I crocheted this elephant for my friend Whitney, who taught me how to crochet. She sent me the pattern, but I'm not sure where she got it from (will link if I find it). I really liked how it turned out!
I'd say probably 4-5 hours. The trunk and the legs (which are crocheted off the body and not attached to it later, which I think would have been easier) were tricky, as were attaching pieces, but that was more because the yarn I was using got easily caught and would break sometimes.