Make a Cute Hedgehog with Loom Knitting! | Holly J Cat | Skillshare

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Make a Cute Hedgehog with Loom Knitting!

teacher avatar Holly J Cat, Creative Craftsperson

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Lessons in This Class

8 Lessons (46m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:18
    • 2. Supplies

      1:17
    • 3. Cast On

      2:33
    • 4. Knitting the Body

      14:58
    • 5. Knitting the Head

      13:59
    • 6. Cast Off

      5:38
    • 7. Adding Stuffing & Eyes

      5:15
    • 8. Final Thoughts

      1:00
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About This Class

I love loom knitting! You can knit anything from a small simple hat to a big cozy blanket. In this class, I'll show you my process for making a hedgehog using a small round knitting loom and a few other loom knitting supplies.

This step-by-step loom knitting class is aimed at advanced beginner level students, but all are welcomed to take the course! We will go through supplies needed, casting on, knitting the body, knitting the head, casting off, and adding stuffing & eyes.

Some Backstory:

Several years ago when I was attending college, my roommate taught me the art of loom knitting. I remember having so much fun looming away while we watched episodes of shows (like Doctor Who) together whenever we decided to take a break from studying (which was often).

I've learned a lot since then about the ways of the loom, and I want to share my knowledge with you so that you can experience the joy of creating something for yourself (or a gift to a friend) and smile saying, "You see that cool thing? I made that."

By the end of this class, I hope you have discovered how delightful loom knitting can be as well as learned a new pattern to add to your leisure list.

Happy Looming! ^-^

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Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/hollyjcat

Music Used: Timpani Beat by Nana Kwabena

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1. Introduction: Hi, I'm Holly. In this class, I will show you how to make a hedgehog with the ancient power of loom knitting. What is lunatic? Luna is the artistry of using a loom instead of needles to make wonderfully needed textile creations. Simply put, loom knitting is knitting without needles. Some popular examples of creations made with the loom include hats, scarves, blankets, towels, socks, Toys, and More. Hedgehog is a fun and simple project for advanced beginners. So some knowledge about loom knitting is required. I recommend you first make a hat or another simple project just to get to know the basics first, I do have a few beginner classes here on Skillshare, so feel free to check those out. That being said, if you've never tried illuminating before and are feeling rather ambitious, just go for it. Follow along with me as I walk you through the process step by step. What are you waiting for? Let's get started. 2. Supplies: Before we begin that we must first gather our supplies. You will need the following for this project. Yarn. I will be using this striped brown yarn and this tan yarn. But feel free to get creative with whatever colors you have. You'll need approximately 50 yards of yarn unless you are using a medium-size gain weight and doubling your yarn like I am, then you will need approximately 100 yards of yarn. You will also need a yarn hook, a small 24 peg loom, a yarn needle, a pair of scissors. Something to keep track of your rose like a pencil and a piece of paper, a measuring tape or ruler. Some stuffing to form your hedgehog. If you'd like to add ice to your hedgehog, grab some buttons, thread and a sewing needle. I'll be using these black craft I buttons. And that's carry on to the cast on to get started. 3. Cast On: Now that you've got your supplies all set, it's time to cast on. First, tie a slipknot to the extra peg on the loom. If you don't have an extra peg, just hold the yarn in place so that it doesn't unravel. Now, alternate weaving the working yarn between each peg. Start with behind the first peg, then in front of the second peg, then behind the third peg, in front of the fourth peg, and so on. The yarn will go behind the odd numbered pegs and then in front of the even numbered pegs. So the yarn, it will be in front of PEG 24. Then push down the yarn. And Iraq, all 24 pegs. Loop the bottom yarn over each peg, starting with the 24th peg and continuing on with the rest of the even numbered pegs. With that, your cast on complete. Continue on to the next lesson. 4. Knitting the Body: Now it's time to nip the body of our hedgehog. First, push the yarn to the bottom of each peg. Then for row 1, e wrap the first peg. Then bubble search the second peg to make a bubble stage II wrap the peg, then push down the yarn. Erupt again. Loop the middle yarn over the peg. Tighten the yarn, erupt the paying for a third time and loop over the Arne. Evap the pain for a fourth time and loop over the yarn and wrap the peg for a fifth time, and loop over the arm. Wrap the peg for a sixth time and loop over the arm. Then era peg 3 and bubble stage, peg 4. Repeat this pattern for the rest of the row. So that you will wrap the odd numbered pegs and bubbles, the even numbered pegs. Hello. I finished the row with pig 24 as a bubble stitch. Then loop over the bottom row of yarn for each peg. Don't forget to keep track of your rows. Next for row two, bubbles, stitch, pick one. Then era, peg to continue this pattern for the rest of the row so that you will babble stage are numbered pegs and Iran even numbered pegs. Hi. We finished the row with the pig 24 as an Arab stitch. Then loop over the bottom row of yarn for each peg. Well three will be the same as rho one. So start with the eruptive stage, then do the bubble stitch and repeat for the rest of the row. Okay? Row four will be the same as rho two. So start with the bubble stitch, then the Arab step, and repeat for the rest of the row. So Rose, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 will be the same. And rows 2468 and 10 will be the same. Oh, hello. Good. Tennis done. Continue on to the next lesson. 5. Knitting the Head: Next, we will knit the head of the hedgehog. First, grab the yarn you're using for the head. Tie it to the old yarn a few times and cut off the excess yarn. Next, move yarn on peg one to peg, to. Then move the yarn on peg 24 to pick 2003. And loop over the bottom yarn. Start row 11 with pig 23 and you wrap 22 pigs. Then move yarn from peg a to peg three. The loop over the bottom row of yarn. For rho 12, reverse the direction of the yarn and you wrap 21 pegs. Then move the yarn from peg 23 to peg 22. Then look the bottom row of yarn over the top row 13, reverse the direction of the yarn and you wrap 20 pegs. Then move the yarn from peg 3, two pink for the loop, the bottom yarn over the peg. Well 14, reverse the direction of the yarn and you wrap 19 pegs. Move the yarn from paying 22 to peg 21, then loop the bottom yarn over the peg. Well, 15, reverse the direction of the yarn and you wrap 18 pegs. You'll see on from peg 4 to pick five. Then loop the bottom yarn over the peg. Row 16, reverse the direction of the yarn and you wrap 17 pegs. Move the yarn from peg 21 to pick 20. Then loop the bottom yarn over the peg. Row 17, reverse the direction of the yarn and you wrap 16 pegs. Move the yarn from peg 5 to peg 6, then loop the bottom yarn over the peg. Well, 18 reverses the direction of the yarn and you wrap 15 pegs. Move the yarn from peg to peg 19. Then loop the bottom yarn over the peg. Row 19, reverse the direction of the yarn and you wrap 14 pegs. Move the yarn from peg 6, two pegs seven. Then loop the bottom yarn over the peg. Row 20, reverse the direction of the yarn and new route 13 pegs. Move the yarn from peg 19 to peg 18. Then loop the bottom yarn over the peg. Row 21, reverse the direction of the yarn and you wrap 12 pegs. Move the yarn from peg to peg eight. Then loop the bottom yarn over the peg. Row 22, reverse the direction of the yarn and you wrap 11 pigs. Move the yarn from peg 802 pig 17, then loop the bottom yarn over the peg. Row 23, reverse the direction of the yarn and you wrap 10 pays. Move the yarn from peg to peg nine. Then leave the bottom yarn over the peg. Row 24, reverse the direction of the yarn and you wrap nine pegs. Moving on from peg 17 to peg 16. Then look the bottom yarn over the peg. Row 25, reverse the direction of the yarn and you wrap a pigs. Moving on from peg to peg 10, then live the bottom yarn over the peg. Or 26, reverse the direction of a yarn and you wrap seven pegs. Move the yarn from peg 16 to peg 15. Then lift the bottom yarn over the peg. Wrote 27. You wrap the six remaining pegs. Once this is done, continue on to the next lesson. 6. Cast Off: Now it's time to cast off. First, gather about 30 inches of yarn. This will be used to So the head together. Then thread the yarn through each of the six remaining pegs. Take the yarn off of the pegs. Next, wrap the yarn through your yarn needle. Then so back and forth to close up. Then flip the hedgehog inside out, threading your yarn to the inside. Then tie a few knots to secure the end of your yarn and cut off the excess yarn. Next, cut off about 12 inches of yarn. Make sure to use the same color as you used for the body. You'll notice a small gap where the body and the head meet. Make sure your hedgehog is inside out. Then tie one end of the yarn just below where the gap is. And thready or yarn needle once again. And so the small gap shut. And make sure to tie a few knots to security end of the yarn. Out, back out. And then continue on to the next lesson. 7. Adding Stuffing & Eyes: Now it's time to add the stuffing. Add a small amount of stuffing for the snout, and then add some more for the body. Make sure you don't overstuffed the body, but add just enough T-shaped for her child. Then pull the loose yarn to close the gap. The yarn needle once more. And so back and forth the close off the final gap. Then tie a few knots to secure the end of your yarn and cut off the excess yarn. And with that, you're hedgehog is almost complete. And last, but certainly not least, to give the Hedgehog some personality, it's time to add some eyes. I recommend using buttons for the eyes. Black or more neutral colors tend to work the best, but use whatever fits your head. Child. I'll be using some black craft buttons for this hedgehog, as well as a sewing needle and thread to attach them. If you don't have a sewing needle and thread, you could also use yarn to attach the eyes as well. So it might be easier to attach them before you add the stuffing. Once you've added the eyes, your hedgehog is complete. 8. Final Thoughts: Congratulations, you have completed the course. Now be sure to post a picture of your lovely illuminate hedgehog in the project section below. Or feel free to tag me on Instagram. If you'd like a written PDF of this pattern, you can purchase one for my Etsy shop. Link is in the about section down below. If you have any questions or comments, please post them down below in the discussion section or message me directly on Instagram at poly Jacob. He can't wait to see what adorable hedgehogs you've created. If you want to give another project a try, you can check out my other Skillshare classes. So far I have two classes on how to eliminate two different styles of hats, as well as a class that teaches you how to eliminate a QC coaster. The Ultimate Guide to illuminating pumpkins, and how to knit a scarf with more classes coming in the near future. Thank you so much for watching and happy learning.