Hedgehog Pattern


Hedgehog Pattern

  • 4 US 5 (3.75 mm) DPN

  • 60 yards of worsted weight yarn MC

  • 20 yards of worsted weight yarn CC

  • scissors

  • stuffing

  • tapestry needle

Ears (Make 2)

CO 8 sts in CC join in round

Rnd 1: KFB (16)

Knit every round till it measures about 1/2 inches then BO weave in top end and attach to hedgehog.

Back of Body:

In MC CO 4 sts

Row 1: KFB, K2 , KFB (6)

Row 2: PFB, P4, PFB (8)

Row 3: KFB, K6, KFB (10)

Row 4: PFB, P8, PFB (12)

Work in St st for about 10 rows 2 inches from cast on, end after a purl row.

Decreasing

Row 1: SSK, K8, K2tog (10)

Row 2: P2tog, P6, P2tog (8)

Row 3: SSK, K4, K2tog (6)

Row 4: P2tog, P2, P2tog (4)

Body:

Continued from back of body

Knit the 4 sts on the needle, on same needle, pick up 10 sts around back of body, continuing around till there are 42 sts, 14 per needle

Rnd 1: * KFB, knit to the last st on needle, KFB; repeat for each needle: 16 sts per needle (48)

Repeat Rnd 1 again 18 sts per needle (54)

Knit every round alternation between pulled curl stitch and knit round till about 1 1/2 inches long. May do 1 pulled curl stitch round and 2 knit rounds for less work, doesn’t create as full look. Determine the belly of your hedgehog and always knit that needle. To make a curled stitch knit into a st and pull it to about 2 inches long, twist around finger then place back onto needle. Knit normal and curled stitch together.

Decreasing Rnds continue alternating between normal knit and curled stitches

Rnd 1: * K7, k2tog repeat 16 sts per needle (48)

Rnds 2-5: K all (4 rounds total)

Rnd 6: * K6, k2tog repeat 14 sts per needle (42)

Rnd 7: * K5, k2tog repeat 12 sts per needle (36)

Rnd 8: K all

Rnd 9: * K4, k2tog 10 sts per needle (30)

Rnd 10: K all (end on curled round)

Rnd 11: Switch to CC and stop curl stitches K All

Rnd 12: *K2tog, knit to last 2 sts on needle, K2tog repeat 8 sts per needle (24)

Rnd 13-17: K all (5 rnds) Begin stuffing as you go

Rnd 18: *K2tog, knit to last 2 sts on needle, K2tog repeat  6 sts per needle (18)

Rnd 19-21: K All (3 rnds)

Rnd 22: *K2tog, knit to last 2 sts on needle, K2tog repeat 4 sts per needle (12)

Rnd 23: K all

Rnd 24: K2tog all 2 sts per needle (6)

Finish stuffing. Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail. Pull the end through the remaining sts, gather up tight to close the hole, and stitch to secure. Weave the end to the inside and trim. Sew on nose and eyes. This cute fellow comes out to be about 5 1/2 inches long, 3 inches tall, and 3 inches wide.

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