Amigurumi hippo free crochet pattern


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Amigurumi hippo crochet pattern

This cute amigurumi hippo is made with half cotton yarn and 2.25 mm crochet hook. The legs and body of  the crochet toy are made as one piece. Are you ready to make your own?

Designer: @а_іgruami

You will need:

  • YarnArt Jeans (55% cotton, 45% acrylic) yarn
  • 2.25 mm crochet hook
  • Black yarn or embroidery floss for eyebrows
  • 5 mm safety eyes
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • Fiberfill

Height: 13-14 cm (5.1-5.5″)

Free crochet hippo pattern

Abbreviations:
R – row
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
inc – increase (2 sc in one stitch)
dec – decrease (2 sc together)
[…] – number of stitches you should have at the end of the row
(…) – repeat whatever is between the brackets the given number of timesCrochet hippo tutorial

Head
Make 9 ch. Make an oval, starting from the 2nd ch from hook, work on both sides of the chain.
R 1: from the 2nd ch from hook: 7 sc, 3 sc in last st, turn: 8 sc [18]
R 2: inc, 6 sc, 3 inc, 6 sc, 2 inc [24]
R 3: 1 sc, inc, 6 sc, (1 sc, inc) repeat 3 times, 6 sc, (1 sc, inc) repeat 2 times [30]
R 4: (4 sc, inc) repeat 6 times [36]
R 5-6: 36 sc (2 rows)
R 7: (4 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [30]
R 8: (3 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [24]
R 9: 24 sc
R 10: (3 sc, inc) repeat 6 times [30]
R 11: (4 sc, inc) repeat 6 times [36]
Insert safety eyes between R 10 and R 11 at the distance of 4 sc from each other.
R 12: (5 sc, inc) repeat 6 times [42]
R 13: (6 sc, inc) repeat 6 times [48]
R 14-19: 48 sc (6 rows)
R 20: (6 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [42]
R 21: (5 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [36]
R 22: (4 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [30]
R 23: (3 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [24]
R 24: (2 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [18]
R 25: (1 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [12]
R 26: (dec) repeat 6 times [6]
Fasten off.

Arms (make 2)
R 1: 6 sc in magic ring [6]
R 2: (inc) repeat 6 times [12]
R 3-5: 12 sc (3 rows)
R 6: (2 sc, dec) repeat 2 times [9]
R 7-16: 9 sc (10 rows)
Stuff 1/2 full.
Fold the top opening flat and 4 sc through both sides.
Fasten off.

Legs and body

Legs (make 2)
R 1: 6 sc in magic ring [6]
R 2: (inc) repeat 6 times [12]
R 3-6: 12 sc (4 rows)
Fasten off.

Crochet the second leg, do not fasten off.
Make 3 ch on the second leg and join with the first leg.

Body
Stuff as you go.
R 7: 12 sc on the first leg, 3 sc in 3 ch, 12 sc on the second leg, 3 sc in 3 ch (opposite side) [30]
R 8: (4 sc, inc) repeat 6 times [36]
R 9: (5 sc, inc) repeat 6 times [42]
R 10: (6 sc, inc) repeat 6 times [48]
R 11-15: 48 sc (5 rows)
R 16: (6 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [42]
R 17-18: 42 sc (2 rows)
R 19: (5 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [36]
R 20-21: 36 sc (2 rows)
R 22: (4 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [30]
R 23-24: 30 sc (2 rows)
R 25: (3 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [24]
R 26: 24 cбн
R 27: attach arms: 5 sc, 4 sc together with sc of the first arm, 9 sc, 4 sc together with sc of the second arm, 2 sc [24]
R 28: 24 sc
Fasten off.

Crochet hippo tutorial

Ears (make 2)
R 1: 6 sc in magic ring [6]
R 2: (inc) repeat 6 times [12]
Fold the ear flat and 1-2 sl st through both sides.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.Crochet hippo tutorial

Tail
Insert the hook on the back of the body between R 14 and R 15 and make 8 ch.
Make a yarn tassel on the end of the tail.Crochet hippo tutorialAssembly
Sew ears on the head.
Sew the head to the body.


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