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Natty-Knits on craftsy.com
San Francisco, Bay Area, CA US

I'm an expat Brit living in the San Francisco Bay Area and a stay at home Mum. I'm also an avid knitter with many ideas for interesting designs using unusual construction and techniques.

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Hedgehog Family

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Hedgehog Family
Hedgehog Family
Hedgehog Family
Hedgehog Family
Hedgehog Family
Hedgehog Family

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Garter (knit) Stitch
  • Stockinette Stitch
  • Knitting in the round on double pointed needles
  • M1L
  • M1R
  • SSK
  • K2tog
  • KFB
  • Picking Up stitches
  • Sewing together using mattress stitch

Pattern Description:

A whole family of cuddly hedgehogs in one pattern. These cute little guys are far from prickly. They can sit upright to gaze at the stars or lean forward to snuffle around.

For an INTERMEDIATE knitter because the construction uses short row shaping (explained in the pattern) and picking up stitches. The hedgehogs are mostly knitted flat on straight needles using short row shaping. The face and arms are knitted in the round on dpns. Each hedgehog is a quick knit and there is some sewing, but only two short seams.

HINTS AND TIPS to help you with this pattern are available on my blog http://nattyknitter.wordpress.com this is mentioned in the pattern.


7 stitches and 10 rows in stockinette stitch = 1"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Baby - 3.25", Mommy - 4.4" Daddy - 5.5"


  • Approx 65 (45, 30) yds brown DK yarn
  • Approx 35 (25, 15) yds white/cream DK yarn
  • US size 3 (3.25 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US size 3 (3.25 mm) double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Scrap of pink to embroider nose
  • Tapestry needle
  • Fiberfill

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