Wednesday 10 January 2018

Mini Pig

This Mini Pig is a quick and tiny make. He is totally one piece. 

You will need:
  • Yarn needle 
  • Soft toy filling
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • 4mm safety eyes
  • DK Yarn
    • Approx. 15m
Stitches and abbreviations used:
(I am from England but use US crochet terms)
  • MC - Magic circle/ring (sc unless otherwise specified)
  • Ch - Chain 
  • SC - Single crochet 
  • DC – Double crochet
  • TR – Treble crochet
  • Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
  • Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
  • BLO – Back Loop Only
  • FLO – Front Loop Only
  • PC – Pop Corn Stitch – (5dc pc stitches are used in this pattern for the feet)
  • ST - Stitch                              
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • R – Round or Row
  • FO - Finish Off
Other things to note....
  • This is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track.
  • The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round.
  • *  * indicates repeated series of stitches.
  • Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product.
  • Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch.
  • Remember to stuff the product little and often as you work.

Head and Body
MC (6)
*INC * (12)
BLO – sc (12)
Sc (12)
FLO - *2sc, inc * (16)
*3sc, inc * (20)
*4sc, inc * (24)
*3sc, inc * (30)
10sc, [FLO – 1hdc, 1dc, 1tr], ch1, [FLO – 1tr, 1dc, 1hdc], 6sc, [FLO – 1hdc, 1dc, 1tr], ch1, [FLO – 1tr, 1dc, 1hdc], 10sc (30) – only counting the BLO left from the ears not the stitches into the FLO
2sc, FLO – PC, 7sc, 1sc into the BLO left from the ears of the previous round of the next 2st, 6sc, 1sc into the BLO left from the ears of the previous round of the next 2st, 7sc, FLO – PC, 2sc (30)
Sc (30) Place safety eyes approx. between R7-8, 6st apart. Inline with the ears.
4sc, FLO – PC, 24sc, FLO - PC (30)
*3sc, dec * (24) – Start stuffing the piece and continue until closing.
*2sc, dec * (18)
*1sc, dec * (12)
*dec * (6)

FO – Close hole

Tail - Join yarn into desired location and make a loop.
CH 8.
Turn, starting in 2nd ch from hook, 7slst

FO – Hide yarn tail into body.


Anonymous said...

He's super cute!

Alicia said...

I featured this little piggy (hahahah) on my website recently as a great summer project, was so cute I had to make one! Super cute and so easy! My finished piggy will be popping up on my site soon to.

Chelsea Marie said...

This pattern was amazing! I am so glad I found this. My little piggy came out super cute. I love the way you made it all in one piece and made it easy while doing so. Looking forward to trying another pattern of yours soon!

Unknown said...

Do you have a sheep or pig pattern like this? My brother LOVES farm animals.

Unknown said...

sorry or chicken

Unknown said...

I just love your simple and super-cute pattern(s) How clever and delightful that you design them all-in-one piece. I for one do not enjoy sewing all the little bits together when making others' patterns.
I added a little curl to the tail with 3 sc in each chain.
Keep creating such fun!

Unknown said...

Idk why my last comment was "unknown" I am Sheila in Greensboro, North Carolina and just finished my second little piggy tonight (with curly tail) So fun!

Amy said...

I have a mini sheep on here which is a free pattern. It is bigger than this though. I will look at making a chicken.

Cheryl said...

This is a really fun pattern! Thank you very much. I used Sheila's curly tail and I'm really happy with how it came out.

Amy h. said...

I'm having a hard time understanding row 11, can you explain it to me a little easier?? Otherwise I love making this guy !!

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Audrey M said...

Hi, first I'm French so I'm really sorry for my English (I'm sure that it will be a torture for your to read me sorry T.T

So I just started crochet and I'm not familiar with some terms that you used in this pattern(so cute pattern)
What is an "hdc"?
I don't understand but I really want to create this pig for my godfather
Because he really likes pigs.
But I can't do it if I don't understand this part😭

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JoP said...

Hi, did you have any luck with row 11? I just got there and I’m stuck too! Thanks - Jo

JoP said...

hdc = half double crochet, you yarn over, put your hook through the stitch, pull through, yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook. Hope that helps 😊

JoP said...

Amy h. have you sussed it now? I have just got past row 11 to row 12!

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APR said...

Thank you so much for this pattern! What a relief not to have to fiddle with attaching ears and legs! A very clever design. Thanks again!

Unknown said...

I loved making this little guy (although mine came out a bit bigger). Thank you for posting this pattern :).

Christina said...

I love these!!! I've made two so far and will keep going. They are perfect for the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. Rather than finish off at the end I decreased until the hole was closed and then chained eight and 3 single crocheted in each stitch (starting with second stitch in chain) to make a curly and already attached tail (as an above commentor did). It came out perfect. I love that I can do the entire pig without attaching pieces. Thank you! I can't wait to try your other patterns.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much this is a wonderful cute pattern, I made one so quickly and love the all in one construction.

Anonymous said...

I love this pattern so much! It's adorable and was really easy to follow!

Micaiah said...

What does the description for round 10’s stitch count mean?

k said...

It took me a few tries to understand lines 10 and 11, but working backwards from the stitch count I've finally got it:

Line 10: The [] means that the hdc-dc-tr should be worked into the same front loop, aka the 11th from the start of the row, then tr-dc-hdc into the 12th, and then repeat for the 19th and 20th. This leaves a single back loop in the 11th, 12th, 19th, and 20th stitch for the next line ...

Line 11: The popcorn/puff stitch is worked into the front loop of the 3rd and 27th stitches from the start of the row. The "1sc into the BLO left from the ears" is made into the back loop of the 11th, 12th, 19th, and 20th from the last row.

This keeps both line's stitch counts at 30. I hope that helps someone out there!

Anonymous said...

It’s quick, cute and adorable. Love it. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I’ve made 2 pigs for nieces. As promised: quick, easy and cute.

FYI: Your pig makes an adorable little bear, if you leave one round off of the snout. :) Happy accident.

Anonymous said...

Hello is 4/5 BLO ? Thank you

Anonymous said...

I just finished making 3 pigs. On row 4 and 5 I did sc in both loops. This helps make the snout. Hope that helps.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pattern. I've just started learning crochet and this seems fun to make. What is the difference between tr and dc? Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Love this piggie! I searched forever for a keychain-sized pig and this was the BEST by far. Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Can anyone further explain round 11 to me? I've redone it 3 times and I'm struggling

Anonymous said...

Here we are in 2024 and I love this pattern 😍 thank you for sharing

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pattern. I have just finished my cute little pig, a gift for my dear brother. I skipped row 5 as I think the snout size is already long enough.

Anonymous said...

why are the back feet in a different location then the front? do they end up in the same ish place because of the decreases after?

Savannah Knight-Maldonado said...

I absolutely love this pattern. I wish we could share photos. I did extend the body a bit, I think I did 10 rows and I used a 10mm hook and chunky yarn. It came out perfect; my step daughter loves it!!

Savannah Knight-Maldonado said...

You may have counted wrong… my feet aligned

Sam E said...

You are the real MVP. Thank you πŸ₯ΉπŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“