4/Medium weight yarn in…
4mm crochet hook, 6mm safety eyes, tapestry needle, scissors, and stuffing.
This pig is super quick, easy, and fun! You’re likely to make more than one.
This little pig is made all in one piece, so there’s no sewing involved! We start at the nose, work into the head, then the body, and finally the tail. We use special stitches to make the arms and the ears. Don’t worry, they’re explained with descriptions and photos once we get to them.
To start the pig, we make the head which works into the body. The head, ears, arms/legs, and tail are all made in one piece.
Round 1: 6 Sc in Magic Ring (6)
Round 2: *Inc in the next st, Sc in the next 2 st* all around (8)
Round 3: In BLO (Back Loop Only, pictured below), *Sc* all around (8)
Round 4: In this round we will add eye stitch markers to mark where to place the eyes later. In BOTH Loops, Sc in the next 2 st. Sc in the next st and add a different colored st marker to Sc just made. This marks where to place the eye later. Sc in the next 2 st. Sc in the next st and add a different colored st marker to the Sc just made. Sc in the next 2 st (8)
Round 4 Pictured Below
Round 5: *Inc* all around (16)
Round 5 Pictured Below
Round 6: *Inc, Sc in the next 4 st* 3 times, Sc in the last st (19)
Add safety eyes in the marked areas from Round 4 now
Round 7: *Sc* all around (19)
Round 8: Sc in the next 8 st (Pic 1). In the FLO (Front Loop Only, Pic 2) of the next st, *Hdc 2, Sc 1, Hdc 1* (Pic 3). In BOTH Loops, Sc in the next 4 st. In the FLO (Front Loop Only) of the next st, *Hdc 2, Sc 1, Hdc 1*. In BOTH Loops on the next st, Sc in the next 5 st (Pic 4) (25)
Round 9: Sc in the next 8 st. Now we meet the ear (Pic 1). Fold the ear towards you. Now behind the ear will be the back loop we left since we crocheted only in the front loop earlier (Pic 2). Single crochet one time in that back loop (Pic 3-4).
Now continuing on in both loops (don’t crochet on the ear, crochet on the head), Sc in the next 4 st (Pic 5-7). Fold the second ear towards you and Sc one time in the back loop. Continuing in BOTH loops, Sc in the next 5 st (Pic 8) (19)
Round 10: *Sc* all around (19)
Round 11: Sc in the next 4 st. Now we will make the arms. Dc 4 times in the next st (Pic 1). Remove your hook from the current working loop and insert it into the first Dc made (Pic 2). Now also reinsert your hook into the current working loop (Pic 3). You will have two loops on your hook. Yarn over (Pic 4) and pull through both loops (Pic 5). You have just made one popcorn stitch (Pic 6). Sc in the next 13 st, Popcorn stitch in the next st (19)
Round 12-16: *Sc* all around (19)
Round 17: Sc in the next st, Popcorn stitch in the next st, Sc in the next 4 st, Popcorn st in the next st, Sc in the next 12 st (19)
Stuff here. Continue stuffing after each round.
Round 18: *Dec, Sc in the next st* 6 times, Sc in the last st (13)
In the next round we’re going to make a chain and single crochet on top of that chain to make a tail.
Round 19: *Dec* 5 times. Ch 4 (Pic 1), Sc in the 2nd Ch from the hook 3 times. Sc 3 times in each of the next 2 ch (Pic 2). *Dec* 1 time, Sc in the last st (7 st + 9 st from the chain)
Finish off. Sew closed (Pic 3-5).
You can sew on little mud spots to your pig. You can do this in any way you’d like, or you can follow my instructions on how I did it. Mud is messy though, so of course it doesn’t have to be perfect!
Insert needle with thread into the back of the pig and pull needle out 2 stitches above (Pic 1). Reinsert needle into the same areas (Pic 2). Insert needle into the original insertion spot and pull needle out a little to the right (Pic 3). Reinsert needle into the same areas 2 times (Pic 4-5). Sew anywhere else you think may need it (Pic 6). Tie a knot with both ends of yarn and weave them into the pig to hide.
Done! If you made a little pig I would LOVE to see 🙂 You can show me by “trying” it on Pinterest.