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« on: May 19, 2012 09:58:13 AM »

Hi everyone! I've not posted here in an awfully long time, but I am back with a free pattern.

Like so many people, Skyrim kinda took over my life for a time (I've weaned myself off it for a while now) and during one of many occasions where I was chased over the tundra by an angry mammoth I thought to myself, gee, I should really crochet one of those.

So I did.







I have decided to post the pattern in the actual post now, just to make it a bit easier for people to find :-)

I use a chunky weight alpaca wool and a 5mm crochet hook, then brush all the head and body all over when Im done to make him extra fluffy.

Note, all the pieces are designed to be used right-side facing out, I do this by turning the pieces inside out about 2 rounds before the end, and then stuffing them, then finishing off.

Head
R1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch frm hk
R2: Sc in each st around (6)
R3: Sc 2 in each st around (12)
R4: Sc in 1st st, Sc 2 in next st, rpt rnd (18)
R5: Sc 1 in first 2 st, Sc 2 in next st, rpt rnd (24)
R6: Sc 1 in first 3 st, Sc 2 in next st, rpt rnd (30)
R7: Sc 1 in first 4 st, Sc 2 in next st, rpt rnd (36)
R8-13: Sc in each st around
R14: Sc in first 4 st, Decrease over next 2 st, rpt rnd (30)
R15: Sc in first 3 st, Decrease over next 2 st, rpt rnd (24)
R16: Sc in first 2 st, Decrease over next 2 st, rpt rnd (18)
Insert safety eyes here and begin to stuff firmly
R17: Sc in first st, Decrease over next 2 st, rpt rnd (12)
Finish stuffing
R16: Decrease over each st around (6)
Use invisible close method to finish piece

Body
R1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch frm hk
R2: Sc in each st around (6)
R3: Sc 2 in each st around (12)
R4: Sc in 1st st, Sc 2 in next st, rpt rnd (18)
R5: Sc 1 in first 2 st, Sc 2 in next st, rpt rnd (24)
R6: Sc 1 in first 3 st, Sc 2 in next st, rpt rnd (30)
R7: Sc 1 in first 4 st, Sc 2 in next st, rpt rnd (36)
R8: Sc 1 in first 5 st, Sc 2 in next st, rpt rnd (42)
R9-11: Sc all around
R12: Sc in first 5 st, decrease over next 2 st rpt rnd (36)
R13-15: Sc all around
R16: Sc in first 4 st, decrease over next 2 st, rpt rnd (30)
R17-18: Sc all around
R19: Sc in first  st, decrease over next 2 st, rpt rnd (24)
R20-21: Sc all around
R21: Sc in first 2 st, decrease over next 2 st, rpt rnd (18)
Stuff firmly
R22: Sc in first st, decrease over next 2 st, rpt rnd (12)
R23: Decrease in each st (6)
Use invisible decrease method to close.

You should end up with an acorn shape, attach the head to the larger end!

Feet (make 4)
R1: Ch2, 4 sc in 2nd ch frm hk (4)
R2: Sc 2 in each st around (Cool
R3: Sc in first st, 2 Sc in next st, rpt rnd (12)
R4: Sc in first 2 st, 2 sc in next st, rpt rnd (16)
R5-6: Sc in each st around
Fasten off, leaving a long tail, stuff and attach to base of body using tail.

Trunk
Start by leaving a long tail, to attach the trunk to the head when finished.
Ch 16, attach into a loop with a slip stitch
R1: sc all around
R2: Sc in first 2 st, sc 2 in next st, rpt rnd (20)
R3-4: Sc all around
R5: Sc in first 3 st, decrease over next 2 st, rpt rnd (16)
R6-7: Sc all around
R8: Sc in first 2 st, decrease over next st, rpt rnd (12)
R9-11: Sc all around
R12: Sc in first st, decrease over next st, rpt rnd (Cool
R13-18: Sc all around
R-19: Decrease in each st around (4)
R20-22: sc all around
Fasten off, stuff and attach to head, just below eyes so the trunk points downwards

Ears (make 2)
R1: Ch2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hk
R2: 2 sc in each st around (Cool
R3: Sc in first st, 2 sc in 2nd st (12)
R4: Ch 1, turn back on yourself, sc 2 st in next 10 st
Fasten off leaving a long tail, attach to sides of head with the larger rim facing outwards.

Tail
R1: Ch 2, sc 6 in 2nd ch from hk
R2-7: sc all around
Fasten off an attach to back of body.

Tusks make 2 in cream DK wool, use a smaller hook (I use 3.5mm)
Leave a long tail at the start to attach to head.
R1: Ch 2, sc 4 in snd ch frm hk
R2-4: Sc all around
R5: Sc in first st, 2 sc in 2nd st, sc in 3rd st, decrease in last st (should still be 4 stitches)
R6: repeat round 5
R7-11: sc all around
R12: repeat round 5
R13-14: sc around
R15: repeat round 5
fasten off and close using invisible close method.

Sew all the pieces together as you go along, or assemble it all together at the end!

I hope you enjoy it, please let me know if you find any errors and I would love to see photos of any finished ones if any of you decide you'd like a mammoth in your life!

Thanks  Grin
« Last Edit: June 08, 2012 12:53:43 AM by Stephanie1985 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2012 10:11:45 AM »

Aww so cute! I love mammoths!
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2012 12:55:41 PM »

Super cute! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2012 02:10:12 PM »

squeee! What a cutie!
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2012 04:14:37 PM »

Never heard of Skyrim before, but I like this fuzzy friendly mammoth anyway.
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Akitoyo
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2012 01:54:07 PM »

I play Skyrim as well and I really LOVE this mammoth!! Smiley Thank you so much for the pattern.
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2012 02:52:14 PM »

The brushing gave this such a great texture... Did you brush the yarn a lot or just a little to get this effect?

Thanks!
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2012 02:51:55 AM »

I didn't have to brush too much as it was already quite a fluffy wool, just enough to give it a bit more volume really  Grin
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