Here is a free knitting pattern for an Elephant. With his floppy ears, this baby elephant is sure to become a favorite in the nursery.
Free Knitting Pattern Elephant
The completed height will be about 25cm.
Approx 100g Grey Family Knit DK
3 mm Knitting Needles
Non-flammable Toy Stuffing
Black Embroidery Yarn
Let’s Start Knitting
Body And Legs
*Cast on 16 sts for the front leg.
St st 16 rows.*
Break off yarn, leave sts on a spare needle.
Rep from * to *.
Next Row: k 16, cast on 8 sts, k 16 sts from spare needle. 40 sts. * * St st 21 rows.
Shape back and neck
Next Row: Cast off 4 sts, k to last 2 sts, k 2 tog.
Next Row: P2 tog, P to end. Rep last 2 rows 5 more times.
Cast off rem 4 sts.
Work the other side to match, reversing shapings for back and neck.
Work as body and legs to * *.
St st 7 rows. Cast off.
Cast on 6 sts for the trunk.
St st 6 rows, inc one st at each end of every row. 18 sts.
Next Row: K6 and leave these sts on a safety pin for end of the trunk, cast off 3 sts, K to end.
Now work on the last 9 sts.
St st 15 rows. Break off yarn. Leave these 9 sts on a spare needle.
Cast on 14 sts for neck edge. St st 2 rows. Inc one st at each end of next 4 K rows. 22 sts. P 1 row.
Next Row: K22, cast on 3 sts, K across 9 sts of trunk from spare needle. 34 sts.
Dec one st at beg of next 8 P rows. 26 sts. K1 row.
Mark each end of the last row.
Dec one st at each end of the next 7 rows.
Cast off rem 12 sts.
St st 3 rows across 6 sts on a safety pin. Cast off.
work 2nd piece to match, reversing shapings for the trunk and front head.
Cast on 2 sts.
St st 2 rows.
Next Row: Inc in each st. inc one st at each end of next 3 k rows. 10 sts.
St st 12 rows.
Dec one st at each end of next 4 P rows. 2 sts. K 1 row.
Cast on 20 sts.
Work in g st, inc one st at each end of next 6 alt rows.
k 14 rows.
Dec one st at each end of next 3 rows. 26 sts.
Cast on 6 sts. St st 2 rows.
Inc one st at each end of next 2 K rows.
St st 5 rows.
Dec one st at each end of next 2 K rows. 6 sts.
P 1 row. Cast off.
Cast on 6 sts. St st 16 rows.
Next Row: [k2 tog} 3 times.
Thread yarn through rem 3 sts, draw up and secure.
To Make Up
Sew cast-off edges of underbody pieces tog.
Sew body legs to underbody legs, leaving cast-on edges open, Sew soles to cast-on edges.
Swe rem sides of body tog, leaving neck open, then stuff firmly.
Sew head gusset to head between markers.
Sew rem head and trunk seams, leaving cast-on edges open for neck.
Stuff firmly and sew to body.
Make a pleat in the center of the cast-off edge of each ear and sew to head.
Join the tail seam and sew it to the body.