Crochet Elephant Patterns: Fun, Creative, and Adorable!

I remember being 8 or 9 years old when my baby brother became obsessed with the song “I want a hippopotamus for Christmas”, screaming it all day long. Being the caring older sibling that I am, I naturally set out to make all his dreams come true and decided to crochet him a hippopotamus.

However, finding a crochet hippopotamus pattern prior to internet days wasn’t exactly a feasible feat for a youngster, so I instead settled on the next best thing that I could find – an elephant stuffy.

Suffice it to say, my brother adored me for a full 5 seconds after opening his gift before promptly forgetting about it upon opening the next gift from our parents.

Thankfully, finding animal stuffies you can crochet yourself is much easier in today’s crafting world, and although finding a hippo pattern might still take some searching, elephant stuffies are still in abundance. And, oh, how many cute elephant stuffies there are today!

We’ve gathered up some of our favorite elephant stuffy crochet patterns, along with some other fun elephant-themed items you can crochet yourself!

Crochet Patterns for Elephant Amigurumi & Stuffies

Whether you are new to crochet or an advanced hooker, making stuffed animals and Amigurumi can be both challenging and fun.  You often will learn something new, while also getting experience making something uniquely yours.  

Elephant stuffies allow for so much creativity and personalized expression while also being adorable however the finished product looks!  Here are our top ten favorite elephant crochet patterns ranging from easy beginners to more intermediate and having both free and paid patterns available. 

Elephant Themed Crochet Projects

Of course, elephants can be used for so much more than just stuffies.  Elephants make for beautiful designs and can be included for decorative or functional purposes.  Here's a roundup of some of our favorite elephant themed crochet projects! 

Hannah Ege

A life long crocheter and knitter, Hannah is a creative person who enjoys designing their own patterns while having deep appreciation and love for timeless designs. Hannah's first official job was in a yarn store as a teenager and even now they regularly knit and crochet for friends and commissioned pieces. When not busy with fiber, Hannah enjoys all things coffee, reading, hiking and spending time with their kid.

2 thoughts on “Crochet Elephant Patterns: Fun, Creative, and Adorable!”

  1. Thanks for including my elephants in the round up, and thank you for doing the round up! You have included so many wonderful elephant patterns I hadn’t found on my own. I adore elephants, and as soon as I get done with my state fair project, I am going to have to get back to that 101 elephant project.

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