Amigurumi Cute Hippo Free Pattern

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One of the free amigurumi crochet patterns we will share today is the amigurumi hippo, whose photos and design belong to @bumbee_crochet. You can learn how to crochet these hippo using the free amigurumi pattern. Thanks to dear Kristina for this cute hippo.

Below you will find some information about this pattern. Remember, you can ask for help by sharing your problem with amigurumi in our Facebook group. Have fun…

Materials

• Yarn: Alize Cotton Gold Tweed (grey) and Alize Cotton Gold (beige)
• Hook size: 2.0 mm
• 8 mm safety eyes
• A piece of grey felt
• Fabric glue
• Black and white embroidery floss
• Sewing needle and scissors
• Fiberfill

Abbreviations

R = row
mc = magic circle
ch = chain
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
inc = 2 sc in the next stitch
dec = single crochet 2 stitches together
BLO = back loop only
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

AMIGURUMI CUTE HIPPO CROCHET FREE PATTERN

Head

With grey yarn:
R 1: 8 sc in mc (8)
R 2: (inc) * 8 (16)
R 3: (1 sc, inc) * 8 (24)
R 4: (2 sc, inc) * 8 (32)
R 5: (3 sc, inc) * 8 (40)
R 6-7: 40 sc (2 rows)
R 8: (4 sc, inc) * 8 (48)
R 9-13: 48 sc (5 rows)
R 14: (7 sc, inc) * 6 (54)

Insert safety eyes between R 13 and R 14 at the distance of 8 st from each other.
R 15-16: 54 sc (2 rows)
Change to beige yarn:
R 17: BLO 54 sl st
R 18: BLO 54 sc
R 19-22: 54 sc (4 rows)
R 23: (dec, 4 sc) * 3, 9 sc, (dec, 4 sc) * 3, 9 sc (48)
R 24: (dec, 3 sc) * 3, 9 sc, (dec, 3 sc) * 3, 9 sc (42)
R 25: (dec, 2 sc) * 3, 9 sc, (dec, 2 sc) * 3, 9 sc (36)
R 26: (dec, 1 sc) * 3, 9 sc, (dec, 1 sc) * 3, 9 sc (30)
R 27: 3 dec, 9 sc, 3 dec, 9 sc (24)
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.

Body

With grey yarn:
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: (6 sc, inc) * 6 (48)
R 9: (7 sc, inc) * 6 (54)

R 10-14: 54 sc (5 rows)
R 15: (7 sc, dec) * 6 (48)
R 16-17: 48 sc (2 rows)
R 18: (6 sc, dec) * 6 (42)
R 19-20: 42 sc (2 rows)
R 21: (5 sc, dec) * 6 (36)
R 22-23: 36 sc (2 rows)
R 24: (4 sc, dec) * 6 (30)
R 25-26: 30 sc (2 rows)
R 27: (3 sc, dec) * 6 (24)
R 28-29: 24 sc (2 rows)
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.

Ears (make two)

With grey yarn:
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc) * 6 (12)
R 3-5: 12 sc (3 rows)
R 6: (1 sc, dec) * 4 (8)
Don’t stuff with fiberfill.
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.

Cheeks (make two)

R 1: 8 sc in mc (8)
Sl st. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Arms (make two)

With beige yarn:
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc) * 6 (12)
R 3: (1 sc, inc) * 6 (18)
R 4: BLO 18 sc
R 5: 18 sc
R 6: (7 sc, dec) * 2 (16)
Change to grey yarn:
R 7-8: 16 sc (2 rows)
R 9: (6 sc, dec) * 2 (14)
R 10-12: 14 sc (3 rows)
R 13: (5 sc, dec) * 2 (12)
R 14-17: 12 sc (4 rows)
R 18: (dec) * 6 (6)
Stuff with fiberfill.
F.o.

Legs (make two)

With beige yarn:
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: BLO 24 sc
R 6-7: 24 sc (2 rows)
R 8: (10 sc, dec) * 2 (22)
R 9: 22 sc
Change to grey yarn:
R 10: (9 sc, dec) * 6 (20)
R 11-12: 20 sc (2 rows)
R 13: (8 sc, dec) * 2 (18)
R 14-16: 18 sc (3 rows)
R 17: (1 sc, dec) * 6 (12)
R 18: (dec) * 6 (6)
Stuff with fiberfill.
F.o.

Assembly

Sew ears at the distance of 12 st from each other.
Cut out two 7-8 mm circles from felt and glue to the head.
Sew cheeks to the head.
Embroider eye whites with white floss.
Embroider mouth, eyelashes and brows with black floss.
Sew head to the body.

You can find more amigurumi hippo ideas down here: