Crochet Applique – Elephant

Find here a free pattern to make this adorable elephant appliqué.


After the giraffe and the lions’ appliques, here is a crochet appliqué for an adorable elephant! You can use them to personalize a crochet blanket, a crochet bag or even a crochet hat!  I specially designed it because someone in my Facebook group asked me if I could make one, so here it is! 

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Crochet Elephant Applique

 

Material:

  • Yarn calling for 5,5 mm hook in: grey and blue
  • A very small amount of pearl cotton in black (for the eyebrows)
  • Size 3.5 mm crochet hook.
  • 2 black safety eyes (7.5 mm)
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

 

Abbreviations:

  • chain (ch)
  • magic ring (mr)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • increase (inc)
  • invisible decrease (dec)
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • half double crochet (hdc)
  • double crochet (dc)

 

What did I use?

Light worsted yarn.
I used « I love this cotton» in grey from Hobby Lobby and Rico Creative cotton in light blue.





Pattern: How to crochet an Elephant applique?


The head

Work in rounds, do not turn unless specified. If needed, use a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round.

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the grey yarn.

  • Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)
  • Round 2: inc 6 times. (12)
  • Round 3: [1 sc in next st, 1 inc in next st] x6. (18)
  • Round 4: [1 sc in next 2 st, 1 inc in next st] x6. (24)
  • Round 5: [1 sc in next 3 st, 1 inc in next st] x6. (30)

Cut the yarn, fasten off.

The eyes should be between rounds 2 and 3, spaced by 3 st BUT I would suggest to maybe wait to sew the ears to the head before to fix them (you may want to fix them through the ears too depending on the design of your safety eyes).

With the black pearl cotton and your tapestry needle, make the eyebrows between Rounds 4 and 5, over 2 st.


The ears (make 2)

The left ear:

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the blue yarn.

  • Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)
  • Round 2: [1 inc in all st]. (12)
  • Round 3: [1 sc in the next st, 1 inc in the next st] x6. (18)

Change for the grey yarn.

  • Round 4: [1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 inc in the next st] x6. (24)
  • Round 5: [1 sc in the next 4 st, 2 dc in the next 2 st, 1 sc in the next 8 st, 2 hdc in the next 4 st, 1 sc in the next 6 st]. (30)

Cut the yarn, fasten off.

The 4 dc you made in the last round are at the bottom of the ear and the 8 hdc are at the top.

 

The right ear:

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the blue yarn.

  • Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)
  • Round 2: [1 inc in all st]. (12)
  • Round 3: [1 sc in the next st, 1 inc in the next st] x6. (18)

Change for the grey yarn.

  • Round 4: [1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 inc in the next st] x6. (24)
  • Round 5: [1 sc in the next 6 st, 2 hdc in the next 4 st, 1 sc in the next 8 st, 2 dc in the next 2 st, 1 sc in the next 4 st]. (30)

Cut the yarn, fasten off.

With your tapestry needle, sew the ears behind the head (the sides of the head should be in the middle of your magic rings).

You can now fix the safety eyes.

crochet elephant head





The trunk

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the grey yarn.

  • ch 3. (3)
  • Row 1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch. (2)
  • Row 2: ch1, turn; 1 dc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st. (2)
  • Row 3: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the st, 1 dc in the next st. (2)
  • Row 4: ch1, turn; 1 dc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st. (2)
  • Row 5: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 2 st. (2)
  • Row 6: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 2 st. (2)
  • Row 7: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the st, 1 dc in the next st. (2)
  • Row 8: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 2 st. (2)

Cut the yarn, fasten off.

Sew the trunk below the eyes (see pictures above).


The body

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the grey yarn.

  • ch 7. (7)
  • Row 1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 6 ch. (6)
  • Row 2: ch1, turn; 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 4 st, 1 inc. (8)
  • Rows 3 to 9: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (8)
  • Row 10: ch1, turn; 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 4 st, 1 dec. (6)
  • Rows 11 to 12: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (6)
  • Row 13: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 2 st. (5)
  • Row 14: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (5)
  • do not turn, make 1 sc evenly all around (you do not want to crochet to tight for this part – you can also use a bigger size crochet). (approx. 32 st)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail to sew the head on), fasten off.





The back legs (make 2)

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the blue yarn.

  • Round 1: start 5 sc in a magic ring. (5)
  • Round 2: [1 inc in all st]. (10)

Change for the grey yarn:

  • Round 3: [1 sc in the next st, 1 inc in the next st] x5. (15)

We will now be working in row:

  • Row 4: 1 sc in the next 3 st. (3)
  • Row 5: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (3)
  • Row 6-7: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (3)

Cut the yarn, fasten off.

With your tapestry needle, sew the back legs behind the body. You only want to see the feet from the front (see pictures below).


The front legs (make 2)

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the grey yarn.

  • Row 1: ch 4. (4)
  • Row 2: starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in all st. (3)
  • Rows 3 to 13: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (3)

Cut the yarn, fasten off.

With the blue yarn and the tapestry needle, make 3 toenails at the bottom as shown in the picture below.

With your tapestry needle, sew the front legs to the front of the body (see picture below).

Sew the head over the body.

All done! I hope you enjoyed this pattern! Don’t forget to show me your work, it does encourage me to create more patterns.

Crochet elephant applique





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Crochet Applique - Elephant

A step by step tutorial to make an adorable crochet elephant applique.

Materials

  • Yarn calling for 5,5 mm hook in: grey and blue
  • A very small amount of pearl cotton in black (for the eyebrows)
  • Size 3.5 mm crochet hook.
  • 2 black safety eyes (7.5 mm)
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Tools

  • chain (ch)
  • magic ring (mr)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • increase (inc)
  • invisible decrease (dec)
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • half double crochet (hdc)
  • double crochet (dc)

Instructions

Pattern: How to crochet an Elephant applique?

The head

Work in rounds, do not turn unless specified. If needed, use a stitch marker for the first stitch of each round.

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the grey yarn.

Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)

Round 2: inc 6 times. (12)

Round 3: [1 sc in next st, 1 inc in next st] x6. (18)

Round 4: [1 sc in next 2 st, 1 inc in next st] x6. (24)

Round 5: [1 sc in next 3 st, 1 inc in next st] x6. (30)

Cut the yarn, fasten off.

The eyes should be between rounds 2 and 3, spaced by 3 st BUT I would suggest to maybe wait to sew the ears to the head before to fix them (you may want to fix them through the ears too depending on the design of your safety eyes).

With the black pearl cotton and your tapestry needle, make the eyebrows between Rounds 4 and 5, over 2 st.

The ears (make 2)

The left ear:

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the blue yarn.

Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)

Round 2: [1 inc in all st]. (12)

Round 3: [1 sc in the next st, 1 inc in the next st] x6. (18)

Change for the grey yarn.

Round 4: [1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 inc in the next st] x6. (24)

Round 5: [1 sc in the next 4 st, 2 dc in the next 2 st, 1 sc in the next 8 st, 2 hdc in the next 4 st, 1 sc in the next 6 st]. (30)

Cut the yarn, fasten off.

The 4 dc you made in the last round are at the bottom of the ear and the 8 hdc are at the top.

 

The right ear:

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the blue yarn.

Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)

Round 2: [1 inc in all st]. (12)

Round 3: [1 sc in the next st, 1 inc in the next st] x6. (18)

Change for the grey yarn.

Round 4: [1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 inc in the next st] x6. (24)

Round 5: [1 sc in the next 6 st, 2 hdc in the next 4 st, 1 sc in the next 8 st, 2 dc in the next 2 st, 1 sc in the next 4 st]. (30)

Cut the yarn, fasten off.

With your tapestry needle, sew the ears behind the head (the sides of the head should be in the middle of your magic rings).

You can now fix the safety eyes.

The trunk

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the grey yarn.

ch 3. (3)

Row 1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch. (2)

Row 2: ch1, turn; 1 dc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st. (2)

Row 3: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the st, 1 dc in the next st. (2)

Row 4: ch1, turn; 1 dc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st. (2)

Row 5: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 2 st. (2)

Row 6: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 2 st. (2)

Row 7: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the st, 1 dc in the next st. (2)

Row 8: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 2 st. (2)

Cut the yarn, fasten off.

Sew the trunk below the eyes (see pictures above).

The body

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the grey yarn.

ch 7. (7)

Row 1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 6 ch. (6)

Row 2: ch1, turn; 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 4 st, 1 inc. (8)

Rows 3 to 9: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (8)

Row 10: ch1, turn; 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 4 st, 1 dec. (6)

Rows 11 to 12: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (6)

Row 13: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 2 st. (5)

Row 14: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (5)

do not turn, make 1 sc evenly all around (you do not want to crochet to tight for this part - you can also use a bigger size crochet). (approx. 32 st)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail to sew the head on), fasten off.

The back legs (make 2)

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the blue yarn.

Round 1: start 5 sc in a magic ring. (5)

Round 2: [1 inc in all st]. (10)

Change for the grey yarn:

Round 3: [1 sc in the next st, 1 inc in the next st] x5. (15)

We will now be working in row:

Row 4: 1 sc in the next 3 st. (3)

Row 5: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (3)

Row 6-7: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (3)

Cut the yarn, fasten off.

With your tapestry needle, sew the back legs behind the body. You only want to see the feet from the front (see pictures below).

The front legs (make 2)

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the grey yarn.

Row 1: ch 4. (4)

Row 2: starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in all st. (3)

Rows 3 to 13: ch1, turn; 1 sc in all st. (3)

Cut the yarn, fasten off.

With the blue yarn and the tapestry needle, make 3 toenails at the bottom as shown in the picture below.

With your tapestry needle, sew the front legs to the front of the body (see picture below).

Sew the head over the body.

All done! I hope you enjoyed this pattern! Don't forget to show me your work, it does encourage me to create more patterns.

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The pattern and photographs contained in this document are the property of Natalina Craft. This pattern is available for personal use only. No unauthorized reproduction, in whole or in part, or distribution of this pattern or content is allowed.

You may sell finished items in limited amounts. If you sell your finished products online, I would be grateful if you can add a statement saying « Pattern by Natalina Craft » and link back to my post.



 


All rights reserved.

The pattern and photographs contained in this document are the property of Natalina Craft. This pattern is available for personal use only. No unauthorized reproduction, in whole or in part, or distribution of this pattern or content is allowed.

You may sell finished items in limited amounts. If you sell your finished products online, I would be grateful if you can add a statement saying « Pattern by Natalina Craft » and link back to my post.


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34 thoughts on “Crochet Applique – Elephant”

  1. Carmen Rodríguez

    Gracias sus tejidos son muy hermosos y tienen variantes creativas y espectaculares, mucho saludos.

  2. Thank you so much for this lovely pattern. I will be stitching it to a crochet blanket I’ve made for our new Grandson xx

  3. Mildred Caban

    Thank you so much for your talent and sharing it us.
    I would like to make a much bigger elephant for the middle of the room.
    Does a pattern exist?

    1. Thank you very much. Are you looking for an elephant rug? I do not have one but I have seen one by another designer (you should find it if you look for “Josefina elephant rug pattern”) – it is a paid pattern though.

  4. Thank you for sharing your cute creation. I can’t wait to try and make it for the corner of a baby blanket as a gift for grandkids.

    1. I am so sorry, I somehow missed your message. I have not the appliqué with me right now but it is about 4-5 inches tall.

  5. I am making the elephant applique to attach to a baby blanket I’m making for a dear friend. I have been browsing your other animal appliques, and I have to say, these are the cutest and easiest to crochet of all the patterns I’ve looked up. Thank you so much for sharing your talent!

  6. Cathy Prusinski

    I have been searching for an animal free pattern all over and I finally found you. Now I’m hunting for a monkey. I wanted to thank you so much for sharing. Really appreciate the act of kindness.

  7. Thank you for sharing this elephant appliqué, I absolutely love it!
    It’s so easy to follow your instructions and looks adorable on my grandsons who’s due any day blanket.
    😁🥰 x

  8. Hi. I fell in love with this little elephant 😍 thanks a lot for sharing the FREE pattern 🙏🏻 love from Iran💜

  9. I love this pattern!! The directions are very clear and easy to follow!! The elephant comes out as pictured!! Thank you!!

  10. Thank you for your beautiful crochet Elephant. I crocheted it and will be seeing it onto the baby blanket I made for my great nephew.

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