One of my many projects at the moment is a crochet elephant to put in the nursery. The plan was for this elephant to be about the same size as Gerald the Giraffe, but so far, she is measuring a whopping 14 inches head to toe!
The interesting thing about this crochet pattern is that you make all the parts flat and then it is by stitching them together that you make it 3D. Here's how it looks so far:
I still have the 'undercarriage' (as Mr PC called it), the ears, tusks and tail to do but the biggest parts are done now. She's shaping up nicely, even though she's turning out to be massive!!