Happy Hippo the Hippopotamus Lovey PDF Crochet Pattern


Your little ones will enjoy a whole lot of snuggles with their very own hippo friend. Happy Hippo the Hippopotamus is always happy and he likes to make everyone around him happy too. This pattern is written row-by-row using US crochet terms. It also includes crochet diagrams, step-by-step photos, and a conversion chart to UK terms.


  • English 
  • PDF, 9 pages, 2.5 MB (mobile devices friendly)

SKILLS: Chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, shell, picot, working in rows and in the round, increasing, decreasing, sewing.

GAUGE: 15 dc X 8 rnds = 4” X 4” (10 X 10 cm), working with a 5 mm (H) hook or any size needed to obtain the gauge.


  • Mary Maxim Starlette Yarn — 100% Acrylic 3.5 oz (100 g) and 180 yds (165 m) per ball: 2 balls of Light Grey, 70 yds (64 m) of Pale Petal Pink, and a small amounts of Hot Pink, White, Black.


  • 3.5 mm (E)
  • 4.25 mm (G)
  • 5 mm (H)


  • Tapestry needle
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Stitch markers
  • Blocking board or interlocking play mat

The blanket diameter is 20 1⁄2” (52 cm) after blocking.

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Pattern Published: Jun 05, 2013
Last updated: May 14, 2021

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