As the nights start to draw in and the leaves fall all around us, you’ll love this Free Cute Hedgehog Pattern!

 

You will need:

  • Aran weight wool in 2 colours
  • 4mm – 6mm knitting needles
  • Tapestry needle for sewing up
  • 2 buttons or beads for eyes
  • Stuffing

 

Skills:

  • Knit stocking stitch using knit and purl
  • Increase stitches by Knitting a stitch into the front and another into the back of the same stitch (kfb)
  • Decrease stitches by Knitting 2 stitches together (k2tog)

 

PATTERN

Body – Worked in reverse stocking stitch. 

Cast on 3 stitches in the colour for the body

Row 1: kfb all stitches (6 stitches)

Row 2 and all even rows to row 18: purl

Row 3: kfb all stitches (12 stitches)

Row 5: kfb all stitches (24 stitches)

Rows 6-14: continue in reverse stocking stitch

Row 15: (k4, k2tog) repeat to end (20 stitches)

Row 17: (k3, k2tog) repeat to end (16 stitches)

Row 18: purl

 

Face

Row 19: change to colour for face and purl.

Row 20: (k2, k2tog) repeat to end (12 stitches)

Row 21: purl

Row 22: (k1, k2tog) repeat to end (8 stitches)

Row 23: purl

Row 24: k2tog whole row (4 stitches)

Cut wool leaving a long enough end to sew up your hedgehog.  Thread the end on to a tapestry needle and thread it through the remaining 4 stitches.  Pull it up tight. Sew up the seam and stuff.  Sew on 2 small buttons or beads for the eyes.

Like this pattern?  You could be knitting this with your friends in one of our classes!

 

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