Hippo Amigurumi Pattern – Crochet Tutorial

Hippo Amigurumi Pattern

Easy Amigurumi Animals

This Hippo amigurumi pattern is for beginners but the finished product will make you look like an expert. Your Amigurumi hippo can easily be made without safety eyes for children under the age of three. If you are gifting this Hippopotamus toy to children under the age of three, safety eyes are not recommended. This pattern will show you how to easily use yarn as a safe alternative.

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Your crochet hippo plush will make a wonderful gift for all ages, especially small children who can cuddle and carry it everywhere they go. Printable

This hippopotamus crochet pattern is available to download as a printable (or saveable) PDF!

Pattern Info: Difficulty, Materials and Yarn

  • Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate
  • US & UK Terminology
  • Permission to sell the finished product (kindly link to Just A Little Crochet as the designer when possible)
  • The pattern is fully edited to ensure readability and correct stitch counts.


  • mc = magic circle
  • ch = chain stitch
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet (US)
  • dc = double crochet
  • st = stitch
  • inc = increase
  • dec = decrease

This pattern is available for instant download as a printable (or saveable) PDF on Ravelry, Etsy and Love Crafts

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/ /  Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK

This yarn is a little thinner than other dk weight yarns and can be a little stiff to work with, but I really love the amount of colours available in this yarn with over 50 colours to choose from.

I chose the colour Dusty Rose for my hippo as it is nice lilac shade. Paintbox yarn has a really nice selection of colours to choose from, it comes in a huge palette of 56 colours (You can find it here at Love Crafts)

  • 2.5 mm  – crochet hook size
  • DK/Light Worsted ( size 3) yarn in 1 colour
  • Lilac – 280 yards (256 meters)
  • Safety eyes
  • Stitch marker
  • Sewing needle and scissors
  • Black embroidery thread/yarn (for eyes)
  • Toy filling

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You will find this crochet pattern is very easy to read with clear written instructions and lots of process pictures to help you on your way.

The hippo amigurumi pattern is worked in continuous rounds and uses basic crochet stitches. (see abbreviations listed above)

What yarn can I use? 

This pattern is best suited to cotton or acrylic yarn. However, you can make your crochet plush using most yarn types. You should use a DK weight yarn to achieve the finished size of 20cm. In order to create a larger stuffed toy you can substitute for a thicker yarn. With this in mind you will also need to increase your hook size.

Hook size?

The crochet hook you choose will depend on the thickness of the yarn you are using. For example, you should use a smaller crochet hook than what is on your yarn label to make your amigurumi as this will prevent your toy stuffing from showing through your work.

All patterns are delivered via PDF download and are non-refundable but I am available to help with pattern support, if you require any help with finishing your project.

This pattern is available for instant download as a printable (or saveable) PDF on Ravelry, Etsy and Love Crafts

To purchase this hippo amigurumi pattern see one of the following links.

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