When I saw the Shroom in Crochet me, I knew I wanted one for my room. I mean, it's a crochet mushroom that can double as a container, how cool is that? Although I was super-tempted to make a nice green mushroom, I'm glad I ended up using up some pink scrap yarn that I had sitting around for a while (so I managed to free up some precious apartment space...hey, every little bit matters!).
But my finished mushroom was smaller than I thought it would be; the opening on top is less than two inches wide...my dreams of stashing candy in my mushroom quickly disappeared when I realized that I wouldn't be able to fit more than a couple pieces inside. So I moved onto Plan B: make something fuzzy to stuff into my shroom. And that's how Sammy the Hedgehog came about.
Sammy fits perfectly into the cap of his shroomy (sh-roomy, get it? heh) home, although he's known to pop his head out of the door from time-to-time so that he can scare innocent passers-by. He's a little too mischeivous for his own good at times.
Sammy is crocheted with a size 1 crochet hook and beige sport weight yarn, using the tried and true "wing-it" method. And look! He has two little ears, too. For his spiky hair, I made two loose pompoms by wrapping some dark brown embroidery thread and beige yarn around two of my fingers. I then sewed the pompoms to the body base and attached some beads for a nose and eyes. And the result? My own mini-hedgehog pocket pet, complete with a mushroom travel home.
When Sammy's not jet-setting around the city, he likes to sit on top of his house and enjoy the view (a couple of inches makes a huge difference for a little hedgehog).
Ahhhh, life is good!
You can now make your own Sammy! After putting in a few hours of work this past week, I managed to write up a pattern for him. I would love to see your finished Sammies, so please don't be shy, and send your pictures/links right on over. Have fun making him, and I hope you have even more fun taking him around town for pocket hedgie adventures!