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Free Rhino Crochet Pattern | Rhino Amigurumi | Hooked by Kati
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Romping Rhino | Free Crochet Pattern

This little Romping Rhino was one my first patterns. I am still very proud of him and I adore making items from my rhino pattern (especially in pink and blue). There is really nothing like a chubby unicorn (ie, rhinoceros).

This is a great beginner pattern! If you are new to amigurumi, these guys are a great place to start. They teach you how to put on legs so your creature stands up, how to position small pieces and ears, and he has some basic shaping to get you started on forming pieces in shapes other than spheres.

Free Rhino Crochet Pattern | Rhino Amigurumi | Hooked by Kati

This pattern is available as a Premium Pattern in a collection called Savannah Pals, which includes the Trumpeting Elephant as well as the Giraffe and Rhino patterns. Premium Patterns are in an ad-free, printable .pdf file. Three printable Premium Patterns for only $3.00! Available on Etsy.

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Finished rhino stands about 5 inches tall and 8 inches long.

Gauge is not important.

Beginner pattern.  Need to have knowledge of single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), single crochet increase (inc), single crochet decrease (dec), double crochet increase (dc inc), double crochet decrease (dc dec), back loops only (BLO), increases and decreases, and amigurumi stuffing and part attachment.

Supplies

About 220 yds any color Red Heart Super Saver or similar worsted weight yarn for main color (MC)

Scrap yarn any color Red Heart Super Saver or similar worsted weight yarn for horns (AC)

Polyfil

2 15mm safety eyes

Stitch markers

Furls Odyssey H (5.00mm) hook

Furls Odyssey G (4.00mm) hook

Yarn Needle

Pattern Notes

For all parts, work in continuous rounds, do not slip stitch to join.

Use stitch markers to signify the beginning of the round to help you count stitches.

Recommended: Do not weave in ends until all parts are attached to ensure correct placement.

Romping Rhino Crochet Pattern

HeadFree Rhino Crochet Pattern | Rhino Amigurumi | Hooked by Kati

Using H hook with MC, ch 7.

Rnd 1:  Inc in second chain from hook, 4 sc, inc in last chain. Working in the bottom side of the chain, inc in the 1st chain, 4 sc, inc in the last ch.  Place marker. (16)

Rnd 2: Inc, 6 st, inc in next 2 sts, 6 sc, inc in next st. Sl st to join. (20)

Rnds 3-5: Sc evenly around. (20)

Rnd 6: 15 sc, dec, 3 sc. (19)

Rnd 7-9: Sc evenly around. (19)

Rnd 10: Sc, [inc, 2 sc] 3 times, inc, 9 sc. (23)

Rnd 11: Sc, [inc, 3 sc] 3 times, inc, 10 sc. (27)

Rnd 12: Sc, [inc, 4 sc] 3 times, inc, 11 sc. (31)

Rnds 13-15: Sc evenly around. (31)

Attach eyes low on sides, in line with corners of nose, on row 11.

Rnd 16: [3 sc, dec] 6 times, sc. (25)

Rnd 17: [2 sc, dec] 6 times, sc. (19)

Rnd 18: [sc, dec] 6 times, sc. (13)

Stuff.

Rnd 19: 6 dec, sc. (7)

Using needle, thread through the back loop of all 7 stitches. Pull tight to close.  Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Body

Using H hook with MC, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second chain from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 7-11: Sc evenly around. (36)

Rnd 12: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 13: Sc evenly around. (30)

Rnd 14: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 15-19: Sc evenly around. (24)

Start Stuffing.

Rnd 20: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 21: Sc evenly around. (30)

Rnd 22: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 23-27: Sc evenly around. (36)

Rnd 28: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 29: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 30: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 31: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Finish stuffing

Rnd 32: 6 dec. (6)

Using needle, thread through the back loop of all 6 stitches. Pull tight and tie off to close. Bind off and weave in ends.

Legs

Make 4

Using H hook with MC, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 8 sc in second chain from hook. (8)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (16)

Rnd 3: (BLO) Sc evenly around. (16)

Rnd 4-7: Sc evenly around. (16)

Stuff. Bind off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Ears

Make 2

Using G hook with MC, ch 4, leaving a long tail at beginning.

Row 1: 5 dc in 4th ch from hook. Turn. (6)

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next st, 4 dc, dc inc in top of starting chain.  Turn. (8)

Row 3: Ch 2, 7 dc. Turn. (8)

Row 4: Ch 2, dc, dc dec in next 2 sts, 2 dc. Turn. (6)

Row 5: Ch 2, dc dec in next 2 sts, dc. Turn. (4)

Row 6: Ch 2, dc dec, dc.  (3)

Bind off. Weave in this end. The ear will fold slightly at the widest point.

 

Short Horn

Using H hook with AC, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 4 sc in second chain from hook. (4)

Rnd 2: [inc, sc] twice. (6)

Rnd 3: [inc, 2 sc] twice. (8)

Rnd 4: Sc evenly around. (8)

Stuff.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Long Horn

Using H hook with AC, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 4 sc in second chain from hook. (4)

Rnd 2: Sc evenly around. (4)

Rnd 3: [inc, sc] twice. (6)

Rnd 4: Sc evenly around. (6)

Rnd 5: [inc, 2 sc] twice. (8)

Rnd 6-8: Sc evenly around. (8)

Stuff.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Free Rhino Crochet Pattern | Rhino Amigurumi | Hooked by Kati

Assembly

  1.       Attach long horn centered on the end of snout, just after Round 2.
  2.       Attach short horn in line with long horn, one round apart.
  3.       Using the long tail left at the beginning of the ears, attach them on the side of the head. Face the curve of the ears forward.
  4.       Attach the legs on the rounded ends of the body, one stitch apart.
  5.       Attach head to the body, tilted down so the nose almost touches the ground.

Finishing

Tail

Using G hook and MC, ch 7. Bind off with a long tail for sewing. Pull both ends tight. Fray the end of the shorter tail and cut frays to the length you want. Use the longer tail and a needle to sew the tail in place. Weave in ends.

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