Elephant Feet (make 2):
- Worsted weight yarn (less than a skein)
- Size G (4.0mm) crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Fiberfill stuffing
st(s) = stitch(es)
ss = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
inc = 2 sc in the same st
dec = decrease
Round 1: Make a magic circle and work 6 sc into the circle, ss to the first st to join (6)
Round 2: ch 1, inc around, ss to join (12)
Round 3: ch 1, sc around in back loop only, ss to join (12)
Round 4: ch 1, sc around, ss to join (12)
Round 5: ch 1, [sc in the next 2 sts, dec] around, ss to join (9)
At this point, I stitched on the three toes using some white scrap yarn and a tapestry needle, but you can add them later or leave them off entirely if you prefer.
Rounds 6-8: ch 1, sc around, ss to join (9)
Begin stuffing. Continue to stuff as you go.
Round 9: ch 1, [sc, dec] around, ss to join (6)
Round 10: ch 1, dec around, ss to join (3)
Finish stuffing. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Anyway, I followed the basic pattern for the blanket piece, but only used two colors and made mine a bit smaller. Then I finished it off with a round of sc.
Hopefully this gives you some crochet inspiration when it comes to making loveys. Don't be afraid to customize things. That's the #1 perk of making things yourself, right? Happy hooking!