Grace: Crochet Elephant Comfort Blanket

Crochet Elephant Comfort Blanket Pattern

Crochet Elephant Comfort Blanket

{Last pattern update:  November 2013}

Grace is a little Crochet Elephant Comfort Blanket.  She is a companion for Eleanor, my Crochet Elephant Puzzle.  So while you wait for me to get Eleanor’s pattern all pretty for publishing, you can make Grace for that special little tantrum-queen in your life.

The odds are very good that you have landed on this page because you love all things Elephant, so do yourself a favour and read the story about Eleanor the elephant matriarch and her friend Grace.  I have to admit that I cried when I read it.  I am such a sop!  But I found it so moving how Grace (and several other elephants) mourned for Eleanor when she passed away.

Crochet Elephant Comfort Blanket Pattern

Yes, but what about the blanket?

The blanket is worked in simple single crochet with a contrasting single crochet border.  I have supplied instructions for three circles to embellish the blanket with, but you can use stars (here is a simple and beautiful pattern by a foothill home companion) or hearts…you can make the blanket multi-coloured or multi-stitched…

The world is your oyster!

Crochet Elephant Comfort Blanket Pattern


  • 5.5 mm crochet hook for the blanket
  • 4.0 mm crochet hook for Grace’s head
  • Double-knit yarn in 2 colours – a 50 g ball should be sufficient for the blanket and the head.  And a few meters will be enough for the border and the ears.
  • Yarn needle
  • Stuffing
  • 2 Safety eyes/buttons/yarn for embroidering eyes

Crochet Elephant Comfort Blanket Pattern

Sharing is caring, so feel free to spread the word and make as many of these blankies as you like.  BUT I ask that you credit me as and when you make anything using this pattern (even if you modify it).

Please do not copy or reproduce the actual pattern.

One last thing:  I LOVE to see the items people make from my patterns, so pretty pretty please share some photos with me when you’re done.  You can either add a project to the Ravelry pattern or share a photo with me on Facebook.


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    • Dedri Uys says

      You are most welcome :) I love short rows for shaping, but people aren’t always so keen on using them.

  1. Conni says

    I LOVE IT! The ONLY thing I would change is the Trunk. The Trunk upwards is Good Luck. Thank You for sharing the pattern with us.


    • Dedri Uys says

      Thank you, Conni. I have heard that about the upward trunk before, but I like her drooping trunk. Trying to alter the pattern to make it point upward just messed with my head, but I have seen people sew the trunk to the forehead so that it looks like she is washing herself.

    • Dedri Uys says

      I am glad that you figured out how to post a pattern, Leticia. Your blanket came out lovely x

  2. sophie hanse says

    bonsoir j adore ce modele doudou elephant pouvez vous me fournir le tuto
    pour le realiser pour ma petite fille de 9 mois
    d avance merci

  3. Sandrea Rudesal says

    My daughter has gone animals for her children…do you have a pattern for a monkey, giraffe or zebra…all her babies are under 4 so they would still use these.

    • Dedri Uys says

      I don’t at the moment, I am afraid. We will soon have a giraffe and a zebra animal, but the comfort blankets won’t be available until the end of the year.

  4. Amberly says

    Hey Dedri! I really love this pattern and put my own twist on it. I was in the middle of making the elephant head last night and now the pattern has been updated. I really would like the old pattern to finish the one I’m in the middle of. Could you email me the old pattern or tell me where to find it? Thank you!!

  5. Karen says

    I just wanted to thank you for this pattern. I made ‘twin’ elephant loveys for my third baby, who is due in March 2014 (that way I can wash one without taking the lovey away). I started them before we knew the gender…now we know it’s a boy! I’m sure he will adore his lovey. Thank you! :)

    • Dedri Uys says

      Just a pleasure, Karen. That’s such a good idea. It’s horrible when you have to throw something they love in the wash. My friend washed her daughter’s favourite bunny and she cried the whole time it was in the wash! Now she sneaks in and steals it after bed time when she wants to wash it.

  6. says

    Love this pattern and thanks for sharing!

    Me and another crochet buddy is working on the elephant head. We get to Line 13 and are just confused at to do the next stitch. Will be working in “rounds” or just working from row to row. Please help.

    • Dedri Uys says

      Marlo, I have just sent you an email. You do not turn at the end of round 13. you join to the first stitch of round 13 with a slip stitch. Then you work round 14, joining with a sl st again as in the pattern. If it says short row at the beginning of a row, it’s a row. If it doesn’t say short row, you work in the round, joining to the first stitch of the round with a slip stitch. Holler if you’re still stuck. x

  7. emily says

    Help! I’m not understanding part of Note 1: “Sc through both layers (rounds 2 and 3) of the ear and the next st of the head.”

    Where do I go through the 2 and 3 layers of the ear?

    Thanks! It looks adorable so far!

    • Dedri Uys says

      When you have worked through rounds 1 and 4, it naturally folds the ear and pulls it flat. The ends of rounds 2 and 3 now lie on top of each other, so you just poke your hook through the next hole, which will be round 3, and the layer between it and the head, which will be round 2. Then you insert your hook into the next st of the head. In this way you work through all 3 layers – the 2 layers of the folded ear and the 1 layer of the head.

  8. Jessi says

    Thanks so much for posting this pattern! I’m making one for my cousin’s first baby. Her mother recently passed away and elephants were her favorite animal. Thanks again for sharing, it will mean the world to her!

    • Dedri Uys says

      Double knit yarn is 8 ply. Worsted weight is 10 ply. So if you use worsted weight, your project will come up bigger than stipulated.

  9. Regina says

    Elephants are amazing! My daughter who is 27 just loves elephants and she is expecting in August. I will have to make this for my new grand baby! Thank you so much for the pattern!! :)

  10. Tess says

    wow!!! So precious!!! My grandson… and granddaughters (older) are gonna love this… will make “pillows” for the girls!!! :)


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