Amigurumi Hedgehogs Free Pattern

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Today we share one free amigurumi crochet pattern again for you. As you know we share new amigurumi free patterns every day. The main crochets are amigurumi gazelles, amigurumi bears, amigurumi pola, amigurumi pandas, amigurumi penguins, amigurumi giraffes, amigurumi llama, amigurumi pigs, amigurumi bunny, amigurumi clowns, amigurumi lambs, amigurumi bees, amigurumi unicorns, amigurumi dolls, amigurumi foxes, amigurumi penguins, amigurumi dinosaurs, amigurumi elephants, amigurumi hippos, amigurumi monkeys, amigurumi cats, amigurumi dogs and more …
Todays daily new amigurumi free crochet pattern is Amigurumi Hedgehogs.
I want to give you some informations about this pattern ;

Materials:

  • Size 4 worsted weight yarn 
  • 25g choice color for overalls 
  • 15g beige 
  • Small amount of: 
    • Brown for paws/spines 
    • Choice of color for shirt/sleeves 
    • Black for nose/ Black embroidery thread for eyelashes 
  • 10.5 or 11mm  safety eyes 
  • 3.5 mm and 5 mm crochet hook 
  • Scissors 
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stuffing (Poly-Fil and Morning Glory are my top favorites!)
  • Stitch markers (optional) 

Abbreviations: US terminology

SC- Single crochet
SC INC- Single crochet increase
DC INC- Double crochet increase
INV DEC- Invisible decrease
HDC- Half double crochet
HDC INC- Half double crochet increase
Sl st- Slip stitch
CH- Chain
Rpt- Repeat

These hedgehogs measures about 14 inches from spines to feet! 
*Slowly stuff as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched. You will be working in the round, I like using a stitch marker at the beginning of each round. *You will use the 3.5 mm hook for all parts with exception of the ‘Spine hat’, which will use the 5 mm*

Legs and Body-
Make 2: Using brown

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC
Round 2: SC INC in each stitch (12)
Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next stitch, rpt around (18)
Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next stitch, rpt around (24)
Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next stitch, rpt around (30)
Round 6: SC around in the back loops only (30)
Rounds 7-8: SC around (30)
Round 9: SC in the first 9 stitches, INV DEC 6 times, SC in the last 9 stitches (24)
Round 10: SC in the first 6 stitches, INV DEC 6 times, SC in the last 6 stitches (18) Change to color for overalls
Rounds 11-24: SC around (18)
Fasten off (do not fasten off at the end of the 2nd leg, see below) 
(At the end of Round 24 on the 2nd leg, complete a SC in each of the next 6 stitches (this will line up your legs to be straight when we join. Round 25 joins the legs together and starts the body)

Round 25: Chain 3 and attach to the first leg with a SC (make sure both of your feet are facing the same direction), SC in the remaining stitches around the leg, when you reach the chain make a SC across each of the 3 chains, SC in the remaining stitches of the next leg and SC across each of the 3 chains (you will have SC on both sides of the 3 chains now) (42 SC) 

This completes your join and is where your next round will start.

Rounds 26-40: SC around (42) Change to shirt color
Round 41: SC around (42)
Round 42: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC, rpt around (36)
Round 43: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC, rpt around (30)
Round 44: SC around (30) Change to beige
Round 45: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC, rpt around (24)
Rounds 46-47: SC around (24)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing 

Head- 
With beige

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC
Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rpt around (18)
Round 4: SC in the first 2 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (24)
Round 5: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (30)
Round 6: SC in the first 4 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (36)
Round 7: SC in the first 5 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (42)
Round 8: SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (48)
Round 9: SC in the first 7 stitches, SC INC in the next, rpt around (54)
Rounds 10-18: SC around (54)

Note: Here is where we will add the eyes before we start closing the head. Insert the eyes between rows 16 and 17, 7 stitches apart. 

(Optional: Sew on eyelashes before fastening the back of your eyes)

*Stuff your head firmly as you go.

Round 19: SC in the first 7 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (48)
Round 20: SC in the first 6 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (42)
Round 21: SC in the first 5 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (36)
Round 22: SC in the first 4 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (30)
Round 23: SC in the first 3 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (24)
*Continue to stuff the head firmly
Round 24: SC in the first 2 stitches, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (18)
Round 25: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC in the next, rpt around (12)
Round 26: INV DEC around (6)
Fasten off and sew remaining part closed, weave in your end 

Nose- 
With beige

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC
Round 2: SC INC in each stitch (12)
Rounds 3-4: SC around (12)
Round 5: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, repeat around (18)
Round 6: SC around (18)
Round 7: SC in the first 6 stitches, SC INC in the next 6 stitches, and SC in each of the last 6 stitches (24)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing

Take your black yarn and tapestry needle; make a ‘V’ and pass through across as shown below. Pass through a few more times from the bottom center to the top until your nose is filled in:

Spine Hat- 

With brown and 5 mm crochet hook (this is the only piece of this pattern that will use the bigger size hook)

This part will be made as a hat that we will sew onto the head to be the spines. We will be joining each round with a slip stitch as we go. The ch 1 in each row does not count as the first stitch.

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 8 HDC, join with a sl st to the first HDC, ch 1
Round 2: HDC INC in each stitch, join with a sl st, ch 1 (16)
Round 3: HDC in the first stitch, HDC INC in the next, repeat around and join with a sl st, ch 1 (24)
Round 4: HDC in the first 2 stitches, HDC INC in the next, repeat around and join with a sl st, ch 1 (32)
Round 5: HDC in the first 3 stitches, HDC INC in the next, repeat around and join with a sl st, ch 1 (40)
Rounds 6-9: HDC around, join with a sl st (40)
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew onto the head 

Spines-

Make a slip knot and attach to the top of your hat with a slip stitch, ch 10 skip a post/stitch and slip stitch into the next post/stitch. This creates the first spine, continue around and then down to the next until you reach the 8th round of the hat.

Fasten off and weave in ends 

Bow- (For girl)

Ch 15
Row 1: HDC in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1 and turn
Row 2: HDC across (14)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing

Using your tail whip stitch the two ends together to make a tube (pictures below), placing your sewn side in the middle wrap your yarn tightly around the middle 3-4 times to form your bow. Secure it in the back and use the remaining tail to sew onto the head.

Assembling the head-

Sew the nose onto head centered evenly with the eyes as pictured below (Optional: Use pins to hold in place as you sew) Stuff the nose lightly just before sewing is complete. Lastly, sew on the spine hat and bow. 

Arms- 
Make 2
*Lightly stuff the bottom of the arms only*

With brown
Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC
Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: SC in the first 3 stitches, SC INC, rpt around (15)
Rounds 4-5: SC around (15)
Round 6: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC, rpt around (10) 
Change to beige
Rounds 7-14: SC around (10)
Change to shirt color
Rounds 15-20: SC around (10)
At the end of round 20 pinch the arm flat and make 5 SC across the top to close, fasten off and leave a long tail to sew onto the body. 

Overall Straps- 
Make 2 in overall color

Ch ­­20, HDC in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across

Fasten off with a long tail for sewing

Front Pocket-
 In overall color

Row 1: Ch 8, SC in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1 and turn
Rows 2-4: SC across, ch 1 (7)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing

Assembling the body-

1. Sew the head onto the body, making sure to have the facial features centered. Add more stuffing as you go to make it firm and less wobbly.
2. Next sew the arms onto the body centered with the head at row 44.
3. Sew each strap onto row 40, front and back over the arms and crossing in the back.
4. Sew along the sides and bottom of the pocket, centered on the front of your hedgehog as pictured below.

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