Effie the Elephant

Here’s a little felt elephant I made recently. She’s made out of plain ole craft felt and is about four inches tall. Her name is Effie. Effie Bass Miller was my great-grandmother.

Felt Elephant JanMadeIt 1

She has a yellow tail and yellow feet.

The tail is crocheted cotton perle thread, probably size 5. I chained about 12–15 stitches and then turned around and single crocheted back down the chain.  I added a little tassel at the end.

She’s assembled with three strands of embroidery floss.

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Her trunk was too short so I used the half-circle scrap from between her legs to add some length and give her a little personality.

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That’s why the end of her trunk is orange on one side and pink on the other.

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I picked blue for her ears and used blue thread to attach little button eyes.

The trickiest part of the whole assembly was the ears (I made two sets that were too small), getting them in the right spot (they were first too far back, and then too low), and making sure they were lined up on each side of her head.

I might add and embroider a little blanket across her back. If I do, I’ll give you an update.

She makes me smile.



8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. trixi
    Oct 04, 2017 @ 20:55:16

    I love her! love the way she’s developed as you made her…trunk to short no problem just add the scrap from between her legs!! Personality plus 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


    • Jan
      Oct 04, 2017 @ 22:02:22

      Thanks, Trixi!

      I wish my little Hippo would be so accommodating. The snout was too long. It looked like a horse with short stumpy legs. So I trimmed it off… still not right. It needs more tweaking before he’s (she?) ready for prime time.

      Thanks for inspiring me to play with making these little critters.



  2. juliascreativeyear
    Oct 05, 2017 @ 01:15:49

    Effie is gorgeous. I love all the different colours on her, and i love your creativity in fixing her trunk

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Emma
    Oct 22, 2017 @ 17:00:45

    Effie is super cute! I’m loving the effect of the different colours



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