Hedgehog Granny Square - Woodland Afghan Series

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We just had our first snow fall here in Central Pennsylvania! That means we had a snow day and I had lots of time to hunker down and get crackin' on this afghan! I have two new squares to share with you - this little hedgehog and a bear that you can check out here.

Along with that, I have done the math to figure out how many squares I will need to make this afghan. It will be a bit larger than an average throw. Click here to check out all the details you need to follow along! I am planning about 10 different woodland critter/themed granny squares, so we're about half way there!

Any guesses as to what other critters I have on my list to create? I'll give you a hint on the next one I plan on sharing.. "What does the ___ say?!"

Worsted weight yarn:
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Beige, Taupe, Black
G/4.00mm hook
Stitch Marker
Tapestry needle

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Special Stitches
Puff Stitch (YO pull through - 4 times, YO pull through all stitches, chain 1)

With tan
Row 1: Chain 2, SC into second chain from hook (1)
Row 2: Chain 1, SC increase (2)
Row 3: Chain 1, SC increase, SC increase (4)
Row 4: Chain 1, SC increase (place stitch marker into first SC), SC, SC, SC increase, continue to SC around until you get back to stitch marker, switch to taupe color (6)
Row 5: Chain 2, puff stitch(into first SC of the 4th row), SC, *puff stitch, SC, repeat from * (3 puff stitches)
Row 6: Chain 1, SC across (6)
Row 7: Repeat row 5 (3 puff stitches)
Row 8: Chain 1, SC across (6)
Row 9: Repeat Row 5 (3 puff stitches)
Row 10: Chain 1, decrease, 2 SC, decrease (4)
Row 11: Chain 2, puff stitch, SC, puff stitch, SC (2 puff stitches)
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing onto granny square.

With black yarn sew on eye and nose. (The hedgehog’s face should be facing to the left)

On the bottom of the hedgehog using ecru colored yarn:
Insert hook at second puff stitch and SC in two spaces. Fasten off.
Skip two spaces, SC in next two spaces for second leg. Fasten off.

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  1. Can you tell me what size hook you are using for the hedgehog?

    1. G hook 4.0mm, I apologize I forgot to add that to the materials list!

  2. I am confused as to what increase means and then the parentheses next to it. I have not read a pattern like it

    1. i didn't specify (but will) that it is a SC increase. Increase means you make 2 SC into one stitch or space. The number in parenthesis is the number of stitches you should have in that row. Hope that helps!

  3. On row 4, where do I put the next stitch when you say continue to crochet around?

    1. So when you're doing the head, you will have a triangle/cone shape. You will want to sc down the side and back up. Where you place your stitches will not be exact but I try to do one SC per row so about 5 sc down and 5 sc back up. I hope that makes sense! Let me know if you need more clarification

  4. Thank you for your explanation! Now I got it! I'm crocheting along with you. So far I made 4 animals. 3 each. The hedgehog is my 5th. I've done all the squares. It's very enjoyable thus far. You're awesome!

  5. This is so cute! Thank you so much for making this a free pattern, I can't wait to make it.

  6. Just blown away and can't wait to read more and even crochet some of them!!!Thankyou so much !

  7. It would be so amazing if you made a video of how to do this on your YouTube channel! For some reason, I am having the hardest time with this pattern even after purchasing it :/