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Free Knitting Pattern: Elephant Balloon Animal

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® Baby
Pattern #: L0210
Rating: ****3.6 (based on 5 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
About 11 in. (28 cm) long

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Vanna's Choice® Baby

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 840-106: Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Little Boy Blue
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Lamb Angel White Aqua Lullaby Pink Little Boy Blue Bluebell Cheery Cherry Chocolate Cake
Goldfish Pink Poodle Berrylicious Duckie Mint Sweet Pea
*Vanna's Choice® Baby (Article #840). 100% Premium Acrylic; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (170yds/156m) pull skeins

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  840-106 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Little Boy Blue
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$ 4.39  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing
2 plastic safety eyes, 9 mm diameter
 

Elephant Balloon Animal

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® Baby

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Kfb (knit in front and then back) Knit into front and then back of same st - 1 st increased.

NOTES:

Elephant is worked by knitting a long strip. The strip is seamed to make a tube, then stuffed. The stuffed tube is tied off with yarn at various points to shape the Elephant – a construction inspired by twisting balloons to make animals.

ELEPHANT
Beg at tip of the trunk, cast on 6 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3 (Increase Row): Kfb in each st across - 12 sts at the end of Row 3.
Rows 4-26: Continue in St st (k on RS, p on WS) as established.
Row 27: Rep Row 3 - 24 sts.
Continue in St st until piece measures about 33 in. (84 cm) from beginning, end with a WS row (the last row you work should be a purl row).

Next Row (Decrease Row): *K2tog; rep from * across - 12 sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: Rep Decrease Row - 6 sts.  Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts, pull tightly to gather together, and knot.

FINISHING
Measure 5 in. (12.5 cm) from cast on edge and, following package directions, attach safety eyes.
Beginning at bound off end, and adding stuffing as you go, seam long sides of strip to make a tube. Seam cast on end closed.

Shaping
Note:
If desired, after wrapping and tying, you can sew a few stitches to secure the shaping.

Cut 12 in. (30.5 cm) lengths of yarn for ties. Wrap each length around stuffed tube and knot securely, placing lengths as follows:

1. Wrap and tie first length about 5 in. (12.5 cm) from cast on edge to make trunk and head.
2. Wrap and tie 5 in. (12.5 cm) from head tie for first ear.
3. Wrap and tie 5 in. (12.5 cm) from first ear tie for second ear.
4. Wrap and tie 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) from second ear tie for first front leg.
5. Wrap and tie 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) from first front leg tie for second front leg.
6. Wrap and tie 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) from second front leg tie for body.
7. Wrap and tie 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) from body tie for first back leg.
8. Wrap and tie 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) from first back leg tie for second back leg.
9. Bend ears and tie together over head. Bend the front legs and tie together under head.
10. Bend back legs and tie together under end of body.

Tail
Draw 3 strands of yarn, each about 6 in. (15 cm) through end of body. Knot strands together to secure, then braid. Tie a length of yarn around end of braid, then trim ends.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


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Pattern Average Rating: ****3.6 (based on 5 reviews)
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Reviewed by Melody Pollock on 2012-10-07 ***
This was easy to knit but the tie off at the end was messy. Folding the back legs was not functional I had to re do then twice


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