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Free Pattern Tuesday – Helga the Hedgehog


I love hedgehogs. I may add feet to her later, but I think she is pretty cute the way she is.

If you want to make her, but don’t have the supplies, there’s a kit for that.

If you need a tutorial on loop stitch, click here

The pattern has been updated. It is now available on Ravelry and Craftsy.

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20 thoughts on “Free Pattern Tuesday – Helga the Hedgehog

    1. Hilla:

      In Round 8, (SC, INC, SC) is 4 stitches done 6 times will equal 24 stitches. You can do (2SC, INC) if you want. I do it this way so there isn’t a spiral indicating the increase stitches on the finished product.

      As for 17-19 – the numbering program on my ipad decided to skip some lines and I didn’t notice it until now. Thank you for pointing it out.


  1. Hi Wendy, I am progressing well with my first hedgehog BUT I’m stuck at Row 23-25 where it says repeat Row 25?? A typo I think, so which row do I repeat? Please help, I’m so close to the end : ( , thanks

      1. Thanks Wendy, I finished her & I’m absolutely delighted with the outcome!! Thank you for sharing her. I’m itching to make another one : ) Regards Theresa

        Sent from my iPad

  2. This is my first attempt at Amigurumi and I’m confused. Is this worked in the round? And can you do it with the magic ring process instead if it is in the round? And do you chain any between the rows? Thanks!!

    1. Sara Beth:

      This project is worked in the round. I personally do not like the magic ring, but it is perfectly fine if you want to start your project that way. Do not chain between rounds. You will work in a continuous spiral around the body. The loop stitch shows on the wrong side of the fabric so when you are doing Helga’s quills, you will need to turn the project around. It says so in the pattern. Good luck and let me know if you have more questions.


  3. I’m kind of confused on round 10… I’ve never made a loop stitch before.. I know it says that all Increases are loops unless otherwise specified, but if I do that on round 10, it kinda looks wierd. Maybe I’m doing something wrong?

    1. Make sure that your have turned it so the wrong side is facing. The loop stitch goes out. And I think you may be talking about the (4sc, inc) section. Those are not loop stitches. Thank you for letting me know it was unclear. There will be a flat set of stitches on the bottom so it lays flat and the loop stitches are around the sides and top. I will make a note to edit this and make it clearer.

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