21 Hedgehog Knitting Patterns

Don’t ask me why a tiny animal covered in spikes can be considered adorable, it just is — I don’t make the rules! These friendly creatures are rapidly becoming a rare sight, so I wanted to pay homage to the humble hedgehog with these Hedgehog Knitting Patterns.

Fun fact: Did you know that hedgehogs can swim and climb trees? They mostly stay on the gourd, though; we know them for their cute quills and drolly-ball shape to protect themselves.

Hedgehog Knitting Patterns

I’ve gathered together the best hedgehog knitting patterns that any hedgie-lover will adore. And how could you not love an animal that rolls up into a little spiky ball and has the cutest feet known to man?

From a hedgehog-inspired blanket to hedgehog plushies, this list is eclectic and bound to delight anyone with a soft spot for the spiky creatures that have captured so many people’s hearts.

21 Hedgehog Knitting Patterns


1. Free Hedgehog Knitting Pattern by Gathered

This knitted hedgehog is a real softie! With no prickles or loose parts, he’s perfect for even the littlest babies to cuddle with. This hedgehog is knitted from the spines of his bum through to the tip of his nose.

His eyes are embroidered on after you’ve finished knitting. The twinkle in his eyes is the result of a couple of carefully placed stitches in white yarn.

Free Hedgehog Knitting Pattern by Gathered

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2. Knit Hedgehogs Pattern by Purl Soho

Make your own adorable Knit Hedgehog! Knit in one piece without a lick of sewing or even grafting, these sweet little hedgies are super fun to make and even more fun to cuddle!

Knit Hedgehogs Pattern by Purl Soho

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3. Hedgehog Knitting Pattern by Dot Pebbles Knits

Here’s a simple and adorable pattern that makes the most of a novelty textured yarn. You’ll be able to whip up the sweetest little hedgehog buddy in no time, sized to fit perfectly in the palm of your hand.

Hedgehog Knitting Pattern by Dot Pebbles Knits

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4. Moni, The Hedgehog Lady Knitting Pattern by Steffi’s Cats And Hats

Moni, the Hedgehog can’t wait to wake up to the bloom of spring flowers! This quirky amigurumi character is ready to start exploring the garden and perhaps even start finding a few knitted friends. Knit this cuddly hedgehog this spring and join Moni on his adventures in the garden.

Moni, The Hedgehog Lady Knitting Pattern by Steffi's Cats And Hats

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5. Baby Hedgehog Knitting Pattern by Lorna M

This Baby Hedgehog is quick to make little stash-buster which can be just a little hedgehog pal or make itself useful by becoming a pincushion. He takes just 15 yards of DK yarn in main color plus tiny oddments. If you wanted to make larger hedgehogs, just use a chunkier yarn (and larger needles) — the pattern will adapt to most thicknesses.

Baby Hedgehog Knitting Pattern by Lorna M

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6. Knit Hedgehog Mittens Pattern by Mom

Who can resist a cute little hedgehog—especially ones that are prickle-free with not a flea in sight—making these the perfect mittens to keep small hands warm in winter. The textured knit on the back of the mittens is very simple to work, but gives a lovely rough feel to the knitting to suggest the hedgehog’s spines.

Knit Hedgehog Mittens Pattern by Mom

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7. Snuggly Hedgehog Knitting Pattern by Fluff And Fuzz

This Snuggly Hedgehog is knitted in a fleecy boucle yarn to make them extra cuddly. This hedgehog knitting pattern makes little amigurumi hedgehogs that are about 13 cm long and 7.5 cm tall. It works up super quickly, you could have your own little hedgehog family in no time!

Snuggly Hedgehog Knitting Pattern by Fluff And Fuzz

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8. Hedgehog Family Knitting Pattern by Clare D

Knit your own little family of woodland creatures! This pattern for cuddly Hedgehogs comes in three sizes, so you can knit a Mummy, a Daddy, and Baby Hedgehog all from the same pattern.

Hedgehog Family Knitting Pattern by Clare D

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9. Pin Cushion Knitted Hedgehog Pattern by The Knitting Network

This cute but prickly character will take very good care of your pins for you. This simple knitting pattern would make a wonderful toy hedgehog or a lovely pin cushion. It is a quick and fun knit which will make a great gift for the ‘crafty’ person in your life.

Pin Cushion Knitted Hedgehog Pattern by The Knitting Network

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10. Hedgehog Slippers Knitting Pattern by David And Charles

These Hedgehog Slippers use tweedy picot edging and luxurious chunky yarn on the base. They are fantastic fun and so cosy and comfortable to wear, perfect for whiling away those cold winter evenings with some knitting in front of the fire!

Hedgehog Slippers Knitting Pattern by David And Charles

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11. Hedgehog & Hoglets Knitting Blanket Pattern by Vikki Bird

The woodland theme is a perenial favorite for nurseries, and this blanket fits right in! This Hedgehog and Hoglets Blanket features a cute little hedgehog family, with two baby hedgehogs (hoglets) following their mum.

This blanket is knitted in one piece from the bottom up, with a moss stitch border knitted as the rest of the blanket is worked, allowing for minimal finishing. The hedgehogs are knitted into the blanket using the intarsia technique; the facial features can either be knitted in, or added at the end using duplicate stitch.

Hedgehog & Hoglets Knitting Blanket Pattern by Vikki Bird

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12. Hedgehog Toy Knitting Pattern by Let’s Knit

We love crafting toys, especially during Christmas when they can double up as sweet little stocking-fillers for the little ones in our lives. This hedgehog is the perfect present and is an easy make for you to do in an evening as he is knitted in basic stocking stitch with a great loop-effect.

Be careful not to over-stuff him though as even at Christmas, we wouldn’t want anyone to be too full up!

Hedgehog Toy Knitting Pattern by Let's Knit

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13. Hedgehog Tea Cozy Knitting Pattern by Mill Lane Marvels

This Hedgehog Tea cozy is a cute yet purposeful teapot cover. It’ll keep your tea warm whilst brewing, and give your teapot some English countryside charm. This will look amazing in your kitchen!

Hedgehog Tea Cozy Knitting Pattern by Mill Lane Marvels

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14. Hibernating Hedgehog Knitting Pattern by Charlotte Marjoribanks

This little hedgehog is nestled into a bed of leaves, ready to sleep away the winter. Hedgehog’s leaves are knitted flat and the hedgehog is made from 2 pompoms. Easy, right?

Hibernating Hedgehog Knitting Pattern by Charlotte Marjoribanks

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15. Hedgehog Knitting Pattern by Little Cotton Rabbits

Hedgehogs have become so popular, and this pattern works up in no time, and is very simple to make! Perfect for the upcoming fall season, a fun little woodland creature to gift to someone or make for yourself.

Hedgehog Knitting Pattern by Little Cotton Rabbits

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16. Knitted Hedgehog Family Pattern by Jenny Occleshaw

This little family of hedgehogs are quite simple to make, unlike many small toys which can be a bit on the fiddly side. If you are a confident knitter, you can vary your yarn and you can obtain a variety of results. 

Knitted Hedgehog Family Pattern by Jenny Occleshaw

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17. Hettie, The Hedgehog Knitting Pattern by Jimenez Joseph

Hettie, the Hedgehog is a cuddly and versatile toy, cushion, footrest or companion. The overall size is approx. 40 cm wide by 25 cm tall (16”x10”). The piece is knitted flat and the quills are short lengths of yarn looped through garter st ‘bumps’ using a crochet hook. It is stuffed with toy stuffing or cushion filler.

3 x 100g of bulky weight yarn is an adequate amount to make this piece. However, if you want a shaggier hedgehog (longer quills), a thicker hedgehog (extra mass of quills), or a multicoloured hedgehog, then add more yarn as you desire!

Hettie, The Hedgehog Knitting Pattern by Jimenez Joseph

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18. Pinecone Hedgehog Knitting Pattern by Aga Tutak

The pinecone is a perfect base for this little guy with its prickly fur. And the shape of a pinecone could not be more perfect! This Pinecone Hedgehog makes a fab tree decoration for the Holidays and are light enough to pop straight onto the branches. Great for scrap yarn since it only uses 16 yards of Aran weight yarn

Pinecone Hedgehog Knitting Pattern by Aga Tutak

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19. Knit Hedgehog Pattern by Amy Gaines

Looking for a cute and fun fall or Christmas project? You can now make your own small hedgehog plush to decorate your home or gift for friends of family! He is ready for some cold-weather fun in his festive scarf!

Knit Hedgehog Pattern by Amy Gaines

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20. Pom Pom Hedgehogs Knitting Pattern by Let’s Knit

Hedgehogs are known for their brown spines, but this pattern fashioned one of Britain’s most familiar wild mammals into a rainbow of exciting shades. Using one single pom-pom and trimming it into an alternative shape, you can create a whole prickle of these huggable animals.

Pom Pom Hedgehogs Knitting Pattern by Let's Knit

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21. Snuffles, The Hedgehog Knitting Pattern by Huggable Bears

This adorable hedgehog is the splash of cuteness you’ve been missing. Snuffles, the Hedgehog offers you guarantee hours of fun!

Snuffles, The Hedgehog Knitting Pattern by Huggable Bears

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IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THESE SPINY CRITTERS, THESE HEDGEHOG KNITTING PATTERNS WILL HAVE YOU COVERED.

I hope one or more of these fun hedgehog crafts caught your attention. Give them a try and let us know how it went in the comments below or by sharing your knitted hedgehogs on our Facebook Page.

For more adorable critters to knit,  check our collection of patterns for: Knitted Animal Patterns, Horse Knitting Patterns, Knitted Bunny Patterns, Giraffe Knitting Patterns, Fish Knitting Patterns, Fox Knitting Patterns, and Penguin Knitting Patterns.

So whether you are looking for another adorable animal to knit, or simply love hedgehogs – you’ll surely have fun with these hedgehog knitting patterns!

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