Sunday, May 11, 2014

Little Bigfoot Elephant Video and Pattern

crochet elephant with trunk up

Little Bigfoot Elephant is the newest member of the "revised" Little Bigfoot Gang! Oh how happy I am with this one. I'm loving all of them but this one makes me smile the most. The new Little bigfoots are between 8 and 9 inches tall. That's using Red heart Comfort (or super saver) yarn and a 4.5mm hook. The last series
I designed in 2012 were between 5 and 6 inches tall.

Written patterns and video tutorials now available in this new 2014 series:


Copyright 2014 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved

Read me  ~>  Work in continuous rounds, do not join. I used Red Heart Super Saver and also Red Heart Comfort yarn with a 4.50 mm hook. If you crochet more on the loose side then use a smaller hook so you don't get gaps and stuffing showing through the stitches.
Read me ~> How to read the rows: Each row has a sequence as given below. Example: 1sc then 2sc in next st means repeat that sequence 1sc then 2sc in next st followed by 1sc then 2sc in next st over and over to the end of that particular row. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.
Read me ~>  It's a good idea to add in a marker at the end of row 2 and move that marker at the end of every row. I just use a short length of yarn and pull it through the last stitch I put in at the end of every row.

Supplies:
any color of Red Heart Super Saver or Red Heart Comfort 100% acrylic yarn
4.5mm hook *use a smaller hook if you  see gaps in your stitches
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
sharp end needle if adding French Knot eyes
scissors

100% polyester stuffing
felt, paint, buttons, or yarn for eyes (7.5mm are in one of the elephants pictured)
felt for tongue

fabric fusion (fabric glue) for gluing on the felt 

 
This pattern uses the following stitches:

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
BLO = back loops only
sl st = slip stitch
2tog = crochet 2 stitches together
f/o = finish off



Click here for Full Video Tutorial ~ Video was filmed in the following order:
  • Introduction ~ Includes supply list
  • How to make the head and body ~ includes when and how to stuff
  • How to make the arms, legs and tail (in that order ~ starts at 32:47)
  • How to make the ears
  • How to make the trunk 
  • How to make the mouth
How to sew it all together in the following order: (starts at 1:02)
    1. arms, legs then add in toes
    2. sew on tail
    3. trunk and mouth 
    4. ears
    5. tutorial for different eyes


      Starting at the top of the head working down to bottom of body:

      1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
      2) 2sc in each (12)
      3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
      4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
      5) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (28)
      6) 1sc in next 6st then 2sc in next st (32)
      7-10) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
      11) 2sc in next 5st, 1sc in next 5st, 2sc in next 5st, 1sc in the next 17st (42)
      12) 1sc in next 10st, 2tog, 1sc, 2tog, 1sc in next 27st (40)
      13) 1sc in each st
      14) 1sc in next 23st (1sc in next 2st then 2tog, repeat x 4 then 1sc in last st) (36)
      15) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (30)
      16) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
      17) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
      18) 1sc then 2tog (12) * stuff head, shape as you stuff. See video (time at 21:38) for tips on stuffing
      19) 1sc in each st
      20) 2sc in each (24)
      21-23) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
      24) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
      25-27) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
      28) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
      29) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
      30) 1sc then 2tog (12) * stuff body firmly and shape as you stuff
      31) 1sc then 2tog (8) stuff more if needed
      32) 2tog twice and f/o. Weave yarn tail in and out the remaining stitching and pull tight to close the gap. Knot off and hide yarn tail in body

      Trunk:
      1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
      2) 1sc then 2sc in next st (9)
      3) 1sc in the BLO
      4-7) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
      8) 2tog then 1sc in next 7st (8)
      9) 1sc in each st
      10) 2tog then 1sc in next 6st (7)
      11) 1sc in each st
      12) 2tog then 1sc in next 5st (6)
      13-17) 1sc in each st for 5 rows
      sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Fold a pipe cleaner in half and make a loop at the one end. Push the loop through the open end of the trunk all the way to the other end. Pull up and cut off the excess so that the pipe cleaner is 2 rows shorter than the trunk then push it back into the trunk. Use the yarn tail to sew the edge  between row 15 and 16 closed so seal the pipe cleaner inside the trunk. Bring the yarn tail through the inside of the trunk then out the back, knot off on the edge where you worked in the BLO.



      Mouth:
      1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6) *begin with a long starting yarn tail that you can sew into the head
      2) ch 1 and turn, starting with the 2nd st from the hook, 1sc then 2sc in next st (9)
      f/o leaving a long tail for sewing



      Ears:
      1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
      2) 2sc in each (12) *work starting yarn tail into the 2nd row
      3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
      4) 1hdc in next 2st then 2hdc in next st (24)
      5) 1hdc in next 3st then 2hdc in next st (30)
      6) ch2 then 1sc in next st, repeat around until you have 7st left to the marker.
      f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Fold the last 7st of  row 6  in half, right sides together and whip stitch the 2 edges together.


      Arms:
      1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
      2) 2sc in each (12)
      3-4) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
      5) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (9)
      6) 2tog then 1sc in next 7st (8)
      7-12) 1sc in each st for 6 rows
      sl st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Lightly stuff hand, do not stuff arm.

      Legs:
      1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
      2) 2sc in each (12)
      3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
      4-6) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
      7) (2tog then 1sc in next st, repeat 4 times) 1sc in next 6st (14)
      8) (2tog then 1sc in next st, repeat 3 times) 1sc in next 5st (11)
      9) 2tog then 1sc in next 9st (10)
      10-14) 1sc in each st for 5 rows
      sl st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff and shape foot and stuff leg
      *For the toes, read assembly section below

      Tail:
      ch 7 *start with a long starting tail that you can sew into the body
      f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Loop the yarn tail around your finger then weave the other end of the yarn tail in and out along the chain to the slip knot you started off with then back up the chain and loop around your finger again. Repeat 2 more times. You should have 3 loops at one end of the chain when you are done. Cut the loops and run the yarn needle through each yarn strand to fray them.

      Assembly:
      If you assemble the doll in the order I give you then you will not have to worry so much about centering the different parts as much.

      1) Sew the arms on directly under the head

      2) sew on the legs. How you sew the legs on is up to you. I wanted this elephant to be in a standing position so I sewed them on in a way the doll stands up. Turn the doll upside down and pin the legs in place then whip stitch the top edge of the legs to the body. View the video on how to do this. (Time noted in the video order list above the pattern)
      3) add in toes. Wrap yarn around the front of the foot in 3 different sections. 
      4) sew on tail
      5) sew on the ears. The part that you whip stitched together sits on the 8th and 9th row.  Pin them in place before sewing them in helps. But again, view the video for tips on sewing this part.
      6) sew on trunk just above the 11th row. Then mouth get sewn right under the trunk. Glue in felt for the tongue

      7)
      Add in the eyes about the 9th row with about 6 stitches between them




      And there you have it.. your own Little Bigfoot Elephant :)
      I hope you enjoyed the pattern and please post pictures on my Facebook page, Amigurumi Freely



      Come back soon!

        Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help keep the patterns free. If you do give a donation, please accept this note as my sincere thanks and know that you have helped a great deal.
      Many Blessings to you!



      Copyright Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go All rights reserved 

      You may sell finished products. Do not reprint this pattern on any site, magazine or book. If you'd like to share this pattern please provide a link back to it.  


      90 comments:

      1. Thank you, thank you a million times for sharing the patterns for these adorable creatures. Since my shoulder operation, with my arm in a rigid sling for 3 weeks, I've been dreaming of which craft items I'll tackle first when my arm is "set free". Well, the Little Bigfoot family have just shot to the top of my list! Lots of love

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        1. Thank you so much for the lovely comments

          Sorry to hear you're in a sling! I wish you a speedy recovery so you can crochet and of course all the other things I'm sure you'd like to do but crochet is always the first in the list, right, lol <3

          Have a wonderful day :)

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        2. I am making this with rubber bands hope it comes out great I already made one of your bears with bands this is easy to follow thank you!

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      2. Hi Sharon!

        It's very cute.
        thanks

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        1. thanks so much and you're welcome :)

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      3. Thank you Sharon for these super cute elephants, my favorite animals to do :)

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        1. aww, you're welcome! So glad you like them :))

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      4. Thank you so much! Now I finally know what elephant I will be using to make my dad's white elephant that he has requested for this years white elephant gift exchange!!! Can't wait to get started (just have to finish 2 late May deadline projects first)

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      5. Thank you! I also take the other creatures. They are so cute!
        Thea

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      6. thank you so so much for all yours amazing patterns!! and thanx too for the "print "friendly" just great

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      7. They´re sooo cute!!! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern. Es muy hermoso, lo amo!!!!! <3

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      8. What a fabulous blog you have! I appreciate so very much all the time you've put into your posts. The instructions and photos seem clear and easy... This will be my FIRST amigurumi, so thank you again for the detailed instructions. I can't wait to get started!!!

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      9. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern

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      10. Hi Sharon, This is my first amigurumi ever. I love all your patterns and appreciate all the hard work you put into them. Especially that you share your work (very detailed) with all of us. Thank you so much. Hopefully, if my elephant is decent, I will send u a pic. Thanks again Sharon. Your new student, Amelia

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      11. Thank you for this cute elephant. I am new to crochet but found the pattern really easy to follow. Will definitely be trying the others as soon as I have brought my yarn.

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      12. thank you Sharon for this pattern,i started loving crochet since then and im love it more now because of your adorable creations.... more power to you .... <3

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      13. These little animals are adorable. I will be a great grandmother in February and I am starting to crochet all the animals. My first monkey had some mistakes, but I am hoping my little pig will be better. It seems to be going smoother. I really appreciate you sharing your patterns. It goes to show that you are not selfish.

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        1. thanks so much Judy!
          I'm so happy you are enjoying the patterns, that means a lot to me.

          Have fun and keep me posted along the way and feel free to post pictures on my facebook page if you ever want to :)

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      14. Hey Sharon,
        Im really kind of new to crocheting so this may be a dumb questions. If I wanted to increase the size of this animal other than just changing the size of the hook, is it possible to say double the stitches or do each step twice? My sister just had a baby and the room is decorated in elephants. I wanted to make this for her is a whole bunch of sizes. One may be 3 ft tall....Is that possible?
        Thanks

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      15. Thank you for this pattern. This is so cute and easy but I want to add tooth. Are you help me ?

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      16. Hi Sharon. I have just started crocheting an this lovely elephant is my first big project.by the end of row 15 im stuck with a stich or 2 left before the marker. I Have re done this pattern over an over and I'm not sure were im going wrong. Any tips would be great thank you

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        1. Hi there. Have you tried following the video? I go through every row in the video. Or if you tried that and you're still out by one stitch then don't worry too much, just crochet 2tog before you get to the marker and that will eliminate one st. Hope that helps

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      17. Hi Sharon. Thank you so much for providing the patterns. Now I am looking forward to weekend to get start on this.

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      18. I watched your video you are an awesome teacher, I learn so much from this video before I had a unpleasant time attaching parts together and my finished product was un tighty I am certain I will use your techniques often. Thank you thank you

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      19. Dear Sharon,

        Your dear and darling little animals make me oh, so happy!!!!
        Thank you for not only giving birth to them, but sharing how to make them!!
        May the joy they bring others be visited on you thousandfold!
        Elise

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      20. Dear Sharon,

        I have just started crocheting a few weeks ago and I watched dozens of Youtube movies... But your little Elephant is the first one that I trust myself to give it a try!
        I just love your movies, the way you explain, the comforting tone of your voice and the excellent image quality. And did I mention how totally sweet, adorable this little bigfoot family is?
        So thank you so very much for creating and for sharing :-)

        Mik

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      21. Hi Sharon, thank you for the inspiration! I just did a post on my blog featuring you, because your 'crochet along elephant' video taught me about 90% of what I know of amigurumi:). (Only a reference, one pic and a link, like you asked).

        Here's the link if you want to check that it's okay:
        http://www.recoverista.com/?p=695

        And thank you so much again for all the work and love you put into your (video) tutorials! Cheers, Rinske

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      22. bonjour,
        merci infiniment pour ce très beau partage. Mon petit-fils va être ravi de pouvoir disposer de tout un panel de petits animaux.
        très bonne journée, et bonne année 2015
        bisous de TROYES
        memerewindel@hotmail.fr

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      23. These little elephants look so alive - they look like they're playing with each other. Super job! I know just the little girl (or two or three) that will love this.

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      24. hi you have beautiful patterns and teach well thanks

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      25. hi sharon
        your videos are very good and well to follow. can you post a tea pot pattern,if not a video at least written pattern

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      26. thank you very much!

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      27. thank you for sharing these gorgeous patterns!
        Sincerely Nancy

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      28. Thank you for your wonderful free patterns

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      29. Merci pour ces merveilleux modèles d'animaux, mon petit-fils va être heureux. Thank you for your wonderfull free patterns.

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      30. Merci pour vos merveilleux modèles gratuits d'animaux!!!

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      31. Hi Sharon, I love your patterns but how do you do them so neatly? I did the elephant and it looks all messed up. I can't seem to sew it on properly and now he looks like he's had a stroke. Also, my stitches are way too tight but when I use a bigger hook they have holes. I'm from Germany and our yarn sizes are different. I worked with yarn for a 4-5 needle but used a size 3 needle to not have any holes. Does it work better with thicker yarn? Also, when I sew the arms and legs on, it messes up the stuffing (it gets all lumpy)
        All the very best, Katy

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        1. Hi Katy,

          I use a worsted weight yarn, view this Yarn Weight Chart and with that I use different crochet hook sizes from a 3mm to a 5.5mm hook, please view this Hook Conversion Chart
          I believe what is causing the mess with your sewing is the stuffing you are using. I use 100% polyester stuffing that is made for toys and pillows. It's very soft and springy. When I bring my yarn needle through my amigurumi it glides through and doesn't pull any stuffing with it. I have in the past used a stuffing that was a bit course and it made my amigurumi lumpy when I sewed it together.
          I hope that has helped!

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        2. It does!!! I am sure this is the problem!!! Thank you so much!
          I've also used thicker yarn and a bigger needle now and it looks way better! Thanks a million! :-)
          PS: One more question, I saw little styrofoam balls in the shop the other day, could I use them as stuffing too?

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        3. Since they are hard you wouldn't be able to shape them but they would be ok if they stuffed one part completely, like a foot and they took up all the space inside the yarn.

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        4. Thank you so much and I really LOVE your page, I'm on it all the time now and you already helped me to make two little twins in Scotland very happy x

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      32. Son preciosos.
        Muchas gracias por las explicaciones.
        Un abrazo
        Maite

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      33. Do you have a pdf file for this pattern?

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        1. look for the green print friendly button at the bottom of the pattern. Click that and you have the option to print or save as a pdf

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      34. Hi Sharon!! I made a spanish translation of this pattern, you can see it here http://losenredosdelyanne.blogspot.com.es/2015/04/patron-amigurumi-elefante.html

        I hope that you enjoy it.

        Hugs, LYA

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      35. Hi Sharon!

        First, I want to tell you how much I appreciate your site and your patterns. your creationa are fantastic, the patterns are easy to read and I've loved making the dress me bunnies, both boy and girl, and am excited to start the little bigfoot elephant as a gift. I was wondering, is there a way that I could alter either this pattern or the overall pattern from the dress me bunny to make them compatible? I want to make an elephant with lederhosen for my german grandfater, and thought that these patterns might be able to work together, but I thought I'd ask your thoughts before I put hook to yarn.
        Thank you so much for your time, and for all the patterns you've made available, you're creative talent has been inspiring me to try different projects and take on bigger crochet challenges<33
        Julia

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      36. ((Jeez I feel dumb, I thought my first comment didn't send so I wrote another and then saw they need to be approved before they appear, sorry for the spam and also this spam I didn't realize it and thought my internet ate the message. Sorry sorry sorry! -Julia))

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        1. no worries Julia, you're not spamming :)

          The bunny I made with Red Heart Comfort yarn is about 15 inches tall and the LBF elephant is a lot smaller but if you made the elephant holding 2 strands of yarn together it should be the right size to fit the clothing. Hope that helps :)

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        1. what was the name you used when sending the gift?

          gift giving isn't suppose to make one feel bad and it is never my intention to make another human feel bad..
          I always just assume people are grateful when they pass by here or my facebook/youtube or wherever they find the patterns so if I have appeared ungrateful to you, my apologies.

          I do have a thank you on the donation button itself. And also at the bottom of each post I express my gratitude. As a practice I don't send emails to paypal email addresses. I just have never done that unless someone gives their return email inside the paypal note.

          If you would kindly tell me your real name you used in the paypal I could return an email.


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      38. Hi!
        These are just sooo cute! I've just finished two bears (to my cousin and my little brother, and I know they are going to love it), and I saw these cuties.
        My little cousin Anna loooves elephants, she is going to be thrilled if I can make an yellow ellephant to give her. I'm buying yarn tomorrow and giving it a try!
        Thanks, thanks, thanks, Sharon!

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      39. Sharon, I just adore your little critters! They're so cute and the patterns are super easy to follow. I can't thank you enough for these amazing patterns. They are so much fun to make. My kids love them as well!

        -Cass

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      40. Thank you so much for sharing this you have helped me so much with your bigfoot projects they are really cool the keep occupied when im bored what you do is so cool im the only one in my family who does this and it makes me feel special when i complete one of your projects. you have really helped me in crocheting and what you do is so cool and i hope to be as good as you thanking you for sharing this with everyone
        P.S Im only 11 and you doing this inspires me to do more crocheting
        -Alissa

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        1. Hi Alissa!

          Thank you so much for taking the time to write, I really appreciate it. I'm so happy you are enjoying crochet and like my patterns, that means a whole lot to me!

          Keep up the great work, 11 yrs old, wow!!
          You are a smart girl and you will never be bored when you can make things with your own hands.
          I love to make things. The great thing about crochet is you can bring it anywhere, so if you're stuck in a car for a long time you can crochet! Or if you're waiting at an appointment you can crochet. I do it all the time and it makes the time go by much faster :)

          Happy crocheting!!
          Sharon Ojala

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      41. its me again sorry im sending this again because i dont know if you got the other three lol its not telling me if you did i just wanted you to know how thankful i am of your work ,lol

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      42. I fell in love with this little elephant. I will be making him in white, and making 'Steam Punk' clothing and accessories for him. 'Jules Verne' style. I will offer him as a prize in the unsolvedmysteries.com Coffee House contest in October or November...of course there will be a humorous backstory...I will credit you with the basic pattern. Thanks for sharing your awesome talent.

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      43. Oops! I just purchased a great big ball of Bernat Baby Sport.. I didn't realize it wasn't the right ply for the project. If you were using this particular yarn, what size crochet hook would you use? I know this will be a smaller elephant than anticipated, but that's okay.

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        1. any ply will work really but for the size of elephant I got then I put in the suggested yarn and hook size. I just googled Bernat Baby Sport and it calls for a size G/6 which is a 4mm. If you start to see gaps in your stitches just switch to a smaller hook. Have fun!

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        2. Thanks so much. I appreciate your reply and suggestions. HUGS

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      44. Thank you Sharon for your free patterns, I just love them, I have downloaded this one and also the Teddy Bear. I will be back.

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      45. Hi! First of all, thank you so much for your amazingly cute recipe!!

        Second, I have made the elephant and I'd like to make a bigger version, so I've decided to try on hooks size 10-12 mm. Can you recommend a type of yarn, specific search words or a website that helps finding big yarn? I have been googling without much luck, possibly because I am fairly new to the crocheting adventure. I live in Denmark and generally use webshops for my yarn purchase, but this time I am stuck as I normally find the yarn first and then choose the hook, so can you give some tips on going to opposite way? So far I've been reading all the little labels on amazon/ebay searches, but I am hoping there's a better way?

        Thank you so much!!
        Sarah

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        1. thank you for the kind words, I'm so glad you are enjoying the patterns.
          I show how to make amigurumi bigger right here and you will need a bigger hook for this method Easy Way To Enlarge Amigurumi also here is a handy chart. It gives yarn weight for both knitting needles and crochet hooks Standard Yarn Weight System

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      46. Dear Sharon,
        Thank you very much for this pattern you generously share with us. I am in the process of making this big foot family to donate for children who suffered from cancer in 1 hospital in Central Java, Indonesia (i participate in 1 charity event). So far, i have finish 1 dress up bunny, but i will make more and i have relax target date until January 2016.

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      47. Hello! These patterns are so cute, you are very talented! I was wondering if you could make a rhino sometime, they are my all time favorite animal and I can never find anything cute like this for them.

        Thank you again for the pattern!

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      48. Dear Sharon, I just want to say thank you so much for these darling patterns. I have 2 new little ones on my Christmas list this year and very little money. These let me give them something darling and filled with love.
        Melissa

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      49. I am making my way through your little big foots. Panda, monkey, giraffe and now elephant. I already made your dress up pig, bunny and art the moose. The turtle is next then the lion. I will be making every pattern you have ☺ thx so much. My niece is playing right now with her monkey. She is 6 mths old and so far loves her to pieces (well hopefully not to pieces).

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      50. I made the elephant and embroidered the eyes and mouth as it was a gift for a boy with an infant sister. Where can I post the photo? I love your work. It is so whimsical.
        Many blessings for 2016!
        Diane.

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        1. Thank you so much!
          you can post pictures right here on my facebook page Amigurumi Freely

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      51. Hi!! I just have a question, do u chain 2 and then put 6 sc in each hole to start off. Cause its not in the video how u started off. Im just learning to crochet other things. Ty ur stuff is so cute.

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        1. I use the magic ring but it's just personal preference. Many people like the chain 2 method so I just leave that up to the individual. Thanks for asking :)

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      52. LOVED this pattern I made grey one with blue accents for a friends baby!

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      53. How do I make the ears and tail

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        1. it's all in the written pattern plus in the video. You must be overlooking those somehow

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        2. So when I'm making the ears on step 6 do I chain 2 and complete the row I'm new to crochet

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        3. ch2 then 1sc in next st, repeat that, ch2 then 1sc in next st, repeat again and again until you have 7st left in the row.
          It's shown in the video if this doesn't make sense.

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      54. Thank you! Thank yiu! Thank you for the cutest Little Bigfoot Elephant pattern...and the others as well! Now my gift for the baby boy that's due n 6 weeks is complete...afghan, cap and Little Bigfoot Elephant.
        Being that it's for a newborn baby, I changed a few things to make it child friendly. #1 I eleminated the pipe cleaner completely. We can't have that sweet baby stratchjng his face, can we? #2 Instead of buttons or safety eyes, I embroidered them on with black thread. #3 Last, but not the least, I crocheted the red tongue rather than gluing a piece of red felt.

        I wish I could attach a picture, he's just so adorable!

        Thank you again!

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      55. Sharon ive tried making the body I can't do it please email me degrandedanielle@gmail.com

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        1. Hi Danielle, sorry you're having troubles. I do have a full video tutorial though so the only thing I can suggest to you is watch the video. I start from the very first row and will take you right to the end of the pattern. I show you how to stuff it and sew it together as well. The video link is near the top of this page just under the stitch abbreviation chart.

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      56. Not same pattern as picture showed how disappointing😕🐘

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        1. it is the same picture as the pattern and the video too. What do you mean?

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      57. Hello Sharon, I have made several of you amigurumi animals and everyone loves them, including myself. I am working your elephant right now and I have done the arm pattern 3 times and I keep coming up with 8 stitches in row 5, the written pattern says there should be 9 stitches. Is there a mistake or am I just missing something?

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      58. Sharon, I am so sorry! I just realized that I was missing a stitch in row 5 of the arm and once I put it in, it came to 9 stitches.

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        1. awesome! I'm glad it worked out for you :)

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      59. I have made this little elephant and it is exactly like the picture. Are you sure you followed the pattern exactly?

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        1. Shelia, sometimes they follow the wrong pattern altogether and then get upset. I have 2 different elephant patterns, the other one is quite smaller than this one. Hopefully she's figured out what the issue is. Thanks for trying to help :)

          Happy crocheting!

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      60. made one of these today. i even done it in a way so that my elephant is wearing a cute striped jumper! love the patterns. can't wait to make another of your wonderful creations.

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      61. Tasteful and wonderful. I've enjoyed it much. Thank you.

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      62. Great tutorial. Made two now thankyou. Wish I could post a pic

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      63. I just made an adorable elephant from watching your you tube video. What a fantastic job you have done. Easy to follow and I am excited to say it turned out so cute. I made this for a 1 year old's birthday. Cant wait for her to open her gift. I wish I could post a picture. Thank You So Much! I will be trying your other patterns and videos.

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