Crochet Pattern: Trundle the Hedgehog Applique

By Amy – 2 Comments
For my second hedgehog appliqué I give you Trundle! (If you missed Hedgerly then click the link to check him out.) There are many ways to create simple little animals with basic crochet stitches. For this little guy, you crochet the body row by row by creating a half circle with picots for texture. Add the head and feet to the body with simple slip stitches, and an easy embroidery technique called the French knot for the eye. It’s great fun and you just can’t go wrong choosing hedgehogs! Trundle the Hedgehog

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 2” (5 cm) x 3” (7.5 cm)

Materials:
Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 5 yards of color A and 2 yards of color B)
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
Crochet thread for eyes and nose
Cross-stitch needle

crochet yarn size 4

Gauge:
3 sc = 1’’
3 rows = 1’’
Gauge Swatch: 1’’w x 1’’h ( 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm) ch 4.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 3 sc
Row 2 – 3: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 3 sc
Finish off.

Special Stitches
Picot: ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook

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Crochet Pattern: Trundle the Hedgehog Applique

Body
Row 1: with color A, ch 3, (sc, dc) in second ch from hook, (dc, sc) in last ch: 4 sts
Row 2: ch 1, turn, (sc, dc) in next st, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, (dc, sc) in last st: 8 sts
Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in next st, picot, sc in next st, (sc, picot, dc) in next st, (dc, picot, dc) in each of next 2 sts, (dc, picot, sc) in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, sc evenly along bottom, sl st in first sc: 18 sts

Head and Feet
Row 1: with wrong side facing, join color B in twelfth st on Row 3, ch 4, sl st in first ch, sc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, sl st in fifteenth st on body, ch 3, sl st in same st as last sl st, sl st in next st, (sl st, ch 3, sl st) in next st, sl st in last sts: 4 sts, 2 ch-3 spaces
Finish off.

Use thread to make a french knot for the eye and stitch nose.

Let me know if you run into any problems! I’ll do what I can to help.

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2 Comments

  1. LitlBits15 says:

    This is PERFECT! One of my daughters loves hedgehogs…to the point where she almost bought one as a pet….
    Think I’ll make this and make a pin back on it for her…

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