US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 yards (183 m)
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A nearly seamless hippo where short rows are used to achieve shaping. It’s “nearly seamless” because the ears must be sewn on.

Several variations are given to customize your own toy.

The yarn is what was used in the sample and gives an idea of yardage. The pattern works for lighter weight yarns, just remember to move down in needle size from what’s recommended in order to achieve a tight-weave fabric.

Please ensure you have v2b which improves the arm attachment directions and fixes a minor typo in row 57 of the body.