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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