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Free Amigurumi Pattern with Video Tutorial!

I’m still obsessed with amigurumi, even after all these years. They’re the reason I began crocheting in the first place. So that I could make cute crochet dolls for my kids! So an amigurumi hedgehog was always on the list to design. And as always, I’m passing on the free hedgehog crochet pattern to you wonderful hookers! For you to craft your own cute little hedgehog this spring!

If I do say so myself, this is a great pattern, best suited to intermediate crocheters! However, I have included very clear written instructions and a video tutorial to demonstrate the more difficult stitches. So adventurous beginner crocheters might quite easily be able to achieve this free crochet hedgehog pattern as well!

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International Crochet Month Blog Hop!

I’m so excited to be part of this wonderful blog hop for International Crochet Month! (March 2024). The theme is to choose something we really love about crochet. Each pattern designed, has to represent something the designer loves about crochet – a favorite stitch, technique, project type…

Ever since picking up a crochet hook, creating for my children has been a constant source of joy and motivation. Seeing their delight with each handmade treasure I make, fuels my passion for this craft. But crochet offers so much more than that! The limitless possibilities of transforming yarn into anything imaginable – captivates me! Designing amigurumi, like this adorable hedgehog, pushes me creatively and allows me to share the magic of handmade toys with others. So, I hope you’ll join me on this journey as I craft this no-sew hedgehog amigurumi!

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Master the No-Sew Hedgehog Amigurumi (with Video Tutorial!)

Ready to bring your no-sew hedgehog amigurumi pattern to life, stitch by stitch? This pattern post goes beyond the written instructions, offering a detailed video tutorial that guides you through the entire process! Witness the magic unfold as I talk you through each step, from stitching to assembling your prickly friend without a single sewn seam. Clearly narrated, and with handy tips, the included video will make even advanced beginners feel confident in tackling this project!

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Making your Hedgehog Safe for Little Ones

Worried about those plastic safety eyes being a choking hazard for your littlest one? No problem! It’s easy to adapt this no-sew hedgehog pattern for child-safe fun. The best way is to use hand embroidery to create adorable facial features instead of using 12mm safety eyes. Learn simple stitches like French knots and backstitches to bring your hedgehog’s eyes, nose, and mouth to life with a tapestry needle  and scrap yarn!

Not only is this safer for young children, but it also adds a unique, personalized touch to each prickly pal you make!

Can you picture the delight of your child, playing with their very own hedgehog with expressive, embroidered features? It will quickly become a cherished toy, handmade with love!

Ways to Use Your Amigurumi Hedgehog!

There are so many small changed you can make to this hedgehog crochet pattern to make it your own! Customization is what we crafty folk are about, right? I mean, I’ve never followed a recipe exactly, have you?
Here are some super fun ideas:

Different Sizes

Experiment with different hook sizes and yarn weights to create hedgehogs of varying sizes, from tiny miniatures to large cuddly toys.

Make a Keychain or Oranment

Use a lighter weight yarn to make a mini hedgehog! Then attach a loop to it’s back for hanging. Use as a keychain, hang from backpacks, or make a group (or ‘prickle’ is the collective noun – a prickle of hedgehogs!) for Christmas tree decorating!

Create a Character

There’s many ‘famous’ hedgehogs out there, in the gaming world especially. Shadow, Silver and Sonic all come to mind. Change up the yarn to different colors, to reflect one of these popular hedgehogs from films, games and cartoons. Then crochet a hedgehog as a surprise for the person who loves one of the hedgehog characters.

Different Facial Expressions

Experiment with different facial expressions such as smiling, winking, or sleeping to give the hedgehog different personalities. Or perhaps, cut out and attach small felt features like ears or noses for a different look and feel.

Accessories

Create tiny accessories like scarves, hats, or bows to add extra charm and personality to your hedgehog.

Embroidered Details

Add a bit of fun and really personalize your hedgehog amigurumi! Use embroidery stitches to add details like stripes, spots, or even tattoos to the hedgehog’s body.

Add Bells or Rattles

Insert small bells or rattles inside the hedgehog for a subtle sound effect when it’s shaken or squeezed. Babies will love their new sound-maker, and pets will too. For safety – Just be absolutely sure that the bell or rattle is tucked and sewn securely inside, with no chance of escaping.

Create a Family

Make multiple hedgehogs in different sizes to represent a family or a group of friends. Or combine several of these ideas to create a family of hedgehogs that look like members of your family!!

 

 

My Hedgehog Pattern Testers!

I am so blessed to have such amazing and dedicated pattern testers!! A grateful thank you to my fabulous pattern testers for your stitch witchery in creating such adorable amigurumi projects, for test crocheting the hedgehog crochet pattern and offering your feedback! I couldn’t do this without you amazing hookers!

It truly makes my day getting to see the prickly cute projects y’all create from my designs! My amazing pattern testers play a very important role in bringing you the highest quality patterns that I can. Check out their just adorable hedgehog amigurumis made using my pattern, below!

Thank you so much for testing the No-Sew Amigurumi Hestia the Hedgehog Crochet Pattern: Melissa Hyder, Nikki Watts, Lydia Thrash, Joann Flemming, Sigal Alon, Mindy Heald, Leticia Edmonds, Linda Woodthorpe, and Jenna Magee!

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Hedgehog Ami on the Crochet Month Blog Hop!

I’m so excited to share that my new Hestia the No-Sew Hedgehog Amigurumi Pattern was featured on the International Crochet Month Blog Hop! Marie from Underground Crafter has put together an amazing Month long Event to celebrate all the things we love about crochet! Not only can you download a Brand NEW FREE Crochet Pattern every day in March, but you can win prizes from some amazing crafting companies too!

 

The International Crochet Month Event is exactly what it sounds like – a blog hop full of amazing patterns to make for yourself or gifts. Find a new FREE pattern to download for 24 hours each day in March, 2024. Click the button below to be taken to the event page to find the daily free pattern each day in March 2024!

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MAKE HEDGEHOG AMIGURUMI!

A really fun and easy NO-SEW Hedgehog Crochet Pattern!

Materials:

 

Experience Level: EASY crochet pattern – Advanced Beginner

 

Pattern Key:

st(s) – stitch(es)

sp(s) – space(s)

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

sc2tog – decrease by sc 2 sts together

dc2tog – decrease by dc 2 sts together

BLO – back loop only

FLO – front loop only

yo – yarn over

FO – fasten off

Silver Streamline Metal Crochet Hooks

 

Special Stitches:

OPTIONAL Invisible Decrease (sc2tog): Insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook in FLO of next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook. Invisible sc2tog.

 

Spine stitch: (Spn st)

Working in FLO of same stitch, (ch 1, dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog, ch 1,).

 

STEP 1: Ch 1, yo, insert hook in FLO of next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through first 2 loops on hook, yo, insert hook in FLO of same st, yo and pull up another loop.

STEP 2: Yo and pull through first 2 loops on hook, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook, dc2tog completed. Ch 1, yo and insert hook in FLO of same st, yo and pull up a loop.

STEP 3: Yo and pull through first 2 loops on hook, yo and insert hook in FLO of same st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through first 2 loops on hook, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook, dc2tog complete.

STEP 4: Ch 1, Spine st complete. Work into next st as directed. When working into Spn st in the following round, push st forward and sc into the BLO of the Spn st, which gives it shape.

 

 

Magic Circle Tutorial:  https://youtu.be/biDTzo6IRiQ (aka magic ring)

STEP 1: Create a loop with yarn, place hook through the loop, yo and pull the yarn through the loop, keeping the loop open in a circle instead of pulling the yarn tight.

STEP 2: Ch 1, insert hook back in circle, yo and pull up a loop through the circle. 

STEP 3: Yo again and pull through the 2 loops on the hook, 1 sc completed! Repeat Step 2 to create additional stitches. Hold stitches with one hand, gently pull yarn end with other hand to close the circle.

Silver Streamline Metal Crochet Hooks

NOTES:

  1. Read through the entire pattern first to familiarize yourself with the process.
  2. Hedgehog is largely worked in continuous rounds (Nose, Snout, Head, Back/Spines, Feet). Mark the 1st stitch of each round with a stitch marker
  3. Belly is worked in rows, joined to head.
  4. Hedgehog is worked in a single joined piece. Feet are directly crocheted onto openings created on the belly
  5. Repeat stitches between [ and ] the number of times indicated.
  6. New colors should be joined in the last stitch of the previous round at the final pull through for the sc stitch for best results.
  7. This pattern is FREE, and has been thoroughly tested and tech edited. Please feel free to share any comments or ask any questions you may have! I welcome your feedback!!
  8. This post and all it contains including the pattern and photographs are my intellectual property and copyright protected property of GreenFoxFarms LLC © 2024. You are welcome to make as many as you like to sell, giveaway, etc. You may NOT sell, or alter and claim as your own this pattern. You may not use my photographs. This pattern is not for mass production.
  9. If you want to share this pattern online, you must only share a link to my blog post. You may not copy and paste my text or the pattern to another site. Thank you for respecting my work.
  10. By using this pattern, you are agreeing to abide by these terms.

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NO-SEW HEDGEHOG CROCHET PATTERN:

Amigurumi Pattern Directions:

USING E/4 3.5 MM OR F/5 3.75 MM HOOK

 

HESTIA HEDGEHOG CROCHET PATTERN:

NOSE:

  • Do not join, work in continuous rounds using a stitch marker.

Round 1: Make a Magic Circle with Color C. Ch 1, 6 sc in magic circle, (6 sc).

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around, (12 sc).

Round 3: Sc in each st around, (12 sc).

Round 4: Sc2tog 6 times, (6 sc). Stuff the nose. You may want to use a tool or end of a crochet hook. Drop Color C and join Color B. Continue with Snout.

 

SNOUT:

  • Do not join, work in continuous rounds using a stitch marker.

Round 5: With Color B, sc in each st around, (6 sc).

Round 6: 2 sc in each st around, (12 sc).

Round 7: Sc in each st around, (12 sc).

Round 8: [Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,] 6 times, (18 sc).

Round 9: Sc in each st around, (18 sc).

Round 10: Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next 6 sts, sc in next 6 sts, (24 sc).

Round 11: Sc in each st around, (24 sc). Continue with Head.

 

HEAD:

  • Do not join, work in continuous rounds using a stitch marker.

Round 12: Sc in next 6 sts, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,] 6 times, sc in next 6 sts, (30 sc).

Round 13: Sc in each st around, (30 sc).

Round 14: Sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, Spn st in FLO of next st (ear formed), sc in next 6 sts, Spn st in FLO of next st (ear formed), sc in next 8 sts, hdc in next st, (26 sc, 2 hdc, 2 Spn st). Continue with Eyes.

EYES:

Add eyes between rounds 11 and 12, placing them on either side of  the head. Leave approximately 10 stitches between them. Stuff the Snout. Continue with Belly.

BELLY:

  • You will now begin working back and forth in rows to form the belly. 

Row 15: Ch 10, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 8 chs, sc in side of Hdc st, sl st in next st of R14, turn, (11 sc).

Row 16: Ch 6, skip next 4 sts of belly (opening for foot), sc in next 7 sts, turn, (6 chs, 7 sc).

Row 17: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog 2 times, sc in next 6 chs, sl st in next st of R14, turn, (11 sc).

Row 18: Ch 1, sc in next 9 sts, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, turn, (9 sc, 3 hdc).

Row 19: Ch 1, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 9 sts, sl st in next st of R14, turn, (9 sc, 3 hdc).

Row 20: Ch 1, sc in next 8 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn, (8 sc, 3 hdc).

Row 21: Ch 1, sc in each st across, sl st in next st of R14, turn, (11 sc).

Rows 22-23: Repeat Rows 16-17. Do not turn after R23. Continue with Head/Body.

 

HEAD/BODY:

  • You will now begin working in rounds, around the outside of the head and belly.
  • Do not join, work in continuous rounds using a stitch marker.

Round 24: Ch 1, working around head, sc in same st as sl st, (mark as 1st st of round) and in next 8 sts, push ear forward and sc in BLO behind it from R14, sc in next 6 sts, push other ear forward and sc in BLO behind it, sc in next 9 sts, working along side of belly, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 6, along bottom of belly skip over ends of R15-17, (opening for foot), 4 sc in ends of R18-20, ch 6, skip ends of R21-23, (opening for foot), sc in 1st st going up side of belly, sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog, (12 chs, 50 sc).

Round 25: Sc in next 10 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 14 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, sc in next 6 chs, sc in next 4 sts, sc in next 6 chs, hdc in next 6 sts, sc in next 4 sts, (48 sc, 12 hdc). Drop Color B and cut Color B yarn, but do not FO. Use a stitch marker to hold the stitch while making Feet.

 

FEET

FRONT FEET: (Make 2)

  • Do not join, work in continuous rounds using a stitch marker.

Round 1: With Color B, join to any st in the opening with a sl st and ch 1, work 10 sc evenly around foot opening in chs and sts, (10 sc.)

Rounds 2-3: Sc in each st around, (10 sc, 2 rounds).

Round 4: Sc2tog 5 times, (5 sc). FO and leave a long tail. Use the yarn tail to close up the opening and weave in the ends.

 

BACK FEET: (Make 2)

  • Do not join, work in continuous rounds using a stitch marker.

Round 1: With Color B, join to any st in the opening with a sl st and ch 1, work 10 sc evenly around foot opening in chs and row ends, (10 sc.)

Rounds 2-4: Sc in each st around, (10 sc, 3 rounds).

Round 5: Sc2tog 5 times, (5 sc). FO and leave a long tail. Use the yarn tail to close up the opening and weave in the ends. Continue with Back/Spines. 

BACK/SPINES:

  • Work in continuous rounds, mark 1st st.
  • Push Spine sts forward, and sc in BLO.

Round 26: Join Color A to final st of R25, where Color B was dropped. [With Color A, Spn st in FLO, sc in next 5 sts,] 6 times, hdc in next 13 sts, sc in next 5 sts, Spn st in FLO, sc in next 5 sts, (40 sc, 13 hdc, 7 Spn st).

Round 27: Sc in next 3 sts, [sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts,] 9 times, sc2tog, sc in next st, (50 sc).

Round 28: Sc in next 2 sts, [Spn st in FLO, sc in next 4 sts,] 5 times, Spn st in FLO, [sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog,] 2 times, sc in next 4 sts, Spn st in FLO, sc in next 4 sts, Spn st in FLO, sc in next 2 sts, (40 sc, 8 Spn sts).

Round 29: [Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts,] 6 times, sc in next 8 sts, [sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts,] 2 times, (40 sc).

Stop here and stuff the feet and snout. Use a tool or hook to firmly stuff the feet/snout.

Round 30: [Sc in next 3 sts, Spn st in FLO,] 10 times, (30 sc, 10 Spn sts).

Round 31: [Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog,] 8 times, (32 sc).

Round 32: Sc in next st, Spn st in FLO, [sc in next 3 sts, Spn st in FLO,] 7 times, sc in next 2 sts, (24 sc, 8 Spn sts).

Round 33: [Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog,] 8 times, (24 sc).

Round 34: Sc, Spn st in FLO, [sc in next 3 sts, Spn st in FLO,] 5 times, sc in next 2 sts, (18 sc, 6 Spn sts).

Round 35: [Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog,] 4 times, (20 sc).

Stop here and stuff the Hedgehog body.

Round 36: [Sc in next 3 sts, Spn st in FLO,] 5 times, (15 sc, 5 Spn sts).

Round 37: [Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog,] 4 times, (16 sc).

Round 38: [Sc in next 3 sts, Spn st in FLO,] 4 times, (12 sc, 4 Spn sts).

Round 39: [Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog,] 4 times, (12 sc). Add any additional stuffing.

Round 40: Sc2tog 6 times, (6 sc). FO and leave a long tail. Use the yarn tail to close up the opening and weave in the ends.

Prickle Power: Building a Hedgehog Family

imagine a charming burrow bustling with life, each resident a unique little hedgehog crafted with love. You could hook a whole family of these adorable creatures using this free amigurumi pattern. Why not explore fun variations in size, color, and even facial expressions to bring out their unique characters?

As a creative Mom, I love storytelling through amigurumi, from crafting distinct personalities (eg. through silly voices when playing) to weaving different characteristics into their design. Perhaps you’ll make a mischievous little brother hedgehog or a wise, aging grandpa? You could crochet a little hat using embroidery thread or craft glasses from florist wire! Be inspired to be as imaginative as you’d like, to create a whole family of hedgehog amigurumi with their own spiky charm and personality!

 

 

Transforming Your Amigurumi into a Keychain or Bag Charm

Who says amigurumi can’t be practical? Turning a tiny baby hedgehog into a keychain, ornament or bag charm isn’t hard! There’s plenty of different ways to attach your amigurumi hedgehog securely to hang from something. There’s a few options I can think of, such as:

  • adding a jump ring and clasp to the baby hedgehogs back
  • simply crocheting a loop directly onto the top of the body
  • threading a keychain ring through
  • stitching a loop of felt into place.

And if you have any further suggestions for how to add a hanging loop to your miniature hedgehogs? Feel free to leave a comment under this blog post!

Please Share your Cute Amigurumi Hedgehogs!

I hope you enjoy making this super cute hedgehog crochet pattern as much as I enjoyed designing it – just for you! I would love if you would share your hedgehog projects on social media and on Ravelry!!! I adore getting to see your finished amigurumis!! The best part about being a crochet pattern designer is getting to see the amazing creations y’all make with my patterns! It makes me smile and it’s the reason I do what I do!! (TBH: The yarn benefits are pretty sweet too! 😉)

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