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« on: April 02, 2007 10:53:40 AM »

I've searched everywhere for a cute smallish elephant pattern, so I can make a mammoth to go with all my Nauties!  Grin

I have some rust coloured GGH Amelie which  would be perfect for a shaggy mammoth, but can't find a pattern anywhere! I can't crochet either.

(I know mammoths weren't rust coloured, but it's the minerals in the earth that change the colour of thier fur, but all the pics of mammoths in books are rust, so hey I'll go with it!!)  Grin

Any help with finding a pattern most appreciated!  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2007 12:34:08 PM »

I can help!


Here's one I made:

And another:

To vary the size of it, just vary your guage.  I've made these with sport weight and 3mm needles, and with bulkier yarn and 5mm needles.  Remember to knit more tightly than you normally would, as you don't want the stuffing to come out the holes.

Also, on my most recent elephant, I added a strip down the tummy, which spaced the legs out better and made the thing a nicer shape.  I highly recommend doing that.  I think mine was about 6 stitches wide.

If you have questions, just ask!

« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2007 01:05:13 PM »

ack!! that is the cutest thing i have ever seen!! i must go home and make this right now!! thanks yarnhag for the link!!!

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2007 07:33:45 AM »


I've just caught up with this thread, your elephant is perfect!  Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2007 11:18:51 AM »

That is cute, he looks like Horton.
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2007 06:58:59 PM »

ohhh i must try that!

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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2007 08:17:40 PM »

have you seen the world of knitted toys? AMAZING.


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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2007 06:41:30 AM »

Hi, I've made a woolly mammoth before and I used a modified version of the elephant and rhino in World of Knitted Toys. Then for the tusks, I modified the rhino's tusks. Since I used wool for the yarn, I also felted it a bit, before I sewed it up, to give it that mammoth-y look.
Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of it, but I gave it to my friend and she loved it.

I hope that gives you an idea of how to start.
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