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CROCHET AMIGURUMI ELEPHANT WITH HAT AND BALL YOURSELF

You need

  • Crochet Hook Thickness 3.0
  • matching crochet yarn in gray, white and a contrasting color (100% cotton)
  • a pair of safety eyes
  • darning needle
  • fiberfill

     Description

We are in love! In these self-crocheted Amigurumi elephants with hat and ball. Carla from the blog Amour Fou describes in this DIY in detail, how you can crochet the balancing circus elephant.

 

1. Start with a Magic Ring of 6 f.M.2nd to 4th crochet 6 fM.

5. Crochet * 2 dc in each M *, repeat * (12).

6th to 8th Crochet 12 f.

9. Crochet 6 sts * 2 dc in each m * n and then 6 dc (18).

10th to 12th Crochet 18 fM.

13. Crochet * 2 sc, 2 sc in next st *, repeat * (24).

14. Crochet 24 dc.

15. Crochet * 3 sc, 2 sc in next st *, repeat * (30).

16. Crochet 30 dc.

17. Crochet * 4 dc, 2 dc in the next m *, repeat * (36).

18. Crochet 36 f.M.

Cut the thread and knot it.

Legs :

3×1. Start with a Magic Ring of 6 f.M. 2. Crochet * 2 dc in each M *, repeat * (12).

3. Crochet * 1 dc, 2 sc in next st *, repeat * (18).
4. Only work in the back mesh, crochet 18 dc.5th to 7th Crochet 18 fM. Cut the thread and knot it.
Crochet a fourth leg (steps 1-7), but do not cut the thread!

8. Connect with one FM the leg you just crocheted with one of the other three legs. Crochet 14 dc along the second leg and add another. Crochet 14 stitches along the third leg and join it with an Fm with the fourth. Crochet 14 dc along the fourth leg and connect it to the first. Crochet 14 dc along the first leg (total now 56 M).

STOP! Cut the thread but do not sew it. At this point, you crochet later. Now the gap between the four legs is closed.

1. You have 4 sts on each leg. Join the thread in one (preferably one outer) and crochet 4 dc on this leg (these are the 4 sts missing for 18 sts of each leg). Move to the next leg and crochet 4 dc on that leg. Repeat with the last two legs. Total: 16 m.

2. Crochet one more round with 16 f.

3. Remove 8 sts (8).

4. Remove 4 stitches (4).

Now it goes on with the body. Crochet with the thread you just left. 9. Repeat crochet * 2fm in next st, 13 dc * (60). 10. Crochet * 9 dc, 2 dc in next st *, repeat * (66).

11th to 13th Crochet 66 fM.14. Crochet * 9 dc, 1 dart, * repeat (60).15th to 19th crochet 60 fM. 20. Make sure you start between two legs. If you are not there, crochet fM until you arrive at this point. Mark this M. This is the starting point for the following rounds. Crochet 24 dc, then take the elephant’s trunk and crochet 12 M of the trunk with 12 M of body with dc (12). Then crochet 12 sc in the rest of the body until you reach the marked area.21. Crochet 24 dc, then 24 dc to the trunk (these are the ones you did not crochet before) and crochet 24 dc (72).

22. Crochet * 10 dc, 1 decrease *, repeat * (66).

23 and 24. Häkele 66 fM.

25. Crochet * 9 dc, 1 decrease *, repeat * (60).

26. Crochet 60 fM.27. Crochet * 8 dc, 1 decrease *, repeat * (54).

28. Crochet 54 f.M. 29. Crochet * 7 dc, 1 decrease *, repeat * (48) .30. Crochet * 6fm, 1 decrease *, repeat * (42). {Attach safety eyes and stuff body with filling} 31. Crochet * 5 dc, 1 doff *, repeat * (36).
32. Crochet * 4 dc, 1 decrease *, repeat * (30) .33. Crochet * 3 dc, 1 decrease *, repeat * (24).
34. Crochet * 2 dc, 1 decrease *, repeat * (18). {continue to stuff with cotton wool}
35. Crochet * 1 dc, 1 decrease *, repeat * (12).
36. Häkele 6 decreases.Tie and cut. Sew thread.

ears:

2x 2 LM1. In the 2nd LM of the needle, crochet 4 sc. 1 LM and turn.2. Crochet * 2 sc in each M *, repeat * (8). 1 LM and turn.
3. Crochet * 1 dc, 2 dc in next st *, repeat * (12). 1 LM and turn.
4. Crochet * 2 sc, 2 sc in next st *, repeat * (16). 1 LM and turn.
5. Crochet * 3 dc, 2 dc in next st *, repeat * (20). 1 LM and turn.
6. Crochet * 4 dc, 2 dc in next st *, repeat * (24). 1 LM and turn.
7. Crochet 24 KM.Knot and cut thread. Pass a long piece of thread to sew your ears to the body.

Teeth: 
2x

1. Start with a 5 fM Magic Ring.

2nd to 3rd crochet 5 fM.Knot and cut thread. Have a long piece of thread over it to sew the teeth to the body.

Tail: 

1. Pass a long thread and crochet 9 LM.

2. Crochet in the second LM on the needle 4 fM.

3. Crochet * 2 sc in each M *, repeat * (8).

4. crochet 8 fM.

5. Crochet 4 Decreases (4).

Knot and cut thread. Sew thread. The tail is sewn on with the long thread you left at the beginning.

Little hat: 

{You can only use one or two different colors} 1. Start with a Magic Ring of 6 f.M. 2. Crochet 6 f.M. 3. Crochet * 2 sc in each M *, repeat * (12).
4th to 5th Crochet 12 f. 6. Crochet * 1 sc, 2 sc in next st *, repeat * (18) .7. and 8. Crochet 18 f.M. 9. If you want the edge of the hat to have a different color, change the thread now. Crochet * 2 sc, 2 sc in next st *, repeat * (24) .10. Crochet * 3 sc, 2 sc in next st *, repeat * (30).

Knot and cut thread. Make a long thread to sew on. Make the pompon and sew on.

Ball: 

{Use 2 colors. Crochet two rows per color in turn} 1. Start with a Magic RIng of 6 fM. 2. Crochet * 2 sc in each st *, repeat * (12).3. Crochet * 1 sc, 2 sc in next st *, repeat * (18).4. Crochet * 2 sc, 2 sc in next st *, repeat * (24).5. Crochet * 3 sc, 2 sc in next st *, repeat * (30).6. Crochet * 4 dc in 2 sc in next st *, repeat * (36).7. Crochet * 5 dc, 2 dc in next st *, repeat * (42).8th to 16th Crochet 42 fM.17. Crochet * 5 dc, 1 decrease *, repeat * (36) .18. Crochet * 4 dc, 1 decrease *, repeat * (30) .19. Crochet * 3 dc, 1 decrease *, repeat * (24).20. Crochet * 2 dc, 1 decrease *, repeat * (18).{} Stuffing

21. Crochet * 1 dc, 1 decrease *, repeat * (12).22. Crochet 6 Decreases (6). Tie and cut. Sew on the ends.
Complete: 

Gop out the hat and sew on. Then also sew ears, teeth and tail.

 

 

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