|is there even such a thing as an arctic hedgehog?|
Eager to add my pattern to Ravelry's database (I love being able to use the word database), I wrote it out on a piece of stationary and am all ready to type it up here. I hope that you choose to knit my hedgehog pattern rather than all the other patterns out there. I guarantee it, mine is the best. (Probably.)
|well this picture certainly is reminiscent of the arctic|
small amount of blue eyelash yarn (body)
small amount of brown worsted weight yarn (head)
smaller amount of black worsted weight yarn (nose and eyes)
US size 5 double pointed needles or circular needle for magic loop
Just make it rather tight so the stuffing doesn't show through.
CO- cast on
dpns- double pointed needles
inc- increase, knit into the front and back of stitch
k2tog- knit two together as one
Using US size 5 needles and eyelash yarn, CO 6 stitches. Divide over dpns and join in the round
Round 1: inc every stitch around (12 st)
Round 2: *k1, inc, repeat from * around (18 st)
Round 3: *k2, inc, repeat from * around (24 st)
Round 4: *k3, inc, repeat from * around (30 st)
Knit in the round until work measures 2 inches from CO.
Now, switch to the brown worsted weight yarn for head.
Round 1: k every stitch
Round 2: *k3, k2tog, repeat from * around (24 st)
Round 3: k every stitch
Round 4: *k2, k2tog, repeat from * around (18 st)
Round 5: k every stitch
Round 6: *k1, k2tog, repeat from * around (12 st)
NOW take a break and stuff your hedgehog. Then, continued to round 7.
Round 7: k every stitch
Round 8: k2tog every stitch (6 st)
NOW switch to black worsted weight yarn
Round 9: k2tog every stitch (3 st)
Round 10: k every stitch
Pull yarn through the three remaining stitches and pull tight. Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail. use this to embroider eyes. Weave in ends and wonder why you wanted to make a hedgehog in the first place, since it's really a pretty useless thing to have around.
Oh, but wait... you can use him as a pincushion! Now that's useful.