Crochet Pattern: Hedgerly the Hedgehog Appliqué

By Amy – 2 Comments
Hedgehogs are some of the cutest creatures, and though I haven’t yet had the opportunity to get one of my own, I hear they make very good pets. As an old time collector of hedgehog paraphernalia, I thought it was about time Crochet Spot had some of its own. Crochet this adorable hedgehog using a variation of basic stitches for some basic shaping techniques. It’s simple and fun, a perfect element for that woodland blanket, pillow, or you name it! Hedgehog Applique

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 4 1/4” (11 cm) x 5 1/2” (14 cm)

Materials:
Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 5 yards of color A, 8 yards of color B, and 2 yards of color C)
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
Yarn Needle

crochet yarn size 4

Gauge:
6 sc = 2’’
7 rows = 2’’
Gauge Swatch: 2’’w x 2’’h (5 cm x 5 cm) ch 7.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 6 sc
Row 2 – 7: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 6 sc
Finish off.

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Crochet Pattern: Hedgerly the Hedgehog Appliqué

Body
Round 1: with color A, ch 13, sc in second ch from hook, dc in next 3 ch, hdc in next 3 ch, sc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch, turn to work on opposite side of ch, sc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 3 ch, dc in next 3 ch, sc in last, do not join: 21 sts
Round 2: ch 1, turn, sc in first st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, ch 3, sl st in last hdc, hdc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, ch 3, sl st in last hdc, hdc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, sc in last st: 26 sts
Round 3: change to color B, ch 1, sc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in next 6 sts (skipping ch-3), 2 hdc in each of next 5 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in last st: 35 sts
Round 4: ch 1, turn, sc in first st, skip next st, (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st) 2 times, hdc in next 7 sts, (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st) 5 times, hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, skip next st, 2 sc in last st, sc along bottom, sl st in first sc: 49 sts
Finish off.

Muzzle and Face
Round 1: with color C, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, (sc, dc, 2 sc, dc, sc) in ring: 6 sts
Finish off and sew onto face.

With color B, embroider eyes and nose with a yarn needle.

Remember, I’m right here if you have any trouble. I’ll be glad to help out where I can!

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2 Comments

  1. Kath says:

    Lovely appliqué, but PLEASE don’t keep hedgehogs as pets. They are wild creatures and need to roam. By all means put food (meaty dog/cat food or specific hedgehog food, NEVER bread and milk, they can’t digest it and it’ll make them I’ll) and water out for them and enjoy watching them.
    Sorry for the rant, but hedgies are very dear to me and I can’t bear to think of them being kept as pets!

    • Thank you Kath, for taking the consideration to inform us of these things. Believe me when I say I love animals and am always very cautious about the right way to care for them. I believe God intended for mankind to be good stewards of his creation and therefore, care for its inhabitants, such as animals, as much as it is in our power.
      Before I attempt to get any species of pet that I am not already familiar with I would take the utmost care in finding out the best way to care for it. 🙂

      Thanks again,
      Amy

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