One of the best sights on the farm in springtime are the cute little piglets. Their little squeals, their hooves, and of course their tiny ears and noses are absolutely delightful. Of course, when they’re older, the cuteness factor tends to wear off for most people. However, we’ve found a way to always have a cute piglet or two around with this free crochet pig pattern. You can use whatever colors you like, whether you want a traditional pink piglet, one with black spots, or a rainbow variegated piglet. You can also decide what to use for eyes, whether you want safety eyes, buttons, or felt.
To make one of these precious piglets, you’ll need to gather up the following materials:
- Bulky or Super Bulky yarn (the pattern maker used Knit Picks Wool From The Andes Superwash Bulky)
- Size “G” crochet hook (if you’re using a different yarn, make sure the yarn and hook are suited for each other)
- Stitch markers
- Stuffing (this can be anything from regular stuffing found in the craft store, to less common material like feathers or scrap fabric)
- A pair of scissors
- A tapestry needle
- Safety eyes (or buttons, embroidery, felt)
- Sewing pins (optional)
You’ll also need to be familiar with the following crochet terminology
- Chain (ch)
- Single crochet (sc)
- Double crochet (dc)
- Double crochet decrease (dc dec)
- Slip stitch (sl st)
- Skip (sk)
- Finish off (FO)
- Repeat (rep)
- Decrease (dec)
- Place marker (pm)
Though there may be a few stitches that may not be familiar to the novice crocheter, these stitches are simple enough that with a little practice, you will be able to make a litter of piglets should you so desire. These would make excellent presents for the farmers, zookeepers, and pig enthusiasts in your life. Have a country farmhouse that needs a little cuteness? Make a few of these little guys to place around the house.
If you’re ready to start creating your own litter of piglets, you can find the free pattern here.