Cute Hippo Free Crochet Pattern

Hi everyone,

Today I will share with you a very sweet hippo pattern. You can access this easy-to-make and very enjoyable pattern from our blog post for free. I would like to thank BumBee Crochet for this beautiful free pattern. You can find beautiful amigurumi free patterns on our site here. Let’s start 🙂

Cute Hippo Crochet

HEAD

1. 8 sc in MR
2. inc*8 (16 st)
3. (1 sc, inc)*8 (24 st)
4. (2 sc, inc)*8 (32 st)
5. (3 sc, inc)*8 (40 st)
6. 40 sc
7. 40 sc
8. (4 sc, inc)*8 (48 st)
9. 48 sc
10. 48 sc
11. 48 sc
12. 48 sc
13. 48 sc
14. (7 sc, inc)*6 (54 st)
15. 54 sc
16. 54 sc

Change color to beige
17. Back loops only – 54 sl st
18. Back loops from row 17 and 18 together – 54 sc
19. 54 sc
20. 54 sc
21. 54 sc
22. 54 sc
23. (dec, 4 sc)*3, 9 sc, (dec, 4 sc)*3, 9 sc (48 st)
24. (dec, 3 sc)*3, 9 sc, (dec, 3 sc)*3, 9 sc (42 st)
25. (dec, 2 sc)*3, 9 sc, (dec, 2 sc)*3, 9 sc (36 st)
26. (dec, 1 sc)*3, 9 sc, (dec, 1 sc)*3, 9 sc (30 st)
27. dec*3, 9 sc, dec*3, 9 sc (24 st)

Fasten off the yarn, leave the long tail for sewing.
Insert safety eyes and staff the head.
Sew the opening and hide the end of yarn inside the head.

BODY

1. 6 sc in MR
2. inc*6 (12 st)
3. (1 sc, inc)*6 (18 st)
4. (2 sc, inc)*6 (24 st)
5. (3 sc, inc)*6 (30 st)
6. (4 sc, inc)*6 (36 st)
7. (5 sc, inc)*6 (42 st)
8. (6 sc, inc)*6 (48 st)
9. (7 sc, inc)*6 (54 st)
10 – 14. 54 sc (5 rows)
15. (7 sc, dec)*6 (48 st)
16. 48 sc
17. 48 sc
18. (6 sc, dec)*6 (42 st)
19. 42 sc
20. 42 sc
21. (5 sc, dec)*6 (36 st)
22. 36 sc
23. 36 sc
24. (4 sc, dec)*6 (30 st)
25. 30 sc
26. 30 sc
27. (3 sc, dec)*6 (24 st)
28. 24 sc
29. 24 sc
Fasten off and cut the yarn.
Leave the long tail for sewing.

EARS (Make 2)

1. 6 sc in MR
2. inc*6 (12 st)
3. 12 sc
4. 12 sc
5. 12 sc
6. (1 sc, dec)*4 (8 st)

Fasten off and cut the yarn.
Leave the long tail for sewing.

CHECKS

1. 8 sc in MR

Make sl st in the first sc to close the ring.
Fasten off and cut the yarn.
Leave the long tail for sewing.

ARMS (Make 2)
Start with beige color

1. 6 an in MR
2. inc*6 (12 st)
3. (1 sc, inc)*6 (18 st)
4. Back loops only – 18 sc
5. 18 sc
6. (7 sc, dec)*2 (16 st)

Change color to gray
7. 16 sc
8. 16 sc
9. (6 sc, dec)*2 (14 st)
10. 14 sc
11. 14 sc
12. 14 sc
13. (5 sc, dec)*2 (12 st)
14. 12 sc
15. 12 sc
16. 12 sc
17. 12 sc
18. dec*6 (6 st)

Fasten off the yarn, close the opening and hide the end of yarn inside the arm.

LEGS (Make 2)
Start with beige color

1. 6 sc in MR
2. inc*6 (12 st)
3. (1 sc, inc)*6 (18 st)
4. (2 sc, inc)*6 (24 st)
5. Back loops only – 24 sc
6. 24 sc
7. 24 sc
8. (10 sc, dec)*2 (22 st)
9. 22 sc

Change color to gray
10. (9 sc, dec)*6 (20 st)
11. 20 sc
12. 20 sc
13. (8 sc, dec)*2 (18 st)
14. 18 sc
15. 18 sc
16. 18 sc
17. (1 sc, dec)*6 (12 st)
18. dec*6 (6 st)

Fasten off the yarn, close the opening and hide the end of yarn inside the arm.

ASSEMBLY

  • Place the eyes (8mm) on the distance 8 sc from each other, between rows 14 and 13.
  • Sew ears on the distance 12 sc from each other.
  • Make out of felt two circles, diameter 7-8 mm and glue those to the head.
  • Sew checks.
  • Make two stitches with white color tread on the side of the eyes.
  • Embroidery with black tread mouth, eyebrows and eyelashes
  • Sew the head to the body.
  • Sew arms and legs to the body. If you want make a buttons-joints.

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