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« on: August 06, 2010 08:22:33 AM »

I've been informed by my coworkers that this isn't an elephant, its a heffalump. I made him for the Poppet/Ami swap, for my partner Ilianora. And the pics don't do his size justice, he's huge, he filled a copy paper box! I took a leisure arts pattern (I can find the book later if someone wants to know), and pretty much quadrupled the size. I also redesigned the head to look more accurate.



from the side:

Just his body around is 23"!!!

He is by far the biggest ami I've ever made, and took about 15 hrs to crochet and assemble, which I ended up doing all the assembling with slip stitches. I was sad to see him go, but he's going to a good home!

I'd love to know what you think! Wink
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2010 08:42:52 AM »

Wow, this heffalump is so cute! He looks so cuddly and I bet your partner loves him so much!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2010 08:52:38 AM »

He is too cute!  Good job!
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2010 09:36:32 AM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2010 01:28:58 PM »

It's is HUGE. I opened the box and the first this I said was, "holy crap it's gigantic!" Thanks for such an awesome purple elephant Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2010 02:42:34 PM »

You're welcome, and you did say at least Teddy Bear huggable size  Wink. Thank you 50% off coupons for fiberfill!
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2010 03:18:35 PM »

that's super cute!  i'd love to know the leisure arts pattern, as well as your modifications to the head.
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2010 04:25:58 PM »

Here's the pattern. For the head you can see that its just a sphere that they decreased until the size of the trunk. I started out the pattern for the head the normal way, increasing then just single crocheted around for a few rows til it reached the right size. Then I split the stitches in about half with stitch markers (its done in the round), on one side of the markers I started decreasing (back of the head), on the other i increased for a couple rows near the stitch markers (start of the trunk). Then I kept decreasing on the one side between the markers, single crocheted on the other til the head was more formed, then I removed the stitch markers and just single crocheted around, decreasing when it looked like the trunk needed narrowing.

Sorry I don't have an actual pattern for it. Since I increased the pattern so much, redesigning the head took a lot of guess work and redoing. But for the most part the decreases went along with the pattern for creating a ball. so if I increased every 2, 3, 4 stitches per row, then I decreased every 4, 3, 2 stitches per row til I reached the size I wanted for the trunk. 
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2010 07:00:01 PM »

he is to to  CUTE!!.....
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2010 03:28:57 PM »

he's adorable! i love the color and he looks so big and squishy!
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