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baby elephant

crocheted baby elephant by planetjune

I think I’m in love! He just flowed straight out of the yarn like this – I barely even had time to think about designing an elephant before he was there.

He’s crocheted from one of the new ‘heather’ shades of Bernat Satin
– have you seen them? I’m really excited about these new shades! They would make lovely colours for clothing too, and Satin is so soft I’d probably be happy with it against my skin, unlike Vanna’s Choice, which has some gorgeous colours, but isn’t quite as soft as I’d like.

Now back to the elephant: I’ve made him very small for a specific purpose – he’s going to be getting a big brother for the pattern version πŸ™‚

UPDATE: Looking for the pattern? You can find the AfricAmi Elephant crochet pattern in my shop.


  1. June said

    Moo, yes it is a Japanese word! Here’s the Wikipedia entry on Amigurumi πŸ™‚

  2. Moo said

    Oh wow I love all your great animals!!
    I want to crochet these!
    These are called amigurumi? Is it a Japanese word?? o.o

  3. mogura said

    My name is mogura-koubo,who is Needle felting creator in Japan.

    I was impressed to see your cute!

    please come to my blog.My dolls will delight you.

    Yours sincerely.

  4. brennakins said

    I am so going to get this pattern when it comes out!
    It’s so cute, and I love elephants.

  5. Bethany said

    This baby elephant is so cute! It’s nice when the yarn and hook just agree to be friends and work the pattern out amongst themselves. πŸ™‚
    I can’t wait to see the bigger one!

  6. val said

    ooooo, another cutie pie I’ll have to have………….I could go broke checking out your site!

  7. Katrin said

    Again – unbelievably cute!

  8. Robyn said

    As usual so adorable.Love the little tail. Be really cute if you had a herd all holding tails!

  9. Jana said

    You mentioned a “pattern” for a bigger elephant…when is THAT coming?! And will you have a pattern for the little guy too? I will be first in line to buy the pattern!
    Don’t forget about the Great Danes πŸ™‚

  10. Sam said

    I Love your work, I found your blog yesterday while I was searching Google images for Christmas craft ideas and I was hooked!

    I can knit, bake, sew, paint, stuff like that but my one bug bear is that I cant crochet anything more than a blanket! I have some wonderful patterns for australian wildlife and cant do them πŸ™ I’m envious that you can turn out little animals at will.

    I’ll be checking back regularly to see what new things you’ve made. Keep up the good work!
    Hugs sam x

  11. Misty said

    He’s so sweet! I love him!

    P.S. The polar bear is also totally awesome!

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