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In this article I will share with you amigurumi hippo free crochet pattern. You can find the most updated amigurumi recipes on our website.

Let’s go for a swim with the hippo! You can make your own swimming hippo with this free crochet pattern. The height of finished amigurumi hippo is about 12 cm (4.7″).

Designed and photos by Anna Bortsova
Instagram: @anna_workshop
Translated by Amiguroom Toys

Materials:

  • Yarn: Fibranatura Cotton True Sport (100% cotton, 180 m/50 g)
  • Hook size: 1.5 mm
  • Black beads or safety eyes
  • Sewing needle and scissors
  • Fiberfill

Abbreviations:
R = row
mc = magic circle (magic ring)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
inc = 2 sc in the next stitch
dec = single crochet 2 stitches together
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
F.o. = fasten off
(12) = number of stitches you should have at the end of the round/row
( )* 6 = repeat whatever is between the brackets the number of times stated

Crochet hippo free amigurumi pattern

Legs-body-head
Legs, body and head are crocheted as a single part.

Legs (make 2)
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc)* 6 (12)
R 5: (1 sc, inc)* 6 (18)
R 4-7: 18 sc (4 rows)
F.o.

Don’t cut the yarn when you will finish the second leg!

From second leg: 1 ch, join with the first leg.
R 8: 18 sc on the first leg, 1 sc in 1 ch, 18 sc on the second leg, 1 sc in 1 ch (opposite side) (38)
Body
R 9: (8 sc, inc)*4, 2 sc (42)
R 10: (6 sc, inc)* 6 (48)
R 11: 48 sc (48)
R 12: (7 sc, inc)* 6 (54)
R 13-14: 54 sc (2 rows)
R 15: (8 sc, inc)* 6 (60)
R 16-18: 60 sc (3 rows)
R 19: (8 sc, dec)* 6 (54)
R 20: 54 sc
R 21: (7 sc, dec)* 6 (48)
R 22: 48 sc (48)
R 23: (6 sc, dec)* 6 (42)
R 24: (5 sc, dec)* 6 (36)
R 25: 36 sc (36)
R 26: (4 sc, dec)* 6 (30)
R 27: 30 sc
R 28: (3 sc, dec)* 6 (24)
R 29: (dec)* 12 (12)
Head
R 30: (inc)* 12 (24)
R 31: (3 sc, inc)* 6 (30)
R 32: (4 sc, inc)* 6 (36)
R 33: (5 sc, inc)* 6 (42)
R 34: (6 sc, inc)* 6 (48)
R 35: (7 sc, inc)* 6 (54)
R 36: (8 sc, inc)* 6 (60)
R 37: (9 sc, inc)* 6 (66)
R 38-42: 66 sc (5 rows)
R 43: (9 sc, dec)* 6 (60)
R 44: (8 sc, dec)* 6 (54)
R 45: (7 sc, dec)* 6 (48)
R 46: (6 sc, dec)* 6 (42)
R 47: 42 sc (42)
R 48: (5 sc, dec)* 6 (36)
R 49: (4 sc, dec)* 6 (30)
R 50: (3 sc, dec)* 6 (24)
R 51: (2 sc, dec)* 6 (18)
R 52: (1 sc, dec)* 6 (12)
R 53: (dec)* 6 (6)
F.o.

Arms (make 2)
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc)* 6 (12)
R 3: (1 sc, inc)*6 (18)
R 4-5: 18 sc (2 rows)
R 6: (dec)* 2, 14 sc (16)
R 7: (dec)* 2, 12 sc (14)
R 8-14: 14 sc (7 rows)
Stuff arm ⅔ full.
Fold top of arm flat and 7 sc through both sides across.
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.

Ears (make 2)
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc)* 6 (12)
Sl st. F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.

Tail
Make 10 ch.
From the 2nd ch from hook: inc in every at to the end of row.
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.

Muzzle
Make 6 ch.
R 1: From the 2nd ch from hook: inc, 3 sc, 3 sc in last st, on the opposite side of the chain: 3 sc, inc
R 2: inc, 2 sc, (inc)* 3 , 3 sc, (inc)* 2
R 3: inc, 4 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 5 sc, inc
R 4: (inc)* 2 , 8 sc, (inc)* 2 , 9 sc
R 5: inc, 2 sc, inc, 9 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc
Use a stitch marker at the beginning of rows 6-8:
R 6-8: sc in every st to the end of row
R 9: dec, 5 sc, dec, 4 sc, dec, 3 sc, dec, 3 sc, dec, sl st
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.

Swim ring
Make 12 ch and join with sl st to make a circle.
Continue working in a continuous spiral.
Crochet sc in every st.
Make so much rows as you wish.

Stuff with fiberfill.
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the ends of the swim ring together.

Hat
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc)* 6 (12)
R 3: (1 sc, inc)* 6 (18)
R 4: (2 sc, inc)* 6 (24)
R 5: (3 sc, inc)* 6 (30)
R 6: (4 sc, inc)* 6 (36)
R 7: (5 sc, inc)* 6 (42)
R 8-13: 42 sc (6 rows)
R 14: inc in every st to the end of row
Change to yellow yarn:
R 15: (1 sc, inc)* repeat to the end of row
R 16-17: sc in every st to the end of row (2 rows)
F.o.