When I found out that one of my closest friends was having a baby, I wanted to make all the baby things! Then, when I found out she also chose to decorate her nursery with elephants like I did, I knew I needed to make something elephant-themed for her.
When I came across this pattern by Jillian at Spin a Yarn Crochet for a crocheted elephant, I was in love! I had already used her pattern for her Ragdoll Unicorn and loved how cute and easy it was, so I knew this would be a great pattern to use.
I have been hooked on using velvet yarn lately and had a lot of Yarnspirations’ Bernat Baby Velvet in Orchid Hush and Vapor Gray, so I thought this would work perfectly for a soft and squishy elephant.
I absolutely LOVED how the elephant turned out! The velvet yarn made it so perfectly soft and lush! For the flowers at the top, I made two of the flowers from the pattern and two roses using a different pattern. I then used a needle and thread to add some soft pink, white, and ivory pearls to the center of the flowers. Finally, I added a small loop to the back of the elephant’s head so it could be hung on the wall.
I made this elephant into a wall hanger because the pearls are not safe for a baby to play with, but I really felt they added a nice touch. This elephant could easily be made to be used as a toy if you left off the pearls.
This pattern was so simple and easy to make, and I definitely plan on making another elephant soon! Take some time to check out Spin a Yarn Crochet! Jillian has some of the absolute cutest patterns and makes them super easy to follow! Plus – they’re free!
By the way, this post is based 100% on my opinion – I am not receiving any incentives or payment for reviewing this pattern or talking about this site. I just really like the work of this crochet artist and want to share it with you 🙂
In case you missed my previous links for the pattern, the elephant pattern can be found here: https://spinayarncrochet.com/elephant-amigurumi-free-crochet-pattern/
If you make this project, I would love to see how it turns out! Post a picture in the comments or tag me on Instagram or Facebook using @onecraftatatime and don’t forget to also tag @spinayarncrochet.
~ Candace 🙂