Can I be honest? I bought this sweet Elephant pattern by Little Bichons several months ago. Back then, I wasn’t as comfortable with reading patterns and putting together crocheted creatures. After months of playing around with patterns and crocheting my own beasts, I decided it was time to give this pattern a try. The worst that could happen would be I’d mess it up and not finish – which, in my world, is pretty darn bad, but I decided to go ahead and give it a whirl. And I’m so happy I did.
She was a joy to whip up. I didn’t have a tiny bow for the swimming trunks, nor did I do the tiny little flower for her ear, honestly, I just completely forgot to do so before taking pictures. Below is a picture from the pattern designer so you can see what it could look like.
I whipped her up in an evening and finished her off the next day. It’s so hard to time these things because I don’t do it all in one sitting. I would say, if I had to guess, it took me 4 hours to make her.
I used a slightly larger hook and an acrylic worsted weight yarn to make her. She turned out bigger than the model elephant on her page but not by much. She’s the perfect size to play with and carry around.
You’ll need to know how to crochet the single crochet. The pattern used back loop only, increase, and decrease stitches. Pretty basic to a lot of crocheted animal patterns. It really looks more intimidating than it turned out to be.
I really think you’ll enjoy this pattern and I just know this sweet little elephant would be loved by a little one in your life.