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Mr. Hedgehog

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!

Hedgehog 1 - Pops de Milk Hedgehog 2 - Pops de Milk

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.

Want to make a hedgehog? Pattern is below or if you want to support my crocheting efforts you can buy the pattern in my Shop.

-Worsted yarn in Bernat 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 colour 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 Bernat – 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.

21 thoughts on “Mr. Hedgehog

  1. OMG. He’s so cute! I can’t get enough of this little guy. You did a terrific job! Thanks for sharing him. 😉
    Can’t wait to see more of your awesome crochet designs!

  2. OMG!!! This is the cutest crochet creature I’ve ever seen!!! Thanks so much for posting. I really, really, REALLY appreciate it

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this! Mr. Hedgehog is adorable! I was wondering if I could sell the hedgehogs I make from the pattern at a farmer’s market?

    1. Thanks Phoebe! You may definitely sell at a farmer’s market, I just ask that you please include a tag or note crediting me as the designer. Good luck!

  4. What is your sharing policy for this pattern? Can I sell hedgehogs I make in my Etsy shop (with credit to you for the pattern of course)?

  5. Thank you for this pattern! I made mine this afternoon and I LOVE it! Such an easy quick project x

  6. I love this pattern. I was wondering if you would be able to provide a pattern for a bigger Mr. Hedgehog or if you would be able to tell us what the calculation would be to make him bigger. I would love to make a whole hedgehog family with this pattern being the baby. I would like the mom to be about twice as big and the dad to be almost three times as big. Any suggestions? Thank you so much!

    1. OMG my heart just melted at this idea!! At the moment, the only thing I can think of doing is using a bigger hook and two strands of yarn together. But now you’ve inspired and motivated me to tweak the pattern to make a bigger hedgehog 😀 So stay tuned for that!

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