SIM­PLE STEPS

HOW TO WORK A MAGIC LOOP

Simply Crochet - - ELEPHANT HEAD -

1 To start a Magic Loop, don’t make a slip­knot. In­stead, make a loop with the yarn, leav­ing a tail around 10cm long. Make sure the tail end is un­der the work­ing yarn.

2 In­sert your hook into the loop, from front to back. Wrap the work­ing yarn around the hook an­ti­clock­wise and pull the yarn through the loop.

3 Make a t-ch for the sts you want to work (above, we made 1 t-ch for dc). Now work your sts into the Magic Loop, mak­ing sure you work over both the loop and the tail end (so two yarn strands).

4 Once you’ve worked the num­ber of stitches you need, sim­ply pull the tail end of the yarn to draw up the ring. Work a slip stitch to join the first and last stitches and fin­ish the first round.

Row 16 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 51 dc, ss into the next st, turn.

Row 17 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 25 dc, 2dc in next st twice, dc in next 26 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [56 dc and 1 ss]

Row 18 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 57 dc, ss into the next st, turn.

Row 19 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 28 dc, 2dc in next st twice, dc in next 29 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [62 dc and 1 ss]

Row 20 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 63 dc, ss into the next st, turn.

Row 21 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 31 dc, 2dc in next st twice, dc in next 32 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [68 dc and 1 ss]

Row 22 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 69 dc, ss into the next st, turn.

Row 23 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 34 dc, 2dc in next st twice, dc in next 35 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [74 dc and 1 ss]

Row 24 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 75 dc, ss into the next st, turn.

Row 25 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 37 dc, 2dc in next st twice, dc in next 38 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [80 dc and 1 ss]

Row 26 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 81 dc, ss into the next st, turn.

Row 27 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 40 dc, 2dc in next st twice, dc in next 41 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [86 dc and 1 ss]

Row 28 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 87 dc, ss into the next st, turn.

Row 29 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 43 dc, 2dc in next st twice, dc in next 44 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [92 dc and 1 ss]

Row 30 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 93 dc, ss into the next st, turn.

Row 31 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 46 dc, 2dc in next st twice, dc in next 47 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [98 dc and 1 ss]

Row 32 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 99 dc, ss into the next st, turn.

Row 33 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 49 dc, 2dc in next st twice, dc in next 50 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [104 dc and 1 ss]

Row 34 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 105 dc, ss into the next st, turn.

Row 35 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 52 dc, 2dc in next st twice, dc in next 53 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [110 dc and 1 ss]

Row 36 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 111 dc, ss into the next st, turn.

Row 37 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 55 dc, 2dc in next st twice, dc in next 56 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [116 dc and 1 ss]

Row 38 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 117 dc, ss into the next st, turn.

Row 39 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 58 dc, 2dc in next st twice, dc in next 59 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [122 dc and 1 ss]

Row 40 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 123 dc, ss into the next st, turn.

Row 41 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 61 dc, 2dc in next st twice, dc in next 62 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [128 dc and 1 ss]

Row 42 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 129 dc, ss into the next st, turn.

Row 43 Dc in same st as ss, dc in next 131 dc, do not turn. [132 dc]

BACK OF HEAD

The fol­low­ing is worked in rounds. Change to Yarn A.

Rows 1-10 (RS) Dc in each st around. [132 dc]

Fas­ten off.

TUSKS MAKE 2

With 2.5mm hook and Yarn D, make a magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1, 6dc into loop. [6 sts]

Round 2 Dc in each st around.

Round 3 (2dc in next st, 1dc) 3 times. [9 sts] Close the loop by pulling tight on the short

end of the yarn.

Rounds 4-6 Dc in each st around.

Round 7 (2dc in next st, 2dc) 3 times. [12 sts]

Rounds 8-10 Dc in each st around. Change to Yarn E.

Round 11 Dc in each st around. Change to Yarn D.

Round 12 Dc in the back loop only of each st around.

Round 13 (2dc in next st, 1dc) 6 times. [18 sts]

Rounds 14-17 Dc in each st around. Change to Yarn E.

Round 18 Dc in each st around. Change to Yarn D.

Round 19 Dc in the back loop only of each st around.

Round 20 Dc in the next 6 sts, (2dc in next st) 6 times, dc in the next 6 sts. [24 sts]

Rounds 21-25 Dc in each st around. Change to Yarn E.

Round 26 Dc in each st around. Change to Yarn D.

Round 27 Dc in the back loop only of each st around.

Round 28 Dc in the next 9 sts, (2dc in next st) 6 times, dc in the next 9 sts. [30 sts]

Rounds 29-32 Dc in each st around, plac­ing a marker af­ter the first 15 sts of the last round to mark the cen­tre front of the tusk, fas­ten off.

RINGS AROUND TUSK

With RS fac­ing, join Yarn E to the first of the re­main­ing 12 front loops of Round 11.

Next round (2dc in next st, 1dc) 6 times, ss to the first st, fas­ten off.

With RS fac­ing, join Yarn E to the first of the re­main­ing 18 front loops of Round 18.

Next round (2dc in next st, 1dc) 9 times, ss to the first st, fas­ten off.

With RS fac­ing, join Yarn E to the first of the re­main­ing 24 front loops of Round 26.

Next round (2dc in next st, 1dc) 12 times, ss to the first st, fas­ten off.

JOIN TUSKS TO HEAD

With WS fac­ing, 2.5mm hook and Yarn B, join yarn with a ss to the op­po­site side of the first of the 20 ch sts at the open­ing for the tusk.

Round 1 (WS) Dc in the same st as the ss, dc in the op­po­site side of the next 19 ch, dc in the next 10 skipped sts at the open­ing for the tusk. [30 sts]

Rounds 2-3 Dc in each st around. Po­si­tion the tusk with the marker at the front.

Round 4 In­sert­ing the hook un­der both loops of each stitch of the tusk first, then the open­ing to join, work 1dc in each of the next 30 dc. Ss to the next st, fas­ten off.

Stuff the Head firmly, push­ing it right to the end of the trunk and into the tips of the tusks, fill­ing it to just be­low the last round. More stuff­ing will be added when the base is at­tached.

BASE

With 2.5mm hook and Yarn A, make a magic loop.

Rounds 1-12 Work as Rounds 1-12 of Trunk. [72 sts]

Rounds 13-22 Con­tinue in­creas­ing by 6 sts on each round as set. [132 sts] Rounds 23-25 Dc in each st around.

Fas­ten off.

Make an­other piece to match the first, but do not fas­ten off at the end.

JOIN BASE PIECES

Place the two Base pieces with WS to­gether. Dc in each of the next 90 dc of both pieces at the same time to join. Slip the cir­cu­lar mount board in be­tween the cro­cheted pieces and con­tinue to join the two, stretch­ing the work over the board and cro­chet­ing into the re­main­ing 42 dc of both pieces at the same time to close. Do not fas­ten off.

JOIN BASE TO BACK OF ELE­PHANT

With the Base fac­ing up, work a dc in the first dc of the base and at the same time into a dc of the last round at the back of the ele­phant to join. Con­tinue to work 1 dc into each of the next 99 dc, in­sert­ing the hook first into the base and then into the last round of the ele­phant. Add more stuff­ing be­fore con­tin­u­ing, fill­ing the Head firmly. Dc into the re­main­ing 32 sts of each piece as be­fore, adding ex­tra stuff­ing if nec­es­sary, be­fore clos­ing.

Ss to the next st, fas­ten off.

EARS MAKE 2

With 2.5mm hook and Yarn F, make a magic loop. Rounds 1-3 As Rounds 1-3 of Trunk. [18 sts]

Round 4 Dc in each st around.

Round 5 (2dc in next st, 2dc) 6 times. [24 sts]

Round 6 (2dc in next st, 3dc) 6 times. [30 sts]

Round 7 Dc in each st around.

Round 8 (2dc in next st, 4dc) 6 times. [36 sts]

Round 9 (2dc in next st, 5dc) 6 times. [42 sts]

Round 10 Dc in each st around.

Round 11 (2dc in next st, 6dc) 6 times. [48 sts]

Round 12 (2dc in next st, 7dc) 6 times. [54 sts]

Round 13 Dc in each st around.

Round 14 (2dc in next st, 8dc) 6 times. [60 sts]

Round 15 (2dc in next st, 9dc) 6 times. [66 sts]

Change to Yarn G.

Round 16 Dc in each st around.

Round 17 (2dc in next st, 10dc) 6 times. [72 sts]

Round 18 (2dc in next st, 11dc) 6 times. [78 sts]

Round 19 Dc in each st around.

Round 20 (2dc in next st, 12dc) 6 times. [84 sts]

Round 21 Dc in each st around.

Round 22 (2dc in next st, 13dc) 6 times. [90 sts]

Round 23 Dc in each st around.

Round 24 (2dc in next st, 14dc) 6 times. [96 sts]

Round 25 Dc in each st around.

Round 26 (2dc in next st, 15dc) 6 times. [102 sts]

Round 27 Dc in each st around. Change to Yarn F.

Rounds 28-43 Dc in each st around, do not fas­ten off.

SHAPE TOP OF EAR

The fol­low­ing is worked in rows, pick­ing up the next un­worked sts of Round 43 as for the Lower Head.

Row 1 (RS) Dc in the next 8 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [9 sts]

Row 2 (WS) Dc into the same st as the ss, dc in the next 9 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [11 sts]

Row 3 Dc into the same st as the ss, dc in the next 4 dc, (2dc in next st) twice, dc in the next 5 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [15 sts]

Row 4 Dc into the same st as the ss, dc in the next 15 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [17 sts]

Row 5 Dc into the same st as the ss, dc in the next 7 dc, (2dc in next st) twice, dc in the next 8 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [21 sts]

Row 6 Dc into the same st as the ss, dc in the next 21 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [23 sts]

Row 7 Dc into the same st as the ss, dc in the next 10 dc, (2dc in next st) twice, dc in the next 11 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [27 sts]

Row 8 Dc into the same st as the ss, 1dc in the next 27 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [29 sts]

Row 9 Dc into the same st as the ss, 1dc in the next 13 dc, (2dc in next st) twice, 1dc in the next 14 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [33 sts]

Row 10 Dc into the same st as the ss, dc in the next 33 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [35 sts]

Row 11 Dc into the same st as the ss, dc in the next 35 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [37 sts]

Row 12 Dc into the same st as the ss, dc in the next 37 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [39 sts]

Row 13 Dc into the same st as the ss, dc in the next 18 dc, (2dc in next st) twice, dc in the next 19 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [112 sts]

Row 14 Dc into the same st as the ss, dc in the next 43 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [45 sts]

Row 15 Dc into the same st as the ss, dc in the next 45 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [47 sts]

Row 16 Dc into the same st as the ss, dc in the next 47 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [49 sts]

Row 17 Dc into the same st as the ss, dc in the next 23 dc, (2dc in next st) twice, dc in the next 24 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [53 sts] Row 18 Dc into the same st as the ss, dc in the next 53 dc, ss into the next st, turn. [55 sts]

Row 19 Dc into the same st as the ss, dc in the next 55 dc, do not turn. [57 sts]

JOIN EDGES OF EAR

With RS fac­ing, skip the un­worked sts of Round 43 of the Ear. Flat­ten the Ear, match­ing the stitches and shap­ing on both sides. In­sert the hook un­der the back loops only of the next stitch and the stitch on the other side of Row 19 of the top shap­ing, work 1 dc to join the two stitches. Con­tinue work­ing 1 dc into the back loop only of each dc on both sides at the same time to join, fin­ish­ing at the top cor­ner of the shap­ing, turn. Ss to the first st to form a fold in the top of the Ear, fold­ing the cor­ner of the top shap­ing to the back of the work for the right Ear, and to the front of the work for the left Ear.

With the rest of the flat­tened Ear, dc through both lay­ers of the un­worked sts of Round 43 to join, work­ing into back loop only of each st, fas­ten off.

EYES MAKE 2

With 2.5mm hook and Yarn N, make a magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1, 6dc into loop. [6 sts]

Round 2 (2dc in next st) 6 times. [12 sts] Close the loop by pulling tight on the short end of the yarn.

Round 3 (2dc in next st, 1dc) 6 times.

[18 sts]

Change to Yarn B.

Round 4 Dc in the back loop only of each st around.

Round 5 (2dc in next st, 2dc) into the back loops only 6 times. [24 sts]

Round 6 Ch1, dc in the re­main­ing front loop of the next 9 dc of Round 4 (these 9 sts form the lower lid), ch1, ss into the next st of Round 5, ch1, dc in the front loop of the next 9 dc of Round 4 (these 9 sts form the up­per lid), ch1, ss into the next st of Round 5, turn.

FIN­ISH UP­PER EYE­LID

(WS) Ch1, dc into each of the 9 dc of the eye­lid, turn.

Round 7 Ch1, work­ing into the stitches of Round 5, be­hind the up­per lid, *2dc into the same st as the ss, 1dc in the next 3 sts, (2dc in next st, 3dc) twice;* work­ing into the stitches of Round 5, be­hind the lower eye­lid, rep from * to *. [30 sts] Round 8 (2dc in next st, 4dc) 3 times, (2dc in next st, 4dc) into the back loops only 3 times. [36 sts]

Round 9 Dc in the next 18 sts, dc into the back loops only of the next 18 sts.

Ss into the next st and fas­ten off, leav­ing a long tail of Yarn B at the end.

SE­QUINNED HEAD­DRESS

Turn to page 17 for how to thread se­quins. Be­fore com­menc­ing, thread 85 se­quins onto Yarn M: to get the se­quins onto the thicker yarn, make a loop of sewing thread and pass the end of the thicker yarn through the loop.

Now you can thread the se­quins onto the dou­bled sewing thread pulling them over the end of the thicker yarn.

With a 3.5mm hook and Yarn M, ch2. Row 1 (RS) 3dc in sec­ond ch from hook, turn. [3 dc]

Row 2 (WS) Ch1, dc in each dc, turn.

Row 3 Ch1, 2dc into the first st, dc, 2dc into the next st, turn. [5 sts]

Row 4 Ch1, dc in first 2 sts, sequin dc in next st, dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 5 Ch1, 2dc in first st, dc in each st across to last st, 2dc in last st, turn. [7 sts]

Rows 6-7 Re­peat Row 5 twice. [11 sts]

Row 8 Ch1, 2dc in first st, dc in next st, (sequin dc in next st, dc in next st) 4 times, 2dc in last st, turn. [13 sts]

Rows 9-11 Re­peat Row 5 three times. [19 sts]

Row 12 Ch1, dc in first 3 sts, (sequin dc in next st, dc in next st) 7 times, dc in next 2 sts, turn.

Row 13 Re­peat Row 5. [21 sts]

Row 14 Ch1, dc in each dc across, turn.

Row 15 Re­peat Row 5. [23 sts]

Row 16 Ch1, dc in first 3 sts, (sequin dc in next st, dc in next st) 9 times, dc in next 2 sts, turn.

Row 17 Re­peat Row 5. [25 sts]

Rows 18-19 Ch1, dc in each dc across, turn.

Row 20 Ch1, dc in first 2 sts, (sequin dc in next st, dc in next st) 11 times, dc in last st, turn.

Rows 21-23 Ch1, dc in each dc across, turn.

Row 24 Re­peat Row 20.

Rows 25-32 Rep Rows 21-24 twice. [25 sts]

Row 33 Ch1, dc2­tog, dc in each st across to last 2 sts, dc2­tog, turn. [23 sts]

Row 34 Ch1, dc in each dc across, turn.

Row 35 Re­peat Row 33. [21 sts]

Row 36 Ch1, dc in first 2 sts, (sequin dc in next st, dc in next st) 9 times, dc in last st, turn.

Row 37 Re­peat Row 33. [19 sts]

Row 38 Ch1, dc in each dc across, turn.

Row 39 Re­peat Row 33. [17 sts]

Row 40 Ch1, dc in first 2 sts, (sequin dc in next st, dc in next st) 7 times, dc in last st, turn.

Rows 41-43 Re­peat Row 33 three times. [11 sts]

Row 44 Ch1, dc in first 2 sts, (sequin dc in next st, dc in next st) 4 times, dc in last st, turn, do not fas­ten off.

FRILLED BOR­DER

Round 1 (RS) Ch1, dc in the next 11 sts, work­ing evenly down the side of the Head-plate, 43dc into the row ends, 3dc in the ch at the tip of the Head-plate, 43dc evenly up the other side of the Head-plate, ss to the first st to join. [100 sts]

Fas­ten off.

LOWER FRILL

Thread 9 teardrop beads onto Yarn E.

Round 2 Join Yarn E in first st, work­ing in the back loops only, 2dc in first st, dc in the next 9 sts, 2dc in next st, (2dc in next st, 3dc) 11 times, 3dc in next st, (3dc, 2dc in next st) 11 times. [126 sts]

Round 3 Work­ing in both loops, dc in the next 69 sts, 3dc in the next st, 1dc in the next 56 sts. [128 sts)

Round 4 5tr in the next st, skip 1 st, 1dc, (skip 1 dc, 5tr in the next st, skip 1, 1dc) 5 times, add bead by slid­ing bead against the work, yrh and pull up loop, ss in last dc made, *(skip 1 dc, 5tr in the next st, skip 1 dc, 1dc) 3 times, add bead, ss in last dc made; re­peat from * 7 times more, (skip 1 dc, 5tr in the next st, skip 1 dc, 1dc) twice, skip 1 dc, ss to the first tr to join. [32 Fans]

Fas­ten off.

UP­PER FRILL

With RS fac­ing and a 3.5mm hook, join in Yarn H with a ss to the front loop of the first stitch of Round 1 of the Frilled Bor­der.

Round 1 Work­ing in the front loops only of Round 1, dc into the same st as the ss, dc in the next 10 sts, (2dc in next st, 3dc) 11 times, 3dc in next st, (3dc, 2dc in the next st) 11 times. [124 sts]

Round 2 Ss in first st, dc in the next st, (skip 1 dc, 5tr in the next st, skip 1 dc, 1dc) 30 times, skip 1 dc, 5tr in the next st, ss to the first dc to join. [31 Fans]

Fas­ten off.

WHITE HANG­ING DEC­O­RA­TIONS MAKE 2

DISC MAKE 2 FOR EACH SIDE

All rounds are worked through the back loops only.

With a 2.5mm hook and Yarn L, make a magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1, 6dc into loop. [6 sts]

Round 2 2dc in each st around. [12 sts]

Round 3 (2dc in next st, 1dc) 6 times.

[18 sts]

Round 4 (2dc in next st, 2dc) 6 times.

[24 sts]

Round 5 (2dc in next st, 3dc) 6 times.

[30 sts]

Round 6 (2dc in next st, 4dc) 6 times. [36 sts]

Round 7 (2dc in next st, 5dc) 6 times.

[42 sts]

Fas­ten off at end of first disc, do not fas­ten off at end of sec­ond disc.

JOIN DISCS

Place the two Discs with WS to­gether. Round 8 Work 1dc in the back loop only of each of the next 30 dc work­ing through both discs at the same time to join. Slip the cir­cu­lar mount board in be­tween the cro­cheted pieces and con­tinue to join the two, stretch­ing the work over the board and cro­chet­ing into the back loops of the re­main­ing 12 dc of both pieces to close, do not fas­ten off.

BEADED CHAINS

Ss to first dc, *(ch12, 5-tr clus­ter in 4th ch from hook) 3 times, ch1, fas­ten off.

Skip 1 dc of Round 8, re­join Yarn L with a ss to both loops of the next st and re­peat from * un­til 5 lengths of chain have been com­pleted. Weave in all ends.

Thread a sin­gle seed bead onto a 30cm length of ny­lon thread and bring the ends to­gether to dou­ble the thread. Thread 29 more seed beads onto the dou­bled ny­lon and sew to the bot­tom of the last clus­ter of stitches at the end of a chain us­ing the im­age as a guide. Re­peat to fin­ish the re­main­ing chains on both sides.

HANG­ING CHAIN

With 2.5mm hook, join Yarn L with a ss to the top cen­tre of the disc, ch15, fas­ten off leav­ing a long tail.

STARS MAKE 6

With 2.5mm hook and Yarn D, make a magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1, 5dc into loop. [5 sts]

Round 2 2dc in each st around. [10 sts]

Round 3 (Ch4, dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, htr in next ch, skip next dc, ss in next dc) 5 times.

Fas­ten off leav­ing a long tail.

LARGE FLOWER MO­TIF MAKE 3

Be­fore com­menc­ing, thread 10 beads on to Yarn L.

With 2.5mm hook and Yarn J, make a magic loop.

Round 1 Ch4 (counts as tr, ch1), (tr, ch1) 5 times into loop, ss to third ch of beg ch-4. [6 tr, 6 ch-1 sps] Change to Yarn K.

Round 2 (Dc, ch3, dc) in same ch as ss, skip next ch, (dc, ch3, dc) in each tr around, skip­ping ch-sps. [6 loops]

Round 3 (dc, htr, 3tr, htr, dc) in each loop. [42 sts]

Change to Yarn F.

Round 4 *Skip next dc, dc in next htr, dc in next 3 tr, dc in next htr, skip next dc, spiked dc in ch-1 sp of Round 1, pulling the stitch up level with the cur­rent row; rep from * 5 more times. [36 sts]

Change to Yarn J.

Round 5 Ch3 (counts as first st), (tr in next st, htr in next st, 3dc in next st, htr in next st, tr in next 2 sts) 6 times omit­ting last tr on fi­nal re­peat, ss in top of beg ch-3. [48 sts] Change to Yarn F.

Round 6 2dc in same st as ss, dc in next 7 sts, (2dc in next st, 7dc) 5 times. [54 sts] Change to Yarn L.

Round 7 *2dc in next st, add bead, dc in next 6 sts, add bead, dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, add bead, dc in next 6 sts, add bead, 2dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts, add bead, dc in next 4 sts; rep from * ss to next st,

fas­ten off leav­ing a long tail of Yarn L at the end.

Make 2 more Flower Mo­tifs to match the first us­ing Yarns G, E, J and K, H, E, both fin­ished with Yarn L for Round 7.

PI­COT FLOWER MO­TIF MAKE 6

With 2.5mm hook and Yarn B, make a magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1, 6dc into loop. [6 sts]

Round 2 (2dc in next st) 6 times. [12 sts] Close the loop by pulling tight on the short end of the yarn.

Change to Yarn E.

Round 3 (2dc in next st) 12 times. [24 sts]

Round 4 (2dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts) 6 times. [30 sts]

Change to Yarn C.

Round 5 (2dc in next st, dc in next st, ch3, ss into first ch, skip st at base of ch) 6 times. [18 sts and 6 pi­cots]

Ss to next st, fas­ten off leav­ing a long tail of yarn at the end.

Make 5 more pi­cot flow­ers to match the first us­ing dif­fer­ent colour com­bi­na­tions of Yarns B, C, E and H.

TO MAKE UP EARS

Sew 3 stars on to the stripe on the in­side of each Ear us­ing the tail of yarn left af­ter fas­ten­ing off. Use the tails of yarn to sew 3

pi­cot flow­ers on to each ear us­ing the im­age as a guide. Plac­ing the folded edge at the top, sew an Ear to each side of the head where Yarn A meets Yarn B. Stitch around 10cm (4in) from the top, leav­ing the lower edge of the ear un­at­tached.

EYES

Em­broi­der a chain stitch in each Eye us­ing Yarn L. Sew an eye to each side of the face with the length of yarn left af­ter fas­ten­ing off, stitch­ing all around the outer edges of the Eyes and in­sert­ing a small amount of stuff­ing into the eye­ball be­fore clos­ing the open­ing.

HEAD­DRESS AND HANG­ING DEC­O­RA­TIONS

Sew the head­dress to the top of the Head us­ing the im­age as a guide. To at­tach the white hang­ing dec­o­ra­tions, use the long tail to sew the end of the hang­ing chain in place un­der the frill of the Head­dress, po­si­tion­ing each one a few rows in front of the Ears.

LARGE FLOWER MO­TIFS

Use the tail of yarn left af­ter fas­ten­ing off to sew the flower mo­tifs down the front of the trunk.

HANG­ING LOOP

With a 2.5mm hook and Yarn A, 18dc around the brass ring, ss to the first dc to join, fas­ten off leav­ing a long tail.

Thread the tail onto a ta­pes­try nee­dle and sew the lower edge of the ring se­curely to the top of the Base above the Head­dress. Weave in all ends.

Use seed beads to make these pretty beaded chains.

Each disc is made up of two cir­cles and a piece of mount board.

Add two lay­ers of frilled bor­der to the se­quinned head­dress.

The glint in the eye brings the ele­phant’s ex­pres­sion to life!

The ears look glo­ri­ous with their mix of stripes, stars and flow­ers.

Add the rings to the tusks by work­ing into the front loops of stitches.

Shape the ear by fold­ing it over and se­cur­ing with slip stitches.

To take the weight of the head, cro­chet around a brass ring to make the hang­ing loop.

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