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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.

Leaves and hedgehogs

Hedgehogs are fond of leaves. They love to rustle through them, to find food and when winter is arriving they nestle themselves in a nice pile of leaves and other bedding materials to keep them warm and cosy.

I couldn’t think of a better season to design a crochet hedgehog pattern. Here’s a first glimpse of Flims in a beautiful coloured autumn scenery.

Flims-leaves

I’m not finished yet with the pattern but it will be available next week.

Now I’m back to enjoying my favorite season, like hedgehogs rustling through the leaves, sniffing in all the lovely smells and watching the beautiful colours of autumn. I wish it could last forever….

 

A little autumn pattern

gehaakte eikels

This is a free acorn and nut pattern, for all of you who love autumn. I look forward to the autumn, with all those beautiful colours and leaves that flutter through the air. Even thinking of the moisty smell gives me a happy feeling.

So therefore and hereby, I’ve written a free acorn pattern in this post. The acorns and nut I made for Trin, but I thought it would be nice to offer them for free also.

Here’s the pattern.

Acorns

Bottom in mustard/ apple green or whatever you like.

1- magic ring of 4

2- (sc in next, 2 sc in next) x2 =6

3- (sc in next 2, 2 sc in next) x2 =8

4- (sc in next 3, 2 sc in next) x2 =10

5-6 sc in each around =10 (stuff acorn)

7- (sc in next 3 st, s2tog) x2 =8

8- s2tog x 4 =4, sl st and sew together, weave in end.

Top in dark green

1- magic ring of 5

2- 2 sc in each around =10

3- (sc in next 4, 2 sc in next) x2 =12

4- sc in each around =12, close with sl st and weave tail to top, so you can make a little loop (as stem), make sure your loop won’t close and use the rest of the tail to sew the top to the bottom of the acorn. I needle felted the loop at the top so it forms a tight stem.

Nuts

In brown and beige.

1- magic ring of 4

2- 2 sc in each around =8

3- (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) x4 =12

4- sc in each around =12 (change colour in last loop and stuff)

5- (sc in next st, s2tog) x4 =8

6- s2tog x 4 =4, close and sew tight, weave in end.

Good luck and enjoy the autumn!