Ella The Elephant Baby Lovey Crochet Pattern In Two Styles

Ella The Elephant Baby Lovey was created as a present for a beautiful baby girl who's 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.



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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



If you are not familiar with the waffle stitch, check out the illustrated tutorial and video 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 to 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.



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.

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This pattern is available in my Etsy Store and Ravelry Store, in a large print, inexpensive, printable PDF file, with step by step instructions.



Supplies Used


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)

Unfortunately Marriner Yarns is only found in the UK, so for my international customers, I can recommend a similar yarn, Red Heart Yarn , which comes is a multitude of colours and weights, just as affordable and easy to work with as Marriner Yarns.






  • - 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)

  • I get most of my crochet supplies from Amazon, it's fast and easy and everything is in one place.
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  • The Stitches

    Written in US terms

    - mr (magic ring)


    - ch (chain)



    - sl st (slip stitch)



    - yo (yarn over)



    - sc (single crochet)



    - sc blo (sc back loop only)



    - dc (double crochet)

    - inc (increase)

    - dec (decrease)

    - fpdc (front post double crochet)

    - dc3cl (three double crochet cluster)

    - co (corner)

    Not familiar with the waffle stitch? Check out the  photo tutorial and video HERE.


    Special Stitches

    Single Crochet Back Loop Only (sc blo) – A stitch has a front and back loop that meet at one end and look like an horizontal V (looks like this >). 

    To single crochet in the back loop only, insert the hook in the middle of the V from 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 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


     
    Gauge

    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.



    Grab your supplies and head over to my ETSY STORE and RAVELRY STORE for the large print, inexpensive PDF file with lots of pictures and step by step tutorial on how to crochet your own 3in1 woodland fox baby blanket.

    Happy crocheting!

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