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Hedgehog Amigurumi – Free Crochet Pattern

This is a free crochet pattern for my little curled up hedgehog amigurumi. It’s a fun little project, ideal for intermediate and practiced crocheters.

Some of you lovely people suggested I’d add some woodland animal amigurumis to the family and I love the idea! The hedgehog is the first of them and there will be many to follow.

Hedgehog Amigurumi - Free Crochet Pattern | stellasyarnuniverse.com

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This pattern is written in American crochet terms. You can find a conversion chart below.

I’m using U.S. crochet terms in this tutorial. You can find a conversion chart to British and German terms on my blog, where you can also find my free written pattern:

Crochet Conversion Chart

Materials and tools you need

DK/light worsted weight yarn in pink or brown and beige (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Ballet Pink and Banana Cream)

Aran/worsted weight yarn in beige and brown (I used Rico Creative Aran in Brown and Clay)

Black embroidery floss

2.5mm / B-1 or C-2 hook

Yarn needle (preferably with a bent tip)

Large eyed sewing needle

5mm safety eyes

Fiber fill

Stitch marker

Small flat pliers (optional)

Abbreviations

R = row

Rnd = round

St(s) = stitch(es)

Ch = chain

Sc = single crochet

Hdc = half double crochet

Dc = double crochet

Inc = single crochet 2 in same st

Dec = invisible decrease: Insert hook in front loops of next 2 sts, yarn over, pull through both front loops, yarn over, pull through 2 remaining loops

[…] = series of stitches to be repeated

*… = times the series of stitches is to be repeated

(…) = stitch count once round is complete

You can find the accompanying video tutorial here: 

Instructions for the hedgehog amigurumi

Make 2 forelegs in light pink

Make a magic ring leaving a long yarn end (20cm/8″).

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 6 (6)

Make a few stitches with the magic ring end in rnd 1 to make it look more like a little foot.

Make 2 hind legs in light pink

Make a magic ring leaving a long yarn end (20m/8″).

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 6 (6)

Rnd 3: Dc 3, sc 3 (6)

Rnd 4: Sc 6 (6)

Make a few stitches with the magic ring end in rnd 1 to make it look more like a little foot.

Crochet 2 ears in beige

The ears are crocheted in rows.

Ch 4

R 1: Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (hdc, dc, hdc) in next ch, sc in last ch

Fasten off.

Crochet the head in beige

Rnd 1: Sc 4 in magic ring (4)

Rnd 2: [inc 1, sc 1]*2 (6)

Rnd 3: [inc 1, sc 1]*3 (9)

Rnd 4: Sc 3, inc 3, sc 3 (12)

Rnd 5: Sc 3, inc 6, sc 3 (18)

Embroider the nose with black embroidery floss and a large eyed sewing needle.

Continue where you left off with the head

Rnd 6: Sc 1 (or as many stitches as needed to get to the lower center), ch 4, sc in 3 ch (starting in 2nd), [inc 1, sc 2]*5, inc 1, sc 1 (30)

Rnd 7: Sc in 6 sts of first foreleg, sc 2, sc in 6 sts of first hind leg, sc 2 ( in other side of ch), sc 2, sc in 6 sts of second hind leg, sc 2, sc 6 in sts of second foreleg, sc in next 4 st of head, sc in next 3 sts of first ear and head together (right sides facing), sc 8, sc in next 3 sts of second ear and head together (right sides facing), sc 4 (54)

Rnd 8: Dec, sc 2, [dec 2, sc 5]*2, dec 2, sc 2, dec, sc 20 (42)

Rnd 9: [sc 5, dec]*6 (36)

Attach the safety eyes between rnd 5 and 6 with about 6 stitches space in between.

Close any gaps between legs and body.

Rnd 10: [sc 4, dec]*6 (30)

Rnd 11: [sc 3, dec]*6 (24)

Start filling the head and body with fiber fill and continue stuffing after the next 2 rnds.

Rnd 12: [sc 2, dec]*6 (18)

Rnd 13: [sc 1, dec]*6 (12)

Rnd 14: Dec 6 (6)

Fasten off and close the round.

Attach the spikes

Cut an equal amount of 8cm/3″ long pieces of Aran/worsted yarn in brown and beige. Attach one piece of yarn in between every stitch and every round, altering colours.

Once you attached spikes all around, you can give your hedgehog a hair cut. You don’t have to leave the spikes as long as I did. However don’t cut them too short, so the knots don’t come loose.

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