Pattern: ÉLÉPHANT CROCHET

Material:

4mm hook, padding, upholsterer needle without point, snap eyes, 4 carafe caps (optional) for flat leg shape, 2 large wooden buttons (optional) for saddle, 2 wooden buttons boys (optional) for bridle and whinny or canter sound box (optional).

Stamen:

A. 200 grams of White yarn. (head, body, legs and mane).

B. 100 grams of mahogany brown stamen (spots on the body, head, legs, ears and mane)

C. 50 grams of light brown stamen (hooves, frenulum, girth and saddle).

D. 50 grams of chocolate brown yarn (saddle)

Abbreviations:

SC: Half a point; insert the hook in the next point, make a loop and pull out one point (2 points in hook), make a loop and pass it through the two points on the hook.

HDC: Half high point; make a loop, insert the hook at the next point and pull out another loop (3 points on the hook) make another loop and pass it through the 3 points on the hook.

DC: High Point; make a loop, pass the hook through the stitch, make a loop pass the strand through the return point, make a loop and pass through two of the strands on the hook, make a loop and pass it through the remaining two strands in the hook.

İNC: Increase; do two SC at the same point.

DEC: Decrease; insert the hook through the front strand of the following two points, make a loop and pass it between these points, make a loop and pass it through the 2 points on the hook.

SL-ST: Dwarf or Slipped Point; insert the hook at the next point, make a loop and pull it out through the point on the hook.

CH: Chain.

PTOS: Points.

REAR LEGS: Make 2

Row 1: Make a 6SC ring with yarn C.

Row 2: 6İNC. 12 pts

Row 3: [1SC, 1İNC] 6 times. 18 pts

Row 4: [2SC, 1İNC] 6 times. 24 pts

Row 5: [3SC, 1İNC] 6 times. 30 pts

Row 6: 30SC on the back yarn.

Row 7:30 SC.

Row 8: [3SC, 1DEC] 6 times. 24 pts

Change to yarn A.

Row 9 at 15:24 SC.

From this round, stamens A and B begin to alternate to form spots. If you wish, you can omit the changes so that the legs are of a single color.

Row 16: B 3SC, A 20SC, B 1SC.

Row 17: B 5SC, A 17SC, B 2SC.

Row 18: B 6SC, A 16SC, B 2SC.

Row 19: B 5SC, A 19SC.

Row 20: B 4SC, A 6SC, B 4SC, A 10SC.

Row 21: A 1SC, B 2SC, A 7SC, B 5SC, A 9SC.

Row 22: A 10SC, B 6SC, A 8SC.

Row 23: A 11SC, B 6SC, A 7SC.

Row 24: A 12SC, B 5SC, A 7SC.

Row 25: A 13SC, B 3SC, A 8SC.

Row 26: At 24SC.

Fill, cast off with 1SL-ST leaving a long strand to join the body.

Note: You can place the carafe lids at the bottom of each leg before filling to give a flat effect to each leg, placing the sound box on one of the legs.

FRONT LEGS:

Make 2

Row 1: Make a 6SC ring with yarn C.

Row 2: 6İNC. 12 pts

Row 3: [1SC, 1İNC] 6 times. 18 pts

Row 4: [2SC, 1İNC] 6 times. 24 pts

Row 5: [3SC, 1İNC] 6 times. 30 pts

Row 6: 30SC on the back yarn.

Row 7:30 SC.

Row 8: [3SC, 1DEC] 6 times. 24 pts

Change to yarn A.

Row 9 at 13:24 SC.

From this round, stamens A and B begin to alternate to form spots. If you wish, you can omit the changes so that the legs are of a single color.

Row 14: B 2SC, A 22SC.

Row 15: B 4SC, A 20SC.

Row 16: B 4SC, A 20SC.

Row 17: A 2SC, B 2SC, A 20SC.

Row 18: A 3SC, B 1SC, A 20SC.

Row 19: At 24SC.

Row 20: A 4SC, B 3SC, A 17SC.

Row 21: A 4SC, B 3SC, A 17SC.

Row 22: A 3SC, B 6SC, A 15SC.

Row 23: A 3SC, B 9SC, A 12SC.

Row 24: A 3SC, B 10SC, A 11SC.

Row 25: A 2SC, B 12SC, A 10SC.

Row 26: A 2SC, B 12SC, A 10SC.

Fill, cast off with 1SL-ST leaving a long strand to join the body.

HEAD:

Row 1: Make a 6SC ring with yarn A.

Row 2: 6İNC. 12 pts

Row 3: [1SC, 1İNC] 6 times. 18 pts

Row 4: [2SC, 1İNC] 6 times. 24 pts

Row 5: [3SC, 1İNC] 6 times. 30 pts

From this round, stamens A and B begin to alternate to form spots. If you wish, you can omit the changes so that the head is of a single color.

Row 6: B 3SC, A 9SC, B 3SC, A 14SC, B 1SC.

Row 7: B 4SC, A 8SC, B 4SC, A 12SC, B 2SC.

Row 8: B 5SC, A 6SC, B 7SC, A 10SC, B 2SC.

Row 9: B 6SC, A 5SC, B 8SC, A 9SC, B 2SC.

Row 10: B 6SC, A 5SC, B 8SC, A 9SC, B 2SC.

Row 11: B 7SC, A 6SC, B 7SC, A 7SC, B 3SC.

Row 12: B 5SC, A 9SC, B 7SC, A 6SC, B 3SC.

Row 13: B 5SC, A 8SC, B 8SC, A 7SC, B 2SC.

Row 14: B 7SC, A 5SC, B 11SC, A 4SC, B 3SC.

Row 15: B 4SC, 1İNC, 2SC, A 2SC, 1İNC, 2SC, B 2SC, 1İNC, 4SC, 1İNC, 4SC, 1İNC, A 2SC, B 2SC, 1İNC. 36 pts

Row 16: B 5SC, 1İNC, 4SC, A 1SC, 1İNC, 1SC, B 4SC, 1İNC, [5SC, 1İNC] 3 times. 42 pts

Row 17: B 6SC, 1İNC, 6SC, A 1İNC, B [6SC, 1İNC] 4 times. 48 pts

Row 18: B 14SC, A 3SC, B 31SC.

Row 19: B 12SC, A 7SC, B 29SC.

Row 20: B 12SC, A 8SC, B 28SC.

Row 21: B 12SC, A 9SC, B 27SC. Row 22: B 12SC, A 9SC, B 27SC.

Row 23: B 13SC, A 9SC, B 26SC.

Row 24: B 16SC, A 4SC, B 28SC.

Row 25: B 17SC, A 2SC, B 29SC.

Continue with yarn B.

Row 26 at 28:48 SC.

Place pressure eyes on row 17 leaving 12 stitches between them and start filling as you knit.

Row 29: [6SC, 1DEC] 6 times. 42 pts

Row 30: 42SC.

Row 31: [5SC, 1DEC] 6 times. 36 pts

Row 32: [4SC, 1DEC] 6 times. 30 pts

Row 33: [3SC, 1DEC] 6 times. 24 pts

Row 34: [2SC, 1DEC] 6 times. 18 pts

Row 35: [1SC, 1DEC] 6 times. 12 pts

Finish filling.

Row 36: 6DEC. 6 pts

Bind off with 1SL-ST leaving a small strand to go through the remaining six stitches, pull to close, tie a knot and hide the strand.

BODY:

Row 1: With yarn B make 24CH, and 1SL-ST in the first chain to form a circle.

Row 2 and 3: 24SC.

Row 4: 1İNC, 23SC. 25Pts

Row 5: 25SC.

Row 6: 1İNC, 24SC. 26Pts

Row 7: 26SC.

Row 8: 1İNC, 25SC. 27Pts

From this round, stamens A and B begin to alternate to form spots. If you wish, you can omit the changes so that the body is of a single color.

Row 9: A 5SC, B3SC, A 5SC, B 2SC, A 3SC, B 4SC, A 1SC, B 2SC, 2SC. 27 pts

Row 10: A 1İNC, 2SC, B 3SC, A 6SC, B 4SC, A 3SC, B 2SC, A 6SC. 28Pts

Row 11: A 3SC, B 3SC, A 3SC, B 2SC, A 5SC, B 3SC, A 9SC. 28 pts

Row 12: A 1İNC, 4SC, B 1SC, A 3SC, B 1SC, A 4SC, B 3SC, A 11SC. 29 pts

Row 13: A 5SC, B 3SC, A 1SC, B 4SC, A 2SC, B 6SC, A 8SC. 29 pts

Row 14: A 1İNC, 3SC, B 5SC, A 1SC, B 4SC, A 1SC, B 9SC, A 5SC. 30Pts

Row 15: A 10SC, B 9SC, A 11SC. 30 pts

Row 16: A 21CH, 20SC starting from the second chain from the hook, around the points of round 15 10SC, B 10SC, A 10SC, 19SC on the other side of the chains, 1İNC. 71 pts

Row 17: A [7SC, 1İNC] 3 times, 4SC, B 3SC, 1İNC, 7SC, 1İNC, 1SC, A 6SC, 1İNC, [7SC, 1İNC] 2 times 6SC, 3SC together at the last stitch. 81 pts

Row 18: A [6SC, 1İNC] 4 times, B [6SC, 1İNC] 2 times, 4SC, A 2SC, 1İNC, [6SC, 1İNC] 3 times, 8SC, 3İNC. 94 pts.

Row 19: A [9SC, 1İNC] 3 times, 2SC, B 7SC, 1İNC, 9SC, 1İNC, 2SC, A 7SC, 1İNC, [9SC, 1İNC] 3 times, [1SC 1İNC] 2 times. 105 pts

Row 20: B 3SC, A 38SC, B 15SC, A 39SC [1İNC, 2SC] 3 times, B 1SC. 108 pts.

Row 21: B 1İNC, 3SC, A 6SC [1İNC, 9SC] 3 times, B 1İNC, 9SC, 1İNC, 5SC, A 4SC [1İNC, 9SC] 4 times, 1İNC, 5SC, B 2SC. 119 pts

Row 22: B 7SC, A 39SC, B 15SC, A 56SC, B 2SC. 119 pts

Row 23: B 8SC, A 39SC, B 14SC, A 56SC, B 2SC. 119 pts

Row 24: B 10SC, A 36SC, B 16SC, A 55SC, B 2SC. 119 pts

Row 25: B 10SC, A 36SC, B 16SC, A 56SC, B 1SC. 119 pts

Row 26: B 1DEC, 9SC, A [1DEC, 9SC] 3 times, 1DEC, 1SC, B, 8SC, 1DEC, 4SC, A 5SC, [1DEC, 9SC] 4 times, 1DEC, 6SC, B 1SC. 108 pts.

Row 27: B 10SC, A 33SC, B 11SC, A 54SC. 108 pts.

Row 28: B 13SC, A 27SC, B 19SC, A 49SC. 108 pts.

Row 29: B 13SC, A 27SC, B 19SC, A 49SC. 108 pts.

Row 30: B 13SC, A 27SC, B 19SC, A 49SC. 108 pts.

Row 31: B 13SC, A 27SC, B 19SC, A 49SC. 108 pts.

Row 32: B 13SC, A 27SC, B 19SC, A 49SC. 108 Pts.

Row 33: B 1DEC, 8SC, 1DEC, A 8SC, [1DEC, 8SC] 2 times, 1DEC, 1SC, B 7SC, 1DEC, 3SC, A 5SC, [1DEC, 8SC] 4 times, 1DEC, 6SC. 97 pts

Row 34: A 1DEC, 2SC, B 4SC, A 1SC, [1DEC, 7SC] 3 times, 1DEC, 3SC, B 4SC, 1DEC, A 7SC, [1DEC, 7SC] 4 times, 1DEC, 5SC. 86 pts.

Row 35: A [1DEC, 4SC] 14 times, 2SC. 72 pts

Row 36: At 24SC, [1DEC, 1SC] 5 times, 23SC, [1DEC, 1SC] 3 times, 1SC. 64 pts.

Row 37: A [1DEC, 1SC] 21 times, 1SC. 43 pts

Bind off leaving a long strand to sew lengthwise, fill and bind to the head.

EARS: Make 2

Row 1: With yarn B make 9CH, 4SC from the second point from the hook, 3HDC, 3HDC together on the last chain, 3HDC on the other side of the chains, 4SC, 1CH and turn.

Row 2: 5HDC, 3DC, 2DC together at the next stitch, 3DC, 5HDC.

Bind off with 1CH leaving a strand to join the head.

MOUNT:

Row 1: With yarn D make 9CH, 8SC from the second chain from the hook, 1CH and turn.

Row 2: 1İNC, 6SC, 1İNC, 1CH and flip. 10 pts

Row 3: 1İNC, 8SC, 1İNC, 1CH and flip. 12 pts

Row 4: 1İNC, 10SC, 1İNC, 1CH and flip. 14 pts

Row 5: 1İNC, 12SC, 1İNC, 1CH and flip. 16 pts

Row 6: 1İNC, 14SC, 1İNC, 1CH and flip. 18 pts

Row 7: 1İNC, 16SC, 1İNC, 1CH and flip. 20 pts

Row 8: 1İNC, 18SC, 1İNC, 1CH and flip. 22 pts

Row 9 at 11:22 SC, 1CH and flip.

Row 12: 22SC, 7CH.

Row 13: 28SC from the second chain from the hook, 7CH.

Row 14: 34SC starting from the second chain from the hook, 1CH and flip. 34 pts

Row 15 at 17:34 SC, 1CH and flip.

Row 18: 28SC, 1CH and flip (the remaining six stitches from this round will no longer be knitted). 28 pts

Row 19: 22SC, 1CH and flip (the remaining 6 stitches from this round will no longer knit). 22 pts

Row 20 and 21: 22SC, 1CH and flip.

Row 22: 1DEC, 18SC, 1DEC, 1CH and flip. 20 pts

Row 23: 1DEC, 16SC, 1DEC, 1CH and flip. 18 pts

Row 24: 1DEC, 14SC, 1DEC, 1CH and flip. 16 pts

Row 25: 1DEC, 12SC, 1DEC, 1CH and flip. 14 pts

Row 26: 1DEC, 10SC, 1DEC, 1CH and flip. 12 pts

Change to yarn C.

Row 27: Knit SC around the entire saddle by making increases in the corners to avoid gathering them.

Fill and top with 1SL-ST leaving a very long strand to attach to the body if you wish, you can place the large wooden buttons on both sides of the frame.

MOUNTING BELT:

Row 1: Make 15CH with yarn C, 14SC from the second chain from the hook, 10CH (for the first buttonhole through which the button of the mount will enter), 14SC on the other side of the first woven chains, 10CH ( for the second buttonhole) cast off with 1SL-ST and hide the strands.

Place the cinch on the lower part of the horse’s body.

FRENILLO: Make 2

Part 1: (Snout)

Row 1: With yarn C make approximately 30CH (increase or omit until you have enough to surround the horse’s snout) 1SL-ST in the first chain to form a circle,

Row 2: Knit from SC around all stitches (do not cast off).

Part 2: (Head)

Row 3: do approximately 45CH (enough to go from one side of the muzzle, go around the head and get to the other side of the muzzle), 1SL-ST on a stitch halfway through round 2, knit from SC over the chains, 1SL-ST at the next point where the chains were raised.

Part 3: (Reins)

Row 4: do approximately 90CH (enough to go from one side of the snout to the other leaving the necessary length to form the reins), knit from SC over all the chains, 1SL-ST at the next point where the chains were raised.

Cast off with 1CH and hide the strand.

NOTE: You can put wooden buttons on each end of the muzzle part to give it a better finish.

HORSEHAIR:

Pompadour: (make 2)

Cut 15 strands of yarn B approximately 15 centimeters long, tie in half and join to the horse’s forehead

Nape and neck: (make 5)

Cut 20 strands of yarn A and B approximately 30 centimeters long, tie in half and join to the horse’s forehead.

TAIL: (make 1)

Cut 30 strands of yarn A and B approximately 30 centimeters long, tie in half and join to the horse’s forehead.