Hedgehogs seem to be a creature admired by many and these days they appear in many forms. There are real live ones with their own popular Instagram accounts, you can purchase them as drawings and prints and many other things.
In the world of knitting, there are heaps hedgehog patterns around, but my absolute favourite would have to the Little Oddment Hedgehog by Julie Williams of Little Cotton Rabbits. This hedgehog hits all the right notes from the irresistible look to the versatility of the pattern. As the name suggests, this is a great pattern for using up bits and bobs from your stash.
The colourful ones above I made by using three strands of Organic Cotton DK yarn at once. I love the coloured hedgies for a bright look, but I also enjoy making a little family of three from traditional brown.
These three were made with Organic Cotton Chocolate DK yarn for their bodies and for the other yarn I just used oddments of 4ply Bamboo yarn from my stash.
Aren't they adorable?
The other wonderful thing about these little delights is the speed at which they can be knitted. I've completed a whole family in a weekend and they make excellent gifts for people of all ages.
Julie's pattern is available to on Etsy.
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Hedgehogs Raveled Here