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Saturday, 7 July 2018
ADORABLE ELEPHANT GRANNY SQUARE - IN THE ROUND - 8
ELEPHANT GRANNY SQUARE
THE ROUND - 8
you have been following my blogs, you’ll know that we’re creating some really
cute 9” x 9” squares for toddler blankets for some lil ones who are battling
cancer.Do add your prayer before you
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Materials used : Today I’ve used a 4-ply acrylic baby
soft yarn with a 4 mm crochet hook.
It does not matter what yarn / hook you
use, to make it to any size you want.
Abbreviations used :
: single crochetdc : Double crochet
: chain space
: Treble / triple crochet
: Double triple crochet
Stitches used :
Starting slip knot : This is a
neat new way to start your work without a slip knot.
the same basic pattern, I’ve made this adorable elephant square.
you know, I am making squares for Project Chemo Cancer and need 9” x 9”
squares.So I’ve had to tweak Ashleigh’s
pattern just a bit.
here are the basic ideas of what I’ve done.
have used the general idea from Ashleigh – the centre that you start with will
be the face colour of the animal you are working on.
for our elephant, I’ve used light grey.I then used off white for the border of the granny square.
you are done with Rounds 1 – 5 for the round (face) of our project, you will
start creating the square pattern for our granny square, (still working in
rounds).Keeping this in mind, here are
if you decide you just want a large elephant motif, then just work the centre
round piece, work in the face features and that’s what you will get !
What I’ve done :
worked per Ashleigh’s pattern and worked Rounds 1 - 5 in grey to create the
centre circle that makes up our elephant.
used Ashleigh’s pattern again, for working on the square/border, using
off-white.Remember that you need a
total of 12 ch-5 sps all around.
worked 5 dc in each ch-5 sp of Round 2 of the granny squares, not 4 as
suggested by designer (in off white) ;and (3 dc ; ch 3, 3 dc) for each corner ch-5 sp.
worked 1 dc in each dc till end each side, and then the (3 dc ; ch 3, 3 dc) in
each corner ch-3 sp. I just continued this till I had a 9” x9” square.Easy enough, right?
then, please go off to the link given above and finish off the centre circle
with the square in white / off-white or a colour of your choice and come back
for the ears, trunk and finishing of elephant face features.
For the elephant ears :
two (using grey or whatever colour you have used for face)
Row 1 :Start with a magic circle and 10 dc in
Row 2 :
2 dc in the 1st dc and in each dc till end.Turn.
Row 3 :
2 dc in the 1st dc ; dc in the next dc ;
dc in the next dc ; dc in the next dc* ;
*to* till end.Fasten off and leave a
tail for attachment.
For the trunk : Start with 20 ch.Turn and sc in the 2nd ch from
hk.Sc in the next 2 ch ; hdc in the
next 4 ch ; dc in the next 9 ch ; trc in
the last 3 ch.
off and leave a tail for attachment.
have chosen only to attach the first little bit of the trunk, and leave the
longer part loose – a little playful thing for the child to twiddle with. Do
ensure that you fasten down this part carefully, (especially if you are leaving
a playful end for the child to twiddle with)
attached the trunk to the base of the 1st round.
For the eyes : I’ve used two 0.75 cm buttons, neatly sewed on.
case you want to do the whole thing with yarn and crochet ; work a magic circle
with 8 hdc. Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.Fasten off and leave a long tail for
ta da! we have one adorably cute elephant granny square.
How do I make this into a blanket ? Just go
ahead and make as many granny / mitered squares as you need.Choose from the wide variety of squares I’ve
made, not just in the past few days, but with the projects last year (check
Pinterest – links below).
one of the joining techniques given above to put your squares together to make
a lovely animal blanket for the lil one you love.
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