I have twin grandbabies, Harper and Sadi. I made them these cute elephant snugglies. They are very simple to make, they’re basically an over-sized granny square with a stuffed elephant head attached to the middle. It took me just a few hours to make each one.
I used the free pattern from DenDennis Amigurumist but added my own border. For the blue border I used a simple slip stitch/chain 1 pattern all the way around; for the pink one I used a picot type pattern to make it look lacier.
The Granny Square is made with clusters of 3 double crochet stitches with a chain 1 in between and chain 2 for the corners. The Elephant head is an amigurumi using single crochet. Instructions for granny square and elephant head are from DenDennis Amigurumist. Lacy border trim is optional, instructions are at the bottom of this post.
Blue Border Trim:
The border trim is the 14th. round and is repeated all the way around the square. Complete granny square as instructed but do not fasten off. Instead proceed to round 14.
Round 14: slip stitch into first sc on round 13; *chain 1, slip stitch into next sc; Repeat from * all the way around; slip stitch to first slip stitch on this round. Fasten off.
Pink Lacy Picot style trim:
Complete granny square as instructed but do not fasten off. Instead proceed to round 14.
Round 14: slip stitch into first 2 sc on round 13; *chain 3; go BACKWARD and slip stitch into first sc on round 13; go Forward skip stitch (this would be the 2nd. slip stitch made before you went backward); slip stitch into next 2 sc on round 13; Repeat from * all the way around; slip stitch to first slip stitch on this round. Fasten off.