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Jole’s Journey: Hedgehog Pouch Free Crochet Pattern

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The daughter of two of our best friends has a hedgehog. Her name is Jole (short for Jolene) and she’s pretty darn cute! When asked if I would crochet a little pouch for her to carry her around the house, I simply could not say no. So, we have a carrier for tiny critters crochet pattern!

How to make a pouch for your hedgehog

Carrier for Critters

I have been assured that simply carrying your hedgehog in this open pouch will not harm said hedgehog. Please note, however, that you should, at all times, keep a close eye on any small critter you carry, and always support the bottom of the pouch. Also, I would not pull the drawstring tight while the critter is inside. Because of oxygen and all that. 😉

If you do a simply Google search there are many, many hedgehog carriers, but none quite like this!

Crocheting for Critters

Of course, this could also be used as a small purse! The look of it reminds me of a medieval coin pouch, something that Friar Tuck would have carried under his robes. I can just imagine a little one carrying around their ”valuables” in this pouch! My youngest son has been collecting small, interesting looking rocks for years. This would be an excellent place for him to keep them!

How to crochet a pouch*pouch is empty!

Materials:

Crochet hook in size G/4mm
Cotton yarn (approx. 170 yards)
(2) 8mm Eyelets
(2) 1/2” buttons

Small carrying pouch free crochet pattern

Pattern Notes:

Pattern written using US terms

If you need help reading a crochet pattern, make sure you head over here and check out this detailed post.

Do not join at the end of each row, use a stitch marker to mark first stitch.

How to crochet a bag with drawstring and strap

Carrier Pattern

Round 1: Ch-13, 6hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in 10 sts, 6hdc in last. Turn to work up opposite end of chain. Hdc in 10 sts. Do not join. (32)

Round 2: * hdc in next, 2hdc in next * repeat between * * 2 more times. Hdc in 10 sts, repeat between * * 3 more times. Hdc in next 10 sts. (38)

Round 3: * hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next * repeat between * * 2 more times. Hdc in 10 sts, repeat between * * 3 more times. Hdc in 10 sts. (44)

Round 4: * hdc in next 3 sts, 2hdc in next * repeat between * * 2 more times. Hdc in 10 sts, repeat between * * 3 more times. Hdc in 10 sts. (50)

Round 5: * hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next * repeat between * * 2 more times. Hdc in 10 sts, repeat between * * 3 more times. Hdc in 10 sts. (56)

Round 6: * hdc in next 5 sts, 2hdc in next * repeat between * * 2 more times. Hdc in 10 sts, repeat between * * 3 more times. Hdc in 10 sts. (62)

Round 7: * hdc in next 6 sts, 2hdc in next * repeat between * * 2 more times. Hdc in 10 sts, repeat between * * 3 more times. Hdc in 10 sts. (68)

Round 8: * hdc in next 7 sts, 2hdc in next * repeat between * * 2 more times. Hdc in 10 sts, repeat between * * 3 more times. Hdc in 10 sts. (74)

Rounds 9 – 19: hdc in each st around. (74)

Critter carrier crochet pattern

Round 20: lay bag flat and decide where to place your eyelets/grommets; one on the left and one on the right. There should be 36 sts in between each. Hdc in each st to first marker, ch-1, sk st w/marker. Hdc in each st around to other place marker, ch-1, sk st w/marker, hdc in next st and in each st to end of round.

Round 21 – 23: hdc in each st around.

Round 24: * hdc in 3 sts, ch-1, sk st * repeat between * * around. Hdc in last 2 sts.

Round 25 – 27: hdc in each st around, fasten off using Invisible Join.

Place the two eyelets in each of the openings from round 20.

Crochet a chain about 30″ long. Tie knots on each side, trim excess yarn. Feed through the openings from round 24.

Leaving a tail on both ends for sewing, crochet an i-cord for the strap. This could be as short or as long a strap as needed. I did mine right around 30″.

How to crochet a critter pouch

Insert i-cord into eyelet and, using excess yarn, sew buttons onto ends from the inside so that the strap can not be removed.

Remember to always keep a close eye on your critters, and make sure to keep the pouch OPEN while they are inside so they can breathe!

Small Carrying Pouch for Critters

Whether you are using this for your little critter or as a small purse, I hope you love it!

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    1. Hi Diana ! There is a program/site/tutorial that does teach how to convert from crochet to knitting and vice versa. If you have trouble finding it, please let me know.... I have it somewhere and I would gladly dig to find it should you need me to! I'm surprised Ashlea didn't respond since I'm thinking it was her that sent out "how to read crochet patterns" and "how to convert".... but I could very well be wrong. I follow several blogs, but she is my absolute, hands down, favorite of all..... period! Tiana