ABBREVIATIONS:

(the pattern is in US terms)

  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet stitch
  • hdc: half double crochet stitch
  • dc: double crochet stitch
  • ch: chain
  • st, sts: stitch, stitches
  • sc2tog: single crochet decrease (work next 2 single crochet stitches together)
  • 2sc: single crochet increase (work 2 single crochet stitches in the same st)
  • R: round

NOTES:

  • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (do not join rounds unless specified)
  • Using the mentioned yarn, the hot air balloon measures 2.8 inches (7 cm) width, 4 inches (10 cm) in length, and 3 inches (7.5 cm) in height.
  • I used the following colors: Schoeller Stahl “Limone” 25 Silber73 Natur, 24 Black, 149 Blute, 129 Mokka.


 

HEDGEHOG PATTERN:

 

EARS:

with 129 Mokka
R1: Magic ring, 6 ch in ring (6)
R2: * sc, 2sc * 3 times (9)
Break the yarn and leave a long strand. (pic.1)
 

HEAD:

with 24 Black
R1: Magic ring, 6 ch in ring (6)
Change color (Mokka)
R2-R3: 2 rows even (6) (pic.2)
R4: * sc, 2sc * 3 times (9)
R5: even (sc in next 4 st with Mokka, sc in next st with Natur, sc in next 4 st with Mokka) (9)
R6: (* sc in next 2 st, 2sc, sc in next st * with Mokka, (* sc, 2sc * with Natur), (* sc in next 2 st, 2sc * with Mokka) (12)
R7: even (sc in next 5 sc with Mokka, sc in next 3 st with Natur, sc in next 4 st with Mokka (12)
Change color (Natur)
R8: * sc, 2sc * 6 times (18)
R9: * sc in next 2 st, 2sc * 6 times (24) (pic.2)
R10: sc in next 8 st, turn (8)
R11: ch1, * sc in next 2 st, 2sc * 3 times, turn (12)
R12: ch1, * sc in next 3 st, 2sc * 3 times, turn (15) (pic.3)
R13-R22: 10 rows even (ch1, even, turn) (15) (pic.4)
 


 
R23: ch1, skip 1° st, sc in next 14 st, turn (14)
R24: ch1, skip 1° st, sc in next 13 st, turn (13)
R25: ch1, skip 1° st, sc in next 12 st, turn (12)
R26: ch1, skip 1° st, sc in next 11 st, turn (11)
R27: ch1, skip 1° st, sc in next 10 st, turn (10)

R28: ch1, skip 1° st, sc in next 9 st, turn (9) (pic.9)
R30: ch1, skip 1° st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 4 st, hdc in next st, sc in next st (8) (pic.5)
Break the yarn and fasten off.

  • Attach the safety eyes: Vertically: between the last row of Mokka and the first row of Natur. Horizontally: between the first and the

second st of Mokka.

  • Attach the ears to the head: Sew one ear to the first 3 sts of the head (only front loop), and the other one in the last 3 sts of the head (only front loop). (pic.6-7)

 


 

BODY:

with a 4mm Hook (G/6) and 2 strands of yarn together (25 Silber and 24 Black)
R1: Join the yarn in a random st of the hedgehog, sc all around (where you placed the ears, sc only in the back loops). (pic.8)
You should have 60 sts now.
R2: * sc in next 8 st, sc2tog * 6 times (54)
R3: even (54)
R4: * sc in next 7 st, sc2tog * 6 times (48)
R5: even (48) (pic.9)

  • To keep the ears closer to the head, insert the two strands of the ears into the head (between R2 and R3, in 2 sts close to each other). Tie with a knot and break the yarn. (pic.10)

R6: * sc in next 6 st, sc2tog * 6 times (42)
R7: even (42)
R8: * sc in next 5 st, sc2tog * 6 times (36)
R9: even (36)
R10: * sc in next 4 st, sc2tog * 6 times (30)
R11: even (30)
R12: * sc in next 3 st, sc2tog * 6 times (24)
R13: * sc in next 2 st, sc2tog * 6 times (18)
R14: * sc, sc2tog * 6 times (12)
R15: * sc, sc2tog * 4 times (8)
Break the yarn and fasten off.
 

LEGS (x4):

with 149 Blute
R1: Magic ring, 6 ch in ring (6)
R2-R4: 3 rows even (6)
Break the yarn and leave a long strand.

  • Attach the legs to the body: Sew the front legs “vertically” (to make the hedgehog stand up on his front legs) and sew the hind legs “flat” on the body. (pic.11-12)

 


 
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