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
1.
MC (6)
2.
*INC * (12)
3.
BLO – sc (12)
4-5.
Sc (12)
6.
FLO - *2sc, inc * (16)
7.
*3sc, inc * (20)
8.
*4sc, inc * (24)
9.
*3sc, inc * (30)
10.
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
11.
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)
12-18.
Sc (30) Place safety eyes approx. between R7-8, 6st apart. Inline with the ears.
19.
4sc, FLO – PC, 24sc, FLO - PC (30)
20.
*3sc, dec * (24) – Start stuffing the piece and continue until closing.
21.
*2sc, dec * (18)
22.
*1sc, dec * (12)
23.
*dec * (6)

FO – Close hole


Tail - Join yarn into desired location and make a loop.
1.
CH 8.
2.
Turn, starting in 2nd ch from hook, 7slst

FO – Hide yarn tail into body.



2 comments:

  1. He's super cute!

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  2. 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.

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