Big Orange Elephant

This big orange baby elephant, with a curved trunk and big floppy ears, is ready for big cuddles and games. Knitted in chunky thick ribbon yarn your big baby elephant will grow very quickly! Big Orange Elephant is happy to sit or stand, when it’s not busy enjoying cuddles. Garter stitch is very stretchy and it is this property which makes this Elephant pattern work! All the curves of the elephant will emerge as you sew and stuff your toy

Baby elephant is knitted in a single garter stitch piece starting at the back legs and finishing at the tip of the trunk. Your toy is assembled with very few seams and some interesting but not complicated folding. My pattern is illustrated to show you exactly how to sew up your elephant. You will need to know how to cast on. Bind off, kfb and slip stitches and turn work part way through a row. Basic short rows are used to shape the head and trunk. I explain how to work the short rows in each line. Every line is given in full so confident beginners can enjoy this pattern. . Size-25cm /10” tall x 40cm /15.5” from trunk to tail

Tension - 12sts x 24 rows = 10cm (4”) garter stitch Square


  • 6 page Illustrated Knitting Pattern
  • Suitable for Beginners

Materials you need at home:

  • Needle size-8mm UK0 /US11 straight needles or short circular needle worked back and forth. , , *2 Bobbins Hoooked Ribbon XL. Shade Dutch Orange , 120m/250g per bobbin , , *Small amount of grey DK yarn , , *1 x 300g bag Toy stuffing , , *Large eye Sewing up needle
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Claire Fairall

My sketch book is always full of new toy and doll characters waiting to be created in yarn.

I love bringing them to life with my knitting needles!

I spend my days in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company.

Surrounded by colourful yarn, my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles or sketching current ideas.

I create dolls and toys to celebrate the seasons and important times in people’s lives, Christmas and Easter- New babies and snuggly tired toddlers.

In between creating new dolls and teddy bears. I’ve created patterns for knitting magazines and worked with retail firms to create knitting kits.

I started out selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and Design events where I enjoyed meeting other knitting enthusiasts.

It was these knitters who convinced me to publish my patterns for others to enjoy.

I do hope you enjoy your knitting project and if you would like to read more about my work please visit my website

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