Did you know that elephants are the largest land animal on Earth? And yet, fun fact, these gentle giants have the same reaction to humans that we have with puppies: they think we’re cute! Honestly, elephants are amazing animals, full of amazing traits, and majestic to look at.
If you know of someone who loves elephants, or you yourself love elephants, why not create a crochet version as a gift? Whether it’s to cuddle with, or as home decor, crochet elephants are adorable, and you can make them unique by choosing whatever colors you’d like! All you need is a pattern, with a design that you like.
And to help you out, we’ve compiled a list with 21 of our favorite elephant crochet patterns, all of them amazing designs that come with plenty of detailed instructions to guide you through the process. Let’s take a look at them!
Here are our 21 favorite elephant crochet patterns:
First up we have this adorable crochet pattern by the Yarn Zoo Store that allows you to create Fred the Elephant. He’s perfect as a cuddly toy, and once finished, he should stand at almost 10 inches tall!
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, and you can choose from having it in US English, Spanish, French, or German, super accessible! It comes with plenty of detailed instructions and pictures, and it is very easy to follow.
If you’re wanting to crochet a traditional-looking elephant, as in a cuddly elephant toy that looks like it’s been made by a grandmother with a lot of love, then this pattern by Rinke Dinky Doilies is the one for you. The end result is an amazing crochet elephant, and you can make it completely unique by choosing your own colors.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, with instructions and pictures.
Elephants are incredibly social creatures, and as such, they don’t like being alone. With this 2-set pattern by Mommy Patterns, you not only get to make a cute elephant, you also give it a koala friend! Oh, and currently you will also receive a baby octopus crochet pattern for free on top, one of the biggest steals!
The 2-set pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, containing not only instructions and pictures, but also tips and a list of materials.
Another adorable elephant crochet pattern that we recommend you check out, is Bubba the crochet elephant by ChiquiPork. The end result is a seated elephant measuring almost 8 inches.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, in either English, Spanish, French, or German. It is suitable for those with Intermediate crochet skills, and is easy to follow.
If you’re looking for a crochet pattern that allows you to create a tiny baby elephant, easy to make with scrap yarn in just a few hours, then this Ellis the Elephant by Theresa’s Crochet Shop is the one for you.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, in English, Portuguese, and German. It is suitable for beginners too, as it is incredibly easy to follow.
This elephant and flower pattern by Happy Crochet Pattern is just what the name suggests, a crochet pattern for a creative and fun elephant holding up a flower with his trunk.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, and is aimed at intermediate to advanced levels, as it takes a little more skill. However, not only are there instructions and pictures, but also videos, to help you along!
Babies and young toddlers love stacking toys, as it engages their motor skills and creativity. So why not create one yourself that is soft and cuddly, and elephant-themed? With this pattern by ZenknitRu you will be able to make your own stacking toy, which is an elephant sitting on a circus podium.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, and it also includes a coloring page.
This pattern by HH Designs4 will allow you to crochet your very own Everly the elephant, with huge ears and a pretty flower crown, perfect as home decor or as a cuddly toy.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, in US English, and includes some links to YouTube videos as a bonus for extra help.
Yarn Wave Shop has this amazing crochet pattern to help you create Joe the Elephant, cute, soft, and easy to customize depending on the colors you use so that you can make him your own.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, in US English. The finished product will be around 4 inches in size.
If you want to give a child an adorable crochet elephant, complete with a bow and dress, then you have to try out this pattern by Gatofiotelie. The finished result should be almost 8 inches in size, although this depends on the yarn that you use.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, in English. It is suitable for beginners and is very easy to follow.
This BrilCrochet Small Elephant Crochet Pattern will allow you to create your very own tiny elephant, incredibly cute and soft, at less than 3 inches tall. Ideal for using up any scrap yarn you have.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file and is perfect for complete beginners.
If you’re looking for variety in your crochet elephant, we recommend this 3-in-1 elephant pattern by Dariya Baysh Toys Shop, as it provides you with an elephant girl, an elephant boy, and an elephant rattle perfect for babies.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, but it requires more advanced level skills.
Do you know how some people decorate the house with animal head trophies, but it’s a little macabre? Well, why not create an alternative: a super cute crochet elephant trophy head. Perfect for home decor!
The pattern, by CorronailAndWhisker, is available as a downloadable PDF file that will be emailed to you upon purchase.
Another adorable tiny crochet elephant option, perfect for cuddling, is the one you can create with the help of the Mostly Stitching Percy, the baby elephant crochet pattern.
Written in US English, it is available as a downloadable PDF file upon purchase and comes with all the necessary instructions and tips.
His elephant crochet pattern, by Chirka Toys, will allow you to make a super soft and super cuddly elephant wearing a flower crown, perfect for snuggling.
You can get this pattern as a downloadable PDF file and it comes in US English, as well as German.
This crochet pattern by Lau Loves Crochet will not only allow you to create a beautiful crochet elephant, but also a matching baby! Plus you can store the baby in a hidden pocket on the mother elephant!
Available as a downloadable PDF file upon purchase.
If you want to make a more elaborate and ornamental crochet elephant that can be put as decoration on the mantelpiece, then take a look at this option by Crochet Pattern Guru.
It is only suitable for experienced people with a highly advanced level of skill, but the downloadable PDF file comes with plenty of instructions to help along the way.
Yet another adorably tiny elephant that can fit in the palm of your hand and be made out of scrap yarn is the one you will be able to do with the Scandi Style Dolls crochet pattern.
Simple, fast to make, and very easy. It is available as a downloadable PDF file upon purchase.
This crochet pattern by PinkTomatoCrochet will allow you to create Mir the elephant. Standing upright and wearing a bowtie, he is a proper gentleman, and super cuddly.
The pattern, available as a downloadable PDF file upon purchase, is aimed at those with intermediate-level skills.
If you want something simple, fast, and that can be done using scrap yarn, then why not follow the HCK Crafts crochet pattern to create some elephant appliques? They can then be attached to clothing, bags, or used in any other way you want!
The pattern is suitable for complete beginners, and it is available as a downloadable PDF file upon purchase.
Last, but certainly not least, we have this Dumbo elephant crochet pattern by BestGift4You, because we can’t talk about elephants and not include this Disney icon.
Wearing his iconic circus outfit, he is almost 8 inches in size. The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file upon purchase, in US English.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do You Crochet An Easy Elephant?
In order to crochet an easy elephant with ease, you should get an easy crochet pattern that is suitable for beginners and those with very little experience. Then, all you have to do is follow the detailed instructions, and go step by step, until you finish your elephant!
How Do You Crochet An Elephant Tail?
You can crochet an elephant tail by creating a small and thin crochet line, and then attaching it to the main elephant body. Alternatively, simply follow an easy crochet pattern, which will tell you exactly how to make the tail, along with the rest of the elephant!
Are Elephants Easy To Crochet?
Elephants are not the easiest animal to crochet, but they are relatively simple once you break them down into shapes and parts! It also depends on the design of the elephant, as some can be a lot simpler than others.