De mignonnes petites bêtes se promènent dans mon jardin!
Cute little hedgehogs are hanging out on my lawn!
Here are the alterations to the Purl Bee’s pattern to make a tiny hedgehog! Since I had already used much thinner needle and thread I could not just use even smaller ones, so I had to adapt the pattern.
You will need two sets of double pointed needles, one 2,5mm and one 4mm, with the contrasting threads of the appropriate thickness for each needle set.
With the smaller double pointed needles, cast 3 stitches onto three needles.
Round 1: knit
Round 2: knit
R.3: K.1, make 1 left (see explanation on Purl bee pattern), k1, make 1 right, k 1, make 1 left
Now you have 6 stitches so start from the explanation of round 2 of the Purl Bee’s pattern.
Stop when you have 24 stitches on your needles, then place the first 7 stitches on 1 needle and share the 17 other stitches on the two other needles.
Follow the explanations from round 1 and 2 of the pattern and stop when you have 15 stitches (x3)
-Then: – knit
-repeat round 1 (=17 stitches)
– repeat round 1 and round 2
– go back to the pattern’s explanations for decreasing, until you get to 5 stitches.
– then follow the explanations to knit the body of the hedgehog in the contrasting yarn. Once you’ve reached the 5 stitches on hold follow the instructions to decrease for the bottom starting from round 4. Go on with the syste of decrease following the pattern until you’ve reached 5-6 stitches.
– for the ears pick up three stitches instead of four.
I hope this is clear. Basically, once you get how the pattern works it is just easy to adapt.
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