Sweet hippo free amigurumi pattern

Learn how to make an adorable hippo with this free amigurumi pattern. Easy and fun crochet project! This amigurumi hippopotamus is just about 15 cm tall.

Designer: @amigurumiigrushki_

You will need:

  • Alize Bebe Sekerim yarn (100% acrylic, 100 g/320 m)
  • 2.0 mm crochet hook
  • Black beads for eyes
  • Needle and scissors
  • Fiberfill

Height: 15 cm (5.9”)

Free crochet hippo pattern

Abbreviations:
R – row
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double 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 times

Head
R 1: 6 sc in magic ring [6]
R 2: (inc) repeat 6 times [12]
R 3: (1 sc, inc) repeat 6 times [18]
R 4: (2 sc, inc) repeat 6 times [24]
R 5: (3 sc, inc) repeat 6 times [30]
R 6: (4 sc, inc) repeat 6 times [36]
R 7: (5 sc, inc) repeat 6 times [42]
R 8: 42 sc
R 9: (6 sc, inc) repeat 6 times [48]
R 10: (7 sc, inc) repeat 6 times [54]
R 11-14: 54 sc (4 rows)
R 15: 8 sc, inc, 8 sc, 19 inc, (8 sc, inc) repeat 2 times [76]
R 16: 9 sc, inc, 55 sc, inc, 9 sc, inc [79]
R 17-19: 79 sc (3 rows)
R 20: (9 sc, dec) repeat 2 times, 33 sc, dec, (9 sc, dec) repeat 2 times [74]
R 21: (8 sc, dec) repeat 2 times, 32 sc, dec, (8 sc, dec) repeat 2 times [69]
R 22: (7 sc, dec) repeat 2 times, 31 sc, dec, (7 sc, dec) repeat 2 times [64]
R 23: (6 sc, dec) repeat 8 times [56]
R 24: (5 sc, dec) repeat 2 times, 14 dec, (5 sc, dec) repeat 2 times [38]
R 25: 34 sc, 2 dec [36]
R 26: (4 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [30]
R 27: (3 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [24]
Fasten off.

Legs and body are crocheted as a single part.

Legs (make 2)
R 1: 6 sc in magic ring [6]
R 2: (inc) repeat 6 times [12]
R 3: (5 sc, inc) repeat 2 times [14]
R 4: (6 sc, inc) repeat 2 times [16]
R 5: (7 sc, inc) repeat 2 times [18]
R 6: 18 sc
Crochet the second leg, do not fasten off.

Continue crocheting the body in the round:
Body
R 1: 18 sc on the first leg, 18 sc on the second leg [36]
R 2: (5 sc, inc) repeat 6 times [42]
R 3: (6 sc, inc) repeat 6 times [48]
R 4: 48 sc
R 5: (7 sc, inc) repeat 6 times [54]
R 6: 54 sc
R 7: (8 sc, inc) repeat 6 times [60]
R 8-12: 60 sc (5 rows)
R 13: (8 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [54]
R 14-16: 54 sc (3 rows)
R 17: (7 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [48]
R 18: (6 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [42]
R 19: 42 sc
R 20: (5 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [36]
R 21: 36 sc
R 22: (4 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [30]
R 23: (3 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [24]
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Arms (make 2)
R 1: 6 sc in magic ring [6]
R 2: (inc) repeat 6 times [12]
R 3: (5 sc, inc) repeat 2 times [14]
R 4-5: 14 sc (2 rows)
R 6: (5 sc, dec) repeat 2 times [12]
R 7-8: 12 sc (2 rows)
R 9: (4 sc, dec) repeat 2 times [10]
R 10-13: 10 sc (4 rows)
Fold the top opening flat and 5 sc through both sides.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Ears (make 2):
R 1: 6 sc in magic ring [6]
R 2: (inc) repeat 6 times [12]
R 3: (1 sc, inc) repeat 6 times [18]
R 4-5: 18 sc (2 rows)
R 6: (1 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [12]
Fold the top opening flat and 6 sc through both sides.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Collar
Make 30 ch.
R 1: From the 3rd ch from hook: (2 dc in one stitch) repeat 28 times [57]
R 2: 2 sc in every stitch to the end of row [114]

Sew ears to the head.
Sew head and arms to the body.
Embroider nostrils and navel.
Sew eyes on the head.

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