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The pattern is split into 3 parts! You can find it here:
Let’s give our darlings elephants some arms and a tail, shall we?
*I only stuff the very bottom and very lightly. Then not at all through the top half.*
Round 1: SC 6 in a magic ring.
Round 2: SC INC in each around. (12)
Round 3: SC in first, SC INC in the next. Repeat around. (18)
Rounds 4-28: SC in each around.(18) [if changing color for shirt change at round 20]
Round 29: SC in the first, INV DEC in the next. Repeat in next.
Fasten off and leave a tail long enough to sew on. Attach the arms between rows 44 and 45 on the body.
In the second chain from the hook, HDC. HDC in the remaining chains for a total of 10.
Fasten off. Cut 4 pieces of yarn to attach to the end of the tail. Fold in half and pull through using the hook. Pull the ends through the loop and pull tight. (similar to attaching the hair fuzzies in part two!)
Row 1: In 3rd chain from the hook DC. DC to the end of the chain. Chain 2 and turn. (28)
Rows 2-3: DC in each across.Chain 2 and turn (28)
Row 4: DC in the first, DC INC in the next. Repeat to end of row. Chain 2 and turn(42)
Row 5: DC in first two, DC INC in next. Repeat to end of row.Chain 2 and turn (56)
Row 6: DC in each across. Chain 2 and turn(56)
Row 7: DC in each across. Chain 1 and turn. (56)
Row 8: Skip one stitch and DC INC in the next. DC INC in the next stitch, skip one and slip stitch to the next. This will be your scallop. Repeat to the end of the row.
On the last stitch, slip stitch to the side of the vest. SC up the vest until the top.
SC in the first 3 chains on the top of the vest. Chain 10, skip 6 stitches and attach with a SC to the 6th stitch. SC in the next 10. Chain 10, skip 6 stitches and attach with a SC to the 6th stitch. SC in the remaining 3.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Then chain 15 (this will be the string!). Attach to the top first stitch. SC in each across until you reach the end. Then chain 15 more for the other string. Weave the ends through the chains.