Disclaimer: This blog makes use of sponsored and/or affiliate links. Please see this page for more information.

Free Crochet Pattern + Graph: Elephant C2C Square - Wildlife Graphghan Block 10

Welcome to block 10 of the Wildlife Graphghan! We have made it through the half of the featured animals. An elephant could not miss the party! So here it is, the Elephant C2C Square, a free crochet pattern that you can find right here on My Hobby is Crochet blog!

Elephant C2C Square

*Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links and at no additional cost to you, I might earn a small commission if you decide to purchase through these links. Thank you!
The yarn used for this pattern was provided by Red Heart Yarns. Crochet Hook provided by Furls Crochet.

Not an easy task, to design an elephant head to fit into a square made of 25 x 25 corner to corner boxes.

As you might probably know, I’m designing each of my corner to corner crochet animals myself. I do not upload an image to Stitch Fiddle and let the program make the chart for me. It would make an unsharp image anyway in such a small square. I am pixel drawing everything myself from scratch. Sometimes it works faster, sometimes it take days until I am happy with my animal design.

The elephant it's not one of my best pixel drawings, but I hope you will like it.

The pattern for the Elephant C2C Square includes written row by row instructions for color counts follow with color pixel graph below.

For detailed instructions and video tutorials for the corner to corner method with the half double crochet used + crisp color changes, check out the CAL Page!


  • yarn: Red Heart Super Saver ( yarn weight: Medium 4) in 6 colors:
    1. Carrot for the background approx. 164.04 yds (150 m)
    2. Dusty Grey approx. 58.5 yds (53.5 m)
    3. Grey Heather approx. 73.82 yds (67.5 m)
    4. Black approx. 3.28 yds (3 m)
    5. Oatmeal approx. 35.54 yds (32.5 m)
    6. Soft Whiteapprox. 6.56 yds (6 m)
  • 5.5 mm crochet hook (I have used Furls Wooden Hook, Cocobolo)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

GAUGE: 6 C2C tiles = 10 x 10 cm (4 inches x 4 inches)

SIZE: the square is 25 tiles x 25 tiles and approx. measures approx. 16 inches X 16 inches (40 cm x 40 cm)

1. You will use the C2C with the hdc, working the square on the diagonal starting from bottom right corner to top left.

Elephant C2C Square

2. The even rows will be worked on the right side of work.

3. The uneven rows will be on the wrong side of work.

4. On the graphic you will read the even rows from top to bottom ↙ and the uneven rows from bottom to top ↗!

5. The first color changes will be made on the wrong side of work, an uneven row (Row 13), that means that you will bring the yarns strands to the front of your work.

- RS: right side
- WS: wrong side

Color abbreviations: (See the color legend in the graph at the end of this post)

  • c = Carrot - this is the background color - if you like, you can replace it with any contrasting color of your choice
  • bl= Black
  • dg= Dusty Grey
  • gh= Grey Heather
  • o= Oatmeal
  • w= (Soft) White

Elephant C2C Square

Elephant C2C Square

~ Add this pattern to your Ravelry Queues and Favorites! ~

~ Pin it here! ~

Written instructions

Row 1 [WS]: c

Row 2 [RS]: c2

Row 3 [WS]: c3

Row 4 [RS]: c4

Row 5 [WS]: c5

Row 6 [RS]: c6

Row 7 [WS]: c7

Row 8 [RS]: c8

Row 9 [WS]: c9

Row 10 [RS]: c10

Row 11 [WS]: c11

Row 12 [RS]: c12

Row 13 [WS]: (gh) x 3, c7, (gh) x 3

Row 14 [RS]: (gh) x 2, dg, (gh) x 2, c, w, c3, gh, (dg) x 3

Row 15 [WS]: (dg) x 3, (gh) x 2, c2, w, c, gh, dg, gh, (dg) x 2, gh

Row 16 [RS]: (gh) x 3, o, dg, (gh) x 2, c, w, c, (dg) x 2, (gh) x 3, dg

Row 17 [WS]: (gh) x 3, (dg) x 2, (gh) x 3, w, c, dg, gh, o3, (gh) x 2

Row 18 [RS]: gh, dg, o, gh, o, (dg) x 2, (gh) x 2, w, (dg) x 2, (gh) x 3, c3

Row 19 [WS]: c4, gh, (dg) x 2, gh, dg, w, (gh) x 3, o3, gh, dg, c

Row 20 [RS]: c, gh, o4, (gh) x 3, o, gh, dg, gh, (dg) x 2, c5

Row 21 [WS]: c6, (gh) x 2, (dg) x 3, o3, gh, o3, dg, c2

Row 22 [RS]: c2, gh, (dg) x 3, gh, b2, o, dg, gh, (dg) x 3, c7

Row 23 [WS]: c7, gh, (dg) x 2, gh, dg, gh, o, b, o, dg, (gh) x 2, dg, c3

Row 24 [RS]: c3, gh, dg, (gh) x 3, o2, gh, (dg) x 2, (gh) x 2, w2, c7

Row 25 [WS]: c7, w3, (dg) x 4, (gh) x 3, (dg) x 3, gh, c4

Corner, start decreasing!

Row 26 [RS]: c4, gh, (dg) x 2, gh, (dg) x 6, o, gh, c, w, c6

Row 27 [WS]: c8, gh, o, gh, (dg) x 2, o2, gh, dg, (gh) x 2, c4

Row 28 [RS]: c5, (gh) x 2, dg, o2, dg, gh, o, (gh) x 3, c6

Row 29 [WS]: c5, gh, dg, gh, o2, gh, o3, (dg) x 2, c5

Row 30 [RS]: c4, gh, (dg) x 2, o2, dg, o, b, gh, dg, (gh) x 2, c4

Row 31 [WS]: c4, dg, (gh) x 2, o, b, gh, o2, (dg) x 2, o, c4

Row 32 [RS]: c4, o, (dg) x 4, o, b, gh, (dg) x 2, gh, c3

Row 33 [WS]: c2, (gh) x 2, o2, gh, o, (gh) x 2, (dg) x 3, c4

Row 34 [RS]: c4, o, dg, (gh) x 4, o3, dg, c2

Row 35 [WS]: c, gh, dg, o3, (dg) x 4, o, c4

Row 36 [RS]: c4, (gh) x 2, dg, gh, dg, o, (gh) x 3, c

Row 37 [WS]: gh, dg, o3, gh, dg, gh, c5

Row 38 [RS]: c5, dg, gh, dg, o2, (gh) x 2

Row 39 [WS]: (gh) x 3, o, gh, dg, gh, c4

Row 40 [RS]: c4, gh, (dg) x 2, o, dg, gh

Row 41 [WS]: gh, (dg) x 3, gh, c4

Row 42 [RS]: c4, (gh) x 4

Row 43 [WS]: c7

Row 44 [RS]: c6

Row 45 [WS]: c5

Row 46 [RS]: c4

Row 47 [WS]: c3

Row 48 [RS]: c2

Row 49 [WS]: c

Elephant C2C Graph

This Graph is my own creation, my own pixel art made from scratch in Stitch Fiddle! Please respect my copyright and do not repost or distribute this graph anywhere else!
You can save the graph image for your own personal use to a file on your PC, by right mouse click, option "Save Image". Once saved to your pc, you can print it out.

Elephant C2C Graph

I hope you enjoy this pattern!
I would love to see your elephant blocks made using this pattern! Please share your pictures on social media using hashtag #WildlifeGraphghanCAL.

If you have missed any of the previous wildlife animal squares, check out the Wildlife Graphghan CAL Page!

For more free crochet patterns and tutorials, please visit my FREE Crochet Pattern Page!

Many thanks to Red Heart Yarns for sending me yarn samples that were used for this square pattern!

Don't miss out new free crochet patterns, tutorials and other updates from My Hobby is Crochet! Subscribe to our FREE Newsletter and follow My Hobby is Crochet on Facebook, Pinterest , Bloglovin , Google+, Instagram and Twitter.

Elephant C2C Square
Written Instructions, Pictures and Graph - Copyright © 2019 Kinga Erdem

This pattern is free for your own personal use. No mass production or factury manufacturing of any kind! You can sell the products of your work, a link back to my blog would be appreciated.
Do not use my photos for selling purposes or modify them in any way.
Please don't repost the pattern itself to any other sites, but please share the link to the pattern if you want to share the pattern with your friends.
You may not give away copies of this pattern.
Do not make video tutorials or translate my pattern in other languages without my written consent!

Print Friendly and PDF


  1. Thank you for all your c2c animals. I am 65 yrs old and the fact that you have written direction really helps me as my eye sight makes it hard to work off a graph. I look forward to more animals. THANKS AGAIN

    1. You're very welcome! Please enjoy! :)

  2. Can't wait to see the next animal !

    1. Hi Deborah! :) Please check back the next days this week.

  3. You are even more amazing than your designs...and they are spectacular! Thank you so much for all your work.

    1. You're very welcome! Thank you so much for your compliment! :)

  4. Thank you. This is a lovely pattern.

  5. thankyou so much for having the pattern available. But what does it mean to read the WS from bottom to top? Is that saying to do the instructions from Right to Left instead of Left to Right.

    1. Hi, that is how you will read the GRAPH image! It has nothing to do with the written instructions. Use the written instructions as they are written.

  6. I just want to thank you so much for sharing your gift of being able to create such wonderful patterns. I am honored to HOPEFULLY use them to create my own for my grandchildren. You are a saint.

  7. Hello! Love the design, but I was wondering if there would be a way to scale this one block up to a full size afghan? My father is a big Alabama football fan and I'd love to make this for him!
    Thanks so much!

    1. You would need to either remake the whole graph, adding more background around the elephant, or find other solution, such as working in the round around the elephant c2c block.