Hedgehog Family by Clare Doornbos
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Hedgehog Family

May 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
45 - 100 yards (41 - 91 m)
Small, Medium and Large
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A whole family of cuddly hedgehogs in one pattern. The baby hedgehog is 3.25” tall, the Mummy hedgehog is 4.5” tall and the big Daddy hedgehog is 5.5” tall. These cute little guys are far from prickly and they can sit upright to gaze at the stars or lean forward to snuffle around.

For an INTERMEDIATE knitter because the construction uses short row shaping (explained in the pattern) and picking up stitches. The hedgehogs are mostly knitted flat on straight needles using short row shaping. The face and arms are knitted in the round on dpns. Each hedgehog is a quick knit and there is some sewing, but only two short seams.

Garter (knit) Stitch
Stockinette Stitch
Knitting in the round on double pointed needles
M1L and M1R (or left and right leaning increase)
SSK and K2tog (or left and right leaning decreases)
Sewing together using mattress stitch
Picking Up stitches
Short Row Shaping (fully explained in the pattern)

Approx 65 (45, 30) yds brown DK yarn 
Approx 35 (25, 15) yds white/cream DK yarn
US size 3 (3.25 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
US size 3 (3.25 mm) double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Scrap of pink to embroider nose
Tapestry needle

HINTS AND TIPS to help you with this pattern are available on my blog http://nattyknitter.wordpress.com this is mentioned in the pattern.