Create a charming, huggable hippo friend with this easy-to-follow Crochet Amigurumi Pattern. Crocheted for beginner to intermediate crocheters, it's the perfect project to hone your skills.
The Crochet Hippo Amigurumi pattern creates a highly adorable, handmade hippo with detailed features and a snug body. It's a simple process that involves thematic yarn shades of your choice and crochet stitches such as single, double, or slip stitches. The resulting figure possesses a remarkably shaped head, protruding ears, stumpy limbs, and a cute tiny tail. The amigurumi technique lends it a captivating level of detail and a pleasant, huggable form.
Uses: With its charming appeal, the small hippo combines as a charming playmate for kids and a beautiful piece of decor that adds a touch of warmth to any room.
- Worsted Yarn
- 4.5mm crochet hook
Making: The construction process begins with the hippo's head, intricately shaped by multiple rounds of stitches. Safety eyes are snapped in place upon completing the head, bringing character to our hippo. Next, the body is connected to the head, created again by multiple rounds of stitches with guidelines to increase (inc) or decrease (dec) as necessary. Like the head, the body is stuffed with polyfill along the process. The hippo wouldn't be complete without ears, arms, and legs, which are also created with designated rounds of stitches. These parts must also be filled with polyfill before sewn onto the body. Finally, a tail is added to the small hippo, complete with a few strands of yarn at the end for detail.
Hank The Hippo
Uses: A beloved creation standing 9.5 inches tall, perfect for children to hug! Sit it on a shelf for some added enchantment, or let it be a comforting friend for your young ones.
- Aran Yarn
- 5mm crochet hook
The creation of Hank The Hippo involves carefully intertwining yarn using the crochet method. This intricate process gradually shapes the yarn into Hank's charming form that never fails to bring cheer and spread smiles.
Chomp The Hippo
Uses: Chomp The Hippo is an adorable, huggable toy that's perfect for gifting to children or decorating a nursery. Chomp enjoys sitting pretty on a shelf, adding a whimsy to any room when it's not snuggled.
- DK Yarn
- 3m crochet hook
Making: The process of making Chomp The Hippo is divided into straightforward crochet segments. Start cropping the legs as one piece, seamlessly transitioning into the body. The pattern suggests using a magic circle technique, followed by rounds of single crochet with periodic increases and decreases to shape the hippo's form. As the body takes shape, arms are added by incorporating them directly into the body stitches. Once the main body is complete, additional elements like the head, ears, and facial features are crocheted separately and then attached to bring the character to life. The head is particularly important, as it's where the safety or embroidered eyes (if chosen) are placed, defining Chomp's lively personality.
Amigurumi Hippo In Dress
Uses: Everyone loves a cute, handmade hippo in a pretty dress, perfect for decorating any corner of your home. Making this adorable hippo involves following step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow, even for beginners. The process includes crocheting parts of the hippo, each step detailed with pictures and videos, making it a fun and enjoyable project.
- DK Yarn
- 3m crochet hook
Cute Crochet Hippo
Uses: This charming creation fills the room with homemade love, whether perched on a shelf alongside books and trinkets or cuddled by a sleepy child at night. A step-by-step pattern ensures smooth assembly, from working out tiny legs and arms to ensuring a perfect shape for the friendly face.
- Aran Yarn
- 5m crochet hook
Making: For most parts like the muzzle, head, body, arms, and legs, begin by making a magic circle of varying stitch numbers. Gradually increase the circle by adding stitches in a pattern, often doubling (2sc in one stitch) or combining stitches (sc2tog to join two stitches) to shape the crochet work. The pattern relies on working in rounds to construct the three-dimensional form of the hippo seamlessly. Each round is typically completed with a specific number of single crochets, ranging from as few as 6 to as many as 64, depending on which part is being crocheted. Completing each part involves decreasing the number of stitches until the opening is small enough to close off with a final series of sc2tog. After stuffing, the individual pieces are sewn together securely, ensuring the filling stays within the cozy confines of your handmade creation.