Creative Bliss

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Happypotamus!

 Hi there!

I've been a busy little bee since I last posted. I have been working on a new project. I had shown my co-workers photos of the giraffe I crocheted for Amy last year. My assistant manager has two daughters. When she saw the giraffe, she told me her younger daughter loves hippos. She mentioned she knew her daughter would love a hippo version of the giraffe. I knew then I would try to make it for her daughter as a surprise as kind of a thank you to my asst. manager for how kind she has been to me since I started working in the kitchen. I had wanted to make it time for Christmas, but quickly realized that wasn't going to happen! So, I started a couple of weeks ago and just finished Happy a little while ago. My assistant manager also said blue was her daughter's favorite color which is why she/he is mostly blue. I found the pattern here. In case the link doesn't work, it's on Ravelry and also in her Etsy shop as well as on Craftsy. Here is the link to her blog. It will always have the direct links, I'm thinking. So, here is my version of Happypotomus. Enjoy!

That is a cute face, right?

Well, hello there!



Oh my, the rump looks a little big from this angle. Sorry! I do think it is a cute shape, too. 

This is the belly side.

Such a cute face!

The doll is crocheted with size 10 cotton thread-Aunt Lydia brand. I used a size 7(1.65mm)crochet hook. It is stuffed with polyester fiberfill. The eyes are 12mm safety eyes. I didn't use the backs to attach them. I used the small holes in the ends of the shaft and the directions in the pattern to attach them. 

I got a lot of this done last weekend during the football playoff games. Bummed that the Broncos didn't pull out a win, but happy to have been able to accomplish so much of the project! 

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!
*Ü*
Jeanne

14 comments:

Laurel said...

That is so adorable!

KayM said...

Oh GOSH!! This is darling!!! Your work is SO neat and meticulous!! I have made stuffed things in the past and they turn out so lumpy! haha! Yours is so perfect!! Oh that is just the cutest hippo ever!! I love the colors too! And what a sweet person you are to make this for your assistant manager's daughter. She's lucky to have you! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday! ((hugs))

Alanna said...

Oh my goodness Jeanne this is seriously Tyr cutest thing ever. I remember the giraffe you made and I think this might be even cuter. I love his big plump body and he looks great in blue. How kind of you to make this for your assistant manager.

mE said...

Oh my gooooodnesss!!!! I need to.make this! What a fantastic happy hippo! She is absolutely adorable. I love your amigurumi! The giftee is.going to TREASURE it!

I have been doing some.crochet as well. Perhaps I should.blog again.

Xoxo,
E

Pop's Cards said...

This made me smile my head off how cute is he, and look at his butt, like it lines up perfectly, Oh I wish you lived near me I would love to learn, hugs Pops x x x

cm said...

Oh my stars! If this isn't the cutest hippo EVER! Seriously, Jeanne - Happy is exponentially awesome! I want to give him cuddles right now! AND you've sparked inspiration for me to learn to crochet, even though I know I'd never be able to create something as splendid as this little dude! His chubby cheeks (face and behind *grin*)...gahhhh!!! I'm in love! Tee heeeee! Your assistant manager's daughter will LOVE this!
Hugs~c

Controlling My Chaos said...

He is adorable! How did you manage to make him so perfect? He isn't lumpy and he has a bubble butt just like a proper hippo.

cm said...

Just popping in to let you know your comments on my blog are soooo sweet and deeply appreciated! You're a gem!
~c

cm said...

Back again to thank you for your sweet comment on my piggy card and to let you know I showed my mom your hippo. She loves it! Soooo adorable (obviously I do too, as I keep coming back!)
Have a fabulous Saturday!
~c

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Oh wow, Jeanne, your hippo is just THE cutest! I love him. Thank you so much for the lovely comments you leave at mine, your owrds mean so much to me. x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Stop it! Omagod, Jeanne, this hippo is THE CUTEST THING EVER!! Forget cross-stitching, you should just be making these critters and selling them!! The pattern designer is beyond clever. I even love the nostrils!! Your gift must have been VERY well received!! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell J Knauss said...

I just sent off a copy of your post link to my friend Irene who crochets. I think she would love this!!

Diane said...

Oh my gosh Jeanne this is just the most adorable crocheted hippo ever.

Hugs diane

Barb said...

This is just too dang cute, Jeanne! You are a CRAFT MASTER! I love your versatility. This project is perfection! The colors make is super adorable.