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Precious Pachyderm

from Sheila Zachariae
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Precious Pachyderm
Precious Pachyderm
Precious Pachyderm
Precious Pachyderm
Precious Pachyderm
Precious Pachyderm

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Any adventurous beginner or better knitter will be able to easily follow this pattern! No circular needles needed as it is knit flat and seamed up later.

Pattern Description:

This precious pachyderm is soft, squishy and sweet! Any child would love him or her! The big floppy ears and foot pads are so special with the cotton fabric!

For baby or toddler in the bed, crib, stroller, car or just for play!

Great one of a kind shower gift, birthday present or for any special child in your life!

Great way to practice your mattress stitch! To make it more newbie friendly, I adjusted my original knitting in the round pattern, to knitted flat!

Feel free to sell your finished Pachy!

When completed, it measures 15" from tip of tail to trunk and 10" from top of back to bottom of feet!

This stuffed elephant is soft, squishy, sweet and looking for a child to love! The big floppy ears and foot pads will be so special with the addition of your fabric choice!

If you are a crocheter as well, and have my Crocheted Reversible Baby Blanket Pattern knit up this Precious Pachyderm to coordinate!

Coordinate it with a blanket and make it truly one of a kind!

For baby or toddler in the bed, crib, stroller, car or just for play!

Great one of a kind shower gift, birthday present or for any special child in your life!

Any worsted weight (4) acrylic yarn will work for easy care and washing! Holding up to lots of hugs and kisses!

Make him or her as firm or squishy as you like!

I would suggest washing just like any stuffed toy...in a pillowcase, tumble dry.

If you would like to try your hand at knitting cables and are new to them, my Classic Cabled Cowl Tutorial is for you! You can visit my workshop right here on Craftsy! Just click on the "Workshops" button at the top of the page for all the info!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 15" from tip of tail to trunk x 10" from top of back to bottom of feet

Materials:

  • US size 7 knitting needles straight or circular. You will be working back and forth as on straight needles
  • 1 skein worsted weight yarn medium weight (4) picture is Red Heart (364 yards) Buff
  • Tapestry needle
  • Fiberfil
  • fabric scraps of your choice
  • 1/4 yard or less Interfacing (optional) I urge you to purchase it and follow the directions for it as it really makes the fabric look great and easy to hand sew as it gives the fabric a little stiffness
  • sewing needle and thread or embroidery floss to match fabric or yarn
  • 2 US size 7 double pointed needles for the I-cord tail
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I was taught to knit by my mother in my teens in the '70's and I quickly went from that to cross stitch and then needlepoint.

Life goes on to a full time job, marriage, a child and then in ...

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