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William the Hedgehog
Lion Brand® Fun Fur® - Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 50855 The hedgehog is Europe's answer to the porcupine. When threatened, it rolls itself into a ball so that its quills point outward.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
10 1/4 inches [26.5 cm] long

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

320-126 Fun Fur Yarn: Chocolate Deep, rich brown
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.99
Note: (A)

320-205 Fun Fur Yarn: Sandstone Soft grey, brown, and white
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.99
Note: (B)

640-402 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Wheat

Cream with natural black fibers


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.49
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing Scraps of leather or felt for feet Scraps of brown and blue embroidery thread for the eyes and nose Sewing needle and thread for attaching the feet
GAUGE:
10 sts + 12 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st (k on right side, p on wrong side) with 2 strands of A, 1 strand of B, and 1 strand of C held tog. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Inc 1 (increase 1 st) Knit into front and back of st.

NOTES:
Hedgehog is knit using 4 strands of yarn held together


INSTRUCTIONS



HEDGEHOG
Beginning at rear end of hedgehog, and leaving a long tail of each yarn, cast on 20 sts using 2 strands of A, 1 strand of B, and 1 strand of C held tog.
Row 1 Inc 1, k 18, inc 1 - 22 sts.
Row 2 K 1, inc 1, k 18, inc 1, k 1 - 24 sts.
Row 3 K 1, inc 1, k 20, inc 1, k 1 - 26 sts.
Row 4 Drop 2 strands of A.

K 5 with B and C only; pick up 2 strands of A and, working with 4 strands (2 of A, 1 strand each of B and C) held tog, k 16, drop 2 strands of A and, with B and C only, k 5.
Row 5 P 5 with B and C only, pick up 2 strands of A and k 16 with 2 strands of A and 1 strand each of B and C held tog, drop 2 strands of A, p 5 with B and C.
Rows 6, 8 and 10 Rep Row 4.
Rows 7, 9 and 11 Rep Row 5.
Row 12 K 6 with B and C only, pick up 2 strands of A and k 14 with 2 strands of A and 1 strand each of B and C held tog, drop 2 strands of A and, with B and C, k 6.
Rows 13, 15, 17 and 19 P 7 with B and C held tog, pick up 2 strands of A and k 12 with 2 strands of A and 1 strand each of B and C held tog, drop 2 strands of A and, with B and C, p 7.
Rows 14, 16 and 18 K 7 with B and C held tog, pick up 2 strands of A and k 12 with 2 strands of A and 1 strand each of B and C held tog, drop 2 strands of A and, with B and C, k 7.
Row 20 With B and C held tog, k2tog, k 5, pick up 2 strands of A and, working with 4 strands held tog, k2tog, k 8, k2tog, drop 2 strands of A and, with B and C, k 5, k2tog - 22 sts.
Row 21 With B and C held tog, p 6, pick up 2 strands of A and, working with 4 strands held tog, k 10, drop 2 strands of A and, with B and C, p 6.
Row 22 With B and C held tog, k2tog, k 4, pick up 2 strands of A and, working with 4 strands held tog, k2tog, k 6, k2tog, drop 2 strands of A and, with B and C, k 4, k2tog - 18 sts.
Row 23 With B and C held tog, p 5, pick up 2 strands of A and, working with 4 strands held tog, k 8, drop 2 strands of A and, with B and C, p 5.
Row 24 With B and C held tog, k2tog, k 3, pick up 2 strands of A and, working with 4 strands held tog, k2tog, k 4, k2tog, drop 2 strands of A and, with B and C, k 3, k2tog - 14 sts.
Row 25 Cut both strands of A.

Working with only B and C, purl.
Row 26 K2tog, k 10, k2tog - 12 sts.
Row 27 Cut strand of B.

Working with C only, purl.
Row 28 K2tog, k 8, k2tog - 10 sts.
Row 29 Purl.
Row 30 K2tog, k 6, k2tog - 8 sts.
Row 31 Purl.
Row 32 K2tog 4 times - 4 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.



FINISHING
Thread tail into large-eyed blunt needle, thread through remaining sts and gather tightly tog.

Fasten off.

Rep on cast on end of the Hedgehog.

Sew seam, leaving an opening for stuffing.

Stuff with fiberfill and sew opening closed.

Weave in ends.

Following photo, use brown embroidery thread to embroider nose and blue embroidery thread to embroider eyes.







Using pattern, cut 4 feet from brown leather or felt.

Cut slit where marked.

Sew feet through slit to underside of the Hedgehog.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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