Thursday, 12 July 2012

Egmont the Elephant


Here is the pattern for Egmont, the Henry Mancini loving elephant with an irrational fear of the letter E. If you have any problems let me know.

 


Egmont the Elephant

Size
7cm/3in tall

Skill Level
Easy to Moderate. There are nine parts. Some parts are quite small so the crocheting and joining can be fiddly.

Note on yarn and hook size
I crochet with a light worsted (DK) weight yarn. You can use a slightly heavier or lighter yarn as long as you use the same type of yarn for the different colours. This will ensure your toy is in proportion. Use a hook size that will give you a nice firm stitch. The 3.00mm is my favourite hook.

Materials
Yarn
Grey
White

Crochet hook – 3.00mm or preferred size
Filling
Black felt
Tapestry needle
Craft glue and/or thread and sharp needle for attaching felt

Terminology
***This pattern was written using US crochet terminology***
ch – Chain
Rnd – Round
sc – Single crochet
sc2tog – Single crochet two stitches together.
sl st – Slip stitch
st – Stitch. This term covers ch, sc, hdc, sl st and other stitches used in crochet.

Make a ring – The starting point for crocheting in a spiral. Use which ever method you prefer.
* * - Repeat the instructions between the asterisks as directed.
( ) – The number of stitches that should be in a completed round are placed in brackets at the end of that round’s instructions.

Instructions

Body (in Grey)
Make a ring.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*  around (18)
Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st*  around (24)
Rnd 5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st*  around (30)
Rnd 6-10: sc in each st around
Rnd 11: *sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st*  around (36)
Rnd 12: *sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st*  around (42)
Rnd 13-15: sc in each st around
Rnd 16: *sc in next 5 st, sc2tog*  around (36)
Rnd 17: *sc in next 4 st, sc2tog*  around (30)
Rnd 18: *sc in next 3 st, sc2tog*  around (24)
Start stuffing.
Rnd 19: *sc in next 2 st, sc2tog*  around (18)
Rnd 20: *sc in next st, sc2tog*  around (12)
Finish stuffing firmly.
Rnd 21: sc2tog around (6)
Weave yarn through remaining stitches and pull tight to close up hole. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Ears (in Grey)
Make a ring.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*  around (18)
Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st*  around (24)
Rnd 5: sc in each st around
Rnd 6: *sc in next 2 st, sc2tog*  around (18)
Rnd 7: sc in each st around
Rnd 8: *sc in next st, sc2tog*  around (12)
Rnd 9: *sc in next st, sc2tog*  around (8)
Rnd 10: sc in each st around
Rnd 11: *sc2tog, sc in next 2 st*  twice (6)
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Leave unstuffed. Weave yarn through remaining stitches, pull tight to close up hole and fasten off. Thread yarn up through the ear, pulling it out about a quarter way down from the top of the ear. Make two.

 















Legs (in Grey)
Make a ring.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*  around (18)
Rnd 4: sc in each st around
Rnd 5: *sc in next 4 st, sc2tog*  around (15)
Rnd 6: sc in each st around
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail, and fasten off. Stuff firmly. Make two.

Arms (in Grey)
Make a ring.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in ring (6)
Rnd 2: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st*  twice (8)
Rnd 3-7: sc in each st around
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail, and fasten off. Leave unstuffed. Make two.

Trunk (in Grey)
Make a ring.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in ring (6)
Rnd 2-3: sc in each st around
Rnd 4: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 5: sc in each st around
Rnd 6: sc2tog around (6)
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail, and fasten off. Leave unstuffed.

Trunk End (in Grey)
Make a ring.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in ring
Cut yarn, leaving a tail, and fasten off. Attach the trunk end to the tip of the trunk. The trunk end is a small circle. Don’t stitch over the edge of the circle when attaching to the trunk but instead stitch through the underside of the circle. Use the pictures as a guide.
























Tail (in Grey)
Chain 4.
Row 1: sl st in second chain from the hook, sl st in next 2 chains
Cut yarn, leaving a tail, and fasten off. Tie a small piece of yarn to the end of the tail and unravel it to make a tuft of hair. Trim to desired length.















Big Eye ( in White)
Make a ring.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Sl st in next st and pull through yarn. Leave a tail for joining to the body.

Small Eye (in White)
Make a ring.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in ring (6)
Sl st in next st and pull through yarn. Leave a tail for joining to the body.
You can now attach a small circle of black felt to each eye to make the pupils, using needle and thread or glue. They should sit off-centre, close to the edge of the eye.


Assembly
***These are guidelines only. Be guided by your own eye at all times.***

Join arms to body. The top of the arms sit on the narrowest part of the body – Egmont’s neck. Pin the arms to the body and stitch the opening of the arms flat to the body using the tails of yarn left on the arms. I’ve stitched the right arm on at an angle so that it points upwards.
















Join the legs to the body. Don’t forget to stuff the legs before you attach them. The legs sit on the bottom front of the body. Pin and stitch on using the tails of yarn left on the legs.















Join the ears to the body. The ears should be slightly cupped and sit just above the arms. The ears are stitched on with the tail of yarn that was threaded up through the ear. When attaching, work your way down the ear from where the tail of yarn was pulled out and stop attaching where the ear starts to narrow.














Join the eyes to the body. The bottom of the eyes should line up with the tops of the arms. The eyes should sit close together. Pin on body and stitch on using tails of yarn left on the eyes.














Join the trunk to the body. The trunk sits just below the eyes. Pin to body and stitch the opening of the trunk flat to the body using the tail of yarn left on the trunk.














Join the tail to the body. The tail sits on the bottom back of the body. Stitch on using tail of yarn left on the tail.














And you're done! Now all he needs is his faithful mouse Emmy and his trusty Umbrella.

Copyright © Kim Lapsley 2012

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