Granny Square Elephant

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Granny Square Elephant | Free Crochet Pattern | Granny Squares | Amigurumi | Stuffed Animal | Mary's Cute & Cozy Crochet | Easy | Beginner | Fun Project | Baby Shower | Birthday | Kids | Toddler | Baby

Granny squares are some of the simplest things to make when crocheting. I love how quickly they work up. But the coolest thing is what you can make with them. And that is basically anything!

So, I introduce to you the Granny Square Elephant! Isn’t he cute?!

Granny Square Elephant | Free Crochet Pattern | Granny Squares | Amigurumi | Stuffed Animal | Mary's Cute & Cozy Crochet | Easy | Beginner | Fun Project | Baby Shower | Birthday | Kids | Toddler | Baby

It took me a while to make this guy, but it’s only because I accidentally made an extra row and confused myself so much! I made over 100 granny squares, and this only requires 84….talk about overkill, huh? Well, I finally got it figured out, so all is well. Yay!

Granny Square Elephant | Free Crochet Pattern | Granny Squares | Amigurumi | Stuffed Animal | Mary's Cute & Cozy Crochet | Easy | Beginner | Fun Project | Baby Shower | Birthday | Kids | Toddler | Baby

My grandma made an elephant just like this many, many years ago, so I decided it was time for me to make one. What do you think? Do you want to give it a try?

Granny Square Elephant | Free Crochet Pattern | Granny Squares | Amigurumi | Stuffed Animal | Mary's Cute & Cozy Crochet | Easy | Beginner | Fun Project | Baby Shower | Birthday | Kids | Toddler | Baby

Granny Square Elephant

Materials:

2 skeins of Premier Yarns Sweet Roll in Blueberry Swirl

3.75 mm (F) Crochet Hook

2 – 1 inch buttons

Yarn Needle for sewing in ends

Sewing needle and thread for sewing on eyes

Poly-Fil

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Stitches:

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

sl st – slip stitch

Gauge:

1 granny square = 2 inches x 2 inches

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern requires 84 granny squares and 6 granny square corners.
  • When connecting granny squares, you can use any method you prefer. I used the back loop only method where I slip stitched all of them together using only the back loops of the granny squares.
  • I provide patterns for the granny squares and the granny square corners, but only provide a graph for how to assemble the elephant. I made the trunk separate from the rest of the elephant and later attached it after stuffing the elephant with poly-fil.

Pattern:

Granny Squares (make 84):

ch 5, sl st in first chain to make circle,

Round 1: ch 3, 2dc inside circle, ch 2, *3dc inside circle, ch 2* 3 times, sl st at top of ch 3 to join.

Round 2: sl st to fist ch 2 space, working all in ch 2 space, ch 3, 2dc, ch 1, 3dc, *[3dc, ch 1, 3dc] in next ch 2 space* 3 times. Sl st at top of ch 3 to join. Finish off and sew in ends.

Granny Square corner (make 6):

ch 5, sl st in first chain to make circle,

Row 1: ch 3, 2dc inside circle, ch 2, 3dc inside circle, ch 2, turn.

Row 2: dc 3, 3dc in ch 2 space, ch 1, 3dc in same ch 2 space, dc in next 3 stitches, finish off and sew in ends.

Stitching together:

Follow the chart below.

Assembly:

  1. After slip stitching all squares together as seen above (in back loop only), fold along the dotted blue line with the inside facing out.
  2. Insert hook in the corner of where head and leg meet.
  3. Slip stitch the two sides together by going down the leg and around in back look only.
  4. Keep note of the colors in pattern. Orange matches up with orange, pink with pink, and yellow with yellow.
  5. Slip stitch all the way around. There will be only a hole at the bottom of the head where 4 granny squares are.
  6. Stuff elephant with poly-fil and then continue slip stitching by assembling trunk of elephant as seen below the elephant graph.
  7. Attach ears. See below for chart.

Sew ears on between 2nd and 3rd column of granny squares from side.

Once body had been completely put together, sew buttons onto either side of head for eyes. Braid some yarn together for tail and sew onto butt of elephant.

And you’re done!

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