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

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Copyright 2012: Drunken Aunt Wendy Designs
Materials
Size E Crochet Hook
12 mm safety animal nose
12 mm black safety eyes
Yarn
Vanna’s Choice – Beige
I Love This Yarn – Greybeard
Caron’s Simply Soft – Grape
Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
CH – Chain
INC – 2 SC in same stitch
LC – Loop Stitch
DEC – SC 2 stitches together
TC – triple crochet
DC – double crochet

Instructions
In beige, ch 2
1. In 2nd Ch from hook, SC 4
2. INC.in each stitch (8)
3. INC, SC 7 (9)
4. INC, SC 8 (10)
5. (INC, 4 SC) 2 times (12)
6. (INC, SC) 6 times (18)
7. SC row
8. (SC, INC, SC) 6 times (24)
9. (3 SC, INC) 6 times (30)
With Slip stitch, fasten off.
Place nose in center
Place eyes between rows 6 and 7, 5 to 6 stitches apart
With wrong side facing, find bottom center, count back five, join gray with a slip stitch. There will be 10 stitches at the bottom that are not done in loop stitch.
Note unless instructed otherwise, the following increases are loop stitches
10. (4 SC, INC) 2 times, (4 LS, INC) 4 times (36)
11. (5 SC, INC) 2 times, (5 LS, INC) 4 times (42)
12. 14 SC, 28 LS
13. Repeat row 12
14. DEC, 10 SC, DEC, 28 LS (40)
15. DEC, 8 SC, DEC, 28 LS (38)
16. 10 SC, 28 LS
17-20. Repeat row 16
21. DEC, 6 SC, DEC, 28 LS (36)
22. SC 8, LS 28
23-25. Repeat row 22
Stuff
26. 4 SC, DEC, 2 SC do the remaining stitches in loop stitch 2 LS, DEC (4 LS, DEC) 4 times (30).
27. 3 SC, DEC, 2 SC do the remaining stitches in loop stitch LS, DEC (3 LS, DEC) 4 times (24).
28. 2 SC, DEC, 2 SC do the remaining stitches in loop stitch DEC (2 LS, DEC) 4 times (18).
29. (LS, DEC) 6 times (12)
30. DEC 6 times
Fasten off and sew up opening.
Bow (optional)
In Grape
Ch 12
TC in 4th chain from hook, TC, DC, DC, SC, DC, DC, TC, TC
fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. Wrap tail around center to define the bow and sew to face.

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