Jessikins Elephant

Another special request for an animal, this time it was for a tiny pink elephant!

I’m not too sure about the legs though. They may need to be a bit bigger.

But the bunch looks happy together.

Pattern below, if anyone wants it:

Body:
Cast on 6 on DPN’s
Knit 1 M1 til end of row
Knit row
Knit 1 M1 til end of row
Knit row
Knit 1 M1 til end of row
Knit rows (until body is as long as you want it)
Knit 4, K2G until end of row
Knit 3, K2G until end of row
Knit 2, K2G until end of row
Knit 1, K2G until end of row
K2G until end of row
Stuff the body
Take remaining thread and pull it through the stitches still on needles, tighten.

Head:
Cast on 6 on DPN’s
Knit 1, M1 until end of row
Knit row
Knit 1 M1 until end of row
Knit rows until your head is about the size you want it.
Knit 4, K2G until end of row
Knit 3, K2G until end of row
Knit 2, K2G until end of row
You should have about 6 stitches on your needles, knit those on DPN’s until your trunk is as long as you want it. Bind off.

Legs/Arms: (Make 4)
Cast on 6 on DPN’s
Knit in the round until they are the length you want them, then take yarn and pull it through remaining stitches.

Ears:
Cast on 13 stitches
knit 14 rows
k2g, knit until last 2 stitches, k2g
knit row
k2g, knit until last 2 stitches, k2g
(continue until you have 4 stitches on the needle, bind off)

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17 thoughts on “Jessikins Elephant

  1. Ah! It’s that blast knitting code!! I haven’t learned it yet. I do know what DPN’s are though. 🙂 Yet another cute animal. Good job.

  2. I did make up the pattern, all the elephant patterns were stupid that I could find 🙂

    Dana if you just type it into google it will tell you what all the short-term is. k2g is just knitting two stitches together, k1m1 is just knitting one and then making an extra stitch (and therefore doubling the amount of stitches on your needles) Also, if you didn’t want to deal with DPN’s you can always just make them on flat needles and sew up the back, but I HATE seaming, so I try to do everything on DPN’s. 🙂
    Ali

  3. Well, since you are taking requests…KayLynn loves monkeys…

    You are so talented. You make me wish I had the patients to sit down and learn.

  4. Cute. Definitely need to make bigger legs. I mean, the mouse has the same size legs.
    Dana! Kj got me the book for my birthday that explains every knitting stitch. WITH pictures!! You can barrow it if you want to read up on all the fancy wording in Knit language. I am so excited to get going on a project soon, as I didn’t have room for any of it to bring with me here. 😦

  5. I LOVE this little guy!! I have never used double point needles, but I may use them to try this! Can you tell me what sized needles you used for this??

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  7. Alissa, M stands for “MAKE”, so if the instructions say “M1” that means “Make One” stitch, so you are increasing! Hope that helps. There are lots of YouTube videos that are helpful if you are a visual learner (that’s the ONLY way I can learn!) so if you want to see someone “Make One” you can look up some videos and it can show you indetail!
    Good luck!!

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