Chubby Funmigurumi Hippo

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A baby was born today in the Funmigurumi world, and of course, his name is Chubby.

Square, pillow toys are my signature Amigurumi. Although I love to explore new possibilities and try new designs, I always go back to my signature line, because I enjoy creating toys in that shape. That shape has become to me a creative palette.
For me, the most important thing in a toy are two factors: Color and cuteness.
The color has to jump at you and the face has to be cute and funny. I think that Chubby has that cornered, don't you? Here's the free pattern so you can make one of your own. Enjoy!

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Royal (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Bright Yellow (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pumpkin (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Gold (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Petal Pink (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Black (scraps)
Crochet hook sizes F, H and J
Fiberfill
Blunt needle
Measuring tape
Scissors

Body (Make 2)-
With Royal and size H hook, ch 31.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 2, turn. (30 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)
Rows 3 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (30 sc)
Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off Royal, leaving long tail to sew with. (30 sc)
Green Half Row 16- Join Spring Green. Make 1 sc in each of first 15 sc, ch 1, turn, leaving rest of row unworked. (15 sc)
Half Row 2- 1 sc in each of next 15 sc. Ch 1, turn. (15 sc)
Half Rows 3 to 14- 1 sc in each of next 15 sc. Ch 1, turn. (15 sc)
Half Row 15- 1 sc in each of next 15 sc. (15 sc) Fasten off Spring Green, leaving long tail to sew with.
We will work on opposite side now.
Bi-color Half Row 1- Join Pumpkin and work 1 sc in each of next 15 sc. Ch 1, turn. (15 sc)
Bi-color Half Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Bi-color Half Rows 3 to 7- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Bi-color Half Row 8- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Pumpkin, leaving long tail to sew with.
Bi-color Half Row 9- Join Bright Yellow, work 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc)
Bi-color Half Rows 10 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Bi-color Half Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Thread blunt needle with tail and sew half row pieces together. Then do the sides and bottom of the Body. Fasten off, weave in tail. Leave top open for now.

Arms-
Arm #1-
With Royal and size H hook, 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)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc) Fasten off Royal, weave in tail.
Rnd 4- Join Spring Green and work 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 5 to 11- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off Spring Green, leaving long tail to sew with.

Arm #2-
With Royal and size H hook, 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)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc) Fasten off Royal, weave in tail.
Rnd 4- Join Bright Yellow. Make 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 5 to 6- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Bright Yellow, weave in tail. (18 sc)
Rnd 7- Join Pumpkin. Make 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 8 to 11- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off Pumpkin, leaving long tail to sew with.

Stuff arms with fiberfill and sew to sides of body as seen in photos, fasten off and secure ends well to survive any pulling!

Legs-
Leg #1-
With Royal and size H hook, 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)
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) Fasten off Royal, weave in tail.
Rnd 5- Join Pumpkin. Work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 6 to 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off Pumpkin, weave in tail.
Rnd 10- Join Royal. Make 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 11 to 13- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off Royal, leaving long tail to sew with.

Leg #2-
With Royal and size H hook, 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)
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) Fasten off Royal, weave in tail.
Rnd 5- Join Gold. Make 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 6 to 10- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off Gold, weave in tail.
Rnds 11 to 13- Join Royal. Work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off Royal, leaving long tail to sew with.

Stuff legs with fiberfill and sew to Body as seen in photos. Fasten off, securing tails well inside Body. Leave Body open for now.

Muzzle-
With hook H and Gold, ch 11.
Rnd 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, 2 sc in same ch, 1 sc in each ch across till your reach the last ch, make 3 sc in that chain. [Do not turn, work!] Sl st to end rnd. (23 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in last sc. (27 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each sc around. (27 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 13 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 13 sc, 2 sc in least sc. (29 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 6 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 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in last sc. (33 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (33 sc) Fasten off Gold, leaving long tail to sew with.

For the Nostrils, we will simulate large round buttons.

Nostrils (Make 2)-
With F hook and Petal Pink, 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 one, line of thick, 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 color sections that divide Body, in other words right above the Royal section and centered between the Spring green and the Pumpkin and Bright Yellow section. 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.
Pin eyes and sew in place as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.

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

Tail-
Take 1 strand each of Gold, Royal, Bright Yellow, Pumpkin and Spring Green and holding them together and leaving a little bit of leftover yarn at the start, make a slip knot to begin your crocheting.
With the J hook, make a chain that is about 9 inches long. Fasten off as follows, cut yarn, leaving a tail to sew with, and pull the yarn through the last chain. Bend the yarn around your index finger and make a loop, pass all the yarn through that loop (you can help yourself with the hook if you want to) move the loop down, as close as possible to the end of the chain before tightening it. Now, use leftover yarn to sew tail in place.
Secure well to the inside of Chubby’s body, remember that kids like to pull tails!
Sew tail to the middle of Back of Body, just above the last Blue row. Fasten off.

Ears-
Ear #1 (Make 2)-
With Gold 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-
With Royal 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.

Bangs-
With F hook and Pumpkin, ch 20.
Row 1- 1 sc in 10th ch from hook, [ch 10, 1 sc in next ch, ch 10, 1 sc in next ch,] rep 9 more times. (10 loops). Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Thread blunt needle and sew bangs on front loop only of center of head, above brows, leaving back loops free to sew head closed. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Stuff Body and sew top of head closed. Fasten off, weave in tail. Position ears in place as seen in photos and sew. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Done!

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Broken Toys



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