Tubby Funmigurumi Hippo

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We are having fun making hippos again. They seem to be so popular and kids love them! Stuff this one generously so that he will really be a cute and "tubby" little fellow!
Here is the pattern to make him. Enjoy!

Materials:

Red Heart worsted weight yarn Lavender (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Delft Blue (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pretty ‘N Pink (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pale Yellow (scraps)
Red Heart Classic worsted weight yarn Mist Green (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pumpkin (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Black
Crochet hook size H
Fiberfill
Blunt needle
Scissors
Measuring tape

Size- Approx. 9 ½’ x 7 ½”

Body
Side #1 (Make 2)-
With Lavender and H hook, ch 16.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Lavender, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 16- Join Pretty ‘N Pink, and work 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 17- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 18 to 30- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 31- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off Pretty ‘N Pink, leaving long tail to sew with.

Side #2 (Make 2)-
With Pale Yellow and H hook, ch 16.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Pale Yellow, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 16- Join Delft Blue, make 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 17 to 30- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 31- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Delft Blue, leaving long tail to sew with.

Thread blunt needle and using some of the tails leftover, sew 1 piece of Side #1 to one piece of Side #2 for Front. Repeat for Back. Thread blunt needle and using appropriate color yarn, sew sides and bottom, leaving top open. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Legs-
Leg #1-
With Lavender, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 12- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 13- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Lavender, leaving a long tail to sew with.

Leg #2-
With Pale Yellow, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 12- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 13- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Pale Yellow, leaving a long tail to sew with.

Stuff legs and sew to the bottom of Body as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Leg #3- (or Arm #1)-
With Petal Pink, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 12- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 13- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Petal Pink, leaving a long tail to sew with.

Leg #4 (or Arm #2)-
With Delft Blue, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 12- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 13- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Delft Blue, leaving a long tail to sew with.

Stuff Legs #3 and #4 and sew to sides of Body, as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Muzzle- With hook H and Mist Green, ch 11.
Rnd 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook and all across till your reach the last ch, make 3 sc in that chain. Do not turn, work, sl st to end rnd.
Rnd 2- Ch 1, 1 sc in same spot, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, sl st to end rnd.
Rnd 3- Ch 1, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 1 sc in each of last 2 sc, sl st to end rnd.
Rnd 4-Ch 1, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc. Sl st to join rnd.
Rnd 5- Ch 1, 1 sc in same spot, 1 sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, sl st to stitch made after ch 1, to join rnd.
Rnd 6- Ch 1, 1 sc in same spot, 1 sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, sl st to join to first sc of rnd (skipping beginning ch 1).
Rnd 7- ch 1, 1 sc in each sc around, 1 sc in front of ch 1, sl st to first sc of rnd, ignoring ch1.
Rnd 8- Rep rnd 7. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

For the Nostrils, we will simulate large round buttons.

Nostrils (Make 2)-
With F hook and Pumpkin, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Thread blunt needle with tails left at the end of the nostril circles and sew them in place as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail. With Black, thread blunt needle and sew two long horizontal stitches in each nostril to make them look like buttons. Fasten off, weave in tail. Thread blunt needle with Black and embroider Mouth as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Stuff Muzzle. Measure front and center Muzzle between the 4 color patches. Pin in place and sew. Fasten off and weave in tail.

Eyes (Make 2)-
With F and Black, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Optional- With Black, embroider eyebrows as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Tail-
Measure and cut 10 pieces of Mist Green yarn, each 20 inches long. Twist the ends together and wrap the twisted yarn around your index finger, fold the yarn into itself and pull to make a knot. Divide the yarn into 3 sections and make a 3-strand braid. When you reach 8 inches, make another knot as before, leaving a bit of yarn to sew with. Trim the end into a little tassel. Thread the leftover yarn on the opposite end of the tail into a blunt needle and sew the tail in place. You can pull yarn you don’t need into the toy and weave in extra ends. Try to secure well, because kids like to pull on tails!

Ears-
Ear #1 (Make 2)-
With Delft Blue and hook size H, ch 3.
Row 1- Make 3 dc in third ch from hook. Ch 1, turn. (4 dc)
Row 2- (Change to hook size F) work 2 sc in each dc across. (8 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each sc across. (8 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with in one of the two pieces. Thread blunt needle and sew both pieces together, leaving bottom open to stick to head.

Ear #2 (Make 2)-
With Petal Pink and hook size H, ch 3.
Row 1- Make 3 dc in third ch from hook. Ch 1, turn. (4 dc)
Row 2- (Change to hook size F) work 2 sc in each dc across. (8 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each sc across. (8 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with in one of the two pieces. Thread blunt needle and sew both pieces together, leaving bottom open to stick to head.

Stuff Tubby’s body well. Sew top. Fasten off, weave in tail. Insert open portion of each ear in place and sew as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Done!

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