Knitted Elephant Granny Square

Imagine a charming elephant design created through the art of knitting, all within the confines of a cozy granny square. This unique combination of techniques results in a delightful and whimsical piece that is sure to catch the eye of anyone who sees it. The intricate details of the knitted elephant set against the classic granny square background create a beautiful contrast that adds depth and character to the overall design. Whether you're a fan of elephants, knitting, or granny squares, this creation is a perfect blend of creativity and skill that showcases the versatility of different crafting methods. The combination of textures and colors in this piece adds an extra layer of complexity and visual interest, making it a standout addition to any collection of handmade items. Whether you're a seasoned crafter looking for a new challenge or a beginner eager to try something new, the knitted elephant granny square is a project that is sure to inspire creativity and bring joy to both the creator and those who admire it.


DK yarn – plain self-coloured yarn is best for this project ~ around 12g – 15g

4mm needles


Cast on 33sts

Knit 9 rows

Row 10: K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Row 11: Knit

Row 12: K5, p7, k4, p5, k4, p3, k5

Row 13: Knit

Row 14: K5, p7, k4, p5, k4, p3, k5

Row 15: Knit

Row 16: K5, p8, k3, p6, k3, p3, k5

Row 17: Knit

Row 18: K5, p8, k3, p6, k3, p3, k5

Row 19: Knit

Row 20: K5, p2, k3, p3, k12, p1, k1, p1, k5

Row 21: Knit

Row 22: K5, p1, k5, p2, k12, p1, k1, p1, k5

Row 23: Knit

Row 24: K5, p1, k1, p2, k3, p1, k14, p1, k5

Row 25: Knit

Row 26: K5, p1, k1, p2, k18, p1, k5

Row 27: Knit

Row 28: K5, p4, k6, p2, k10, p1, k5

Row 29: Knit

Row 30: K5, p4, k6, p1, k10, p2, k5

Row 31: Knit

Row 32: K5, p4, k3, p1, k2, p1, k9, p3, k5

Row 33: Knit

Row 34: K5, p5, k14, p4, k5

Row 35: Knit

Row 36: K5, p6, k11, p6, k5

Row 37: Knit

Row 38: K5, p7, k4, p12, k5

Row 39: Knit

Row 40: K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Knit 9 rows

Cast off

Darn away ends

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