On Monday, Beentsy tweeted a link to Heidi Bears’ Happypotamus The Happy Hippo Crochet Pattern. My best friend, Michael, is a hippo fanatic and I immediately became obsessed with making him a hippo for Christmas.
Last night I decided that as a relatively inexperienced crocheter, that I should make a test hexagon with the free African Flower Hexagon Tutorial, in order to see if it was something that I could handle. My concerns were that I could have problems with the pattern and that I could have problems with crocheting fingering-weight yarn.
I was feeling crappy yesterday (Thanks for the allergies Spring!) but I managed to work up the example with no major issues. I don’t currently have a 2 mm crochet hook , so I used the smallest one I have which is a 3.25 mm.
Next step, finding the perfect yarn.