FO Friday – Elephant

knit elephant

It’s time for…

Finished Object Friday

 

knit elephant

Almost two weeks ago we became great-auntie and uncle again.  Our niece gave birth to a beautiful little boy and I decided to make this adorable little elephant for him.  (I had a little time to spare before I would meet him).

The pattern is a free one called Elephante by one of my favorite designers – Susan B. Anderson.  I was worried Little Chick wouldn’t want to give it up once she saw it, but I don’t know if she realized it even left.  It was fun to make, but I’ve never had to work with so many stripes in my life!  Fortunately Susan had a tip to just knot the ends because they’d be hidden on the inside – instead of weaving all the ends in.  Whew!  That saved me a ton of time!.

If you’ve never made crocheted or knitted stuffed animals, they can be a lot of fun – and a great way to use up small bits of yarn.  But they can also be fiddly.  I mean, you have to make each one of the pieces individually and sew them together (the part I like the least).  Here’s what the feet looked like:

elephant feet

 

I think this is a better picture of the almost-finished elephant I took that morning, but he didn’t have eyes or a tail yet.

knit elephant finished

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