If you are looking for a gift for a baby or a child, check out some of these elephant knitting patterns we have listed. Elephants are known for their intelligence and loyalty.
Elephants are all about family and will risk their lives to save a member of their herd. They are strong and massive yet loving and endearing. Many baby nursery items are adorned with the majestic beast, since they symbolize good luck and protection.
Below are 44 elephant knitting patterns
Knit one elephant or create a whole herd. Make a blanket or a pillow. Whatever you decide, have fun and be creative.
Let’s put our knitting skills to work with these adorable knitted elephant patterns that look just as sweet on the bedroom shelf as they do in the arms of a lucky little one.
1. Pink Baby Elephant Knitting Pattern by FunnyRabbitToys
Knit up several of these cute little elephants in blue, pink, yellow, or grey to decorate or nursery. Or make one as a gift for an elephant loving friend.
The elephant knitting pattern is knit flat. Included are step-by-step instructions and photos of the process. When finished the elephant will measure close to 3.625 inches (9 cm) in height.
2. Elephant Cushion Knitting Pattern by fluffandfuzz
This elephant will make the ideal snuggling pillow. Toss one of these on the couch or a chair. Nobody will be able to resist its cuteness.
The elephant knitting pattern is worked in stockinette. It integrates provisional cast on and kitchener stitch grafting. The elephant cushion is worked flat on single pointed needles. The tail is an i-cord tube worked on two double pointed needles.
3. Knitted Elephant Pattern by LePavillonCreatif
How sweet is this elephant family? If you are looking for a gender-neutral knitting pattern for a baby shower, this would be a fantastic pattern to work on. Simply use grey and white. Or, if you know the nursery’s colour scheme, pick matching colours.
You can knit this elephant blanket using different techniques. Choose the technique based on your level of expertise or preference.
4. Sweet Knitted Elephant with little friend Pattern by HandMadeAwards
This Dumbo inspired elephant knitting pattern includes his little friend Timothy Mouse. The elephant is knitted with light grey and baby pink coloured wool. He is wearing a cute red and yellow ruffle necklace and a yellow hat.
The little mouse has on his classic red coat and white gloves. There is also a tiny feather. The finished project measure approximately 6.29 inches (16 cm) from its toes to the tip of the mouse’s hat.
5. Knitted Elephant Toy in a Textured Sweater Pattern by Littlecottonrabbits
Here is an advanced level knitting pattern that creates an adorable plush elephant. You can easily change the clothes to make a boy or a girl elephant. The elephant knitting pattern is knit flat on two needles. All pieces are seamed afterward.
The pattern is 14 pages long and contains over 50 detailed step-by-step photographs. Along with the instructions, there are tips for stuffing, seaming, and finishing the elephant. The finished size of the doll is approximately 9 inches (23 cm) tall.
6. Free Elephant Knitting Pattern from Woman’s Day
Make a plush elephant with this free knitting pattern. There are step-by-step instructions that use abbreviations. There are no photos. We would recommend this pattern for an intermediate level knitter.
The pattern uses any light worsted weight yarn, US 3 (3.25 mm) knitting needles, polyester fiberfill, straight pins, and tweezers.
7. Josefina and Jeffery Elephant Knitting Pattern by IRAROTTpatterns
These pillows are a perfect fit for a safari themed nursery or child’s bedroom. The pillows are knitted seamlessly in 1 piece. The eyes, eyebrows, and bows are sewed on. The instructions are written row-by-row and include photos, diagrams, abbreviations, and explanations.
It is an intermediate level elephant knitting pattern that uses garter stitch, knit two together, slip slip knit decreases, knit in front and back increases, yarn over increases, slip stitch, 3-needle bind off, I-cord, knitting in the round using the Magic Loop method, double pointed needles, and German short rows.
8. DUMBO Blanket Elephant Knitting Pattern by LesTricotsdeDilia
This blanket has a subtle elephant in relief. It will keep your baby warm.
Two versions are included with this PDF download. One version is a chart. The other has row-by-row instructions. It is easy to follow and is a great knitting project for beginners. The finished Dumbo blanket measures approximately 33 inches x 37 inches.
9. Knitted Elephant Love Blanket Pattern by KnitSewMake
Here is a blanket that would make a great baby shower gift. The pattern looks intricate, but it is easy to knit. Find out the colours of the nursery and customise it especially for the giftee.
There are instructions for two sizes included in the download: 24.41 inches (62 cm) x 26.38 inches (67 cm) and 38.58 inches (98 cm) x 44.09 inches (112 cm).
10. Knitted Elephant Lovie by Thora
Knit this adorable elephant security blanket for the special little one in your life. They will want to carry it around with them, wherever they go.
The free elephant knitting pattern is knit using size 7 circular needles and a set of size 4 double pointed needles. The circular needles are used to make the blanket. The double pointed needles are used for the head, arms, ears, and tusks.
11. Cushion Little Elephant Knitting Pattern by iKnitDesigns
Make this pillow for a nursery, a child’s bed, or yourself. The pillow features little elephants with different coloured ears. It is the perfect size for snuggling.
The pillow is easy to knit using stocking stitch and a coloured intarsia chart. It is knitted in one piece with a button opening at the back. The finished measurements are 20 inches (50 cm) wide x 12 inches (30 cm) tall.
12. Knitted Elephant Baby Booties Pattern by AuntJanetsDesigns
These booties are not only cute but are also stretchy and comfortable. They are perfect for baby showers. You can knit them in classic grey or chose any other colour you like.
The downloadable pattern includes sizes: 0-3 months, 6 months, and 12 months. There are 5 pages of instructions that include photos and row by row stitch counts. The booties are knit flat and seamed. You can use any worsted yarn and size US 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles.
13. Baby’s Knitted Pinafore Dress with Elephant Motif by WhatMamaKnits
Little girls with love this cosy, knitted pinafore. It features an elephant motif on the front panel. It is created in a bib style and fastens with 2 buttons on the straps. There are also two buttons on each side at the waist for ease of fit.
The outfit is knit from the bottom up with broken rib borders and straps. The pattern includes sizes: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, and 2-3 years.
14. Elephant Hat Knitting Pattern by CharityBabe
A beginner can knit this hat up quickly. The hat is really cute and warm. Children will absolutely love the elephant design.
The pattern includes sizes baby through adult. You will need to sew on 2 buttons for the eyes.
15. Dishcloth or Afghan Square Free Elephant Knitting Pattern from Daisy and Storm
If you are looking for a free elephant knitting pattern that knits up quickly, try this washcloth pattern. Make one as a washcloth, or knit up some of their other free patterns and create an Afghan.
You can use any size needle and yarn. If you are planning on making an Afghan, be certain you use the same size needle and yarn for each block. You will need to know knitting abbreviations to complete this pattern.
16. Elephant Dishcloth Beginner Knitting Pattern by OhLaLanaDesigns
Here is an easy elephant knitting pattern that is perfect for a beginner. It can be used to make a washcloth, dishcloth, pot holders and placemats. Or make a bunch of squares and join them together to create a blanket.
You only need to know knit, purl, casting on, and binding off to complete this pattern. The approximate size of the completed block is 8.75 inches x 8.75 inches (22.5 cm x 22.5 cm).
17. Knitted Elephant Scarf Pattern by sincerelylouise
Elephant lovers will adore this warm scarf. The scarf is knitted straight, then seamed together using a mattress stitch. Part of the scarf can be knitted in the round, which will eliminate some sewing. The ears, legs, and tusks are knitted separately and sewn onto the scarf.
This elephant knitting pattern is perfect for beginners who already know the basics of knitting. It uses knit, purl, increasing (Kfb), and decreasing. The finished scarf is designed for an adult. It measures 57 inches (145 cm) long x 4 ¾ inches (12 cm) wide, x 3/5 inch (1.5 cm) thick.
18. A day at the circus Knitted Elephant Pattern by NewAgeKnittingCA
It’s off to the circus with this fun elephant knitting pattern. You can knit it in various colours. The pattern creates an adult size headband that will fit a head circumference of 20 inches to 23 inches.
This is an intermediate level knitting pattern that uses a colour coded knitting chart. The headband is knit on circular needles which makes it seamless. There are video links included making it easier for beginners.
19. Emily and Edward Free Elephant Knitting Pattern by Yarnspirations
Here is a free elephant knitting pattern. This cute couple would look perfect sitting on a bookshelf or bedside table. You will want to make a set of these for all the kids you know. Completed, the Emily and Edward elephants will measure 4 inches (10.16 cm) tall while seated.
20. Baby Pears Blanket Buddy Knitting Pattern by TheByrdsNest
This elephant lovey would be ideal for a baby or small child. It is a lovable toy and security blanket all rolled into one.
The elephant lovey has a slip stitch pattern on his arms and ears. It will measure approximately 12 inches (30.48 cm) wide spread out, and 10 inches (25.4 cm) in length.
21. Dumbo Elephant Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern by NotJustNanasKnit
Are you looking for knitting patterns for a Disney themed nursery? Check out this adorable Dumbo baby blanket. This elephant knitting includes a chart and full written instructions. The finished blanket is approximately 27.56 inches (70 cm) x 31.5 inches (80 cm).
22. Knitted Elephant Hat Pattern by Kathleen Taylor’s Dakota Dreams
Use this free elephant knitting pattern chart to make a child’s size winter hat. You will need size 5double pointed needles or circular knitting needles.
23. Elephants on Parade Scarf Pattern by Carrie Pinkerton
This is a double knit elephant pattern. It uses contrasting colors to produce a mirror image on both sides of the fabric. The pattern is for intermediate level knitters that have mastered the basics of double knit. Included with the chart is a tutorial for double knitting.
24. Elephant Diamond Blanket Pattern by KnitSewMake
This is a fun elephant knitting pattern. It would look fabulous in a baby nursery. Or make one for yourself to snuggle under on the sofa.
There are 4 sizes included: small 27.95 inches (71 cm) x 35.83 inches (91 cm), medium 36.61 inches (93 cm) x 46.85 inches (119 cm), large 45.28 inches (115 cm) x 57.87 inches (147 cm), and extra large 53.94 inches (137 cm) x 68.9 inches (175 cm).
25. Knitted Circus Elephant Stackable Ring Toy Pattern by MadeByDevrie
This an adorable and unique knitted elephant toy. It would make a great gift for any new mom or child.
The plush toy is made with cotton yarn, so it is easy to clean and manage. The elephant knitting pattern is knit in the round using US size 5 needles. When finished, it will stand about 12 inches (30.48 cm) tall and is about 8 inches (20.32 cm) wide.
26. Snuffle Pullover Knitted Elephant Pattern from Yarnspirations
Kids will love wearing this colourful elephant sweater. One arm of the sweater is the elephant’s trunk. The free elephant knitting pattern is for one size. The finished chest is 24 inches (60.96 cm) and the length is 13 inches (33.02 cm).
27. Elephant Parade Baby Blanket Pattern by ezcareknits
This adorable elephant blanket is knitted with heavier yarn. It will keep a baby snuggly warm. It would also make a great photo prop.
The elephant knitting pattern includes easy-to-follow instructions. It is a beginner-friendly project. Finished it will measure about 36 inches (91.44 cm) wide X 36 inches (91.44 cm) high.
28. Huge Giant Elephant Toy Pattern by PollysPrettyPatterns
Are you looking for an elephant knitting pattern to make a large stuffed animal? Then you will definitely want to take a look at this pattern. When finished, this knitted elephant toy will measure approximately 54.5 inches (140 cm) tall.
29. Elephant Rattle Pattern by Red Heart
Create a gift for a small child with this free elephant knitting pattern. You could also use this pattern to make a cat toy. The rattle will measure approximately 5.5 inches (14 cm) tall, and the head is about 6.5 inches (16.5 cm) around at the widest point.
30. Baby Elephant Knitting Pattern by Claire Fairall Designs
This knitted baby elephant, with a curved trunk and big floppy ears, is ready for Nursery cuddles and naps. Baby elephant’s body, head and trunk is knitted as a single piece of garter stitch (knit every row) and assembled with very few seams and some interesting, but not complicated folding. Garter stitch is very stretchy, and it is this property which makes this Elephant pattern work!
31. Free Elephant Knitting Pattern by Gathered
This super-cute knitted elephant toy gives unbeatable cuddles and is sure to brighten up anyone’s day! Knitted toys make thoughtful gifts for special occasions, and I think this cuddly elephant would be a fun addition to a jungle-themed bedroom or nursery.
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32. Patchwork Elephant Knitting Pattern by Knitting Crochet Room
Big on color, yet small in size, this friendly colorful elephant is the perfect companion for kids. Shape it in the colors shown, or imagine a different personality for your gentle giant. It’s a delightful project that’s fun and inspired, so why not make a few for all the kids in your world?
33. Baby Elephant Hat Knitting Pattern by Little Red Window
This Baby Elephant Hat Knitting Pattern makes the cutest zoo baby animal hat. This adorable elephant baby hat pattern is a quick and easy knit and includes instructions to make this cute zoo animal hat in 4 sizes. This baby hat pattern is good for beginners and is knit in the round with worsted weight yarn. Happy elephant hat knitting!
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34. Knitted Elephant Play Mat Pattern by Sophia Minakais
Cuddly, soft and friendly, this play mat makes the perfect floor mat for toddlers. Knit in super bulky yarn, with a canvas lining on the bottom, felt eyes and a cute pompom tail, this play mat just can’t miss.
35. Amigurumi Knitted Elephant Pattern by Amy Gaines
Along with teddy bears, blue and pink crochet elephants occupy a leading position in the ratings of beloved children’s toys. The elephant measures 9 inches long and 5.5 inches tall—a perfect toy to knit up for for a baby shower or a birthday!
36. Sleepy Elephant Knit Pillow Pattern by Yarnspirations
Introduce your child to a huggable new friend, with this lovable knit pillow that provides comfort and a sense of security. This sleepy elephant pillow is worked flat and features stocking stitch, an intarsia “ear”, plus chain stitch embroidery for the face. Make it as designed, or change up the colors to please your little recipient. Add it to a baby shower gift basket or give it as a gift on its own. It’s the warmest nap time companion!
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37. Ella, The Elephant Knitting Pattern by Let’s Knit
From her pink ears all the way to her pink toes, Ella is the best-dressed little elephant we know. Well, we say ‘little’ but at 42cm tall, she is a very huggable size, plus you’ll find her a dream to knit in the soft child-friendly yarn.
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38. Ella Elephant Knitting Pattern by Carol Turner
Is there anything cuter than an elephant in a cute dress? We think not. This adorable Ella is the perfect toy to gift to a little one, or any feminine elephant fan in your life!
39. Gigi, The Little Elephant Knitting Pattern by Magical Knit Design
This knitting pattern is easy to make, knitted back and forth on single pointed needles. If you know cast on/cast off, knit/purl, increase/decrease, change yarn color and seam the pieces it is the pattern for you.
Gigi is a little elephant, soft and nice, he likes to bathe but only with his duck ring. He likes to change his clothes often so he has three types of shorts: striped shorts with brace, dungarees and stretch cotton shorts with brace.
40. Knitted Elephant Pattern by Skanda Vale Hospice
Fancy a new project? Try your hand at knitting one of these cute little woolly elephants. Make them in a multitude of colors and add some ribbon to their necks as a pretty touch!
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41. Elephant Blanket Knitting Pattern by Knit Sew Make
This elephant blanket is perfect for a unisex gift for new babies or as an adorable addition to a baby’s nursery decor — especially fitting for a safari wildlife themed nursery. What a great baby shower gift this beautiful blanket would make! As an elephant lover, this blanket is definitely a joy to make!
42. Elephant Ballerina Knitting Pattern by Vicky G
This ballerina elephant is on her tip toes ready for her pirouettes. Her tu-tu is fixed to her waist and she is complete with ballet slippers. She will bring any girl lots of joy. Let your imagination run wild and make them in your favorite colors.
43. Knitted Boy Elephant Knitting Pattern by Mary Jane’s Tearoom
Isn’t this pattern for a sweet amigurumi boy elephant absolutely one of a kind? Just look at him with his striped top and baggy trousers! He is ready to melt hearts, undoubtedly! The finished size is approximately 11.2″ tall. He is designed to sit and be posed easily on a shelf or a mini stool.
44. Flo, The Elephant Free Knitting Pattern by Knitty
Flo, the elephant is a whimsical, cuddly little creature you’ll adore. This charming knitted toy is the perfect nap time accessory as well as nursery decor item for your little one. The colorful contrast stitching makes Flo a striking stuffed elephant you will cherish for years. Knit one in your favorite color combination for your favorite little animal lover.
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ELEPHANT DESIGNS ARE POPULAR IN NURSERY DECOR. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT BABY SHOWER GIFT, KNIT UP ONE OF THESE ELEPHANT KNITTING PATTERNS.
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Elephants are large animals known for their intelligence and loyalty. This makes them perfect for nursery decor. If you are an animal lover or are looking for the perfect baby shower gift, take a look at our list of elephant knitting patterns. From blankets and pillows to plush dolls, there is an elephant knitting pattern you will love creating.