Friday, 31 March 2017

Hippo - One Piece Amigurumi

This Hippo is One Piece apart from the ears. 






If you have any question or corrections please let me know as I will greatly appreciate any feedback! Also if you do try out this pattern, please post a picture as I will love to see your recreations.

You will need:

  • 3mm crochet hook (Can use 4mm if preferred)
  • Yarn needle 
  • Yarn (approx 45g or 130m)
  • Soft toy filling

Stitches and abbreviations used:

(I am from England but use US crochet terms)
  • MC - Magic circle/ring (sc unless otherwise specified)
  • Ch - Chain 
  • SC - Single crochet 
  • Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
  • Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
    • sc2tog - single crochet 2 stitches together 
  • HDC - Half double crochet 
  • DC - Double crochet 
  • ST - Stitch 
  • FLO - Front loop only 
  • BLO - Back loop only 
  • PC - Popcorn stitch. This is generally done with 5dc however I used 3hdc for the pc in this pattern
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • FO - finish off
Other things to note....

  • This is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track
  • The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round
  • *  * indicates repeated series of stitches
  • Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product
  • Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch

Legs x4:
  1. MC (6)
  2. *Inc* (12)
  3. *2sc, inc* (16)
  4. BLO - 1sc, pc -3hdc pc, see details above-, sc, pc, sc, pc, sc, pc, 8sc (16)
  5. sc all round skipping over pc stitches from round 4 (12)
  6. 12sc (12)
  7. 12sc (12)
  8. 12sc (12)
  9. 12sc (12)
  10. 12sc (12)
  11. 12sc (12)
  12. *1sc, dec* (8)
Face & Body:
  1. MC (6)
  2. *inc* (12)
  3. 2sc, inc x3, 3sc, inc x3, 1sc (18)
  4. 3sc, inc x3, 6sc, inc x3, 3sc (24)
  5. 5sc, inc x3, 9sc, inc x3, 4sc (30)
  6. 30sc (30)
  7. 30sc (30)
  8. 30sc (30)
  9. 30sc (30)
  10. dec, 13sc, dec, 13sc (28)
  11. *5sc, dec* (24)
  12. 24sc (24)
  13. *4sc, dec* (20)
  14. 20sc (20)
  15. 20sc (20)
  16. *3sc, dec* (16)
  17. 16sc (16)
  18. 16sc (16)
  19. inc x8, 8sc (24)
  20. *3sc, inc* (30)
  21. 30sc (30)
  22. 30sc (30)
  23. 30sc (30)
  24. 30sc (30)
  25. *3sc, dec* (24)
  26. 3sc, dec x6, 9sc (18)
  27. *1sc, dec* (12)
  28. inc x2, 6sc, inc x4 (18)
  29. inc, 12sc, inc x5 (24)
  30. *3sc, inc* (30)
    Round 34 & 48
    Round 35 & 49

  31. *4sc, inc* (36)
  32. 36sc (36)
  33. 36sc (36)
  34. 25sc, attach inside of the leg to body with 4sc through leg and body, 2sc on body, attach 2nd leg with 4sc, 1sc (36)
  35. 25sc, 4sc along outside of 1st leg, 2sc, 4sc on outside of 2nd leg, 1sc (36)
  36. 36sc (36)
  37. 36sc (36)
  38. 36sc (36)
  39. 36sc (36)
  40. 36sc (36)
  41. 36sc (36)
  42. 5sc, dec x2, 12sc, dec x2, 11sc (32)
  43. 32sc (32)
  44. 32sc (32)
  45. 32sc (32)
  46. 8sc, inc, 1sc, inc, 6sc, inc, 1sc, inc, 12sc (36)
  47. sc 34 and move stitch marker to here. This will be the new round start
  48. 1sc, 4sc to attach leg, 26sc, 4sc to attach last leg, 1sc (36)
  49. 1sc, 4sc round outside of leg, 26sc, 4sc round outside of last leg, 1sc (36)
  50. 36sc (36)
  51. 36sc (36)
  52. *4sc, dec* (30)
  53. *3sc, dec* (24)
  54. *2sc, dec* (18)
  55. *1sc, dec* (12)
  56. *dec* (6)
  57. FO and close hole. 
Tail:
Use the finishing yarn tail of the body to make this. Position into place, ch7, turn, 6sc up the chain. Secure into place and hide yarn tail in body. 

Nostrils x2:
Attach yarn to desired location. Ch 1, 2hdc into the same st, 2dc into the next st, 2hdc into the next st. 
Use the yarn tails to shape. 

Ears x2:
  1. MC (6)
  2. *Inc* (12)
  3. FO. Fold in half and sew the bottom two stitches together to shape the ear. 


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