A few months ago, I came across the cutest little crotched hedgehog dusting mitt pattern on Ravelry. The problem was, the only pattern available was a diagram pattern, which I, myself find rather confusing and hard to follow. Even when I tried to follow it, the cotton yarn that I wanted to use (Sugar ‘n Cream yarn), didn’t seem to fit with this pattern. So, inspired by Hedgehog Duster by Pierrot (Gosyo Co., Ltc), here is my recreation of the mitt.
- 3 skeins of cotton yarn in 3 different colors (120 yards each)
- 3 brads or buttons for eyes and nose
Please note: the head and body of this project are worked with 3 strands of yarn on the hook at all times. The head is worked with 3 strands of the same color, while the body is worked with 3 strands of all different colors. This pattern is worked in a continuous round.
Head: Working with 3 strands of the same color (about strands of 9.5 yards each, which is about 6 arms lengths each for me!) and the right side facing, use J hook to crochet as follows:
Round 1: work 6 single crochet (sc) in an adjustable loop (6)
Round 2: *sc in the first stitch (st), 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * 2 more times (9)
Round 3: *1 sc in each of the next 2 st, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * 2 more times (12)
Round 4: *1 sc in each of the next 2 st, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * 3 more times (16)
Round 5: *1 sc in each of the next 3 st, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * 3 more times (20)
Round 6: sc around (20); slip stitch (sl st) and tie off.
Body: Flip the head inside out. Yarn on with 3 strands of different colors. Working with the wrong side facing, use J hook to crochet approximately 1.5” loop stitches as follows:
Round 7: *loop st in the first st, 2 loop st in the next st*, repeat * 9 more times (30)
Round 8 – 20: work 1 loop st in every st around (30)
Round 21: sl st around (30) and tie off. Flip entire body inside out so that the right side and loops now show on the outside of the work.
Ears: Make 2 as follows and attach. Working with 1 strand of yarn in the same color as the body, use the G hook to crochet…
Yarn on leaving about a 6” tail; chain (ch) 2, 5 half double crochet in the 1st chain, ch 2, and sl st into 1st ch. Tie off leaving another 6” tail. Pull tails of yarn through to the side of each ear and attach to head with yarn needle.
Eyes and Nose: I like to use black brads to easily attach these features.
I can finish off one of these mitts in about 2-3 hours. I would consider this project an intermediate project due to the loop stitches. Feel free to sell finished items made from this pattern, however, please do not use my photos to market your item.
Don’t crochet? No problem. You can purchase the finished mitt here.