You would honestly think that I would be able to dream up some new creature to make but no…I’m just retreading old territory.
Truth is, I’ve never been particularly happy with the original hippo pattern that I made and have been picking at it ever since…that’s about 5 years worth of picking..
So, I’ve pretty much completely rewritten it. Bigger nose and bigger bum to balance it out better. More photos in the pattern to help clarify some of my overcomplicating tendencies. I’ve been dabbling with various techniques as well that may be new to some folk and to that end I would say that it’s not really a beginners pattern. I’m going to stick it on ravelry to start with and hopefully your feedback will help me to correct it if necessary.
~As it is similar in idea to my previous pattern (if not in the execution!) I’m going to try to set up an offer on ravelry so it will be $2 to anyone who has purchased the previous pattern or a whopping $4 to everyone else. I think this means that you get both patterns for $7…..I’ve yet to work out the set up.
Doesn’t look that different I know but it is. Honest Guv.
The big one was made with a chunky yarn and 4mm hook and is probably my favourite and is not really a pocket hippo… I really want to make an even bigger one now using rope or something weird – would make an excellent foot stool!!
You’ll need about 50m of yarn, less than a ball usually.
Here’s a video if you find you are struggling with my dodgy written instructions for the leg…