LITTLE PIGGY CROCHET PATTERN

The free crochet pattern for this little piggy is here! I love how she turned out and I can’t wait to see her/him in so many colors and versions! The bow can be used for the head or also in the neck for a dapper little piggy.

I used safety eyes and tried my very best to give as clear directions as possible, I hope it is helpful. I know there are a few who prefer safety eyes versus embroidering eyes so I wanted to cover everyone’s needs. 🙂

I used all worsted weight yarn I had on hand. I hope you all enjoy this pattern as much as I did!

Don’t forget to check out the notes down below before you get started! and read through the pattern at least once before getting started so you get an idea of how it’s worked up. Have a good one and thanks for visiting my blog!

Happy Crocheting! <3

Feel free to post pictures of your finished projects and/or links to your shops so all can see! I love when you tag me @arianaehall on all social media!

Please no sharing pictures or patterns are allowed. Feel free to make as many to sell and gift. I just ask to give credit to Ariana Hall. Thank you

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Pink crochet pig with a yellow crochet bow.

Materials:

  • F – 3.75 mm crochet hook –
  • Medium Worsted weight (#4) yarn
  • I used :
  • Caron Simply Soft for Bow
  • Light pink – for body/head, arms, and ears.
  • Dark pink – for the first few rounds of arms and the snout
  • Black yarn for the nose – or embroidery floss
  • 2 – Safety Eyes – size 10 mm
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers (highly recommend this extra piece of yarn works great) X2
  • Poly-fil – I use the one for doll making
  • (Optional) Pins to help with ears and arms placements.
  • (Optional) Blush or paint for the cheeks. Add a little at a time.

Abbreviations: 

Stitches:

CHchain

ST – stitch (stitch space)

Sl Stslip stitch

SC – single crochet

FLO – front loop only

SC INC – single crochet increase (2 sc in the same st)

INV DEC – invisible SC decrease ( decrease using FLO)

Other:

F.O: fasten off

MC – magic circle / magic ring

Read Before beginning:

  • STITCH MARKER – You will be working in rounds so keep a stitch marker close to use when working up the doll. Unless otherwise stated to CH and turn. They will mark the 1st st of each round.
  • TENSION – Make sure you use a tight enough tension to help close any “holes” a loose tension may cause. I crochet yarning under then Over to create a tighter stitch. Go down a hook size if needed. ( my tension is naturally tight)
  • STUFFING – When using poly-fil make sure to use it to shape your amigurumi. For this one, you want the body and head a bit dense so it keeps its shape and looks fuller. Focusing on the legs up to the middle of the body.
  • ASSEMBLY – The amigurumi is worked up by first making two legs, joining them together, and working up the body and the head in one piece. Arms, horns, bows, and ears are separate.
  • BLUSH (OPTIONAL)- This is optional but you could also use blush to add some sweetness to the cheeks. I use cosmetic grade blush using a dense small brush and little at a time.
  • Pattern- (EX. *SC in 8, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (36) ) You will end that round with the second step of what that round instructs. This will vary.

START HERE –

Mouth/ Nose (Snout) – Dark Pink & Black yarn or embroidery floss

[small amount of poly-fil needed when sewing.)

You will be working on the opposite side of the chains to complete the first round.

CH 4

Round 1 – SC INC  in the 2nd chain from the hook, SC in the next, 3SC in the next, SC in the next 2, SC INC in the last space. (10)

Round 2 – SC in every st to the end. (10)

Round 3 – SC in the BLO of every st to the end. (10)

Round 4 – SC in every st to the end. (10)

Sl St to the next st and fasten off leaving a long tail to sew on the pig’s face.

Take the black yarn and create two vertical lines in the front of the snout for the nose. Set aside.

Crochet pink pig's snout

**If you would like to see how I join both legs, watch the video HERE.

Pattern LEGS #1 &#2 – with light pink color

START HERE – Make 2 (Stuff as you go)

6 SC in MC

Round 1 – SC INC. in each st (12)

Rounds 2 – 9 – SC in every st to the end. (12)

[For Leg #1. CH 1 after you make the last st, leave a long tail and fasten off.]

Continue to make Leg #2. Remember DO NOT fasten off. Continue to JOINING instructions when finished with Leg #1 & Leg #2. Keep stitch marker in both.

JOINING both legs [See page 8 for visual and video link for help.]

[Both of the pieces have a total of 12 sts each + 4 sts made. After Round 10, you will have a total of 28 sts.]

Round 10 –

  • Leg #2 – Chain 2
  • SC in Leg #1 where the stitch marker is (1st st from the last round made)
  • SC around Leg #1 (12 sts)
  • SC in one loop of each of the 2 chains made. (2sts)
  • SC around Leg #2 (12 sts)
  • SC on the other side of the 2 chains made. (2sts)

Total of 28 sts made.

Continuing to the shaping of the body: (stuff as you go)

Rounds 11 – 20 – SC in every st to the end (28) (10 rounds)

Round 21 – *SC in 4, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. SC in the last 4 sts. (24)

Round 22 – *SC in 2, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (18)

Round 23 – *SC in 1, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (12)

Round 24 – SC in every st to the end (12)

Round 25 – SC in every st to the end (12)

Continuing to shaping the Head: (Stuff as you go) 

Tip:

Stuff generously in the neck area for support.

Round 26 – SC INC. in each st (24)

Round 27 – *SC in 1, SC INC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (36)

Rounds 28 – 35 – SC in every st to the end (36) (8 rounds)

  • At this moment before finishing the head. Plae your safety eyes centered between rounds 33 & 34. Six stitches away from each other.  If you’d like to add some eyelashes I recommend doing those in the space the safety eyes are going before you add the back of the eyes to make it a little easier.
  • Take the pig’s snout you made and place it in the center one round below the eyes level. Approximately Rounds 30-32. With small amount of poly-fil inside.

Round 36 – *SC in 4, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (30)

Round 37 – *SC in 3, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (24)

Round 38 – *SC in 2, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (18)

Round 39 – *SC in 1, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (12)

Round 40 – INV DEC all around. (6)

Sl st in the next st. Fasten Off leaving a tail long enough to sew closed the top of the head. Weave your needle with the tail, through the front loops of all 6 sts, pull to close the center, secure with a knot, and weave in the end.

Tail-

CH 10

SC INC in the 2nd ch from the hook, *Sl st in the next, SC INC in the next. Repeat from * to the end of the chain.

Should start to curl.

Fasten off and leave a long tail enough to sew on the lower back of the piggy. As shown below.

Crochet pink pig on it's side.

Arms – Make 2 – Using Light Pink and Dark Pink

[No poly-fil needed for the arms.]

Starting with Dark Pink

8 SC in MC

Rounds 1 – 3 – SC in every st to the end. (8) ( 3 rounds)

Change color to light pink

Rounds 4 – 12 – SC in every st to the end. (8) ( 9 rounds)

SlSt to the next st and fasten off, leave a long tail long enough to sew on the side of the body. Approximately Round 23 of the body.

Ears – Make 2 – Light Pink 

[No poly-fil needed for the ears.]

Working in rows, Chain 1, and turn after each row unless instructed otherwise.

CH 2

Row 1 – SC INC in the first chain made. (2) CH 1, turn.

Row 2 – SC in every st (2) CH 1, turn.

Row 3 – SC INC in the next two sts -(4) CH 1, turn.

Row 4 – SC in every st (4) CH 1, turn.

Row 5 – SC INC, SC in 2 sts, SC INC. (6) CH 1, turn.

Row 6 – SC in every st (6) CH 1, don’t turn.

Row 7 – SC all around the ear, Sl st to the first SC made. Fasten off and leave a tail long enough to sew on the head.

The right side is facing you. This side will face towards the front. I use yarn needles to help adjust placement. I sew the ears as they are laid back. approximately 4 stitches apart from each other.

Crochett pig pink ear placement.

Bow – Yellow

CH 18

Join with a slip stitch to the first chain made to create a circle. CH 1.

SC in every st around, Joining and chaining 1 after each row. For a total of 5 rows.

When all 5 rows are completed, Fasten off and leave a long tail to cinch and wrap the center of the bow about 10x. Secure with a knot in the back of the bow and sew on the head after the ears have been sewn on.

Yellow crochet bow on a pink crochet pig

Feel free to post pictures of your finished projects and/or links to your shops so all can see! I love when you tag me @arianaehall on all social media!

Please no sharing pictures or patterns are allowed. Feel free to make as many to sell and gift. I just ask to give credit to Ariana Hall. Thank you

Subscribe to MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL to watch videos I post showing you steps on how to make certain parts of the dolls and more!

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