I’ve really enjoyed seeing the elephants you’ve crocheted using the English translation that I posted last month! The construction of these elephants is really ingenious, and I’m glad to hear that many of you have been challenged and also impressed by its design!
I wanted to crochet something special for the daughters of our good friends- when one of them said that elephants were her favourite animal, I knew which pattern to turn to! I decided to make her the same pink elephant with blue floral lining that I made for Myla. I did not have enough “Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice" yarn left, so I turned to "Loops & Threads Impeccable Solids in Soft Rose" as I happened to have a full skein in my stash.
Vanna’s Choice is labeled as a worsted weight yarn (category 4 medium, 10 ply) and Impeccable Solids is also labeled as a worsted weight yarn (category 4 medium, 10 ply). However, as people who work a lot with yarn know, even though yarns may be given the same level or weight class, they can actually be quite different. As you can see in the pictures above, the pink elephant crocheted using “Loops & Threads Impeccable Solids” (on the right side of both photos) turned out larger than the “Vanna’s Choice” elephant even though I used the same size crochet hook!
Even within the category of “worsted weight yarn”, there is a wide range, and Planet June did a very informative blog post and comparison that can be found HERE. She classified different worsted weight yarns as light worsted, worsted or heavy worsted. Thus, if you want your amigurumi to be a little bit bigger, you could always try out different yarns! Have you noticed in your experience that some worsted weight yarn is thicker than others? What are your favourite worsted weight yarns to work with? If you want to crochet your own elephants, check out my step-by-step blog post HERE and the free English translation HERE!