I’m slowly building on a theme of Jungle Blankets! We’ve just added our Crochet Hooded Hippo Blanket to the collection! This summer I posted one of my old photos of a newborn hippo set. It brought back all the happy hippo feels and I knew I needed to make this blanket! With a brand new little niece I thought this would make a great gift for her too.
My jungle blankets have a new size added! I’ve called it baby size but it’s really perfect for a toddler. I wanted the blanket big enough to wrap up the baby nice and snug. As they grow it makes the perfect play blanket. For this size I’ve only used 1 strand of Bulky yarn so it’s not too heavy.
For our Hooded Hippo blanket I used Bernat Softee Chunky in Lavender. I just love this colour for a hippo but it would also look great in Baby Blue. Here are all the deets if you’re wanting to get the yarn ordered for this blanket!
Bernat Softee Chunky
100% Acrylic (3.5oz/100g/108yds/99m)
Sizes: Baby (Child, Adult) Baby size shown in Lavender (MC), Heather Grey (A) and Baby Pink (B)
Note: Baby size uses 1 strand, child and adult size use 2 strands held together
Baby Child Adult
MC 7 13 19
A 1 1 1
B 1 1 1
*All sizes need a small amount of worsted weight yarn in white for teeth, eyes and toenails.
Another of my Favourite Bulky yarns that makes a great substitute is Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky.
Depending on the size you’re making you’ll need these hooks.
Crochet Hook Requirements:
Child & Adult
US Q (16mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
US O/17 (11.5 mm)
US M/13 (9mm)
US G/6 (4 mm)
US N/15 (10mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
US L/11 (8mm)
US G/6 (4mm)
– Yarn needle
- 2 black buttons (18mm)
- Polyester fibrefill for nose
I’m a Susan bates lover and use these hooks all the time.
We have a video for the Base Blanket and a bow tutorial included with pattern purchase! Buy the Jungle elephant and hippo pattern for $8.99 on Ravelry! Use coupon code JUNGLE2. See more about our Elephant pattern HERE
I hope you enjoy this pattern and stay cozy!
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