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« on: December 12, 2007 07:12:33 AM »

My girls have been invited to many Christmas parties where they are asked to bring a white elephant gift.  I thought it would be fun to actually make a white amigurumi elephant as the gift.  I'd love to see how many variations we could get here.  Be sure to share your pictures and patterns!

Here's mine:


I made the pattern up myself:

Use an F hook and white and a little pink red heart worsted weight yarn
Body:
1. ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
2. 2 sc in each sc around
3. sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around
4. sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around
5. sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around
6. sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around
7-12. sc in each sc around
13. sc in next 4 sc, decrease over 2 sc around
put the safety eyes on now
14. sc in next 3 sc, decrease over 2 sc around
15. sc in next 2 sc, decrease over 2 sc around
16. sc in next sc, decrease over 2 sc around
stuff body
17. decrease over 2 sc  around, sl st in last st, finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing
whipstitch opening closed

Trunk
1. with pink, ch 2 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
2. 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in next st, finish off.  Add nostrils now.
3. in any sc, attach white in back loop only with a sl st and ch 1 (counts as first sc).  sc in each sc back loops only, (12 st)
4-7. both loops again, sc in each sc around
8. (sc in next 4 sc, decrease over 2 sc) two times.
9-12. sc in each sc around
13. (sc in next 3 sc, decrease over 2 sc) two times
14. sc in each sc around, sl st in last st, finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
stuff lightly, shape as desired. Press opening flat and whipstitch across.  Sew to body level with eyes.

ears (make 2 of each color--white & pink)
1. starting with pink, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
2. 2 sc in each sc around
3. sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around
4. sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around. sl st in last st, finish off.
5. with white, follow steps 1-4, but do not finish off! 
6. hold both pieces wrong sides together and slip stitch both pieces together around the outer edge using the white yarn.  It will make a nice running-stitch like effect on the pink side.
sew ears to head, pink side down.

Legs (make 4)
1. ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
2. 2 sc in each sc around
3. sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around
4. in back loops only, sc in next sc, decrease over 2 sc around
5-8. in both loops again, sc in each sc around. sl st in last st, finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
stuff lightly, shape as desired, press opening flat and whipstitch across.  Pin legs to body using the rows as a guide to make it even.  Sew legs to body.

tail
using 3 long strands of white yarn, fold them in half and using your crochet hook, pull them through a center spot in back.  pull the yarn out so that it looks like you have 6 strands. (I hope that made sense) separate the yarn into 3 sections and braid it until it is the length that you want.  secure it with a knot and trim ends.

add some ribbon to the ears, if desired.

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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2007 06:58:21 PM »

I don't know if it's too late to join, but I plan on making that little pocket elephant in white for a Christmas Eve party that I am forced to have at my house.  My in-laws have dubbed it my year to have the bash at my house, even though I have already done that and hosted 2 Thanksgivings in the 4 years that I've lived here.  I think they're getting back at me for spending Thanksgiving  with my family.  And let me tell you I can't wait to have all 31 of them over for free food and fun. Undecided

Here's the pattern I am using
http://littlegreen.typepad.com/romansock/2007/11/instant-crochet.html
I wanted to make something on the naughty side  Grin, but my hubby said no.  He thinks his family are a bunch of prudes.  (They really are, but I like to shock them some.)

What pattern are you planning on making?
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2007 08:14:11 PM »

Yeah!  I'm glad I got a response!  I actually finished mine tonight, but I still need to take a picture of it and write down the pattern.  I'll try to get it up sometime Monday afternoon.
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2007 09:33:03 AM »

I'm so glad you responded.  I plan on starting mine today.  I can't wait to see your pictures!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2007 12:43:55 PM »

Very cute!!  I'd love to join in but I don't know if I can squeeze in the time.  He's so adorable...I must try it.  Thanks for the awesome pattern.
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2007 06:43:50 PM »

djonesgirl, your elephant is sooooo cute.  I love the bows.  I finished mine today.  I changed my mind and used the pattern on the lionbrand website.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7499924@N05/2121178333/in/photostream/

Sorry for the link, I'm a little computer retarded and don't know how to post pictures yet.
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2007 07:26:48 PM »

djonesgirl, your elephant is sooooo cute.  I love the bows.  I finished mine today.  I changed my mind and used the pattern on the lionbrand website.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7499924@N05/2121178333/in/photostream/

Sorry for the link, I'm a little computer retarded and don't know how to post pictures yet.

So adorable! I want to hug it!
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2007 07:50:53 PM »

it's so cute!  I love the ears.
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2007 09:49:37 AM »

I am definatly making one for my dad for christmas, I just don't know when
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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2007 05:53:27 PM »


I  made an elephant with your pattern, thank you!
I was running really low on gray so that's why he is so stubby  Cheesy


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