Free crochet Hippo applique is part of our Safary Animal Blanket Pattern.
Each applique will be shared separately to be easier for you to get the pattern because this one is really long one. We have 9 crochet appliques – Koala applique , Lion applique , Panda applique , Hippo , Rhino , Elephant , Parrot applique , Sloth applique and Crocodile applique. As you know we have so much applique themed blanket and we really appreciate your positive feedback for all of them. If this is your first visit here I am sure you will like our Jungle friends appliques baby blanket / Undersea Sweetness appliques blanket or / Forest friends appliques blanket
The Yarn :
For all my applique I always prefer thinner yarn. The crochet Appliques have so much details and this way it is easier to crochet and attach them. Of course you can use different weight yarn but my suggestion is category 3 weight yarn, DK ( double knit ).
CROCHET HIPPO APPLIQUE PATTERN:
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- Yarn : Acrylic DK weight yarn -I used Stylecraft Special DK yarn-100gr/322yds/295m
In colors – Dark purple and light
- Crochet hook size 3,5mm- US hook size E
- Darning needle
When you finish all parts of appliques, lay them on flat surface and use pins to secure them on right place. It is very important to pin the appliques before sewing so you will know exactly how it will look when you sew it on your project. When you like the layout off your appliques you can sew it on your crochet project.
If you will use the appliques on granny square blanket, sew the appliques onto the squares then join the granny squares into blanket. It will be easier to do and the applique will be more accurately placed.
Final Measurements : height 6 inch- 15cm /width 7,5inches- 19cm
HIPPO APLIQUE PATTERN
HEAD and BELLY
(Make the head with dark purple and belly with light purple)
Rnd 1: Start with magic ring, secure with slip knot ch 2, make 11 dc into the ring, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch 3. (12)
Rnd 2: ch 3(count as 1st dc), dc in base of initial ch 3, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch 3. (24)
Rnd 3: ch 2(count as 1st hdc), 2 hdc in next st, * hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st * rep 11 times, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch 2. (36)
– with dark purple
Row 1: ch 9, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next 5 chs, 5 dc in last ch, continue on opposite side, dc in next 5 sts, 3 dc in last st,
join with sl.st on top of 1st st.
Row 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in base of initial ch 1, 2 hdc in next st, dc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 5 sts, dc in next 5 sts,
2 hdc in each of next 3 sts, join with sl.st on top of 1st st.
Row 3: ch 1, hdc in base of initial ch 1, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, dc in next 6 sts,
*2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st* reo from * to * 4 times, 2 hdc in next st, dc in next 6 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st* rep from * to *
2 times, 2 hdc in last st, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. FO.
-with dark purple color
Row 1: Ch 32, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 8 chs, *2 dc in first, dc in next * rep from * to * 1 more time, dc in next 3 chs, *2 dc in first ch, dc in next* rep from * to * 1 more time, dc in next 9 chs, ch 2, turn
Row 2: hdc in next 7 sts, *2 dc in first st, dc in next 2 sts* rep from * to * 1 more time, dc in next 5 sts, *2 dc in first st, dc in next 2 sts* rep from * to * 1 more time, hdc in next 8 sts, skip the turning ch.
Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in base of initial ch 1, sc in next 7 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 15 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 8 sts, sc in 2nd ch of turning ch-2. FO.
HIPPO teeth (make 2):
-with white color
Ch 5, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in last ch. FO.
HIPPO NOSTRILS ( make 2 pieces )
-with dark purple color Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 hdc in each of next 2 chs, sc in last ch. FO.
HIPPO EARS (make 2 pieces):
-with dark purple color
Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, 5 dc in last ch, continue on opposite side, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in last st, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. FO.
-with dark purple color
Ch 11, tr in 4th ch from hook, 1 picot, 1 tr, ch 4, sl.st all in the same 4th ch. FO.
- Take belly, body and tail. Put body on belly, make sure half of the belly is visible and half is under the body. Sew tail on back of body.
- Take nostrils, muzzle and teeth. Sew nostril on rnd 2 of muzzle on up part. Leave 2 sts between them. Sew teeth on both sides of muzzle on 2nd rnd again but at bottom and leave 8 sts between them. Take tapestry needle and make black line for mouth.
- Take head, muzzle and eyes. I used crochet eyes. Sew muzzle on bottom of head. On round 1 and 2. Then sew eyes right above muzzle. Sew muzzle on head.
- Take ears and sew them behind the head. Leave 5 sts between them. Sew head on 1 side of body. I saw mine on right side of body.
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
tr- triple crochet
sl.st- slip stitch
hdc- half double crochet
trng- turning chain
** – repeat the stitches in the ** indicated times
FO- fasten off
rep – repeat
Hello! Do you have instructions on how to make the eyes?
Hello, Just make a Magic ring and make 6 sc into it. SS to join.switch to white color and make *1 sc in first, 2 sc in next * 2. SS in next. FO. The white should be on half the eye.