Crochet Pattern: Hedgehog Potholder

By Amy – 2 Comments
If I’ve said it once… I’ll have to say it again. Hedgehogs are too cute! Their rotund bodies, spiky fur, and little pointy noses all add up to one adorable creature. Recently I was shopping at a craft store, and while browsing the fall decorations, I found many great hedgehog things. It seems this year, hedgehogs are in! So I’ve added my own special project to the mix. This potholder is made using fairly simple instructions and basic crochet techniques. Hang it on your wall for decoration, use it in your kitchen, or give it to a friend. Be sure to let me know what you think! Hedgehog Potholder

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 8″ (20 cm) wide, 8″ (20 cm) tall

Materials:
Light Weight Yarn (approximately 60 yards of colors A and B, 5 yards of color C, 3 yards of color D)
Crochet hook G (4.00 mm)
Yarn needle

Gauge:
Rounds 1-2 in body pattern measures 1” (2.5 cm)

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Crochet Pattern: Hedgehog Potholder
Body
Round 1: with color A, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring, sl st in first sc: 6 sc
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 12 sc
Round 3: ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 18 sc
Round 4: ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 24 sc
Round 5: ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 30 sc
Round 6: ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 36 sc
Round 7: ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 42 sc
Round 8: ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 48 sc
Round 9: ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 54 sc
Round 10: ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 60 sc
Round 11: ch 2, 3 hdc in next sc, hdc in next 9 sc, 3 hdc in next sc, hdc in next 4 sc, sc in next 13 sc, hdc in next 2 sc, 3 hdc in next sc, hdc in next 2 sc, sc in next 13 sc, hdc in next 4 sc, 3 hdc in next sc, hdc in last 9 sc, sl st in first hdc: 68 sts
Round 12: ch 1, sc in next 29 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 st, sc in next 26 st, sl st in first sc: 70 sts
Round 13: change to color B, ch 2, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, repeat from * around, sl st in first hdc: 84 sts
Round 14: ch 2, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts, repeat from * around, sl st in first hdc: 98 sts
Round 15: ch 3, hdc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next 3 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts, 2 dtr in next st, dc in next st, (sl st in next 2 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next st, 2 dtr in next st, dc in next st) 4 times, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, 2 tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, (sl st in next 2 sts, dc in next st, 2 dtr in next st, tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st) 4 times, sl st in next 2 sts, dc in next st, 2 dtr in next st, tr in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in last st, sl st in first hdc: 109 sts
Finish off.

Loop
Join color B to top, two stitches from center. Sl st in next 3 sts, ch 12, sl st in one st back and in next 2 sts, finish off.

Eyes (make 2)
Round 1: with color C, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring, sl st in first sc: 6 sc
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 12 sc
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Pupils (make 2)
Round 1: with color D, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring, sl st in first sc: 6 sc
Stitch to eyes. Sew eyes to face.

Nose and Muzzle
With color B, surface crochet muzzle, using picture as reference. Repeat Pupil pattern once and sew to tip of muzzle.

Paws
Round 1: with color B, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, 8 sc in ring, sl st in first sc: 8 sc
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, (sc, dc) in next sc, sl st in next sc, (dc, sc) in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, sl st in first sc: 12 sts
Round 3: sl st in next st, ch 1, turn, sc2tog over next 2 sl st, sc2tog, leave remaining unworked: 2 sts
Round 4: ch 1, turn, sl st across: 2 sl st
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew to body.

I hope you have as much fun crocheting this as I did. If you run into any problems, let me know how I can help in the comments below and I’ll get back with you as soon as possible!

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2 Comments

  1. Emma says:

    Really cute!! I am going to make one (for decoration since I’ll be using acrylic) to hang over my stove. Later I’ll get some cotton and make another one (or two!) that can be used as actual pot holders!! Really like this little guy!

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