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Fun to Crochet Cute Hedgehog with Stings


Hello My Crochet Friends!

Today I would like to share with you a crochet cute hedgehog tutorial.

We crocheted hedgehogs at a FALL workshop and everyone had a really good time and everyone's hedgehog was different and everyone was beautiful and cute.


I have also prepared a detailed video tutorial with step by step instructions, so that even beginners can crochet this cheerful hedgehog.

The patterns is simple, easy and quick, and I believe that hedgehogs will bring joy not only to you but also to your children or grandchildren.

This hedgehog can also be a great fall decoration for the home.

This pattern is also perfect for beginners - it's really simple, it repeats rows of single crochet and there is no complicated embroidery or sewing, certainly even those who are starting to crochet will make this cute hedgehog.


This crochet pattern is made with my very favorite "toy" yarn: Samet Soft.

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This very CUTE HEDGEHOG is very easy and super quick crochet project, you just need to know how to crochet single crochet stitch and how to increase and how to decrease.

So let me now get started and tell you what you will need in order to crochet this CUTE HEDGEHOG TOY.


Yarn - I chose SAMET SOFT yarn, which I like to crochet toys with. Choose yarn from the recommended ones or your favorite toy yarn.




Recommended yarns:

1 ball: 100g / 99 m / 100 % polyester




1 ball: 50g, 40 m / 67 % polyamid + 33 % polyester

A spectacular shaggy yarn, silky soft with a long pile, which faithfully imitates fur. It looks very luxurious.



1 ball: 100g / 140 m / 100 % polyester

Interesting shaggy yarn, soft with a long pile for effective knitting of endigns, appliqués, shawls or models with a fur look.



Samet Soft

1 ball: 100g / 100 m / 100 % polyester

Fancy yarn, chenille, soft velvet yarn for winter projects and also great for toys



1 ball: 50g / 100m / 100 % polyester

Fancy yarn, chenille, soft velvet yarn for winter projects and also great for toys


You choose the colors you like for these parts:

Nose, head, body (crocheted in one piece) - beige / yellow / pink color (color A)
Short Stings - white (color B)
Stings - dark brown, black, gray (C color)

For this pattern you will need 5.0 mm crochet hook.
Sewing/Embroidery and yarn needle/tapestry needle for sewing pieces together and weaving in ends
Plastic safety eyes 8 mm 
Velvet safety nose 10x12 mm



Difficulty Level: Level 1 – Easy, for beginners

US crochet terms:

SlSt – slip stitch
CH/s – chain/s
SC - single crochet
sc2tog - 2 single crochet decrease, 2sc together

SK - skip
T - turn
ST/s - stitch(es)
REP – repeat


SC2TOG = 2 single crochets together

Special stitches used:
Single Crochet Decrease (sc2tog)

A crochet decrease makes the current row or round that you are working on shorter than the one previous to it.

1.  Insert hook into the first stitch.
2.  Yarn over and draw through the loop.
3.  Do not complete the stitch as normal.
4.  Instead, insert the hook into the next stitch.
5.  Yarn over and draw through the loop.
6.  There should now be three loops on your hook
7.  Yarn over and draw through all three loops on the hook
8.  You should now have two single crochet stitches side-by-side, joined together into one stitch at the top.

This pattern requires familiarity with stitches used, attaching yarn and sewing parts together with a sewing needle.



1) A ch1 at beg of the row DOESN'T count as a stitch

2) Magic ring = the starting point for crocheting in a spiral. Use which ever method you prefer.

3) Continuous spiral rounds - which means that you will not be joining the last stitch of the round with the first one. Instead you will need to keep track of where each round started and how many stitches you have made because after each round you will continue right on to the stitches of the next round (with no join). It is useful to use a stitch marker or piece of yarn to mark the start or end of each round.

4) ( ) – The number of stitches that should be in a completed round/row are placed in brackets at the end of that round’s/row’s instructions.

5) The HEDGEHOG TOY is crocheted in these parts using single crochet stitches:

NOSE+HEAD+BODY as a one piece

6) This 

20 cm / 8 inch long
10 cm / 4 inch high
12 cm / 4.7 inch wide

The finished size will depend on what yarn you use, as well as your tension and hook (as with any amigurumi).

*Measurements are taken from the garment lying flat, before the yarn has stretched out/dropped. 


7) You can make the CUTE HEDGEHOG TOY bigger with a thicker yarn or smaller with a thinner yarn. 

8) There is some sewing: you will sew the ears on the head. This is easy to do, there are no tricks.




Crochet Hook 5 mm

Color A

This part is worked in spiral rounds, without joining rounds. Do not join rounds.
Ch1 at the beginning of round don't count as a stitch.
Make a magic ring

R1: ch1, 4sc in the magic ring (4sc)

R2: 1sc in each st around (4sc)

R3: *2sc in next st, 1sc in next st* repeat from * to * till end of row (6sc)

Add safety nose size 10x12 mm in the magic ring.

Stuff the NOSE well.

R4: 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 5 st  (7sc)

R5: 1sc in next 5 st, 2sc in next 2st (9sc)

R6: 1sc in next 5 st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next st (11sc)

R7: 1sc in next 5 st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 2st (13sc)

Add safety eyes size 8 mm between row 6 and 7, skip 3 stitches apart.
The eyes are 3 st apart from each other.
Stuff the HEAD well.

R8: 1sc in next 5 st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 3 st (15sc)

R9: 1sc in next 5 st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 4 st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 4 st (17sc)

R10: 1sc in next 8 st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 8 st (18sc)


R11: *2sc in next st, 1sc in next 2st* repeat from * to * till end of row (24sc)

R12: *2sc in next st, 1sc in next 3 st* repeat from * to * till end of row (30sc)

R13 – R19 (7 rows): 1sc in each st around (30sc)

R20: *1sc in next 3 st, sc2tog* repeat from * to * till end of row (24sc)

Stuff more if needed before finishing round 21


The exact moment for starting filling and stuffing the toy depends on every single person. I prefer filling the toy with the work almost finished. It’s a bit more difficult to fill, but more comfortable to crochet. You should make proofs until finding the more suitable moment of filling for you.
Stuff head and body firmly and full. Shape as you stuff, make sure to shape the nose too.
Use a stuffing stick or the back end of a pencil to push the stuffing into the right spots.


R21: *1sc in next 2 stl, sc2tog* repeat from * to * till end of row (18sc)

R22: *1sc in next st, sc2tog* repeat from * to * till end of row (12sc)

R23: *sc2tog* repeat from * to * till end of row (6sc)

Join all stitches together
Cut yarn color A and fasten off and wave all ends in.



Color A

Make a magic ring

R1: ch1, 6sc in the magic ring

Cut the yarn and leave a longer tail to sew the Ear on the Head.
Repeat the pattern for the second EAR.



Sew the ears onto the head. Make sure the head and the body is stuffed well before sewing, but not so firm that you can see the stuffing through the stitches.

Sew the EARS to the HEAD on the position on top of the HEAD, 2-3 above the EYES. Shape the ears and stretch them up.

You can sew a flower or other decoration behind the ear, such as a bow, heart, etc.


I recommend a fancy shaggy yarn
Color B and Color C

First row - color B
Start the new yarn approximately halfway around the body and crochet around the belly.

Crochet single crochets around every other single crochet towards the head, then under the ears, and around the head and again up to the middle of the body.

Cut the yarn and fasten off. 

First row - color C

Start the new yarn right above the first stitch of the white row and crochet in the same way: a single crochet in every second stitch, one row above the already crocheted row. Now we crochet a row behind the ears and up to the place where we started, we continue to crochet another row one higher and work in a spiral. This is how we crochet the stings all over the upper part of the hedgehog's body.

Cut the yarn and fasten off. 

Sew the TAIL on the back of the BODY.  Hide the yarn tails inside the body.

And voila! You made a CUTE HEDGEHOG TOY!


This little CROCHET CUTE HEDGEHOG TOY will a perfect handmade toy for kids and adults! Could be a perfect gift for your love ones. He will surely bring smile to all your recipient’s faces.

I hope you’ve enjoyed making this free CROCHET CUTE HEDGEHOG crochet pattern.


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