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I love to knit and crochet, I design and make miniature crochet and felted bears.

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Hetty and Harry Hippo

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Hetty and Harry Hippo
Hetty and Harry Hippo Harry Hippo
Hetty and Harry Hippo Hetty Hippo

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Single Crochet, magic ring, increase, decrease, working in rounds

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Hetty is 6.5 inches, Harry is 2.5 inches


  • 2.5mm hook for large hippo, .75 or 1mm hook for small hippo
  • Fingering/4ply yarn for large hippo, cobweb or lace weight yarn for small hippo
  • Contrasting yarn for pads if desired
  • Contrasting yarn for flower, and button for flower centre if desired

You Will Also Need:

  • 4mm black onyx beads for eyes (large hippo) 2mm for small hippo
  • Alternative would be 4.5mm black safety eyes for large hippo
  • 16mm plastic safety joints if desired for large hippo, you can also thread joint the hippo
  • polyester stuffing

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

I used Drops Baby alpaca silk


Light grey