I can’t hold it back any longer, there’s going be a bit of a crochet animal take over this week, day 1 and part 1: Elephant

So far I have made the aardvark and alpaca from my recent book purchase of Edwards menagerie, by Kerry Lord. I really love this book, the animals are just so adorable! I have been raring to start some more of these animals but have had to put them on hold whilst finishing off some other projects that have been on my list for a while, but now I can’t wait any longer I have to make some more, I can’t just keep looking longingly through the book any longer! I have set myself a week to do as many as I can before having to get back to my list!   

I have started with the elephant, but rather than doing a traditional grey elephant I have gone a bit off track (just a little!) and gone for a multicoloured one! I love this wool it is a Fair Isle effect Crofter DK by Sirdar in colour bracken. I had some left (about 3/4 of a 50g ball) from a jumper and knew I had just enough to make the elephant!
I started off with a 3mm hook, but it was coming out quite small – much smaller than I was wanting so reluctantly (I hate unravelling!) I restarted in a 4mm hook and am much happier with its final size. The tail caused me a little bit of trout as I am useless with doing knots so bad in fact I had to get a little bit of help with it, but once I had the knot sorted I managed to get the rest done without any problems.
I love this elephant and think the colours have really worked well, and made it a little bit different. I better hurry up and get cracking with some more, not too sure what to start next just so many I want to do…..

  

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