Hello everyone, hope everyone is keeping safe and well. Some time ago I took up another hobby alongside my cardmaking/art, crochet. Now I don't need more hobbies but I found myself wanted to crochet. I am left handed so after some frustration and a whole lot of you tube videos, thanks to Bella Crochet in particular and the Yarn Crowd, I managed to actually crotchet. Fast forward a few years and I am hooked. Anyway, those of you who follow me will know, I love craft magazines ( bit of self confessed mag addict ! I love the freebies ! ) I subscribed to Simply Crochet for a while and this beautiful majestic Elephant Head appeared in a free pattern booklet. I had to have a go. I took my the whole of the Summer 2018 to do. I love my elephant head, it's a huge colourful beautiful creation that lives in my craft room.
The head dress was crocheted using the silver discs threaded onto some silver yarn
There are beads all around the head dress.
The elephant trunk and head was worked in one piece, the ears, tusks, eyes, and Mandela's were all worked separately.
This particular summer, I injured my hand and had to recuperate at home but fortunately it did not affect my crochet ability and I was able to carry on with my project. When I got married in August 2018, I took my Nellie project to Majorca on my honeymoon and completed the enormous ears, I used to crochet around the swimming pool ! So effectively the ears are Spanish!
I utterly adore my gorgeous bright elephant.