Free crochet pattern: Hygge Hedgehog amigurumi by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter

I’m excited to introduce Kati Brown from Hooked by Kati. She’s a talented crochet designer who is going to be sharing a series of patterns with us over the next few months! Today’s pattern is an amigurumi hedgehog that is absurdly cute. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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About Kati Brown

Kati Brown is a designer who lives in Colorado with her husband and two sons. Kati works in bright colors and fun shapes, and she loves making anything with safety eyes. Her inspiration mostly comes from the games and imaginations of her energetic boys, who thoroughly test all amigurumi for durability and aerodynamics. She is a regular contributor to several print magazines and runs Hooked by Kati, a blog about patterns and the craft business journey. 

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Hygge Hedgehog

Crochet Pattern by Hooked by Kati

Free crochet pattern: Hygge Hedgehog amigurumi by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter

The first little fellow is an expressive new friend. His expressive eyes are slightly sculpted. His body is made all in one piece, and his traditional sharp quills have been replaced by the ultra-soft Red Heart Hygge yarn, making him the perfect cuddle buddy.

Free crochet pattern: Hygge Hedgehog amigurumi by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter

Pattern Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Terminology Used (U.S. or U.K.):   US

Finished Size

  • 6.5” tall x 4.5” wide x 4.5” deep when made with worsted weight yarn

Materials

  • Red Heart Soft worsted weight yarn, 100% acrylic, 256 yds / 5 oz / 141 g, 1 ball #7933 Wheat (MC), < 1 ball (20 yds) #E728 Cocoa (CA).
  • Red Heart Hygge bulky yarn, 70% acrylic, 30% nylon, 132 yds / 5 oz / 141 g, 1 ball #E869 Latte (CB).
  • G (4.25 mm) crochet hook
  • Two 15 mm brown safety eyes
  • Fairfield Poly-Fil stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • Straight pins
  • Stitch markers (if desired) 
Free crochet pattern: Hygge Hedgehog amigurumi by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter

Gauge

  • Gauge is not important for amigurumi. Be sure to use the same hook throughout to ensure proportional size.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • bobble st – Bobble Stitch: [yo, insert hook into st, pull through two loops] 5 times (6 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 6 loops on hook
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch(s) – chain(s)
  • dec – decrease
  • dc – double crochet
  • inc – increase
  • MC – Main Color
  • sc – single crochet
Free crochet pattern: Hygge Hedgehog amigurumi by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds unless otherwise specified by pattern.
  • For best results, assemble parts in order specified by pattern.
  • Do not weave in ends of each part until the end. This allows for repositioning of parts if needed.
  • A photo/video tutorial for amigurumi part attachment technique is available here on Hooked by Kati.
Free crochet pattern: Hygge Hedgehog amigurumi by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter

Body

  • With MC, ch 6.
  • Rnd 1: 3 sc in second ch from hook, 3 sc, 3 sc in last ch. Do not turn. Working on the bottom of the starting chain, 3 sc. (12)
  • Rnd 2: Inc in next 3 sts, 3 sc, inc in next 3 sts, 3 sc. (18)
  • Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 3 times, 3 sc, [sc, inc] 3 times, 3 sc. (24)
  • Rnd 4: Sc, [sc, inc] 3 times , 6 sc, [sc, inc] 3 times, 5 sc. (30)
  • Rnd 5: 2 sc, [sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc, [sc, inc] 3 times, 7 sc. (36)
  • Rnd 6: [2 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc, [2 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc. (42)
  • Rnd 7: [3 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc, [3 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc. (48)
  • Rnd 8: [4 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc, [4 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc. (54)
  • Rnd 9: [5 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc, [5 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc. (60)
  • Rnd 10: [6 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc, [6 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc. (66)
  • Rnd 11: [7 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc, [7 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc. (72)
  • Rnd 12: [8 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc, [8 sc, inc] 3 times, 9 sc. (78)
  • Rnd 13: Change to CB. Sc evenly around. (78)
  • Rnd 14: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 15: [11 sc, dec] 6 times. (72)
  • Rnd 16: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 17: [10 sc, dec] 6 times. (66)
  • Rnd 18: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 19: [9 sc, dec] 6 times. (60)
  • Rnd 20: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 21: [8 sc, dec] 6 times. (54)
  • Rnd 22: [7 sc, dec] 6 times. (48)
  • Rnd 23: [6 sc, dec] 6 times. (42)
  • Rnd 24: [5 sc, dec] 6 times. (36)
  • Rnd 25: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)
  • Rnd 26: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)
  • Begin stuffing firmly.
  • Rnd 27: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)
  • Rnd 28: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)
  • Finish stuffing.
  • Rnd 29: Dec 6 times. (6)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Thread tail through remaining 6 sts and pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Face

  • With MC, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)
  • Rnd 3: [3 sc, inc] twice. (10)
  • Rnd 4: [4 sc, inc] twice. (12)
  • Rnd 5: [5 sc, inc] twice. (14)
  • Rnd 6: [6 sc, inc] twice. (16)
  • Rnd 7: [7 sc, inc] twice. (18)
  • Rnd 8: [5 sc, inc] 3 times. (21)
  • Rnd 9: [6 sc, inc] 3 times. (24)
  • Rnd 10: [5 sc, inc] 4 times. (28)
  • Rnd 11: [6 sc, inc] 4 times. (32)
  • Rnd 12: [7 sc, inc] 4 times. (36)
  • Rnd 13: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)
  • Rnd 14-15: Sc evenly around.
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.
  • Insert safety eyes between Rounds 11 and 12 with 5 sts showing between eyes.
  • Stuff tip of snout. Stuff remainder of face before fully attaching to body.
  • Attach face to body between the center point of the belly and the color change on Round 12. At widest point, face will reach Round 11 (one round from the color change) on the sides. Sew top edge of face along color change in Round 12.
  • Sculpting eyes: With scrap yarn in MC, thread yarn through edge of face, up next to inside edge of eye, down through adjacent stitch also hidden by edge of eye, up next to inside edge of other eye, down through adjacent stitch also hidden by edge of eye, up through the other side of the face. Pull yarn to gently pinch eye together. Bind off and weave in ends.
Free crochet pattern: Hygge Hedgehog amigurumi by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter

Ears

  • (Make 2)
  • With MC, ch 4.
  • Row 1: (Ch 3 counts as dc) 5 dc in 4th ch from hook. Turn. (6)
  • Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, [2 dc in next st] 5 times. (12)
  • Bind off and leave long tail for sewing.
  • Fold ear in half. Using tail, sew edges together along first and last stitch of both rows, creating a cone. Do not bind off, leave long tail for sewing.
  • Attach ears to body in a straight line along ear seam between Rounds 12 and 14, aligned with eyes, 12 stitches apart. Front edge of ear will be in line with color/yarn change.
  • Weave in ends.

Nose

  • With CA, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc 6 times. (12)
  • Rnd 3: Sc evenly around.
  • Rnd 4: Dec 6 times. (6)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.
  • Stuff.
  • Sew to top of nose between Round 2 and 5, on top of snout, positioned evenly between the eyes. Weave in ends.

Feet (Make 4)

  • With MC, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
  • Rnd 2: Inc 6 times. (12)
  • Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 6 times. (18)
  • Rnd 4: [bobble st (see Pattern Stitches), sc] 4 times, 10 sc. (18)
  • Rnd 5: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)
  • Rnd 6: Sc evenly around. (12)
  • Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.
  • Stuff.
  • Using straight pins, pin a square for each foot. Make squares 3 sts x 3 sts. Position front feet with top edge in line with lowest point of face. Position back feet with outside bottom corner touching the color/yarn change.
  • Sew each foot with toes facing up around the 12 stitches of each pinned square.
Free crochet pattern: Hygge Hedgehog amigurumi by Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter
  • Weave in ends.
© 2019 by Kati Brown (Hooked by Kati) and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Kati’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. if you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2019/02/25/crochet-pattern-amigurumi-hedgehog-by-hooked-by-kati/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!
Crochet Pattern: Hygge Hedgehog by Hooked by Kati
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