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Ellie The Elephant Pillow
Lion Brand® Chenille
Pattern Number: L20009 Go beyond the square pillow with this sweet elephant. The cute design looks beautiful in our Chenille yarn. Gift it to any child in your life, or display it in your living room for a charming, whimsical look.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 10 x 13 in. (25.5 x 33 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

531-146 Chenille Yarn: Granite Shades of light gray
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 16.47

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
2 plastic safety eyes, 9 mm diameter Fiberfill stuffing
STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
1. Work tightly to ensure that stuffing will not show through the sts.
2. Head and trunk are worked in one piece.

First the Head is made, then the trunk is worked as at tube at the lower end of the Head.
3. Head/trunk, Ears and Legs are worked in continuous rnds.

Do not join.

St markers are placed to mark beg of rnds.

Move markers up as you complete each rnd.


INSTRUCTIONS



FRONT
Ch 29.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 28 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 2-20: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Note: In the next 7 rows, you will decrease one st at the beg and end of each row, to shape Elephant's back (top of pillow).
Rows 21-27: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog - 14 sts at the end of Row 27.
Fasten off.



BACK
Make same as Front.



HEAD
Ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around - 18 sts.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around - 24 sts.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts; rep from * around - 30 sts.
Rnds 6-11: Sc in each st around.
Following package directions, attach safety eyes between Rnds 9 and 10.
Rnd 12: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sts; rep from * around - 24 sts.
Rnd 13: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around - 18 sts.
Beg stuffing piece.
Continue to stuff as work progresses.
Rnd 14: *Sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around - 12 sts.



Trunk
Rnds 15-25: Sc in each st around.
Finish stuffing trunk.
Rnd 26: Sc2tog around - 6 sts remain.

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail.

Use yarn tail to sew end of trunk closed.

Bend tip of trunk slightly upwards, and use remaining yarn tail to sew in place.



EARS (make 2)
Ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in first ch.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 16 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around - 24 sts.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around - 32 sts.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts; rep from * around - 40 sts.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts; rep from * around - 48 sts.
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts; rep from * around - 56 sts.
Fasten off.



LEGS (make 4)
Ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.
Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 3-5: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off.



FINISHING
Assemble Body and add Tail
Hold Front and Back together with rows and sts matching.

Working through both thicknesses, join yarn with sc at back of piece (where tail should be), sc evenly around entire outside edge to join Front to Back, stuffing body as you go.

Join with slip st in first sc.

Do not fasten off.

Ch 8 for tail.

Fasten off.


Sew Head to body, flattening back of Head and edge of body as you sew to ensure that Head is firmly attached.

Fold Ears in half to form semi-circles and sew to Head.

Sew Legs to lower edge of body.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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