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Topic: meet Gary the Hippo! *pics!*  (Read 1961 times)
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« on: January 19, 2008 12:09:09 PM »

you'll have to ask my boyfriend why he's called Gary, but I made one for my nephew for Christmas and now I'm hooked (pardon the pun) on crocheting hippos




I can't get over the instant gratification of crocheting!
I shortened his snout & made some other tweaks to her original, but the body in her blog is much rounder than mine, which is more tube-y or bean-y, how does she get so much roundness from her pattern?
here's her blog: http://bittersweetblog.wordpress.com/2007/03/12/hungry-hungry-hippo/

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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2008 02:42:11 PM »

so cute! i love the different pinks!
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2008 06:26:46 PM »

so cute! i love the different pinks!
it was a happy accident, I ran out of one so I had to switch it up,
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008 06:30:36 AM »

I LOVE your pink hippo!!!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2008 07:47:14 PM »

Aww...so cute!
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2008 01:39:56 PM »

I finished mine yesterday and I used the same pattern as you did. What I did to get mine more round is to over stuff the body. I stuffed and pulled on the body itself, then I rolled it around in my hands to shape it. Hope this helps!  Wink I didn't name it yet. Mine is purple!
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2008 11:03:56 AM »

I finished mine yesterday and I used the same pattern as you did. What I did to get mine more round is to over stuff the body. I stuffed and pulled on the body itself, then I rolled it around in my hands to shape it. Hope this helps!  Wink I didn't name it yet. Mine is purple!

thanks! I was afraid to overstuff any of his parts, but I'll definitely try that because I think I'm going to make more.

so get this: my boyfriend is so attached to Gary that he's going to buy it from my Etsy shop so he can keep it for himself (I told him I would make him his own, but he insists on keeping this one, yes folks, he's 27 years old and can't wait for me to crochet him his OWN hippo)
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2008 12:46:57 PM »

i made one from the pattern in your link, but mine's head is HUMONGOUS. like..giant.
i have to hold his head up :[ idk why it came out so differently
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2008 12:50:58 PM »

Adorable and I love the different pink you used on its head.
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2008 02:31:25 PM »

I heart Gary the Hippo
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