Crochet Elephant Pattern

Today we’re looking at an adorable crochet elephant pattern!

This pattern is perfect for a baby’s nursery or a child’s room. For your own little one or as a gift.

You can work this up in a traditional elephant grey, or any color to make the recipient happy!

Definitely, keep reading for more information on this cute elephant with delicately crocheted ears.

Elephant Pillow Crochet Pattern

Elephant Pillow Crochet Pattern

This by Ira Rott Patterns is a fun, cute and quirky addition to any baby’s or child’s room. The elephant pillows, named Josefina and Jeffrey are just plain adorable.

The finished pillow is quite large. Children will really enjoy hugging it!

You can make Jeffrey and Josefina in any color you like, really. The suggested colors are gray and lilac, but really any color will do. And Josefina can be made with an optional bow. Quite cute!

And with Dumbo making a big comeback right now this is a great time to work up one of these crochet elephant patterns.

Even better, Ira Rott Patterns has several coordinating items you can make to go with the elephant pillows, such as a rug, blanket, a small security blanket, big and small amigurumi elephants, hats and a diaper cover. For all of those patterns, check out this page.

All About the Crochet Elephant Pattern

This pattern for the elephant pillow crochet pattern is best for those of an intermediate skill level. There are several techniques you will need to know to work through this pattern. We’ve listed those below. If you’re not familiar with them, check out our tutorials on those stitches and practice it a bit. Once you’ve learned all of the required stitches, if you haven’t already done so, then you should be able to work this pattern quite well!

This pattern is written in U.S. crochet terms, but can be easily converted to UK terms with the included chart. The pattern also includes step-by-step photos to assist you, as well as diagrams to break it all down for you.

You won’t need any special yarn for this project, just some medium weight yarn and you’re good to go.

crochet elephant pillow

About the Pattern

Instant download PDF (downloads 19 pages, mobile device friendly)

US Crochet terms

Includes diagrams, photos with step-by-step instructions, and a U.K. terminology conversion chart

Skill level


Skills/techniques Needed:

  • chain stitch
  • single crochet
  • back post single crochet
  • half double crochet
  • double crochet
  • picot
  • popcorn
  • working in rows
  • working in rounds
  • increasing/decreasing
  • complex pattern repeats
  • sewing

Finished size: Approximately 30 inches wide and 21 1/2 inches long

crochet elephant pillow Pattern

Materials Needed

Yarn: medium/4/worsted weight (suggested Bernat Super Value Yarn)

Quantity: 2.5 skeins of Lilac or Gray; 0.5 skein of any color for the optional bow; a small amount of black and white for the eyes and eyebrows

Tapestry Needle

Stitch Markers

Polyester Stuffing


  • 4.25 mm (G)
  • 5 mm (H)
  • 5.5 mm (I)
  • 9 mm (M/N)

What do you think? Ready to give this adorable elephant pillow pattern a whirl? I know I am. I can think of some little ones I know that would love a big squishy elephant pillow. How about you? Well, go on, grab your hooks and yarn and get to work on this fun and cute crochet elephant pillow pattern!