Free and Purple Colored Swimming Hippo Amigurumi Pattern

Welcome my friedns. Would you want to awesome hippo amigurumi?
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″).

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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

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.

Designed and photos by Anna Bortsova
Instagram: @anna_workshop
Translated by Amigurumiforum.com

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