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Pocoyo Elly’s Top

My son has been really into Pocoyo. So last year’s Halloween, I decided to make him a Pocoyo outfit and make myself an Elly outfit. Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough time to make a jumpsuit, instead I just made a sweater top.

This sweater was made with knitting and crochet. The sweater body and hood were knitted. Ears and trunk were crochet.

I used Bernat Blanket Brights Yarn Pixie Pink. Needle size: US11/8mm. Gauge: 4″=7st x 12 rows. I wear size small. If you normally wear other sizes, you can make the necessary adjustments.

Glossary:
k: knit
p: purl
k2tog: knit 2 together
p2tog: purl 2 together
sc: single crochet
ch: chain

Front:
Cast on 40 st
Knit stockinette stitch till the piece measure 20″, or however long it fits you. Stockinette stitch means knit the right side and purl the wrong side.

Back:
Repeat the same as the front.

Sleeves:
Cast on 40 st. I knitted the sleeves in rounds with circular needles.
Row 1-5: stockinette stitch
Row 6: k1, k2tog, k all the way till 3 st left, k2tog, k1 (38 st)
Row 7-10: stockinette stitch
Repeat row 6-10 till numbers of stitches are reduced to 26 (should be row 33) Then continue to knit till desire length. Mine measured to 17 1/2″.
Repeat the above steps again for the second sleeve.

Then sew the front, back, and sleeves together. When sewing top front and back together, make sure you leave enough room to pick up stitches for the hood.

Hood:
I followed iknit tutorial to learn how to make the hood. I knitted 50 rows for my hood.

Ears:
For each ear, I crocheted one big circle and one small circle.
Big circle:
Start with magic loop,
Round 1: 10 sc in loop
Round 2: 2 sc in each st (20st), join and ch 1
Round 3: *1 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat ** till the end (30 st), join and ch 1
Round 4: *1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat ** till the end (40 st), join and ch 1
Round 5: *1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat ** till the end (50 st), join and ch 1
Round 6: *1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat ** till the end (60 st), join and ch 1
Round 7: *1 sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat ** till the end (70 st), join and tied off.
Small circle:
Repeat the above pattern and end at round 6.

Sew 6 stitches of the big circle and small circle to connect the two.

Crochet around the edge of the big circle and small circle to make it into one ear.

Repeat the above steps for the second ear.

Elephant Trunk
This was also crocheted.
Start with magic loop
Round 1: 8 sc in loop
Round 2: 2 sc in each st (16 st), join and ch 1
Round 3: 1sc in back loop of each st (16 st), join and ch 1
Round 4: 1sc in back loop of each st (16 st), join and ch 1
Round 5: 1sc in both loop of each st (16 st), join and ch 1
Round 6: 1sc, 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc all the way around (17 st), join and ch 1
Round 7: 1sc all the way around (17 st).
Round 8-20: repeat round 6 and 7, 24 st at the end of row 20.

Sew the ears and trunk to the appropriate spots. Lastly, slip stitch the eyes.

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