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Horton by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS elephant in ”Safran”.

DROPS Children 24-9

DROPS design: Pattern no e-012-bn
Yarn group A
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Measurements: approx. 2¾'' high x 5" long /
7 cm high x 13 cm long

Materials:
DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
50 g color no 07, medium gray
50 g color no 01, light pink
+ some black and off white for eyes, mouth and ivory

Some poly stuffing for filling

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3 mm / C

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FILLING TIP:
Gradually fill some poly stuffing in the animal when working.

CROCHET TIP:
Beg every sc round with 1 ch (this does not replace first sc) and finish round with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.
Turn every sc row with 1 ch - this ch does not replace first sc on row.

DECREASE TIP:
SC: Insert hook in first st and pull thread through, insert hook in next st and pull thread through, make 1 YO and pull thread through all 3 sts on hook.
DC: Work 1 dc in next st but wait with last pull through, work next dc the same way. Make 1 YO and pull thread through all sts on hook.
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ELEPHANT:
Piece is worked from back of body up to and with head and finally the trunk. Then work ears, legs and tail and fasten at the end. READ FILLING TIP!

BODY, HEAD AND TRUNK:
Work 4 ch with gray on hook size 3 mm / C and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch. READ CROCHET TIP!
ROUND 1: Work 6 sc in ch-ring - round beg mid under on elephant.
ROUND 2: Work 2 sc in every sc = 12 sc.
ROUND 3: Work * 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 18 sc.
ROUND 4: Work * 1 sc in each of the first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 24 sc.
ROUND 5: Work * 1 sc in each of the first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 30 sc.
ROUND 6-17: Work 1 sc in every sc.
ROUND 18: Work the first 4 sc tog 2 by 2 – SEE DECREASE TIP, then work 1 sc in each of the next 22 sc, then work the last 4 sc tog 2 by 2 = 26 sc.
ROUND 19: Work the first 4 sc tog 2 by 2, then work 1 sc in each of the next 18 sc, then work the last 4 sc tog 2 by 2 = 22 sc.
ROUND 20: Work 1 sc in each of the first 20 sc, turn with ch 1, then work back and forth in one for head.
ROW 21 (WS): Skip the first 2 sc, work 1 sc in each of the next 15 sc, turn with 1 ch.
ROW 22 (RS): Skip the first 2 sc, work 1 sc in each of the next 12 sc, turn with 1 ch.
ROW 23: Skip the first 2 sc, work 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc, turn with 1 ch.
ROW 24: Skip the first 2 sc, work 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc, turn with 1 ch.
ROW 25: Skip the first 2 sc, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, turn with 1 ch.
ROUND 26: Now work in the round again - work 26 sc around the entire opening.
ROUND 27: Work 1 sc in every sc.
ROUND 28: Work 1 sc in every sc while at the same time dec 6 sc evenly = 20 sc.
ROUND 29: Work 1 sc in every sc.
ROUND 30: Work as 28th round = 14 sc.
ROUND 31: Work 1 sc in every sc but work the 2 sc mid on top of head tog = 13 sc.
ROUND 32-35: Work every round as 31st round (= 9 sc after 35th round).
ROUND 36-38: Work 1 sc in every sc.
ROUND 39: Work 1 sc in every sc but work the 2 sc under the trunk tog = 8 sc.
ROUND 40-41: Work every round as 39th round (= 6 sc after 41st round).
Fasten off (do not tighten tip tog, the trunk should be open mid front).

EAR:
Make 2 ears in gray and 2 ears in light pink on hook size 4 mm / G/6 as follows:
ROW 1: ch 7, turn and work 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch = 5 dc and 3 ch.
ROW 2: ch 3, 1 dc in first dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in last dc = 7 dc and 3 ch.
ROW 3: ch 3, 1 dc in first dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in last dc = 9 dc and 3 ch.
ROW 4: ch 3, 1 dc in first dc, work 2 dc tog – see DECREASE TIP, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, work 2 dc tog, 1 dc in last dc = 7 dc and 3 ch.
ROW 5: ch 3, 1 dc in first dc, work 2 dc tog, 1 dc in next dc, work 2 dc tog, 1 dc in last dc = 5 dc and 3 ch.
ROUND 6: Work sc around the entire ear, do not turn piece. Beg with 1 ch and 2 sc in outermost dc from previous row, * 1 sc between next row, 2 sc in outermost dc or 3 ch from next row *, repeat from *-* 3 more times, ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 4 dc, ch 1, 2 sc in outermost dc from next row, repeat from *-* 4 times, ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 4 dc and finish with 1 sl st in first ch from beg of round.
Place the ears towards each other with gray on top and pink under. Work them tog with gray as follows: 1 sl st in every sc on round, work through both layers but work only in back loop of sts on the top ears and only in front loop of sts on the ear behind. Sew ears to each side of head, 1st round = top of ear.

LEG:
Ch 4 with gray and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: 6 sc in ch-ring.
ROUND 2: 2 sc in every sc = 12 sc.
ROUND 3-7: 1 sc in every sc. Fasten off.
Work a total of 4 legs like this. Fill some poly stuffing in them and sew them to the underside of body.

TAIL:
Ch 7 with gray, then work 3 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, then 1 sl st in each of the last ch 5, fasten off and sew the tail to the back of body so that it hangs down.

IVORY:
Ch 4 with off white, turn and work 1 sl st in 2nd ch from hook, then 1 sc in each of the last 2 ch. Fasten off. Work another ivory and sew them on each side of trunk.

Embroider eyes and mouth with black.

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