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Toy Elephant

from Claire Fairall Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Toy Elephant
Toy Elephant
Toy Elephant
Toy Elephant
Toy Elephant
Toy Elephant

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • k-knit p-purl inc- increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and then back of the same stitch k2tog- knit the next 2 stitches together st st -k 1 row, p 1 row. Makes 2 rows

Pattern Description:

A friendly little cuddly Elephant for you knit.
This cute Elephant has moving jointed limbs and cute button eyes it is so quick to knit using large size needles and pure wool, then magically changed into thick soft felt by a ride in your washing machine!

This original Elephant design is easily knitted in pure, hand wash wool and then transformed by a 40 degree wash machine into soft strong felt.

Elephants legs are jointed so it can sit, stand or cuddle and its traditional button eyes twinkle above its trunk.

My clear and detailed pattern and 6 pages of fully illustrated instructions guide you step by step, through knitting, sewing up, felting, and assembling your Elephant.
I guide you every step of the way so you can easily create your own felted toy.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Felted size approx 30cm /12" tall


  • Knitting needles 8mm (UK 0 /US 11) Yardage 150gm / 3x 50g balls of Grundl Uni or Color Filzwolle

You Will Also Need:

  • 100g toy stuffing 4x 20mm buttons 2 x 17mm buttons Embroidery thread

Suggested yarn:

150 meters of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Grundl Filtzwolle