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Amigurumi Hedgehog

Few facts..

- A baby hedgehog is called a hoglet

- Hedgehogs have about 5,000 to 6,500 spines at any one time

- Hedgehogs are nocturnal animals, often sleep during the day

in a nest or under bushes and shrubs before coming out to feed at night.

Crochet Hedgehog



You will need:

Cotton yarn skin/powder/light brown color - body (more then 25g)

Cotton yarn blue color

Cotton yarn black color

Cotton yarn brown color (for the hair)

Cotton yarn yellow color (for the vest)

Cotton yarn red color (for the mouth)

Crochet hook 3.5mm

Needle for sewing

Fiberfill

Safety eyes

Wire (optional)


Stitch guide:

CLICK FOR BASIC CROCHET STITCHES

chain (ch): Yarn over and pull through loop.

Single crochet (sc): Insert hook in stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and draw through 2 loops.

Half double crochet (hdc): Yarn over, insert hook in stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and draw through all loops.

Slip stitch (slst): Insert hook in stitch yarn over and pull through 2 loops.

Single crochet increase (inc): 2 single crochet in the same stitch follow the instructions.

Single crochet decrease (dec): insert hook in front loop of the next 2 stitches. Yarn over draw through 2 loops.

Back loop only (blo): crocheting in the back loop only

front loop only (flo): crocheting in the front loop only


Doll size: 8.25 inch (21 cm)

Notes:

This pattern is worked in a continuous spiral without closing off each round. Please mark the first stitch of each round and move the marker up as you work.


The pattern:



Legs (make 2):


With blue color

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (MR)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc across (12)

Rnd 3: (sc in next 1 stitch, inc) repeat 6 times (18)

Rnd 4: (sc in next 5 stitches, inc) repeat 3 times (21)

Rnd 5: sc in the next 5 stitches, hdc in the next 11 stitches, sc in the next 5 stitches (21)

Rnd 6: sc in the next 5 stitches, hdc in the next 11 stitches, sc in the next 5 stitches (21)

Rnd 7: 21 sc (21)

Rnd 8: sc in the next 6 stitches, dec repeat 5 times, sc in the next 5 stitches (16)

Rnd 9: sc in the next 4 stitches, dec repeat 4 times, sc in the next 4 stitches, change to skin/powder/light brown color in the last stitch (12)

Rnd 10: sc in the next 4 stitches, dec repeat 2 times, sc in the next 4 stitches (10)

Rnd 11-17: 10 sc, repeat for 7 rounds (10)

Don't fasten off and cut the yarn after finishing the second leg, continue with the body color (skin/powder/light brown), stuff the legs with fiberfill and continue crocheting the body


Body :

Continue with the second leg (right)


Rnd 1: ch 3, sc to the other leg 6 stitches before the last stitch of the leg , sc in the next 9 stitches (around the leg), 3 sc in the ch 3, back to the starting leg, sc in the next 10 stitches (23)


Rnd 2: 3 sc in the ch 3, 23 sc around the body (26)

Rnd 3: (inc) repeat 4 times, sc in the next 22 stitches (30)

Rnd 4: sc in the next 18 stitches, sc blo in the next 2 stitches, sc in the next 10 stitches (30)

Rnd 5: sc in the next 17 stitches, sc blo in the next 4 stitches, sc in the next 9 stitches (30)

Rnd 6: sc in the next 16 stitches, sc blo in the next 6 stitches, sc in the next 8 stitches (30)

Rnd 7: sc in the next 15 stitches, sc blo in the next 8 stitches, sc in the next 7 stitches (30)

Rnd 8: sc in the next 14 stitches, sc blo in the next 10 stitches, sc in the next 6 stitches (30)

Rnd 9: sc in the next 14 stitches, sc blo in the next 10 stitches, sc in the next 6 stitches (30)

Rnd 10: sc in the next 8 stitches, dec, sc in the next 4 stitches, sc blo in the next 4 stitches, dec blo, sc blo in the next 5 stitches, sc in the next 3 stitches, dec (27)

Rnd 11: sc in the next 7 stitches, dec, sc in the next 4 stitches, sc blo in the next 3 stitches, dec blo, sc blo in the next 5 stitches, sc in the next 2 stitches, dec (24)

Rnd 12: (sc in next 2 stitches, dec) repeat 3 times, (sc blo in the next 2 stitches, dec blo) repeat 2 times, sc blo in the next 2 stitches, dec (18)

Rnd 13: (sc in next 1 stitches, dec) repeat 4 times, sc blo in the next 1 stitches, dec blo, sc in the next 1 stitches, dec (12)

Rnd 14: (sc in next 2 stitches, dec) repeat 3 times (9)

stuff the body with fiberfill



Head:



With body color (skin/light brown/powder)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (MR)

Rnd 2: 2 blo sc in each sc across (12)

Rnd 3: (sc blo in next stitch, inc blo) repeat 6 times (18)

Rnd 4: (sc blo in next 2 stitches, inc blo) repeat 6 times (24)

Rnd 5: (sc blo in next 3 stitches, inc blo) repeat 6 times (30)



Rnd 6: (sc blo in next 4 stitches, inc blo) repeat 6 times (36)

Rnd 7-12: 36 blo sc, 6 rounds (36)



Rnd 13: (sc in next 4 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (30)

Rnd 14: sc in the next 11 stitches, (sc in next 2 stitches, dec) repeat 2 times, sc in the next 11 stitches (28)

Rnd 15: sc in the next 10 stitches, (sc in next 2 stitches, dec) repeat 2 times, sc in the next 10 stitches (26)

Assemble the eyes between round 13-14, while leaving 8 stitches between the eyes, the eyes should be in the face area, in the " (sc in next 2 stitches, dec) repeat 2 times".



Rnd 16: sc in the next 9 stitches, (sc in next 2 stitches, dec) repeat 2 times, sc in the next 9 stitches (24)

Rnd 17: (sc in next 2 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (18)

Stuff the head with fiberfill while crocheting

Rnd 18: (sc in next 1 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (12)

Rnd 19: (sc in next 4 stitches, dec) repeat 2 times (10)

Rnd 20: (sc in next 3 stitches, dec) repeat 2 times (8)

Rnd 21: (dec) repeat 4 times (4)


Nose:


With brown color

Rnd 1: 4 sc in magic ring (MR)

Rnd 2: (sc in next 1 stitches, inc) repeat 2 (6)

Assemble the nose to the head:





Ears (make 2):


With body color

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (MR)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc across (12)

Rnd 3: (sc in next 2 stitches, dec) repeat 3 times (9)

Rnd 4: 9 sc (9)

Fasten off leaving yarn for sewing.

Assemble the ears and the nose to the head, in the first round of the blo, above the eyes:





Spines:

With brown color, sc to the last stitch of round 11 of the head (one round before the last blo round), work in the flo with the following pattern, ch 3, slst to the second stitch from the hook, slst to the next stitch in the head, repeat in this pattern around all the free front loops





Do the same in the back of the Hedgehog




Assemble the head to the body, use wire for extra stability (optional):





Arms (make 2):


With body color

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (MR)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc across (12)

Rnd 3: (sc in next 4 stitches, dec) repeat 2 times (10)

Rnd 4: (sc in next 3 stitches, dec) repeat 2 times (8)

Rnd 5-12: 8 sc, 8 rounds (8)

Fasten off leaving yarn for sewing, do not fiberfill the arms.

Assemble the arms to the body:


Embroider the face:

whiskers, eyebrows, mouth, I used 2 strings of the yarn (split)





Vest:



With Yellow color

Row 1: ch 33

Row 2: from the second stitch from the hook sc in the next 32 stitches, ch 1, turn (32)

Row 3: sc in the first stitch, inc, sc next 28 stitches, inc, sc in the last stitch, ch 1, turn (34)

Row 4-5: (34 sc, ch 1, turn ), repeat for 2 rows (34)

Row 6: dec, sc next 30 stitches, dec, ch 1, turn (32)

Row 7: dec, sc next 28 stitches, dec, ch 1, turn (30)

Row 8: dec, sc next 3 stitches, ch 5 (for the arms space), skip 4 stitches, sc in the next 12 stitches, ch 5, skip 4 stitches, sc in the next 3 stitches, dec, ch 1, turn

Row 9: dec, sc next 2 stitches, 5 sc in the space of the ch 5 from the previous row, sc in the next 12 stitches, 5 sc in the space of the ch 5 from the previous row, sc in the next 2 stitches, dec, ch 1, turn (28)

Row 10: dec, sc next 24 stitches, dec, ch 1, turn (26)

Row 11: slst around all the vest




Done 🦔🦔🦔🦔🦔🦔🦔























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