Here's my lovely squidgy hippo : ) Hildegard is a seated hippo (sitting either 5 or 8 inches high). Her pattern comes with two pattern sizes, small and large (new crafters may actualy find the larger version better to start with)
Hildegard's pattern has easy to follow instructions and lots of photos and pics to help. Both sizes are made up in exactly the same way with full sized pattern sheets.
She's a lovely project to practise jointing on. Her head can be cotter pin or safety jointed (also stitched into place if you prefer). Her arms are thread jointed and her legs are sewn into the body seam.
My hippo is made in a silver-gray faux suede with felt footpads, but she looks great in patterned cotton or short plushes.
Hope you have fun stitching Hildegard - why not make both large and small : ) Any questions, do get in touch x