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Hippo C2C Square - Free Crochet Pattern + Graph | Wildlife Graphghan CAL Block 23

Welcome to another animal block of the Widlife Graphghan CAL!
So many of my followers requested for it! And... Ta-daah! :)
I am so happy to introduce you my latest creation, the Hippo C2C Square!
After countless hours of designing, I think it came out pretty amazing! On that light blue background, it seems like the hippo head is just coming out of the water, isn't it?
How do you find him? I hope you will love it as much as I do!

Hippo C2C Square

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Crochet Hook provided by Furls Crochet.

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There you can also find detailed instructions and video tutorials for the corner to corner method with the half double crochet used + crisp color changes!

Hippo C2C Square

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Hippo C2C Square Pattern

The Hippo C2C Square it's a free crochet pattern that you can find right here on My Hobby is Crochet blog!

This free crochet pattern includes written row by row instructions for color counts follow with color pixel graph below.

To make this corner to corner animal block/ square, you will need the following:


  • yarn: Red Heart Super Saver ( yarn weight: Medium 4) in 9 colors:
    1. Light Blue for the background approx. 176.07 yds (161 m)
    2. Charcoal approx. 84.2 yds (77m)
    3. Oatmeal approx. 20.77 yds (19 m)
    4. Black approx. 6.56 yds (6 m)
    5. Gray Heather approx. 36.63 yds (33.5 m)
    6. Dusty Gray approx.12.3 yds (11 m)
    7. Warm Brown approx. 3.28 yds (3 m)
    8. (NOTE: This colorway that I have used for hippo’s eyes it is discontinued. I have used the leftovers from my stash. You could replace it with other light brown color, such as the Cafe Latte, that is a bit darker.)
    9. Aran approx. 1.09 yds (1 m)
    10. White approx. 1.09 yds (1 m)
  • 5.5 mm crochet hook (I have used Furls Wooden Hook, Cocobolo)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

GAUGE: 6 C2C tiles = 10 x 10 cm (4 inches x 4 inches)

SIZE: the square is 25 tiles x 25 tiles and approx. measures approx. 15 inches X 15 inches (38 cm x 38 cm)

1. You will use the C2C with the hdc, working the square on the diagonal starting from bottom right corner to top left.

Hippo C2C Square- work in progress

2. The even rows will be worked on the right side of work.

3. The uneven rows will be on the wrong side of work.

4. On the graphic you will read the even rows from top to bottom ↙ and the uneven rows from bottom to top ↗!

5. The first row with color changes (Row 9) it's an uneven row, so you will be working on the wrong side of work! That means that you will have to place the yarn strands to the front of your work!

6. For the even rows (right side) you will place the yarns to the back of the work!

- RS: right side
- WS: wrong side

Color abbreviations: (See the color legend in the graph at the end of this post)

  • lb = Light Blue - this is the background color - if you like, you can replace it with any contrasting color of your choice
  • ch = Charcoal
  • o = Oatmeal
  • bl = Black
  • gh = Gray Heather
  • dg = Dusty Gray
  • wb = Warm Brown
  • a = Aran
  • w = White


Row 1 [WS]: lb

Row 2 [RS]: (lb) x 2

Row 3 [WS]: (lb) x 3

Row 4 [RS]: (lb) x 4

Row 5 [WS]: (lb) x 5

Row 6 [RS]: (lb) x 6

Row 7 [WS]: (lb) x 7

Row 8 [RS]: (lb) x 8

Row 9 [WS]: (lb) x 2, (ch) x 2, (lb) x 5

Row 10 [RS]: (lb) x 5, (ch) x 3, (lb) x 2

Row 11 [WS]: (lb) x 2, (ch) x 2, o2, (lb) x 5

Row 12 [RS]: (lb) x 5, (ch) x 2, w, (ch) x 2, (lb) x 2

Row 13 [WS]: (lb) x 2, (ch) x 2, o, (ch) x 3, (lb) x 5

Row 14 [RS]: (lb) x 6, ch, gh, ch, o, (ch) x 2, (lb) x 2

Row 15 [WS]: (lb) x 2, (ch) x 2, o, ch, (gh) x 2, ch, (lb) x 6

Row 16 [RS]: (lb) x 6, ch, (gh) x 3, o2, (ch) x 2, (lb) x 2

Row 17 [WS]: (lb) x 2, (ch) x 2, o2, ch, (gh) x 2, ch, (lb) x 7

Row 18 [RS]: (lb) x 7, ch, (gh) x 3, ch, o2, (ch) x 2, (lb) x 2

Row 19 [WS]: (lb) x 2, (ch) x 2, o2, ch, (gh) x 2, o, gh, dg, (lb) x 7

Row 20 [RS]: (lb) x 5, (dg) x 3, ch, (bl) x 2, (gh) x 2, ch, o2, (ch) x 2, (lb) x 2

Row 21 [WS]: (lb) x 2, (ch) x 2, o, (ch) x 2, (gh) x 4, ch, (dg) x 2, o2, (lb) x 5

Row 22 [RS]: (lb) x 5, wb, bl, o2, (ch) x 3, (gh) x 4, ch, w, ch, (lb) x 3

Row 23 [WS]: (lb) x 3, ch, o, ch, (gh) x 4, (ch) x 4, o, bl, a, dg, (lb) x 5

Row 24 [RS]: (lb) x 5, gh, wb, bl, o, ch, gh, (ch) x 3, bl, (gh) x 3, (ch) x 2, (lb) x 4

Row 25 [WS]: (lb) x 5, o, ch, (gh) x 2, o, gh, (ch) x 3, gh, ch, dg, wb, dg, ch, gh, (lb) x 4

Corner - start decreasing!

Row 26 [RS]: (lb) x 3, (gh) x 3, (dg) x 2, ch, gh, (ch) x 4, bl, (gh) x 2, (ch) x 2, (lb) x 5

Row 27 [WS]: (lb) x 5, (ch) x 3, gh, (ch) x 7, (gh) x 2, ch, o, gh, (lb) x 2

Row 28 [RS]: (lb) x 2, o, bl, (ch) x 7, gh, (ch) x 4, (lb) x 6

Row 29 [WS]: (lb) x 7, (dg) x 2, ch, gh, (ch) x 6, gh, o, gh, lb

Row 30 [RS]: lb, (gh) x 2, (ch) x 6, gh, ch, o, dg, (lb) x 7

Row 31 [WS]: (lb) x 7, dg, o, (ch) x 7, (lb) x 3

Row 32 [RS]: (lb) x 2, (ch) x 7, o2, dg, (lb) x 6

Row 33 [WS]: (lb) x 6, o, bl, dg, (ch) x 6, (lb) x 2

Row 34 [RS]: (lb) x 2, (ch) x 5, dg, (bl) x 2, dg, (lb) x 5

Row 35 [WS]: (lb) x 5, o, a, wb, gh, (ch) x 4, (lb) x 2

Row 36 [RS]: (lb) x 2, (ch) x 4, dg, (wb) x 2, (lb) x 5

Row 37 [WS]: (lb) x 5, (dg) x 2, gh, (ch) x 3, (lb) x 2

Row 38 [RS]: (lb) x 2, (ch) x 3, (gh) x 2, (lb) x 5

Row 39 [WS]: (lb) x 5, (ch) x 2, gh, (lb) x 3

Row 40 [RS]: (lb) x 2, gh, bl, gh, (lb) x 5

Row 41 [WS]: (lb) x 4, gh, o2, (lb) x 2

Row 42 [RS]: lb, gh, o, gh, (lb) x 4

Row 43 [WS]: (lb) x 4, (gh) x 2, lb

Row 44 [RS]: (lb) x 6

Row 45 [WS]: (lb) x 5

Row 46 [RS]: (lb) x 4

Row 47 [WS]: (lb) x 3

Row 48 [RS]: (lb) x 2

Row 49 [WS]: lb

Hippo C2C Graph

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Hippo C2C Graph

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Hippo C2C Square
Written Instructions, Pictures and Graph - Copyright © July 2020 Kinga Erdem

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous, Kinga! Thank you, so much, for continuing to create these wonderful graphs! 💕

  2. Kinga, these squares are all beautiful! I'm currently working on my own blanket - half animal and solid color squares, with all different background colors: 20 in total!
    In regards to new animals, could you try the following:
    - Ostrich
    - Male Lion
    - Leopard/Cheetah
    - Lizard
    - Rhinoceros
    - Alligator
    - Turtle/Tortoise
    - Crab
    - Jellyfish
    - Whale
    - Dolphin
    - Clown Fish
    - Lion Fish
    - Puffer Fish
    - Shark
    - Octopus
    - Squid
    - Dogs (diff. breeds)
    - Cats (diff. breeds/markings)
    - Goldfish
    - Chicken
    - Cow
    - Pig
    - Bunny
    Maybe you could even make a couple new themed blankets; say Baby Animals, Domestic/Pets,
    Under the Sea, and Farm Animals!

  3. Hi Kinga! Thank you for visiting and linking up at our Wednesday Link Party! Your Hippo C2C Square is being featured tomorrow at Party 369. Here's the link to your feature in case you'd like to share it: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2020/10/little-rain-cloud-hippo-c2c-diy.html Thanks for visiting and linking up! Rhondda

    1. Thank you very much Rhondda! I will share around! :)