Elephant Ballerina

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2019 © Jessica Woofter

Seraphina the Elephant Ballerina is the cutest littlest thing you will meet. She is approximately 7 inches tall when completed.

Skill Level: Beginner

Size:

This sweet little elephant measures approximately 7 inches tall when completed.

Materials:

  • Red Heart Super Saver:
    • Grey Heather – E300_400 (31.2 g)
    • Baby Pink – E300_724 (22.7 g)
  • 3.75 mm crochet hook
  • 12 mm safety eyes
  • Poly Fil
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn Needle

Terminology

chChain*Extra notes and/or instructions
MRMagic Ring / Magic Circle( )Repeat stitch sequence
SlstSlip stitch[ ]Stitches are done in the same stitch
SkSkipFLOFront Loop Only
St(s)StitchesBLOBack Loop Only
ScSingle crochetRSRight side
Sc incSingle crochet increaseWSWrong side
Sc decSingle crochet decreaseYOYarn over
HdcHalf double crochetLpLoop stitch
Hdc incHalf double crochet increase#dcBOBBobble stitch with # of Dc
Hdc decHalf double crochet decrease#hdcBOBBobble stitch with # of Hdc
DcDouble crochetPOPPopcorn stitch
Dc incDouble crochet increasePuffPuff stitch
Dc decDouble crochet decreaseSp#Spike stitch, to # rows down
TrTriple crochetSc#togSingle crochet # stitches together
Tr incTriple crochet increaseHdc#togHalf double crochet # stitches together
Tr decTriple crochet decreaseDc#togDouble crochet # stitches together
FphdcFront post half double crochetTr#togTriple crochet # stitches together
BphdcBack post half double crochetExscExtended single crochet
FpdcFront post double crochetExhdcExtended half double crochet
BpdcBack post double crochetExdcExtended double crochet
MCMain colorNFNeat Finish / Invisible Join
CCContrasting colorFOFasten Off / Finish Off
“x” … # of times a stitch or sequence is repeated
Example: Round 2: Sc inc x 5. (10)

Head and Body (In Gray and Pink)

Stuff as you go.

Round 1: In MR, ch 1, sc x 7. (7)

Round 2: Sc inc x 7. (14)

Round 3: (Sc x 1, sc inc x 1) x 7. (21)

Round 4: (Sc x 2, sc inc x 1) x 7. (28)

Round 5: (Sc x 3, sc inc x 1) x 7. (35)

Round 6 – 10: Sc x 35. (35)

Round 11: (Sc x 3, sc dec x 1) x 7. (28)

Round 12 – 13: Sc x 28. (28)

*Insert safety eyes between Round 10 and 11. *

Round 14: (Sc x 2, sc dec x 1) x 7. (21)

Round 15: Sc x 21. (21)

Round 16: (Sc x 1, sc dec x 1) x 7. (14)

Round 17: Sc dec x 7. (7)

Round 18: Sc inc x 7. (14)

Round 19: (Sc x 1, sc inc x 1) x 7. (21)

Round 20: (Sc x 2, sc inc x 1) x 7. (28)

Round 21 – 23: Sc x 28. (28)

Round 24: Switch to pink and work in FLO, Sc x 28. (28) FO and weave in end.

Round 25: Switch back to gray and work in BLO of the previous round. (Sc x 3, sc inc x 1) x 7. (35)

Round 26: Working through both sts, sc x 35. (35)

Round 27: (Sc x 3, sc dec x 1) x 7. (28)

Round 28: Sc x 28. (28)

Round 29: (Sc x 2, sc dec x 1) x 7. (21)

Round 30: (Sc x 1, sc dec x 1) x 7. (14)

Next round will begin the first leg.

Round 31: Ch 3, sk 7 sts, *place marker on first sc, this is the beginning of your round*, sc x 7, sc in each ch. (10)

Round 32 – 33: Sc x 10. (10)

Round 34: Sc dec x 1, sc x 8. (9)

Round 35: Switch to pink. Sc x 9. (9)

Round 36: Sc dec x 1, sc x 7. (8)

Round 37: (Sc x 3, sc dec x 1) x 2. (6)

Round 38: (Sc x 2, sc dec x 1) x 2. (4) FO and weave in end.

Second Leg:

Round 31: Sc x 10. (10)

Round 32 – 33: Sc x 10. (10)

Round 34: Sc dec x 1, sc x 8. (9)

Round 35: Switch to pink. Sc x 9. (9)

Round 36: Sc dec x 1, sc x 7. (8)

Round 37: (Sc x 2, sc dec x 1) x 2. (6) FO and weave in end.

Using roughly 8 inches of the pink yarn, insert a strand through the front of the toe and criss cross the strands to tie in a bow in the back of the leg.

Tutu

Working in BLO of Round 24 of the body, ch 2 towards the middle of the back, [dc x 3] x 28, slst to beginning st, FO and weave in end. (84)

Arms (Make 2 in Pink and Gray)

Stuff as you go.

Round 1: With Pink, In MR, ch 1, sc x 5. (5)

Round 2: Sc inc x 5. (10)

Round 3: Switch to gray and work in BLO, sc x 10. (10)

Round 4: Working through both sts, sc x 10. (10)

Round 5: (Sc x 3, sc dec x 1) x 2. (8)

Round 6 – 8: Sc x 8. (8)

Round 9: (Sc x 2, sc dec x 1) x 2. (6)

Round 10: (Sc x 1, sc dec x 1) x 2. (4) FO, leave a long yarn tail to sew the arm to the body.

Nose (In Gray)

Stuff as you go.

Round 1: In MR, ch 1, sc x 5. (5)

Round 2: Sc x 5. (5)

Round 3: Sc inc x 1, sc x 4. (6)

Round 4: Sc inc x 1, sc x 5. (7)

Round 5: Sc inc x 1, sc x 6. (8)

Round 6: Sc inc x 1, sc x 7. (9)

Round 7: Sc inc x 1, sc x 8. (10)

Round 8: Sc inc x 1, sc x 9. (11)

Round 9: Sc inc x 1, sc x 10. (12)

FO, leave a long yarn tail to sew the nose to the head.

Inner Ear (Make 2 in Pink)

Round 1: Ch 4, sc x 1 in 2nd ch from hook, sc x 1, work around the opposite side, [sc x 3], sc x 2. (7)

Round 2: Sc inc x 2, hdc inc x 1, [hdc x 3], hdc inc x 1, sc inc x 2. (15)

Round 3: [hdc x 3], sc x 5, sc inc x 1, sc x 1, sc inc x 1, sc x 6. (19)

FO, leave a long yarn tail to sew the inner ear to the outer ear.

Outer Ear (Make 2 in Gray)

Round 1: In MR, ch 1, sc x 5

Round 2: Sc inc x 5. (10)

Round 3: (Sc x 1, sc inc x 1) x 5. (15)

Round 4: (Sc x 2, sc inc x 1) x 5. (20)

Round 5 – 6: Sc x 20. (20)

Round 7: Sc x 8, hdc x 1, (hdc inc x 1) x 2, hdc x 1, sc x 8. (22)

Round 8: Sc dec x 1, sc x 7, hdc inc x 1, hdc x 2, hdc inc x 1, sc x 7, sc dec x 1. (22)

Round 9: Sc x 7, sc dec x 4, sc x 7. (18)

FO, leave a long yarn tail to sew the ear to the head.

Tail (In Gray)

Cut 3 stands of yarn about 4 inches long. Pull all 3 stands through a stitch in the bottom middle area on the back of the body so that 3 stands hang from either side. Braid the stands together and knot them together. Cut the remaining portion of the stands to mimic tail hair.

Finishing Touches

To make cheeks, cut a long piece of pink yarn and embroider on to the face.

Text and images Copyright 2019 @ Jessica Woofter / Woofter Creations, all rights reserved. No pattern may be reproduced or distributed — mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying, without written permission. It would be appreciated if design credit to Jessica Woofter is listed for finished products. All patterns are written and designed by Jessica Woofter are written using US terms.

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