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May I present to you my latest creation, a little pig plush made out of yarn and love.. Oink! This is a crochet project I had in mind for a while because I love pigs and I have been playing a lot of farm games on Facebook.

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I am very happy with the result, he looks exactly like I pictured it in my head (I have terrible artistic skills so I never draw what I want to crochet).

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Actually I should have said that “he almost look like I pictured” because I had to redo the eyes. I had crocheted round bulgy eyes but the result was harsh, my little plush looked unfriendly. I really wanted big eyes but a soft look, felt and a pair of scissors did the trick.

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I also made a pattern available on ETSY if anybody is interested in this project, the skill level is easy and it is really fun to make. Now, I already have a lot of farm animals in my collection: a chicken, a cow, a duck, a pig… What should I do next?

I hope you enjoyed this post, happy crocheting!

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Oink! Oink! Here is a little pig right out of the yarn farm. He is very easy to make, anybody  will fall for its cuteness! I had several requests for a pig pattern so today I am posting one to make you own Mr Piggy.

Pig Amigurumi

This plush is about 5 inch in length (13cm). I used Red Heart Super Saver in pink, and a 2.75mm hook. Here is the list of material you will need:

Materials:
– 1 medium/4 worsted yarn – pink
– 2.75mm hook
– 6mm safety eyes, black
– Polyester fiberfill for stuffing
– Yarn needle
– Embroidery thread, black
– Pins
– Ribbon of choice (I used grey)
– Stitch marker (to mark end of each row)

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
inc = increase
dec = decrease
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
BLO = back loop only

Note:
This amigurumi is crocheted in continuous spirals without joining the rounds.

– THE PATTERN –

HEAD/BODY (start at nose):
With pink yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: sc in each st around, BLO (18)
Rnd 5 to 6: sc in each st around (18)
Rnd 7: [2 sc, inc] 2 times, 12 sc (20)
Rnd 8: sc in each st around (20)
Rnd 9: [3 sc, inc] 2 times, 12 sc (22)
Rnd 10: sc in each st around (22)
Rnd 11: [3 sc, inc] 3 times, 10 sc (25)
Rnd 12: [4 sc, inc] 5 times (30)
Rnd 13: [5 sc, inc] 5 times (35)
– Insert safety eyes, between row 6 and 7, 7 sc apart.
Rnd 14 to 23: sc in each st around (35)
– Start stuffing, and continue along the way.
Rnd 24: [5 sc, dec] 5 times (30)
Rnd 25: sc in each st around (30)
Rnd 26: [4 sc, dec] 5 times (25)
Rnd 27: [3 sc, dec] 5 times (20)
Rnd 28: [2 sc, dec] 5 times (15)
Rnd 29: [1 sc, dec] 5 times (10)
Rnd 30: dec 5 times (5)
– Fasten off. Using a yarn needle, embroider the rest of the stitches together to close the hole. Hide the rest of the yarn in the body.

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LEGS (make 4):
With pink yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: sc in each st around, BLO
Rnd 4 to 5 : sc in each st around (12)
– Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. Stuff the legs with fiberfill, and sew them to the body. (I recommend that you pin all the legs before sewing to make sure they are placed properly).

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EARS (make 2):
With pink yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 4 sc in center of the ring (4)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (8)
Rnd 3: sc in each st around (8)
Rnd 4: [1 sc, inc] 4 times (12)
Rnd 5: 6 sl st, 6 sc (12)
Rnd 6 to 8: sc in each st around (12)
– Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. Do not stuff the ears, leave them flat and bend them at row 5 level. Sew to each side of the head.

TAIL:
With pink yarn, 14 in chain. Leave a long thread of yarn at beginning
Rnd 1: 13 sc
– Use the threads to attach the tail to the body with a tight knot. Hide the remaining threads in the body.

Finishing touches:
– Use a piece of embroidery thread to make 2 stitches for the nose.

– Attach a little grey ribbon, or color of your choice by one of the ears.

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Voila! Your cute little pig is done. I hope you enjoyed this pattern, and If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments section.

Happy crocheting!


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