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How to crochet an amigurumi Hippopotamus

5 months ago

Today we will be showing you how to turn an aggressive Hippopotamus into a small cute Amigurumi version. Those couple of Amigurumi Hippopotamus are great to be used as key chains or toys for your loved children. If you like this instructional  post and feel willing to help us out please give us a like, a share. Thank you for watching!

Hippopotamus amigurumi free pattern

Amigurumi Hippopotamus free pattern

Pattern by: @MaiaCraft90

Picture: @MaiaCraft90

Translate by: @AmiguWorld

Abbreviations:

R: round

mr = magic ring

sc = single crochet

inc = increase (2 sc in the next stitch)

dec = decrease (join the next 2 stitches into 1)

W = 3 sc in the next stitch

A = (sc3tog) = decrease 3 Stitches (join the next 3 stitches into 1)

sl st = slip stitch

st = stitch

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

tr = treble crochet

hdc = half double crochet

F.O = finish off

BLO = back loop only

FLO = front loop only

 [ ] = number of stitches you should have at the end of the round/row

( ) x 6 = repeat whatever is between the brackets the number of times stated

To crochet Amigurumi Hippopotamus you need:

Yarn (1mm): White, yellow, red and gray color

Hook: 2-3 mm crochet hook

Fiberfill for stuffing

Sewing needle and scissors

Amigurumi Hippotamus 

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Head

Start with white color yarn

R 1: mr with 6 st   [6]
R 2: inc x 6      [12]
R 3: (1 sc, inc) x 6[18]
R 4: (2 sc, inc) x 6,[24]
R 5: (3 sc, inc) x 6[30]
R 6: (4 sc, inc) x 6[36]
R 7: (5 sc, inc) x 6[42]
R 8-15: 42 sc  (8 rounds)[42]
R 16: (5 sc, dec) x 6[36]
R 17: (4 sc, dec) x 6[30]
R 18: 14 inc, 8 dec [36]
R 19-21: 36 sc[36]
R 22: 3 sc, 22 inc, 3 sc, 4 dec[54]
R 23-24: 54 sc (2 rounds)[54]
R 25: (7 sc, dec) x 6[48]
R 26: (6 sc, dec) x 6[42]
R 27: (5 sc, dec) x 6[36]
R 28: (4 sc, dec) x 6[30]
R 29: (3 sc, dec) x 6[24]
R 30: (2 sc, dec) x 6[18]
R 31: (1 sc, dec) x 6[12]

Sl st. Stuff with fiberfill.

Cut yarn and hide the tail.

Body

Start with white color yarn

R 1: mr with 6 st   [6]
R 2: inc x 6      [12]
R 3: (1 sc, inc) x 6[18]
R 4: (2 sc, inc) x 6,[24]
R 5: (3 sc, inc) x 6[30]
Change to red color yarn
R 6-7: 30 sc (2 rounds)[30]
Change to yellow color yarn
R 8-9: 30 sc (2 rounds)[30]
Change to red color yarn
R 10-11: 30 sc (2 rounds)[30]
Change to yellow color yarn
R 12-13: 30 sc (2 rounds)[30]

Sl st. Stuff with fiberfill.

Cut yarn and hide the tail.

Legs (make 2)

Start with gray color yarn

R 1: mr with 6 st   [6]
R 2: inc x 6      [12]
R 3: 12 sc[12]
Change to white color yarn
R 4-8: 12 sc  (5 rounds)[12]

Sl st. Stuff with some fiberfill.

Cut the yarn and leaving a long tail for sewing.

Arms (make 2)

Start with white color yarn

R 1: mr with 6 st   [6]
R 2: inc x 6      [12]
R 3-13: 12 sc[12]

Sl st. Stuff with some fiberfill.

Cut the yarn and leaving a long tail for sewing.

Tail

Start with gray color yarn

R 1: mr with 6 st   [6]
R 2-3: 6 sc[6]
R 4: (1 sc, inc) x 3[9]
R 5-7: 9 sc[9]

Ears (make 2)

Start with graycolor yarn

R 1: mr with 6 st   [6]
R 2: inc x 6      [12]
R 3: (1 sc, inc) x 6[18]
R 4-9: 18 sc  (6 rounds)[18]
R 10: (1 sc, dec) x 6[12]
R 11-15: 12 sc (5 rounds)[12]

Cut the yarn and leaving a long tail for sewing.

Assembly:

– Sew head to the body.

– Sew arms to the body.

– Sew legs to the body.

– Sew tail to the body.

– Glue eyes to the head  between round 25 and round 26.

Your Hippotamus amigurumi finished. This is a wonderful gift for your little princess. It will be one of a kind present, you will not find in shops.

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