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Hedgehog Amigurumi

Hedgehog Amigurumi

August 25, 2014 /
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AmiguruMEI is back to share another stunning amigurumi pattern, specially contributed to Craft Passion, please welcome Mimi-chan, the cute little hedgehog amigurumi. [Update Jan 2015: here is a big amigurumi apple pattern if you need to make an apple for Mimi-chan :)]

In tribute to my sister’s pet hedgehog, I sewed and shared a free hedgehog coin purse sewing pattern a few weeks ago and I also invited AmguruMei to design a hedgehog amigurumi for the same cause. I showed AmiguruMEI my hedgehog coin purse during the process of sewing and she came out with this beautiful crochet hedgehog.

hedgehog crochet pattern

Knowing the talent of amiguruMEI that she will definitely come out with a marvelous hedgehog amigurumi pattern, by all means, she still surprised me with this cute Mimi-chan.

My jaws dropped when she delivered her articles to me. I really love the roll-up posture of Mimi-chan, the little hedgehog amigurumi, not to mention it’s fuzzy quills and it just got its own character. Crochet it with the amigurumi pattern below, great as a gift to anyone!!!

mimi-chan loves apple

By the way, amiguruMEI has a new amigurumi book coming up and you can order it via Amazonamigurumi book. If you love Sanrio Friends, you shouldn’t miss this book. Read more about the book at amiguruMEI.

crochet hedgehog

Update: I really love the Mimi-Chan hedgehog amigurumi pattern Mei Li has designed, thus, I made one and called her Harumi. Due to the heavier weight yarn, Harumi is slightly bigger in size than Mimi-Chan.

“Hi, I am Harumi, the nanny of Mimi-Chan. I love to read a storybook with Mimi-Chan, we watched falling autumn leaves and eat apple together, that’s how we spend time while Mimi-Chan’s parents are away for work during the day.”

hedgehog spectacles

Get your yarn and crochet ready, Ready, Set, GO!!!!

Happy Crochet!

Hedgehog Amigurumi

Hedgehog Amigurumi

Yield: 4" Tall
Active Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $3 - $10

Get the free hedgehog amigurumi pattern for this cute little Mimi-chan. It is so cute that you would hold it on your palm with its roll-up posture.

Mimi-chan (short for Ayumi) is a baby hedgehog who loves watching the autumn leaves fall. Her weakness? Sweet, ripe apples. She enjoys clambering from tree to tree. She hopes she will grow up to become a bushy-tailed squirrel 🙂

by amiguruMEI for Craft Passion



  • 3mm hook
  • Darning needle
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Stuffing pellets



Ch: chain
Sc: single crochet
Dc: double crochet
Dtr: double treble crochet
Inv dec: invisible decrease

Crochet Pattern


With beige yarn and a 3mm hook:

Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring {6}.
Round 2: [Inc] around {12}.
Round 3: [Inc, sc 1] around {18}.
Round 4: [Inc, sc 2] around {24}.
Round 5: [Inc, sc 3] around {30}.
Round 6: [Inc, sc 4] around {36}.
Round 7: [Inc, sc 5] around {42}.
Round 8: [Inc, sc 6] around {48}.
Round 9: [Inc, sc 7] around {54}.
Round 10: [Inc, sc 8] around {60}.
Round 11-14 (4 rounds altogether): Sc around {60}.

Change to dark brown yarn.

Round 15-20 (5 rounds altogether): Sc around {60}.
Round 21: [Inv dec, sc 8] around {54}.
Round 22: [Inv dec, sc 7] around {48}.
Round 23: [Inv dec, sc 6] around {42}.
Round 24: [Inv dec, sc 5] around {36}.
Round 25: [Inv dec, sc 4] around {30}.
Round 26: [Inv dec, sc 3] around {24}.
Round 27: [Inv dec, sc 2] around {18}.

Turn the beige part of the body towards you. This means the opening should be to the back of the doll, instead of at the bottom.

Fill with plastic pellets. This is to weigh down the doll.

Add stuffing. At this point, start shaping the doll as you would a triangle onigiri (rice ball).

Round 28: [Inv dec, sc 1] around {12}.
Round 29: [Inv dec] around {6}.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Eye indentations

With a new strand of beige yarn and 3mm hook, thread it through a darning needle and bring it up to a spot below Round 9 of the head.

Make a horizontal backstitch and bring the yarn back down to the bottom of the body. Gently tug to create an indentation. Repeat on the other side. There should be about 10 stitches in between.

Bring yarn to the bottom of the head and trim excess.


With beige yarn and a 3mm hook:

Round 1: Sc 5 in magic ring {5}.
Round 2: [Inc] around {10}.
Round 3: Sc around{10}.

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.


With beige yarn and a 3mm hook:

Round 1: Sc 5 in magic ring {5}.

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.


Make 2 with beige yarn and a 3mm hook:

Round 1: Sc 7 in magic ring {7}.
Round 2: Sc around{7}.

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.


Make 2 starting with beige yarn and a 3mm hook:

Round 1: Sc 7 in magic ring {7}.
Round 2-5 (4 rounds altogether): Sc around {7}.

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.


Make 2 starting with beige yarn and a 3mm hook:

Round 1: Sc 6 in magic ring {6}.
Round 2: [Inc] around {12}.
Round 3-4: Sc around{12}.
Round 5: Inv dec around {6}.

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.


With sea green yarn and a 3mm hook:

Round 1: Ch 4. Slip stitch to first st to form a ring.
Round 2: *[Ch 3, 2 dtr, ss] repeat from * 3 more times. (4 petals altogether)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Creating fuzzy hedgehog quills

With dark brown fuzzy yarn and 2.5mm hook, surface crochet with sc onto the dark brown part of the body. Using fuzzy yarn means it’s okay to make a mistake since it won’t be immediately visible.

Crochet around as you normally would in a spiral fashion and ensure you cover the entire back with fuzz.


  1. While you fill the body with stuffing, start shaping the doll as you would a triangle onigiri (rice ball).hedgestep1
  2. Add eye indentations.Hedgestep2
  3. Cut two pieces of white felt into small crescents to match the size of the black brads.
    Glue the brads and white felt in place as the eyes.
    Insert the doll’s eyes (used as a nose here) into the snout piece and sew the snout in place.
    Sew on the snout and lips after gluing on the eyes in place.Hedgestep3
  4. Sew on the ears, arms, and feet.Hedgestep4
  5. Use fuzzy yarn to create hedgehog quills.Hedgestep5
  6. Use dark brown yarn to make eyebrows with the backstitch technique.
    Glue a small yellow felt circle onto the center of the flower.
    Use dark brown eyes shadow to give the eyes some depth and dimension. Apply with the help of a cotton bud.
    Dab on some pink blush on the cheeks and the small center of the lips.Hedgestep6

Mimi-Chan, the Hedgehog Amigurumi wishes to express her appreciation and gratitude to you for making her and sharing it with the world.


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Wednesday 5th of February 2020

Thank you for this lovely pattern. I didn't have any fluffy yarn so I surface crocheted bobble stitch on the back instead. Worked quite well x

Craft Passion

Wednesday 5th of February 2020

Amazing adaptation, Kerry. You are creative.


Wednesday 24th of January 2018

Thanks for the great Pattern! Can we publish a turkish translation of this pattern on our instagram page? You will be credited of course

Craft Passion

Wednesday 24th of January 2018

Please provide us the Turkish pattern so that we can put it down here too.


Wednesday 8th of November 2017

Hello, thank you for the pattern, it's super.I made with double yarn art jeans and samba. Hedgehog is cute.


Wednesday 15th of March 2017

Oh she is soooo cute, I can't wait to attempt this. Can you please confirm if this pattern is UK or USA terms Thank you


Saturday 18th of May 2019

Hi. I love your patterns. Its beautiful. They're all so nice

Craft Passion

Wednesday 15th of March 2017

Hi Katrina, the pattern is in USA terms.

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