Saturday, 29 July 2017

Little hedgehog (multicoloured)

This is another creation in my Little Animals series (a full list can be found here). However, unlike all of the other animals I've made, this hedgehog is unlikely to fit many of the clothes designed for these animals due to the spines on its back




Difficulty:



Easy


You will need:

  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • dk yarn in whatever colours you want to make your hedgehog out of (although the spines can be made from a variety of yarn weights if you have colours you like in different weights), including black (for the facial features)
  • toy stuffing
  • a darning needle (or similar) for sewing uo
  • A smaller crochet hook to help you attach the spines (optional)


For the head and body (starting from the base):
Make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: 2sc in each st (12sc)
Round 2: sc in the first st, 2sc in the next st, rep  to end (18sc)
Round 3: sc in the first 2 sts, 2sc in the next st, rep to end. ch1, turn (24sc)
Rounds 4 - 8: (5 rounds) sc in each st (24sc)
Round 9: sc in the first 2 sts, sc2tog, rep to end (18sc)
Round 10: sc in the first st, sc2tog, rep to end (12sc)
Round 11: sc in the first st, sc2tog, rep to end (8sc)
Rounds 12 - 13: (2 rounds) sc in each st (8sc)
Round 14: 2sc in each st (16sc)
Round 15: sc in each st
Round 16: sc in the first 3 sts, 2sc in the next st, rep to end (20sc)
Round 17: sc in each st
Round 18: sc in the first 4 sts, 2sc in the next st, rep to end (24sc)
Rounds 19 - 20: (2 rounds) sc in each st
Round 23: sc in the first 2 sts, sc2tog, rep to end (18sc)
Round 24: sc in the first st, sc2tog, rep to end (12sc)
Round 25: sc2tog to end (6sc)
Fasten off

For the arms (make 2):
Make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: sc in the first st, 2sc in the next st, rep to end (9sc)
Rounds 2 - 3: (2 rounds) sc in each st (9sc)
Round 4: sc in the first st, sc2tog, rep to end (6sc)
Rounds 5 - 8: (4 rounds) sc in each st (6sc)
Fasten off

For the legs (make 2):
Make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: 2sc in each st (12sc)
Round 2: sc in the first 3 sts, 2cs in the next st, rep to end (15sc)
Rounds 3 - 4: (2 rounds) sc in each st (15sc)
Round 5: sc2tog 3 times, sc in the last 9 sts (12sc)
Round 6: sc in the first 2 sts, sc2tog, rep to end (9sc)
Rounds 7 - 9: (3 rounds) sc in each st (9sc)
Fasten off

stuff the legs and sew them to the underside of the body, then lightly stuff the hand section of the arms and sew them to the shoulders of the hedgehog

For the snout:

Make a magic loop with 4sc
Round 1: sc in each st (4sc)
Round 2: 2sc in each st (8sc)
Round 3: sc in the first st, 2sc in the next st, rep to end (12sc)
Round 4: sc in the first 2sts, 2sc in the next st, rep to end (16sc)
Fasten off

Sew the snout to the front of the face, stuffing it lightly as you sew

For the ears (make 2):

Make a magic loop with 4sc
Round 1: 2sc in each st (8sc)
Rounds 2 - 3: (2 rounds) sc in each st (8sc)
Fasten off

Sew the ears onto either side of the face just about the snout

For the spines:
cut around 400 strips of yarn approximately 15 cm (6 inches) long  (This is the length I made them but you can make them longer or shorter to achieve your desired effect, as well as adding more or fewer)
Attach them to the back of your hedgehog by folding them in half and using a crochet hook to pull the folded end through your crochet, before threading the opposite end through the loop this makes, as shown below.





Finally use the black yarn to embroider two eyes and a nose onto your hedgehog.



I hope you have enjoyed this pattern; if you have any suggestions for future patterns you would like me to make please tell me below or on my raverlry page. You are very welcome to sell finished products but please don't re-post this pattern or claim it as your own. Thank you!

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