A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: If you see a project that you think is awesome and deserves to be a featured project, you can click the THIS ROCKS button to nominate it!
Total Members: 302,307
Currently Running With Scissors:
652 Guests and 12 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 5  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Royal Elephant  (Read 10387 times)
Tags for this thread: elephant , amigurumi  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
craft-matic
« on: January 03, 2009 09:56:38 AM »

I made this little guy for a friend for Christmas.  She collects elephants, and I wanted to add something to her collection.  The body and headdress are crocheted, while the blanket is knitted.  My mom and aunt nicknamed him Hef (for Hefalump) but I'm not sure that's the best name for him.  If you have any suggestions, 'Hef' and I are all ears  Roll Eyes





Here he is without his livery:



And his little tushie:



And in profile:



Here's his headdress:



He is made of Patton's sock yarn, while his tusks and tail tuft are lace-weight cashmere.  His eyelashes are eyelash yarn.  I filled his feet with sand so he could stand up straight.  The blanket is made of a plied decorator yarn.  It has a satiny ply, a cotton ply, a metallic string ply, and a plain string ply.  To make the headdress, I separated out the satin, and then edged it with the metallic.  I added some beads for decoration, and then he was done.

I'm afraid I won't be able to provide a pattern at the moment, because I sort of winged it and don't remember exactly what I did.  But I want to make another, and when I do, maybe I'll record a pattern.

I also want to maybe add a little lower lip in the grey and some toenails in the same yarn as the tail, before I gift him--our gift exchange is a bit late, so I still have a few days.

P.S.  I have copyrighted him, so if you want to model a project after him (hard without a pattern, but in any case) please just ask me for permission first.  I will say yes!  I just want to know who's inspired by it. Smiley 
« Last Edit: January 03, 2009 09:03:54 PM by craft-matic » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Work is love made visible.
                            --Kahlil Gibran

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.           
                            --Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
jangoMama
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2009 10:04:21 AM »

He's beautiful. You did an awesome job. I've tried crocheting an elephant before but I always loose count. I have a small bin full of random crocheted elephant parts. He is really cool.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
LunaKitten
LunaKitten Kreations
Offline Offline

Posts: 1595
Joined: 29-May-2008

I have affairs with fictitious characters.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2009 10:10:20 AM »

He is EXCELLENT! You did such marvelous work on him. And I don't know about any name suggestions, but I know he needs something a tad more exotic Wink Great work! I SO wish that I could do something like this, it is so impressive. The details in the headdress and blanket are stunning.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Substantial Wist Smiley

Forget all the other crafting tools, what I really want is a sonic screwdriver!!!!

Blessed Be!

I'm up for personal swaps! PM Me! Smiley

Etsy Shop
Starcee
Offline Offline

Posts: 150
Joined: 14-Feb-2006

♥To crochet or Not to crochet???♥


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2009 10:53:09 AM »

Oh My Goodness!!!  I Love him, elephants are my Favorite.  I started one a while back. Just never finished her. You did such a fabulous job. Such great detail on him and the blanket. He is great for any collection. Lovies
« Last Edit: January 03, 2009 10:57:04 AM by Starcee » THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://theinterweavings.blogspot.com
Two many projects and ideas, but not enough time.
craft-matic
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2009 11:16:26 AM »

Aww, thank you, everyone! 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Work is love made visible.
                            --Kahlil Gibran

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.           
                            --Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Acadian Driftwood
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2949
Joined: 09-May-2008

Ta neige, Acadie, fait des larmes au soleil


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2009 01:27:56 PM »

This is amazingly beautiful! Wow!
When I tried to think of a name, the first one that popped into my head was Dyngyldai, even though they don't really come from the same region. I got the name from a song by Alash, which you can listen to here if you want.




p.s. I just wisted this!
« Last Edit: January 03, 2009 01:30:57 PM by thelastkodama » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Anyone have a couple extra felting needles? I'll trade for them!

Pinterest

Etsy shop
craft-matic
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2009 02:57:36 PM »

Dyngyldai!  I like it!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Work is love made visible.
                            --Kahlil Gibran

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.           
                            --Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Ffrogg526
Stitches in the Musical Weave
Offline Offline

Posts: 3350
Joined: 01-Jan-2009

I can do that... I think.


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2009 04:17:19 PM »

Very cute!!  I haven't made any animals yet but they're on the list to be made soon.  I think your elephant is adorable!  And very cute with the blanket and head-dress!!  Good job! Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

SusanHAFB
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2009 07:51:57 PM »

Oh my goodness, I'd love the pattern for this!  My church does an annual missions trip to Ahmedabad India and there are elephants that look just like this (painted instead of blanket though) and I would love to make some for them!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
craft-matic
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2009 08:50:42 PM »

Hi Susan!

I don't really have a pattern--actually, I never read patterns (I don't have the patience), and writing them down as I go is just too tedious for me to actually accomplish, however good my intentions are at the start.  But I would be happy to draft pattern pieces for the parts and the gusset, and if you can figure out how to work them in crochet, maybe that would be enough of a start?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Work is love made visible.
                            --Kahlil Gibran

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.           
                            --Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 5  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How To Rock A Rope Braid Hairstyle
The Secret to a Perfect Topknot
Anti-Aging Hair Products to Start Using Now
Set the (Two-)Tone: Ombré Inspiration to Take to the Salon
Braided Headband Tutorial
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Chia Pudding
Spotlight on: Smoothies with Recipe Goodness
Pamper Yourself!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.