The Elephant Blanket is a free pattern I designed for Red Heart Yarns featuring Baby Hugs Light yarn. It doubles as a blanket and a huggable pal!
Isn’t this just the cutest?? I worked with Red Heart Yarns to bring this design to life and I am so, so happy with how it turned out!
Design Story and Inspiration for the Elephant Blanket
About the Yarn…
I designed this blanket for Red Heart Yarns using one of my favorite yarns – Baby Hugs Light. You may have seen me use this yarn for some of my baby booties and it is perfect for baby items!
This design was my first experience with Baby Hugs and I fell in love. I have used both the Light and Medium versions of this yarn and I’m sold. 🙂
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This blanket doubles as a huggable elephant pal. The large buttons keep it rolled up securely and the elephant’s head and tail are placed where they stick out from the ends when rolled up.
Crochet Elephant Blanket
What You’ll Need
Yarn: RED HEART® Baby Hugs Light: 3 balls 3410 Dolphin, A, 1 ball each 3724 Pinkie B and 3012 Ink C
Note: Only small quantities of B and C are needed for this project.
Hooks: 3.75 mm [US F-5] and 6.5 mm [US K-10½]
Notions: Yarn needle, removable stitch marker, two – 13⁄16″ (30mm) buttons, small amount of polyester fiberfill for stuffing.
GAUGE: 18 sts= 5” (12.5 cm); 13 rows = 5” (12.5 cm) in pattern with size K hook.
Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations:
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
sc2tog (single crochet 2 together) = [Draw up a loop in next st] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
sc3tog (single crochet 3 together) = [Draw up a loop in next st] three times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
Finished Size: Approximately 24″ (61 cm) x 35″ (89 cm).
I am SO happy with how this turned out and think that their photography is awesome. Head on over to Yarnspirations and snag this free pattern – and some Baby Hugs Light while you are at it.
You can download this free pattern from their website by visiting this link. If you want to add it to your favorites in Ravelry, click here!
**All images copyright Coats & Clark
Totally clever and precious! I pinned it to my Baby Cuteseys board! Thanks for sharing,
I love the idea of this blanket and have started it but I’d greatly appreciate it if you could clarify something for me. I’m used to making blankets where the chain row is the width of the blanket and the rows are the length. Maybe my math is bad, but am I doing the opposite here? In other words, when you refer to folding in half widthwise, is it the approximately 24″ width that is being folded? It’s a little hard to tell from the photo.
It should be folded in half on the 36″ width. Fold it once, then in half again, then roll up. It’s been a while since I made this so I had to look at the pictures and remember how I did it! 🙂
With a yarn “size 3” why did you decide to go with a 6.5mm hook to crochet the blanket?!