A little lilac crochet elephant! With some pretty tilda fabric on the ears...
I used this pattern which is a translation into English of a Japanese pattern. I liked the cute design, and also the minimal sewing on of limbs appealed greatly to me! The way the legs are crocheted onto the body is a method I've never seen or tried before, but I love the seamless finish it gives. It also means there is no having to try to line and match them up evenly, which you'd have to do if sewing on. As it was, sewing the tail and ears onto the elephant gave me enough trouble - I do hate that bit!!
I found it a bit fiddly in places, and I don't deny some cursing and angry words towards the end! But, as is most often the case, I'm glad I made it (now it's done)!
Now I'm just off for my Mum's birthday celebration... I hope she likes her little elephant!
[Edited to add: My Mum loved it - makes it all worthwhile!!]
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