Amigurumi Hippo Doll

Gloria

Gloria , is her name 🙂

I found my self asked to make a Hippo for a friend, so i went looking didn’t find too many i really liked, the ones i did like had no pattern to work.

So looking threw pictures i set off to make this hippo come alive to share with others 🙂

To work this hippo you will need to know the Magic ring,and  sc2tog.

Also i crocheted the skirt on to the body, If you prefer another way then do that.

With the eyes i crocheted them , If you prefer plastic eyes then do that.

Lastly i made the skirt and socks simple, If you prefer a different st then do that.

As for the details on Hippo, do  any thing else you would like to do 🙂

What You Will Need

G Hook~ 4.25mm

Blunt needle ~to sew with

Stitch marker ~I used hair pins

A skein or 2 of yarn total ~I used purple , dark purple , variegated pink ,and black.

Cotton~ or some type of filler.

stitches used

magic ring

sl st

ch

sc

sc2tog

hdc

Rows Do Not Join.

Updated Feb. 27th. 2013

Head~

in Purple

Row 1: ch2, 6 sc. In 2nd ch on hook.

Row 2: 2 sc each st. 12 sc.

Row 3: sc, 2 sc next st. (18 sc)

Row 4: sc next 2 sts, 2 sc next st. (24 sc)

Row 5: sc next 3 sts, 2 sc next st. ( 30 sc)

Row 6: sc next 4 sts, 2 sc next st. ( 36 sc)

Row 7-10: sc around ( 36 sc)

Row 11:  sc2tog, sc next 6 sts, sc2tog, sc next 6 sts, sc2tog, last 2 sts sc2tog.  ( 30 sc)

Row 12: sc around ( 30 sc)

Row 13: sc2tog, sc next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc next 4 sts , sc2tog last 2 sts.   ( 24 sc)

Row 14: sc around ( 24 sc)

Row 15: sc2tog, sc next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc next 2 sts, sc last 2 sts.  ( 18 sc)

Row 16-21: sc around ( 18sc)

Row 22: sc2tog, sc next st, ( 12 sc)

Row 23: sc2tog around ( 6 sts)

Cut leave long tail for sewing.

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Ears~ make 2

in purple

Row 1: ch 2, 6 sc.in 2nd ch from hook. Join rows with a sl st. ch1,

Row 2: 2 sc each st. ch 1, (12 sc)

Row 3: sc around (12 sc)

leave long tail to sew with, sew the 1st 3 sts to head flat.

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Body~

in pink

Row 1: ch 2. 6 sc.

Row 2: 2 sc, each st. (12 sc)

Row 3: sc next sc, 2 sc next st. (18 sc)

Row 4: sc next 2 sc, 2 sc next st. (24 sc )

Row 5: sc next 3 sc, 2 sc next st. (30 sc)

Row 6: sc next 4 sc, 2 sc next st. (36 sc )

Row 7-14: sc each st (36 sc)

Row 15: sc next 4, sc2tog next st. (30 sc )

Row 16-17: sc each st (30 sc)

Row 18: sc next 3 sc, sc2tog next st (24 sc)

Row 19-20: sc each st (24 sc)

Row 21: sc next 2 sc, sc2tog next st (18 sc)

Row 22: sc next st, sc2tog next st (12 sc)

Row 23: sc2tog (6 sc)

Cut and weave in end.

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Legs~ make 2

in Black

Row 1: ch 2, 4 sc, in 2nd ch from hook.

Row 2: 2 sc each st (8 sc)

Row 3: sc, 2 sc next st. (16 sc)

Row 4: sc, 2 sc next st. (24 sc)

Row 5: sc each st (24 sc)

In Dark Purple

Row 6-7: sc each st (24 sc)

Row 8: sc, sc2tog next st (16 sc)

Row 9-10: sc each st (16 sc)

In Pink

Row 11-12: sc each st (16 sc)

In Purple

Row 13: sc each st (16 sc)

Row 14-17: sc each st (16 sc)

Row 18: sc2tog each st (8 sc)

Leave a long tail to sew with.

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Sock Ruffles~ make 2

In pink

sl st on first row of pink sock , start on middle of back leg.

Row 1: sc each st (18 sc)

Row 2: ch 2, 3 hdc each st, ch 2 counts as 1.

Row 3: ch 2, sc each st.

Cut weave in ends.

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Eyes~ Make 2

Using Black

Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Cut.

Using White

sl st on, sl st next st, sc next 3 sc, sl st next st.

Cut, leave tail of Black and White to sew to head.

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Arms~ Make 2

In Purple

Row 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Row 2: 2 sc each st (12 sc)

Row 3-12: sc each st (12 sc)

In Pink

Row 13-14: sc each st (12 sc)

Row 15: sc2tog each st (6 sc)

Cut, leave long tail for sewing.

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Skirt~

In Dark Purple

working on the 10th Row around bottom of Hippo. Start in hippo’s back middle.

Row 1: sc each st around. (40 sc)

Row 2-3: sc each st (40 sc)

Row 4: 2 sc each st, (80 sc)

Row 5: sc, 2 sc next sc. Cut

In Pink

Row 6: sl st on and sc each sc around.

Cut weave in end.

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Shoe Laces

(string a piece of white yarn threw some loops to look like shoe laces.)

Cut a piece no longer than a foot.

Find your middle in the shoe,

both top to bottom and side to side.

From the sole, to edge where sock began, to left and right half of the front side of shoe.

Place Hook Threw 1st 5 sts. Pull your white yarn threw hang from both sides. Make even.

Go the next row up , directly above the last one, and pull thew the crossing thread and repeat this one more time.

You may need to turn the hook, or doll to to get the sts the right way like laces.

You will have 2 X’s tie your bow and cut.

Use a scrap for ear bow and your done 🙂

You are welcome to change this pattern to your own taste.

 

Hippo doll

Thank you for your Interest in this pattern, i hope you will share your Pictures with me

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i would love to see your work 🙂 Michelle  🙂

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