I must have been looking at Cute Overload when I thought of making a tatted hedgehog. I've never had a hedgehog, and never even held one, but they really are cute!
He was quick to stitch once he was designed, and fun, too! I made the picots along his back extra-long and after I clipped them I gave him a bit of a haircut to make them even.
This pattern is beginner to intermediate level (only because of the beads) and uses two shuttles. I used size 30 DMC Cebelia thread in white.
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You will need:
|j||join||lj||lock join||blj||lock join with a bead|
String one bead onto your working thread. This will be his nose.
R: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, close, turn
*Ch: 10ds, turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p of previous R, (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close, turn*
Repeat between * until there are a total of five rings completed.
Ch: 4ds long p (this picot will have a bead on it), 3ds p 3ds, turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p of previous R, 3ds p 3ds j to 2nd p of first R, 3ds p 3ds, close
Change shuttles (Use your working shuttle now as the thread to wrap around your hand. The other shuttle will now become your working shuttle.)
Ch: 4ds lj to previous p, 5ds slide the bead for the nose into place, 5ds blj to previous long p, 5ds lj to base of next ring
**Ch: (1ds long p) 12 times, 1ds, lj to base of next R**
Repeat between ** until you've made a total of four of these chains
Cut and tie
Snip open all the picots on the last four chains, then trim them to an even length.
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