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Hoppity from CBeebies Bing

Korey loves watching Bing on CBeebies (well, we all do really) and he loves Hoppity Voosh!  He asked me to make it for him.  Although, he didn’t want the pink in the ears nor the picture on Hoppity’s tummy - so I left these out.  I think he just got a bit impatient and couldn’t wait any longer for me to finish him because he really wanted to start vooshing.  Korey loves Hoppity and Voosh’s him all over the house!


The finished size of Hoppity from top of ears to tip of toes is approx. 10½″ (27cm).


I mainly worked in UK Double Crochet/dc [US Single Crochet/sc] and it required working in the round.  I worked the body all in one, then the arms, legs, ears and cape separately.  The cape is also removable.


For yarn, crochet hook and abbreviation conversions click - “Crochet Conversion Charts”.


Hoppity yarn

Robin Double Knit/DK (shade - Light Blue 047).

1 x 100g (3.5oz/328yds/300m) ball.

Weight category: UK DK [US 3/Light Worsted/DK].

Tension/gauge: 24 stitches x 32 rows = 4″ (10cm) on size 3.25mm/UK 10 [US D/3] - 4mm/UK 8 [US G/6] hook.

The crochet hook I used was a 4mm/UK 8 [US G/6].


I would give the Robin yarn a 3 out of 5 for the following reasons:-

- It was easy to work;

- There is a large choice of colours available;

- The feel of it wasn’t brilliantly soft but does get softer and floppy after washing.  It would make great cardigan’s, jumpers and accessories;

- The cost of yarn is very reasonable - I paid about £1.79 per 100g ball;

- Would I use this yarn again? YES.


Hoppity’s cape yarn

Knitting Essentials Poundland (shade - Red).

1 x 50g (1.75oz/150yds/137m) balls.

Weight category: UK DK [US 3/Light Worsted/DK].

Tension/gauge: 22 stitches x 30 rows = 4″ (10cm) on size 4mm/UK 8 [US G/6] hook.

The crochet hook I used was a 4mm/UK 8 [US G/6].


I would give the Knitting Essentials Poundland yarn 4 out of 5 for the following reasons:-

- It was really easy to work with;

- There is a reasonable choice of colours available (if your local store stocks yarn anymore);

- It is really soft once made up and washed;

- It is hard wearing;

- The only downside is that it is not the softest yarn around and stock in stores is unreliable, which is why I gave it a four;

- It is very cost effective at £1 per 50g ball, usually on a 3 for 2 offer, making them approx. £0.67p per ball;

- Would I use this yarn again? YES.



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