Fuzzhogs - a new, fuzzier breed of hedgehog :) by Bee Weir
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Fuzzhogs - a new, fuzzier breed of hedgehog :)

November 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
0 stitches and 0 rows = 4 inches
in Gauge is unimportant
US 6 - 4.0 mm
About 10cm long
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This is a super little pattern for using up your oddments of sock yarn and fluffy eyelash yarn.
Beware though….they are addictive!

It uses about 2.5 metres of the 4-ply and 7 metres of the eyelash yarn.
I’ve put some suggestions for yarn choice, but just use whatever you have in your scrap bag. I’ve never had a fuzzhog I wasn’t pleased with and have used many types of yarn.
You will also need a small amount of toy stuffing and a pair of googly eyes for each fuzzhog.
The fuzz, the eyes and his size, mean the fuzzhog is not suitable for babies or toddlers.

I put these along the front of my textiles stall at craft fairs. They catch the eye of children as they pass. Quite often, it gives the grown-ups time to look at my other goodies, so I not only sell the fuzzhog, but a scarf or shawl as well.
Feel free to make these to sell. I’ve set the pattern cost at the price I sell each fuzzhog, so you could cover the outlay with your first sale.

Gauge is unimportant, just relax and enjoy.

I use 6 inch needles and have a selection of remnants I dip into, which makes this project super-portable. It can be carried in a pencil case and a little fuzzy-hog can emerge in a waiting room or on a journey.

My fuzzhogs are about 10cm long but instructions are given for if you’d like a larger fuzzhog.

Chat about the fuzzhogs is in crafts from the dungeon

If you don’t already have the wool, stuffing and eyes, you can purchase a kit from my Etsy store…

Knitting skills needed-
K -knit
P- purl
M1- make 1 by knitting into the front and then back of each stitch.
K2tog- knit the next 2 stitches together.
St.st- stocking stitch,-knit a row, purl row, starting with whichever makes the front of your work smooth and the back bumpy.
Rev.st.st- reverse stocking stitch- knit a row, purl a row starting with whichever makes the front of your work bumpy.
Sl1- slip the stitch from the left to the right without knitting it
Psso- pass the slipped stitch over the stitch you have just made by knitting the K2tog.