Curious hedgehog by Kati Galusz

Curious hedgehog

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Buy this pattern together with my shy hedgehog pattern for 6.5€, and make some babies from the free pattern to complete the family :) Discount is automatic, but please note that only one promotion can be applied per cart, so if you would like to order more discounted sets, you will need check them out separately.

These cute hedgies have realistic details including toes on their little legs, and they are about 6” long.

You will need a plain DK or worsted weight yarn and an eyelash yarn, less than a skein of each - I used about 15g of Red Heart Lisa (DK) or 25g of Red Heart Soft Yarn (worsted), and 20-25 g of eyelash yarn.

Working with eyelash yarn can be difficult, but I tried to make it as stress free as possible: stuffing is safely enclosed in the plain yarn body, and after the first round, you won’t even need to count stitches while you work with the fuzzy yarn.

The pattern contains instructions for both European and African white-bellied (pygmy) hedgehogs. It is 6 pages long with many photographs illustrating the process, and it is written in English with US crochet terms. Stitches and techniques used:
starting with magic ring, chain, slip stitch, single crochet, single crochet decrease, puff stitch, working in back loops only; and for African hedgies only, half double crochet, double crochet and treble crochet

Because of the eyelash yarn, this pattern is for experienced crocheters.

Finished items made from this pattern are yours to keep or gift away or sell, I only ask you to give me credit as designer in case you decide to sell them.

I don’t usually suggest specific yarn brands, but eyelash yarns vary wildly and your choice will have a huge impact on the hedgie’s looks. If you are going for a realistic appearance, I recommend Ice Yarns Eyelash in White Black - its feathers are dense but not too long and the perfect mottled color. You can order directly from their website (they deliver worldwide), or for 1-2 skeins find a local seller on Etsy.