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claudiarose on craftsy.com
Saugerties NY

I love to knit. And I love highlighting the whimsical characteristics of animals. I admit it. I also anthropomorphize a lot. And I like words with lots of syllables. But mainly I like to just start ...

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The Pocket Pachyderm

from 11 Clouds
(6) Name: 'Knitting : The Pocket Pachyderm
The Pocket Pachyderm Elephants love peanuts!
The Pocket Pachyderm I remember everything!
The Pocket Pachyderm Handful of Joy!
The Pocket Pachyderm Amarcord, Pentimento & Lucy Recuerdo
The Pocket Pachyderm You're Unforgettable!

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • in-the-round
  • icord
  • 3 needle join
  • increases & decreases

Pattern Description:

Things you can do with your Pocket Pachyderm:

Tie a string around it's trunk and stick it in your pocket to remind you to pick up the bread.
Knit a long trunk and tie it around a peanut. Elephants like peanuts.
Give one to someone special with a note that says "You are unforgettable!"
After a special time give one with a note that says "I'll always remember".
Knit one in brown mohair with long tusks for a Wooly Mammoth.
Send to a friend as a belated birthday treasure with a loose bit of string and a note that says "How could I forget?"
Knit a whole herd. Elephants are friendly and love each other.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • In DK this will create a 2 " elephant
  • A sock yarn Pachyderm will measure about an inch! Tiny!


  • 10 yards Main Color
  • 1 yard white yarn
  • pink crewel yarn (optional)
  • 2 - 4mm black glass beads
  • roving for stuffing
  • DPNs (5) - smaller than usual for your yarn choice
  • yarn and beading needles

Suggested yarn:

10 yards of DK weight