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World Elephant Day

Who’s ready for more elephant patterns? Crafters around the world love these playful pachyderms, and there’s no shortage of designs, one (or more) of which is sure to catch your fancy.

Elzo the crochet elephant is such a cute little guy. With his striped swim shorts, he is ready to cool off from a hot summer’s day.

If you’re looking for an easy crochet elephant pattern, you will love this guy! The legs and body of this crochet elephant are crocheted in one piece. And even better? You can crochet the arms, tusks, and trunk into your elephant too, so that you just have to sew on the tail and ears! While this elephant is not a no sew amigurumi pattern, it certainly isn’t very sewing intensive!

One of my favourite things about this amigurumi elephant pattern are the ears. Oh those ears! They’re big and floppy and so cute!

https://chaicoffeecrochet.com/elzo-crochet-elephant/

elephant amigurumi

 

Can’t you just picture this little cutie sitting on a shelf in a nursery? So adorable!

This design from Willow Crochet is a very easy crochet pattern, and you’ll only require about 70 yards of grey yarn in dk weight – I used Stylecraft special DK (Graphite) but you can use any brand you like. Once complete this little elephant will only be about 4 inches tall so it’s also a fairly quick project. As with all of my amigurumi patterns I’ve used The Craft Factory Toy Eyes Solid Black – 9mm, you can of course use any toy eyes or black yarn to embroider some eyes on.

https://www.willowcrochet.com/elephant-amigurumi/

 

 

elephant crochet patterns

 

Our Zoo Blog Hop in June was chock full of elephant patterns – 7 to be exact. Oh, what fun you’re going to have crocheting these for the littles in your family!

4 amigurumi elephants, elephant mask mate, elephant lovey, and elephant finger puppets

Zoo Blog Hop Day 24 – Elephants

 

 

 

 

Since I love elephants, too, you can always find elephant patterns in my store:

Miles the Jazzy Elephant C2C Blanket Crochet Pattern

Miles the Jazzy Elephant Crochet Pattern

Elephant Hand Puppet Crochet Pattern

Elephant in the House Crochet Patterns Ebook - 14 Elephant Crochet Patterns
 

 

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happy hook case

Today’s featured design comes from Knitting with Chopsticks.

The Happy Hook Case is a versatile pouch for organizing and protecting crochet hooks, pencils, glasses, and more! It is a beginner friendly pattern using DK weight cotton yarn. It features a crocheted button and is a fun and colorful beginner project. Easily personalize your Happy Hook Case with your name, short quotes, and more with embroidery. The happy hook case is a fun and colorful way to keep your things safe and in order.

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World Lion Day

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The lion is one of the most recognizable and most loved animals in the world. From the artwork of ancient Egypt to coats of arms of European countries to present day movies, the lion has represented royalty, strength, and even the supernatural. Hollywood often depicts lions as man eaters. Although not common, there have been documented cases of lions hunting man.

For crafters, the lion is a common theme and so much fun to make. I recently made a Lion Toy for my pug Bruno. He loves to play tug of war, so I added a handle to the bottom of a lion to make his favorite game easier on me.

Please be aware that all dogs are different; some will eat a toy within a day. Bruno will chew on a toy for about 3-4 months before it’s ready for the trash. Regardless of how long it takes them to finish the toy, cotton yarn and cotton stuffing are best because they can be digested by the dog.

Materials:
Cotton worsted weight yarn:
40 yards yellow
25 yards variegated
5 yards brown
1 yard black
Size G (4.0 mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle
Cotton stuffing
Squeaker insert

Finished toy measures approximately 6” tall.

Gauge: 5 rows = 1”, 5 sc = 1”

HEAD:
Rnd 1: With yellow yarn, ch 2 (or magic ring), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 sc).
Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (18 sc).
Rnds 4-5: Sc in each st.
Rnd 6: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (24 sc).
Rnd 7: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (30 sc).
Rnd 8: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (36 sc).
Rnd 9: *Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (42 sc).
Rnds 10-11: Sc in each st.
Rnd 12: Working in BLO, sc in each st.
Rnds 13-14: Working in both lps, sc in each st.
Before starting dec rnds, use black yarn to embroider eyes, nose and mouth (see photo for placement).
Rnd 15: *Dec, sc in next 5 sts,* repeat 5 times (36 sc).
Rnd 16: *Dec, sc in next 4 sts,* repeat 5 times (30 sc).
Rnd 17: *Dec, sc in next 3 sts,* repeat 5 times (24 sc).
Stuff face, add squeaker, add more stuffing.
Rnd 18: *Dec 3 times, *sc in next 4 sts, dec,* 3 times (18 sc).
Rnd 19: *Dec, sc,* repeat 5 times (12 sc). Finish stuffing.
Rnd 20: Dec 6 times (6 sc). Join with sl st. Fasten off and close Rnd 20.

MANE:
Mark center top of head at Rnd 12. Count back 16 sts before marker. Attach brown yarn with sl st. *Sk 1 st, 5 dc in next st, sk 1 st, sl st in next st,* repeat 7 times. Fasten off brown.

HANDLE:
Rnd 1: With variegated yarn, ch 2 (or magic ring), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 sc).
Repeat Rnd 2 until piece measures approximately 7”. Stuff handle but not too firmly. Leave it loose enough so that the handle will bend.
Last rnd: Dec 6 times. Fasten off yarn and close last rnd.
Sew each end of handle to bottom of lion. Make as many sts as needed to firmly connect the handle to the head.

PDF Download is available at: Lion Dog Toy Crochet Pattern

More Lion Designs

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Today’s free pattern download is another design for dog lovers. Paw print bookmark is a fun way to mark your page, and it’s a great scrap busting project. It can be adjusted by making the connecting part longer or shorter.

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International Cat Day

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Today is a day to celebrate our feline friends. Cat owners know what beautiful creatures they are. Some are loving, some are aloof, some are silly. Although they sometimes have a bad reputation, studies  have shown that having a cat can help to lower stress, anxiety and even depression.  Cats can be entertaining as well as beneficial to your health. Today I have a collection of cat patterns to crochet and machine knit.

simple cat amigurumi

 

How cute is this Simple Cat Amigurumi from Hooked on Patterns!

https://hookedonpatterns.com/crochet-blog/free-crochet-cat-pattern

 

 

 

 

black cat wreath

 

Halloween is coming, so get out your Addi Express and make a Black Cat Wreath for your door.

Free Black Cat Crochet Pattern

 

 

 

 

hug your cat day

 

Here’s a great collection of 8 cat patterns from National Hug Your Cat Day in June.

Zoo Blog Hop Day 4 – National Hug Your Cat Day

 

 

 

 

fat cat

 

Another Cat Amigurumi Pattern for circular knitting machine

Addi Fat Cat Pattern

 

National Dollar Day

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Today’s free pattern download is Little Elephant Amigurumi from Mohu Blog. So adorable!

Make your own little elephant! This quick and easy project only takes about an hour to make and is great for using up leftover yarn in your stash.

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COOLEST BACK TO SCHOOL CROCHET EMAIL HOP HAS STARTED!

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Let’s crochet some cute and adorable SCHOOLY patterns, and I am so excited to announce that I have teamed up with 21 other talented crochet designers and bloggers to give you 20+ crochet designs for our PARENTS as daily downloads. 

 

 

 

 

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Armadillo Tissue Box Cover

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We have been in Laredo for about 5 weeks now, and I have been doing tons of research on my new hometown. There are school mascots, minor league baseball mascots, local wildlife in nearby Casa Blanca State Park, and even a raccoon that my husband found scavenging in our trash can. Then I went to visit my husband’s new office, and it dawned on me! Armadillo is the mascot for his company, so that’s what I focused on for this week’s design. I haven’t ruled out designing something for the Laredo Lemurs baseball team, though.

Armadillo Tissue Box Cover

Finished tissue cover measures approximately 10.5″ long by 6” wide (excluding head and tail) and fits over a standard size tissue box.

Materials:
220 yards worsted weight yarn
Size G (4.0 mm) crochet hook
Fiberfil
Yarn needle
Two 6-mm black safety eyes
12” Pipe cleaner

Directions:
Body:
Work in back loop only throughout body.
Row 1: Ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st (8 sc).
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st,* twice, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st (12 sts).
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st,* twice, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st (16 sts).
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, *hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st,* twice, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st (20 sts).
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st,* twice, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st (24 sts).
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, *hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st,* twice, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st (28 sts).
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, *hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st,* twice, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st (32 sts).
Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, *hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st,* twice, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st (36 sts).
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, *hdc in next 8 sts, 2 hdc in next st,* twice, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st (40 sts).
Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st, *hdc in next 9 sts, 2 hdc in next st,* twice, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st (44 sts).
Row 12: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, *hdc in next 10 sts, 2 hdc in next st,* twice, sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st (48 sts).
Row 13: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st, *hdc in next 11 sts, 2 hdc in next st,* twice, sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st (52 sts).
Rows 14-21: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.
Right side:
Row 22: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 25 sts. Leave remaining sts unworked.
Rows 23-43: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st (25 sc).
Row 44: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st, ch 2. Fasten off yarn.


Left side:
Row 22: Return to unworked sts of Row 21. Sk 2 sc and attach yarn in 3rd st. Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 24 sts (25 sc).

 

 

 

 

Rows 23-44: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st (25 sc).
Row 45: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st on left side, sc in 2 chs, sc in 25 sc of right side (52 sc).
Rows 46-52: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.
Row 53: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 11 sts, dec, *hdc in next 11 sts, dec,* twice, sc in next 11 sts, dec (48 sts).
Row 54: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 10 sts, dec, *hdc in next 10 sts, dec,* twice, sc in next 10 sts, dec (44 sts).
Row 55: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 9 sts, dec, *hdc in next 9 sts, dec,* twice, sc in next 9 sts, dec (40 sts).
Row 56: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 8 sts, dec, *hdc in next 8 sts, dec,* twice, sc in next 8 sts, dec (36 sts).
Row 57: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 7 sts, dec, *hdc in next 7 sts, dec,* twice, sc in next 7 sts, dec (32 sts).
Row 58: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 6 sts, dec, *hdc in next 6 sts, dec,* twice, sc in next 6 sts, dec (28 sts).
Row 59: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 5 sts, dec, *hdc in next 5 sts, dec,* twice, sc in next 5 sts, dec (24 sts).

Row 60: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 4 sts, dec, *hdc in next 4 sts, dec,* twice, sc in next 4 sts, dec (20 sts).
Row 61: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 3 sts, dec, *hdc in next 3 sts, dec,* twice, sc in next 3 sts, dec (16 sts).
Row 62: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 sts, dec, *hdc in next 2 sts, dec,* twice, sc in next 2 sts, dec (12 sts).
Row 63: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next st, dec,* repeat across (8 sc).
Row 64: Ch 1, turn, sc dec 4 times (4 sc). Fasten off yarn leaving 4” length. Weave length through yarn needle and pick up lp in remaining 4 sts. Pull tight to close.
Edging:
Attach yarn to side, sc along row ends: *sc in 4 sts, dec,* repeat around all four sides of bottom of body. Join with sl st in 1st sc. Fit over tissue box to make sure entire box is covered.

Make another rnd of sc if  more length is needed. Sc row should touch the surface. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Head: (Work in both lps)
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout head.
Rnd 2: Sc in each st (6 sc).
Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (9 sc).
Rnd 4: Sc in each st.
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (12 sc).
Rnd 6: Sc in each st.
Rnd 7: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (15 sc).
Rnd 8: Sc in each st.
Rnd 9: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (18 sc).
Rnds 10-11: Sc in each st.
Insert eyes at Rnd 8, approximately 4 sts apart. Stuff head.
Rnd 12: *Dec, sc in next st,* repeat around (12 sc).
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Rnd 13: Repeat around (6 sc). Join with sl st. Fasten off leaving 12” length.
Ultimate finish: Pull length of yarn through outer lps of remaining 6 sts and pull tight to close.
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Ears: (Make 2)
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (or magic circle), 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout ears.
Rnd 2: Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st (4 sc).
Rnd 3: Sc in each st. Join with sl st. Fasten off leaving 6” length for sewing. Sew ears to top of head at Rnd 12.
Attach head to body by sewing Rnds 7-11 of head to Rnds 8-11 of body with 2 rnds of sts.

Tail: (Work in both lps)
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (or magic circle), 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout tail.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts (4 sc).
Rnd 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts (5 sc).
Rnd 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts (6 sc).
Rnd 5: Sc in each st.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st,* repeat around (9 sc).
Rnds 7-9: Sc in each st.
Rnd 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts,* repeat around (12sc).
Rnds 11-13: Sc in each st.

Rnd 14: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st,* repeat
around (18 sc).
Rnds 15-17: Sc in each st. armadillo tissue box
Rnd 18: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts,* repeat around (24 sc).
Rnds 19-20: Sc in each st.
Rnds 21-22: Sc in 12 sts, hdc in next 12 sts. Join with sl st at end of Rnd 22. Fasten off leaving 12” length for sewing.

Fold pipe cleaner in half and insert into tail. Stuff lightly enough that the tail will still bend.

Sew tail to body at Rnds 57-62 with sc sts on top and hdc sts on bottom. Bend tail to desired shape.

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