The snow is melting. The sun is shining. The birds are singing. Spring has finally arrived in these parts and I couldn’t be happier! This warm weather is coaxing animals out of hibernation and one such animal is a fuzzy little mammal I have named Mr. Hedgehog.
He likes to sniff around my desk, bumping into crochet hooks and erasers. Sometimes he just plops himself on my keyboard and stares at me with his cute little eyes. Just look at him!
The idea to make his body fuzzy was more of an experiment to see if the same technique would work for another project I’m currently designing. I thought about just crocheting a simple square to experiment with but I was more curious about how it would work on a three-dimensional object, stuffed with fibrefill. All I did was brush the little hedgehog with an old hair brush until I was satisfied with the fuzz. And out of a successful experiment I came out with an adorable desk pet to keep me company while I create.
Mr. Hedgehog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
-Worsted weight (4) yarn such as Bernat Super Value in Clay and Taupe
-Size 3.00mm, 3.50mm, and 3.75mm hook
-Old hair brush (bristle) or pet brush
-Fibrefill for stuffing
-Safety eyes, 6mm
-Black piece of felt and thread
Notes: Unless otherwise stated, this pattern is worked in continuous rounds using stitch markers to locate the beginning/end of a round. Work in somewhat tight stitches. All color changes start in the stitch of the previous round.
Using 3.50mm hook and Bernat – Clay
Round 1: start 6 sc in magic ring.
Ch 2 and 6 sc in second ch from hook.
Round 2: sc in each st (6 sts)
Round 3: inc in each st (12 sts)
Round 4: sc in each st (12 sts)
Round 5: [sc in next st, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (18 sts)
Switch to Taupe and 3.75mm hook
Rounds 6-7: sc in each st (18 sts)
Round 8: [sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (24 sts)
Attach felt nose with thread
Rounds 9-12: sc in each st (24 sts)
Brush body and then attach safety eyes
Round 13: [sc in next 2 sts, dec] repeat 6 times (18 sts)
Rounds 14-15: sc in each st (18 sts)
Begin to stuff body with fibrefill
Round 16: [sc in next st, dec] repeat 6 times (12 sts)
Round 17: dec 6 times (6 sts)
Continue to dec and stuff until close. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Ears – Make 2
Using 3.00mm hook and Bernat – Taupe
Ch 2, sc 4 in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off and leave tail for sewing. Attach to hedgehog and weave in ends.