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Ella Elephant Soft Toy Knitting Pattern

Ella Elephant Soft Toy

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Val Pierce

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 5 / 3.75mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type


  • Techniques


    Stocking Stitch

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What you need to know

Go on, knit Val Pierce's quick and easy elephant toy pattern.

From her pink ears all the way to her pink toes, Ella is the best-dressed little elephant toy we know. Well, we say ‘little’ but at 42cm tall, she is a very huggable size, plus you’ll find her a dream to knit in soft child-friendly yarn. Using straightforward stitches and easy techniques, you’ll be raring to get her all ready for play in her dress and stripey dungarees sling, available to download here.

What do I need?

Yarn: Cygnet Silcaress DK, shades (A) 2080 White, (B) 2887 Buttercup, (C) 2672 Pearl Grey, (D) 2119 Cornflower Blue, one 100g ball of each, (E) 2837 Fondant Pink, small amount, (F) Black DK, oddment
Needles: 3.75mm
Safety toy stuffing
Toy safety eyes, two
Buttons: daisy, large; elephant, large, one of each
Tapestry needle

NOTE: this is everything you need for Ella, plus her outfits


Elephant height: 42cm

Top knit tips

When gifting to a young child, choose eyes to suit the age range. Embroidered eyes are suitable for all, and best for very young children. Safety eyes are secure as long as the back cannot be pulled through the stitches. Buttons and beads make for very characterful faces, but are best saved for gifting to older children and those young at heart.

Just changing the colour of Ella’s inner ears and embroidered nails will give her quite a different look.

Meet the designer

Designer Val Pierce is best known for her adorable toy patterns. If you loved making this pattern, then why not make Val's teddy bear project next? You can find even more toy designs from Val Pierce here.

How to access this pattern

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Techniques: Stocking Stitch

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