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Tutorial: Year of the Everyday Worsted Pig

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Everyday Worsted Pig

This is the year of the pig! According to the Chinese horoscope, the pig is caring, seductive and passionate. The pig needs demonstrations of affection and love to their lack of self-confidence.

The birth years for the pig are 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019!

To celebrate the start of this new year, we have crated a pig amigurumi. We added a keychain attachment to our pig, so we can take him wherever we go to bring us luck and fortune.

Happy New Year!

 

Crochet Pig

Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team

 

 

Description: A cute little pig to celebrate the Chinese zodiac.

Skill Level: 3 Intermediate

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Width: 5” from arm to arm

Height: 4”

 

MATERIALS

Premier® Yarns Anti Pilling Worsted (100% anti-pilling acrylic; 4oz/113g 203yds/186m)

 (100% anti-pilling acrylic; 4oz/113g 203yds/186m)

  • ED100-06 Baby Pink – 1 ball (Color A)
  • ED100-26 Grenadine – 1 ball (Color B)
  • ED100-12 Black – 1 ball (Color C)

Hook: US Size 0 (2.55mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: Tapestry needle, scissors, stuffing, (optional) swivel hook from Dritz #728-650-- ½” swivel

 

GAUGE

18 sc x 22 rows = 4" 

Save time, check your gauge.

 

STITCH GUIDE

Magic Ring: Wrap yarn around your left middle finger twice, leaving a 6" tail. Insert hook under both strands and pull up a loop. Ch 1, and beg working directly into center of ring. This ring can be tightened later by pulling on the yarn tail.

 

Inv Dec (Invisible Decrease) Insert the hook into the front loop of the designated stitch, insert the hook into the front loop of the next stitch, (yarn over, draw through two loops on hook) twice.

 

PIG

Body

With Color A, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Sc 6 into magic ring. 6 sts

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. 12 sts.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around. 18 sts.

Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around. 24 sts.

Rnd 5: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around. 30 sts.

Rnd 6: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around. 36 sts.

Rnd 7: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * around. 42 sts.

Rnd 8-22: Sc around.

Rnd 23: *Inv Dec, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * around. 36 sts.

Rnd 24: *Inv Dec, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around. 30 sts.

Rnd 25: *Inv Dec, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around. 24 sts.

Rnd 26: *Inv Dec, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around. 18 sts. Stuff.

Rnd 27: *Inv Dec, sc in next sc; rep from * around. 12 sts.

Rnd 28: *Inv Dec; rep from * around. 6 sts. Cut yarn, fasten off securely.

 

Arms (Make 2)

With Color A, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Sc 7 into magic ring. 7 sts.

Rnds 2-5: Sc around.

Cut yarn. Leave tail for sewing. Sew onto the body.

 

Feet (Make 2)

With Color A, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Sc 5 into magic ring. 5 sts.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. 10 sts.

Rnd 3: Sc around.

Rnd 4: *Inv Dec; rep from * around. 5 sts.

Cut yarn. Leave tail for sewiing. Sew onto the body.

 

Snout

With Color B, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Sc 6 into magic ring. 6 sts

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. 12 sts.

Rnd 3: Sc in back loops only. 

Cut yarn.  Leave tail for sewing.  Sew onto the body.  

 

Ears (Make 2)

With Color B, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Sc 4 into magic ring. 4 sts

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next sc; rep from *. 6 sts.

Rnd 3: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next sc; rep from *. 8 sts.

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next sc; rep from *. 10 sts.

Rnd 5: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next sc; rep from *. 12 sts.

Cut yarn. Leave tail for sewing. Flatten the ear and sew shut. Sew to body.

 

Tail

With Color A, ch 10 leaving a tail at the beginning.  Work 2 sc in every ch back across your tail.  Finish off leaving a 6” tail.  Sew onto the body.

 

FINISHING

Eyes

Mark a point on the body, about 3 sts away on each side from the nose. With tapestry needle and several inches of Color C, make several vertical backstitches back and forth between the two points. Fasten off.

 

Head fringe

Cut 2- 3 ½” pieces of A. With crochet hook, hold both strands together and draw up a loop at the top of the head. (as you would attach fringe). Pull through. Trim to shorten.

 

Keychain tab

With Color B, ch 5.

Rows 1 and 2: Sc across. 

Cut yarn. Leaving a tail for sewing. Sew onto the back of the pig, encasing the swivel hook.

Weave in all ends.

 

Abbreviations

Beg                  begin(ning)

Ch                    chain

hk                    hook

lp                     loop

rep                   repeat

rnd                   round

sc                     single crochet

st(s)                 stitch(es)

  

 

 

2 comments

  • Linda greer: March 07, 2019

    Love that Jonah scored all the yarn and bags would love the premier bags to keep my yarn in as I lost my legs two years ago and am still nursing as I have to stay in bed 24/7and crochet a lot to occupy my time.thanks

  • Nancy P.: March 07, 2019

    What a cute idea! I have a friend who collects pigs and this will be a unique addition to her collection. Thanks for sharing this.

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