An original crochet amigurumi European Badger pattern by June Gilbank.
The European Badger is arguably the best-known and most beloved badger. You'll find them as characters in classic children's books like The Chronicles of Narnia, Fantastic Mr Fox and The Wind in the Willows - and as the Hufflepuff emblem in the Harry Potter books.
In real life, badgers are masters of digging. They dig for food and live in family groups underground in burrows called setts.They are largely nocturnal and eat a variety of food including worms, fruit and eggs. European Badgers can eat hundreds of earthworms per night!
Details: Although the colourwork makes this pattern slightly more advanced than a basic amigurumi, there are only 12 rounds with multiple colour changes throughout the pattern, so you shouldn't be intimidated! The pattern notes include bonus tips - specific to this pattern - to make the colour changing easier and ensure you'll get a beautifully tidy result.
Yarn: worsted weight yarn in grey, black and white
Hook: US E / 3.5mm
Size: approx 8.5" (21.5cm) long