June 14, 2012

Hedgehog Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Ideas on how to use this appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project.
*You can add them to beach towels,
*turn them into a keychain or fridge magnet.
*You can also make several and make a garland.
*Attach a ribbon to make them into bookmarks.

approx. 2"height x 2.5"length
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: Brown (4yds) & Beige (2yds)
*Stitch Marker to mark your rounds 
*Tapestry Needle
*Embroidery Floss: Black

 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc not on top of the chain 1.

Picot Stitch - ch3, insert hook into the 3rd chain from hook, y/o & draw up the yarn through all the loops.

BODY/HEAD starting with light brown
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st, ch1 (6)
  Rnd 2: 2hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st, ch1 (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around, sl st into 1st st, ch1 (16)
  Row 1: *sc in next st, picot st* repeat from * to * 6 more times, sc in next st, in the last stitch change to beige, sc in next 4 sts, ch1, turn
  Row 2: sc in next 4 sts, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 3: sc2tog twice, ch1, turn (2)
  Row 4: sc2tog (1)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

FEET with beige
There's 4 stitches that where left un-worked. We're going to sc in the 2nd and 4th st to form the little feet.
F/O after every sc, secure and weave in the ends.

     EYE...using black embroidery floss or thread, embroider an eye in the position you like best.
     NOSE...using light brown yarn, embroider the nose on the last sc we made on the beige section.

ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es
 sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || rnd: round || f/o: finish off || y/o: yarn over

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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (June 2012). 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/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.


  1. Thanks for sharing your patterns. I love birds and have made several of them.

  2. Is it okay to make these to sell at a local craft fair?

    1. Hello there fellow crocheter.
      Yes, it's perfectly fine but be sure to give me credit for the pattern. Good luck at the craft fair. :)


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