Crochet Elephant Patterns: Fun, Creative, and Adorable!
by Hannah Ege
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.
For those looking for something a bit more unique and challanging, try this gorgeous African Flower themed elephant. Making individual hexagons, you can create an elephant that is bright and colorful and unique to you!
Although not quite a stuffy, we couldn't help but include this stunning elephant head you can create as a piece of art for your home. It is so beautiful and decorative while also showing off your fantastic crochet skills!
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!
For the child or adult who is always misplacing their eyeglasses, check out this adorable elephant glasses holder. Perfect decoration for in their room while also being so useful for keeping track of eyewear.
As if the elephants for baby theme couldn't get cuter, you can now make this adorable infant hat that comes with trunk, ears and all! Perfect for infant photos and keeping your little ones head cozy and warm.