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Friday, February 8, 2013

Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern: Happy Hippo


Happy Hippo
Worsted Weight Yarn Colors:
Light Blue Cotton Yarn-one skein or less
Black Cotton Yarn-small amounts


Other Supplies:
F/5 (3.75 MM) crochet hook
Yarn or tapestry needle
Scissors
Stitchmarkers
Polyester Fiberfill

Ears
Use blue. Make 2.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 5, sl st in the last sc of the previous rnd to fasten off. (10sts)
Finish off.
Arms/Legs
Use  blue. Make 4.
Rnd 1: Sc 5 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 5 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 5 (10 sts)
Rnds 3-5: Sc 10 (10 sts)
Rnd 6: (Dec, sc 3) rep 2 times (8 sts)
Stuff.
Rnd 7: Sc 8 (8 sts)
Finish off and weave in ends.
Tail
Use blue.
Rnd 1: Sc 5 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 5 in 2nd ch from hook
Finish off.  
Head/Body
Use blue.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)
Rnd 3:  (Inc, Sc 1) rep 6 (18 sts)
Rnd 4: Sc 18 (18 sts)
Rnd 5: (Dec, Sc 4) rep 3 times (15 sts)
Rnd 6: Inc 15 (30 sts)
Rnd 7: (Inc, Sc 1) rep1 5 times (45 sts)
Rnd 8: (Dec 4, Sc 1) rep 5 times (25 sts)
Rnd 9: (Dec, Sc 3) rep 5 times (20 sts)
Rnd 10: (Inc, Sc 3) rep 5 times (25 sts)
Rnd 11: Inc 25 (50 sts)
Rnd 12: Sc 50 (50 sts)
Rnd 13: (Dec, Sc 3) rep 10 times (40 sts)
Rnd 14: (Dec, Sc 2) rep 10 times (30 sts)
Rnd 15: (Dec, Sc 1) rep 10 times (20 sts)
Rnd 16: Dec 10 (10 sts)
Sew on ears and use black yarn to make French knot eyes and stitch on a mouth.  Stuff.
Rnd 17: Sc 10 (10 sts)
Rnd 18: Inc 5, Sc 5 (15 sts)
Rnd 19: (Inc, Sc 1) rep 5 times, Sc 5 (20 sts)
Rnd 20: (Inc, Sc 2) rep 5 times, Sc 5 (25 sts)
Rnd 21: Sc 25 (25 sts)
Rnd 22: (Inc, Sc 3) rep 5 times, Sc 5 (30 sts)
Rnd 23: Sc 30 (30 sts)
Rnd 24: (Dec, Sc 1) rep 10 times (20 sts)
Rnd 25: Dec 10 (10 sts)
Sew the limbs and tail to the body. I pinched the openingsof the limb closed and sewed it flat to the body, but you may use whatever joining method you prefer.  Stuff.
Rnd 26: Dec 5 (5 sts)
Finish off and weave in ends.


All designs on this blog are my original work.  Please do not sell these patterns.  Feel free to sell items made from these patterns  if you credit me as designer.


15 comments:

  1. he is so cute! Thanks for sharing the pattern

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  2. Aww he's very cute. I like his cheeky little smile!

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  3. Thanks for sharing, I pinned it an then made one of my own!

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  4. Thanks, everybody! Gillis, how did it work out?

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  5. thank you for sharing these adorable patterns my daughters love them

    Jen

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  6. Thank you for sharing your patterns! I recently began crocheting, so I even more recently started blogging about it. I posted a picture of my Happy Hippo and linked to your pattern.

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  7. Lydia, I love the colored yarn you used! Thanks for linking to me!

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  8. by inc 5 does that mean do 5 sc in every stitch? sorry im trying to learn and don't know what that means...

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  9. Inc means you do 2 stitches in the stitch or space indicated.It can also be written as 2 Sc. If the pattern tells you to Inc 5, you should work 2 Sc stitches in each of the the next 5 stitches for a total of 10 stitches in the round.

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  10. Thank you! I love your blog. :)

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  11. Hi! I am trying out your pattern and it is super cute ;) Thanks! I have some questions while making it. On round 18, you wrote Inc 5, Sc 5 (total of 15 sts). Won't it make one side of the round wider than the other (as in round 19, 20 and 22, too)? If that's so, which side should that be? The front or the back of the hippo should be wider?

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  12. The back should be wider to give him a butt:)

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  13. Thanks for this awesome pattern! I love it, and so do my girls!

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  14. Wonderful, as are all of your patterns. Thanks.

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