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.
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