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Hippo Cushion

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  • The pattern has row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place
  • Instructions for making the hippo and photos
  • A list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques
  • A materials list and recommended yarns.
  • The pattern is 3 pages and written in English.



A cuddly hippo cushion! The hippo is great for kids rooms, as it can also be used as a toy.

TECHNIQUES: All pieces are knitted flat on straight knitting needles, apart from the tail which is i-cord knitted on two DPNs. You will need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, and sew seams.

FINISHED SIZE: The cushion is approximately 23cm wide (not including the tail) and 22cm tall.

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Materials you need at home:

  • A pair of straight 4mm knitting needles (US 6)
  • Two 4mm DPNs (US 6) to knit the i-cord tail
  • DK yarn (double knitting or light worsted weight) in grey and white; less than 100g each
  • Toy filling
  • Domed buttons for eyes (or you can use beads or toy safety eyes)