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TBCritters on craftsy.com
Aurora, CO USA

My crocheted amigurumi patterns of adorable stuffed critters are fashioned in vibrant abstract jungle colors. Look over the newborns in the critter nursery! The "Gumball Dragon" series is what's hot ...

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Helga the Hippo

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Helga the Hippo
Helga the Hippo
Helga the Hippo
Helga the Hippo
Helga the Hippo

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • ch, sc, dc, increase, decrease

Pattern Description:

What my DH wants her to be and what she is are two totally different things. He wanted her to stand, wear a tiny Nordic hat with horns, a breastplate, holding a spear, singing opera. (Which is a great idea for down the road when I get better at designing.) ~~~For now, Helga is just a normal hippo in the abstract jungle!!!


To be perfectly honest I never pay attention to the gauge when doing critters. Just know that if you use a thicker yarn and bigger hook, you're going to get a bigger critter (which is actually a great way to get a Mama or Papa critter!)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 7.5" long, 4.5" tall


  • 1/4 skein Lion Brand Homespun "Lagoon"
  • 4 yds Red Heart Super Saver Chunky Teal
  • 2 yds Red Heart Super Saver White
  • 1 yd Red Heart Super Saver Black
  • 3.75mm [US F] crochet hook
  • 2.5mm [US steel "O"]
  • yarn needle

You Will Also Need:

  • small amt of plastic canvas
  • polyester filling for stuffing
  • dried beans for weight
  • 6mm safety eyes - 2

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