The Muse Scarlett Yvette Royal

The Muse Scarlett Yvette Royal

Friday, January 31, 2014

How to Loom and Elephant
























How to Loom an Elephant

Items:
24 peg loom
looming hook
crochet hook
crafters needle
Polyfil
2 skeins of yarn
2 eyes, or buttons

Terms:
EW- E-Wrap
CO- Cast On
DSCO- Draw Sting Cast On
P-Purl
D- Decrease
COF- Cast Off
DSCOF- Draw String Cast Off

Head: Working Flat
EW CO 24 Pegs
Row 1-9: EW
Row 10: EW3 (Start Ear EW 6 pegs 17 rows) EW6 (Start Ear EW 6 pegs 17 rows) EW3
Row 11-16: EW
Row 17:  D1 EW D1 EW D1 EW (Bring loops together) EW12 D1 EW D1 EW D1 EW (Bring loops together)
Row 18-19: EW18
Row 20: D1 EW D1 EW (Bring loops together) EW8 D1 EW D1 EW (Bring loops together)
Row 21-22: EW14
Row 23: D1 EW D1 EW (Bring loops together) EW6 D1 EW D1 EW (Bring loops together)
Row 24: EW 10
Row 25: D1 EW D1 EW (Bring loops together) EW4 D1 EW D1 EW (Bring loops together)
Row 26: EW 6
Row 27: D1 EW EW2 D1 EW
Row 28-33: EW4
DSCOF
Sew up trunk, ears, and close up back of head. Stuff

Body: Work Circular
EW CO 24 pegs
Row1-15: EW24
Row 16: P24
Row 17-21: EW24
D by every other peg, toss bottom loop over all pegs, DSCOF
Stuff body

Legs: Work Flat
EW CO 18 pegs
Row 1-6: EW18
Row 7: D1 EW, EW14, D1 EW
Row 8: D1 EW, EW12, D1 EW
Row 9-16: EW14
COF
Sew bottom and front of leg up stuff, make 4 total.

Tail: Work Flat
DSCO 6 pegs
Row 1-6: EW6
Row 7: D1 EW, EW2, D1 EW
Row 8-18: EW4
COF
Sew up tail

Assembling
Sew on back legs at the purled row leaving a column space between them. Then sew on front legs at top of body lined up with outer edge of back legs. Sew on head lining up trunk in between the back legs, the ears with the front legs and the back of the head back center of the body. Sew the tail on the purled row back center. Hot glue on eyes or snap in safety eyes lined up with base of trunk and inner corner of ears.
Your Done!!




16 comments:

  1. This elephant is just precious and reminds me very much of Babar, the elephant from children's books. Also, as one who uses "off-the-beaten-path" techniques to create items for the looms (I'm the creator of the drawstring cast on), I must tell you how special I think you are. You are one of my very favorite designers! Your projects are so innovative, unique and fresh! Keep up the good work!

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    1. Well that is cool, with everything on the internet it is hard to know who came up with all the different techniques out there. Glad to know that info. :-) So glad you enjoy my designs, always nice to know things like that. I have plenty more designs that will be coming out this year. Thank you again for the comment!!!

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  2. I would love to make this elephant for my niece's birthday and I do not understand how to decrease every other stitch.
    Can you please help me?

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  3. Have you seen the video link for the elephant? If you have and it just seems not to be helping try this link for some techniques I have and see if it helps. :-) http://youtu.be/xYN0vii4lU0

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  4. Im curious what changes you made to make the smaller elephant (assuming the one im making according to this pattern is the larger).

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    1. None really it is just knit instead of an e-wrap which just makes it smaller.

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    2. None really it is just knit instead of an e-wrap which just makes it smaller.

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  5. Did you use thinner thread or the same wool to sew up the elephant? :) It's so cute!

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    1. I use the same makes it match and blend in easier.

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  6. I am sooo impressed with your work! Will be looking forward to your future endeavors.

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  7. Do you double strand the yarn or just a single strand? And what kind of yarn?

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    1. 2 strands. If using bulky yarn, or 3 strands if you are using worsted.

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  8. This is awesome! I tried it for the first time and it came out great! I turned my elephant head upside down though so the trunk pointed up for good luck to give as a baby shower present! I cant wait to make another one. Thanks so much!

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  9. Hiya love your videos but any chance you could repeat the elephant one in better lighting so difficult to see what your doing and I learn from seeing not reading the patterns. Thanks x

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  10. Hiya love your videos but any chance you could repeat the elephant one in better lighting so difficult to see what your doing and I learn from seeing not reading the patterns. Thanks x

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  11. Hiya love your videos but any chance you could repeat the elephant one in better lighting so difficult to see what your doing and I learn from seeing not reading the patterns. Thanks x

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