Flims, crochet hedgehog pattern

The hedgehog crochet pattern is finished, and just in time because it’s really autumn now, the perfect season to crochet hedgehogs! My previous post already showed a glimpse of Flims, but here he is in his full glory.

Crochet hedgehog pattern, amigurumi hedgehog, haakpatroon egel

When I started working on this crochet hedgehog pattern, I wasn’t sure how to create the hedgehog prickles. I tried several techniques but they all had cons that would influence the end result. For instance, I thought the loop stitch would give the perfect prickly effect, but the loops form in the inside of the head and turning it around wasn’t an option because that would leave sloppy colour changes. Neither do I like the texture of the inside.

I decided to go for brushing and I’m absolutely glad I did. Flims is a soft animal plushy and I love him. He now is very cuddly and also has hedgehog features, because of his little snouty face, shape and colours. Flims is the soft amigurumi version of his prickly twin.

Here are some more pictures and below them you can find info about and links to buy the pattern.

Flims is sitting 5 inch/13 cm tall, he is made with Istex Lett Lopi, a 100% wool with a lot of fuzziness that works very well with brushing. I’ve used three colours of yarn and the furry back is one of those three colours but brushed with a hard brush.

The pattern contains a clear and colour coded description of how to crochet and assemble this animal, with extra illustrations and example pictures at the bottom to help you get everything right. In the pattern you can also find what materials you need, the yarn colour numbers, in short, everything you need to know to make your own prickly but soft hedgehog amigurumi. All the additional information you need to know about this pattern you can find in the shop listings.

You can buy this pattern in my shop at Craftsy and in my Ravelry shop or order it here.

I hope everyone will enjoy making this hedgehog as much as I did.

3 Comments

  1. Carin says:

    Wat is hij/zij prachtig geworden. Het is een dotje !! Ik wacht eventjes op het Ned. patroon wat morgen komt. Ik keek wel even op craftsy naar het amerikaans patroon en lees iets over het garen dat jij gebruikt heb. Begrip ik goed dat jij voor het donkerste bruin hetzelfde hebt gebruikt als de 2 andere kleuren. Het donkere wat je geborsteld hebt? Dat is dus niet een ander soort, zoals mohair garen of zo? Wordt dat dan ergens speciaal mee geborsteld zodat je dat leuke effect krijgt?

    • Sonja says:

      Hoi Carin, wat leuk dat je zo enthousiast bent. De wol die ik gebruik is Lètt Lopi. Dat is 100% wol van IJslandse schapen. De donkerbruin is inderdaad gewoon dezelfde wol als de andere twee kleuren. Dat borstelen doe ik met een harde plastic borstel maar sommige haaksters gebruiken hier een metalen dieren borstel voor. Zo krijg je dat mooie harige effect.

      Groetjes, Sonja

      • Carin says:

        Dank je wel Sonja. Ja deze vind ik zo ontzettend leuk dus, zo gauw het ned. patroon te koop is, dan bestel ik die meteen.
        Dank je wel voor de tip. Ik heb hier nog een hondenborstel liggen… kan altijd proberen het daar mee te doen.

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