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Higgins the Hippo

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Higgins the Hippo
Higgins the Hippo
Higgins the Hippo
Higgins the Hippo

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You will need to know how to knit, purl, cast on and off, and knit a kfb increase and k2tog decrease.

Pattern Description:

I was recently asked if I could adapt my Huggins the Hippo pattern to make a standing hippo, and here he is ... say hello to Higgins the Hippo!

Higgins is a similar size to Huggins, but he has a slightly bigger nose and is standing on his chunky feet.

About the pattern ...

The knitting pattern is written row by row so it is easier for beginners to follow, and includes a list of abbreviations and step by step construction details with photos to help you.
The pattern is written in English.

All pieces are knitted flat on straight 3.5mm needles except for the tail which is short crochet chain (although you could use a little plait of yarn if you don't know how to crochet).

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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Higgins is about 11cm high, 13cm long and 7 cm wide.


  • Straight 3.5mm knitting needles and a 3.5mm crochet hook
  • 30g of double knit (light worsted weight yarn) in pale blue
  • A small amount of lilac wool to embroider the nose.
  • The eyes are 6mm black buttons, but you can use black wool to embroider the eyes instead if you wanted.
  • You will also need some toy filling.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Robin Double Knit
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About the designer

My name is Amanda Berry and I love knitting, sewing and anything crafty!
I started designing my own toys as fluff and fuzz in 2010, and my knitting and sewing patterns have been featured in Let's ...

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