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Free Pattern for Crocheted Amigurumi Hedgehog

Designer: Joanne L.

Hello…
One of the free amigurumi crochet patterns we will share today is amigurumi hedgehog designed and photos by Joanne. L.. We need a 3 mm crochet for our extremely cute hedgehog that looks almost like a ball. Our author did not forget the flower pattern on the head of the hedgehog. When it is finished, you will love it and you will not be able to gift it to anyone. Learn how to crochet this hedgehog using a free amigurumi pattern. Thanks to Joanne. L. for this cute hedgehog. Have fun…

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Materials

• Acrylic yarn in beige, dark brown and sea green
• Fuzzy yarn in dark brown
• White and yellow felt
• 2 x 8mm black brads
• 1 x 8mm doll’s eye
• Dark brown eye shadow
• Pink blush
• Cotton buds

Tools

• 3mm hook
• Darning needle
• Polyester fiberfill
• Stuffing pellets

Instructions

Description: Mimi-chan (short for Ayumi) is a baby hedgehog who loves watching the autumn leaves fall. Her weakness? Sweet, ripe apples. She enjoys clambering from tree to tree. She hopes she will grow up to become a bushy-tailed squirrel 

Abbreviations

Ch: chain
Sc: single crochet
Dc: double crochet
Dtr: double treble crochet
Inv dec: invisible decrease

AMIGURUMI HEDGEHOG CROCHET FREE PATTERN

Body

With beige yarn and a 3mm hook:
Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring {6}.
Round 2: [Inc] around {12}.
Round 3: [Inc, sc 1] around {18}.
Round 4: [Inc, sc 2] around {24}.
Round 5: [Inc, sc 3] around {30}.
Round 6: [Inc, sc 4] around {36}.
Round 7: [Inc, sc 5] around {42}.
Round 8: [Inc, sc 6] around {48}.
Round 9: [Inc, sc 7] around {54}.
Round 10: [Inc, sc 8] around {60}.
Round 11-14 (4 rounds altogether): Sc around {60}.

Change to dark brown yarn.
Round 15-20 (5 rounds altogether): Sc around {60}.
Round 21: [Inv dec, sc 8] around {54}.
Round 22: [Inv dec, sc 7] around {48}.
Round 23: [Inv dec, sc 6] around {42}.
Round 24: [Inv dec, sc 5] around {36}.
Round 25: [Inv dec, sc 4] around {30}.
Round 26: [Inv dec, sc 3] around {24}.
Round 27: [Inv dec, sc 2] around {18}.

Turn the beige part of the body towards you. This means the opening should be to the back of the doll, instead of at the bottom.
Fill with plastic pellets. This is to weigh down the doll.
Add stuffing. At this point, start shaping the doll as you would a triangle onigiri (rice ball).
Round 28: [Inv dec, sc 1] around {12}.
Round 29: [Inv dec] around {6}.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Eye
indentations

With a new strand of beige yarn and 3mm hook, thread it through a darning needle and bring it up to a spot below Round 9 of the head.
Make a horizontal backstitch and bring the yarn back down to the bottom of the body. Gently tug to create an indentation. Repeat on the other side. There should be about 10 stitches in between.
Bring yarn to the bottom of the head and trim excess.

Nose

With beige yarn and a 3mm hook:
Round 1: Sc 5 in magic ring {5}.
Round 2: [Inc] around {10}.
Round 3: Sc around{10}.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Lips

With beige yarn and a 3mm hook:
Round 1: Sc 5 in magic ring {5}.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Ears (make two)

Make 2 with beige yarn and a 3mm hook:
Round 1: Sc 7 in magic ring {7}.
Round 2: Sc around{7}.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Arms (make two)

Make 2 starting with beige yarn and a 3mm hook:
Round 1: Sc 7 in magic ring {7}.
Round 2-5 (4 rounds altogether): Sc around {7}.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Legs (make two)

Make 2 starting with beige yarn and a 3mm hook:
Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring {6}.
Round 2: [Inc] around {12}.
Round 3-4: Sc around {12}.
Round 5: Inv dec around {6}.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Flower

With sea green yarn and a 3mm hook:
Round 1: Ch 4. Slip stitch to first st to form a ring.
Round 2: *[Ch 3, 2 dtr, ss] repeat from * 3 more times. (4 petals altogether)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Creating
fuzzy hedgehog quills

With dark brown fuzzy yarn and 2.5mm hook, surface crochet with sc onto the dark brown part of the body. Using fuzzy yarn means it’s okay to make a mistake since it won’t be immediately visible.
Crochet around as you normally would in a spiral fashion and ensure you cover the entire back with fuzz.

Assembly

Cut two pieces of white felt into small crescents to match the size of the black brads.
Glue the brads and white felt in place as the eyes.
Insert the doll’s eyes (used as a nose here) into the snout piece and sew the snout in place.
Sew on the lips.
Sew on the arms, feet, and ears.
Use dark brown yarn to make eyebrows with the backstitch technique.
Glue a small yellow felt circle onto the center of the flower.
Use dark brown eyes shadow to give the eyes some depth and dimension. Apply with the help of a cotton bud.
Dab on some pink blush on the cheeks and the small center of the lips.

While you fill the body with stuffing, start shaping the doll as you would a triangle onigiri (rice ball).
Add eye indentations.
Sew on the snout and lips after gluing on the eyes in place.
Sew on the ears, arms, and feet.
Use fuzzy yarn to create hedgehog quills.
Highlight features with dark brown eye shadow and pink blusher.

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