Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Tunisian Elephant Cup Cozy

This is the final week of the Cup Cozy series (at least for now, I definitely have plans to expand these at some point) and I have saved my absolute favourite design until last, the Elephant.

The Elephant Cozy, like the other animal cozies, is worked in the round, although this time I decided to use a combination of the knit stitch and the purl stitch, which has created a lovely RIB effect. I chose to make the background or return pass in a grey and the forward pass or foreground in grey and I wanted that colour choice to echo the savannah or jungle that the Elephant naturally lives in. This particular RIB stitch doesn't curl like a lot of other stitches so the whole cozy can be worked up in the one stitch and I love it.

The dimensions of the Elephant cozy are the same as the others, 7cm high and 12cm across (or 24cm in the round) and as such is a great stash busting project as it doesn’t use up too much yarn. Once I finished the Cozy I added a cute Elephant motif in grey and I especially love how I managed to only attach his ear at one point giving it a lovely 3D realistic effect.

You can get the pattern for the Elephant Cup Cozy below. Join me next week for something summery to wear for what is left of the summer, or if you are lucky enough to be going on a hot holiday this will be the perfect top for you.

Vicky x

Elephant Cozy

  1. Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make this cozy

  • 4ply cotton (I used King Cole Giza) in the following;
    • green – around 15-20m
    • grey – around 15-20m
    • Small amount of black for eye and mouth
  • 3.5mm double ended crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker

2. Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this pattern.  All terms used are American.

  • Ch- chain
  • TSS – Tunisian simple stitch
  • TDRS – Tunisian Double Rib Stitch – (2 Knit stitch, 2 Purl stitch repeated along each row)
  • RP – return pass
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • yo – yarn over
  • sc inc – single crochet increase – 2 single crochet in same stitch
  • 3 sc tog – 3 single crochet together – (insert hook through 1 stitch, pull up a loop) x 3, then yarn over and pull through all loops on hook
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Trc – treble crochet
  • f/l – front loops
  • m/c – magic circle

3. Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

  • The gauge for this pattern is 14 rows and 12 stitches of Tunisian simple stitch in a 5cm square.
  • The finished elephant is 7cm tall and 12 cm wide (24cm all the way around.)
  • The cozy is worked in the round, if you are not familiar with Tunisian in the round, then please see this video for help;

4. Pattern

Cozy– start in green and use grey for the RP

Round Instruction Stitches
  Ch 56 56
1 Sk ch and TSS across, RP in grey 56
2 Joining into the round (see video in notes) TDRS around, RP 56
3-16 TDRS around, RP  
17 Cast off using TDRS pattern  
  Sl st to join and cast off, sew in ends  

Elephant Body – in grey

Round Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in m/c 6
2 (sc inc) x 6 12
3 3 sc inc, 3 sc, 3 sc inc, 3 sc 18
44 sc, ch 7, sk ch and 6 sl st down ch, 3 sc,
(sc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, sl st in the same stitch), 2 sc,
(sc, ch2, dc, ch 2, sl st in the same stitch),
4 sc, sl st
  Cast off with long tail for sewing  

Elephant Head – in grey

Round Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in m/c 6
2 (sc inc) x 6 12
3 (sc, sc inc) x 6 18
4sl st, ch 13, sk ch, 12 hdc down ch, 7 sl st,
(sc, hdc, dc, trc in f/l of same stitch),
3 trc in f/l of same stitch,
(trc, dc, hdc, sc in f/l of same stitch),
sl st and cast off with a long tail

Sew elephant body to cozy first, then sew elephant head, making sure to curl the trunk up and leave the ear unsewn around the curved edge.   Sew and eye and mouth in black.

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