Hippo Crochet Patterns

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If you’re looking for a dose of cuteness, look no further. Whether you’re new to crochet or a seasoned pro, you’ll love these free patterns for 25 of the most adorable toy hippos you’ve ever seen. From tiny critters that can fit in the palm of your hand to huggable beasts that you can cozily snuggle up with, you’ll discover a hippo perfect for every project. Plus, these yarn-based creations make great gifts for any animal lover. Pick you free pattern and let’s get crocheting.

If you’re looking for a dose of cuteness, look no further. Whether you’re a crocheting beginner or an experienced craftsperson, you’ll love these free patterns for 25 of the most adorable toy hippos you’ve ever seen.

I have to admit I love toy hippos! One of my very first baby gifts was a little pink hippo from my Dad. I still have that tiny stuffy hidden away!

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Make 25 Adorable Crochet Hippos

Little BigFoot Hippo Crochet Pattern Free

Little Bigfoot Hippo

This Little Hippo was designed by Sharon Ojala. You will need Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 3.75 mm (F) crochet hook for this project.

This adorable amigurumi Hippo was designed by Sweet N'Cute Creations. You will need 4 Ply Acrylic Yarn and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook for this project.

Amigurumi Ella the Hippo

This adorable amigurumi Hippo was designed by Sweet N’Cute Creations. You will need 4 Ply Acrylic Yarn and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook for this project.

This adorable blue Hippo was designed by Elisa's Crochet. You will need Bulky Weight Yarn [5] and a 4.5 mm (G) crochet hook for this project.

Blue Hippo Crochet Pattern

This adorable blue Hippo was designed by Elisa’s Crochet. You will need Bulky Weight Yarn [5] and a 4.5 mm (G) crochet hook for this project.

Designed by Roswitha Mueller, this Little Hippo Taweret was crocheted with DK Yarn [3] and a 2.5 mm crochet hook.

Little Hippo Taweret

Designed by Roswitha Mueller, this Little Hippo Taweret was crocheted with DK Yarn [3] and a 2.5 mm crochet hook.

Designed by Elisa Sartori, Irina the Hippo Ballerina was crocheted with Aran Weight Yarn [4] and a 2.5 mm crochet hook.

Irina the Hippo Ballerina

Designed by Elisa Sartori, Irina the Hippo Ballerina was crocheted with Aran Weight Yarn [4] and a 2.5 mm crochet hook.

Designed by Joanne Loh, Hady the Hippo was crocheted with DK Weight Yarn [3] and a 2.5 mm crochet hook. When complete Hady measures 11.5 inches while standing.

Hady the Hippo

Designed by Joanne Loh, Hady the Hippo was crocheted with DK Weight Yarn [3] and a 2.5 mm crochet hook. When complete Hady measures 11.5 inches while standing.

Designed by Grace and Yarn, Amigurumi Hippopotamus was crocheted with Aran Weight Yarn [4] and a 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook. When complete this toy measures 13 inches tall.

Amigurumi Hippopotamus

Designed by Grace and Yarn, Amigurumi Hippopotamus was crocheted with Aran Weight Yarn [4] and a 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook. When complete this toy measures 13 inches tall.

Designed by Nancy Anderson, I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas was crocheted with Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 3.5 mm (E), a 3.75 mm (F) and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook. When complete this toy measures 11.5 inches tall.

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

Designed by Nancy Anderson, I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas was crocheted with Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 3.5 mm (E), a 3.75 mm (F) and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook. When complete this toy measures 11.5 inches tall.

Designed by Cuddly Stitches Craft, this crocheted toy was made with Sport Weight Yarn [2] and a 2.5 mm crochet hook.

Hattie the Hippo

Designed by Cuddly Stitches Craft, this crocheted toy was made with Sport Weight Yarn [2] and a 2.5 mm crochet hook.

Designed by Amy Gaines for Lion Brand Yarn, the Critter Trio includes an adorable crochet hippo. It was crocheted with Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook.

Critter Trio

Designed by Amy Gaines for Lion Brand Yarn, the Critter Trio includes an adorable crochet hippo. It was crocheted with Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook.

Available from Sirdar, the Happy Hippo pattern was crocheted with DK Weight Yarn [3] and a 3 mm crochet hook.

Happy Hippo Toy

Available from Sirdar, the Happy Hippo pattern was crocheted with DK Weight Yarn [3] and a 3 mm crochet hook.

Designed by Clotilde Menendez, these Funmigurumi Hippos were crocheted with Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 3.5 mm (E) and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook.

Funmigurumi Hippos

Designed by Clotilde Menendez, these Funmigurumi Hippos were crocheted with Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 3.5 mm (E) and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook.

Designed by Amigurumi Askina, this Amigurumi Hippo was crocheted with Light Weight Yarn [4] and a 2.5 mm crochet hook.

Amigurumi Hippo

Designed by Amigurumi Askina, this Amigurumi Hippo was crocheted with Light Weight Yarn [4] and a 2.5 mm crochet hook.

Designed by Loops and Love, this hippo stuffed animal was crocheted with Aran Weight Yarn [4] and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook.

Hippo Amigurumi

Designed by Loops and Love, this hippo stuffed animal was crocheted with Aran Weight Yarn [4] and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook.

More Free Hippopotamus Crochet Patterns

Hippo Melman

Designed by Tarturumies, Melman the Hippo was crocheted with Sport Weight Yarn [2] and a 3.25 mm (D) crochet hook.


Harriet the Hippo

Designed by Jess Huff, Harriet the Hippo was crocheted with Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook. When complete this toy measures 14 inches tall.


Designed by Airali Design, this chenille yarn Hippo was crocheted with DK Weight Yarn [3] and a 3 mm crochet hook.

Amigurumi Hippo Pattern

Designed by Airali Design, this chenille yarn Hippo was crocheted with DK Weight Yarn [3] and a 3 mm crochet hook.

Designed by Kristi Tullus, this Small Hippo was crocheted with DK Weight Yarn [3] and a 2.25 mm (B) crochet hook. When finished it measures approximately 3.75 inches.

Small Hippo

Designed by Kristi Tullus, this Small Hippo was crocheted with DK Weight Yarn [3] and a 2.25 mm (B) crochet hook. When finished it measures approximately 3.75 inches.

Designed by Vivian Clotilde, this tiny yarn Hippo was crocheted with Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook. When complete it measures approximately 3 inches long.

No-Sew Hippopotamus

Designed by Vivian Clotilde, this tiny yarn Hippo was crocheted with Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook. When complete it measures approximately 3 inches long.

Designed by Jean Herman, this chubby little Hippo was crocheted with Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook.

Hippo Hippo Hippo

Designed by Jean Herman, this chubby little Hippo was crocheted with Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook.


Shasta the Hippo

Designed by Hooked on Fauna, Shasta the Hippo was crocheted with Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook.


Hattie the Hippo Baby Rattle

Designed by Kiran Khandwala, this sweet Hippo Baby Rattle was crocheted with DK Weight Yarn [3] and a 2.75 mm crochet hook.


Happy Hippo Pattern

Designed by Julie Erskine, this huggable Happy Hippo was crocheted with Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 3 mm crochet hook.


Owen Baby Hippo Pattern

Designed by Mary Walker, this cute Baby Hippo was crocheted with Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 3.75 mm (F) crochet hook.


Hattie the Hippo

Designed by Cuddly Stitches Craft, this crocheted toy was made with Sport Weight Yarn [2] and a 2.5 mm crochet hook.


Happy the Hippo

Designed by Celtic Llama, this crocheted hippopotomus was made with Aran Weight Yarn [4] and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook.


Cute Hippo

Designed by Maria Zhyrakova, this cute hippo softie was crocheted with Sport Weight Yarn [2] and a 2 mm crochet hook. The finished hippo measures approximately 8.66 inches tall.


How to Crochet A Hippopotamus

Learn how to crochet a cuddly hippopotamus with these video tutorials from Rose and Lily Crochet. The hippo was crocheted with Hobbii Baby Snuggle Yarn and 4.5 mm (G) crochet hook. The hippo uses 12 mm safety eyes. If you’d like to purchase her ad-free pdf to work along with, it is available here.

Free Crochet Hippo Patterns

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