Originally this pattern was going to just be for the hippo design but I soon realised it could be very easily adapted - and so I did!
I thought it was a bit mean to make them seperate patterns so here you get 2for1. Huzzah!
It's my first written pattern and I only learned to crochet a year ago, pretty much from all the wonderful Youtube videos that people have put out there, so there is nothing very complicated in this pattern. As an added bonus - there is no piecing together afterwards.
Please let me know how you like it and if there are any errors!
I only started this crochet lark a couple of years ago now and since learning the basics have been totally unable to follow a pattern. So, I just make up my own and occasionally - I write them down. :)
I have two children at school, my daughter is totally the reason I keep creating these things!