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21 Cute Crochet Hippo Patterns to Make – Amigurumi Tips

Hippos are so cute. Who wouldn’t love a crochet animal toy made from crochet hippo patterns? An adorable stuffed crochet hippopotamus toy would be a gift anyone would love.

A hippo crochet pattern would be great for an animal themed nursery, or anyone who loves animals. Try all of the different cute animal crochet versions.

There are lots of different amigurumi crochet hippo patterns to choose from. Read the reviews and get ready to start your next crochet animal project, a cute animal toy crochet pattern.

Want to learn how to crochet a hippo pattern? Try one of the patterns or video tutorials below to learn how to make a crocheted hippo.

I have found that you need to keep a tight tension for your crocheted animals to turn out well. Also to get the same size as the pattern designer you need to do a test gauge swatch.

You will want to get plastic eyes for your crochet animal amigurumi. Amazon is a good place to find them. I got these eyes.

If you are making a crocheted stuffed animal for a new baby I would stitch on the eyes or make sure your crocheting is very tight. You will need to test that the eyes cannot be pulled out.

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Amigurumi Crochet Hippo Patterns

1. Bepo the Hippo Animal Crochet Pattern

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I loved crocheting this tender hippopotamus. The pattern explains every detail of the process very well.

Such a cute pattern- well written and he’s turns out so well- I’ve made 2, they are very popular! Love

Had to tweak the pattern a little bit for the yarn that I used. But overall the pattern was easy to follow & I am pleased with the results.

This crochet designer has a cute hippo crochet pattern, as well as, other adorable animal crochet patterns.

2. Pair of Hippos Pattern

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This pattern was very clearly written and easy to follow. And the finished hippo was adorable!!! My kiddos were very happy.

Very clear pattern. I’m a beginner so I messed a few things up. But he still turned out pretty cute.

Make a cute pair of crochet hippo patterns. I love the cute ears and the flower detail. This crochet designer has other cute animal crochet patterns.

3. Ballerina Hippo Amigurumi Pattern – Cute Crochet Animal

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Easy to follow instructions and happy with the results!

I’m a still a beginner. This is the largest one I’ve done. She came out so cute and the instructions were easy to follow.

Make a cute ballerina crochet hippo pattern. Have fun adding a tutu to your hippo. There are other cute animal crochet patterns from this designer too.

4. Hanna the Hippo Amigurumi Patterns

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I love this pattern Hanna the Hippo. The recipe is Well made and easy to go to. I look forward to make Hanna

This is such a well-written pattern! It was easy to follow, and my little hippo turned out perfect. I love this designer, and I will definitely be purchasing more patterns from her.

**I especially love how the decreases are staggered. It seems like a little thing, but I much prefer the final look when patterns are written in this way.

This special hippo pattern has it’s own unique details. Make your own adorable hippo today.

5. Swimming Crochet Hippo Patterns – Cute Animals

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Great pattern. Easy to understand and detailed instructions. Thank you!

These turned out so cute and the pattern was so easy to follow.

These adorable hippos have lots of details in their cute swimming outfits.

6. Holly the Hippo Animal Patterns

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Awesome patterns! Easy to follow and the seller answers any questions you have!

Yet another solid pattern from a great shop! The pattern is easy to follow and makes something that could be super difficult very easy!

This crochet designer has a bunch of adorable animal crochet patterns. There are regular and mini sized patterns to choose from.

7. Big Plush Hippo Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

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Turned out soooo cute. Grandma is making one for all of the grandkids. Used extra bulk and they are huge! Way bigger than 20 inch but adorable and the kids will love them.

This crochet hippo pattern is adorable. There are lots of other cute animal crochet patterns too.

8. Hippo Baby Lovey Blanket Crochet Pattern

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Super cute! Love their patterns. I think it’s wonderful there is usually a lovey and a doll in the same thing

Easy to read and understand. Loved how it turned out 

There is an cute matching stuffed hippo too. There is a basket and rug pattern too. This crochet designer has other adorable crochet baby lovey patterns to try too, as well as, cute animal crochet patterns.

9. Hippo Backpack Crochet Pattern

Great pattern. It looked a bit complicated at first, but as I got started with it, the instructions were very clear and easy to follow. Super cute pack for kids! 

10. Cute Hippo Amigurumi Toy Pattern


Really enjoyed making this. Instructions were clear and easy to follow and I love the way it turned out!

Adorable The pattern made a much bigger hippo than I imagined!

11. Harry the Hippopotamus Amigurumi Pattern


Super cute hippo design! I don’t see many hippo designs out there so I was happy to find this one after seeing it on the creator’s IG. I grossly underestimated how big it would turn out to be with chunky yarn so I guess this hippo’s size ended up being appropriate. Instructions were easy to follow; 

I absolutely love this pattern! My hippo is so cute!! I can’t wait to make more in different sizes! I used a worsted weight yarn.

absolutely brilliant pattern – the instructions are super clear and give out a lot of tips that are super useful in general. it was super easy and quick to make harry and he’s already one of my favorite plushie I’ve ever made, I can’t wait to make him again in different yarn sizes and colors

12. Sweet Tooth Lina Hippo Amigurumi


This little lady had easy to follow complete instructions – I was a little worried at the beginning that she would be too large BUT upon completion she looks stunning!

She is a slightly large item than I usually make up I love her!! I am about to make the smaller versions ‘Ostin and Lina’ to go with ‘Sweet Tooth Lina’ hopefully as her kids! Great pattern, thank you!

Review – It couldn’t be cuter

If you’re looking for a fun, new crochet project, why not try one of our many cute hippo crochet patterns? Amigurumi is a great way to learn new stitches and techniques, and there are plenty of adorable animal patterns to choose from.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter, we have the perfect pattern for you. So what are you waiting for? Get started on your next crochet adventure today!

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