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About Me

Hey! I’m Shehla, the designer, crocheter, and author behind The Blue Elephants.

I share knitting and crochet patterns, ideas, and inspiration for all skill levels. Along with patterns, you’ll find tips and tutorials, roundups of my favorite things, and even business advice for the crafty entrepreneur!

I’ve designed over 100 fun and whimsical patterns for toys, blankets, accessories, and more. Browse the blog and shop to find your next favorite project!

I started crocheting in 2008, determined to recreate a beanie I saw someone else making. If she could do it, so could I!

Once I started, I was hooked and quickly realized that I loved designing and creating my own patterns and sharing handmade gifts with the people I cared about.

From the first set of wonky-looking blue elephants that I made to give my friends as they moved away after high school, to all the collections and patterns I create now, I have learned so much that I can’t wait to share with you.

At The Blue Elephants, we believe in doing things that bring you joy. We are on a mission to create fun, whimsical crochet patterns, both free and premium, for items that you can make, share and get creative with so that you can fill your homes with happiness, imagination, and adventure.

Knit. Crochet. Make. Empower

Over the last few years, this blog has become more than just a hobby for me. It’s my passion and business. It’s a means for me to share my creativity, earn a real income from playing with yarn, connect to people around the world and it’s empowered me to do more than I ever thought I could.

At The Blue Elephants, you’ll learn how to crochet, knit, and get access to patterns that are fun and modern – but more than that, you’ll be part of a community of makers. A community of strong women who make things happen and empower each other to grow and share their unique gifts. My goal here is to guide and teach you how to take your passions and create a business with them, find joy in doing what you love no matter what others think, and to reach for the things you want in life.

If that sounds like something you want to be part of, welcome to the family!

Check out some of my favorite posts below!

9 Ways to Make Money Crocheting & Work from Home

9 Ways to Make Money crocheting & Work from home

How to Soften Acrylic Yarn

Sammy the Sheep Amigurumi Pattern

How to Make a Stretchy Crochet Ribbing

Hudson Baby Blanket Pattern

Thanks so much for joining me on these knitting & crochet adventures! Don’t forget to subscribe using the box below to get weekly newsletters with free patterns, tips, and resources delivered right to your inbox every week.

See you soon 🙂

Ann Hancock

Monday 25th of July 2022

Sounds exciting!!

Natalie Burton

Saturday 2nd of July 2022

I have also been crocheting for a long , long time. Right now I am crotcheting a couple of cradle/purses for granddaughters. I have searched buying a mini 3”, teddy bear all over. I used to buy them plush from craft stores and they are nowhere to be found! Is there any way I can get the pattern for the bear or bunny?