c2c Hippo

c2c Hippo

MAY 23, 2021

If you're looking for corner to corner crochet animal patterns, look no further! This adorable corner to corner (C2C) Hippo is just one of six Safari animal patterns that I am designing for a corner to corner graphghan.

If you're not up to the task of crocheting six animal graphs, you could easily turn this Hippo graph into wall art or a large pillow.  Just follow the instructions from my Fox pattern if you choose to make a pillow.

These fun & free corner to corner animal graphs are perfect for beginner crocheters. They are fairly small and don't use too many colors.

Whether you crochet the graphghan or just a pillow, I think it would be a fun crochet gift for a safari animal loving child, friend or family member. It would also make an awesome baby shower gift for a safari animal themed nursery. I hope you like my pattern!

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22 inches by 22 inches


4 squares= 2 inches
4 rows of  squares= 2 inches


dc= double crochet
hdc= half double crochet
sc= single crochet
ch= chain
ch(s)= chains
st= stitch
st(s)= stitches
rem= remaining
dc2tog= double crochet 2 stitches together

  • You can choose to follow the pixel graph or the written instructions.
  • Written instructions are for working from the bottom right corner to the top left.
  • Crochet the pixel graph using the corner-to-corner (c2c) technique. Use the traditional method of making three double crochets for each square.
  • Chain 6 to start each new row and chain 3 at the beginning of each square.

Hippo Graph


Written Pattern
↙ Row 1: white x 1
↗ Row 2: white x 2
↙ Row 3: white x 3
↗ Row 4: white x 4
↙ Row 5: white x 5
↗ Row 6: white x 6
↙ Row 7: white x 7
↗ Row 8: white x 8
↙ Row 9: white x 9
↗ Row 10: white x 10
↙ Row 11: white x 11
↗ Row 12: white x 12
↙ Row 13: white x 13
↗ Row 14: white x 14
↙ Row 15: white x 5, dark gray x 3, white x 7
↗ Row 16: white x 6, dark gray x 2, gray x 2, dark gray x 1, white x 5
↙ Row 17: white x 4, dark gray x 2, gray x 4, dark gray x 1, white x 2, off white x 1, white x 3
↗ Row 18: white x 3, off white x 2, white x 1, dark gray x 1, gray x 6, dark gray x 1, white x 4
↙ Row 19: white x 4, dark gray x 1, gray x 7, dark gray x 1, off white x 3, white x 3
↗ Row 20: white x 3, off white x 3, dark gray x 1, gray x 8, dark gray x 1, white x 4
↙ Row 21: white x 4, dark gray x 1, gray x 9, dark gray x 1, off white x 2, white x 4
↗ Row 22: white x 5, off white x 1, dark gray x 1, gray x 10, dark gray x 1, white x 4
↙ Row 23: white x 5, gray x 6, dark gray x 1, gray x 4, dark gray x 1, white x 6
↗ Row 24: white x 6, dark gray x 1, gray x 5, dark gray x 1, gray x 5, dark gray x 1, white x 5
↙ Row 25: white x 6, gray x 5, dark gray x 1, gray x 1, dark gray x 1, gray x 4, dark gray x 1, white x 6
↗ Row 26: white x 6, dark gray x 1, gray x 5, dark gray x 2, gray x 5, dark gray x 1, white x 6
↙ Row 27: white x 6, dark gray x 1, gray x 6, dark gray x 1, gray x 6, dark gray x 1, white x 2, off white x 1, white x 3
↗ Row 28: white x 3, off white x 2, white x 1, dark gray x 1, gray x 14, white x 7
↙ Row 29: white x 7, dark gray x 1, gray x 14, dark gray x 1, off white x 3, white x 3
↗ Row 30: white x 3, off white x 3, dark gray x 1, gray x 14, dark gray x 1, white x 8
↙ Row 31: white x 8, gray x 16, dark gray x 1, off white x 2, white x 4
↗ Row 32: white x 5, off white x 1, dark gray x 1, gray x 15, dark gray x 1, gray x 1, white x 8
↙ Row 33: white x 8, gray x 2, dark gray x 1, gray x 15, dark gray x 1, white x 6
↗ Row 34: white x 6, dark gray x 1, gray x 15, dark gray x 1, gray x 3, white x 8
↙ Row 35: white x 8, gray x 4, dark gray x 1, gray x 15, dark gray x 1, white x 6
↗ Row 36: white x 6, dark gray x 1, gray x 15, dark gray x 1, gray x 5, white x 8
↙ Row 37: white x 8, gray x 22, dark gray x 1, white x 6
↗ Row 38: white x 6, dark gray x 1, gray x 4, dark gray x 1, gray x 18, white x 8
↙ Row 39: white x 9, gray x 17, dark gray x 1, gray x 5, white x 7
↗ Row 40: white x 7, dark gray x 1, gray x 3, dark gray x 1, gray x 1, dark gray x 1, gray x 17, white x 1, gray x 2, white x 6
Corner
↙ Row 41: white x 5, gray x 8, black x 1, gray x 12, dark gray x 2, gray x 4, white x 7
↗ Row 42: white x 6, dark gray x 1, gray x 4, dark gray x 1, gray x 12, black x 2, gray x 5, pink x 1, gray x 1, white x 5
↙ Row 43: white x 4, gray x 1, pink x 2, gray x 4, black x 2, gray x 18, white x 6
↗ Row 44: white x 5, dark gray x 1, gray x 18, black x 1, gray x 4, pink x 2, gray x 1, white x 4
↙ Row 45: white x 4, gray x 25, dark gray x 1, white x 5
↗ Row 46: white x 5, dark gray x 1, gray x 24, white x 4
↙ Row 47: white x 5, gray x 23, white x 5
↗ Row 48: white x 4, dark gray x 1, gray x 22, white x 5
↙ Row 49: white x 4, gray x 13, dark gray x 1, gray x 8, dark gray x 1, white x 4
↗ Row 50: white x 4, dark gray x 1, gray x 7, dark gray x 1, gray x 13, white x 4
↙ Row 51: white x 4, gray x 9, black x 1, gray x 3, dark gray x 1, gray x 6, dark gray x 1, white x 4
↗ Row 52: white x 4, dark gray x 1, gray x 5, dark gray x 1, gray x 3, black x 2, gray x 8, white x 4
↙ Row 53: white x 3, gray x 8, black x 2, gray x 4, dark gray x 2, gray x 1, dark gray x 3, white x 4
↗ Row 54: white x 6, dark gray x 2, gray x 6, black x 1, gray x 8, white x 3
↙ Row 55: white x 3, gray x 14, white x 8
↗ Row 56: white x 8, gray x 13, white x 3
↙ Row 57: white x 3, gray x 12, white x 8
↗ Row 58: white x 8, gray x 11, white x 3
↙ Row 59: white x 3, gray x 10, white x 8
↗ Row 60: white x 8, gray x 9, white x 3
↙ Row 61: white x 4, gray x 7, white x 8
↗ Row 62: white x 9, gray x 5, white x 4
↙ Row 63: white x 5, gray x 1, pink x 1, gray x 1, white x 9
↗ Row 64: white x 8, gray x 1, pink x 1, gray x 1, white x 5
↙ Row 65: white x 4, gray x 1, pink x 2, gray x 1, white x 7
↗ Row 66: white x 7, gray x 1, pink x 1, gray x 1, white x 4
↙ Row 67: white x 4, gray x 3, white x 6
↗ Row 68: white x 6, gray x 2, white x 4
↙ Row 69: white x 11
↗ Row 70: white x 10
↙ Row 71: white x 9
↗ Row 72: white x 8
↙ Row 73: white x 7
↗ Row 74: white x 6
↙ Row 75: white x 5
↗ Row 76: white x 4
↙ Row 77: white x 3
↗ Row 78: white x 2
↙ Row 79: white x 1

After you finish the last square you are going to continue crocheting around the border.

Ch 1, in the side of each square you will make two sc and in each corner you will sc-ch 2-sc.

You are done! I hope you enjoyed this pattern. Tag me on Instagram (@lovable_loops) or Facebook to share your pictures with me.

More Safari animal patterns:

Corner to Corner Lion

Corner to Corner Elephant

Corner to Corner Giraffe

Corner to Corner Zebra

Corner to Corner Hyena

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Corner to Corner Fox

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Corner to Corner Deer

Corner to Corner Bunny

Corner to Corner Wolf

Corner to Corner Squirrel

Corner to Corner Owl

Corner to Corner Skunk

Corner to Corner Mouse

Corner to Corner Opossum


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