White Elephant

Source: DORMANT: White Elephant Crochetalong (w/pattern) – CROCHET

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Pattern by djonesgirl

Body:
1. ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
2. 2 sc in each sc around
3. sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around
4. sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around
5. sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc around
6. sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around
7-12. sc in each sc around
13. sc in next 4 sc, decrease over 2 sc around
put the safety eyes on now
14. sc in next 3 sc, decrease over 2 sc around
15. sc in next 2 sc, decrease over 2 sc around
16. sc in next sc, decrease over 2 sc around
stuff body
17. decrease over 2 sc  around, sl st in last st, finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing
whipstitch opening closed

Trunk
1. with pink, ch 2 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
2. 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in next st, finish off.  Add nostrils now.
3. in any sc, attach white in back loop only with a sl st and ch 1 (counts as first sc).  sc in each sc back loops only, (12 st) 
4-7. both loops again, sc in each sc around
8. (sc in next 4 sc, decrease over 2 sc) two times.
9-12. sc in each sc around
13. (sc in next 3 sc, decrease over 2 sc) two times
14. sc in each sc around, sl st in last st, finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
stuff lightly, shape as desired. Press opening flat and whipstitch across.  Sew to body level with eyes.

ears (make 2 of each color–white & pink)
1. starting with pink, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
2. 2 sc in each sc around
3. sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around
4. sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around. sl st in last st, finish off.
5. with white, follow steps 1-4, but do not finish off!  
6. hold both pieces wrong sides together and slip stitch both pieces together around the outer edge using the white yarn.  It will make a nice running-stitch like effect on the pink side.
sew ears to head, pink side down.

Legs (make 4)
1. ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
2. 2 sc in each sc around
3. sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around
4. in back loops only, sc in next sc, decrease over 2 sc around
5-8. in both loops again, sc in each sc around. sl st in last st, finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
stuff lightly, shape as desired, press opening flat and whipstitch across.  Pin legs to body using the rows as a guide to make it even.  Sew legs to body.

tail
using 3 long strands of white yarn, fold them in half and using your crochet hook, pull them through a center spot in back.  pull the yarn out so that it looks like you have 6 strands. (I hope that made sense) separate the yarn into 3 sections and braid it until it is the length that you want.  secure it with a knot and trim ends.

add some ribbon to the ears, if desired.

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