Hedgehog is constructed from a simple short row triangle in the non-furry yarn which forms the nose section, and an attached furry square which forms the body. Take time over stuffing and finishing the toy for best results.
Completed hedgehog measures approx. 5½" in length.
As you are knitting on the diagonal you do not need to wrap and turn, simply turn the work and slip a stitch where indicated
kfb = knit into the front and back of the stitch to increase by one
Cast on 12 stitches with A
Knit a short row triangle as follows:
Row 1: kfb, k1; turn
Do not cast off!
Change to B and knit across the 21 stitches on the needle.
Decrease row: *k1, k2tog; repeat from *
Sew up nose section using A.
Use long tail left at end of B section to sew halfway along furry section, being sure to pull strands of fur out from under the seam as you go so it is invisible. Stuff rest of toy, starting with the rear end. Shift stuffing around and use hands to shape into suitably convincing hedgehog, possibly adding or removing stuffing to achieve this, before sewing final section, still using B.
If using beads for eyes, sew into place. Optionally use black yarn to make french knot eyes.
Use black yarn to make a nose: oversew the tip of the nose section until no brown yarn can be seen beneath.
Note: Blue's Hedgehog is so popular, folks have asked if its ok to make him and sell him for fundraising. Yes, absolutely, but if you make enough from his cute little fuzzy features, please do consider donating a portion of your proceeds to an animal charity in his honour. Thanks.
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