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Category Scheepjes Publications, Soft Toys, Children, YARN - The After Party
Suggested yarn Sweetheart Soft Brush, Twinkle, Stone Washed, Catona 25g
Type Cuddly toy
Technique crochet
Sizes 80 x 80cm (31.5 x 31.5in)
Languages dutch english-uk english-us german french swedish spain
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YARN - The After Party 55 Hilda Hippo Cuddle Blanket

By Tessa van Riet-Ernst

The Hilda Hippo Cuddle Blanket by Tessa van Riet-Ernst has been designed for snuggling, cuddling, and being tucked in tight beside your little one at night. She is also known for being a great play-mate, keeping your children and toddlers occupied when out and about, and for keeping the boogie monster away during sleep time.

Made from our wonderfully soft and fluffy Scheepjes Sweetheart Soft Brush yarns, Hilda is both a delight to hold onto and perfect against delicate skin. The details are crocheted using a combination of Scheepjes Twinkle, Stone Washed and Catona yarns, together giving Hilda a unique, textured finish. Once complete, Hilda measures 80 x 80cm. The perfect project for gifting to new parents!

Scheepjes Sweetheart Soft Brush is a beautiful variant of the popular yarn Scheepjes Sweetheart Soft. It has the same familiar super-soft touch as Sweetheart Soft but with a subtle painted fleck and is particularly suitable for crocheting or knitting baby’s garments and stuffed toys.


  • Scheepjes Sweetheart Soft Brush (100% Polyester; 400g/153m)
    527 x 4 balls
  • Scheepjes Twinkle (75% Cotton, 25% Polyester; 50g/130m)
    912 x 1 ball
  • Scheepjes Stone Washed (78% Cotton, 22% Acrylic; 50g/130m)
    824 Turquoise x 1 ball
  • Scheepjes Catona (100% Mercerised Cotton; 25g/62.5m)
    Yarn A: 402 Silver Green x 1 ball
    Yarn B: 385 Crystalline x 1 ball
    Yarn C: 173 Buebell x 1 ball
    Yarn D: 105 Bridal White x 2 balls
  • 3mm, 3.5mm, 4.5mm, 6mm, 8mm and 9mm crochet hooks
  • 20mm black safety eyes
  • White felt 10 x 10cm
  • Polyester filling
  • Stitch markers

The pattern for the Hilda Hippo Cuddle Blanket, designed by Tessa van Riet-Ernst, is featured in YARN - The After Party 55. This issue of YARN - The After Party is available as a printed booklet in English (UK), Dutch, German and Swedish via Scheepjes retailers, or as a digital download via Ravelry in these languages plus English (US), French and Spanish.

About the designer

Tessa van Riet-Ernst is the wonderful designer behind Woolytoons! Having created her own signature twist on the Cuddle Blanket by incorporating a plush stuffed toy into her designs, it’s no wonder her Cuddle Blanket books have fast become bestsellers. In love with the infinite possibilities of a humble ball of yarn, she has gladly made crochet both her full-time profession and hobby, having taught crochet and given many workshops in the past as well as released numerous Amigurumi books, playful patterns and more. To discover more of Tessa’s work, head to her website (Dutch only).

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