Josefina and Jeffery Crochet Elephant Rug
Hello fellow crocheters, I am happy to announce that 2017 version of our Josefina & Jeffery Elephant Rug Pattern has been released! We are very thankful to everyone who participated in pattern testing, proofreading, and tech editing.
- The pattern is now 6 pages shorter with straightforward directions
- Improved diagrams
- New step by step photos
- Clickable table of contents & page references throughout
- New edging instructions for the ears
- Notes for left-handed crocheter
Pattern updates are available for free to all previous buyers. Please check your emails if you’ve purchased this pattern through IraRott.com, IraRott on Ravalry, or IraRott on Craftsy. If for some reason you haven’t received an update, please contact us with your request through –> this form on our site & we will be more than happy to re-send it to you.
Dear Etsy customers, you are also eligible for a free update! Unfortunately, Etsy does not have an automated update feature just yet, but we hope they consider adding it in the future as per many of our survey suggestions. At the present time, we are sending etsy pattern updates manually and by requests only. If you’ve purchased this pattern through our ETSY SHOP, please log in to your etsy account & send us a message.
The color possibilities & yarn ideas are endless for this rug. Check out Josefina & Jeffery pattern page on RAVELRY to see finished projects made from this pattern by different crafters and please do not forget to add your project as well.
This pattern calls for working with 3 strands of medium weight yarn. You can find some easy tips on working with multiple strands of yarn at once –> HERE. If you are not comfortable working with 3 strands or you are trying to change finished size, just use any thicker or thinner yarn (1, 2, or 3 strands) with any suitable hook to make this rug bigger or smaller. The finished size & yarn qty will vary depending on the materials used & your tension.
TIP: Make the ears one-of-a-kind by changing colors frequently in any round, it’s a great project for using up your yarn leftovers.
Our Josefina & Jeffery pattern collection is constantly growing and we now have 9 adorable elephant patterns! Would you like to see more elephants at IraRott.com? We would be happy to hear your suggestions for our future designs.
4 thoughts on “Josefina and Jeffery Crochet Elephant Rug”
Hi I very recently downloaded this pattern for my wife and she has reached the “ears” stage and asked me to find the blog so she could see if there was any additional advice. I have noticed you have an updated version and the front page shows copyrite 2015-1017. The version we have is copyrite 2016. How can we get the update? Also is there an update to the rug?
The 2015-2017 version is for the elephant RUG pattern, which was updated in August 2017.
The 2016 version you have is most likely for the elephant PILLOW pattern, correct? If so, then that is the latest version at this point.
Here is an article that explains how to understand complex repeats in crochet patterns –> https://blog.irarott.com/blog/2016/07/21/how-to-understand-crochet-patterns-part-1/
Hope it helps, but if you have additional questions, please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the reference to the Rnd # you are working on and I will break it down for you as an example.
This looks so fun!! I am not very skilled at crotchet, however, have managed some nice pieces. What skill level is necessary for this project> I’ve got some grand babes that I would love to do this for, but I am not sure this is within my skill set. Any advice?
Hi Cheryl, this is an intermediate level crochet pattern with step by step instructions, pictures, and optional diagrams. SKILLS: Chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet, shell, popcorn, picot, working in rows and in the round, increasing, decreasing, sewing.