Amazing Elephant Crochet Hair tie for a Ponytail – Free Pattern

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This is a free elephant crochet hair tie pattern you can use to make a cute hair accessory. Follow my easy crochet pattern and video tutorial.


As elephants seemed to be very popular right now (or maybe always?), I wanted to make something very special for girls that love elephants and wear ponytails a lot.

I combined those to make an elephant crochet hair tie! It can be attached to a ponytail where the ponytail turns into the trunk of the Elephant. How cool is that?

In fact, from the front it just looks like the ponytail has a bow tie attached.

This pattern is so fast and super easy to make. It is perfect for any occasion, whether it is for a birthday, a party or just for fun on a school day.

Elephant Hair Tie for a Ponytail for Girls - Free Crochet Pattern

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I made this elephant crochet hair tie, and attached it onto my mannequins head.

I only have boys at home haha, maybe my next baby will be a girl :-D. Can you tell I want a girl in my house?

I made it in under 30 minutes whereas the attaching part took me less than 5 minutes.

And guess what? You do not need much to actually create this cute elephant crochet hair tie

So, now let me show you what you will need, how to make it and how to attach it to a ponytail.

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Elephant Crochet Hair Tie Materials (click on the item to see which ones I used):

Gauge:

4 sc x 5 rows = 1 square inch

Stitches used (click on a stitch to see the tutorial):

Final size of the elephant crochet hair tie without measuring the trunk:

9 inches across and 5.5 inches in height

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Elephant Crochet Hair Tie Instructions:

Elephant Ears (make 2)

Row 1: ch 2, 6 sc in the first ch from the hook, ch 1, turn

Row 2: 2 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn

Row 3: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn

Row 4: *2 sc in the same st, 1 sc, repeat from * across, ch 1, turn

Row 5: repeat row 3

Row 6: *2 sc in the same st, 1 sc in the next 2 sts, repeat from * across, ch 1, turn

Row 7: repeat row 3

Row 8: *2 sc in the same st, 1 sc in the next 3 sts, repeat from * across, ch 1, turn

Row 9: repeat row 3

Row 10: *2 sc in the same st, 1 sc in the next 4 sts, repeat from * across, ch 1, turn

Row 11: repeat row 3 Fasten off and weave in the ends

Elephant Hair Tie for a Ponytail for Girls - Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Elephant Face

Round 1: Using 1 hair elastic, make a slip knot and put it inside the elastic, then ch 1, and place 30 sc all around the elastic, sl st to the first st

Round 2: ch 1, *2 sc in the same st, 1 sc in the next 4 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st

Elephant face

Round 3: ch 1, *2 sc in the same st, 1 sc in the next 5 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st, fasten off and leave a long tail, as you will use it to attach the ears to the face

Sewing the ears to the face

As you can see the “circle” looks like a hexagon. Sew the ears onto the face on the sides of the hexagon that are exactly across from each other. Fasten off and sew in the ends. Now attach the eyes exactly in the middle between the ears onto the third round of the face.

attaching ears
Elephant Hair Tie for a Ponytail for Girls - Free Crochet Pattern
attaching elephant ears

Crochet Elephant Trunk

Now the trunk needs to be made according to the amount of hair one has. So the best way to figure it out is to make a ponytail, then make a chain and wrap it around the top part of the ponytail (thickest part) and measure so that it fits about 3/4 around it.

Then you will do single crochet rows back and forth in the length that is needed or wanted for the trunk. If you don’t make the trunk as long as the actual hair is, then it looks like the elephant is spraying water out of his trunk. 😀

Here is how I made the trunk:

Row 1: ch 11, 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn

Row 2 – 28: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn Fasten off and weave in the ends. Now add some strings (see picture) to one side of the long side of the trunk equal distance apart from the next string. Those strings will be used to attach the trunk to the ponytail.

crochet rectangle for elephant trunk
Elephant Hair Tie for a Ponytail for Girls - Free Crochet Pattern

Attaching the elephant crochet hair tie to the ponytail

So, you do not need to add the trunk as the ponytail is technically the trunk, but it will look better and more realistic. Elephant Hair Tie for a Ponytail for Girls - Free Crochet Pattern

OPTIONAL: ADD THE FACE WITHOUT ADDING THE TRUNK

ADDING THE TRUNK WITH THE FACE:

1. Make a ponytail higher up on the head

2. Hold the trunk (still a rectangle at this point) to the ponytail elastic and hold it in place with a bobby pin

Elephant Hair Tie for a Ponytail for Girls - Free Crochet Pattern
Elephant Hair Tie for a Ponytail for Girls - Free Crochet Pattern
Elephant Hair Tie for a Ponytail for Girls - Free Crochet Pattern
Elephant Hair Tie for a Ponytail for Girls - Free Crochet Pattern
Elephant Hair Tie for a Ponytail for Girls - Free Crochet Pattern

3. Now using one of the 2 strings of a pair, feed it thru an opening/hole on the opposite side, then using both strings and make a tie. Do the same for all the other strings.   Elephant Hair Tie for a Ponytail for Girls - Free Crochet Pattern 4. Now add the face over the trunk and hold the face and ears in place by using bobby bins Elephant Hair Tie for a Ponytail for Girls - Free Crochet Pattern Now you are done and can enjoy your new Elephant Hair tie on a Ponytail! Feel Free to add a wire to be able to bend the trunk in different directions. 🙂 Be sure to share the pattern with the world on social media, by using the according buttons above and below the pattern 🙂 Thanks 🙂

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6 Comments

  1. I love your elephant hair scrunchy idea. How cute. I can see my granddaughter wearing something like this. 🙂

  2. My Aunt will love this… her hair is past her knees, But I think I will add elastic bands instead of the ties… Would you like me to send you my adjustments and pics when I am done?

    1. Sure. Feel Free. Please find me on Facebook (@nickishomemadecrafts) and send me a message for the adjustments. The pictures can be added to the visitor posts on my Facebook page. Thank you 🙂

  3. I am definitely going to make this, I love it. I made the crayon tissue box cover for my grandson’s teacher for Teacher appreciation week, she loved it, I did it in orange 🙂 Can’t wait to wear the new elephant hair bow <3 Thank you for the free pattern, Love Leanne

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