Adorable, right? What little tyke wouldn't want to cuddle with this 100% cotton pink elephant lovey blanket! The pattern can easily be adapted to blue, or any color of your choosing!
Please note that you can e-mail me if you have any questions at all about the pattern! The links to video tutorials for various stitches can be very helpful if needed!
*Best price I can find for the Sugar'n Cream yarn is $1.99 for a 2.5 oz skein at Michaels Craft Stores. Even better if you print out and use their coupons each week - I print two coupons and bring my husband (They almost always have a 40% or 50% off one regular priced item!).
Make the Head and Nose:
(I strongly suggest reading all the directions first and then watching the video tutorial if this is your first time making a ball shape).
YOU WILL BE MAKING THE NOSE FIRST:
Make the Ears:
The ears are worked from the outside of the ear toward the head in sort of a double layer that will be sewn together at the end....look at the picture to get a better idea if you do not understand, but if you still need help check out the Crochet Elephant Ear Tutorial YOU TUBE video I made...it's not the best, as I made it quickly, but I hope it helps!
This is my first tutorial video and I know it's not great, but I tried!
Sew on Eyes:
Make the Arms (optional):
Make the Blanket:
The final blanket is approximately 18" x 18".
**PATTERN UPDATED AS OF 3/19/18**
This is a basic granny square blanket with 6 corners instead of 4 and 13 rows in pink, then the edging. Watch this video tutorial (below) to make the basic 6 sided hexagon. You will do 12 rows in pink. The rest of the pattern continues below.
Finishing the Blanket:
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6/28/2017 10:24:41 pm
I can't figure out the ear. I am reading it as working on each side of the chain, so should there be 44 stitches? I have never made an animal before so I guess I'm not use to reading instruction like this. Could you send me help me with this with baby step instructions. Thanks.
6/28/2017 10:36:01 pm
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6/30/2017 08:13:49 pm
Thank you, that does make more sense to me. Your videos and suggestions of videos are very helpful to a newbie like me.
8/2/2017 12:04:30 pm
I wanted to know if u had made a video yet on making the ears, im still new making this stuff and im having a hard time making the ears
8/2/2017 01:09:48 pm
I did make it but it was really dark. I am going to try to make another one right now. Thank you so much for reminding me?
OK, I made a sort of video, pictorial combination and posted it on You Tube. I did it quickly and had difficulty with the video part so I did some pictures as well. I hope this helps. If you live on Long Island I would be happy to meet with you and help you! Here is the you tube link:https://youtu.be/_biZX1NXsJY. I also put it in the website directions under the ear as well.
Kathy, 1st I want to thank you for making your Lovey free to the public, I know that from a being creator myself, the time invested in it, is often a huge sacrifice to ourselves and even more for our families. And putting ourselves and our work out there for the world to criticize is not an easy thing to overcome. I myself am not sure that I could do that, but I also find that I am my own personal biggest critic. I am a perfectionist to the very core. So please please please, don’t take what I am about to say the wrong way, only as a tool to improve upon. As I said before I do appreciate the time and effort you have put forth and so this is just to help in seeing it from a persons eyes who is trying to really recreate your artwork. If it’s worth doing even once, then it’s worth taking the extra time and doing it right, especially when you are making it available for others and all should within reason be able to follow those instructions and without fail, be able to clearly understand them and be able recreate that same item.
3/19/2018 07:09:58 pm
6/2/2018 03:31:41 pm
i tried this and it was for a friend made it and they loved it. i also tried Jeffery the elephant pillow made it for my grandson 4th grade teacher who had noticed it on Pinterest another winner
2/4/2020 10:50:50 pm
Can you please provide the video or instructions for the double decrease you refer to in Round 21 for the head. Do I do 1 sc in the next 8 stitches, then a dd, 1 sc in the next 8 stitches, then a dd....to end?
2/6/2020 11:17:34 am
Please help as I am stuck. What do you mean by a double decrease in Round 21 of the head. I understand a decrease but not sure what you mean by a double decrease.
2/27/2020 02:10:36 pm
I'd like to do the elephant using the Sugar 'n Cream yarn, but would the pattern work out using Bernat Baby Blanket super bulky yarn for the blanket part?
10/10/2020 11:42:22 am
I loved this pattern and it was so easy to do the elephant trunk. Ears were a little tricky at first but got it eventually. How do you print this or is it not made to print. Do you have any black cat laying down patterns. Need one for a friend whos cat died recently. Keep it up it was very easy to follow they way you worded it . I have trouble following others patterns but your was very simple with increases and decreases. thanks
11/24/2020 10:24:36 pm
Would you email me the elephant lovey pattern.
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Hi there! I'm Kathie, the author behind Creating A Simpler Life blog. I'm excited to share our longterm projects (and planning) toward building our future retirement homestead in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. In the meantime I will be sharing all the other little things we do that are part of creating our simpler life!