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Elephant Baby Outfit

This elephant crochet baby pattern is perfect for dressing up a little one for a photo session. I crocheted this elephant outfit for my littlest one when he was born. And the crochet pattern is sized to 12 months so you can keep making outfits as they grow.

I had a cute circus theme for his nursery, so this was just perfect. It was so fun to dress up my little one for his photo debut.

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Elephant Baby Hat and Diaper Cover by Briana K Designs

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Crochet Hook:

H Hook 5.0 mm
F Hook 4.0 mm

Notions:

¾ inch white buttons (2 of them)

Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors

Elephant Baby Hat and Diaper Cover by Briana K Designs

Yarn:

WeCrochet Brava Worsted

100% premium acrylic, 218yds/100g
Colorway: Dove Heather (1 ball, 120 yds) and
Sky (Blue) or Blush (Pink) (1 ball, 50 yds)

Abbreviations/Stitches:

MC- Magic Circle
Ch- Chain
SC- Single Crochet
DC- Double Crochet
HDC- Half Double Crochet
DC2tog- Double Crochet 2 Together
SC2tog- Single Crochet 2 Together
FPDC-Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC-Back Post Double Crochet

Gauge:

14 sts and 7 rows = 4” in double crochet

Skill Level:

Easy Beginner

Sizes:

Newborn: 6” (15 cm)
3-6 Months: 6.5” (16.5 cm)
6-9 Months: 7” (18 cm)
9-12 Months: 7.5” (19 cm)
The diaper cover is adjustable around the waist by moving the
buttons along with the closure straps.

Notes:

The beginning chain does not count as a stitch.
When joining rounds, join to the first DC and start the next round in the same stitch.
Number in ( ) indicates the total number of stitches.
Use H hook unless indicated otherwise.

Elephant Baby Crochet Pattern Written Pattern

Newborn Elephant Hat (0-3 Months)

Use Light Grey Yarn

Rnd 1: MC, DC 11 in MC. Join and Ch 2. (11)

Rnd 2: DC 2 in each stitch around. Join and Ch 2. (22)

Rnd 3: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next stitch, repeat around. Join and Ch 2. (33)

Rnd 4: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 2 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 2. (44)

Rnd 5-7: DC in each stitch around, Joining and Ch 2. at end of each Rnd (44)

Rnd 8: DC in each stitch around, Join and change to blue or pink yarn, Ch 2. (44)

Rnd 9: FPDC in the first stitch, BPDC in next, repeat around, join and Ch 2. (44)

Rnd 10: FPDC in first stitch, BPDC in next, repeat around. Join and fasten off. Weave in ends. (44)

3-6 Months Elephant Hat

Use Light Grey Yarn

Rnd 1: MC, DC 11 in MC. Join and Ch 2. (11)

Rnd 2: DC 2 in each stitch around. Join and Ch 2. (22)

Rnd 3: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next stitch, repeat around. Join and Ch 2. (33)

Rnd 4: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 2 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 2. (44)

Rnd 5: DC 2 in the first stitch, DC in the next 10 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 2. (48)

Rnd 6-8: DC in each stitch around, Joining and Ch 2. at end of each Rnd (48)

Rnd 9: DC in each stitch around, Join and change to blue or pink yarn, Ch 2. (48)

Rnd 10: FPDC in the first stitch, BPDC in next, repeat around, join and Ch 2. (48)

Rnd 11: FPDC in first stitch, BPDC in next, repeat around. Join and fasten off. Weave in ends. (48)

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6-9 Months Elephant Hat

Use Light Grey Yarn

Rnd 1: MC, DC 11 in MC. Join and Ch 2. (11)

Rnd 2: DC 2 in each stitch around. Join and Ch 2. (22)

Rnd 3: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next stitch, repeat around. Join and Ch 2. (33)

Rnd 4: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 2 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 2. (44)

Rnd 5: DC 2 in the first stitch, DC in the next 10 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 2. (48)

Rnd 6: DC 2 in the first stitch, DC in the next 11 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 2. (52)

Rnd 7-9: DC in each stitch around, Joining and Ch 2. at end of each Rnd (52)

Rnd 10: DC in each stitch around, Join and change to blue or pink yarn, Ch 2. (52)

Rnd 11: FPDC in the first stitch, BPDC in next, repeat around, join and Ch 2. (52)

Rnd 12: FPDC in first stitch, BPDC in next, repeat around. Join and fasten off. Weave in ends. (52)

9-12 Months Elephant Hat

Use Light Grey Yarn

Rnd 1: MC, DC 11 in MC. Join and Ch 2. (11)

Rnd 2: DC 2 in each stitch around. Join and Ch 2. (22)

Rnd 3: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next stitch, repeat around. Join and Ch 2. (33)

Rnd 4: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 2 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 2. (44)

Rnd 5: DC 2 in the first stitch, DC in the next 10 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 2. (48)

Rnd 6: DC 2 in the first stitch, DC in the next 11 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 2. (52)

Rnd 7: DC 2 in the first stitch, DC in the next 12 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 2. (56)

Rnd 8-10: DC in each stitch around, Joining and Ch 2. at end of each Rnd (56)

Rnd 11: DC in each stitch around, Join and change to blue or pink yarn, Ch 2. (56)

Rnd 12: FPDC in the first stitch, BPDC in next, repeat around, join and Ch 2. (56)

Rnd 13: FPDC in first stitch, BPDC in next, repeat around. Join and fasten off. Weave in ends. (56)

Little Patch of Hair

Cut 2, 4-inch pieces of yarn. Loop through the middle stitch on top of the hat. Tie the strands together and cut to the desired length.

Ears for Newborn – 3 Months (Make 2)

Light Blue or Pink Yarn

First we will make the parts of the ear and then as- semble all together.

Small circle for bottom of ear:

Rnd 1: MC, DC 8 in MC. Join and Ch 2. (8)

Rnd 2: DC 2 in each stitch around. Join and fasten off. Weave in ends (16)

Large circle for top of ear:

Rnd 1: MC, DC 12 in MC. Join and Ch 2. (12)

Rnd 2: DC 2 in each stitch around. Join and fasten off leaving a tail to connect to small bottom ear. (24)

Using a sewing needle, stitch two circles together, looping through 4 stitches on each circle. Weave in ends.

Attach grey yarn to one side of the ear (the side that will be joined to the hat- join left side of one and right side of other).

Ch 2., DC 2 in same stitch, DC in next, Repeat around entire ear center, including stitches that were joined. Join, fasted off and leave a long tail for sewing onto hat. (54)

Attach ears to either side of hat using a sewing needle on rows 5-8. Weave in ends.

Ears for 6-12 Months (Make 2)

First we will make the parts of the ear and then assemble all together.

Small circle for bottom of ear:

Rnd 1: MC, DC 8 in MC. Join and Ch 2. (8)

Rnd 2: DC 2 in each stitch around. Join and Ch 2. (16)

Rnd 3: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next, repeat around. Join and fasten off. Weave in ends (24)

Large circle for top of ear:

Rnd 1: MC, DC 12 in MC. Join and Ch 2. (12)

Rnd 2: DC 2 in each stitch around. Join and Ch 2. (24)

Rnd 3: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next, repeat around, join and fasten off leaving a tail to connect to small bottom ear. (36)

Using a sewing needle, stitch two circles together, looping through 6 stitches on each circle.

Weave in ends. (see picture example of small ear

above)

Attach grey yarn to one side of the ear (the side

that will be joined to the hat- join the left side of one

and right side of other).

Rnd 1: Ch 2., DC 2 in same stitch, DC in next

2, Repeat around the entire ear center, including

stitches that were joined (see photo above) and

DC in the last stitch. Join and Ch 2. (73)

Rnd 2: HDC 2 in same stitch, HDC in next 3, repeat around, and HDC in last. Join, fasten off and

leave a long tail for sewing onto the hat. (91)

Attach ears to either side of the hat using a sewing needle on rows 5-10 (for 6-9 months), and 5-11

(for 9-12 months). Weave in ends.

Newborn – 3 Months Diaper Cover Elephant Crochet Pattern

Use Light Blue or Pink Yarn and Ch 47

Row 1: SC in 2nd chain from hook and across, turn and Ch 2. (46)

Row 2: FPDC in the first stitch, BPDC in next, repeat to last stitch, DC in the last stitch, turn and Ch 2. (46)

Row 3: BPDC in the first stitch, FPDC in next, repeat to last stitch, DC in the last stitch, fasten off and weave in ends (46)

Row 4: Attach grey yarn in the 12th stitch in on one side, Ch 2. and DC in same stitch, DC in the next 23 stitches, turn and Ch 1 (24)

Row 5: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2. (24)

Row 6: DC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 1 (24)

Row 7: Repeat row 5 (24)

Row 8: DC2tog, DC in next 20, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (22)

Row 9: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2. (22)

Row 10: DC2tog, DC in next 18, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (20)

Row 11: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2. (20)

Row 12: DC2tog, DC in next 16, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (18)

Row 13: SC2tog, SC in next 14, SC2tog, turn and Ch 2. (16)

Row 14: DC2tog, DC in next 12, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (14)

Row 15: SC2tog, SC in next 10, SC2tog, turn and Ch 2. (12)

Row 16: DC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 1 (12)

Row 17: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2. (12)

Row 18-23: Repeat rows 16 and 17 three more times (12)

Row 24: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 10, DC 2 in the last stitch, turn and Ch 1 (14)

Row 25: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2. (14)

Row 26: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 12, DC 2 in last stitch (16)

Change to light blue or pink yarn.

SC evenly around the diaper cover and join with the first stitch. Join and fasten off. Weave in ends.

Elephant Crochet Hat and Diaper Cover by Briana K Designs

3-6 Months Diaper Cover Elephant Crochet Pattern

Use Light Blue or Pink Yarn and Ch 57

Row 1: SC in 2nd chain from hook and across, turn and Ch 2., (56)

Row 2: FPDC in the first stitch, BPDC in next, repeat to last stitch, DC in the last stitch, turn and Ch 2. (56)

Row 3: BPDC in the first stitch, FPDC in next, repeat to last stitch, DC in the last stitch, fasten off and weave in ends (56)

Row 4: Attach grey yarn in the 14th stitch in on one side, Ch 2. and DC in same stitch, DC in the next 29 stitches, turn and Ch 1 (30)

Row 5: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2. (30)

Row 6: DC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 1 (30)

Row 7: Repeat row 5 (30)

Row 8: DC2tog, DC in next 26, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (28)

Row 9: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2. (28)

Row 10: DC2tog, DC in next 24, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (26)

Row 11: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2. (26)

Row 12: DC2tog, DC in next 22, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (24)

Row 13: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2. (24)

Row 14: DC2tog, DC in next 20, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (22)

Row 15: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2. (22)

Row 16: DC2tog, DC in next 18, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (20)

Row 17: SC2tog, SC in next 16, SC2tog, turn and Ch 2. (18)

Row 18: DC2tog, DC in next 14, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (16)

Row 19: SC2tog, SC in next 12, SC2tog, turn and Ch 2. (14)

Row 20: DC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 1 (14)

Row 21: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2. (14)

Row 22-27: Repeat rows 20 and 21 three more times (14)

Row 28: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 14, DC 2 in the last stitch, turn and Ch 1 (16)

Row 29: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2. (16)

Row 30: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 16, DC 2 in last stitch (18)

Change to light blue or pink yarn.

SC evenly around the diaper cover and join with the first stitch. Join and fasten off. Weave in ends.

6-12 Months Diaper Cover for Elephant Crochet Pattern

Use Light Blue or Pink Yarn and Ch 63

Row 1: SC in 2nd chain from hook and across, turn and Ch 2., (62)

Row 2: FPDC in the first stitch, BPDC in next, repeat to last stitch, DC in the last stitch, turn and Ch 2. (62)

Row 3: BPDC in the first stitch, FPDC in next, repeat to last stitch, DC in the last stitch, fasten off and weave in ends (62)

Row 4: Attach grey yarn in the 15th stitch in on one side, Ch 2. and DC in same stitch, DC in the next 33 stitches, turn and Ch 1 (34)

Row 5: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2. (34)

Row 6: DC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 1 ( 34)

Row 7: Repeat row 5 (34)

Row 8: DC2tog, DC in next 30, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 ( 32)

Row 9: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2. (32)

Row 10: DC2tog, DC in next 28, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 ( 30)

Row 11: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2. (30)

Row 12: DC2tog, DC in next 26, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 ( 28)

Row 13: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2. (28)

Row 14: DC2tog, DC in next 24, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 ( 26)

Row 15: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2. (26)

Row 16: DC2tog, DC in next 22, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 ( 24)

Row 17: SC2tog, SC in next 20, SC2tog, turn and Ch 2. (22)

Row 18: DC2tog, DC in next 18, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (20)

Row 19: SC2tog, SC in next 16, SC2tog, turn and Ch 2. (18)

Row 20: DC2tog, DC in next 14, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (16)

Row 21: SC2tog, SC in next 12, SC2tog, turn and Ch 2. (14)

Row 22: DC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 1 (14)

Row 23: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2. (14)

Row 24-27: Repeat rows 22 and 23 two more times (14)

Row 28: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 14, DC 2 in the last stitch, turn and Ch 1 (16)

Row 29: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2. (16)

Row 30: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 16, DC 2 in the last stitch, turn and Ch 1 (18)

Row 31: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2. (18)

Row 32: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 18, DC 2 in last stitch (20)

Change to light blue or pink yarn.

SC evenly around the diaper cover and join with the first stitch. Join and fasten off. Weave in ends.

Bow Tie or Bow for Elephant Crochet Pattern

Use light blue or pink yarn.

Ch 30, Join and Ch 2.

Rnd 1: HDC in each stitch around, join and Ch 2. (30)

Rnd 2-4: Repeat Rnd 1 (30)

Rnd 5: HDC in each stitch around, join and fasten off leaving a long tail to wrap around the center of the bow. (see photos on next page)

Sew Pink bow onto the hat for a girl. For newborn boy set bow under the chin for photos. You can add the string to the bow tie around the neck for older children, however, I do not recommend doing so unless there is adult supervision while wearing as it is a choking hazard.

Elephant Tail

Cut 2 pieces of blue or pink yarn, and 4 pieces of grey yarn, each approximately 16 inches long. Loop the yarn through stitches on the back middle of the diaper cover, a couple of rows below the blue or pink band. Separate into 3 groups of 4 and braid. Using a 6-inch piece of grey yarn, tie and secure the braid at the bottom. Cut the strands at the end of the tail to an equal length.

Elephant Hat and Diaper Cover by Briana K Designs

Bow for Elephant Tail

Use F hook and light blue or pink yarn.

Ch 2.5, Join and Ch 1

Rnd 1: SC in each stitch around, join and Ch 1 (25)

Rnd 2-3: Repeat Rnd 1 (25)

Rnd 4: SC in each stitch around, join and fasten off leaving a long tail to wrap around the center of the bow. With a sewing needle attached to the top of the tail on the back of the diaper cover.

The Elephant Baby Crochet Pattern was originally published in 2014 and updated in 2022.

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