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Amigurumi Hippo Crochet Pattern

Amigurumi Hippo Crochet Pattern

hippo amigurumi crochet pattern

Meet Hady, the pink Amigurumi Hippo, who is all fresh and chirpy as she makes her entry into the Craft Passion library. This Hippo Amigurumi Pattern is the second animal of Craft Passion’s latest Animal & Wildlife Amigurumi series after Leon, the Amigurumi Lion. Now Leon won’t be so lonely anymore. If you have tried Leon, MooMoo, or Aile, you will find many similarities between them, which will make this Amigurumi Hippo crochet pattern an easy one to do. 

hippo amigurumi crochet pattern

Amigurumi Hippo Crochet Pattern

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Hady the Amigurumi Hippo stuffed animal stands at about 11.5” and when sitting, is about 9” tall. Crocheted from DK lightweight acrylic yarn, I used a 2.5mm hook to make her in this ideal huggable size. She makes a really good huggable stuffed hippo toy, so making her for children as a gift is a great idea. This hippo amigurumi design is quite flexible too, a different type of yarn will give you a hippo soft toy in a slightly different size. 

You will end up making a bigger hippo crochet animal with a heavier yarn (e.g medium yarn with a 3.0mm hook) or a smaller hippo by using lighter baby yarn (with a 2.0mm hook). Crochet tension will also affect its size; my tension is quite snug so my amigurumi hippo may be slightly smaller than yours. 

hippo amigurumi in bikini suit
Hippo Amigurumi That Loves Cool breeze and Sandy Beaches

Hady, the hippo amigurumi is adorable and what’s different is that she is actually wearing a bikini suit! Have you ever seen a hippo in a bikini? Oh my, that is such a cute sight! You can see how to crochet this adorable hippo toy here. 

Hady is just like all hippos – a perfect day means lying in the sun next to some water, so if it ever gets too warm, she can take a quick dip to cool off before lying back in the sun to warm up. Last weekend was no different. 

hippo amigurumi crochet pattern

She woke up early to a beautiful day with blue skies and scattered with cotton-wool clouds. “Yippeee,” she squealed. “Today, I can pack up a picnic and laze in the sun. What a gorgeous day.” And so she dressed in her favorite lime green bikini and trotted happily out the door to the beach with her sun hat and straw tote. She hummed a happy song as she went along the short little path, occasionally stopping to smell the fresh sea breeze. “How lucky I am to live so near to the beach,” the crochet hippo amigurumi thought to herself. “A quick cool dip is only 10 minutes away.” 

Within minutes, she reached the welcoming sandy seaside. Joyfully she spread out her beach mat and sat down with her book. She was contentedly reading when a shadow fell across her book. Looking up, she saw Sill the Amigurumi Sloth smiling down at her. 

“May I join you?” Sill asked. “But of course!” Hady replied joyfully. “This will be even more fun now.” And that was how they both spent the rest of the beautiful, sunny weekend. 

hippo amigurumi crochet pattern

A trip to the beach won’t be as much fun without all the cute beach amigurumi accessories. These free crochet patterns can be used on other amigurumi animal designs too, so taking time to crochet them will be worth it.
Find each crochet pattern here:
Mini Sun Hat
Mi
ni Straw tote
Amigu
rumi Beach Ball
Amigurumi
Duck Buoy
Mini Sandals.

Some are really easy to try out so start one today. 

Hady the hippo amigurumi is pink in color. You can make your own crochet hippo plush toy There are many other amigurumi crochet patterns to try in the Animal & Wildlife Amigurumi series. See which cute crochet stuffed animal you can crochet next! 

hippo amigurumi crochet pattern

Amigurumi Hippo Crochet Pattern

Yield: 11.5" Stuffed Hippo
Active Time: 3 days
Total Time: 3 days
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: USD 20

Free crochet pattern of cute and huggable-size Hippo Amigurumi, named Hady, that you can crochet by following the instructions and written pattern. An absolutely perfect gift for anyone who loves hippo or wildlife.

Dress Hady in the cuteness-overloaded bikini top with a matching ruffled skirt, also, not forgetting the mini sun hat and the mini straw tote to make Hady's beach trip a memorable one.

Hady, the Hippo Amigurumi is about 11.5″ tall in standing pose and about 9″ tall when it is sitting down.

Happy crochet!

Materials

Hippo

Bikini Suit

  • 2.5mm hook
  • Acrylic yarn in Green color
  • Small button

Tools

Instructions

Abbreviations

ch: chain
dc: double crochet
inc: 2sc increase
inv dec: invisible decrease
sc: single crochet
sc2tog: sc 2 sts together (normal decreasing stitch)
slst: slip stitch

AMIGURUMI HIPPO CROCHET PATTERN

BODY

crochet hippo body

With Pink yarn:
Round 1: ch5, Inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, 5sc in the last ch. Continue on the other side of the chain base, sc 2, 3sc in the last ch. {14}
Round 2: Inc, sc 4, [Inc] 3 times, sc 4, [Inc] 2 times. {20}
Round 3: Inc, sc 6, [Inc] 2 times, sc, Inc, sc 6, [Inc] 2 times, sc. {26}
Round 4: Inc, sc 8, [Inc, sc] 2 times, Inc, sc 8, [Inc, sc] 2 times. {32}
Round 5: Inc, sc 10, Inc, sc 2, Inc, sc, Inc, sc 10, Inc, sc 2, Inc, sc. {38}
Round 6: Inc. sc 12, [Inc, sc 2] 2 times, Inc, sc 12, [Inc, sc 2] 2 times. {44}
Round 7: Inc, sc 14, Inc, sc 3, Inc, sc 2, Inc, sc 14, Inc, sc 3, Inc, sc 2. {50}
Round 8: Inc, sc 16, [Inc, sc 3] 2 times, Inc, sc 16, [Inc, sc 3] 2 times. {56}
Round 9: sc around. {56}
Round 10: sc 25, Inc, sc 27, Inc, sc 2. {58}
Round 11: sc 26, Inc, sc 28, Inc, sc 2. {60}
Round 12: sc 27, Inc, sc 29, Inc, sc 2. {62}
Round 13: sc 28, Inc, sc 30, Inc, sc 2. {64}
Round 14 – 23: sc around. {64}
Round 24: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 14] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 8. {60}
Round 25: sc around. {60}
Round 26: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 13] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 7. {56}
Round 27: sc around. {56}
Round 28: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 12] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 6. {52}
Round 29: sc around. {52}
Round 30: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 11] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 5. {48}
Round 31: sc around. {48}
Round 32: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 10] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 4. {44}
Round 33: sc around. {44}
Round 34: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 9] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 3. {40}
Round 35: sc around. {40}
Round 36: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 8] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 2. {36}
Round 37: sc around. {36}
Round 38: [sc 4, Inv dec] around. {30}
Stuff the body firmly with polyester fiberfill.
Round 39: sc around. {30}
Round 40: sc 2, [Inv dec, sc 3] 5 times, inv dec, sc. {24}
Round 41: [sc 2, Inv dec] around. {18}
Round 42: [Inv dec, sc] around. {12}
Round 43: [Inv dec] around. {6}
Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.

HEAD

crochet hippo head

ami hippo 6

ami hippo 5

With Pink yarn:
Round 1: ch10, Inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 7, 5sc in the last ch. Continue on the other side of the chain base, sc 7, 3sc in the last ch. {24}
Round 2: Inc, sc 9, [Inc] 3 times, sc 9, [Inc] 2 times. {30}
Round 3: Inc, sc 11, [Inc] 2 times, sc, Inc, sc 11, [Inc] 2 times, sc. {36}
Round 4: Inc, sc 13, [Inc, sc] 2 times, Inc, sc 13, [Inc, sc] 2 times. {42}
Round 5: Inc, sc 15, Inc, sc 2, Inc, sc, Inc, sc 15, Inc, sc 2, Inc, sc. {48}
Round 6: Inc. sc 17, [Inc, sc 2] 2 times, Inc, sc 17, [Inc, sc 2] 2 times. {54}
Round 7: Inc, sc 19, Inc, sc 3, Inc, sc 2, Inc, sc 19, Inc, sc 3, Inc, sc 2. {60}
Round 8: sc around. {60}
Round 9: sc 2, [inc, sc 9] 5 times, inc, sc 7. {66}
Round 10 - 11: sc around. {66}
Round 12: sc 2, [inc, sc 10] 5 times, inc, sc 8. {72}
Round 13 - 16: sc around. {72}
Round 17: [inv dec, sc 10] around. {66}
Round 18 - 19: sc around. {66}
Round 20: [inv dec, sc 9] around. {60}
Round 21 - 22: sc around. {60}
Round 23: [inv dec, sc 8] around. {54}
Round 24 - 33: sc around. {54}
Round 34: [inv dec, sc 7] around. {48}
Round 35: sc around. {48}
Round 36: [inv dec, sc 6] around. {42}
Round 37: sc around. {42}
Round 38: [inv dec, sc 5] around. {36}
Round 39: sc 2, [inv dec, sc 4] 5 times, inv dec, sc 2. {30}
Stuff with polyester fillings.
Round 40: [inv dec, sc 3] around. {24}
Round 41: sc, [inv dec, sc 2] 5 times, inv dec, sc. {18}
Round 42: [inv dec, sc 1] around. {12}
Round 43: [inv dec] around. {6}
Fasten and hide yarn end.

EARS

ami hippo 7

ami hippo 9

Make 2 with Pink yarn:
Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring. {6}
Round 2: [inc] around. {12}
Round 3: sc around. {12}
Round 4: [inc, sc] around. {18}
Round 5 - 7: sc around. {18}
Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.
Fold the ear and sew the bottom to give it a scooped appearance.

TEETH

ami hippo 8

Make 2 with White yarn:
Round 1: ch5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 3. Continue on the other side of the chain base, sc 4, slst to the first st at the beginning of the round. {8}
Round 2: ch, sc 8, slst.
Round 3: ch, sc 8, slst.

ARMS

ami hippo 2

ami hippo 11

Make 2 starting with White yarn:
Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring. {6}
Round 2: [inc] around. {12}
Round 3: [inc, sc] around. {18}
Round 4: [sc 2. inc] around. {24}
Round 5: [inc, sc 3] around. {30}
Round 6: sc around. {30}
Change yarn color to Pink.
Round 7: sc around in back loops only {30}
Round 8 – 10: sc around. {30}
Round 11: [sc 8, Inv dec] around. {27}
Round 12 - 13: sc around. {27}
Sew 4 vertical short lines with 4 strands of yarn as fingers.
Round 14: [sc 7, Inv dec] around. {24}
Round 15 – 16: sc around. {24}
Round 17: [sc 6, Inv dec] around. {21}
Round 18 – 19: sc around. {21}
Round 20: [sc 5, Inv dec] around. {18}
Round 21 – 22: sc around {18}
Round 23: [sc 4, Inv dec] around. {15}
Round 24 – 35: sc around. {15}
Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.
Fill the bottom 2/3 of the arms firmly with polyester fiberfill.

LEGS

crochet hippo feet

ami hippo 10

Make 2 starting with White yarn:
Round 1: ch5, Inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, 5sc in the last ch. Continue on the other side of the chain base, sc 2, 3sc in the last ch. {14}
Round 2: Inc, sc 4, [Inc] 3 times, sc 4, [Inc] 2 times. {20}
Round 3: Inc, sc 6, [Inc] 2 times, sc, Inc, sc 6, [Inc] 2 times, sc. {26}
Round 4: Inc, sc 8, [Inc, sc] 2 times, Inc, sc 8, [Inc, sc] 2 times. {32}
Round 5: Inc, sc 10, Inc, sc 2, Inc, sc, Inc, sc 10, Inc, sc 2, Inc, sc. {38}
Round 6: Inc. sc 12, [Inc, sc 2] 2 times, Inc, sc 12, [Inc, sc 2] 2 times. {44}
Round 7: sc around {44}
Change yarn color to Pink.
Round 8: sc around in back loops only {44}
Round 9 – 10: sc around. {44}
Round 11: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 12, Inv dec, sc 14. {42}
Round 12: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 10, Inv dec, sc 14. {40}
Round 13: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 8, Inv dec, sc 14. {38}
Round 14: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 6, Inv dec, sc 14. {36}
Round 15: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 4, Inv dec, sc 14. {34}
Round 16: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 2, Inv dec, sc 14. {32}
Round 17: sc 14, Inv dec, Inv dec, sc 14. {30}
Sew 4 vertical short lines with 4 strands of yarn as toes.
Round 18: sc around. {30}
Round 19: [sc 6, Inv dec] 3 times, sc 6. {27}
Round 20 – 21: sc around. {27}
Round 22: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 5] 3 times. {24}
Round 23 – 24: sc around. {24}
Round 25: sc 5, Inv dec, sc 10, Inv dec, sc 5. {22}
Round 26 – 27: sc around. {22}
Round 28: sc 5, Inv dec, sc 9, Inv dec, sc 4. {20}
Round 29 – 30: sc around. {20}
Round 31: sc 4, Inv dec, sc 8, Inv dec, sc 4. {18}
Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.
Fill the bottom 2/3 of the legs firmly with polyester fiberfill.

TAIL

ami hippo 12

With Pink yarn:
ch 4, slst to form a ring.
ch, sc 4 into the ring. sc around until the tail is 1″ long.
Inv dec around, ch
Fasten off. Hide yarn

BIKINI TOP & RUFFLED SKIRT CROCHET PATTERN

(Update: you may jump to this post for a more detailed explanation on how to crochet the Bikini Top and Ruffled Skirt.)

BIKINI TOP

crochet bikini 1

With Green yarn:
Base Row: ch 131, don't cut yarn.

Triangle 1
Row 1: With a new strand of yarn, insert hook at 55th on the base row sts, ch, sc 10, ch, turn.
Row 2: sc2tog, sc 2, sc2tog, ch, turn.
Row 3: sc2tog, sc2tog, ch, turn.
Row 4: sc2tog
Fasten off. Hide yarn

Triangle 2
Row 1: With a new strand of yarn, insert hook at 67 sts on the base row, ch, sc 10, ch, turn.
Row 2: sc2tog, sc 2, sc2tog, ch, turn.
Row 3: sc2tog, sc2tog, ch, turn.
Row 4: sc2tog
Fasten off. Hide yarn

Continue from the base row, slst in 2nd st from hook, slst in the next 54 sts,
slst along the upward slope triangle 1,
make neck strap for triangle 1 by ch 51, slst in second st from hook, slst in the next 50.
slst along the downward slope of triangle 1,
slst in the next sts on the base row (between 2 triangles),
slst along with the upward slope triangle 2,
make neck strap for triangle 2 by ch 51, slst in second st from hook, slst in the next 50,
slst along the downward slope of triangle 2,
slst in the base row till you reach the end.
Fasten off. Hide yarn

RUFFLED SKIRT

crochet bikini 2

With Green yarn:
Row 1: ch 70, sc in the 6th st from hook, sc to the end, ch3, turn.
Row 2: 2dc in next 65 sts, ch, turn
Row 3: sc to the end, ch3, turn
Row 4: 2 dc to the end.
Fasten off. Hide yarn
Sew a small button as the fastener of the skirt.

More Details on how to crochet & assemble the Hippo Amigurumi

  1. Crochet parts for Amigurumi Hippo and stuff them according to the crochet pattern: Body, Head, Ears, Teeth, Arms, Legs, and Tail.hippo amigurumi crochet pattern
  2. Sew Eyes and Ears:
    Sew eyes at round 24, 18 stitches apart.
    Do not cut the yarn after sewing the first eye, instead, insert it into the head and come out from the second eye to sew another eye.
    Pull the yarn a little to sink the eyes into the head, knot securely. You can run the yarn through the head a few times to prevent the yarn from snapping in the long run.
    Sew the ears to the head, about 8 rounds at the back of the eyes.hippo head

    Side view of the head after eyes and ears are sewed on.hippo amigurumi
  3. Sew Teeth and Lip line:
    Sew teeth at 3 rows below the center.ami hippo 15

    Loop a yarn across the snout at the level above the teeth, after that entwine it with stem stitches.hippo lips
  4. Sew nostrils with 4 strands of yarn, at Round 10, 18 stitches apart.hippo nostrils
  5. Sew Head to the Body:
    Position the head and the body with the head slightly tilted to the front. Mark the position and pin to secure it if necessary.
    Join the head to the body by sewing a straight join between them.ami hippo 19
  6. Sew Arms and Legs:
    Sew arms at the side, next to the seam of the head and body.
    Followed by sewing legs at round 15 (from the bottom) of the body.hippo amigurumi
  7. Lastly, sew the tail to the back of the body.ami hippo 22

The side view of the completed hippo amigurumi.ami hippo 21

The hippo amigurumi needs a bikini suit so that she can go to her favorite beach for some sunbathing.hippo bikini

Wear the bikini suit on Hady, the hippo amigurumi and she is ready for her long waiting beach trip.crochet bikini 4

I hope you enjoy crocheting your own Hady the Hippo Amigurumi

hippo amigurumi in bikini

Notes

This pattern for a more detailed explanation on how to crochet the Bikini Top and Ruffled Skirt.

Depending on the speed and hours you are spending on the project, the total time needed is only an approximation.

Stuff the parts firmly and densely to give your amigurumi doll a good shape.

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