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Animal DekoHkel guide for an elephant

This gray pachyderm makes great on every wall. Just try to crochet it with this guide for your little one's room. Guaranteed cuteness!

This elephant could almost be considered genuine.
Photo: EMF

You need that for the elephant:

  • Medium virgin wool (LL 80 m / 50 g) in gray, 200 g and offwhite, 50 g
  • Crochet hook 4.0 mm
  • fiberfill
  • Cardboard square with a side of about 35 cm
  • Fabric square with a side length of 35 cm
  • textile adhesive
  • glue gun
  • pinking shears
  • Wall hook for the frame
  • 2 safety eyes in black, Ø 8 mm (optional)
  • Wool felt in white, rest (optional)

And this is how it's done:

HEAD
Make a thread ring with the gray yarn.
1st round: 6 sc in the ring.
2nd round: 2 sc in each st. You will receive 12 sts.
3rd round: * 1 dc, 1 st beg *, repeat from * to * 5 more times. You get 18 M.
ROUND 4: * 2 sc, 1 st beg *, repeat from * to * 5 more times. You get 24 M.
ROUND 5: * 3 dc, 1 st in *, repeat from * to * 5 more times. You get 30 M.
ROUND 6: * 4 dc, 1 st in *, repeat from * to * 5 more times. You get 36 M.
ROUND 7: * 5 dc, 1 st in *, repeat from * to * 5 more times. You get 42 M.
ROUND 8: * 6 dc, 1 st in *, repeat from * to * 5 more times. You get 48 m.
ROUND 9: * 7 dc, 1 st in *, repeat from * to * 5 more times. You get 54 M.
ROUND 10: * 8 dc, 1 st in *, repeat from * to * 5 more times. You get 60 M.
ROUND 11: * 9 dc, 1 st in *, repeat from * to * 5 more times. You get 66 M.
ROUND 12: * 10 dc, 1 st in *, repeat from * to * 5 more times. You get 72 M.
ROUND 13: * 11 dc, 1 st in *, repeat from * to * 5 more times. You get 78 M.
ROUND 14: * 12 dc, 1 st in *, repeat from * to * 5 more times. You get 84 M.
ROUND 15: * 13 dc, 1 st in *, repeat from * to * 5 more times. You get 90 M.
16th-24th Rd: 90 fm.
25th round: * skip 1 st, 14 dc *, repeat from * to * 5 more times.
You get 84 M.
ROUND 26: * Skip 1 st, 13 dc *, repeat from * to * 5 more times.
You get 78 M.
ROUND 27: * Skip 1 st, 12 dc *, repeat from * to * 5 more times.
You get 72 M.
ROUND 28: * Skip 1 st, 11 dc *, repeat from * to * 5 more times.
You get 66 M.
ROUND 29: * Skip 1 st, 10 dc *, repeat from * to * 5 more times.
You get 60 M.
30th round: * skip 1 st, 9 dc *, repeat from * to * 5 more times.
You get 54 M.

TRUNK
Make a thread ring with the gray yarn.
1st round: 6 sc in the ring.
2nd round: 2 sc in each st. You will receive 12 sts.
3rd round: * 1 dc, 1 st beg *, repeat from * to * 5 more times. You get 18 M.
4th round: 18 fM, always pierce with the crochet hook in the back loop.
5.-12th Rd: 18 fm.
ROUND 13: K 1 round, work 1 ch, and crochet over the next sts 9 dc, 1 ch, turn.
14th and 15th round: 18 fm.
16.-18. Rd: The 13.-15. Repeat Rd.
19th round: * 2 dc, 1 st beg *, repeat from * to * 5 more times. You get 24 M.
ROUND 20: 15 sc, 1 ch, turn over 15 dc over the next few minutes, 1 ch, turn.
21st and 22nd Rd: 24 f.
23-28th Rd: The 20.-22. Repeat round 2 more times.
ROUND 29: * 3 dc, 1 st in *, repeat from * to * 5 more times. You get 30 M.
30th round: 21 sc, 1 ch, turn over and work M 21 dc over next round, 1 ch, turn.
31st and 32nd rounds: 30 fm.
33.-41. Rd: The 30.-32. Repeat round 3 times.
42nd round: * 4 dc, 1 st beg *, repeat from * to * 5 more times. You get 36 M.
Cut the thread and pull it through the stitch.

Tusks
Crochet two tusks. Make a thread ring with the woolen yarn.
1st round: 6 sc in the ring.
2nd round: 6 fm.
3rd round: * 1 dc, 1 st beg *, repeat from * to * 2 more times. You get 9 M.
4th round: 9 fm.
ROUND 5: * 2 sc, 1 st beg *, repeat from * to * 2 more times. You get 12 m.
6th round: 12 fm.
ROUND 7: * 3 dc, 1 st in *, repeat from * to * 2 more times. You get 15 M.
8-20th Rd: 15 fm.
Cut the thread and sew it. Sew the tusks sideways to the trunk over 4 stitches. Crochet with gray yarn around the trunk and tusks 3 rounds with 52 dc each. Cut the thread and sew it. Sew the trunk with the tusks to the head.

EARS
Crochet two ears.
Work up to the 15th Rd like the head.
RO 16: * 14 dc, 1 st in *, repeat from * to * 5 more times. You get 96 M.
ROUND 17: * 15 dc, 1 st in *, repeat from * to * 5 more times.
You get 102 M.
18th round: * 16 dc, 1 st beg *, repeat from * to * 5 more times.
You get 108 M.
Do not cut the thread, put the ears halfway and continue to crochet in 2 rows, using the crochet hook to grasp both layers of the ears.
1st round: 1 ch, 54 dc. 1 ch, turn.
2nd R: 54 Km.

COMPLETION
Cut a 30 cm diameter circle out of the box and cut a 34 cm diameter circle from the fabric. Glue the fabric circle onto the cardboard, then put the excess fabric over to the back and glue it on. Stick the elephant head with the glue gun in the middle of the plate. To ensure that the head sits securely on the plate, you can strengthen the bond by sewing a few central points on the cardboard. Glue the wall hook to the back of the frame.

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