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Topic: Happy lil Hippo! *With Pattern!*  (Read 8040 times)
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« on: June 26, 2011 07:52:27 AM »

I whipped this little guy up a few weeks ago and finally learned how to scan things onto my computer! yayaya! lol I hope you guys enjoy him! Please post pics of your lil hippos! I'd love to see them!





About the Pattern:

I hand stitched him with a blanket stitch. He has safety eyes, I don't remember what mm. but they are pretty small. His eyebrows are just embroidered on. You'll want to cut a strip about 1 1/2 inches wide and long enough to go around one head piece. This is the middle of his head, so you'll so one side to the strip and the other side on the opposite side of the strip. Sew the under body legs to one side of a body side, and the other body side to the opposite side. Sew along his back. A note about the under body: Its too big! when I drew it out it turned out a little to big on the legs and makes him a really fat hippo that doesn't stand well. You can trim the legs so they fit perfectly but if you don't want a really fat hippo, use a ladder stitch to give him a tummy tuck straight down his belly. I like the effect because it gives him some definition between his legs. Sew the foot pieces onto his stumps. Fold the ears so they overlap a little at the bottom. Sew them onto his head, sew his head onto his body. Wala! Your very own hippo!






You'll want to enlarge this a little, I think it you print it on "full Page" setting that it will make a smaller hippo.


Have fun!!!
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2011 10:12:23 AM »

He certainly is a happy lil' fellow isn't he?  Thank you for the pattern. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2011 11:00:27 AM »

THE most ADORABLE hippo in the history of plushies.

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2011 11:40:37 AM »

this is so cute! thanks for the pattern!
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2011 12:26:00 PM »

So cute! I love the expression on his face Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2011 02:36:28 PM »

Oh my gosh!!! He's so cute XD
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2011 04:19:15 PM »

awwww! thanks guys! He's pretty easy, but if you have any questions send me a pm!
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2011 02:03:44 PM »

I love him!  Thanks for the pattern, now I am going to sew a hippopotamus for Christmas!
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