Amigurumi Hippopotamus Free Pattern

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Today we share one free amigurumi crochet pattern again for you. As you know we share new amigurumi free patterns every day. The main crochets are amigurumi gazelles, amigurumi bears, amigurumi pola, amigurumi pandas, amigurumi penguins, amigurumi giraffes, amigurumi llama, amigurumi pigs, amigurumi bunny, amigurumi clowns, amigurumi lambs, amigurumi bees, amigurumi unicorns, amigurumi dolls, amigurumi foxes, amigurumi penguins, amigurumi dinosaurs, amigurumi elephants, amigurumi hippos, amigurumi monkeys, amigurumi cats, amigurumi dogs and more …
Todays daily new amigurumi free crochet pattern is Amigurumi Hippopotamus.
I want to give you some informations about this pattern ;

Materials

  • Size 4 worsted weight yarn (150g color of choice for body, small amount of white)
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • 15mm safety eyes 
  • Black crochet/embroidery thread for eyelashes (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle (I love the bent tips!)
  • Stuffing
  • Stitch markers (a piece of scrap yarn works great!)

Abbreviations – US Terminology

MC – Magic circle
SC – Single crochet
SC INC – Single crochet increase
INV DEC – Invisible decrease
DC – Double crochet
St(s) – Stitch(es)

Each hippo measures approximately 13 inches tall. We will be working in continuous rounds, I recommend using a stitch marker either at the beginning or end of each round. Slowly stuff as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched.

Legs and Body
We will be making the legs first and then joining them together to make the body. Fasten off only on the first leg.
Legs – Make 2
With white
Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC
Round 2: SC INC in each st (12)
Round 3: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, rep around (18)
Round 4: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (24)
Rounds 5-6: SC around (24)
Change to body color
Rounds 7-20: SC around (24)
Fasten off on the first leg only, continue to round 21 once your 2nd leg is complete.
Round 21: Chain 3 and attach to the first leg with a SC, SC in the remaining stitches around the leg. When you reach the chain, make a SC across each of the 3 chains, SC in the remaining stitches of the next leg and SC across each of the 3 chains again. You will now have SC on both sides of the chains, this acts as a bridge to join the legs together. (54) This completes your join and is where your next round will start.

Rounds 22-37: SC around (54)
Round 38: SC in the first 7 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (48)
Round 39: SC around (48)
Round 40: SC in the first 6 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (42)
Round 41: SC around (42)
Round 42: SC in the first 5 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36)
Round 43: SC around (36)
Round 44: SC in the first 4 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30)
Rounds 45-47: SC around (30)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing

Nostrils

Make 2 with white
Create a magic circle with 6 SC, fasten off and pull tight leaving a long tail for sewing
SnoutThis piece is worked crocheting on both sides of the foundation chain to create an oval shape. You will want to keep your chain fairly tight to help avoid the look of ‘holes’, we will also be working in the round.
Round 1: Chain 10, SC in the 2nd chain from hook, SC in the next 7 chains, 3SC in the last chain; working down the other side of the foundation chain (see picture below) SC in the next 7 chains, complete 2SC in the last chain (which is also the first chain we started with) (20)

Round 2: 2SC in the first st, SC in the next 7, 2SC in each of the next 3 sts, SC in the next 7, 2SC in each of the last 2 sts (26)
Round 3: 2SC in the first 2 sts, SC in the next 9 sts, 2SC in each of the next 4 sts, SC in the next 9 sts, 2SC in each of the last 2 sts (34)
Rounds 4-7: SC around (34)
Round 8: SC in the first 15 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (32)
Round 9: SC in the first 6 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (28)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Next, sew a nostril onto each side of the snout.

Head
With body color
Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC
Round 2: SC INC in each st around (12)
Round 3: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, rep around (18)
Round 4: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (24)
Round 5: SC in the first 3 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (30)
Round 6: SC in the first 4 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (36)
Round 7: SC in the first 5 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (42)
Round 8: SC in the first 6 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (48)
Round 9: SC in the first 7 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (54)
Round 10: SC in the first 8 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (60)
Rounds 11-22: SC around (60)
Here is where we will attach the facial features. Place your eyes 5 stitches apart between rounds 18-20. Add eyelashes or eyebrows to your liking.
Next, sew the snout centered between the eyes, stuffing as you go.

Round 23: SC in the first 8 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (54)
Round 24: SC in the first 7 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (48)
Round 25: SC in the first 6 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (42)
Round 26: SC in the first 5 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36)
Round 27: SC in the first 4 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30)
Round 28: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24)
Continue to stuff the head firmly
Round 29: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18)
Round 30: SC in the first st, INV DEC in the next, rep around (12)
Round 31: INV DEC around (6)
Fasten off and sew remaining part closed, weave in your end

Ears
Make 2 with body color
Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC
Round 2: SC INC in each st (12)
Round 3: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, rep around (18)
Round 4: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (24)
Rounds 5-7: SC around (24)
Round 8: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing onto the head. Use part of the tail to fold the ear in half and sew across to create a fold.

Arms

Make 2, lightly stuffing at the bottom
With white
Round 1: Create a magic circle with 8 SCRound 2: SC INC in each st (16)
Round 3: SC around (16)
Change to body color
Rounds 4-23: SC around (16)
At the end of round 23 pinch the arm flat and make 8 SC across the top to close, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing

Attaching Everything Together
1. Sew the ears onto the head at round 9 and 10 on each side

2. Sew your head onto the body making sure to have the facial features centered. Be sure to stuff the neck firmly as you go.
3. Lastly, sew the arms onto the body at round 45.

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