Abbreviations
sc – single crochet
inc – increase
dec – decrease

Body
1.6 sc into magic ring
2. inc. = 12
3.1sc, inc = 18
4.2sc, inc = 24
5.3sc, inc = 30
6.4sc, inc = 36
7.5sc, inc. = 42
8. 6sc, inc = 48
9.7sc, inc = 54
10.8sc, inc = 60

11.9sc, inc = 66
12.10sc, inc. = 72
13.11sc, inc = 78
14.12sc, inc = 84
15.13sc, inc = 90
16.14sc, inc = 96
17.15sc, inc. = 102
18.16sc, inc = 108
19.17sc, inc = 114
20. 18sc, inc = 120

21.19sc, inc = 126
22.20sc, inc. = 132
23.21sc, inc = 138
23-43. 138sc = 138
44.21sc, dec = 132
45.132sc = 132
46.20sc, dec = 126
47. 126sc = 126
48.19sc, dec = 120
49. 18sc, dec = 114
50.114sc = 114

51.17sc, dec = 108
52.108sc = 108
53.16sc, dec = 102
54. 102sc = 102
55.15sc, dec = 96
56.96scsc = 96
57.14sc, dec = 90
58. 90sc = 90
59. 13sc, dec = 84
60.84scsc = 84
61.12sc, dec = 78
62. 78sc = 78

63. 11sc, dec = 72
64. 72sc = 72
65.10sc, dec = 66
66. 66sc = 66
67. 9sc, dec. = 60
68. 60sc = 60
69. 8sc, dec = 54
70. 54sc = 54 Fill the body with filler. By desire. can be placed in the center of the weighting compound (on choice: granulant, rice, peas, etc. For loose
filler I use stocking)
71.7sc, dec = 48
72.6sc, dec = 42
73.5sc, dec. = 36
74.4sc, dec = 30
75.3sc, dec = 24
76.2sc, dec = 18
77.1sc, dec = 12
78. dec = 6
Close the loop

Head
1.6 sc into magic ring
2. inc. = 12
3.1sc, inc = 18
4.2sc, inc = 24
5.3sc, inc = 30
6.4sc, inc = 36
7.5sc, inc. = 42
8. 6sc, inc = 48

9.7sc, inc = 54
10.8sc, inc = 60
11.9sc, inc = 66
12.10sc, inc. = 72
13.11sc, inc = 78
14.12sc, inc = 84
15.13sc, inc = 90
16.14sc, inc = 96

17.15sc, inc. = 102
18.16sc, inc = 108
19.17sc, inc = 114
20-25.114sc = 114
26.17sc, dec = 108
27.16sc, dec = 102
28.15sc, dec = 96
29.14sc, dec = 90
30. 13sc, dec = 84
31.12sc, dec = 78

32.11sc, dec = 72
33.10sc, dec = 66
34-38. 66sc = 66
39.10sc, inc. = 72
40. 11sc, inc = 78
41.12sc, inc = 84
42. 13sc, inc = 90
43. 14sc, inc = 96
44.15sc, inc. = 102
45-49. 102sc = 102

50.15sc, dec = 96
51.14sc, dec = 90
52. 13sc, dec = 84
53.12sc, dec = 78
54.11sc, dec = 72
55.10sc, dec = 66
56.9sc, dec. = 60

57.8sc, dec = 54
58.7sc, dec = 48
59.6sc, dec = 42
60.5sc, dec. = 36
61.4sc, dec = 30
62.3sc, dec = 24
63.2sc, dec = 18
64.1sc, dec = 12
65. dec = 6
Close the loop. Sew your head to torso.

Ears and nostrils
1.6 sc into magic ring
2. inc. = 12
3.1sc, inc = 18
4.2sc, inc = 24
5.3sc, inc = 30
6.4sc, inc = 36
7.5sc, inc. = 42
8. 6sc, inc = 48
9.7sc, inc = 54
Twist one side of the circle into a tourniquet and secure it with a thread. Leave long thread to sew the eye with it. Twist one ear clockwise, and another in the opposite direction.

Sew ears to the head.
1.6 sc into magic ring
2. inc. = 12
3.1sc, inc = 18
4.2sc, inc = 24
5.3sc, inc = 30
6.4sc, inc = 36
7.5sc, inc. = 42
Fold the circle in half and knit together on the outside of the circle. Leave long tip of thread to sew nostrils with it. Bend slightly into an arc and sew to the muzzle.

Legs and tail
1.6 sc into magic ring
2. inc. = 12
3.1sc, inc = 18
4.2sc, inc = 24
5.3sc, inc = 30
6.4sc, inc = 36
7.5sc, inc. = 42
8. 6sc, inc = 48
9.7sc, inc = 54
10-14. 54sc = 54
15.7sc, dec = 48
16.6sc, dec = 42
17-21. 42sc = 42

Leave the long end of the thread for sewing on the legs. Fill with filler and sew to the torso.
For the tail, we cut 30 threads of 40 cm. We pass the threads through a loop of 23 rows of the hippo’s body (where the decrease started). It turns out 60 thread. Weave a pigtail. At the end we tie it with a knot and cut it so that you get a brush. Number of threads and tail length can be changed as desired.
We make a face
It remains to sew / glue the eyes and make weights.
To form a mouth, we stretch the thread from the center of the mouth to the right nostril, return to the mouth, stretch into the left nostril, again return to the mouth, to the center of the upper lip, to the center of the lower lip, to the center mouth and there we fix the thread.
For the navel, we stretch the thread from the front of the neck (where sewn on the head), to the navel and return back to the neck. Fasten a thread.

Teeth
1.6 sc into magic ring
2. inc. = 12
3-5. 1sc, inc = 18
Leave the long end of the thread and sew the teeth on her lower lip.
Enjoy your work!