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​Woodland Crochet Hedgehog

Susan
Susan
Jan 23, 2020 10:46 PM
​Woodland Crochet Hedgehog

YOU WILL NEED:

Size F hook 3.75mm
Lion Brand Fishermans Wool in Oatmeal or Comparable Worsted Weight Yarn
Lion Brand Fun Fur
Safety eyes (6mm)
Small amount of black felt (for nose), small amount of grey felt (for eyes)
Tapestry needle
Black thread or embroidery thread
Small cut of fabric for bow (optional)
Hot glue gun (optional for bow tie)
Brown eye shadow (optional to add dimension to outer eye)
Polyfil to stuff

Hedgehog start pattern

Mark the beginning of your rounds with a stitch marker or piece of yarn
The head and body portion are worked in one piece from the top – down.
With your size F hook and worsted weight yarn, ch 2
Round 1: Make 6 sc in second chain from hook. Place a stitch marker at beginning of round, and move each round to keep track of your rounds.
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12 stitches)
Round 3: 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch. (18 stitches)
Round 4: 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next two stitches (24 stitches)
Round 5: 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next three stitches (30 stitches)
Round 6-12 Sc in each stitch around.
Round 13 Sc 2 together, sc in next stitch. Repeat around. (20 stitches)
Round 14 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch. Repeat around. (30 stitches)
Round 15 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next two stitches. Repeat around. (40 stitches)
At any point now, you can attach the eyes and nose. (See instructions for each below) You can also begin to fill the head with the stuffing. He’s pretty ugly at this point, but he will get cuter as you go!
Round 16-21 Sc in each stitch around.
Round 22 Sc 2 together, sc in next two. Repeat around (30 stitches)
Round 23 Sc 2 together, sc in next stitch. Repeat around (20 stitches)
Round 24 Sc in each stitch around – make sure he is stuffed as much as possible now!
Round 25 Sc 2 together around. Repeat around.(10 stitches)
Round 26 Sc 2 together around (5 stitches), Pull Tight, Tie Off, Weave in all ends

Adding the furry back

Hold your hedgehog so you are looking at her/his profile. Count three stitches straight out from the eye. You can place a stitch marker here if needed. Now from that point, go straight down the body to the bottom of the hedgehog. You will begin here to attach the fun fur.
This is a sketch from when I was trying to come up with the face and design of the hedgehog. You can get an idea of what I mean about crocheting the fur on the back half of the body. See the little sketch of the body, and where the fur goes? Just work up, and down, single crocheting almost in a rainbow pattern until you fill the entire back with fur.
Attach the fun fur with your Size F hook, and single crochet along the surface of the body making a “line” across the mid-point and around (sort of like a rainbow) the hedgehog. Work back and forth, up each side, then down the other side, until you cover the entire back of the hedgehog with fun fur single crochet stitches. Using your fingers “fluff” the fur. Add some extra fur on the forehead, bringing the fur portion down closer to the eyes. The fur is very forgiving! Tie off and weave in, or just cut your ends. You can’t find them in all that fur. I cut the fur a bit around the face so that it wasn’t in the hedgehog’s eyes. He he!

Hedgehog Eyes:

With grey felt, cut two small rain drop shapes approximately 1/2″ long. Make a small slit near the pointy end where you will put your safety eyes through with washer. Place eyes 5 stitches apart, in center front of hedgehog. They should be 3 stitches up from the increase portion, or the bottom of the head/face. I also put a small amount of brown eye shadow around the outer and under portion of the eyes. It just seemed to give it a bit more character and dimension. Optional: I followed Stephanie’s method at All About Ami and tied my safety eyes to a length of yarn and tied it to the back of the head firmly. When stuffed, this creates a more realistic eye by indenting them a bit into the head.

Hedgehog Feet:

Ch 2
Rd 1 Make 6 sc into 2nd ch from hook
Rd 2 Make 2 sc into each sc around (12 stitches)
Tie off, fold in half. Seam closed with tapestry needle.
Make two of these feet.
Attach to bottom of hedgehog.

Hedgehog Nose

Ch 2
Rd 1 Make 3 sc in 2nd chain from hook, slip st to join, tie off, attach with tapestry needle to bottom center of hedgehog’s face.
Cut out an oval from your black felt, 1/2″ inch wide. Attach with needle and thread to end of nose.

Hedgehog Arms

Ch 2
Row 1 Make 3 sc into 2nd chain from hook, ch 1, turn
Row 2 sc across
Tie off. Fold in half and seam with tapestry needle.
Attach to body, 2 stitches in from the fur, and 5 stitches down from bottom of the eye.

Bow Tie – Optional

Cut a length of fabric 2″ long and 1″ wide. Pinch together and use hot glue, or needle and thread to secure. Wrap a second thin cut of fabric around the middle of the bow. Secure. Attach with needle and thread to the hedgehog’s head.
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Jessica
Jan 24, 2020 09:16 AM
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What a nice toy!
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Gracie
Jan 24, 2020 09:39 AM
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What a cutie
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Zara
Jan 24, 2020 10:10 AM
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My grandchildren will love this small hedgehog
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Susan
Jan 25, 2020 11:40 AM
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For sure!
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