Sunday, July 7, 2013

Little Blue Elephant

I am part way through quite a few amis right now (Adventure Time characters, fish, a sushi magnet set, and a raccoon), and I just don't feel like sewing any of them together tonight, so I am sharing an older project I haven't blogged about yet.

I made this elephant for a friend/co-worker who was having a baby boy and had a jungle theme for the nursery.  I really like how it turned out, and I plan to make more of this cute little elephant.

I got the free pattern from Lou's Labors.  It was pretty easy to follow.  If I remember correctly, the only change that I made to the pattern was to close up the nose by reducing rather than just sewing the nose shut.

Normally, I use the plastic safety eyes, but this project was for a baby, so it needed safer eyes.  Most of the non-plastic safety eyes I've seen are crochet rounds, but I didn't think it would look right on this elephant.  Instead, I just used some black yarn and sewed it through a small section.  I really like how these eyes look, and they are baby safe.


  1. My little girl would absolutely love one of these!
    Thanks for linking up to 'Anything Goes'

  2. Too sweet! Love it!
    Hope you have a good week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  3. So adorable! Makes me wish I were more crafty:)

  4. So cute!! I love "amigurumi" animals. Thank you for sharing at our Simply Create Link Party. :)

  5. Aww! That's so cute! Thanks for linking up at the Make Bake Create party this week!

  6. Hello! Thanks so much for linking up your adorable elephant at Make Bake Create! I have a weekly Homemaking Party that I'd love to have you join, if you'd like! It starts over every Thursday.

    Here's the link for this week's party:

    Have a great night!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  7. Such an adorable little elephant!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party