Helium the Hippo | amigurumi pattern


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Helium is precisely who you’d expect him to be: the bouncing baby hippo who fills your balloons at birthday parties! Being a magical hippo who can blow up balloons that float, Helium is very popular among his friends and always gets invited to special events. This suits him just fine because Helium loves to eat cake and parties are, of course, the best place to find cake.


This hippo is a detailed amigurumi with interesting features such as an open mouth with a tongue and teeth, individual toes, nostrils and realistic eyes. Weighing in at nearly 700 g, Helium is a large amigurumi who is physically about the size of a real baby pygmy hippopotamus!



  • 80 page pattern with written instructions and 700+ pictures
  • Detailed supplies list including yarn quantities, tools, skills, and any other supplies
  • Free bonus Booklet: Projectarian’s Pro Tips for Amigurumi
  • Free support from a large network of experienced crocheters and dedicated support team.



YARN WEIGHT: Double knit (which is the equivalent to yarn weight 3, light worsted, 8 ply or 11 wpi).

Choose yarn with a label that calls for a 4 mm hook or that has a weight similar to 2.6 m/g. To determine this, look at the label on your yarn and divide the length by the weight
(i.e. 260 m ÷ 100 g = 2.6 m/g).

SIZE: 30 cm tall, excl tail

TERMINOLOGY: US terminology with metric sizes.

SKILL LEVEL: Advanced.

Although it is rated as advanced, I’ve written this pattern with you in mind, and gone to great lengths to make it accessible to lower skill levels. The pattern has been thoroughly tested to ensure it’s accurate and easy to follow. If you get stuck, get one-on-one help from the dedicated support group at Hooked on Sunshine (link in pattern).

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– English only



Helium the Hippo | Crochet Pattern Collection by Projectarian.

This pattern collection or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the designer. Copyright and intellectual property rights reserved.

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This is a virtual product, delivered as a digital download.
No physical item will be shipped to you.
Your files will become available for download once the order is complete.

Due to their nature, digital items cannot be reclaimed and are therefore non-refundable, unless they fail to meet the following criteria:
– satisfactory quality
– fit for the intended purpose
– meets product description


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