Pig Crochet Pattern with Video Tutorial

MATERIALS:

  • Medium – 4 worsted weight yarn in pink for the body and black for the nostrils.  I used the brand Caron Simply Soft which is a 170 g / 288 meter skein of yarn.
  • 4.00 mm crochet hook (Size G)
  • 1 pair of 18 mm safety eyes
  • Sewing needle large enough to fit your yarn
  • Toy stuffing

Check out the Materials page to see the exact materials I use in my patterns/tutorials

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TERMS:

  • BL DEC: Back Loop Decrease
  • BLSC: Back Loop Single Crochet
  • CH: Chain
  • FL INC: Front Loop Increase
  • FO: Finish off
  • INC: Increase (Single Crochet 2 in 1 stitch)
  • INV DEC: Invisible decrease
  • MR: Magic Ring
  • RNDS: Rounds
  • SC: Single Crochet
  • SLST: Slip stitch
  • ST: Stitch

First, you will need to complete the standard head and body tutorial (pattern below)

HEAD & BODY:

Pink yarn

1. MR with 6 SC (6)

2. (INC) x 6 (12)

3. (SC 1, INC) x 6 (18)

4. (SC 2, INC) x 6 (24)

5. (SC 3, INC) x 6 (30)

6. (SC 4, INC) x 6 (36)

7. (SC 5, INC) x 6 (42)

8-14. SC 1 in each ST for entire round for 7 rnds, 294 ST total (42)

15. (SC 5, INV DEC) x 6 (36)

16. (SC 4, INV DEC) x 6 (30)

17. (SC 3, INV DEC) x 6 (24)

18. (SC 2, INV DEC) x 6 (18)

19. FL INC x 18 (36)

20-24. (SC 36) x 5 RNDS, 180 ST total, (36)

25. (SC 4, INV DEC) x 6 (30)

26. (SC 3, INV DEC) x 6 (24)

27. (SC 2, INV DEC) x 6 (18)

Attach eyes 11 or 13 stitches apart between rows 13 and 14. Refer to the video for more details.

Stuff the head and body

28. (SC 1, INV DEC) x 6 (12)

Sew the bottom shut with your yarn by sewing through the front loop of every stitch and pulling it tight until it closes.

IMPORTANT:  The head is larger than the body.  Make sure you use the larger portion as the head or else the finished piece will look really fat.

ARMS (make 2):

Pink yarn

1. Magic Ring with 6 SC (6)

2. (SC 1, INC) x 3 (9)

3-6. (SC 9) x 4 RNDS (9)

FO, stuff the arms

LEGS (make 2):

Pink yarn

1. Magic Ring with 5 SC (5)

2. (INC) x 5 (10)

3-4. (SC 10) x 2 RNDS (10)

FO, stuff the legs

EARS (make 2):

Pink yarn

1. Magic Ring with 4 SC (4)

2. (INC) x 4 (8)

3. SC 8 (8)

4. (SC 1, INC) x 4 (12)

5. SC 12 (12)

6. (SC 4, INV DEC) x 2 (10)

FO, don’t stuff the ears

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TAIL:

Pink yarn

1. CH 10

2. (SC 3 in each CH) x 9 (27)

FO

SNOUT:

Pink yarn

1. MR with 6 SC (6)

2. (INC) x 6 (12)

3. (SC 1, INC) x 6 (18)

4. (SC 2, INC) x 6 (24)

5. (BLSC 10, BL DEC) x 2 (22)

6. SC 22 (22)

FO, embroider the nostrils using black yarn

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