Safari Edition: Klaus the Crocodile + Poppi the Hippo


This is an 17 page PDF pattern instant download. It’s written in English with US crochet terminology, and includes both written instructions and step-by-step photos.

Skill level
Advanced beginner. This pattern contains step-by-step photos of special stitches, as well as detailed instructions. Every pattern I design has been tested and proofread, but if you still have questions, ask me!

English with US terminology

Materials needed

  • 2.5mm crochet hook

  • 8mm safety eyes

  • Polyfill stuffing

  • Tapestry needle

  • Stitch marker

  • Pins (optional)

About Klaus the Crocodile
Klaus has an oobly-woobly belly, and loves to share food with friends. When he’s not snacking, he likes to bask in the sun and sing! His favorite song goes a little something like this:

I love foodsies, yes I do!
If I’m hungry, then I’m blue.
I’m not picky, no siree,
Fill my jaws up, one, two, three!

8 in (20 cm) tall if you use sport weight DK yarn with a 2.5mm crochet hook.


  • 140 yds dark green sport-weight DK yarn

  • 5 yds light green sport-weight DK yarn


About Poppi the Hippo
Poppi was born in the water, and has been in love with it ever since. She plays in the water, sleeps underwater, and ah, if only she didn’t have to head to shore to munch on her favorite grasses, life would be perfect!

6.75 in (17.1 cm) tall if using sport-weight DK yarn with a 2.5mm crochet hook. But you can use any yarn weight and crochet hook size you want, she’ll just grow bigger or smaller!


  • 154 yds purple sport-weight DK yarn

  • 6 yds pink sport-weight DK yarn