Elephant Ragdoll Lovey
The Cuddle Elephant is a ragdoll lovey that has a flat body, mimicking a security blanket for babies, toddlers, and young children. This almost no-sew project only requires sewing for the ears. It features a head, body, arms, and legs crocheted in one piece. Even the edging around the neck, sleeves, and pants are crocheted directly onto the doll. This clever safari animal design also features double-layered two-toned ears.
This design is easy and works up quickly with super bulky yarn and a large, 5mm hook. It looks great with blanket yarn, polyester, chenille, or velvet yarn, though you can use other types of fibers too! The sample was created with Hobbii Baby Snuggle, perfect for a soft and cuddly toy.
Customize this elephant blankie with different yarn colors. The design is unisex and gender neutral, and can be for both boys and girls. Kids will adore snuggling up to this sweet doll! It makes a great craft fair product, as well as a birthday gift, holiday gift, baby shower gift for expecting moms, or for newborn and infant children.
Height: 15 inches (38 cm)
★★☆☆☆ Familiar Beginner/Intermediate. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), changing yarn colors, attaching yarn, and sewing parts together.
Stitches/Terms (US Terms):
FO = fasten off
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
inc = increase (insert 2 sc in same st)
dec = decrease (sc 2 sts together)
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
hdc-inc = insert 2 hdc in same st
dc-inc = insert 2 dc in same st
dc-dec = dc 2 stitches together
BLO = back loops only
Super bulky “6” yarn: https://hobbii.mvk.co/2g8s4 (I used grey, blue, white, and pink)
Black embroidery thread for sewing eyes
5mm crochet hook