Ellie The Elephant Baby Booties - Free Crochet Pattern

From watching Dumbo dozens of times to being glued in front of the tv whenever Babar was on, it's fair to assume that I had an obsession with elephants from a young age!
Now you might think 'Ellie' would be an obvious choice for the name of a set of cute little elephants like these, but I actually named them after my sweet sister, Elizabeth, who as a little girl shared my fondness of Dumbo too.

If you love animals but elephants aren't quite your thing, I'm happy to say I also have patterns for a pair of teddy bear baby booties AND a pair of duckling baby booties!

What You'll Need:
3.50mm (E) Crochet Hook
100yds DK Yarn (8ply) - Drops Muskat (Light Blue Purple)
4x Black Buttons
Tapestry Needle

Pattern is made for 0 - 6 months old. Changes for size 6- 12 months are in [ ]. 
Finished Measurements (Sole Length)
 0 - 6 month old – 9cm 
6 - 12 month old – 10cm

4 rows & 5 stitches in hdc  = 1 Inch

Stitches & Abbreviations:
st(s) - stitch(es)
ch - chain stitch
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc – double crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 together
dc2tog – double crochet 2 together
camel sc – camel single crochet

Click here to Download the "Ellie the Elephant Baby Booties Pattern"!

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Have a lovely day crocheting,

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To Crochet Ribbing is actually one of the earliest techniques I ever learned to crochet (fun fact, so was the Puff Stitch!), which led to the creation of my Tea Rose Shawl and the Heather Rose Turban I designed a while back. 

If you'd like to learn how to "Crochet Ribbing", this helpful video will guide you through all the steps as you continue on your ever-growing crochet journey!

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If you're a massive fan of light-weight crocheted projects too, then why not give this forest fawn hat a whirl? Or better yet, this adorable baby sunflower hat and booties set!

You can find the pattern HERE!

Child to Adult Sizes Available

6.00mm (J) Crochet Hook
215 - 280yds Worsted Yarn (10ply) - Phildar Partner 6, Eglantine
Tapestry Needle

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