This crochet hippo rattle is sure to become one of baby’s favorites! It provides a wonderful way to help develop baby’s motor skills.
One important note before you start following this crochet pattern – toys with small plastic parts should not be given to children under the age of 3! We strongly recommend embroidering eyes instead of using plastic eyes. Better safe than sorry!
- Yarnart Jeans (55% cotton, 45% acrylic; 160 m / 50 g) in blue and yellow colors
- 2.0 mm crochet hook
- Black and white embroidery floss
- Reliable safety eyes (6-7 mm) or black floss for eye embroidering
- Fiberfill for stuffing
- Little plastic egg/container (like Kinder Surprise egg) with beads
- Scissors and tapestry needle
Skill level: easy
The size of finished crochet rattle is about 12-13 cm (5″).
Amigurumi Hippo Baby Rattle
Free crochet pattern
ch = chain
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
inc = increase (2 sc in one st)
dec = decrease (2 sc together)
sl st = slip stitch
(..) = repeat the space in brackets the given number of times
[..] = total number of stitches
This crochet pattern describes the rattle without a wooden ring. If you want to use a wooden ring, crochet the base rattle parts (ring and semi-ring) around it, beginning with the ring and finishing with the semi-ring.
Crochet 15 ch and join with sl st to make a circle. Start each round with 1 ch and finish with sl st. Continue crocheting around about 18 rounds. Crochet sc along the edges of the semi-ring with yellow yarn. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Crochet 12 ch and join with sl st to make a circle. Continue crocheting around in spiral about 45-46 rounds. Now you have a cylinder. Insert it in the semi-ring, then join the ends of the cylinder with sewing needle to form a ring (don’t forget to stuff with fiberfill). Fasten off and weave in the end. Hide the seam shifting the semi-ring.
Arms (make 2):
Crochet with blue yarn.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring 
Rnd 2: (inc) repeat 6 times 
Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc) repeat 6 times 
Rnd 4-5: sc in all 18 st 
Rnd 6: (sc in next st, dec) repeat 6 times 
Rnd 7-9: sc in all 12 st 
Rnd 10: (sc in next st, dec) repeat 4 times 
Rnd 11-14: sc in all 8 st 
Stuff with fiberfill.
Rnd 15: (dec) repeat 4 times 
Close the hole. Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.