Elephant Knitting Patterns
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
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
Elephants on Parade Scarf
Double knit reversible scarf featuring elephants. Designed by Carrie Pinkerton. Pictured project (top) by trailerparkmedic
Adorable striped toy elephant is a great stash buster. Finished size: 5 inches tall by 6 inches in length Designed by Susan B. Anderson
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
- Get the free knitting pattern
- New to double knitting? Get a free class with a free trial at Creativebug
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.
Noah’s Ark – Elephants
Elephant toy softie designed by Sue Jobson for Sirdar. 17cm (6¾in) tall.
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
Elephant measures 9 1⁄2in (24cm) in height
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.
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
- Get the knitting pattern and class for free trial at Creativebug
- Or get the pattern in Knitting Today! #8, December 2011/January 2012
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.
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
Spencer the Elephant Baby
Patterns for Purchase
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
Elephant Baby Blanket
Easy blanket in just knit and purl stitches. The completed blanket will measure 71 x 71cm.
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.
Flying Elephant Toy
Adorable elephant softie with three knit balloons. The finished elephant is approximately 5.9x8.7 inches (15x22cm).
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!
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
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.
Baby Elephant Vest
Child’s vest with images of a baby elephant outlined in lace. Size 21 (22, 27, 28½)” chest circumference
- Get the knitting pattern at Interweave
- Also available in Interweave Knits, Summer 2011 (the price seems to be less for this magazine than the individual pattern)
Elephant / Lion Flip Toy
Knitting pattern for large plush elephant toy from Stylecraft. Super huggable! Finished Height: 54.5″
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.
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
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
Terry 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, intheloopknitting.com. 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!