One project, actually two, I have thoroughly enjoyed making since Easter are these elephants. Hanging out together in the cradle for the next 4 weeks to see which one will become a permanent resident in there*.
The pattern was purchased from the Stipenhaak website and it really was a well written pattern. The website is in dutch, but there is an option to translate the webpage into your language and also when you purchase the patterns, you can choose from a few languages. She also has a blog: Stipenhaak Blog with some trully beautiful pieces of amigurumi crochet.
I have used Bendigo Cotton 8 ply in Fawn for the body, head and trunk and some stripes.
All other colours are from the Moda Vera Mini Cotton range from Spotlight. I found this perfect as you only use a little bit especially doing stripes.
Crochet hook: 2.75mm
I have actually filled the main body with the craft pellets inside a material sack, to give the elephants some weight. The arms, legs, head and trunk are stuffed with polyfill.
What I loved about her blog, she has a video with a colouring changing tip. It is worth watching, and rewatching, and putting it into practice. I now enjoy doing striped amigurumi with out an steps at the colour change.
Here is a link to the video. Hopefully it works.
*There will dv be one elephant left over. Here I am hoping my sister who is due 3 weeks after me has the opposite to us, and we can post off the remaining elephant. If not, its sure going to be hard to find a new home for it.