattern, please post a picture as I will love to see your recreations.

You will need:

  • 3mm crochet hook (Can use 4mm if preferred)
  • Yarn needle 
  • Yarn (approx 30g or 85m)
  • Soft toy filling

Stitches and abbreviations used:

(I am from England but use US crochet terms)
  • MC - Magic circle/ring (sc unless otherwise specified)
  • Ch - Chain 
  • SC - Single crochet 
  • Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
  • Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
    • sc2tog - single crochet 2 stitches together 
  • HDC - Half double crochet 
  • DC - Double crochet 
  • ST - Stitch 
  • FLO - Front loop only 
  • BLO - Back loop only 
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • FO - finish off
Other things to note....

  • This is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track
  • The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round
  • *  * indicates repeated series of stitches
  • Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product
  • Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch

Legs x4:
  1. MC (6)
  2. *inc* (12)
  3. BLO - 12sc (12)
  4. *1sc, dec* (8)
  5. 8sc (8)
  6. 8sc (8)
  7. 8sc (8)
  8. 8sc (8)
  9. 8sc (8)
  10. FO - You do not need a long yarn tail here

Main elephant starting from trunk: (I found it easier to do the trunk with a smaller crochet hook (2mm) but this is optional.)
Round 34 and 44
  1. MC (4)
  2. inc, 3sc (5)
  3. 5sc (5)
  4. 5sc (5)
  5. 4sc, inc (6)
  6. 6sc (6)
  7. 6sc (6)
  8. 6sc (6)
  9. *2sc, inc* (8)
  10. 8sc (8)
  11. 8sc (8)
  12. *1sc, inc* (12)
  13. 12sc (12)
  14. inc x6, 6sc (18)
  15. *1sc, inc*x6, 6sc (24)
  16. *inc, 2sc*x6, 6sc (30)
  17. 30sc (30)
  18. 30sc (30)
  19. 30sc (30)
  20. 30sc (30)
  21. 30sc (30)
  22. 30sc (30)
  23. 30sc (30)
  24. 30sc (30)
  25. *3sc, dec* (24)
  26. *2sc, dec* (18)
  27. *1sc, dec* (12)
  28. inc x4, 6sc, inc x2 (18)
  29. inc x6, 12sc (24)
  30. *3sc, inc* (30)
  31. 1sc, *inc, 2sc* x6, 11sc (36)
  32. 36sc (36)
  33. 36sc (36)
  34. 8sc, 4sc through inside of one leg and body, 2sc, 4sc through inside of second leg and body, 18sc (36)
  35. Round 35 and 45
  36. 8sc, 4sc through outside of leg, 2sc, 4sc through outside of other leg, 18sc (36) - stuff the legs very firmly so that the elephant stands. You can also use the yarn tails left from the legs to close up any holes left and knot for extra security.
  37. 36sc (36)
  38. 36sc (36)
  39. 36sc (36)
  40. 36sc (36)
  41. 36sc (36)
  42. 36sc (36)
  43. 36sc (36)
  44. 36sc (36)
  45. 11sc, 4sc through inside of third leg and body, 2sc, 4sc through inside of fourth leg and body, 15sc (36)
  46. 11sc, 4sc through outside of leg, 2sc, 4sc through outside of leg, 15sc (36)
  47. 36sc (36)
  48. 36sc (36)
  49. *4sc, dec* (30)
  50. *3sc, dec* (24)
  51. *2sc, dec* (18)
  52. *1sc, dec* (12)
  53. *dec* (6)
  54. FO and close up hole leaving a long yarn tail
Tail: 
Using yarn tail left over from sewing body closed, move into desired place and make a loop through one of the stitches with it. Ch 10, turn, skip the first chain and sc in each chain to end. Secure and hide yarn tail into body. 
Tie two pieces of yarn through the bottom of the tail and then frayed them with a needle. Then cut to desired length. 

Ears x2:
  1. MC (5)
  2. Turn (do not join mc), ch1, 1sc into each of mc stitches (5)
  3. Turn, ch2, 1dc into same stitch as chain, 2dc into each of the next 2st, 2hdc into the next, 2sc into the last st (10)
  4. Turn, ch1, 10sc (10)
  5. Turn, ch2, 1dc into same stitch as chain, 2dc into each of the next 3sts, 2hdc into the next 3sts, 2sc into the next 3sts 
  6. FO leaving yarn tail to attach to body. 
  7. Fold over the the edge of the ear on the top  (where the yarn tail has finished off/where the single crochets are) and tack into place for shape. Then sew to body 




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