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Hector Hedgehog

8 Feb

Hector is a cute critter, about 4 inches long. His gorgeous spikes are created with textured popcorn stitches, and he takes less than an hour to hook! What’s not to love. :)

Hector Hedgehog

My Hector Hedgehog crochet pattern is available to purchase via Ravelry.

If you love Hector, why not hook his baby cousin, Pebble Hedgehog, too? Pebble is a free crochet pattern, designed to match, with tactile puff stitches instead of popcorns.

Hector and Pebble Hedgies

Pattern feedback is always welcome; I’d love to see photos of any hedgies you crochet! :)

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Pebble Hedgehog

8 Feb

Pebble is a cute baby hedgie, about 3 inches long. He takes mere minutes to hook, and features wonderfully textured puff stitches all over his back.

Pebble Hedgehog

Pebble Hedgehog Pattern

All rounds begin with a standard turning chain – including the magic loop – and are joined with a slip stitch. All directions are in UK English; see abbreviations section for US English equivalents, where available!

Size: 3 inches long
Needles: 4mm (US: 6/G), darning needle
Yarn: DK (US: light worsted) in 3 colours; black, beige, and brown
Materials: toy stuffing

Nose, with BLACK yarn…

Rnd 1: magic loop of 6 htr sts [6 htr]

Face, with BEIGE yarn…

Rnd 2: *2htr, htr* twice [10 htr]
Rnd 3: *2htr, htr4* twice [12 htr]
Rnd 4: *2htr, htr2* 4 times [16 htr]

Body, with BROWN yarn…

Rnd 5: htr, *puff, htr* 4 times, htr7 [12 htr, 4 puff]

>>Sew eyes with satin stitches.<<

Rnd 6: *puff, htr* 4 times, htr2tog, htr4, htr2tog [10 htr, 4 puff]
Rnd 7: *puff, htr* 3 times, htr2tog, htr4, htr2tog [9 htr, 3 puff]
Rnd 8: *puff, htr* twice, htr2tog, htr4, htr2tog [8 htr, 2 puff]

>>Fill hedgehog with toy stuffing.<<

Rnd 9: htr2tog 5 times [5 htr]
Rnd 10: go through 1st and 4th stitches with a slst, ch3, go through those 1st and 4th stitches again with another slst

Fasten off and weave in ends.

This pattern is also available to download as a PDF. :)

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Abbreviations

ch(s) = chain(s)
htr = half treble (US: half double crochet)
htr2tog = half treble 2 stitches together
puff = puff st of 4 treble stitches (US: double crochet sts)
slst = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)

Rhianna Bucket Bag

25 Jan

This crochet bucket bag is perfect for adding some appliques or other embelishments, like my Basic Crochet Flower or Simple 5 Petal Flower. Finished size is about 8 inches, so it’s quite a versatile little bag. Personally, I like to use one to store my makeup!

Rhianna Bucket Bag - Crochet

Rhianna Bucket Bag Crochet Pattern

All rows and rounds begin with a standard turning chain. All rounds are joined with a slip stitch. I use a tch of 1 for dc and 2 for tr. If you use a tch of 3 for your trebles, remember to count it as your first stitch instead of as a plain turning chain.

Size: 8 inches
Yardage: 60-65 yards
Needles: 8mm (US: L)
Yarn: super bulky

Rectangle Base

Make a foundation chain of 5. (This does not include your first turning chain.)

Rows 1-10: dc5

Leave yarn live and move on to shaping the sides.

Shaping the Sides

Rnd 1: pick up 30 dc sts around the rectangle’s edges by working 2dc, dc6, 2dc along the long edges and dc5 along the short edges [30 dc]
Rnd 2: work 2dc, dc8, 2dc along the long edges and dc5 along the short edges [34 dc]
Rnd 3: dc34
Rnds 4-8: tr34
Rnd 9: dc34
Rnd 10: *dc2tog, dc6, dc3tog, dc6; rep from * once to end [28 dc]

Assuming you began picking up stitches, in round 1, along a long side of the rectangle base, you will now need to slst4 to reach the corner of the bag. If you began picking up stitches along a short side of the rectangle, you should already be at a corner.

Adding the Handles

Rnd 11: *dc4, ch8, skip 6, dc4; rep from * once to end [16 dc & 16 ch]
Rnd 12: dc32 into sts & chains [32 dc]
Rnd 13: reverse direction and slst32

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Abbreviations

ch = chain
dc = double crochet (US: single crochet)
dc2tog = double crochet 2 stitches together
dc3tog = double crochet 3 stitches together
rep = repeat
slst = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tch = turning chain
tr = treble (US: double crochet)

Pattern first published March 21, 2013. Revised March 24, 2013; thanks to testing by ctarski, Kybosh and NZCarms. <3 Updated March 31, 2013. Revised January 25, 2015.


Legacy pattern, from March 31, 2013

Foundation row of ch5.

Rows 1-10: dc5

Pick up 30 sts, around edges of rectangle.

Rnds 1-2: dc30
Rnds 3-7: tr30
Rnd 8: dc30
Rnd 9: *dc2tog, dc next 11 sts, dc2tog; rep from * to end [26 dc]
Rnd 10: *dc3, ch8, skip 5, dc3; rep from * to end [18 ch, 12 dc]
Rnd 11-12: dc30
Rnd 13: reverse direction and slst30

Fasten off and weave in ends.