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Felt Hippo

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PATTERN DETAILS

You can easily knit your own Happy Hippo. This cheerfully smiling hippo has moving jointed limbs and cute button eyes it is so quick to knit using large size needles and pure wool, then magically changed into thick soft felt by a ride in your washing machine! This original hippo design is knitted in pure, hand wash wool and then transformed by a ride in a washing machine into soft strong felt. Hippos legs are jointed so it can sit, stand or cuddle and its traditional button eyes twinkle above its huge smiling hippo mouth. My clear and detailed pattern and 13 pages of fully illustrated instructions guide you step by step, through knitting, sewing up, felting, assembling and creating the face of your Hippo. I guide you every step of the way so you can easily create your own felted Hippo toy. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY st st -k 1 row, p 1 row. Makes 2 rows kfb- 1 stitch by knitting into front and then back of the same stitch k2tog- knit the next 2 stitches together SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Felted size approx 30cm /12" tall SUGGESTED YARN 150 meters of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Rico Creative Filz

Recommended with this pattern

  • Knitting needles 8mm (UK 0 /US 11)
  • Yardage 150gm / 3x 50g balls of filz/felting wool
  • 2 x 17mm buttons

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Claire Fairall Designs
Claire Fairall Designs
I love to design things!, working out how to solve a construction conundrum and create a new pattern is my idea of fun. So Knitting ticks all my creative boxes. The wealth of shapes, colours and textures, that I can produce with yarn inspire me. Spending time in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company whilst my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles, gives me time to plan new ideas, new patterns and new shapes! Then of course, if it’s a felted design there is the excitement of washing my projects and seeing the magical transformation into thick soft felt. In 2007 I started selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and design events, in 2010 I was awarded a Creative business bursary from Creative Leicestershire. Soon after that I started selling my patterns for other knitters to enjoy. I wrote my first knitting pattern, the “Charlotte” hand bag, in 2006 and in 2015 I developed a variation of that pattern to be sold as a retail kit by House of Crafts. Since then, I have diversified into knitting project designs and my patterns have been featured in “The Art of Knitting” magazine, published by Hachette Press,