Thursday, October 3, 2013
Headless, Heartless, yet, Happy Hippo
I wanted to show you the progress I have made on my crochet hippo. The pattern is called, Happypotamus, The Happy Hippo Crochet Pattern. by Heidi Bears. I am not kidding about the name. That being said, the pattern is a genius of geometric construction.
The whole thing is crocheted geometric shapes: pentagons, hexagons, octagons, etc. You hook them together with an as-you-go method.
This is how far I have gotten:
This is a somewhat squashed side view:
You can clearly see septagon (7 sided)some hexagons (6 sided) and some pentagons (5 sided) shapes.
Here is the Hippo standing up:
This is the top of the back looking straight down:
Hope to finish him up this coming week.
shaping the planet with parts of a Hippo.