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from Knitti Politi
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Hippocritter

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit flat pieces, seam

Pattern Description:

The irrepressible Hippocritter! A loveable chunky friend with a very wide behind. Sturdy striped legs can be spread out flat for taking a rest or set up straight for walking and playing. Tactile side panels give interest for curious hands.

This critter is worked flat in pieces and seamed together. The features are embroidered. Photos are included to guide you in assembling your hippocritter. Full written pattern with helpful tips included.

The design will work in most yarns in the DK/worsted/light aran range. You will need 1 colour for the main body, 2 for the striped legs and oddments of black and green for the details.


6 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximately 12 cm (4 3/4 inches) tall, 17 cm (6 3/4 inches) wide (at widest point)


  • US 5 - 3.75 mm needles
  • US 3 - 3.25 mm needles
  • DK weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle for seaming
  • Toy stuffing

Suggested yarn:

150 yards of DK weight

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I love designing and knitting cute and quirky accessories and decorative items, they really put a little smile into my day, and I hope yours too...!

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