Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Pattern Love: Little Oddment Hedgehog

Hedgehogs seem to be a creature admired by many and these days they appear in many forms. There are real live ones with their own popular Instagram accounts, you can purchase them as drawings and prints and many other things. 
In the world of knitting, there are heaps hedgehog patterns around, but my absolute favourite would have to the Little Oddment Hedgehog by Julie Williams of Little Cotton Rabbits. This hedgehog hits all the right notes from the irresistible look to the versatility of the pattern. As the name suggests, this is a great pattern for using up bits and bobs from your stash. 

As explained in the pattern, you can make different sized hedgehogs by using different weight yarns, or do as I did and use the same yarn and just knit with different amounts of strands for each hedgehog.
The colourful ones above I made by using three strands of Organic Cotton DK yarn at once. I love the coloured hedgies for a bright look, but I also enjoy making a little family of three from traditional brown. 

These three were made with Organic Cotton Chocolate DK yarn for their bodies and for the other yarn I just used oddments of 4ply Bamboo yarn from my stash.
Aren't they adorable? 

The other wonderful thing about these little delights is the speed at which they can be knitted. I've completed a whole family in a weekend and they make excellent gifts for people of all ages. 
Julie's pattern is available to on Etsy


What patterns do you love? Share below in the comments. 
Happy making!
Sarah x

Hedgehogs Raveled Here


  1. I have this pattern too but never thought of doing them in pastels, what a great idea, yours are lovely. Maria xx

    1. Thank-you Maria. It's such a great pattern isn't it? x

  2. I follow you on Instagram, and I was on my friend Hazel's blog looking at her desserts when I see that you commented! And I was like "Hang on... That's the awesome lady with silky chickens!!!" :), I'm telling you I have to have some! Also, I love your Hedgehogs, I have recently (days ago) started crocheting, I had try to learn before and didn't do a great job, but I am trying! Practice makes perfect right? I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Tammy x

    1. Haha, your comment made me giggle :-) Indeed you must get some Silkies! They are delightful and far superior to other chickens ;-)
      It can be tricky learning a new skill....I've never had the patience for crochet although I've tried to learn. I think I'll have to stick with knitting x

    2. wohohoo for inter connectivity!!! This just all but made my day!! And I love those pastel little cuties too :) Hazel x

  3. I prefer the naturally coloured ones to the colourful ones. I do not use patterns for any of my toys, I just crochet and whatever comes out, comes out. Sometimes it isn't pretty ;)


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