Free Crochet Pig Pattern – Piggie Smalls

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Learn how to crochet a pig with my new, adorable free crochet pig pattern! This free crochet pig pattern was designed to minimize sewing and uses simple stitches so it is accessible to beginners. We’ll be using a few special techniques in this project but I have video tutorials to help walk you through those techniques so you’ll be a pro using them in no time.

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For this free crochet pig pattern, I used Brava Worsted Weight Yarn from WeCrochet. This is my favourite worsted weight acrylic yarn and it comes in a wide variety of colours. The colours that I used for this project are called Ash Heather and Cotton Candy. Other worsted weight yarns of your preference can be substituted for Brava. As with many amigurumi projects, this crochet pig can be made with almost any yarn you’d like and gauge isn’t vital to the project. However, please note that failing to match gauge will affect the amount of yarn that you use for your crochet pig and will affect it’s size.

Want a Larger Version of this Crochet Pig Pattern?

I’ve been getting a lot of requests from folks for the same amigurumi projects in various sizes. As a result, I have created a larger version of this crochet pig pattern named Patsy Swine. Patsy Swine is Piggie Small’s mama pig and is the perfect cuddle-sized crochet toy. The pattern for the large crochet pig, Patsy Swine can be found HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy shop on its own or combined with the ad-free PDF version of this free crochet pig pattern for a special price HERE on Ravelry in the Piggin’ Out Bundle or HERE on Etsy.

Amigurumi pigs in two different sizes standing side by side

Techniques to Know to Make Your Amigurumi Pig

There are a few crochet techniques that you’ll need to know to get the best results from this free crochet pig pattern. Those techniques are the magic circle/adjustable ring, invisible decrease, the invisible join and the ultimate finish. I have linked to all of those tutorials here and I will include the video version of the tutorial where it’s needed in the pattern so the video is there when you need it.

Purchase an ad-free PDF version of this pattern HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

hands holding an amigurumi pig made with this free crochet pig pattern

Skill Level:

  • Easy



Terminology

  • U.S. Terminology

Supplies:

Abbreviations:


Special Techniques:

  • Invisible Finish/Join: FO leaving a long tail. Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.  Place the tapestry needle through the top of the 2nd ST from front to back and pull through.  Place tip of needle into top of the last ST of the round, under the back loop of the stitch, and pull through to the back of the work.  Weave in the end. Find a tutorial on my blog HERE.


Finished size:

  • Approximately 10 inches tall from top of ears to bottoms of legs



Gauge:

  • 9 sts across x 11 rows = 2”


NOTES:

  • All parts of the project are worked in continuous rounds, except the tail. Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated. A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
  • For a cleaner SCDEC, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of the stitch rather than under both loops. This is often referred to as an invisible decrease. Find my tutorial HERE.
  • Gauge is not vital to the project but please keep in mind that by not matching gauge, this may affect how much yarn is needed as well as the size of your toy.
  • The CH 2 in Round 1 of the body are included in the ST count.

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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Here’s a video tutorial you may find helpful for starting this project:

Free Crochet Pig Pattern – Piggie Smalls:

Leg 1

Round 1: Using Asphalt Heather and a 3.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC (6)

Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)

Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)

Rounds 4 – 6: SC around (18)

FO using invisible join. Attach Cotton Candy to first ST of Round 6 (See the tutorial video below to help you with doing the Invisible Join)


Round 7: In BLO, SC around (18)

Rounds 8 – 13: SC around (18)

FO. PM in the first ST of Round 13.

two crochet pigs next to each other on a white background

Leg 2

Round 1: Using Asphalt Heather and a 3.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC (6)

Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)

Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)

Rounds 4 – 6: SC around (18)

FO using invisible join. Attach Cotton Candy to first ST of Round 6

Round 7: In BLO, SC around (18)

Rounds 8 – 13: SC around (18)

Do NOT FO.  We will continue onto the body. Stuff the legs and continue to add stuffing every few rows of the body.

Body & Head

Round 1: CH 2, SC in the 1st ST of Leg 1. SC 17, SC in each of the CHs of your CH 2, SC 18 around Leg 2. PM in 1st CH of CH 2 to mark new 1st ST of the round (40)

Round 2: SC in each CH and ST around (40)

Round 3: (SC 4, SCINC) x 8 (48)

Round 4: SC around (48)

Round 5: (SC 6, SCDEC) x 6 (42)

Rounds 6 – 7: SC around (42)

Round 8: (SC 5, SCDEC) x 6 (36)

Rounds 9 – 11:  SC around (36) – continue stuffing throughout the body and head every few rows.

Round 12: SC 2, SCDEC, (SC 4, SCDEC) x 5, SC 2 (30)

Rounds 13 – 14: SC around (30)

Round 15: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24)

Rounds 16 – 18:  SC around (24)

Round 19: SC, SCDEC, (SC 2, SCDEC) x 5, SC (18)

Round 20: SC around (18)

Round 21: SC, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC (24)

Round 22:  (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)

Round 23: SC 2, SCINC, (SC 4, SCINC) x 5, SC 2 (36)

Round 24:  (SC 5, SCINC) x 6 (42)

Rounds 25 – 35: SC around (42) – Place eyes Round 32 with 5 STS between them

Round 36:  (SC 5, SCDEC) x 6 (36)

Round 37: SC 2, SCDEC, (SC 4, SCDEC) x 5, SC 2 (30)

Round 38:  (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24)

Round 39: SC, SCDEC, (SC 2, SCDEC) x 5, SC (18)

Round 40: (SC, SCDEC) x 6 (12)

Round 41: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)

FO.  Weave your tail through the FLO of the last round and cinch the hole closed.  Weave in ends.  (See the tutorial below to help you out with this step)

small amigurumi pig made with this free crochet pattern

Snout

Round 1: Using Cotton Candy and 3.5mm hook, CH 5. SCINC in the 2nd CH from the hook, SC 2, place 5 SCs in the last CH. Working up the other side of the CH, SC 2, place 3 SCs in the last CH. (14)

Round 2: SCINC, SC 4, (SCINC) x 3, SC 4, (SCINC) x 2 (20)

Rounds 3 – 4: SC around (20)

FO using invisible join and leaving a long tail to sew to the face.  Sew to the face, adding stuffing between the snout and the face.

Arms (Make 2)

Round 1: Using Asphalt Heather and a 3.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC (6)

Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)

Rounds 3 – 5: SC around (12) – start stuffing, adding more stuffing with each added round.

FO using invisible join. Attach Cotton Candy to first ST of Round 8


Round 6: In BLO, SC around (12)

Rounds 7 – 15: SC around (12)

Round 16: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)

FO leaving a long tail.  Whip stitch the arm hole closed and sew onto either side of the body.


Ears (Make 2)

Round 1: Using Cotton Candy and a 3.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC (6)

Round 2: SC around (6)

Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 3 (9)

Round 4: (SC 2, SCINC) x 3 (12)

Round 5 – 6: SC around (12)

Round 7: (SC 2, SCDEC) x 3 (9)

Round 8: (SC, SCDEC) x 3 (6)

FO leaving a long tail to sew onto head.  Flatten piece, do not stuff.  Sew ears onto top of the head.

crochet pig tail on the back of an amigurumi pig



Tail

Round 1: Using Cotton Candy and a 3.5mm hook, CH 10. SC 3 into the 2nd CH from the hook, SC 3 into the next two CHs, HDC 3 into each of the next 3 CHs, DC 3 into each of the next 3 CHs. (27)

FO leaving a long tail.
  Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle and sew the tail to the bum of the pig.

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed learning how to crochet a pig using my free crochet pig pattern! I’d love to see your finished projects so if you’re posting a picture of your project on social media, please tag me or use #theloopylamb so that I can see your lovely work and possibly feature it in my stories.

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