17 Adorable Hedgehog Crochet Patterns for Beginners

Hedgehog crochet patterns are a popular choice for beginners looking to get into amigurumi. These cute and charming animals are simple to make, using basic crochet stitches and techniques.

Hedgehog patterns come in a variety of styles, from realistic to rounded and cute, making them a versatile project for crocheters of all skill levels. The below patterns, paid and free, include step-by-step instructions, photos or diagrams, and a list of necessary materials.

The finished hedgehog can be used as a toy, decoration, or gift, and is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Hedgehog crochet patterns are a fun and engaging way to learn the art of amigurumi.

1. Heart Hedgehog

Free pattern by Crochet to Play

The finished hedgehog measures approximately 4 inches tall and 5 inches long, making it the perfect size for cuddling or display – there’s even the option to add a heart to your creation!

The Crochet Hedgehog Pattern requires only basic crochet stitches, such as single crochet, and uses simple techniques such as increasing and decreasing.

2. Hedgehog Baby Toy

Free pattern by One Dog Woof

This pattern is a creative way to make a crochet hedgehog. This designer uses ribbon tags to resemble the spikes of a hedgehog to provide the baby toy with different textures.

The pattern has great instructions, clear photos to show each stage and is very easy to follow. This is a great project if you’re looking for something quick to make too!

3. Heath the Hedgehog

Paid pattern by Theres’s Crochet Shop on Etsy

This cute little guy can be made in just a few hours and has an easy-to-follow pattern. The pattern only uses basic crochet stitches, so it’s a good choice for beginner crocheters.

4. Harper Hedgehog

Free pattern by Yarnspirations

A colorful hedgehog pattern to brighten up your home! This pattern results in a small but very cute hedgehog with various colors which makes a change to typical brown hedgehog amigurumi patterns.

5. Mini Hedgehog

Free pattern by Amigurumi Space

This free pattern allows you to make an adorable mini hedgehog – perfect for use as a keychain or pocket hug for yourself, friends and family.

There is a written pattern you can follow along with as well as a YouTube video you can watch, but it is in another language with English subtitles so you can follow along that way.

6. Hedgehog Pincushion

Free pattern by Knot Yo Grandma

This creative pattern is perfect for beginners as it is made in the round using simple stitches like single crochet and increases and decreases.

You’ll no longer lose pins or hurt yourself – your crocheted hedgehog friend can carry them for you!

7. Amigurumi Hedgehog

Free pattern by Repeat Crafter Me

This little hedgehog is very cute and quick to crochet too! You create the image of a hedgehog in this pattern using the coloring and shape of his pointy nose. It’s simple to make and uses just the basic amigurumi crochet stitches!

8. Hedgehog Ragdoll

Free pattern by Crochet for You

These hedgehogs are made slightly different to others in this list as they are made using a ragdoll method – joining two crocheted pieces together to create the final ite.

This pattern is a quick project, and it’s great for beginners to practice flat crochet and sewing too!

9. Bobble Hedgehog

Free pattern by Crochet Stitch Witch

These hedgehogs are quick and easy to make given their small size and simple stitches. This hedgehog pattern makes use of a bobble stitch to create the hedgehog spike texture.

10. Quick Hedgehog

Free pattern by Yarnhild

These crocheted hedgehog are so cite and simple to make. The designer even suggests using bulky yarn to make them even quicker to crochet your new animal friend!

They use basic amigurumi stitches and also loop stitches to make the hedgehog spikes.

11. Easy Hedgehog

Free pattern on YouTube

This pattern by Rose and Lily Crochet on YouTube is such a great hedgehog pattern for beginners! It is made using bulky yarn which makes it quick to work up and the pattern is very easy to follow in the video format provided.

You can also purchase the pattern if your prefer a written format of pattern to follow.

12. Roly the Hedgehog

Paid pattern by Airali Design on Etsy

This paid pattern can be found on Etsy and gives you two spine options to choose from!

The body is worked as one piece and only requires you to sew on the ears, arms and feet – making this slightly easier for beginners (and those who don’t like sewing)!

13. Happy Hedgehog

Free pattern by Spin A Yarn Crochet

This hedgehog is wrapped up warm and is so adorable! You not only get a hedgehog pattern, but also a pattern for a mini plaid scarf for your hedgehog or other crochet creations.

This hedgehog comes out quite small and as such is quite easy to make and quick to make too!

14. Colorful Hedgehog

Free pattern by Crochet Andrea

This is such a fun hedgehog pattern! The long strands and bright colors make for an interesting crochet hedgehog to make.

You can keep the color strands long or even chop them shorter and closer to the hedgehog body if you want a more typical-looking hedgehog creation!

15. Hedgehog and Hoglet

Paid pattern by LauLovesCrochet on Etsy

This pattern is great as you get so many creations in one! You get the Mama Hedgehog and her Hoglets! Not only that but the Mama Hedgehog has a space inside to keep the Hoglets safe!

While this pattern is more for advanced beginners, it’s too good an option to keep off this list!

16. Cute Hedgehog

Free pattern by Ambros Crochet on Ravelry

This cute hedgehog looks more realistic than other on this list and is certainly more realistic in its size.

This hedgehog pattern is easy to follow and helpfully includes pictures so you can see how your hedgehog should be coming along during the crochet process!

17. Fluffy Hedgehog

Free pattern by Anna Eule on Ravelry

This hedgehog is a little fluffy friend that you can easily make. The designer states this pattern is easy, but that is does requires some patience owing to the method to make the yarn strands fluffy.

Alternatively you can leave the strands as is if you don’t want to brush out and fluff up the yarn.