[[yes, these are crochet elephants, not knit, but still adorable!]] Crochet these adorably round elephants with a brilliant technique that requires minimal attaching. Free English translation available!
This is an easy pattern. Circles are easy to crochet in general in simple dc, sc, etc.: just keep increasing groupings one more stitch farther apart for each and every new row and the circle should lay flat even if you keep going like that for forever.