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How to Make an Amigurumi Hedgehog
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How to Make an Amigurumi Hedgehog

Difficulty Intermediate
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1+ Days

Nugget the Hedgehog can't wait to wake up for Spring when they get to see all of the flowers appearing in the gardens and can start exploring again. 

 

Crochet this cuddly hedgehog this Spring and join Nugget in exploring the garden. 

 

Design by @irenestrange

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You will also need:

12mm Safety Eyes

 

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Hold the yarn double throughout for a cuddly hedgehog. 

The body is worked from the bottom up with increases and decreases creating the shape.

Spikes and details are made separately and sewn onto the body. Arms and feet are not stuffed, but feel free to add a bit of stuffing if you prefer.  

Nose

Make in Brown.

Rnd 1: start 6dc in a magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: dc around [6]

Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing.

Cheeks

Make 2 in Barbie Pink.

Rnd 1: start 6dc in a magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st [12]

Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing.

Body

Start in Peach.

Rnd 1: start 6dc in a magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st [12]

Rnd 3: (inc in next st, 1dc) repeat 6 times [18]

Rnd 4: (inc in next st, 2dc) repeat 6 times [24]

Rnd 5: (inc in next st, 3dc) repeat 6 times [30]

Rnd 6: (inc in next st, 4dc) repeat 6 times [36]

Rnd 7: (inc in next st, 5dc) repeat 6 times [42]

Rnd 8: (inc in next st, 6dc) repeat 6 times [48]

Rnd 9: (inc in next st, 7dc) repeat 6 times [54]

Rnd 10: (inc in next st, 8dc) repeat 6 times [60]

Rnd 11-15: dc around - 5 rounds

Rnd 16: (inv dec, 8dc) repeat 3 times, 30dc [57]

Rnd 17: (inv dec, 7dc) repeat 3 times, 30dc [54]

Rnd 18-19:  dc around - 2 rounds

Rnd 20: 9dc, 3dc in next st, 44dc [56]

Rnd 21: 10dc, 3dc in next st, 45dc [58]

Rnd 22: 11dc, 3dc in next st, 46dc [60]

Rnd 23: 11dc, inc 3 times, 46dc [63]

Rnd 24: dc around.

Rnd 25: 11dc, inv dec 3 times, 46dc [60]

Rnd 26: 5dc, (inv dec, 3sc) repeat 3 times, 39dc [57]

Rnd 27-31: dc around - 5 rounds

Change to Mint Green.

Rnd 32-33: dc around - 2 rounds

Add safety eyes between Rnds 25-26, either side of the nose.

Rnd 34: (inv dec, 7dc) repeat 3 times, 30dc [54]

Rnd 35: (inv dec, 7dc) repeat 6 times [48]

Rnd 36: (inv dec, 6dc) repeat 6 times [42]

Rnd 37: (inv dec, 5dc) repeat 6 times [36]

Rnd 38: (inv dec, 4dc) repeat 6 times [30]

Rnd 39: (inv dec, 3dc) repeat 6 times [24]

Add plenty of toy stuffing.

Rnd 40: (inv dec, 2dc) repeat 6 times [18]

Rnd 41: (inv dec, 1dc) repeat 6 times [12]

Rnd 42: inv dec 6 times [6]

Fasten off, pick up all the front loops and pull tight to close.

Arms

Make 2 in Peach.

Rnd 1: start 6dc in a magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: (inc in next st, 2dc) repeat 2 times [8]

Rnd 3-8: dc around - 6 rounds

Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing. 

 

Feet

Make 2, start in Brown.

Rnd 1: start 6dc in a magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: (1dc, 3dc in next st, 1dc) repeat 2 times [10]

Rnd 3: dc around [10]

Rnd 4: inv dec 2 times, 1dc, change to Peach, 5dc [8]

Rnd 5-7: dc around - 3 rounds

Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing.

Spikes

Make 22 in Mint Green, 7 in Pistachio, 3 in Barbie Pink, 3 in Brown. Add as many more spikes as you like!

Ch11, start 2nd ch from hook, work on both sides of the chain.

Row 1: 8tr, 5tr in last ch, 8tr, turn [21]

Row 2: ch1, 3dc, 3htr, 4dc, 3dc in next st, 4dc, 3htr, 3dc [23]

Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing.

 

To assemble

Start by pinning the cheeks, nose, arms and feet onto the front of the body. Stitch in place.

 

Embroider a little smile under the nose with 1 strand of brown. 

 

Pin 7 of the Mint Green spikes evenly around the body, with the spikes overlapping the colour change. The tips of each spike will naturally want to curl up. Stitch down the first row of spikes.

 

Arrange the next row a little behind the first, offset the spikes to overlap the gaps. Mix up the colours however you like and stitch down.

 

Carry on adding more spikes until there is just room enough for a few more along the spine, pin the last few spikes with the shape pointing up.

 

Secure all the spikes in place by catching each spike from the underside somewhere along the middle, to stop them from flopping over. 

 

Weave in all ends to finish.

 

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