Crochet Elephant Blanket free C2C Graphgan Crochet Pattern

Apr 1, 2022 | Crochet patterns, Most Popular

This crochet Elephant Blanket is an adorable and free corner to corner graphgan pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

elephant crochet blanket pattern

This crochet elephant blanket is the next in my “Wildlife Kingdom” series of corner to corner baby blankets.  The Panda C2C Blanket was the first followed by the Koala C2C Blanket.  Both of these blankets were a big hit and I promised I would add more to the series. Is there an animal you would like to see next in the series – a giraffe, lion or something else?  Let me know – I would love to hear from you!

Crochet Elephant Blanket Design Details

This cute little elephant is lifting up his trunk to play with a pretty butterfly – I just love how sweet and playful this image is!  Perfect for a unisex gift for new babies or as an adorable addition to a baby’s nursery decor – especially fitting for a safari wildlife themed nursery. What a great baby shower gift this cute crochet baby blanket would make!

I made my crochet elephant blanket with the mini half double crochet (hdc) technique so my blanket ended up being a baby size blanket at 36″ x 36″. However, you could certainly use the double crochet (dc) technique to make the blanket larger.

This easy pattern for a crochet elephant blanket would be great for someone newer to the c2c crochet technique.  Not a lot of color changes until you get to the colorful butterfly.

elephant crochet blanket pattern

If you are brand new to the corner to corner (c2c) crochet technique I have all the photo and video tutorials you need to get started. It is one of my favorite ways to bring graphs to life! Just click on the links below to head on over to learn this fun crochet technique:

Basic C2C tutorial
Mini (hdc) c2c tutorial
How to Change Colors in C2C
How to Carry Colors in C2C
How to Add a Border in C2C
How to Read Graphs in C2C

And, if you want a different look from corner to corner you can use my tutorial to convert this c2c graph into a single crochet tapestry project instead.

I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn for my crochet elephant blanket – I was able to find the perfect three shades of grey I needed for this blanket.  I Love This Yarn is a medium worsted weight yarn and you could substitute your favorite brand or what you have on hand as well.

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elephant crochet blanket pattern

Crochet Elephant Blanket free pattern written instructions & graph

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

  • Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Weight 4/Medium (100% acrylic) 7 oz/355 yds
    White 17.8 oz / 905 yards (W) White
    Light Gray 6.4 oz / 325 yards (S) Silver
    Greybeard 0.85 oz / 45 yards (GR) Grey
    Graphite 0.5 oz / 26 yards (DG) Dark Grey
    Black 0.4 oz / 21 yards (BLK) Black
    Royal 0.3 oz / 16 yards (BL) Blue
    Buttercup 0.1 oz / 6 yards (Y) Yellow

Weight 4/medium worsted total yardage: approx 26.35 oz / 1337 yards

Size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle
Scissors

Approximate finished size:

Width: 36
Height: 36”

Gauge: 7.5 blocks = 4”

Abbreviations:

W = white
S = silver
GR = grey
DG = dark grey
BLK = black
BL = blue
Y = yellow
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
hdc = half double crochet
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch

Pattern Notes:  Pattern is worked in Mini Half Double Crochet (hdc) Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet technique.  Written row by row instructions follow with color pixel graph at bottom of post.

Recommended Tutorials:

Basic C2C for Beginners

How to Change Colors in C2C

Tips & Tricks for Carrying Yarn in C2C

Mini (hdc) C2C crochet technique

How to add a border to C2C projects

Written pattern instructions:

W = white / S = silver / GR = grey / DG = dark grey / BLK = black / BL = blue / Y = yellow

← Row 1 [RS]: (W) x 1 (1 square)  
→ Row 2 [WS]: (W) x 2 (2 squares)  
← Row 3 [RS]: (W) x 3 (3 squares)  
→ Row 4 [WS]: (W) x 4 (4 squares)  
← Row 5 [RS]: (W) x 5 (5 squares)  
→ Row 6 [WS]: (W) x 6 (6 squares)  
← Row 7 [RS]: (W) x 7 (7 squares)  
→ Row 8 [WS]: (W) x 8 (8 squares)  
← Row 9 [RS]: (W) x 9 (9 squares)  
→ Row 10 [WS]: (W) x 10 (10 squares)  
← Row 11 [RS]: (W) x 11 (11 squares)  
→ Row 12 [WS]: (W) x 12 (12 squares)  
← Row 13 [RS]: (W) x 13 (13 squares)  
→ Row 14 [WS]: (W) x 14 (14 squares)  
← Row 15 [RS]: (W) x 15 (15 squares)  
→ Row 16 [WS]: (W) x 16 (16 squares)  
← Row 17 [RS]: (W) x 17 (17 squares)  
→ Row 18 [WS]: (W) x 18 (18 squares)  
← Row 19 [RS]: (W) x 19 (19 squares)  
→ Row 20 [WS]: (W) x 20 (20 squares)  
← Row 21 [RS]: (W) x 21 (21 squares)  
→ Row 22 [WS]: (W) x 12, (S) x 1, (W) x 9 (22 squares)  
← Row 23 [RS]: (W) x 23 (23 squares)  
→ Row 24 [WS]: (W) x 6, (S) x 2, (W) x 3, (S) x 3, (W) x 10 (24 squares)  
← Row 25 [RS]: (W) x 11, (S) x 4, (W) x 1, (S) x 5, (W) x 4 (25 squares)  
→ Row 26 [WS]: (W) x 4, (S) x 8, (W) x 14 (26 squares)  
← Row 27 [RS]: (W) x 15, (S) x 9, (W) x 3 (27 squares)  
→ Row 28 [WS]: (W) x 3, (S) x 9, (W) x 16 (28 squares)  
← Row 29 [RS]: (W) x 16, (S) x 10, (W) x 3 (29 squares)  
→ Row 30 [WS]: (W) x 3, (S) x 11, (W) x 16 (30 squares)  
← Row 31 [RS]: (W) x 16, (S) x 12, (W) x 3 (31 squares)  
→ Row 32 [WS]: (W) x 3, (S) x 13, (W) x 16 (32 squares)  
← Row 33 [RS]: (W) x 16, (S) x 14, (W) x 3 (33 squares)  
→ Row 34 [WS]: (W) x 3, (S) x 15, (W) x 16 (34 squares)  
← Row 35 [RS]: (W) x 16, (S) x 16, (W) x 3 (35 squares)  
→ Row 36 [WS]: (W) x 3, (S) x 16, (W) x 17 (36 squares)  
← Row 37 [RS]: (W) x 17, (S) x 8, (GR) x 1, (S) x 8, (W) x 3 (37 squares)  
→ Row 38 [WS]: (W) x 3, (S) x 9, (GR) x 1, (S) x 7, (W) x 18 (38 squares)  
← Row 39 [RS]: (W) x 18, (S) x 7, (GR) x 1, (S) x 10, (W) x 3 (39 squares)  
→ Row 40 [WS]: (W) x 3, (S) x 10, (GR) x 2, (S) x 6, (W) x 19 (40 squares)  
← Row 41 [RS]: (W) x 19, (S) x 7, (GR) x 2, (S) x 10, (W) x 3 (41 squares)  
→ Row 42 [WS]: (W) x 3, (S) x 11, (GR) x 1, (S) x 7, (W) x 3, (GR) x 1, (W) x 16 (42 squares)  
← Row 43 [RS]: (W) x 15, (GR) x 3, (W) x 2, (S) x 8, (GR) x 1, (S) x 11, (W) x 3 (43 squares)  
→ Row 44 [WS]: (W) x 3, (S) x 11, (GR) x 1, (S) x 8, (W) x 2, (GR) x 4, (W) x 15 (44 squares)  
← Row 45 [RS]: (W) x 15, (GR) x 5, (W) x 2, (S) x 8, (GR) x 1, (S) x 10, (DG) x 1, (W) x 3 (45 squares)  
→ Row 46 [WS]: (W) x 3, (DG) x 2, (S) x 9, (GR) x 1, (S) x 8, (W) x 3, (GR) x 5, (W) x 15 (46 squares)  
← Row 47 [RS]: (W) x 15, (GR) x 5, (DG) x 1, (W) x 2, (S) x 9, (GR) x 1, (S) x 8, (DG) x 2, (S) x 1, (W) x 3 (47 squares)  
→ Row 48 [WS]: (W) x 3, (S) x 2, (DG) x 2, (S) x 7, (GR) x 1, (S) x 12, (DG) x 3, (GR) x 3, (W) x 15 (48 squares)  
← Row 49 [RS]: (W) x 15, (GR) x 2, (DG) x 4, (S) x 13, (GR) x 2, (S) x 5, (DG) x 2, (S) x 2, (DG) x 1, (W) x 3 (49 squares)  
→ Row 50 [WS]: (W) x 3, (DG) x 1, (S) x 3, (DG) x 2, (S) x 4, (GR) x 2, (S) x 17, (DG) x 1, (GR) x 2, (W) x 15 (50 squares)  
← Row 51 [RS]: (W) x 16, (GR) x 1, (DG) x 1, (S) x 18, (GR) x 3, (S) x 2, (DG) x 2, (S) x 4, (DG) x 1, (W) x 3 (51 squares)  
→ Row 52 [WS]: (W) x 3, (DG) x 1, (S) x 5, (DG) x 2, (S) x 1, (GR) x 3, (S) x 7, (DG) x 5, (S) x 7, (DG) x 1, (GR) x 1, (W) x 16 (52 squares)  
← Row 53 [RS]: (W) x 16, (DG) x 2, (S) x 7, (DG) x 6, (S) x 8, (GR) x 2, (DG) x 2, (S) x 6, (W) x 4 (53 squares)  
→ Row 54 [WS]: (W) x 4, (DG) x 1, (S) x 17, (DG) x 1, (GR) x 2, (DG) x 4, (S) x 8, (W) x 17 (54 squares)  
← Row 55 [RS]: (W) x 17, (S) x 8, (DG) x 2, (GR) x 5, (DG) x 1, (S) x 16, (DG) x 1, (W) x 5 (55 squares)  
→ Row 56 [WS]: (W) x 6, (S) x 16, (GR) x 7, (DG) x 2, (S) x 8, (W) x 17 (56 squares)  
← Row 57 [RS]: (W) x 18, (S) x 7, (DG) x 2, (GR) x 7, (S) x 16, (W) x 7 (57 squares)  
→ Row 58 [WS]: (W) x 9, (S) x 14, (GR) x 8, (DG) x 2, (S) x 7, (W) x 18 (58 squares)  
← Row 59 [RS]: (W) x 18, (S) x 7, (DG) x 2, (GR) x 8, (S) x 11, (W) x 13 (59 squares)  
→ Row 60 [WS]: (W) x 14, (S) x 11, (GR) x 8, (DG) x 1, (S) x 7, (W) x 19 (60 squares)  
← Row 61 [RS]: (W) x 19, (S) x 7, (DG) x 2, (GR) x 7, (S) x 10, (W) x 16 (61 squares)  
→ Row 62 [WS]: (W) x 20, (S) x 7, (GR) x 7, (DG) x 1, (S) x 7, (W) x 20 (62 squares)  
← Row 63 [RS]: (W) x 20, (S) x 8, (DG) x 1, (GR) x 6, (S) x 7, (W) x 21 (63 squares)  
→ Row 64 [WS]: (W) x 23, (S) x 6, (GR) x 5, (DG) x 1, (S) x 8, (W) x 21 (64 squares)  
← Row 65 [RS]: (W) x 21, (S) x 10, (GR) x 4, (S) x 6, (W) x 24 (65 squares)  

Corner  (Begin Decreasing)

→ Row 66 [WS]: (W) x 24, (S) x 19, (W) x 21 (64 squares)  
← Row 67 [RS]: (W) x 20, (S) x 19, (W) x 24 (63 squares)  
→ Row 68 [WS]: (W) x 24, (S) x 19, (W) x 19 (62 squares)  
← Row 69 [RS]: (W) x 19, (S) x 18, (W) x 24 (61 squares)  
→ Row 70 [WS]: (W) x 23, (S) x 18, (W) x 19 (60 squares)  
← Row 71 [RS]: (W) x 19, (S) x 17, (W) x 23 (59 squares)  
→ Row 72 [WS]: (W) x 22, (S) x 18, (W) x 18 (58 squares)  
← Row 73 [RS]: (W) x 18, (S) x 17, (W) x 22 (57 squares)  
→ Row 74 [WS]: (W) x 22, (S) x 4, (BLK) x 1, (S) x 11, (W) x 18 (56 squares)  
← Row 75 [RS]: (W) x 18, (S) x 10, (BLK) x 2, (S) x 4, (W) x 21 (55 squares)  
→ Row 76 [WS]: (W) x 21, (S) x 4, (BLK) x 1, (S) x 10, (W) x 18 (54 squares)  
← Row 77 [RS]: (W) x 18, (S) x 15, (W) x 20 (53 squares)  
→ Row 78 [WS]: (W) x 20, (S) x 14, (W) x 18 (52 squares)  
← Row 79 [RS]: (W) x 18, (S) x 13, (W) x 20 (51 squares)  
→ Row 80 [WS]: (W) x 19, (S) x 13, (W) x 18 (50 squares)  
← Row 81 [RS]: (W) x 18, (S) x 12, (W) x 19 (49 squares)  
→ Row 82 [WS]: (W) x 19, (S) x 11, (W) x 18 (48 squares)  
← Row 83 [RS]: (W) x 19, (S) x 9, (W) x 19 (47 squares)  
→ Row 84 [WS]: (W) x 19, (S) x 8, (W) x 19 (46 squares)  
← Row 85 [RS]: (W) x 11, (BLK) x 1, (W) x 8, (S) x 7, (W) x 18 (45 squares)  
→ Row 86 [WS]: (W) x 18, (S) x 6, (W) x 5, (BLK) x 2, (W) x 1, (BLK) x 3, (W) x 9 (44 squares)  
← Row 87 [RS]: (W) x 8, (BLK) x 2, (BL) x 1, (BLK) x 2, (BL) x 1, (BLK) x 2, (W) x 4, (S) x 5, (W) x 18 (43 squares)  
→ Row 88 [WS]: (W) x 18, (S) x 4, (W) x 4, (BLK) x 2, (BL) x 1, (Y) x 1, (BL) x 2, (Y) x 1, (BL) x 1, (BLK) x 1, (W) x 7 (42 squares)  
← Row 89 [RS]: (W) x 7, (BLK) x 1, (Y) x 2, (BL) x 1, (Y) x 2, (BL) x 1, (BLK) x 1, (W) x 4, (S) x 4, (W) x 18 (41 squares)  
→ Row 90 [WS]: (W) x 18, (S) x 4, (W) x 4, (BLK) x 1, (BL) x 1, (Y) x 1, (BL) x 2, (Y) x 1, (BLK) x 1, (W) x 7 (40 squares)  
← Row 91 [RS]: (W) x 7, (BLK) x 1, (BL) x 4, (BLK) x 1, (W) x 4, (S) x 4, (W) x 18 (39 squares)  
→ Row 92 [WS]: (W) x 18, (S) x 4, (W) x 5, (BL) x 3, (W) x 8 (38 squares)  
← Row 93 [RS]: (W) x 8, (BLK) x 3, (W) x 4, (S) x 4, (W) x 18 (37 squares)  
→ Row 94 [WS]: (W) x 18, (S) x 4, (W) x 4, (BLK) x 3, (W) x 7 (36 squares)  
← Row 95 [RS]: (W) x 7, (BLK) x 3, (W) x 3, (S) x 4, (W) x 18 (35 squares)  
→ Row 96 [WS]: (W) x 18, (S) x 4, (W) x 1, (BLK) x 1, (BL) x 4, (W) x 6 (34 squares)  
← Row 97 [RS]: (W) x 5, (BLK) x 1, (BL) x 4, (BLK) x 1, (W) x 1, (S) x 3, (W) x 18 (33 squares)  
→ Row 98 [WS]: (W) x 19, (S) x 1, (W) x 1, (BLK) x 1, (BL) x 1, (Y) x 1, (BL) x 2, (Y) x 1, (BLK) x 1, (W) x 4 (32 squares)  
← Row 99 [RS]: (W) x 3, (BLK) x 1, (Y) x 2, (BL) x 1, (Y) x 2, (BLK) x 2, (W) x 20 (31 squares)  
→ Row 100 [WS]: (W) x 20, (BLK) x 1, (BL) x 1, (Y) x 1, (BL) x 1, (BLK) x 1, (Y) x 1, (BLK) x 2, (W) x 2 (30 squares)  
← Row 101 [RS]: (W) x 2, (BLK) x 1, (BL) x 1, (BLK) x 3, (BL) x 1, (BLK) x 1, (W) x 20 (29 squares)  
→ Row 102 [WS]: (W) x 20, (BLK) x 2, (W) x 2, (BLK) x 2, (W) x 2 (28 squares)  
← Row 103 [RS]: (W) x 2, (BLK) x 1, (W) x 3, (BLK) x 1, (W) x 20 (27 squares)  
→ Row 104 [WS]: (W) x 26 (26 squares)  
← Row 105 [RS]: (W) x 25 (25 squares)  
→ Row 106 [WS]: (W) x 24 (24 squares)  
← Row 107 [RS]: (W) x 23 (23 squares)  
→ Row 108 [WS]: (W) x 22 (22 squares)  
← Row 109 [RS]: (W) x 21 (21 squares)  
→ Row 110 [WS]: (W) x 20 (20 squares)  
← Row 111 [RS]: (W) x 19 (19 squares)  
→ Row 112 [WS]: (W) x 18 (18 squares)  
← Row 113 [RS]: (W) x 17 (17 squares)  
→ Row 114 [WS]: (W) x 16 (16 squares)  
← Row 115 [RS]: (W) x 15 (15 squares)  
→ Row 116 [WS]: (W) x 14 (14 squares)  
← Row 117 [RS]: (W) x 13 (13 squares)  
→ Row 118 [WS]: (W) x 12 (12 squares)  
← Row 119 [RS]: (W) x 11 (11 squares)  
→ Row 120 [WS]: (W) x 10 (10 squares)  
← Row 121 [RS]: (W) x 9 (9 squares)  
→ Row 122 [WS]: (W) x 8 (8 squares)  
← Row 123 [RS]: (W) x 7 (7 squares)  
→ Row 124 [WS]: (W) x 6 (6 squares)  
← Row 125 [RS]: (W) x 5 (5 squares)  
→ Row 126 [WS]: (W) x 4 (4 squares)  
← Row 127 [RS]: (W) x 3 (3 squares)  
→ Row 128 [WS]: (W) x 2 (2 squares)  
← Row 129 [RS]: (W) x 1 (1 square)  

Total: (BL) x 34, (GR) x 132, (S) x 1039, (Y) x 16, (W) x 2878, (DG) x 69, (BLK) x 57

Do not fasten off white.  Weave in ends.

With white, ch 1, sc evenly around outside edge of blanket.

Fasten off.  Weave in remaining end. 

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!