Hipponormous designed by Lisa Jacobs in Knit & Crochet Toys, 2017 or get the individual pattern here.
Meet Hipponormous, a big, cuddly friend from Africa. Its head and body are worked seamlessly using short-row shaping for contours. Work the arms, legs, ears, and tail separately and stuff them before attaching them to the body. Suitable for all ages.
Skill Level Intermediate
Yarn Weight 5
Finished Size 15″ tall to tip of ear and 22″ circumference at belly.
Yarn Bergère de France Duvetine (73% acrylic, 19% polyamide, 8% polyester; 76 yd [70 m]/1 ¾ oz [50 g]): #29104 tourterelle, 4 skeins.
Needles Size 10 ½ (6.5 mm): 16″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle; polyester fiberfill; small amounts of bulkyweight yarn in black and white.
Gauge 13 sts and 18 rnds = 4″ in St st with 2 strands held tog.