Thursday, June 21, 2012

Little Bigfoot Hippo Free Crochet Pattern


grey amigurumi hippo
ahhh, the amigurumi Hippo! I just love that face ...


               Copyright 2012 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 
Finished products can be sold 
This pattern is not to be sold. Furthermore this pattern and all the  images contained inside this pattern are not authorized to be sold as a cross stitch pattern or shared in full on any cross stitch site

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
2tog = 2 stitches together
ch1 = chain one 
sl st = slip stitch
f/o = finish off


I used worsted weight yarn, and a 3.75 mm hook. Also, I worked in continuous rounds. Any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below

for video tutorial click here

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HEAD:


*I used 7.5mm eyes, 8mm will work great too. Remember if you use safety eyes to put them in before closing up the head, I put mine in between the 6th and 7th row down from the magic circle on top of the head. They can not go lower than that because the muzzle.

1) magic circle with 6st  (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 3sc in first st, 1sc in next 8st, 3sc in next st, 1sc in last 8st (22)

5) 1sc in each st
6) 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 10st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in last 10st (24)
7-10) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
11) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
12)1sc then 2tog (12)
 

* stuff head while pushing the stuffing into the sides of the head as you stuff 

13) 2tog 6times (6)  f/o and hide yarn tail in head 

MUZZLE:

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 3sc in first st, 1sc in next 2st, 3sc in next st, 1sc in last 2st  (10)
3) 1sc in first st, 3sc in next 2st, 1sc in next 4st, 

    3sc in next 2st, 1sc in last st (18)
4) 1sc in next 4st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 8st, 2sc in next st, 

    1sc in last 4st (20)
5-7) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
8) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (16)
9) 1sc in each st
10) sl st into next st and finish off. Leave long tail for sewing.


*stuff muzzle and push stuffing into the side as you stuff, this helps shape the muzzle

*you can add in the nostrils and also stuff muzzle before sewing on the head and you can also stuff more in once you get the muzzle partly sewn on the face. I have a great tip on how to sew the muzzle on. Fast forward to 20:14 of the video here




 EARS:

1) magic circle with 5st (5)
2) ch1 turn, 2sc in each st (10)
3) 1sc in each st

f/o, leave long tail for sewing.

 
glue in or sew in a piece of pink felt then sew the 2 corners together as pictured. Sew on head



BODY:

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in next st, 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st (24)
5-7) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
8) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
9) 1sc in each st    
10) 1sc then 2tog (12)
 

*stuff body

11) 2tog 6 times , sl st into next st and finish off (6) leave long tail for sewing. Sew head and body together



LEGS:

1) Magic circle with 6 st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4-6) 1sc in each for 3 rows 

7) 2tog 4 times, 1sc in next 10st (14)
8) 2tog 5 times, 1sc in last 4st (9)

*stuff foot


9-13) 1sc in each for 5 rows (9)
14) sl st into next st and finish off. Leave long tail for sewing
 

TIP *** stuff the foot only to give it shape, if you over stuff the foot it will look like a ball instead of a foot. No need to stuff the legs

You can add toes by inserting white yarn as pictured and just as you would make a whip stitch, stitch in some toes. Once done, bring the yarn tail back through the foot and out the same hole you went into. Knot the tails off, and hide knot inside foot.


ARMS: 

1) magic circle with 6 st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3-4) 1sc in each st for 2 rows 

5) 2tog 3 times, 1sc in last 6st (9)
6) 2tog 3 times, 1sc in last 3st (6)

 
*stuff hand

7-10) 1sc in each st for 4 rows. No need to stuff arms. sl st into next st and finish off, leave long tail for sewing. Sew to body just under the head


TAIL:

1) ch4 (4)
2) starting with 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch (3)
f/o leaving a tail for sewing. Sew to body



And that's it! I hope you get your hippo made and I hope you love him or her just like I do! Please see my other Little Bigfoot Characters listed in my free patterns on the right side of this blog

 Happy Crocheting!!!