Since it worked out so marvelously with the tiny frog buttons, I designed a tiny hippo button. So, there you go, another free pattern!
This is only the head and the snout because otherwise it would become too large.
You will need:
· some puppet yarn in the desired colour
· a 1.5 mm hook
· some scrap yarn or polyfill for filling
· a pair of tiny black glass eyes
· a small safety needle or something to attach your hippo to your clothes
Abbreviations used: sc (single crochet), dec (decrease 2 stitches to 1), sl (slip stitch)
Round 1: Create a round of 6 in a circle. You can either do that by chaining 2 stitches and then crochet 6 into the first one or with the magic circle technique.
Round 2: Sc 2 in each sc (12)
Round 3: *sc into sc, then sc 2 into the next one* repeat around (18)
Round 4: *sc into 2 sc, then sc 2 into the next one* repeat around (24)
Round 5-7: sc into each sc (24)
Round 8: *sc into 2 sc, then dec* repeat around (18)
Stuff the head. (If your eyes are not sewable like mine were, you might want to insert them now.)
Round 9: *sc into sc, then dec* repeat around (12)
Round 10: *dec* repeat around (6), sl and fasten off
If there is a small hole sew it together tightly.
Round 1: Chain 5
Round 2: sc 2 down the chain, then 2sc in stitch twice, then sc 3 on the other side up the chain, then 3sc in the last stitch (12)
Round 3-6: sc into each sc (12), sl and fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing to head.
Sew glass eyes into head, and sew snout to head. Add safety needle or equivalent. Have fun!