Huggable Hedgehog - Show me yours!


#21

Thank you for the comments! Yeah, he knit up very quickly. Once he started taking shape, I just didn’t want to put the needles down. I can’t wait to see everyone’s versions! There are so many different colors and types of fur yarns that can be used.

I bought some eyes and a nose for him at Joann Fabrics (my local AC Moore and Michaels only carry glue-on googly eyes :-(). Just for the heck of it I went with more realistic eyeballs as opposed to the solid black. Here’s the final result. One of my friends told me he looks like he’s wearing a rainbow clown wig. :slight_smile:


#22

CUUUUUTE

Once I finish my sweater and my DS’s blankie, I think I’ll need to make one for him :smiley:


#23

well I knit the hole front right, then i tried to do the paws, and i could only pick up 10 stitches not the 12 called for, otherwise i got holes trying to pick up too many! Then okay, When i seamed those they just make me angry lol!!! I don’t see how mine won’t turn out wonky… I think im being too particular or something…


#24

Just remember that felting is very forgiving. Your knitting does NOT have to be perfect for the end result to look stunning!


#25

Pixiepurls,

Definitely don’t stress over the paws. A couple stitches more or less won’t matter. They’ll felt up and turn out fine! I missed a couple rows in the back shaping, and you can’t tell at all.


#26

I completely screwed up the back because I lost my place…I just winged it and it came out fine! You’ll be fine, Pixie! :heart:


#27

well I got my knitting mojo back after like over a week of everything being a disaster so I’'m going to attempt the paws again here very soon and have some progress pics to show etc lol.


#28

I got my pattern today… not sure when I’ll cast on, but I’m thinking this will be a GREAT stash buster.


#29

Hello fellow knitters…I just learned of this site a few days ago and I ran across this wonderfully cute hedge hog. I am not such a patient person to wait for a pattern to be shipped to me so I called my LYS and to my delightment they had ONE left!! It must have been my lucky day!! So, I drove to my LYS and picked up the pattern and enough yarn to make two. One will have an apple green body with pink/white/apple green back and the other will have a plum body with dk. green/lt. green/plum back. I just started on the apple green one and am very excited to complete my very first hedgie!! I will post a picture when she is complete =)
Karrie


#30

I started my Hedgie last night and I just finished the front with the apple green yarn. Here she is…quite funny looking and you can see why I call her a “she”… she looks like she has a “chest”… LOL.


#31

KarrieLyne,

I love your color choices! Yes, she does seem rather “well-endowed” in the chestal region. :lol: What type of yarn is the apple green? It seems to have a really cool handdyed look.


#32

CrazyCatLady - I used a wool called Malabrigo Worsted in Apple Green! It is beautiful and I belive it is hand died due to the variations in green coloring. I have never used it before but the LYS gal said it felts beautifully. I hope to finish her today to see. I will post a pic later =) now i just gotta find where I can get the eyes and nose!!


#33

Oooooooooohhhhhhhhhh…a Malabrigo Hedgehog. SO adorable. I wonder if the LYS in Arlington has the pattern?


#34

Here is what I have done so far…she is ready to be felted…yayyyyyy!! I am so excited to see her felted…


#35

CUTE!


#36

KarrieLyne,

She’s looking great!!! I can’t wait to see her all felted up!


#37

I’ve decided that I definitely want to make one of these. I think I’m headed to my LYS today to see if they’ve got the pattern.


#38

Hedgie is complete =)


#39

She is soooo cute!!! :cheering: Great job!!! I love how their little arms reach out for a hug. :slight_smile:


#40

I’ve ordered my pattern, and hopefully it will come soon so I can go get my yarn next weekend!