Today I’m sharing with you an absolutely gorgeous, not to mention cute elephant rug crochet piece! As you all know, I started the Elephant Collection to share with you my love not only of crochet, but of elephants. Elephants are creatures that I think are adorable and magnificent and I hate to think that these intelligent animals are endangered. It kills me to know that there are people out there who actively hunt animals and cause such great harm to their populations and our own planet through sheer greed. And the elephant is only one such animal.
The pattern I’m sharing with you today is the Josefina and Jeffery Elephant Rug. I found the picture on Pinterest, but you can find the pattern on Ravelry too. This pattern is so lovely I had to include it in the Elephant Collection. The pattern looks daunting to me I must say, and is rated at intermediate. I am definitely an intermediate level crocheter, but this pattern does include stitches I’ve never crocheted before. Plus, I don’t know if I have the patience for such a large project anymore. I’d be tempted to try this cute elephant rug pattern if I had a place to put such a lovely piece. I’m thinking with time and patience any crocheter with intermediate skills can complete this elephant crochet piece.
Did You Know…
Elephants are either left or right tusked, just like people are either left or right handed. One tusk tends to be smaller than the other due to wear and tear from use
All African elephants have tusks
Only some male Asian elephants have tusks, females do not have tusks
Elephants are still actively poached for their ivory tusks
Elephants are organized into social groups consisting of females and calves and are led by a matriarch