Horton by DROPS Design

Crochet elephant in DROPS Safran or DROPS Paris

Tags: animals, toys,

DROPS design: Pattern no e-012-bn
Yarn group A and C or A + A
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SMALL:
Measurements: approx. 7 cm high x 13 cm long
Materials:
DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
50 g colour no 07, medium grey
50 g colour no 01, light pink
+ some black and off white for eyes, mouth and ivory

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 3 mm - or size needed to get 24 dc = 10 cm in width.
ACCESSORIES: Some cotton wool for filling.

LARGE:
Measurements: approx. 10 cm high x 18 cm long
Materials:
DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
50 g colour no 57, light light pink
50 g colour no 06, shocking pink
+ some black and white for eyes, mouth and ivory

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 17 dc = 10 cm in width.
ACCESSORIES: Some cotton wool for filling.
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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
FILLING TIP:
Gradually fill some cotton wool in the animal when working.

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

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

EAR:
Make 2 ears in grey and 2 ears in light pink on hook size 4 mm as follows:
ROW 1: Work 7 ch, turn and work 1 tr in 3rd ch from hook, 1 tr in each of the next 4 ch = 5 tr and 3 ch.
ROW 2: Work 3 ch, 1 tr in first tr, 2 tr in next tr, 1 tr in next tr, 2 tr in next tr, 1 tr in last tr = 7 tr and 3 ch.
ROW 3: Work 3 ch, 1 tr in first tr, 2 tr in next tr, 1 tr in each of the next 3 tr, 2 tr in next tr, 1 tr in last tr = 9 tr and 3 ch.
ROW 4: Work 3 ch, 1 tr in first tr, work 2 tr tog – see DECREASE TIP, 1 tr in each of the next 3 tr, work 2 tr tog, 1 tr in last tr = 7 tr and 3 ch.
ROW 5: Work 3 ch, 1 tr in first tr, work 2 tr tog, 1 tr in next tr, work 2 tr tog, 1 tr in last tr = 5 tr and 3 ch.
ROUND 6: Work dc around the entire ear, do not turn piece. Beg with 1 ch and 2 dc in outermost tr from previous row, * 1 dc between next row, 2 dc in outermost tr or 3 ch from next row *, repeat from *-* 3 more times, 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 4 tr, 1 ch, 2 dc in outermost tr from next row, repeat from *-* 4 times, 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 4 tr and finish with 1 sl st in first ch from beg of round.
Place the ears towards each other with grey on top and pink under. Work them tog with grey as follows: 1 sl st in every dc 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:
Work 4 ch with grey and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: 6 dc in ch-ring.
ROUND 2: 2 dc in every dc = 12 dc.
ROUND 3-7: 1 dc in every dc. Fasten off.
Work a total of 4 legs like this. Fill some cotton wool in them and sew them to the underside of body.

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

IVORY:
Work 4 ch with off white, turn and work 1 sl st in 2nd ch from hook, then 1 dc 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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LARGE ELEPHANT:
Work as small elephant, but on hook size 4 mm with Paris. Replace medium grey with light light pink and replace light pink with shocking pink.

Maj-Lis Jonsson 08.07.2018 - 12:36:

Hej. Jag har testat att göra elefanten Horton, men använt ett annat garn, vilket gick bra, då jag är van virkare. Vad jag inte kan förstå är: Varför måste en virka öronen dubbla? Helt onödigt enligt min mening. tycker oxå att det var en underlig beskrivning ibland & det gjorde att min lilla elefant blev lite sned, men charmig ändå. Barnbarnet blir nog nöjd.

Sandy 23.09.2016 - 20:30:

Hello. I am working on Horton the elephant and 2 spots are confusing to me: row 20 stating 'work back and forth in 'one' for head". Also, row 26 stating "work in the round again". I've looked at the picture of the finished product and but still can't understand going from 3 to 26 stitches without a messed up elephant. Do you by any chance have a video of the row 20 thru 26 process? Thank you for your time and assistance! Sandy

DROPS Design 26.09.2016 kl. 10:08:

Dear Sandy, at the end of round 20, do not join with a sl st but turn and work next row from WS (= work now back and forth until you have worked row 25). On round 26 crochet 1 sc in each of the sts on previous row and crochet 1 sc in each of beg/end of previous rows = 26 sc, and finish with 1 sl st in 1st st at beg of round, continue now in the round again. Happy crocheting!

Kirsten Reichel 26.02.2016 - 17:22:

Ich kann das Teil fotografieren und zusenden, bitte um Adresse wohin.

DROPS Design 29.02.2016 kl. 15:43:

Liebe Kirsten, bitte wenden Sie sich an den DROPS Laden, in dem Sie das Material gekauft haben, dort hilft man Ihnen gerne mit zusätzlichen Erklärungen weiter.

Kirsten Reichel 26.02.2016 - 16:46:

Danke für die Antwort. Habe nach Anleitung Körper, Kopf und Rüssel angefangen und am Ende der Beschreibung Kopf und Rüssel fertiggestellt. Das waren die Reihen 1-41. Nun fehlt mir die Anleitung für den Körperteil (das ist der linke Teil der Elefantenabbildung an dem die Füße angenäht werden. Diese finde ich aber nicht. Was soll ich machen? MfG Kirsten

Kirsten Reichel 25.02.2016 - 18:28:

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, ich habe bereits Kopf, Ohren und Beine fertiggestellt, nun vermisse ich bei der Anleitung leider die Beschreibung für den Körper. Können Sie mir irgendwie weiterhelfen??? Ich wäre Ihnen sehr dankbar und verbleibe mit freundlichen Grüßen Kirsten Reichel

DROPS Design 26.02.2016 kl. 16:00:

Hallo Frau Reichel, die Anleitung beginnt mit der Beschreibung des Körpers.

Anna Van Der Meulen 24.01.2015 - 13:20:

Bij het benodigde materiaal staat alleen naald 3 mm terwijl er in de omschrijving bij het maken van de oren staat dat er een naald nodig is van 4mm. Het zou fijn zijn als deze naald ook bij de benodigde materialen komt te staan.

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