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Elephant Ragdoll Lovey · Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

After crocheting the Cuddle Bunny Ragdoll Lovey a few months ago and falling in love with the (almost) completely no-sew design, I decided to try my hand at making another ragdoll lovey!  This time, I crocheted an elephant and had fun changing up the body and some of the details.  After finishing the design, I'm excited to share this pattern with you! 



The Cuddle Elephant is a ragdoll lovey that has a flat body, mimicking a security blanket for babies, toddlers, and young children.  This almost no-sew project only requires sewing for the ears.  It features a head, body, arms, and legs crocheted in one piece.  Even the edging around the neck, sleeves, and pants are crocheted directly onto the doll.

This clever safari animal design also features double-layered two-toned ears.  Thus, you're able to get some nice detail in this simple design, while maintaining a minimalist look.  It really helps to decrease the amount of sewing you need to do, especially when working with this type of yarn that is slippery, smooth, and easier to unravel.

Yarn Used

This design is easy and works up quickly with super bulky yarn and a large, 5mm hook.  It looks great with blanket yarn, polyester, chenille, or velvet yarn, though you can use other types of fibers too!  The sample was created with Hobbii's Baby Snuggle Yarn, perfect for a soft and cuddly toy. I'm a big fan of this yarn after having worked with a variety of similar yarns from different brands, and can safely say that it's my new favorite yarn for amigurumi.  

If you'd like, check out my Baby Snuggle Yarn Review for more information! 

Customizing & Gifting

Customization is easy with this pattern.  You can use different yarn colors, and the design itself is unisex and gender neutral, suitable for both boys and girls.  Kids will adore snuggling up to this sweet doll!

The Elephant Ragdoll Lovey makes a great craft fair product as well as a birthday gift, holiday gift, baby shower gift for expecting moms, or newborn, infant, and toddler children. 

This design was actually created as a gift for a precious little baby boy who will be welcomed with so much love into our world next month. My husband's very good friend is becoming a dad for the first time, and we wanted to add a uniquely handmade stuffie to our gift to them! 


Its size is quite standard for a lovey, measuring approximately 15 inches (38 cm) in height from head to toe.


The level for this project is suitable for a familiar beginner or an intermediate crocheter, as it involves familiarity with the stitches below, changing yarn colors, attaching yarn, and sewing parts together. 

Video Tutorials

If you'd like, check out the short video preview for this pattern.  Here is the Elephant Lovey playlist, which is a collection of all the video tutorials that go along with this pattern.  (Please note: the video tutorials show the "trickier" parts of this pattern, but does not include the complete pattern.  In order to make the Elephant Lovey, you will need to get the written PDF pattern, which includes photo references and links to the supporting video tutorials.)

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Love this design? 

You might also like some of my other Baby & Kids patterns, or Amigurumi patterns!  Simply click on the image below for the pattern, or check out my entire collection of free patterns here.


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Best wishes,