Wednesday, May 7

Crocheted Hippo

A few months ago I finally learned how to read and follow a crochet pattern.  Ever since then I've been churning out hats, booties, bears and doilies... it's quite addictive!  Anyway, I just wanted to share a photo of my latest make.  It's a gorgeous hippo that my son has christened Helena.  I purchased the pattern online from a very clever lady who designs her own crochet and knitting patterns for people to buy.  Her business is called Heidi Bears and if you're a yarn enthusiastic, or even a beginner like me, I would highly recommend taking a look at some of her wonderful creations.


  1. That's adorable! Love it! I wish I could crochet!

  2. This is just too stinking cute! Interesting name, Helena. lol I only know how to crochet a straight line and what I think is called a three hook. Something like that... and I HAVE to crochet from left to right. I made a baby blanket for my oldest son and It caused the blanket to have a wave. Then, I tend to start out with a tight hook and loosen as I go so my son's blanket is crooked like you wouldn't believe! Last time I was adventurous. lol But this is awesome, Beccy! I love her name too! :)

  3. Wow, this is so cute, I love it. I will have to look at her patterns as I would love to make one for Grandson. xxxxx

  4. Cute just got a whole lot cuter - Beccy this is so special - I' ve been trying for ages -I hold my hook just right -my tension is perfect but can i read those darn patterns - not on your life - I can read a knitting pattern but the crochet has me beat- I've had books and a dvd - any suggestions.

    1. Hi Gail,
      I would suggest going to a class if you have one in your area. I went to one in our local library that was being given by a friend of mine. When I came home I started practicing right away and anytime I got stumped I would turn to YouTube.
      You need to keep in mind that there are two different types of patterns - US and UK. The stitches are the same but they have different names, which can be very confusing if you aren't aware of it.
      Keep at it Gail, it's definitely worth mastering.

  5. Oh, she is gorgeous. I have two of her patterns but I keep looking at them and putting myself off coz it looks sooo complicated !!! Well done you - this is wonderful :-D
    IKE xxx

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  6. This is just tooooo cute!!!! absolutely darling!!!

  7. This is so cute Beccy, don't do knitting or crochet but this might tempt me to try x

  8. Wow, I love Helena! I'm off to look at the lady's site. Thanks for the link

  9. Wow Beccy this is so cute.
    And you are a beginner?
    Very clever, you made this fantastic.
    I love Helena.


  10. Oh, what a jolly hippo. I love it!

  11. this is so cute Beccy, I am hopeless with knitting and crocheting.
    hugs adie

  12. Oh Beccy.....Helena is incredible.....your so inspire me...hugs Deloris

  13. This is the cutest hippo ever! you are talented in many ways!