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Happypotamus makes use of the African Flower hexagon crochet motif and variations thereof, joined in a specific order to make a recognizable 3D toy.
African Flower motifs used: Hexagon, Pentagon, Heptagon, and Octagon.
Excellent stash buster project, due to the very small amounts of leftover sock yarn needed to make a motif.
The Happypotamus was made using sock weight/fingering/#1 weight yarn. Using this weight yarn will give you a Happypotamus measuring approximately 37cm measured nose to tail, and approximately 17cm high at the shoulder.
Abbreviations : sc = single crochet dc = double crochet
Sock weight / Fingering weight yarn/ #1 in colors of your choice… this little hippo is a great stash busting project as you can use small amounts of sock yarn for each motif, and the more colorful the happier. I used random colors, keeping only to the cream colored yarn for Round 5 of each motif. Although I can’t tell you how much yardage of each color I used, I can tell you that the total weight of yarn for the whole hippo was around 130g (unstuffed).
The yardage for the sock yarn I used is around 320m/100g (350yds/100g). It is a superwash merino yarn, but you can use any alternative fingering weight yarn you like…I suggest that animal fibre yarns would be preferable, as they have more stretch, making the stuffing and shaping of the hippo easier.
Crochet Hook 2.0mm.
Polyester toy stuffing.
Hippo Eyes (plastic safety eyes or glass looped eyes).
Long sewing needle (doll making needles work well).
Tapestry Needle used for sewing in ends.
Patience and Determination!
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