Friday, December 27, 2013

~ this little piggy went to... ~


Materials:
- 4-ply worsted weight acrylic (I used RHSS)
- I hook
- polyester fiberfill
- pair of wiggle eyes
- 2 black E-beads
- glue gun

Size:  3 1/2" tall - 4 1/2" long (including tail)

Notes:
- I crochet tight, so you may need to adjust the size of your hook
- this little piggy is for a child who does not put things in their mouth.  If you want to make it for a child who does put things in their mouth, then embroider black french knots on the snout and embroider the eyes as well. 

Directions:
Rnd 1:  Ch 2 loosely, 7 hdc in the 2nd ch from hook.  Join with a sl st to the 1st hdc.  (7 hdc)

Rnd 2:  Ch 1 loosely, 2 hdc in same hdc as the joining st.  2 hdc in each hdc around.  Join as before.  (14 hdc)

Rnd 3:  Ch 1 loosely, 2 hdc in same hdc as the joining st, hdc in the next hdc.  *2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in the next hdc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 4:  Ch 1 loosely, 2 hdc in same hdc as the joining st, hdc in the next 2 hdc.  *2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in the next 2 hdc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnds 5 - 8:  Ch 1 loosely, hdc in same hdc as the joining st.  Hdc in each hdc around.  Join as before.

Rnd 9:  Ch 1 loosely, hdc the 1st 2 hdc together, hdc in the next 2 hdc.  *hdc next 2 hdc together, hdc in the next 2 hdc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 10:  Ch 1 loosely, hdc the 1st 2 hdc together, hdc in the next hdc.  *hdc next 2 hdc together, hdc in the next hdc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.  Stuff with polyester fiberfill.

Rnds 11 - 12:  Ch 1 loosely, hdc in same hdc as the joining st.  Hdc in each hdc around.  Join as before.  Stuff some more.

Rnd 13:  Ch 1 loosely, hdc 1st 2 hdc together.  Hdc next 2 hdc together all the way around.  Join as before.  End off leaving a long tail.  Sew shut.

for the legs (make 4):
 Rnd 1:  Ch 2 loosely, 7 hdc in the 2nd ch from hook.  Join with a sl st to the 1st hdc.  (7 hdc)

Rnds 2 - 3:  Ch 1 loosely, hdc in same hdc as the joining st.  Hdc in each hdc around.  Join as before.  End off after Rnd 3 leaving a long tail.  Stuff with polyester fiberfill and sew to piggy.

for the tail:
Ch 6, 3 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc in each remaining ch.  End off.  Sew to back of piggy. 

for the ears (make 2):
Ch 2, (sc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, sc) in the 2nd ch from hook.  End off.  Sew to piggy's head.

Glue the wiggle eyes on and then glue the 2 black E-beads to piggy's snout.

***Debi Y's pattern***



p.s. if you say embroider enough times, it starts to sound weird.  :)



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16 comments:

  1. Hi Debi, Little Piggy is so cute! I love her eyes. Thanks for posting her pattern.

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  2. How cute is that? Embroider, embroider, embroider..., Lol! Hope you have a great day!

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  3. Another great pattern from you, Debi. This was is too cute for words. Thanks for posting it.
    ~Marilyn

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  4. Added to my catnip toy patterns. I think the kids will love it!

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  5. Oh, too cute, Debi! I'm going to have to make a couple of these piggies to include in baby gifts. :)

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  6. Live the shape of him...perfect piggy!

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  7. Ohhhh ....wow ...that is so lovely....cute! happy weekend!

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  8. Sweet little piggy! Thanks for sharing with us Debi. Hope your Christmas was merry and wishing you a Happy New Year!
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

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  9. Cute little pink pig. I love it:-)

    Happy new year!
    Hans Olsen
    http://www.mariahoffbeck.blogspot.com

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  10. Isn't piggy just adorable? love him to bits, thanks for sharing Debi x

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  11. Makes me giggle because my friend sent me 'Mr. Piggy' stuffed animal who resides on the arm of my recliner. Her preacher husband couldn't believe she was sending this to me ... she and I just laughed 'cause my being Jewish doesn't mean a loving gift isn't good company for this solo lady. For her birthday, I sent her a pig who laughs just like I do - and then had to send one to her sister who keeps walking past the pig setting off MY laughter!

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    1. Hi Alycemarie. I added a video I found on YouTube from BobWilson to the post. Hope it helps. :)

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  13. Hi Debi,

    Just wanted to let you know I linked to your post/pattern here: http://hardworkinghandmade.com/oink-oink/ . Piggy came out so darned cute! Great pattern!

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