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Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern – Free

Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern

Created by ©Beejui Creations 2020

Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern – Omg look at these little cuties! These have been so popular, I’ve made loads of them for my family and friends.


This Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern was designed by me because I love elephants, tell me who doesn’t?!

Handmade Crochet Elephant Grey and Pink
Pink Elephant

For your Handmade Crochet Elephant you will need:

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Stitches / Abbreviations: (US Crochet Terms)

  • MR – Magic Ring
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • INC – Increase
  • DEC – Decrease
  • BLO – Back Loop Only
  • SS – Slip Stitch
  • St/Sts – Stitch / Stitches

Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern

Head – Grey (Main Body Colour)

  • Make a magic ring (MR), 6sc into MR (6sts) – do not join to first stitch, carry on working in the round
  • Inc in each st x 6 (12sts)
  • 1sc, inc x 6 (18sts)
  • 2sc, inc x 6 (24sts)
  • 3sc, inc x 6 (30sts)
  • 4sc, inc x 6 (36sts)
  • 5sc, inc x 6 (42sts)
  • 6sc, inc x 6 (48sts)
  • 7sc, inc x 6 (54sts) (stop inc)
  • 54sc x 9 rows 
  • 7sc, dec x 6 (48sts) (start dec)
  • 6sc, dec x 6 (42sts)
  • 5sc, dec x 6 (36sts)
  • 4sc, dec x 6 (30sts)
  • 3sc, dec x 6 (24sts)
  • SS, Fasten off (leaving a long piece of yarn for sewing to body) and stuff with soft toy filling
Handmade Crochet Elephant - Yellow
Yellow Elephant

Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern

Body – Grey, Main Body Colour 

  • Make a magic ring (MR), 6sc into MR (6sts) – do not join to first stitch, carry on working in the round
  • Inc in each st x 6 (12sts)
  • 1sc, inc x 6 (18sts)
  • 2sc, inc x 6 (24sts)
  • 3sc, inc x 6 (30sts)
  • 4sc, inc x 6 (36sts)
  • 5sc, inc x 6 (42sts)
  • 6sc, inc x 6 (48sts)
  • 7sc, inc x 6 (54sts) (stop inc)
  • 54sc x 5 rows
  • 7sc, dec x 6 (48sts)
  • 48sc x 5 rows
  • 6sc, dec x 6 (42sts) 
  • 42sc x 5 rows
  • 5sc, dec x 6 (36sts) 
  • 36sc x 2 rows
  • 4sc, dec x 6 (30sts) 
  • 30sc x 2 rows
  • 3sc, dec x 6 (24sts) 
  • 24sc x 3 rows
  • SS, Fasten off (leaving a long piece of yarn for sewing to head)
  • Stuff with soft toy filling and sew to head

Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern

Trunk – Grey, Main Body Colour

  • Make a magic ring (MR), 6SC into MR (6sts) do not join to first stitch, carry on working in the round
  • Inc x 6 (12sts)
  • 1sc in each st BLO (12sts)
  • 1sc in each st x 5 rows (12sts)
  • 6ss, 6sc x 3 rows (12sts)
  • 1sc in each st x 5 rows (12sts)
  • 2sc, inc x 4 (16sts)
  • 3sc, inc x 4 (20sts) 
  • SS, Fasten off (leaving a long piece of yarn for sewing together) and stuff the trunk lightly with soft toy filling then sew to the head) 
Handmade Crochet Elephant - Blue
Blue Elephant

Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern

Inner Ears x 2 – Contrasting Colour

  • Make a magic ring (MR), 6sc into MR (6sts) do not join to first stitch, carry on working in the round
  • Inc in each st x 6 (12sts)
  • 1sc, inc x 6 (18sts)
  • 2sc, inc x 6 (24sts)
  • 3sc, inc x 6 (30sts)
  • 4sc, inc x 6 (36sts)
  • 5sc, inc x 6 (42sts)
  • 6sc, inc x 6 (48sts)
  • 7sc, inc x 6 (54sts)
  • SS, Fasten off (leaving a piece of yarn for sewing)

Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern

Outer Ears x 2 – Main Body Colour

  • Make a magic ring (MR), 6sc into MR (6sts) do not join to first stitch, carry on working in the round
  • Inc in each st x 6 (12sts)
  • 1sc, inc x 6 (18sts)
  • 2sc, inc x 6 (24sts)
  • 3sc, inc x 6 (30sts)
  • 4sc, inc x 6 (36sts)
  • 5sc, inc x 6 (42sts)
  • 6sc, inc x 6 (48sts)
  • 7sc, inc x 6 (54sts)
  • Attach contrasting colour ear piece (wrong sides facing together)
  • 1sc in each stitch, through both outer and inner ear pieces (60sts)
  • SS, Fasten off (leaving a piece of yarn for sewing) – Sew each ear to side of elephants head

Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern

Legs x 4 – Contrasting colour

  • Make a magic ring (MR), 6sc into MR (6sts) do not join to first stitch, carry on working in the round
  • Inc in each st x 6 (12sts)
  • 1sc, inc x 6 (18sts)
  • 2sc, inc x 6 (24sts)
  • 3sc, inc x 6 (30sts)
  • 30sc in BLO (30sts)
  • 30sc x 2 rows – Change colour to main body colour at the end of this row
  • 3sc, dec x 6 (24sts)
  • 1sc in each st x 24sts for 6 rows
  • Dec 1, 1sc in each st (23sts)
  • Continue decreasing 1 stitch in each row until you have 18sts
  • 1sc in each st (18sts)
  • Fasten off (leaving a long piece of yarn for sewing together) and stuff each leg lightly with soft toy filling then sew to the body) and sew to sides of elephants body

Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern

Tail – Main Body Colour

  • Ch 6, SC into 2nd CH from hook and SC into each st to end, CH1, turn
  • 1sc in each st to end, CH1 – repeat for 5 rows
  • Fold tail in half & SS x 5sts (joining both pieces together) 
  • Fasten off (leave long threads for sewing onto body) 
  • Change colour to contrasting colour and SS to end of tail (opposite end to threads)
  • *Ch 10, SS back into starting SS, then SS into next stitch* repeat *-* 5 times
  • Fasten off (leaving a long piece of yarn for sewing together) and sew to elephants body

Make sure you are happy that all pieces are securely attached and sew eyes in white & black yarn onto the elephant’s face.  

Add ribbon to neck if required.

Other Colour Elephants

Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern
Cream with Pink Ribbon
Handmade Crochet Elephant Pattern
Cream with Blue Ribbon

I hope you have enjoyed making your very own Elephant Plushie.  If you need any further guidance please contact me at Beejui Creations 

Notice: The pattern and images on this page are for personal use only. Do not copy, sell, translate or distribute these images or pattern in any way. Please feel free to share this blog post and give credit to Beejui Creations as the designer, if sharing your completed project anywhere.  Thank you! 

© Beejui Creations 2020

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