Archie the Hedgehog Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Nov 8



A new forest critter has just joined my amigurumi collection - Archie the Hedgehog.


He's a curious little guy that loves roaming around the woods. Anything can catch his attention - a colorful mushroom, a beautiful plant or a little pumpkin!

Despite the fact hedgehogs are known for being shy creatures, Archie is always happy to make new friends...

...so don't wait to long, grab your yarn and hook and come to meet him!


That sweet little face, combined with the softest body, makes this amigurumi just the perfect play companion for your little one!

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You can purchase the PDF pattern here on my Etsy page - you will find many explanatory step-by-step pictures to guide you through the making process.

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Here's the FREE pattern!


YARN: Light (3) in Beige and white; Bulky (5) in Brown; Classic Cotton Thread in Black

MATERIALS: 2.75 mm Hook; Poly Filling; Yarn Needle; Two 6 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes

DIMENSION: 4.5” x 4.5”

ABBREVIATIONS: stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), back loop only (BLO), fasten off (F/O)

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner





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MUZZLE (beige yarn)


Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: 1 sc inc, 4 sc, 1 sc inc (8)

Rnd 3: 1 sc inc, 6 sc, 1 sc inc (10)

Rnd 4: 1 sc inc, 8 sc, 1 sc inc (12); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the muzzle to the body.

Embroider the NOSE with black cotton thread.



BODY (beige yarn)


Rnd 1: starting off with beige yarn, 5 ch, 1 sc inc into the 2nd from the hook, 2 sc, 2 sc inc into the last ch, keep working on the other side of the foundation chain, 2 sc, 1 sc inc into the last st that already contains 2 sc (12)

Rnd 2: 2 sc inc, 2 sc, 4 sc inc, 2 sc, 2 sc inc (20)

Rnd 3: 2 sc inc, 6 sc, 4 sc inc, 6 sc, 2 sc inc (28)

Rnd 4: 3 sc inc, 8 sc, 6 sc inc, 8 sc, 3 sc inc (40)

Rnd 5: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48)

Rnd 6: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56)

Rnd 7: sc even (56)

Rnd 8: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (64)

Rnds 9 - 11: sc even (64)

Place the plastic safety EYES between rnds # 5-6, 9 sts apart.

Attach the MUZZLE to the body below the eyes. Stuff lightly while attaching it.

Embroider the EYEBROWS with black cotton thread between rnds # 7-8.

Rnd 12: switch to brown yarn, working in BLO, (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (72)

Rnds 13 - 23: working in both loops now, sc even (72)

Rnd 24: (7 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (64)

Rnd 25: sc even (64)

Rnd 26: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (56)

Rnd 27: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48)

Rnd 28: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40)

Rnd 29: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32); start stuffing the body

Rnd 30: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24)

Rnd 31: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing the body

Rnd 32: sc dec around (8); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.



BELLY (white yarn)


Rnd 1: 7 sc in a mr (7)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (14)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (21)

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (28)

Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (35); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the belly onto the body.



FEET (beige yarn; make two)


Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnds 2 - 5: sc even (8)

Rnd 6: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (6); do not stuff the foot

Row 7: flatten the foot and work through both layers now, 3 sc (3); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the foot to the body, between rnds # 10-11.



ARMS (beige yarn; make two)


Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnds 2 - 4: sc even (8)

Rnd 5: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (6); do not stuff the arm

Row 6: flatten the arm and work through both layers now, 3 sc (3)

F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the arms to the body, between rnds # 10-11.



EARS (beige yarn; make two)


Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (9)

Rnd 3: sc even (9)

Rnd 4: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (6); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn. Do not stuff the ear.

Sew the ears to the body, between rnds # 11-12, 10 sts apart.


Color the CHEEKS and the inner part of the EARS with pink blush.



I can't wait to see your version of my ARCHIE THE HEDGEHOG! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!


Elisa

This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!


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