Friday, 31 May 2013

Easy Crochet Bun Maker/Hair Donut Pattern

Now the one problem I have with having really long and thick hair (Like down to my waist), is that it takes ALOT of effort to put it up into something presentable, that is until I found these funky little things on Pinterest.

The issue I have with normal bun makers/sock buns is that my hair either comes loose after an hour or so or they don't match my hair colour, so I had to come up with a solution.

Crocheted Bun Makers




For the life of me I can't find the original post where I got the idea for these but I will link it if I come across it again!

I love these things as they are very lightweight and comfortable to wear, and the best thing is you can make them to match your hair colour instead of the choice of either the black or cream mesh colours you can get from most shops.

These bun makers are very easy to make, they can easily be made within an hour which is great if you need them for an event that specific day!

You can adjust the following pattern to make is smaller by starting with a starting chain of 26 and only following the pattern up to row 15.

For this pattern I used a little amount of DK (8ply) wool in a light brown colour, a 4mm crochet hook and a tapestry needle.

How To Make Them

Ch 31

Row 1: dc into second ch from hook and into each ch to the end of the row, ch 1 and turn (30)

Row 2: dc into each dc to the end of the row, ch 1 and turn (30)

Row 3-20: repeat row 2

Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing

Taking the rectangle, start rolling it up tightly with your longest tail being furthest away from you



Using the long tail, sew through the entire roll to hold all the layers securely.



now bring together the two ends and sew tightly around the entire edge where the two ends meet. Make sure to take your time and make sure this is secure otherwise your bun may loosen or break.


And there you go!
 
One finished bun maker custom made to your own needs!
 
This is the largest one I've made so far (its the cream coloured one in the main photo), the two dark brown ones were made by only doing up to 15 rows and rolling them up differently.
 
Try different methods of rolling them up or different sizes to create different looking buns
 
These are a fantastic addition for anyone who loves to do things with their hair, plus it has the added bonus of being able to stick your hair pins into it unlike the mesh ones.
 
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P.S I highly recommend not doing this with a cat nearby as I had "help" with mine:
 
 
 


Wednesday, 29 May 2013

We're Now On Facebook!

As the title suggests we now have a Facebook account set up for bits&bobbles!

We are going to be using Facebook to keep everyone updated on what's happening on the blog and to help us feel more connected to our subscribers.

So please head on over there by clicking on that funky Facebook button over there >>>>>

We are going to be posting updates very frequently letting everyone know when new patterns are coming out and give you a sneak peak of what those patterns are.

We have also made it so that you can freely share your own creations with us!

Feel free to publish the photos of your own crochet creations or the result of one of our patterns onto our page!

We would love to see what everyone is up to :)

It also gives us an opportunity to talk to everyone so we can help with any problems or questions you may have

So please head on over to our facebook page to keep up to date with what's going on and to catch a sneak peak of patterns we will be posting days before they are posted on the blog!

Many Thanks!
Crissy

Orlando The Cat Pattern

I've recently taken a break from big projects in favour of working on our first ever order!!!!!

A couple weeks back a neighbour approached us to make 3 cats for his partners birthday with the details being that the 3 cats had to match their 3 real cats.

So I've opted to take on this as my mum continues on our larger projects (lol!) in the form of 2 big pillow case designs.

So I have until mid June to get it done, the hardest part is the fact that one of their cats (Molly) I've never seen up close before which is making it incredibly hard to guess what she bloody looks like!

Plus I have to try and suss out what she looks like without the person who these cats are going to guessing what I'm doing!

Anyway I've already completed one of them:



This is Orlando, their oldest cat and an absolute sweety with one of the most unique and funny meows I've ever heard.

I thought it would be good to post the basic pattern I used to make the cats so you can alter it to be based on your own animals

Note: This pattern can be worked in either continuous or joined rounds, I used continuous in this pattern as I prefer it but by all means join at the end of rounds if you wish :)

The finished cat (including ears) 8" or 20cm tall and 3" or 8cm wide, so its a fairly big cat.

Things I used (to make just the basic cat NOT the extras like stripes and markings:
4mm crochet hook
1 ball of DK wool in the main colour of the cat (you will have lots left over)
small amount of black wool
small amount of white wool
small amount of pink wool
small amount of a random colour for the collar
1 pipe cleaner
1 small bell
1 small plastic sandwich bag
1 small hand full of rice/lentils/something dry you don't mind using
toy filler
2 large googly eyes

Note: Use a stitch marker to mark your rounds
Head:

In a magic loop


Rnd 1: 6 sc, tighten loop (6)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc (12)

Rnd 3: *1 sc in the first sc, 2 sc into the next sc* repeat around (18)

Rnd 4: 1 sc in each sc around(18)

Rnd 5: *1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat around (24)

Rnd 6: 1 sc in each sc around (24)

Rnd 7: *1 sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat around (30)

Rnd 7: 1 sc in each sc around (30)

Rnd 8: *1 sc in the next 4 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat around (36)

Rnd 9: 2 sc in each sc around (36)

Rnd 10: *1 sc in the next 5 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat around (42)

Rnd 11: 1 sc in each sc around (42)

Rnd 12: *1 sc in the next 6 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat around (48)

Rnd 13-16: 1 sc in each sc around (48)

Rnd 17: *1 sc in the next 6 sc, sc2tog* repeat around (42)

Rnd 18: 1 sc in each sc around (42)

Rnd 19: *1 sc in the next 5 sc, sc2tog* repeat around (36)

Rnd 20: 1 sc in each sc around (36)

Rnd 21: *1 sc in the next 4 sc, sc2tog* repeat around (30)

Rnd 22: 1 sc each sc around (30)

Begin to stuff and shape the head with the toy filler now

Rnd 23: *1 sc in the next 3 sc, sc2tog* repeat around (24)

Rnd 24: *1 sc in the next 2 sc, sc2tog* repeat around (18)

Rnd 25: *1 sc in the next sc, sc2tog* repeat around (12)

Rnd 26: sc2tog around (6)

Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing

Using a tapestry needle and the tail, sew together the remaining hole and weave in loose ends.

Once completed the head can be shaped simply by pulling on the sides of the head
Body:

In a magic loop

Rnd 1: 6 sc, tighten loop (6)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)

Rnd 3: *sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat around (18)

Rnd 4: *sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat around (24)

Rnd 5: *sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat around (30)

Rnd 6: *sc in the next 4 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat around (36)

Rnd 7: *sc in the next 5 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat around (42)

Rnd 8: *sc in the next 6 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat around (48)

Rnd 9: *sc in the next 7 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat around (54)

Rnd 10-12: 1 sc in each sc around (54)

Rnd 13:*sc in the next 7 sc, sc2tog* repeat around (48)

Rnd 14: 1 sc in each of sc around (48)

Rnd 15: *sc in the next 6 sc, sc2tog* repeat around (42)

Rnd 16: 1 sc in each sc around (42)

Rnd 17: *sc in the next 5 sc, sc2tog* repeat around (36)

Rnd 18: 1 sc in each sc around (36)

Rnd 19: *sc in the next 4 sc, sc2tog* repeat around (30)

Rnd 20: 1 sc in each sc around (30)

Put a small handful of rice or whatever you choose into a small plastic sandwich bag and tie a knot in the bag, you may also choose to wrap the bag in tape to stop any spills

stuff this bag into the body cavity, this gives it weight and helps it balance

Rnd 21: *sc in the next 3 sc, sc2tog* repeat around (24)

Rnd 22: 1 sc in each sc around (24)

Begin stuff the body cavity with the toy filler

Rnd 23: *sc in the next 2 sc, sc2tog* repeat around (18)

Rnd 24-26: sc in each sc around (18)

Finish off and stuff the body cavity


Assembly
Place the point of the head into the body cavity

using a tapestry needle and some same coloured wool

neatly sew around the edge of the body cavity to the head making it look as smooth as possible by keeping the stitches small and close together
Ears (make 2 of inner and outer ear)
Outer Ear

In a magic loop

Rnd 1: 6 sc, tighten loop (6)


Rnd 2: *sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat around (8)

Rnd 3: *sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat around(10)

Rnd 4: *sc in the next 4 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat around (12)

Rnd 5: *sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat around (16)

Rnd 6: *sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat around (20)

Rnd 7: *sc in the next 4 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat around (24)

Rnd 8-9: sc in each sc around

Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing


Inner Ear (in pink)

ch 7
Row 1: hdc dec into the second and third ch from hook, hdc in the next 2 ch, hdc dec in the last 2 ch, ch 1 and turn (4)

Row 2: hdc dec in first 2 hdc, hc dec in last 2 hdc, ch 1 and turn (2)

Row 3: hdc dec in first and last hdc, ch 2 (1)

Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing

Sew the inner ear pieces to one side of the outer ears before sewing the whole ears to the sides of the head.


Tail

In a magic loop

Rnd 1: 6 sc, tighten loop

Rnd 2: 1 sc in each sc around(6)

Repeat round 2 until tail measures roughly 7 inches

Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing

Taking a pipe cleaner, fold it in half and insert into the tail

Now bend the tail into whatever shape you want your tail to be, we went with a generic s shape

Using a tapestry needle and the tail you left, sew the tail to the back of the cat

You may want to put a few stitches connecting the tail to the back to give it extra support


And there you go!
One basic cat that you an customise to look however you want :)

From here on you can give this little cat a face and features such as coloured spots, a white belly, a collar etc the options are endless

So have fun with this pattern and please if you do make these little cats send us a picture letting us know how yours turned out!


 

 

 

 


Monday, 20 May 2013

Panda Sleep Mask Pattern

Following on from one of our most popular patterns, I thought id make another eye mask but this time change it up to be a panda since they were one of my favourite animals at one point plus its a nice little pattern to do.

This is a very quick project, this took probably about 30-40 minutes so its ideal for a quick gift!

I used a size 4mm crochet hook and standard 8 ply (DK) wool in black and white, as well as a little bit of elastic


The Mask

ch 4

Row 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc, 2 sc in last ch, ch1 and turn (5)

Row 2: 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 and turn (5)

Row 3: 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1 and turn (7)

Row 4: 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 and turn (7)

Row 5: 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1 and turn (9)

Row 6-11: 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 and turn (9)

Row 12: sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog, ch 1 and turn (7)

Row 13: 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 and turn (7)

Row 14: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog, ch 1 and turn (5)

Row 15: 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 and turn (5)

Row 16: 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1 and turn (7)

Row 17: 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 and turn (7)

Row 18: 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1 and turn (9)

Row 19-23: 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 and turn (9)

Row 24: sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog, ch 1 and turn (7)

Row 25: 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 and turn (7)

Row 26: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog, ch 1 and turn (5)

Row 27: 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 and turn (5)

Row 28: sc2tog, 1 sc, sc2tog, ch 1 and turn (3)

Sc around the outside of the mask as many times as you like to make it the size you want (I went round three times with mine)

Finish off and weave in loose ends

Now attach a piece of elastic to the sides

And there you go! One easy sleep mask!
 
You can either leave it plain, make it into any animal you like or follow the pattern below to turn it into a panda.

Eyes (Make 2):
 

In a magic loop,

Rnd 1: 8 hdc, join and ch 1

Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each hdc, join and ch 1

Rnd 3: 2 hdc in each hdc, join and finish off leaving a long tail for sewing

To create the eyes, use a tapestry needle and a little white wool to create them

Ears (Make 2) 
In a magic loop

Rnd 1: 8 hdc, join and ch 1

Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each hdc, join and ch 1

Rnd 3: 2 hdc in the next 12 hdc

This should create a flat edge

Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing

Sew to the edges of the mask over the eyes

Nose
 
ch 2

Row 1: 3 hdc into second ch from hook, ch 1 and turn

Row 2: 1 hdc into each hdc

finish off, and sew to centre of mask.

And there you go, one panda sleep mask!

As always please leave us a comment telling us how yours turned out or what animal you turned your sleep mask into! :D

Thursday, 16 May 2013

A Quick Note! Please Read!

We apologise for the lack of posts as of late, there has been a lot of things going on recently with starting a new job, creative block and overall lack of time to be able to sit down and write out patterns we are happy with :(

HOWEVER

Posts will resume as normal from Saturday onwards!

We are introducing a new upload schedule (days to be decided!) as before we were focusing on getting as many free patterns out as possible to the point in which we don't enjoy it as much, so from now on you can expect weekly from us:

  • 2 Absolutely Free Patterns A Week
  • 1 Paid Pattern A Week (Links will be added soon)
  • 1-2 Posts About our favourite Crochet blogs of the week/month
If you know anyone who has a crochet related blog, have a blog/website you use frequently which you have found helpful OR have a crochet related blog yourself and would like us to feature your patterns please either Leave the link as a comment to this post or email us at bitsandbobblesbusiness@gmail.com 

We once again apologise for the lack of posts but now after a little break we are back!

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Crochet Panda Hat Pattern

Since I revisited the owl hat I made before Christmas, I thought I might as well revisit some of the older patterns I did.

Perfect for anyone who likes animals, as a last minute gift or if you're like us and live in the UK where the winter and summer can happen in the same day, then this is ideal for keeping your ears from falling off!

I went through a big phase a couple of months ago over pandas.....no idea why I just did, plus everything at the time in all the clothes shops were all panda themed as well.

So I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon and crochet a panda hat just to say I had one! plus I never pass up the opportunity to make a funky looking hat!

For this Pattern I used a size 4mm crochet hook and DK (8ply) yarn in white and black.

The project itself took a few hours at most as it comes together quickly once the main hat is done.



Panda Hat Pattern
 

In a magic loop with White wool
Rnd 1: 11 DC into the loop, join to first DC, chain 2 (11)

Rnd 2: 2 DC in each DC around, join, chain 2 (22)

Rnd 3: 2 DC in first DC, 1 DC in next DC, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33)

Rnd 4: 2 DC in first DC, 1 DC in the 2 DC, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44)
Rnd 5: 2 DC in first DC, 1 DC in next 10 DC, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48)
Rnd 6: 2 DC in first DC, 1 DC in next 11 DC, Repeat around, join, chain 2 (52)
Rnd 7: 2 DC in first DC, 1 DC in next 12 DC, repeat around, join, chain 2 (56)

Rnd 8: 2 DC in first DC, 1 DC in next 13 DC, repeat around, join, chain 2 (60)

Rnd 9: 2 DC in first DC, 1 DC in next 14 DC, repeat around, join, chain 2 (64)

Rnd 10: 2 DC in first DC, 1 DC in next 15 DC, repeat around, join, chain 2 (68)

Rnd 11: 1 DC in each DC around, join, Change to your next colour, chain 2 (68)

Rnd 12 - 26: 1 DC in each DC around, join, (68)
 
Finish off And weave in ends
 
At this point you can either leave it as a beanie or add ear flaps by following our tutorial HERE
 
Ears:
Use the biggest size bobble maker you have and make 2 large bobbles using black wool then sew them to the top of the hat.
 
Eyes:
Black Ring around Eyes:
In a magic loop, 11 DC, join to first DC, chain 2 (11)
Rnd 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Rnd 3: 2 DC in first DC, 1 DC in next DC, repeat around, join, (33 DC)
Outer circle - With White Yarn:

In a magic loop, 11 DC, join to first DC, chain 2 (11)
Rnd 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
 
Inner circle - With Black Yarn:

In a Magic loop, 11 DC, join to first DC, Fasten Off
Fasten Off, using a tapestry needle, sew the black circle to the centre of the white circle then sew in position onto beanie.
For the nose (and mouth if you're feeling particularly crafty), use a tapestry needle and black wool to sew the shape of a nose and mouth on.
As a finishing touch you can single crochet around the edge of the entire beanie in black wool
And there you go! One Panda Hat!
 
As always please feel free to leave a comment as we love hearing from you :)




 


Thursday, 2 May 2013

Crochet Owl Hat Pattern

This Pattern has been requested after we posted our crochet owl sleep mask and of course we are more than happy to post it here for you :)

This was actually one of the first hats we did back in the beginning! But never posted the pattern since we had never written a pattern for others at that point and we were worried that no one would be able to understand it!

But now, months on as it has been requested we have revisited our pattern and made it readable by others :D

This Pattern is for an adult sized beanie, we used 8ply wool (DK), a 4mm crochet hook and 3 colours for the main hat.



Owl Beanie
 

 
In a magic loop with your first colour
 
Rnd 1: 11 DC into the loop, join to first DC, chain 2 (11)

Rnd 2: 2 DC in each DC around, join, chain 2 (22)

Rnd 3: 2 DC in first DC, 1 DC in next DC, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33)

Rnd 4: 2 DC in first DC, 1 DC in the 2 DC, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44)
 
Rnd 5: 2 DC in first DC, 1 DC in next 10 DC, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48)
 
Rnd 6: 2 DC in first DC, 1 DC in next 11 DC, Repeat around, join, chain 2 (52)
 
Rnd 7: 2 DC in first DC, 1 DC in next 12 DC, repeat around, join, chain 2 (56)

Rnd 8: 2 DC in first DC, 1 DC in next 13 DC, repeat around, join, chain 2 (60)

Rnd 9: 2 DC in first DC, 1 DC in next 14 DC, repeat around, join, chain 2 (64)

Rnd 10: 2 DC in first DC, 1 DC in next 15 DC, repeat around, join, chain 2 (68)

Rnd 11: 1 DC in each DC around, join, Change to your next colour, chain 2 (68)

Rnd 12 - 17: 1 DC in each DC around, join, (change to next colour at the end of Rnd 17) chain 2 (68)

Rnd 18 - 26: 1 DC in each DC around, join

Finish off and weave in ends

At this point feel free to leave it as a beanie but if you would like to add the ear flaps The instructions can be found HERE.



Eyes -Make 2:

Inner circle - With Black Yarn:
In a Magic loop, 11 DC, join to first DC,  Fasten Off
Outer circle - With White Yarn:

In a magic loop, 11 DC, join to first DC, chain 2 (11)
Rnd 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Rnd 3: 2 DC in first DC, 1 DC in next DC, repeat around, join, (33 DC)
 
Fasten Off, using a tapestry needle, sew the black circle to the centre of the white circle then sew in position onto beanie.
Beak:
 
With Yellow Yarn:
 
ch 13,
Row 1: hdc into second ch from hook and in each ch to the end of the row, ch1 (12)
Row 2: hdc dec in the next 2 hdc, 1 hdc in next 8 hdc, hdc dec in last 2 hdc, ch 1 (10)
Row 3: hdc dec in the next 2 hdc, 1 hdc in next 6 hdc, hdc dec in last 2 hdc, ch 1 (8)
Row 4: hdc dec in the next 2 hdc, 1 hdc in next 4 hdc, hdc dec in last 2 hdc, ch 1 (6)
Row 5: hdc dec in the next 2 hdc, 1 hdc in next 2 hdc, hdc dec in last 2 hdc, ch 1 (4)
Row 6: hdc dec in the next 2 hdc, hdc dec in last 2 hdc, ch 1 (2)
Row 7: hdc dec in the last 2 hdc (1)
Row 8: sc around the whole triangle shape to make it look neater, finish off and using a tapestry needle, sew the beak in place on the hat.

 

And there you go! One owl beanie :D

I hope you found this pattern helpful and as always please leave us a comment telling us how yours turned out! :D
 




Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Crochet Hedgehog Pattern

As you know, we have an insane amount of cats, and although I love them dearly there are a few disadvantages....like being able to get milk out the fridge without having a glaring of cats meowing at you or being able to leave a blanket/piece of clothing/anything you don't want hair on anywhere for 5 minutes before one of them finds and sits on it!

One of the biggest problems though is the fact we cant have any other small pets without them wanting to eat it, this goes for the wildlife in the area as well, we would love to out bird feeders up and stuff but that would be like ringing the cats dinner bell!

So we came up with an alternative with crocheted wildlife :D




I saw a few of these a while back but never found a decent pattern, I saw one lady using a funky type of wool to make the hedgehogs look more "spikey" but for the life of me I cant find her blog again however if I do I shall link it below :)

Anyway this is the pattern I came up with using this funky wool called Eyelash wool which looks like this:
 
 
I loved the result this yarn gave, plus it was very cheap, HOWEVER the amount of times this stuff got caught and knotted with itself made me rage so many times!

Anyway! these little guys take next to no time to make and hardly any wool, I made 2 adults and 2 babies and still have most of both my yarns left.


Adult Hedgehogs:
Start by using regular DK (8ply) wool in a beige colour and a 3mm hook


In a magic loop

Rnd 1: 6 sc in the magic loop, pull the loop closed, join with a sl st, ch 1 (6)

Rnd 2-5: 1 sc in each sc around, join with sl st and ch 1 (6)

Rnd 6: 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st and ch 1 (12)

Rnd 7: *1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat to end of row, join and ch 1 (18)

Rnd 8: *1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat to end of row, join and ch 1 (24)

Rnd 9 - 14: 1 sc in each sc, join and ch 1 (24)

At this point turn your work inside out and attach the eyelash yarn to your work

Note: you turn your work inside out so that the spikes will face outwards

switch to a 4mm hook (its easier to work with the eyelash yarn with a bigger hook)

Rnd 15 - 22: 1 sc in each sc around, join and ch 1 (24)

Rnd 16: sc2tog all the way round, join and ch 1 (12)

Finish off, leave a long tail for sewing

Now turn your work inside out again, the "spikes" should now stick the right way out

Stuff the hedgehog now

Using a tapestry needle, thread the long tail you left and tightly stitch together the hole that remains, secure with a knot and finish off, weaving in loose ends

Now you can add whatever you wish to make it look more of a hedgehog, we simply used a tapestry needle and some black wool to make the nose and eyes, but feel free to make it your own and use beads or buttons or something :)

For the ears we simply did 8 hdc in a magic loop and pulled it closed before stitching one on each side of the head.





Baby Hedgehogs:
 
Start by using regular DK (8ply) wool in a beige colour and a 3mm hook

In a magic loop

Rnd 1: 6 sc in the magic loop, pull the loop closed, join with a sl st, ch 1 (6)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st and ch 1 (12)

Rnd 3: *1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat to end of row, join and ch 1 (18)

Rnd 4: *1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat to end of row, join and ch 1 (24)

Rnd 5 - 9: 1 sc in each sc, join and ch 1 (24)

At this point turn your work inside out and attach the eyelash yarn to your work

Note: you turn your work inside out so that the spikes will face outwards

switch to a 4mm hook (its easier to work with the eyelash yarn with a bigger hook)

Rnd 10 - 15: 1 sc in each sc around, join and ch 1 (24)

Rnd 16: sc2tog all the way round, join and ch 1 (12)

Finish off, leave a long tail for sewing

Now turn your work inside out again, the "spikes" should now stick the right way out

Stuff the hedgehog now

Using a tapestry needle, thread the long tail you left and tightly stitch together the hole that remains, secure with a knot and finish off, weaving in loose ends.
And there you go! one family of hedgehogs which your cats wont eat!



Have fun making these and as always leave us a comment and share with us how your hedgehogs turned out!



Also

We have 4 of these little guys, 2 adults and 2 babies but they sadly don't have names yet :'(

So if any of you creative people out there have some lovely names to suggest please leave a comment :)