Elephant help


i am just getting the trunk of an Elephant I am making. Its something I have never seen before. I would appreciate any help. see pic for pattern. I just done the first bit of the pattern, I am making the Tusks. I have twelve stitches but its very small so there cant be only 4 rows left which is how it looks to me.

Whats throwing me is the part and 3 following 4th rows, WTH does that mean? Please help


If you call the next row, row 1 then you would decrease at each end of rows 1,5,9 and 13.

Thank you so very much for answering, I was so stuck and getting worried I wouldn’t get an answer. I will try your steps when I am home from work