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Elephant Knitting Patterns

by | May 14, 2017 | Animals

Knitting Patterns for Elephant Toys, Blankets, Sweaters and more. Most patterns are free

To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.

These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.

All links on this site are for informational purposes, but please note that some links are to affiliate sellers that pay me a small commission on purchases.

Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Hap the Elephant

Hap the Elephant

Elephant toy designed by Nancy Anderson as one of her Big Footed Critters. Approximately 15 1/2″ tall in Aran weight yarn. Pictured project by sarahsh123

Free Knitting Pattern for Elephants on Parade Scarf

Elephants on Parade Scarf

Double knit reversible scarf featuring elephants. Designed by Carrie Pinkerton. Pictured project (top) by trailerparkmedic

Free Knitting Pattern for Sweet Mini Elephant

Sweet Mini Elephant

Toy knit flat and seamed. 5 in. (12.5 cm) tall. Designed by Lion Brand Yarn

Free Knitting Pattern for Elefante Elephant Toy


Adorable striped toy elephant is a great stash buster. Finished size: 5 inches tall by 6 inches in length Designed by Susan B. Anderson

Free Knitting Pattern for Elephant Sweater

Elephant Sweater

The Snuffle Pullover features an elephant motif with a trunk formed by the sweater arm. Sizes 2, 4, 6, 8 years. Designed by Lorna Miser by Red Heart. Pictured project by laurau

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Free Knitting Pattern for Elephant Pot Holder

Elephant Pot Holder

Double knit reversible design with elephant motif that can be adapted for use with different techniques intarsia, knit-purl relief, duplicate stitch, etc. You can also use it for afghan blocks, baby clothes, wash cloths, and more. Designed by Susi Sunshine. Pictured project by tanja39

Free Knitting Pattern for Elephant Baby Rattle

Elephant Baby Rattle

This soft knit elephant rattle is contains a cat toy in the head to make the sounds. Rattle measures 14 cm [5½”] tall and head is 16.5 cm [6½”] around at widest point. Designed by Nancy Anderson.

Free Knitting Pattern for Flower Power Elephants

Flower Power Elephants

Toy elephants designed the the Twins Ala and Ela.

Free Knitting Pattern for Noah's Ark Elephant

Noah’s Ark – Elephants

Elephant toy softie designed by Sue Jobson for Sirdar. 17cm (6¾in) tall.

Free Knitting Pattern for Elephant Hat

Elephant Hat

Child sized colorwork beanie with elephant motifs. Designed by Kathleen Taylor. Pictured project by harpknit

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Free Knitting Pattern for Elephant Puppet

Elephant Puppet

Designed originally by Operation Christmas Child International. Pictured project by needleclicker

Free Knitting Pattern for Peanut Elephant Cloth

Peanut the Elephant Wash Cloth

Easy cloth designed by Elaine Fitzpatrick.

Free Knitting Pattern for Oliphaunt Elephant Toy

Oliphaunt Elephant Toy

This elephant toy is knit in one piece from the rear legs forward to the trunk, shaped with short rows, and then sewn. Size depends on yarn weight and needles used. Designed by Cristina Bernardi Shiffman Pictured project by mariflori

Free knitting pattern for Elephant toy softie and more wild animal knitting patterns


Elephant measures 9 1⁄2in (24cm) in height

Free Knitting Pattern for Flo the Elephant

Flo the Elephant

Franklin Habit designed this elephant toy softie by updating a truly vintage pattern pre-1950. As designed, Flo is approx. 8.5 inches tall.

Free Knitting Pattern for Mini Elephant

Mini Elephant

Aine Marriott designed this elephant toy that is about 2 inches long

Free Knitting Pattern for Menagerie Puppets with Free Trial

Menagerie Puppets

Five dressed-up animal finger puppets including elephant, lion, bear, bunny and reindeer. Designed by Monica Rodriguez Fuertes. Pattern  available for free with a free trial at Creativebug. Click link and scroll down to the bottom of pattern list to see the download link. You’ll have to sign up for a free trial.

Two options to get the pattern

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Free Knitting Pattern for Woollyphant


This flat elephant can be used as an appliqué, decor, or jewelry. Aneta Gasiorowska designed this appliqué to be made in one piece using garter stitch and short rows.

Free Knitting Pattern for Elephant Socks

Elephant Socks

Fun socks for children with elephant ears and a foot-shaped trunk. SIZE: 24 months (2 yrs), Child 3, Child 5-6. Pictured project by Meghan

Free knitting pattern for Babar elephant toy with clothes

Free Babar the Elephant Knitting Pattern


The beloved elephant comes to life in Sara Elizabeth Kellner’s 11 inch toy. Instructions for Babar, his green suit, a bowler hat, king’s cape, and crown are all included.

Free knitting pattern for Elephant Teapot Cozy

Elephant Teapot Cozy

Trampled by Geese took advantage of the teapot spout for this cute cozy.

Free knitting pattern for Elephant Lovie and more security blanket buddy knitting patterns

Elephant Lovie

Thora Bey designed this blanket buddy. The body is knit flat and then the head and legs are sewn on at the center.

Free knitting pattern for Spencer the Elephant blanket

Spencer the Elephant Baby

Designed by Kathy Sasser for the book Quick Knitted Afghans, the blanket is worked in stockinette and garter with the features in duplicate stitch. 33 X 45″

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Elephant Family Baby Blanket

Elephant Family Baby Blanket

Finished size of the blanket: 85 x 80 cm (93 * 87 inches). Pattern is in English and French. Designed by Mathilde R

Knitting Pattern for Elephant Baby Blanket

Elephant Baby Blanket

Easy blanket in just knit and purl stitches. The completed blanket will measure 71 x 71cm.

Knitting Pattern for Elephant Vest for Adults and Children

Elephant Vest for Adults and Children

This pullover vest features elephants in stranded colorwork using no more than 2 colors per round. Sizes 35¾ (38½, 44¼, 47, 49¾, 55¼)” chest circumference for adult version and 24 (26¾, 29¼)” chest circumference for child version. Designed by Cassie Castillo for Interweave.

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Knitting Pattern for Flying Elephant Toy

Flying Elephant Toy

Adorable elephant softie with three knit balloons. The finished elephant is approximately 5.9x8.7 inches (15x22cm).

Knitting Pattern for Elephant Baby Booties

Elephant Baby Booties

These booties are knit flat and designed to be stretchy and very comfortable. Includes instructions for the following sizes: 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months. The designer gives permission to sell items made from this pattern!

Knitting Pattern for Elephant Baby Onesie

Elephant Baby Onesie

This romper features a band of fair isle elephants. You can replace with other fair isle designs. Sizes 3 months and 6 months. Designed by Daniela Nii. One of the knitting patterns in 60 More Quick Baby Knits

Knitting pattern for elephant toy and more wild animal knitting patterns

Elephant Toy

Full instructions for knitting and finishing off a little elephant with a textured sweater and shorts. Approx 22cm (9 inches) from the tip of the toes to the top of the ears.

Knitting Pattern for Elephant Lace Vest

Baby Elephant Vest

Child’s vest with images of a baby elephant outlined in lace. Size 21 (22, 27, 28½)” chest circumference

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Knitting Pattern for Elephant Lion Flip Toy

Elephant / Lion Flip Toy

This Elephant to Lion is a topsy turvy toy. Just turn one of the animal buddies inside out to see the new animal. Designed by Susan B. Anderson. Pictured project by maryeh

Knitting pattern for large elephant softie

Stylecraft Elephant

Knitting pattern for large plush elephant toy from Stylecraft. Super huggable! Finished Height: 54.5″

Knit Your Own Zoo

Knit Your Own Zoo: Easy-to-Follow Patterns for 24 Animals

Knit Your Own Zoo includes patterns for a koala, giraffe, tiger, crocodile, penguin, meerkat, elephant, armadillo, panda, a kangaroo and her joey, and 14 other delightful creatures.

Knitting pattern for Mini Cuddly Blankies with bear, dog, elephant, duck, and monkey

Mini Cuddly Blankies

The finished blanket measures just 11 inches/28cms, just right for babies. There are 5 characters included in this package: Bear, Monkey, Elephant, Duck, and Puppy Puppy

Knitting pattern book for Zoo Animal Friends

Zoo Animal Friends

Ten knitting patterns include panda, elephant, koala and baby, lion, polar bear, zebra, kangaroo with joey and monkey all about 11 inches tall

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Terry Matz

meTerry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!

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