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Elephant Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Elephant Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

elephant amigurumi

It’s a bright sunny day, in a quiet park there comes the elephant amigurumi enjoying some sunbeams when the human beings have to stay at home. In the current situation, human beings are safe at home that makes animals safe in the wild. Thus, Elwis and Elyra, designed and made in Craft Passion’s studio are able to play at the open ground without any fear.

crochet amigurumi elephant

Elwis is a cheerful baby elephant that’s wearing a blue stripe diaper pants. With his jolly personality, he just can’t stop roaming every corner of the park. His chatty character has won a lot of friends because everyone likes him,  he is such a pleasant and amusing elephant. He will grow up to be a public speaker and probably a famous one.

amigurumi elephant dress

 

Elyra, on the other hand, is a shy quiet girl that just follows where Elwis brings her. On this day, Elyra puts on her favorite rainbow-ruffles dress to the park with Elwis. Though she is as excited as Elwis to be able to roam around the park freely, she prefers to keep all her feelings to herself.

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Elephant Amigurumi – Free Crochet Pattern

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crochet elephant amigurumi

The Elephant Amigurumi is about 12″ tall in standing pose and about 9″ tall when it is sitting down, crochet from DK lightweight acrylic yarn by using 2.5mm hook. It is a great size as a huggable softie, hence, it is absolutely lovely to make as a gift for someone who loves cuddling stuffed animals.

The size can be altered by using a different yarn weight, eg. bigger size by using heavier yarn, DK medium yarn with 3.0mm hook, or, smaller size by using lighter baby yarn with 2.0mm. In addition, crochet tension will determine the size a little. My tension is quite snug, thus, my Elwis might be a little smaller compares to your Elwis even with the same yarn and hook size.

crochet elephant doll

These elephants were crochet from the same pattern, with just a little manipulation it gives these two tuskers quite a different character. For instance, Elwis’s trunk is pointing upward and with a mouth under the trunk, it gives a cheerful appearance to the elephant amigurumi. Contrarily, trunk down and the dress relate a more refine and girlie character on Elyra. The diaper pants on Elwis are removable but the dress on Elyra is permanent. The little tusks on Elwis also gave him a semblance for being a male elephant.

elephant amigurumi crochet pattern

Elwis & Elyra, the Elephant Amigurumi is part of Craft Passion Animal & Wildlife design collection. In this collection, all the animals are designed to a size of at least 10″ tall, perfect to crochet as cuddling stuffed animals. They may take a little more time and skill to make, but it is definitely worth the effort when you see the final soft toys.

Happy crochet and enjoy every stitch you are making, they are part of the Elephant Amigurumi, Elwis & Elyra.

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elephant amigurumi pattern
Elephant Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Elephant Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Yield: 9" tall (Sitting), 12" (Standing)
Active Time: 3 days
Total Time: 3 days
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: USD 20

Free crochet pattern of cute and huggable-size Elephant Amigurumi, Elwis & Elyra, that you can crochet by following the instructions and written pattern. An absolutely perfect gift for anyone who loves elephants or wildlife.

Materials

Elephant

  • 2.5mm hook
  • Acrylic yarn in Grey (for Elwis) or Cyan (for Elyra), Pink, Pastel Pink & White colors
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • 10mm Dome-Button Eye, 1 pair

Diaper Pants

  • 2.5mm hook
  • Acrylic yarn in Blue and White colors
  • Small buttons (7/16" - 1/2"), 2 pcs.

Dress

  • 2.5mm hook
  • Acrylic yarn in rainbow color

Tools

Instructions

  1. Crochet all parts by following the crochet patterns stated below. 
  2. Stuff and sew the parts as instructed.
  3. For head, sew dome-button eyes. If you are making Elwis with the trunk-up position, sew the mouth and tusks on the head too.
  4. Sew the ears and body to the head followed by sewing arms, feet, and tail to the body to complete the elephant amigurumi.

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Abbreviations

BLO: back loop only

ch: chain

dc: double crochet

FLO: front loop only

hdc: half double crochet

inc: 2sc increase

inv dec: invisible decrease

sc: single crochet

sc2tog: sc2 together (normal decreasing stitch)

slst: slip stitch

st: stitch

ps3: puff stitch (hdc3tog)

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AMIGURUMI PATTERN

Elwis is crochet from Grey Yarn and Elyra is crochet from Cyan Yarn. Both Elephants are crochet from the same pattern, while Elwis's trunk is pointing upward and Elyra's trunk is pointing downward. However, the major differences between them are 1. Elyra doesn't have tusks and mouth, also, 2. Elyra is wearing a dress and Elwis is wearing removable diaper pants. The dress is done by adding ruffle pieces to the bottom and top of the body, at the same time, part of the body is crochet from the same yarn as the ruffle pieces.

BODY

body 1

body 2 the base of the body.

(This pattern is for the bare body. Refer Dress pattern for Elyra that wears a dress)

With Grey yarn:

Round 1: ch5, Inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, 5sc in the last ch. Continue on the other side of the chain base, sc 2, 3sc in the last ch. {14}

Round 2: Inc, sc 4, [Inc] 3 times, sc 4, [Inc] 2 times. {20}

Round 3: Inc, sc 6, [Inc] 2 times, sc, Inc, sc 6, [Inc] 2 times, sc. {26}

Round 4: Inc, sc 8, [Inc, sc] 2 times, Inc, sc 8, [Inc, sc] 2 times. {32}

Round 5: Inc, sc 10, Inc, sc 2, Inc, sc, Inc, sc 10, Inc, sc 2, Inc, sc. {38}

Round 6: Inc. sc 12, [Inc, sc 2] 2 times, Inc, sc 12, [Inc, sc 2] 2 times. {44}

Round 7: Inc, sc 14, Inc, sc 3, Inc, sc 2, Inc, sc 14, Inc, sc 3, Inc, sc 2. {50}

Round 8: Inc, sc 16, [Inc, sc 3] 2 times, Inc, sc 16, [Inc, sc 3] 2 times. {56}

Round 9: sc around. {56}

Round 10: sc 25, Inc, sc 27, Inc, sc 2. {58}

Round 11: sc 26, Inc, sc 28, Inc, sc 2. {60}

Round 12: sc 27, Inc, sc 29, Inc, sc 2. {62}

Round 13: sc 28, Inc, sc 30, Inc, sc 2. {64}

Round 14 – 23: sc around. {64}

Round 24: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 14] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 8. {60}

Round 25: sc around. {60}

Round 26: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 13] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 7. {56}

Round 27: sc around. {56}

Round 28: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 12] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 6. {52}

Round 29: sc around. {52}

Round 30: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 11] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 5. {48}

Round 31: sc around. {48}

Round 32: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 10] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 4. {44}

Round 33: sc around. {44}

Round 34: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 9] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 3. {40}

Round 35: sc around. {40}

Round 36: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 8] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 2. {36}

Round 37: sc around. {36}

Round 38: [sc 4, Inv dec] around. {30}

Stuff the body firmly with polyester fiberfill.

Round 39: sc around. {30}

Round 40: sc 2, [Inv dec, sc 3] 5 times, inv dec, sc. {24}

Round 41: [sc 2, Inv dec] around. {18}

Round 42: [Inv dec, sc] around. {12}

Round 43: [Inv dec] around. {6}

Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.

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HEAD

trunk 1 The trunk, at Round 36.

trunk 2 slst FLO stitches on the trunk that makes it curls.

head 1

With Grey yarn:

Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring. {6}

Round 2: [inc] around. {12}

Round 3: sc around BLO. {12}

Round 4: sc 10, slst FLO 2. {12}

Round 5: slst FLO 2, sc 8, slst FLO 2. {12}

Round 6: slst FLO 2, [inc, sc 2] 3 times, slst FLO 1. {15}

Round 7 - 9: slst FLO 3, sc 11, slst FLO 1. {15}

Round 10: slst FLO 4, [inc, sc 3] 2 times, inc, sc 2. {18}

Round 11 - 13: slst FLO 4, sc 14. {18}

Round 14: sc, slst FLO 4, [inc, sc 4] 2 times, inc, sc 2. {21}

Round 15 - 16: sc, slst FLO 4, sc 16. {21}

Stuff with polyester fillings.

Round 17: inc, sc, slst FLO 4, sc, [inc, sc 6] 2 times. {24}

Round 18 - 19: sc 3, slst FLO 4, sc 17. {24}

Round 20: inc, sc 2, slst FLO 5, [inc, sc 7] 2 times. {27}

Round 21 - 22: sc 4, slst FLO 5, sc 18.{27}

Round 23: inc, sc 3, slst FLO 5, [inc, sc 8] 2 times. {30}

Round 24 - 25: sc 6, slst FLO 5, sc 19. {30}

Round 26: sc 2, inc, sc 4, slst FLO 5, inc, sc 9, inc, sc 7. {33}

Round 27: sc 8, slst FLO 5, sc 20. {33}

Round 28: sc 2, inc, sc 5, slst FLO 5, inc, sc 10, inc, sc 8. {36}

Round 29: sc 10, slst FLO 5, sc 21. {36}

Round 30: sc 3, inc, sc 6, slst FLO 5, inc, sc 11, inc, sc 8. {39}

Round 31: sc 12, slst FLO 5, sc 22. {39}

Round 32: sc 4, inc, sc 7, slst FLO 5, inc, sc 12, inc, sc 8. {42}

Round 33 - 35: sc 13, slst FLO 5, sc 24. {42}

Round 36: [inc, sc 6] around. {48}

Stuff with polyester fillings.

Round 37: sc around. {48}

Round 38: [inc, sc 7] around. {54}

Round 39 - 40: sc around. {54}

Round 41: sc 4, [inc, sc 8] 5 times, inc, sc 4. {60}

Round 42 - 43: sc around. {60}

Round 44: [inc, sc 9] around. {66}

Round 45 - 51: sc around. {66}

Round 52: [inv dec, sc 9] around. {60}

Round 53: sc around. {60}

Round 54: sc 4, [inv dec, sc 8] 5 times, inv dec, sc 4. {54}

Round 55: sc around. {54}

Round 56: [inv dec, sc 7] around. {48}

Round 57: sc around. {48}

Round 58: sc 3, [inv dec, sc 6] 5 times, inv dec, sc 3. {42}

Round 59: sc around. {42}

Round 60: [inv dec, sc 5] around. {36}

Round 61: sc around. {36}

Round 62: sc 2, [inv dec, sc 4] 5 times, inv dec, sc 2. {30}

Stuff with polyester fillings.

Round 63: [inv dec, sc 3] around. {24}

Round 64: sc, [inv dec, sc 2] 5 times, inv dec, sc. {18}

Round 65: [inv dec, sc 1] around. {12}

Round 66: [inv dec] around. {6}

Fasten and hide yarn end.

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MOUTH

mouth 1

mouth 2

mouth 3

mouth 4

mouth 5

Made from 2 layers of circle pieces.

With Pink Yarn

Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring. {6}

Round 2: [inc] around. {12}

Fasten

With Grey Yarn

Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring. {6}

Round 2: [inc] around. {12}

Don't fasten and don't cut yarn.

Stake both pink and grey pieces together with the wrong-side on each other, continue to crochet the next round with grey yarn.

Round 3: [inc, sc] around on FLO on both circle pieces. {18}

Fasten.

Fold the mouth and sew a few stitches to give it a scooped appearance.

Leave a long tail for sewing.

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TUSKS

tusk

Make 2 with White yarn:

Round 1: Sc 3 in magic ring. {3}

Round 2: sc around. {3}

Round 3: sc, inc, sc {4}

Round 4 - 6: sc around. {4}

Change yarn to Grey color

Round 7: [inc] around. {8}

Round 8: sc around. {8}

Fasten. Leave a long tail for sewing.

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EARS

ear 1

ear 2

ear 3

ear 4

ear 5

ear 6

ear 7

Each ear is made from 2 layers of circle pieces.

Make 2 with Pastel Pink yarn:

Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring. {6}

Round 2: [inc] around. {12}

Round 3: [inc, sc] around. {18}

Round 4: [sc 2, inc] around. {24}

Round 5: [inc, sc 3] around. {30}

Round 6: sc 2, [inc, sc 4] 5 times, inc, sc 2. { 36}

Round 7: [inc, sc 5] around. {42}

Round 8: sc 3, [inc, sc 6] 5 times, inc, sc 3. { 48}

Round 9: [inc, sc 7] around. {54}

Round 10: sc 4, [inc, sc 8] 5 times, inc, sc 4. { 60}

Round 11: [inc, sc 9] around. {66}

Round 12: sc 5, [inc, sc 10] 5 times, inc, sc 5. { 72}

Fasten.

With Grey yarn:

Round 1 - 12: Follow the ear pattern above.

Don't fasten and don't cut yarn.

Stake both pink and grey pieces together with the wrong-side on each other, continue to crochet the next round with grey yarn.

Round 13: [inc, sc 11] around on FLO on both circle pieces. {80}

Round 14: sc 6, [inc, sc 12] 5 times, inc, sc 6. { 86}

Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.

Fold the ear and sew both layers together for about 9 to 10 stitches to give it a scooped appearance.

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ARMS

arm 1

Make 2 starting with White yarn:

Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring. {6}

Round 2: [inc] around. {12}

Round 3: [inc, sc] around. {18}

Round 4: [sc 2. inc] around. {24}

Round 5: [inc, sc 3] around. {30}

Round 6: sc around. {30}

Change yarn color to Grey:

Round 7: sc BLO around {30}

Round 8 – 10: sc around. {30}

Round 11: [sc 8, Inv dec] around. {27}

Round 12 - 13: sc around. {27}

Sew 4 vertical short lines with 4 strands of white yarn as fingers.

Round 14: [sc 7, Inv dec] around. {24}

Round 15 – 16: sc around. {24}

Round 17: [sc 6, Inv dec] around. {21}

Round 18 – 19: sc around. {21}

Round 20: [sc 5, Inv dec] around. {18}

Round 21 – 22: sc around {18}.

Round 23: [sc 4, Inv dec] around. {15}

Round 24 – 35: sc around. {15}

Note: for Elyra, the elephant that wears a dress, finish the arm 2 rounds shorter, ie. fasten after complete round33.

Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.

Fill the bottom 2/3 of the arms firmly with polyester fiberfill.

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LEGS

foot 1

Make 2 starting with White yarn:

Round 1: ch5, Inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, 5sc in the last ch. Continue on the other side of the chain base, sc 2, 3sc in the last ch. {14}

Round 2: Inc, sc 4, [Inc] 3 times, sc 4, [Inc] 2 times. {20}

Round 3: Inc, sc 6, [Inc] 2 times, sc, Inc, sc 6, [Inc] 2 times, sc. {26}

Round 4: Inc, sc 8, [Inc, sc] 2 times, Inc, sc 8, [Inc, sc] 2 times. {32}

Round 5: Inc, sc 10, Inc, sc 2, Inc, sc, Inc, sc 10, Inc, sc 2, Inc, sc. {38}

Round 6: Inc. sc 12, [Inc, sc 2] 2 times, Inc, sc 12, [Inc, sc 2] 2 times. {44}

Round 7: sc around {44}

Change yarn color to Grey

Round 8: sc BLO around. {44}

Round 9 – 10: sc around. {44}

Round 11: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 12, Inv dec, sc 14. {42}

Round 12: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 10, Inv dec, sc 14. {40}

Round 13: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 8, Inv dec, sc 14. {38}

Round 14: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 6, Inv dec, sc 14. {36}

Round 15: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 4, Inv dec, sc 14. {34}

Round 16: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 2, Inv dec, sc 14. {32}

Round 17: sc 14, Inv dec, Inv dec, sc 14. {30}

Sew 4 vertical short lines with 4 strands of yarn as toes.

Round 18: sc around. {30}

Round 19: [sc 6, Inv dec] 3 times, sc 6. {27}

Round 20 – 21: sc around. {27}

Round 22: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 5] 3 times. {24}

Round 23 – 24: sc around. {24}

Round 25: sc 5, Inv dec, sc 10, Inv dec, sc 5. {22}

Round 26 – 27: sc around. {22}

Round 28: sc 5, Inv dec, sc 9, Inv dec, sc 4. {20}

Round 29 – 30: sc around. {20}

Round 31: sc 4, Inv dec, sc 8, Inv dec, sc 4. {18}

Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.

Fill the bottom 2/3 of the legs firmly with polyester fiberfill.

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TAIL

tail

With Grey yarn:

ch 4, slst to form a ring.

ch1, sc 4 into the ring. sc around until the tail is 4" long, slst.

ch3, ps3 in each st, slst.

ch, Inv dec around, slst, ch

Fasten off. Trim near the knot. Apply tiny craft glue to the end and shape it pointy.

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DIAPER PANTS

pants 1

Diaper pants before adding the edging, it has 2 buttonholes and a hole for the tail.

pants 2

Here is the hole for the tail. The tail was sewed at round 16 on the body, if you sewn it at a different height, the position of the hole might not match with the tail.

With White yarn:

Row 1: ch 61, sc in 2nd st from hook, sc 59 (till you reach the end of the chain stitch), turn. {60}

Row 2: ch, sc 60, turn. {60}

Fasten off.

Change yarn to Blue:

Row 3: ch2 (as 1 hdc), hdc in next st, ch, skip 1 st, hdc in next 54 sts, ch, skip 1 st, hdc in next 2 sts, turn. {60} [button holes are made on this row]

Fasten off.

Change yarn to White:

Row 4 - 5: ch, sc in next 60 sts, turn. {60}

Fasten off.

Change yarn to blue:

Row 6: insert hook in 13th st, ch, sc in the same st, sc in next 36 sts, turn. {36}

Row 7: ch, sc2tog, sc in next 32 sts, sc2tog, turn. {34}

Change yarn to White:

Row 8: ch, sc2tog, sc in next 14 sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts, sc in next 14 sts, sc2tog, turn. {32} [a hole for the elephant tail is made on this row]

Row 9: ch, sc2tog, sc in next 28 sts, sc2tog, turn. {30}

Change yarn to blue:

Row 10: ch, sc2tog, sc in next 26 sts, sc2tog, turn. {28}

Row 11: ch, sc2tog, sc in next 24 sts, sc2tog, turn. {26}

Change yarn to White:

Row 12 - 13: ch, sc in next 26 sts, turn. {26}

Change yarn to blue:

Row 14 - 15: ch, sc in next 26 sts, turn. {26}

Row 16 - 53: Repeat Row 12 - 15.

Fasten off. Hide yarn

Edging

pants 5 1

With Blue yarn:

Continue from where you end at diaper pants, a.k.a point A in the picture.

Round 1: ch, sc in next 12 sts (until you reach the red zone, point B). sc2 together in the next 30 sts (until you reach the end of the red zone). sc in next 17 sts (until you reach the bottom-right corner "blue dot" of the tab). 3sc in the corner st. sc in next st, 2sc in next hdc st, sc in next 2 sts (until you reach the top-right corner "blue dot" of the tab). 3sc in the corner st. sc in next 58 sts (until you reach the top-left corner "blue dot" of the tab). 3sc in the corner st. sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next ch space, sc in next st (until you reach the bottom-left corner "blue dot" of the tab). 3sc in the corner st. sc in next 17 sts (until you reach the red zone on the left-hand side). sc2 together in the next 30 sts (until you reach the end of the red zone). sc in next 11 sts (until you reach the bottom-left corner "blue dot" of the diaper pants). 3sc in the corner st. sc in next 24 sts (until you reach the bottom-right corner of the diaper pants). 2 sc in the first st of the round. slst to the top loops of the first sc of the round.

Round 2: ch, sc in each st around, except the middle st of the corner stitches. sc in the middle st of the 3sc that you have done on the blue dots marking.

Fasten off. Hide yarn

Wear the diaper pants on the elephant and mark the positions for the buttons. Sew 2 small buttons as the fastener of the diaper pants.

pants 5

Complete with edging and buttons.

pants 6

pants 8

pants 7

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DRESS (WITH BODY)

Ruffles trim for the skirt of the dress

skirt 1

Round 1: ch 64 loosely or use 1 size bigger crochet hook. slst to the first ch to make a ring. {64}

Round 2: ch3 (as 1 dc), dc in the same st, 2dc in next 63 sts, slst to the first st of the round. {128)

Round 3: ch, sc around. {128}

Round 4: ch3 (as 1 dc), dc in the same st, 2dc in next 127 sts, slst to the first st of the round. {256)

Collar ruffles trim

skirt 3

Round 1: ch 36 loosely or use 1 size bigger crochet hook. slst to the first ch to make a ring. {36}

Round 2: ch, 2sc in next 36 sts, slst to the first st of the round. {72)

Round 3: {ch3, sc in next st} in next 72 sts. slst to the first st of the round.

skirt 2

Work body pattern until you completed round17. Change yarn to rainbow color.

Add bottom ruffles to the body at round18 by sc the base of the ruffle piece to the body.

Continue to crochet the body with rainbow yarn until round 36.

skirt 4

Change yarn to Cyan color.

Add collar ruffles trim to the body at round37 by crochet the base of the ruffle piece to the body by using cyan yarn.

Continue to crochet the body with cyan yarn to complete the body.

Fasten off. Hide yarn

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How to assembly the Elephant Amigurumi

head 2

Sew 2 black buttons as eyes at round 38, at the center of each side of the head; roughly 27 stitches apart.

Do not cut the yarn after sewing the first eye, instead, insert it into the head and come out from the second eye to sew another eye.

Pull the yarn a little to sink the eyes into the head, knot securely. You can run the yarn through the head a few times to prevent the yarn from snapping in the long run.

head 3

If you turn the head the other way round, it is the trunk down expression.

Elwis is with the trunk pointing upward, Elyra is with the trunk pointing downward.

head 4

If you are making Elwis with the trunk-up position, sew the mouth between round 33 to 36.

head 5

Another view after the mouth is sewn.

head 6

(bottom view)

Followed by sewing the tusks between round 32 to 34, 7 stitches apart at the sides of the mouth.

head 7

The side view after the eyes, mouth, and tusks are sewed to the head.

assembly

Sew the ears and body to the head followed by sewing arms (between head and body), feet (on round 14), and tail (on round 16) to the body to complete the elephant amigurumi.

Notes

Depending on the speed and hours you are spending on the project, the total time needed is only an approximation.

Stuff the parts firmly and densely to give a good shape to amigurumi doll.

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