Crochet Rattle Hippo Amigurumi PDF Free Pattern

Crochet Rattle Hippo Amigurumi PDF Free Pattern 3

Dear friends, today I will share a very cute and small hippo amigurumi pattern for you. It is really simple and fun to make. You can use the Amigurumi hippo as you wish. If it was a little smaller, maybe it could even be used as a key chain. But I think it’s a little big to use as a keychain. Crochet hippo pattern free. Many thanks to Elrincondeale. Now if you’re ready, let’s get started.

Designer: elrincondeale

Semi thick cotton yarn 8/6 in the colors you like
Crochet hook size 2,5mm or 2,75mm
Safety blak eyes size 6mm
Polyfiber fill for stuffing.
Rattle box for amigurumis
Pointed tapestry needle
Stitch markers

ch: chain
mg: magic ring
R: round
Rw: row
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet stitch
BLO: back loop only
inc: increase
dec: decrease
(…)x: repeat the instructions between parenthesis as many times as indicated after the x
(…): quantity of made stitches of the round


R1) 6 sc in a mr (6)
R2) 6 inc (12)
R3) (1 inc, 1sc) x6 (18)
R4) (1 inc, 2sc) x6 (24)
R5) (1 inc, 3sc) x6 (30)
R6) (1 inc, 4sc) x6 (36)
R7 to R10) 36sc (36) 4R
R11) (1 dec, 4sc) x6 (30)
R12) (1 dec, 3sc) x6 (24)
R13) (1 dec, 2sc) x6 (18)
R14) 18sc (18)
R15) (1 inc, 2sc) x6 (24)
R16) (1 inc, 3sc) x6 (30)
R17 to V20) 30sc (30) 4R
Place the eyes on R16 with 3 or 4 visible
stitches of separation between them.
Fill the trunk firmly.
R21) (1 dec, 3sc) x6 (24)
R22) (1 dec, 2sc) x6 (18)
R23) (1 dec, 1sc) x6 (12)
Make 1 sl st, cut the yarn leaving some rest to sew.
Finish filling tightly and close the head.

Note: You may close the head with 6 sc. In order for that make the R24 and knit 6 dec, close with 1 sl st. I like closing with 12 sc as shown on the images. You may give a little expression to the eyes by pushing them a bit inside the head, if you like.

Knit 2 equal pieces.
Knit 2 beginning ch in a mr, (they count as 1 hdc) and 7 hdc (8 hdc)
Close with 1 sl st, adjust the mr tightly, cut the yarn leaving a thread to sew.


Knit 2 equal pieces.
Rw1) make 4 ch
Rw2) On the 2nd ch from the hook, knit 2 sc and 1 sl st. Make a double knor with both threads, cut the yarn leaving some rest to sew.
Don’t cut the beginning thread, you’ll hide it later.


Stumpy legs
Knit 4 equal pieces.
R1) 6 sc in a mr (6)
R2) 6 inc (12)
R3) 12 sc BLO (12)
R4 and R5) 12 sc (12) 2 R
R6) (1 dec, 4 sc) x2 (10)
Close with 1 sl st. Cut the yarn leaving a thread to sew.
When sewing you will fill them with polyfiber.



R1) 6 sc in a mg (6)
R2) 6 inc (12)
R3) (1 inc, 1 sc) x6 (18)
R4) (1 inc, 2 sc) x6 (24)
R5) (1 inc, 3 sc) x6 (30)
R6) (1 inc, 4 sc) x6 (36)
R7 to R17) 36 sc (36) 11 R
R18) (1 dec, 4 sc) x6 (30)
R19) (1 dec, 3 sc) x6 (24)
R20) (1 dec, 2 sc) x6 (18)
Fill with a little polyfiber and insert the rattle box.
R21) (1 dec, 1sc) x6 (12)
Make 1 sl st, cut the yarn leaving a long thread to sew.
Finish filling tightly with the polyfiber and close the body.


Leave a long thread from the body as shown on the 3rd image.


Sew the ears onto the head counting 4 rounds above the eyes and leaving 6 stitches of separation between them approx.
Sew the nostrils on the round 6 from the mr with a 4 or 5 stitches separation distance approx. With the tapestry needle hide the remaining threads which had been inside the trunk.

Use the remaining body thread in order to sew the head to the body.
Make various stitches, specially on the head for the trunk not to fall forwards and balance its weight.

Fill the legs with polyfiber and place them with pins in order to center and make them stay equally. The hippo must be standing on its 4 legs. This is the most laborious part, but the easiest to accomplish.

Finally we’ll do the tail like this:
Insert the hook on the R5 from the beginning of the mr and make 7 (centered) ch. Turn back from the chains making 2 sc on each one and finish with 1 sl st.
Make a double knot to adjust the threads, cut the yarns leaving a little rest and with the tapestry needle hide them inside the body.

The pattern is unisex, you may add details such as ribbons, flowers in many colors or anything you like and personalize your hippo.

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