Dapper Piggy Free Crochet Pattern

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Dapper Piggy Free Crochet Pattern

Can you believe I have hardly any patterns of farm animals?! It’s definitely time that I changed that! I’m starting off with this very handsome and dapper pig (what’s a pig without a bowtie, afterall?) and I am hoping to design a cow or a chicken next! 😀

If you have any other pattern ideas, please drop them in the comments below!

The Details

As usual, this pattern is made in the same style as my Ragdoll patterns; separate pieces worked in flat rows and then joined together to give them that unique 2-D look. The body panels, head panels and ears are worked flat, the arms are worked in continuous rounds.

The finished measurements are approximately 30cm/11.5″ from top to bottom.

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Materials:

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  • 3.75mm hook for main (I use THESE hooks!);
  • 3.25mm hook for snout and bowtie;
  • Lion Brand Color Made Easy in Millennial (200g) or any bulky (weight 5) yarn of choice;
  • Caron Simply Soft in Plum Wine for snout (small amount) or any worsted (weight 4) yarn of choice;
  • Patons Canadiana in Medium Green Tea for bowtie (small amount) or any worsted (weight 4) yarn of choice;
  • Black crochet thread for mouth;
  • 18mm safety eyes;
  • Stuffing;
  • Tapestry needle.

A Note on Yarn:

Color Made Easy is discontinued (a tragedy and a crime, I say), however, you can use any weight 5 yarn of your choice. If you want to achieve as close of a match as possible, Scheepjes Chunky Monkey is a great substitute. Caron Colorama O’Go or Knit Picks Brava Bulky are also good matches.

Additionally, this amigurumi is quite big (11.5 inches), so if you would prefer a smaller piggy overall, feel free to use a worsted weight yarn and a 3.25mm hook instead.

Terms and Stitches:

Ch – Chain

Slst – Slip stitch

Sc – Single Crochet

FSc – Foundation single crochet

Inc – Increase. Work a regular sc increase

Dec – Decrease. Work a regular sc decrease

BLO – Back Loops Only

Sk – Skip a stitch

Hdc – Half double crochet

Hdc2tog – Half double crochet two together – work a hdc decrease.

Dc – Double crochet

Pattern

Body Panel (make 2):

Use a 3.75mm hook. We will start by making each leg and then joining them.

First Leg:

Row 1: Ch 6, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch (5 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc 4, inc in last st (6 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Inc in first st, sc 4, inc in last st (8 sts).

Tie off and put aside for later.

Second leg:

Row 1: Ch 6, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch (5 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Inc in first st, sc 4 (6 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Inc in first st, sc 4, inc in last st (8 sts), ch 1, turn.

Do not tie off. We will join the first leg to the one on the hook in the next row. Position the first leg (the one you set aside earlier) so that the yarn tails are on the right.

Row 4: Sc 8 across leg on hook, FSc 3, sc 8 across first leg (19 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Inc in first st, sc 17, inc in last st (21 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 6-7: Sc in each st across (21 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 8: Inc in first st, sc 19, inc in last st (23 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 9-17: Sc in each st across (23 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 18: Dec, sc 19, dec (21 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 19: Sc in each st across (21 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 20: Dec, sc 17, dec (19 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 21: Sc in each st across (19 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 22: Dec, sc 15 dec (17 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 23: Sc in each st across (17 sts).

Tie off. Repeat rows 1 to 23 for the back body panel.

Head Panels (make 2):

Use a 3.75mm hook.

Note: The head panel is a “Trust the Process” situation; you will feel like it isn’t turning out correctly because the edges will turn downward after each increase row but I promise it will even out by Row 11.

Row 1: Ch 15, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch (14 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Inc in each of the first 2 sts, sc 4, inc in each of the next 2 sts, sc 4, inc in each of the last 2 sts (20 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Inc in each of the first 2 sts, sc 16, inc in each of the last 2 sts (24 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Inc in first st, sc 22, inc in last st (26 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Inc in first st, sc 24, inc in last st (28 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 6: Sc in each st across (28 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 7: Inc in first st, sc 26, inc in last st (30 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 8: Sc in each st across (30 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 9: Inc in first st, sc 28, inc in last st (32 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 10-11: Sc in each st across (32 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 12: Dec, sc 28, dec (30 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 13-16: Sc in each st across (30 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 17: Dec, sc 26, dec (28 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 18: Sc in each st across (28 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 19: Dec, sc 24, dec (26 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 20: Sc in each st across (26 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 21: Dec, sc across until 2 sts remain, dec (24 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 22-27: Repeat row 21 (decreasing by 2 sts each row until you have 12 sts after row 27).

Row 28: Dec twice, sc 4, dec twice (8 sts)

Tie off.

Arms (make 2):

Arms are worked in continuous rounds. Use a 3.75mm hook. Stuff as you go after every two to three rounds.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc into a MR (6 sts).

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around (12 sts).

Rnd 3: *Inc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, repeat from * twice more (15 sts).

Rnds 4-5: Sc in each st around (15 sts).

Rnd 6: *Dec, sc in next 3 sts, repeat from * twice more (12 sts).

Rnds 7-8: Sc in each st around (12 sts).

Rnd 9: *Dec, sc in next 4 sts, repeat from * once more (10 sts).

Rnds 10-11: Sc in each st around (10 sts).

Rnd 12: *Dec, sc in the next 3 sts, repeat from * once more (8 sts).

Rnds 13-20: Sc in each st around (8 Sts).

Top up stuffing. Flatten the top of the arm and insert your hook through both layers. Sc across to close. Tie off, leaving a long tail for stitching onto the body.

Ears (Make 2):

Use a 3.75mm hook.

Row 1: Ch 4, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch (3 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Inc in first st, sc 1, inc in last st (5 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Inc in first st, sc 3, inc in last st (7 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Inc in first st, sc 5, inc in last st (9 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 5-6: Sc in each st across (9 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 7: Dec, sc 5, dec (7 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 8: Hdc2tog, sc 1, slst, sc 1, hdc2tog (5 sts).

Do not tie off. Ch 1 and sc around the edge to finish but stop when you reach the stitches of row 8 (i.e. do not crochet across the top of the ear). Tie off and weave in yarn tails.

Tail (make 1):

Use 3.75mm hook.

Row 1: Ch 11, starting in 2nd ch from hook, work 2 sc into each ch across (20 sts).

Tie off. Weave in ends.

Snout (make 1):

Use a 3.25mm hook and worsted weight yarn. The snout is worked in continuous rounds around a starting chain.

Rnd 1: Ch 5, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of the next 3 chs, 3sc into the last chain, continue working on the opposite side of chain, sc 2, 2sc in last ch (10 sts).

Rnd 2: *Sc 4, 3sc into next st, repeat from * once more (14 sts).

Rnd 3: *Sc 6, 3sc into next st, repeat from * once more (18 sts).

Rnd 4: Sc 7, 3sc into next st, sc 8, 3sc into next st, sc 1 (22 sts).

Tie off. Weave in yarn tails.

Bowtie (make 1):

Use 3.25mm hook and worsted weight yarn.

Row 1: Ch 5, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch (4 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 2-3: Sc in each st across (4 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Dec twice (2 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Sc in each st (2 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 6: Inc in each st (4 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 7-8: Sc in each st (4 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 9: Sc in each st (4 sts).

Tie off. Repeat rows 1 to 9 for the back panel. Place both panels together and sc around the edges to join them. In each corner, work the following into the same st:

  • (Sc, ch 1, sc)

Slst to beginning st to close. Tie off and hide yarn tail inside. Wrap a length of yarn around the middle and tie a knot to secure.

Move on to assembly below!

Assembly:

Step 1: Face

Insert 18mm safety eyes onto the front head panel between rows 15 and 16 with about 14 sts between them. Do not fasten safety eyes yet; wait until the snout is in place to ensure you are happy with the placement.

Using main colour yarn and a tapestry needle, make two stitches on the snout for nostrils. Using Plum Wine yarn and a tapestry needle, stitch the snout onto the front head panel between rows 8 to 12.

With black crochet thread and a tapestry needle, stitch a mouth underneath the snout in a “w” shape spanning about 6 stitches (3 stitches per ‘u’ shape). Optional: use black sewing thread and a sewing needle to stitch the black crochet thread in place for a more precise placement.

Using Plum Wine yarn and a tapestry needle, make a stitch beneath each eye for cheeks.

Step 2: Joining Panels

Place the two head panels together so that all edges line up perfectly. Ensure the front of your Piggy is facing you as you crochet around. Starting in a stitch on the left side of the head, begin attaching the panels together by inserting your hook through both panels and single crocheting around the outside edge of the panels using a 3.75mm hook and main colour yarn.

Crochet down and around the head, stuffing as you go. When satisfied with the stuffing, close with a slst to first st. Tie off. With your tapestry needle, poke the yarn tail back inside the piece. Set aside.

Next, place the two body panels together and join them the same way you did for the head panels. Work the following into each corner of each of the hooves and in the top corners of the body:

  • (Sc, ch 1, sc) all into the same st

Crochet down around the body panels, around the hooves and up the other side, stuffing as you go. When satisfied with the stuffing, close with a slst to first st. Tie off. With your tapestry needle, poke the yarn tail back inside the piece.

Stitch the head onto the body, overlapping the first row of the head onto the last row of the body. Stitch back and forth a few times (on both the front and back) to secure and provide stability.

Step 3: Finish

Position the ears on either side of the head so that the bottom two-thirds of the ear panel are overlapped onto the head. Stitch the ears in place by making a couple of stitches in the middle and the bottom to secure each ear. This will allow the edges to remain lifted off the head to give them a floppy appearance.

Stitch the arms in place on either side of the body. Stitch the bowtie and tail on. Poke the yarn tails inside to hide.

You’re done!

Happy crocheting!

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8 thoughts on “Dapper Piggy Free Crochet Pattern

  1. love this wee piggy. would love to have a series of farm animals. very cool idea. Thank you. i just love your patterns…. easy to do and see up is a breeze.

    1. Thank you so much, Chrissy! So glad you love him. 😀 I definitely want to design more farm animals!

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