It was a beginners set of three animals by Curtzy. The pattern was emailed through after buying the kit.
The full instructions for the front legs of the elephant are as below
Make a circle first, then hook 5 Double Crochet from this circle.
Hook 5 increased Double Crochet
Hook 10 Prismatic Crochet (Hook up the single yarn inside the braid and work a double crochet) This is the same information as in the key at the beginning of the pattern.
Hook 10 Double crochet then hook 5 turns.
Do 1 decreased Double Crochet then hook 8 Double crochet
Hook 9 Double crochet. Then stuff with cotton and leave enough yarn to secure.
There is no other information to explain braid, and I'm sure they are using hook up as just making a stitch.