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#1 KristieMN

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 01:33 PM

Maybe I should have called it homely hippo! :lol
You have no idea how difficult this little guy was!! :lol

It hasnt been tested. Please let me know if you find any errors, as this has not been tested.
Thank you!
Enjoy!

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Hippo

Supplies needed:
G Hook
Small amounts of WW yarn
Stitch marker or safety pin
Buttons for eyes (optional)

Terms used
Sc = single crochet
Sc-dec = single crochet decrease over 2 stitches
Ch = chain
FO = Finish off, or Fasten off
Slp st = slip stitch
BLO = Back Loops Only

Head

Each round is joined with a slip stitch to the first sc
Chain 4
1) 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in middle sc, 3 sc in last ch from hook. Working along back side of chain, sc in middle sc, sc in end sc. Join to first sc. (8 sc)
2) ch 1, 2 sc, in joining sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in each of the next 3 sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc. (14 sc)
3) ch 1, 2 sc in joining sc, 2 sc in the next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in last sc. (20 sc)
4-7) ch 1, sc in each sc around.
8) ch 1, (sc-dec) twice, sc in next 6 sc repeat between ( )once (16 sc)
9) ch 1, (sc-dec, sc in next 6 sc) repeat (14 sc)
10-11) ch 1, sc in each sc around
STUFF
12) ch 1, (sc-dec, sc in next 2 sc) repeat around ending with sc-dec in last 2sc (10 sc)
13) ch 1, sc-dec around (5 sc)
FO and use tail to sew head hold shut

Ears (make 2)

Ears are done in a continous spiral.
Ch 2
1) 5 sc in 2nd chain from hook
2) sc in each sc around
Slp st to next sc
FO
Sew ears to head as shown.
Emboider nostrils.
Sew on buttons, or embroider eyes.

Body

Body is done in a continous spiral. A stitch marker or safety pin is recommended.

Ch 2
1) 5 sc in 2nd chain from hook
2) 2 sc in each sc around (10 sc)
3) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (15 sc)
4) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc) repeat around (20 sc)
5) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc) repeat around (25 sc)
6-8) sc in each sc around
9) (sc-dec, sc in next 3 sc) repeat around (20 sc)
10-12) sc in each sc around
13) (sc-dec, sc in next 2 sc) (15 sc)
FO leaving longer tail for sewing.

Sew head to body. Play around with the head until you get the placement right.

Legs (make 4)

Legs are done in a contious spiral
Ch 2
1) 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook
2) In BLO, sc in each sc around
3) sc in each sc around
Slp st to the next sc
FO leaving longer tail.
Sew legs to hippo

Tail

Chain 4
1) Slp st in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next 2 chains.
FO
Sew tail onto hippo rump.
Enjoy!



#2 theworm

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 01:37 PM

He's ADORABLE!! I love Hippos!
I won't be able to try him for a while, but he's precious!

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 01:42 PM

I love hippos too!!!
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Posted 21 July 2006 - 01:44 PM

Kristie, I haven't yet made this (since you just posted it), but I will very soon. Your patterns are SOOO wonderful and you are so gracious for sharing them with us (especially after that mess with one of your patterns and e-bay).
Thank you!!:clap

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 02:39 PM

Oh, I like him too. Very cute. PINKROSES

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 03:10 PM

Oh gosh, I will never get my housework done! Just so cute! He is very hippo looking. Thanks again!

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 03:18 PM

He is sssooooo cute, thank you

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 03:30 PM

oh man! I hate to think what this will do to my crochet list! So much for getting things organized around the house:blush haha! Oldest is starting school on 7/31, so might find some time in there when not keeping #2 from breaking things and keeping #3 happy! (Good think is #3 likes to watch me crochet!)

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 03:31 PM

Oh Kristie!!!!!!!!! He is just adorable!!!! When I opened this link and saw his picture I actually let out a sqeal!:blush Thank you for sharing this precious pattern with us.

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 05:41 PM

Kristie,
The Happy Hippo indeed looks very happy! He/She is very adorable. I love all your animal patterns and when I finish them all, I will post them for you to see.

Thanks!! :clap

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 06:10 PM

AWW so cute I love hippos :manyheart I wrote up a pattern for 1 that looked more like a rhino :blush Yours is great Kristen :cheer I have a package to send you I'm so bad about going to the post office :think

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 06:39 PM

Thanks for posting your patterns. They are always so cute!

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 09:43 PM

I think she looks cute! Anohter one to make up tomorrow

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 01:21 AM

He is soooooo adorable ! Thanx so much for the pattern.
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Posted 22 July 2006 - 04:20 AM

Very cute happy hippo, Kristie! Thanks for sharing the pattern!
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Posted 22 July 2006 - 06:01 AM

I have to make one in pink...for my DSD she collects hippos
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Posted 22 July 2006 - 06:18 AM

Oh, I think I need him at my house. He is a cutie.
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Posted 22 July 2006 - 11:16 PM

He's adorable!!
I will be starting this shortly!
First......I have to buy more yarn!
(thanx for that tooo!)
Wonderful job! My baby will luv him!
(she's 13, lol)
TY TY TY TY TY!!!!!

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 11:21 PM

That is the most adorable thing ever! I have been looking for a hippo pattern. Thanks a lot.

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 12:45 AM

Hello!

Your Happy Hippo is soo cute. :D

Regards :manyheart

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