A few weeks ago my mom sent me the link to this beautiful website, called Heidi Bears. And that’s how I fell in love with a hippo.
You’ll know from my previous post that I’ve recently started crocheting, and my first project is an heirloom blanket. While the blanket is going really well (I’ll post an update soon), it’s definitely a long term project, so I’m dying to do something that will be satisfyingly quick-ish. So I’m going to crochet a Happypotamus (there’s a sentence I never thought I’d write).
Isn’t she a beaut? I don’t really have any particular reason for wanting to crochet a Happypotamus, and at the moment she isn’t intended for anyone in particular. If you want to crochet your own, firstly, please let me know, and then head over to Ravelry to purchase the pattern. What got me really excited was the amazing photos of the 310 (and counting) Happypotami (?) who have been made by other people. Here are some of my favourites:
My apologies for not crediting all the pictures, but they can all be found on the pattern project page.
Finally, my hippo is going to need a name. Any suggestions? Henrietta? Hailey? Honey?