Ella The Elephant Baby Lovey (Two Styles) – Crochet Pattern by Crafting Happiness
Ella The Elephant Baby Lovey was created as a present for a beautiful baby girl whose grandfather takes care of our 3 cats whenever we are not home.
Together with the 3in1 Safari Elephant Baby Blanket, creates the perfect baby shower present or birthday gift.
Scroll down for the links to the shop and to watch the promo video that shows you more information about the design as well as more details about the pattern and FAQ at the end of this post.
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The Perfect Baby Shower Gift
Ella The Elephant Lovey pattern comes in two versions:
- a waffle stitch pentagon lovey for intermediate crocheters
- a granny stitch pentagon lovey for intermediate beginners
Check out the illustrated tutorial and video of the waffle stitch here.
You also have the option to have her trunk positioned up or curved down.
I used a pink and gray color combination for this lovey because it was made for a little girl, but you can change the color scheme to suit a boy or make it gender-neutral, or simply match the colors in your nursery.
Made with double knit (light worsted) yarn, this blanket is warm and soft, but light in weight, perfect for babies of all sizes and ages.
- INTERMEDIATE BEGINNERS (Ella with the Granny Stitch, trunk curved down)
- INTERMEDIATE (Ella with the Waffle Stitch, trunk curved up)
Format & Terms
- Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
- PDF file format
- Written in English only
- Both blanket patterns are adjustable and so, you can make them as big or small as you like, simply add as many rows as you like until the blanket reaches the size you want.
Both options use relatively the same quantity of yarn. Below is the amount of yarn you will need for one blanket.
- 2 x 100g balls of Marriner Yarns double knit (light worsted) yarn in grey (silver)
- 1 x 100g ball of Marriner Yarns double knit (light worsted) yarn in pink (pink)
- polyfill stuffing
- crochet hook size 4mm
- blunt sewing needle to fit the yarn used to stitch the parts together
- 20mm black doll safety eyes
- scissors and stitch markers (optional)
Skills & Abbreviations
Most basic stitches below have their own tutorial on my blog or YouTube channel paired with a video. If you are not sure how to crochet them, click the blue link and you will be taken to the separate instructions.
Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
Single Crochet Back Loop Only (sc blo) – A stitch has a front and back loop that meet at one end and look like a horizontal V (looks like this >).
To single crochet in the back loop only, insert the hook in the middle of the V from the top and under the back loop (the loop that is away from you), yo and draw up a loop.
Yarn over and pull through the two loops.
For The Waffle Stitch Lovey
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Yarn over (2 loops on hook), insert hook from front to back behind the double crochet post below, yarn over and pull up a long loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through the last remaining loops.
If you are not familiar with the waffle stitch, you can find the video tutorial on the Crafting Happiness YouTube channel here.
Corner 1 (co1) – (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in the ch2 space of the previous corner
Corner 2 (co2) – (dc, ch2, dc) in the ch2 space of the previous corner
For The Granny Stitch Lovey
3 Double Crochet Cluster (dc3cl) – 3 double crochet stitches in the same space
Corner (co) – (dc3cl, ch2, dc3cl) in the ch2 space of the previous corner
Keep the tension relaxed, if your work is too tight, the ends will curl.
The gauge is not important but I will list the measurements below for your reference. Keep the tension relaxed, if your work is too tight, the ends will curl.
Using the yarn weight and hook size suggested in this pattern will create a lovey approximately 48cm (19in) in diameter.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
I am stuck on this pattern, can you help?
Every pattern you purchase from my shop comes with help and support. I will help you get unstuck and finish your project, so you can buy with confidence and try something new.
If you are completely new to crocheting, I recommend starting with beginner patterns and building up your confidence, pay attention to the skill level of my patterns and buy only if you are already at that level.
NOTE: The free version of this pattern does not come with the same help, just because it’s not fair on those who support me and bought this pattern.
That doesn’t mean that you can’t contact me if there is a mistake or something unclear with this pattern, it simply means that you will need to learn the stitches, and the techniques, and learn how to read a pattern on your own.
Can I crochet this blanket using Aran yarn (worsted yarn #4)?
Yes, you can! The body parts will come out a little larger than my own, but still, in the same shape, use a smaller hook than recommended for Aran yarn to keep the size smaller. The blanket can be adjusted by simply crocheting more rounds.
Do I have to use the same yarn brand as you to get the same result?
No, you don’t. You can use any brand you like but pay attention to the yardage, different brands have different yardage. Here is a list of alternative yarns I recommend.
Can I change the size of the blanket?
Yes, you can. Each pattern can be adjusted by simply changing the number of rounds you make.
Can I sell items made with your pattern?
Yes, you can. Please check the copyright section for more details.
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