Crochet Amigurumi Elephant

Thank you for the name suggestions for the elephant – my favourite name came from my Facebook page from Lynn who suggested Elbert, Professor of African Studies. Thank you Lynn!

I would like to introduce you to Professor Elbert. He is a wise and friendly elephant who enjoys reading and loves to teach. He loves cuddles too and never leaves home without his bow tie!

Professor Elbert’s pattern is now available at my Etsy store.


The pattern is suitable for beginners – just single crochet stitches throughout and is relatively easy to put together. A knowledge of magic ring/circle and whipstitch sewing is required.

He would be great to make and give to a child who loves elephants!  Or you can crochet one for yourself!

I will be making 2 more safari animals – a giraffe and hippo as part of my safari animal series. Professor Elbert is the first of the series.  More details to come for the other two.


I used a 4.5mm hook and 8 ply yarn to crochet Professor Elbert and he measures about 33cm (13 inches) from top to bottom.

You will need:

  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • 1 x 8 ply yarn ball – at least 300m (328yds) in Light Grey
  • 1 x 8 ply yarn in Orange
  • Small amount of Dark Grey coloured yarn
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Polyester toy stuffing
  • 2 x 14mm plastic safety eyes
  • Stitch marker (optional)
  • Pins (optional)

Pattern available at Etsy.  I hope you enjoy making this elephant.  I had a lot of fun putting him together.

If you make Professor Elbert, I would love to see him – post a picture on instagram and tag me @maryjcarlos or post on my Facebook page.

Happy crocheting!




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