This crochet hedgehog applique is very cute, easy to make, and could be used in many different ways. You can use this hedgehog applique to embellish a baby blanket or picture frame. You could also use it for photo albums, scrapbooking, or a child’s room decor.
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For Valentine’s Day, you can make a cool handmade card – attach this crochet Hedgehog and add the note “Don’t “Hedgeitate”, Be My Valentine!”
If you like handmade cards, you can find more DIY card ideas for Valentine’s Day in this post: 21 DIY Valentine’s Day Cards Embellished with Crochet Appliques.
Hedgehog Applique – Crochet Pattern
The pattern for this hedgehog applique is also available as a print-friendly, styled, and advertisement-free PDF file. You can get it from my Etsy Shop. Free pattern is below.
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(See a list of crochet abbreviations used in patterns by yarn industry designers and publishers HERE):
Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
DC3tog – double crochet 3 stitches together
HDC – half double crochet
Rnd – round
RS – right side
SC – single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
WS – wrong side
This crochet hedgehog applique is about 2-1/2” (6.5 cm) long.
Copyright: This pattern is an original design by GoldenLucyCrafts. You may not copy, rewrite, redistribute or resell this pattern in any form, this includes making video tutorials. You may not translate this pattern to another language and publish the pattern or any parts of it.
With Color A:
Start with an adjustable ring.
Row 1. (RS) Ch 3 (counts as first DC), 6 DC in ring, draw the loop closed. To make it easier to do, first, untwist the tail; then pull the tail to draw the loop closed tightly. Turn.
Row 2. Ch 3 (counts as first DC), DC in first St, 2 DC in each St to the end of the Row (last two DC work into the top of 3Ch at beginning of previous row). You should have made 14 DC total including Ch 3 at the beginning as first DC. Turn.
Continue working in a Round. Round 3. Ch 3 (counts as first DC), **DC in next St, 2 DC in next St, repeat from ** 4 more times (you should have 3 Sts left), HDC in next St, 2 HDC in next, 3 SC in next St, mark last SC with stitch marker, SC in same St.
Continue working along straight edge – SC into first row-end DC, 2 SC into next two row-end DC, SC into adjustable ring, 2 SC into each of next three row-end DC.
Row 4. Hedgehog’s spines. Ch 3, *SC in 2nd Ch and in 3rd Ch from the hook, Sl St in next two Sts of prev Rnd, repeat from * 7 more times – total 8 spines. Side facing you is RS. Fasten off.
With WS facing you, join Color B to marked St;
Row 1. Ch 1, SC in next St and in each of next 3 Sts – total 4 SC. Turn.
Row 2. Skip first St, DC3tog over next 3 Sts, Ch 1. Fasten off.
With black embroidery floss, embroider hedgehog’s eye and nose. Block your applique as necessary.
You can add to your hedgehog small crochet hearts.
I hope you enjoyed this hedgehog applique free crochet pattern!