Elephant Blanket

27 October 2020, 13:33 219

Elephant Blanket

Here’s a blanket that doubles as a huggable pillow! Elephant’s head and tail are added to the edges so that they are visible after you roll it up. Button and loop closures keep it securely rolled.

 

Yarn needle, removable stitch marker, two – 13⁄16″ (30mm) buttons, small amount of polyester fiberfill for stuffing.

GAUGE: 18 sts= 5” (12.5 cm); 13 rows = 5” (12.5 cm) in pattern with size K hook.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles/hook to obtain the gauge given.

Blanket measures approximately 24″ (61 cm) x 35″ (89 cm).
Special Stitches sc2tog (single crochet 2 together) = [Draw up a loop in next st] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook. sc3tog (single crochet 3 together) = [Draw up a loop in next st] three times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

NOTES
1. Blanket is worked flat, then rolled up to determine placement of Head, Ears, Buttons and Tail.
2. For Blanket, the ch-2 worked at the beginning of a row counts as a stitch.
3. To work Border evenly around Blanket, work one sc in the side of each row beginning with a sc, work two sc in the side of each row beginning with a chain-2, work one sc in the back of each foundation ch, work one sc in each st of the top row, and work 3 sc in each corner.
4. When making Head, use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round. To keep the seam more even,
every 8th round slip st in the first stitch and mark the next stitch as the first stitch of the new round.

BLANKET
With larger hook and A, ch 126.
Row 1 (wrong side): 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, *skip 2 ch, (sc, 2 dc) in next ch; repeat from * to last 3 ch, skip 2 ch, sc in last ch; turn—124 sts.
Row 2 (right side): Ch 2, 2 dc in first sc, *skip 2 dc, (sc, 2 dc) in next sc; repeat from * to last 3 sts, skip 2 dc, sc in top of ch-2; turn—124 sts.
Rows 3-60: Repeat Row 2. Do not turn at end of Row 60.

Border (right side): Ch 1, sc evenly around Blanket (see Notes). Join to first sc with slip st. Fasten off and weave in
ends.

HEAD
With smaller hook and A, ch 2. Round 1 (right side): 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with slip st and mark first st of
each round. Do not join or turn—4 sc.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc—8 sc.
Rounds 3-6: Sc in each sc around.
Round 7: Sc in first 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in last 2 sts—8 sts.
Round 8: Slip st in first st and move marker (see Notes), sc in first 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in last 2 sts—8 sts.
Rounds 9-10: Sc in first 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in last 2 sts—8 sts.
Round 11: 2 sc in first st, sc in next st hdc in next st, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in
last st—12 sts.
Rounds 12-15: Sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, sc in last 3 sts—12 sts

Round 16: Slip st in first st and move marker (see Notes), sc in first 3 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, sc in last 3 sts—12 sts.
Round 17: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in last st—16 sts.
Stuff Trunk lightly with fiberfill.
Rounds 18-20: Sc in first 4 sts, hdc in next 8 sts, sc in last 4 sts—16 sts.
Round 21: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st—20 sts.
Round 22: Sc in first 5 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, sc in last 5 sts—20 sts.
Round 23: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in last st—24 sts.
Round 24: Slip st in first st and move marker (see Notes), 2 sc in first st, sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc
in next 10 sts, 2 sc in last st—28 sts.
Round 25: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in last st—32 sts.
Round 26: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in last st—36 sts.
Round 27: 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 16 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in next 16 sts, 2 hdc in last st—40 hdc.
Fasten off.

EAR (make 2 with A and 2 with B)
With smaller hook, ch 7.
Row 1 (wrong side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn—6 sc.
Row 2 (right side): Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in last sc; turn—8 sc.
Rows 3-5: Ch 1, sc across; turn—8 sc.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog; turn—6 sts.

Row 7: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog—4 sts.
Fasten off.

TAIL
With smaller hook and A, ch 5.
Row 1 (wrong side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn—4 sc.
Row 2 (right side): Ch 1, sc, sc2tog, sc; turn—3 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc across; turn—3 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc3tog; turn—1 st.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc—1 sc.
Fasten off, leaving long ends for sewing and adding Fringe
Add Fringe
Cut 2 lengths of A, 3″ (7.5 cm) each, and fold in half. Using crochet hook, pull folded edge through tip of Tail.
Referring to photo, draw ends through folded loop, pull to secure, and cut ends evenly.

FINISHING
To join Ears, hold one of each color together with B on top. With smaller hook, join A at end of starting ch, and
referring to photo, sc evenly around side, top, and opposite side of Ear, leaving bottom open. Fasten off, leaving
long end for sewing. Repeat for other Ear. Referring to photo for placement, with C, embroider Eyes on either side of
Head. Sew Ears onto each side of Head. Stuff Head very lightly with fiberfill. Fold Head in half and match sts on open sides. With A, sc open sides together. Fasten off, leaving long end to slip st Head to Blanket.

 

Fold Blanket in half widthwise, then in half widthwise again. Roll up tightly. Referring to photo for placement,
position Head at end and slip st in place. Sew Tail in place. Weave in all ends. Referring to photo for placement, sew
Buttons to Blanket. To create Button Loops on edge of Blanket, work Loops opposite Buttons on rolled-up Blanket
as follows: With smaller hook and A, join yarn to edge. Ch 5, skip 3 sts on edge of Blanket, slip st in next st on edge; turn.Ch 1, sc in each ch, slip st to first st. Fasten off and weave in ends. Repeat for second Button Loop.

ABBREVIATIONS
A, B, C = Color A, Color B, Color C etc.; ch = chain; g = grams; hdc = half double

crochet; cm = centimeters; m = meters,
mm = millimeters; oz – ounces, sc =
single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es), yd =
yards, * or ** = repeat whatever follows
the * or ** as indicated.


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