Ok, I have quite a lot of notes/adjustments on this pattern by Elizabeth Mareno.
I did use a chunky yarn instead of worsted, and I ended up using somewhat more than 1 skein of Lion Brand Hometown.
Head: Made as written in pattern (ignore the stitch counts in parentheses because they apparently are a little wonky/not quite right)
Eyebrows/Eyes/Teeth: Not made. Could not understand, for the life of me, what the eyebrow directions meant. I prefer a pretty safety eye anyway. No teeth embroidery either as it creeped me out a little.
Neck and Body: All rounds made as usual except multiple rounds of SC around were omitted. Meaning that, where noted, I made one row of single crochets but then did not make the next one or two rounds of single crochet (ex: R10-12, I only made R10 and then skipped to R13).
Front Arms: Not made as written. I ended up with teeny little sticks for arms because I liked it better.
Round 1: Ch 2, 3 SC in 2nd ch from hook
Round 2-4: SC around.
F/O (Make 2)
Back Legs: Made 2 of the Left Leg pattern but fastened off after round 7 (did not work 8 or 9). Sewed on both legs using same technique as my hippo - more underneath the body than sticking out from the sides.
He's very front heavy and can't stand up on his own :( But this is what I think of, haha!
Ok, ok, enough of the tiny arm jokes. At least he ended up cute in the end!