Monday, April 9, 2018

Hedgehog

While planning posts for this week, I hit a snag. What knit project did I have that I could make work for H? Nothing came to mind.

Then I had the thought. Hedgehog.

This has been a project that's been on my mind for a while. But I never had any good reason to drop everything and knit one. Until now.

It's quick enough that I finished it in less than a week...


I used the pattern from the Purl Soho blog. There are quite a few different patterns out there, but this one grabbed my attention. It was easy to follow.


I used an eyelash yarn for the body, giving it that furry look. The pattern that originally got my attention did this, but that pattern could only be purchased in a booklet. Not a PDF. Which I would have had to order and wait for. Which would have been fine if I hadn't decided to do this with a week to get it done in.

Yeah, I really planned this post out 😉

I think I need to redo the face, though.


You can barely see the eyes under the ears. I'll think about it.

It turned out to be easier to knit than I planned. I may have to make these available for sale. (I have to check and see what the pattern writer said, though. Sometimes they ask not to use their patterns to make finished products for sale.)

Did you finish any blog posts just under the wire? Did you ever change your plans at the last minute?

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33 comments:

  1. love it and I could see it as making it into a hand muff.
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  2. What a cute project! My niece has a hedgehog named Hazel. She would love this!

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  3. Darn Cute! Look at the hedgehog in some movie, like Peter Rabbit or some Beatrix Potter book. Those are adorable.

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  4. Those hedgehogs are the cutest creatures. The droopy eyes give it a sleepy look. You can always try different colors on the face next time.

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  5. CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE! Great job on that one. I love it.

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  6. Oh my goodness! So adorable! My plans usually take a different turn as I am writing. I think I have an idea about the direction my story is going and by the end I have completely gone down another path.

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  7. There are so many hedgehog memes online - I wonder if you could sell some knit baby hedgehogs. What a nice idea! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  8. That is such a cute hedgehodge! It looks like a perfect cuddle toy.

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  9. Cute! I've always been big on planning ahead for the blog challenge, often having most of the A to Z stuff written months before. My prose is the opposite, and SO drove me nuts today interrupting every twenty or thirty minutes while I tried to accumulate 1,667 words for the Camp NaNo endeavor. Guess who's leaving for a favorite outside writing spot tomorrow? Happy knitting, my talented friend.

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    1. Too bad you can't employ an old knitting trick. If I'm counting stitches (or pattern repeats, or something while I'm working), and someone tries to talk to me while I'm in process, I count out loud. Stops the question every time.

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  10. haha...oh how cute that little hedgehog is. I love it. Thanks for leaving such a nice comment on the cake and all for the wedding...

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  11. You did great! I love your hedgehog! So cute!

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  12. Hedgehog looks very cute. First i taught it was original one and in the second time only i came to know it was not:)

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    1. Cool. Kind of glad the photo fooled you in the beginning. (That means he looks real. I didn't think he looked real.)

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  13. Oh my goodness! He's so cute! I love him!

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  14. Hi Liz - they're so endangered in England - but he's a cutie and I could see doing great sales over the pond!! Cheers Hilary

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  15. Hedgehogs are so popular that I can easily see this sell. it's so cute and people love hedgehogs.

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