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Crochet Amigurumi Hippo – Harvey Hippo


Here is Harvey Hippo! He’s a super friendly Safari tour guide. He loves the great outdoors and going on exciting adventures!  His pattern is now available to download in my Etsy store.

I wanted to release the pattern earlier but my whole family, including me, came down with the flu for a couple of weeks and then I became busy with other requests.  All is well now.

Harvey is the 3rd amigurumi animal from my Safari series.  You can check the other animals from the series – Professor Elbert the Elephant and Graceful Gemma Giraffe.

The pattern is suitable for beginners and very easy to put together. A knowledge of magic ring/circle and whipstitch sewing is required.

I used a 4.5mm hook and 8 ply yarn to crochet Harvey Hippo and the finished hippo measured about 41cm (16 inches) from top to bottom.  He is actually bigger than Professor Elbert Elephant! I think I must have had a loose tension or super relaxed tension when I made Harvey. I used the same weight yarn for all the safari animals.


For this project, you will need:

  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • 1 x 8 ply yarn ball – at least 300m (328 yds) in Blue Grey
  • 1 x 8 ply yarn ball in Light Beige
  • Small amount of Dark Grey yarn/cotton thread
  • Small amount of Dark Brown yarn/cotton thread
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Polyester toy stuffing
  • 2 x 14mm plastic safety eyes
  • Brown felt
  • Glue gun
  • Stitch marker (optional)
  • Pins (optional)

Pattern available at Etsy.


If you make Harvey Hippo, I would love to see him – post a picture on instagram and tag me @maryjcarlos (or #helloyellowyarn) or post on my Facebook page.

Happy crocheting!



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2 thoughts on “Crochet Amigurumi Hippo – Harvey Hippo”

  1. Hello
    Sorry i speak french …
    But I want to know if you have the pattern of this hippo please
    Because on etsy i cant find the pattern
    Have a good day

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