Amigurumi Pattern: The hippopotamus Melman and his friend Pi

Our friends Melman and Pi have accompanied us on a very special day, our 2nd anniversary !!!

On  last July 15 we celebrated the 2nd birthday of Tarturumies, a project that we started with a lot of love and continues growing day by day with the support of all of you ♥♥♥

We had a really good time, you just have to see these two little ones as they have celebrated!

To celebrate, we promised to bring these sweet characters so you can enjoy them  just like us  😀 

Melman is a sweet hippo who loves water and enjoys his days sunbathing beside Pi, a little bird with whom are great and inseparable friends  ♥♥

 Welcome Melman & Pi !

Next you will find the pattern, and also the option to download the PDF, more detailed and to archieve with your pattern collection – Remember that with the download, which is totally free, you are collaborating with Tarturumies, giving us the possibility to continue creating free patterns to share with you all.


Pattern Melman & Pi

ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch = chain stitch
  • dec = decrease
  • FO = fasten off
  • inc = increase
  • mm = millimeter(s)
  • mr = magic ring
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st = stitch
  • rep = repeat
  • rnd(s)= round(s)
  • * * x…= repeat instructions in asterisks … times
  • Continuous round = Crochet all followed, without closing the rounds.
  • Joined round = Go closing every rounds and climb to the next turn with a chain.
  • Worked in Rows = Crochet in a base of chains and turning the crochet at the end each row.

MATERIALS “MELMAN”

  • Yarn (for crochet hooks 3 – 3.5 mm/~ 2mm wide)
    Colors: Off White – White
  • Felt 
    Color: Light Pink
  • Fiberfill (to stuff)
  • Textile Glue (for glue some parts of felt)
  • 10mm Safety eyes

MATERIALS “PI”

  • Yarn (for crochet hooks 3 – 3.5 mm/~ 2mm wide)
    Colors: Yellow – White – Turquoise
  • Felt 
    Color: Light Pink
  • Fiberfill (to stuff)
  • Textile Glue (for glue some parts of felt)
  • 7mm Safety eyes

TOOLS

  • 3,25mm Crochet Hook (Clover Amour – US D/3 – UK 10)
  • Yarn Needle (for sew amigurumi parts)
  • Scissors – Pencil – Ruler.

WE START WITH MELMAN *

HEAD (Part 1) 

Worked in continuous round
RoundStitchesDescription
16Magic Ring
212
*1inc* x6
318*1 sc , 1 inc* x6
424*2 sc , 1 inc* x6
530*3 sc , 1 inc* x6
636*4 sc , 1 inc* x6
742*5 sc , 1 inc* x6
848*6 sc , 1 inc* x6
9 – 20481sc in each st
2142*6sc , 1 dec* x6
2236*5sc , 1 dec* x6
2330*4sc , 1 dec* x6
2424*3sc , 1 dec* x6
2518*2sc , 1 dec* x6
2612*1sc , 1 dec* x6
Put the eyes in the head between the rnds. 12/13, counting from the bottom and leaving 5sc distance between them. Stuff the head as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.

HEAD (Part 2)

Worked in continuous round
RoundStichesDescription
 8
7ch + 1ch to climb (we work around both sides of the chain).
116

6sc, 3sc in the same ch base (Would be the 7ch of the chain without counting the ch to climb) – Continue crochet in a continuous round around all the chain – 5sc, 2sc in the same ch base (Would be the 1ch of the chain but the other side – do not count the ch to climb) and to finish the round make 1sl st.

220
<Make 1ch only to climb and from here crochet in a continuous round as usual>
1inc, 5sc, 1inc, 1sc, 1inc, 5sc, 1inc, 1sc
324
1inc, 7sc, 1inc, 1sc, 1inc, 7sc, 1inc, 1sc
432
1sc, 1inc, 1inc, 6sc, 1inc, 1inc, 2sc, 1inc, 1inc, 6sc, 1inc, 1inc, 1sc
540
2sc, 1inc, 1inc, 9sc, 1inc, 1inc, 3sc, 1inc, 1inc, 9sc, 1inc, 1inc, 1sc
648
3sc, 1inc, 1inc, 12sc, 1inc, 1inc, 4sc, 1inc, 1inc, 12sc, 1inc, 1inc, 1sc
756
4sc, 1inc, 1inc, 15sc, 1inc, 1inc, 5sc, 1inc, 1inc, 15sc, 1inc, 1inc, 1sc
8 – 956
1sc in each st
1048
4sc, 1dec, 1dec, 15sc, 1dec, 1dec, 5sc, 1dec, 1dec, 15sc, 1dec, 1dec, 1sc
11 – 1248
1sc in each st
Stuff the head (snout) as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.

NOSTRILS x2

Worked in continuous round
RoundStitchesDescription
18
Magic Ring (Make like normal ring but do not close it).
FO, leaving a long tail.

EARS x2

Worked in continuous round
RoundStitchesDescription
16Magic Ring
212
*1inc* x6
318*1 sc, 1 inc* x6
Don’t stuff. FO, leaving a long tail.

BODY

Worked in continuous round
RoundStitchesDescription
16Magic Ring
212
*1inc* x6
318*1 sc , 1 inc* x6
424*2 sc , 1 inc* x6
530*3 sc , 1 inc* x6
636*4 sc , 1 inc* x6
742*5 sc , 1 inc* x6
848*6 sc , 1 inc* x6
954*7 sc , 1 inc* x6
1060*8 sc , 1 inc* x6
11 – 14601sc in each st
1554*8sc , 1 dec* x6
16 – 17541sc in each st
1848*7sc , 1 dec* x6
19 – 20481sc in each st
2142*6sc , 1 dec* x6
22 – 23421sc in each st
2436*5sc , 1 dec* x6
25361sc in each st
2630*4sc , 1 dec* x6
2724*3sc , 1 dec* x6
28 – 30241sc in each st
Stuff the body as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.

ARMS x2

Worked in continuous round
RoundStitchesDescription
16Magic Ring
212*1 inc* x6
318*1 sc , 1 inc* x6
424*2 sc , 1 inc* x6
5 – 7241sc in each st
818*2sc , 1 dec* x6
9 – 11181sc in each st
1215*4sc , 1 dec* x3
13 – 15151sc in each st
1612*3sc , 1 dec* x3
17 – 21121sc in each st
Stuff the arms as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.

LEGS x2

Worked in continuous round
RoundStitchesDescription
16Magic Ring
212*1 inc* x6
318*1 sc , 1 inc* x6
24*2 sc , 1 inc* x6
530*3 sc , 1 inc* x6
636*4 sc , 1 inc* x6
7361sc in each st
830*4sc , 1 dec* x6
924*3sc , 1 dec* x6
10 -11241sc in each st
1218*2sc , 1 dec* x6
13181sc in each st
1412*1sc , 1 dec* x6
15 – 16121sc in each st
Stuff the legs as you crochet. FO, leaving a long tail.

TAIL

Worked in continuous round
RoundStitchesDescription
13Magic Ring
26
*1inc* x3
3 – 561sc in each st
Don’t stuff. FO, leaving a long tail.

 FELT PARTS
 Melman y Pi
 ASSEMBLE MELMAN
1.- Embroider the eyelids with a yarn of the same color as the head. Give 2 turns over the safety eye. Then embroider with white yarn a line under the safety eye.
2.- Sew on the head (part 1) the head (part 2). To do this, count from the top the head (part 1) until the Rnd.14 (it will be Rnd. under the eyes). Once there, count 13 / 14sc wide and centered with eyes. Use that base to match the top of the head (part 2). Place it between Rnd.14 and 25 and sew.
3.- Sew the nostrils between Rnds. 5 and 6 (counting from the seam under the eyes of part 2 of the head).
4.- Sew the ears to the head between Rnds.6 and 7 (counting from the top). Fold the ears a little at the time of sewing them to give them a longer shape.
5.- Glue the felt ears inside the crochet ears and glue the felt nostrils inside the crochet nostrils.
6.- Sew the legs to the body between the Rnds.5 to 7 (counting from the bottom).
7.- Sew the arms to the body between Rnds. 5 to 6 (counting from the top).
8.- Join the head (assembled) centered to body sewing the openings of head and body together.
9.- Sew the tail to the body looking to the side between the Rnds.7 to 9 (counting from the bottom).
NOTE 1: To make the assembly, always follow the instructions and the images. It will be much easier to understand the steps.
NOTE 2: If you don’t want to glue the pieces of felt, you can sew them as an alternative!

*  *  *  *  *  *   Ready Melman!!!   *  *  *  *  *  *

 

** WE CONTINUE WITH PI **

HEAD / BODY

Worked in continuous round
RoundStitchesDescription
16Magic Ring
212
*1 inc* x6
318*1 sc , 1 inc* x6
424*2 sc , 1 inc* x6
530*3 sc , 1 inc* x6
6 – 11301sc in each st
1224*3sc , 1 dec* x6
Put the eyes in the head between the rnds. 8/9, counting from the bottom and leaving 6sc distance between them..
1318*2sc , 1 dec* x6
1412*1sc , 1 dec* x6
156*1 dec* x6
Stuff the head/body as you crochet. FO.

WINGS x2

Worked in continuous round
RoundStitchesDescription
16Magic Ring
212
*1inc* x6
Don’t stuff. FO, leaving a long tail.

LEGS

Worked in rows– Make in one piece
RoundStitchesDescription
 5
4ch + 1ch to climb
19
4sc, 5ch (the 5ch would be 4ch + 1ch to climb)
25<Turn the crochet to work in rows>
4sc (on the ch of the previous row) , 1sl st
When sewing them to the body, give it a “V” shape as shown in the picture below. FO, leaving a long tail.

TAIL

Worked in continuous round
RoundStitchesDescription
18
Magic Ring (Make like normal ring but do not close it).
FO, leaving a long tail.

 FELT PARTS
 Melman y Pi
 ASSEMBLE PI
1.- Sew the wings to the body in Rnd.7 (counting from the top).
2.- Sew the legs at the bottom of the body. Accommodate as if it were a “V” shape. Guide with the photo below the instructions of legs.
3.- Sew the tail to the body in Rnd.10 / 11 (counting from the top).
4.- Embroider the beak with yarn between Rnds.8 to 10 (counting from the top). Do it with a “V” shape, in the middle of the eyes and using 2sc of base.
5.- Embroider the eyelids with a yarn of the same color as the head/body. Give 2 turns over the safety eye. Then embroider with white yarn a line under the safety eye.
6.- Glue the cheeks in the Rnd.10 (counting from the top). One on each side of the eyes and diagonally.
NOTE 1: To make the assembly, always follow the instructions and the images. It will be much easier to understand the steps.
NOTE 2: If you don’t want to glue the pieces of felt, you can sew them as an alternative!

*  *  *  *  *  *   Ready Pi!!!   *  *  *  *  *  *  

And you’re done! Enjoy your sweets friends


To download the pattern in PDF of our Melman & Pi just go to the link below and choose the language. You can enjoy it and add it to the Tarturumies pattern collection!!

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  • Dianna smith

    one question….in your directions you say ‘climb’. i have been crocheting for many years…what does this imply ?

    • Tarturumies

      Hi Dianna,

      When we put 4ch + 1ch to climb we mean that you make 5 chains in total and that the first chain is only used to be comfortable when you start to crochet and not as the main stitch of the row.
      I hope you understand us…

      Any other question you tell us 😉

  • Hi, Thanks for this great pattern. I had a question about assebling body and head. in pattern the opening of the body is 25st, opening of the head is 24st. How to sew them toegether? Maybe opening of the head should be 24st or shall I close it at all? Thanks, Anita

    • Tarturumies

      Hi Anita 😃

      The head (part 1) ends with 12st and the body with 24st. Place the head centered on the body and let it settle. You will have to sew it securely through the round 25 of the head, to have a little more sewing base. But your quiet, you don’t need to match the same amount of stitches between both openings.

      When you finish, we would love to see your version of Melman 😉

      Any other question you tell us.
      Have a nice day!

      • Thank you:) Now it’s clear. Let’s work…

        • Tarturumies

          Great!!! We hope to see your Melman soon, greetings!

  • This pattern is so adorable!! thank you so much for sharing it =D i love the eyelid detail

    • Tarturumies

      Thank you so much Olena !!! You’re very kind ! 😀😀😀

  • Ana Carolina

    I’m in looooove with Melman and Pi! Can’t wait to make them for me! Thank you so much!!! <3

    • Tarturumies

      Great Ana Carolina! When you make them, you can show to us, if you want =)

      • Ana Carolina

        Oh, be sure, I will!!! Ü

  • Margaret Gilbert

    why can I not het pattern in English