Sunday, 7 February 2010

Bazaar Patterns: Little Lucky Pig

Here's another pattern from last year's school bazaar, check out this previous post for full details:

Little Lucky Pig


You will need:
Small amount of pink yarn.
Black yarn for features.
Small amount of stuffing.
3.5mm (E) hook.

Special stitch instructions:
4 dc pop: popcorn stitch for ears and legs. Work 4 dc into 1 sc, take hook out leaving loop, put hook through 1st dc & pull loop through.

Round 1: Ch2, work 6 sc into 1st ch, join to first sc with ss - 6 sc.
Round 2: BLO Sc in each sc around - 6 sc.
Round 3: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] 3 times – 9 sc.
Round 4: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] 3 times – 12 sc.
Round 5: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] 6 times – 18 sc.
Round 6: Sc in each sc around - 18 sc.
Round 7: Sc in next 6 sc, 4 dc pop in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 4 dc pop in next sc, sc in next 6 sc – 18 st.
Round 8: Sc in next 16 sc, 4 dc pop in next sc, sc in next sc – 18 st.
Round 9: Sc in next sc, 4 dc pop in next sc, sc in next 16 sc – 18 st.
Round 10 - 11: (2 rounds) Sc in each st around - 18 sc.
Round 12: Sc in next 17 sc, 4 dc pop in next sc – 18 st.
Round 13: Sc in next 2 sc, 4 dc pop in next sc, sc in next 15 sc – 18 st.
Round 14: [Sc2tog, sc in next sc] 6 times – 12 sc.
Round 15: [Sc2tog] 6 times – 6 sc.
To make tail: Ch 9, ss into 2nd ch from hook, ss in next 7 ch.
FO, leaving a length of yarn.
Use black yarn to sew eyes and a mouth/nostrils as you wish, stuff and use length of pink yarn to sew up hole at bottom.

Picot Pals has made a video showing how to make this pig, great to follow if you're new to making amigurumi: YouTube


Anonymous said...

This is adorable! I'll be attempting to crochet this one myself for sure :)

Anonymous said...

perfect for what I need. Thanks for posting!

LucyRavenscar said...

Thanks, have fun!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm an utter novice to crochet, but I really love your piggies and want to make a few of them for a gift/project. I think I'm following along pretty well until Round 3. Am I supposed to 2sc,1sc 3 times from the 6 stitches in Round 2? How do I get back down there from the end of the 9 stitches I just made? Thanks!

LucyRavenscar said...

Hi! This is one of the basics of making amigurumi - increasing. You do 2 stitches in one stitch to increase the number of stitches in the round. So, to go from a round of 6 stitches to one of 9 stitches you need to do 3 increases. Doing 2 sc in one stitch, then 1 sc in the next, do that 3 times and you've increased from 6 to 9 stitches.
I hope that helped, if you're still a bit unsure try searching 'how to make amigurumi' and you'll come across lots of useful tutorials and tips.

Anonymous said...

I understand now! And I finished my little piggy! Thanks so much! :D I will be posting the finished product in my journal in a couple of days.

renesews said...

I love your little bazaar critters. Do you have any for Christmas? A fast snowman or angel?.. I have made the turtle and rabbit. I love both of those. I am going to start the pig as soon as I finish this comment. I recently purchased your star wars patterns and have made Yoda. You are amazing. Thank you......Thank you!

LucyRavenscar said...

Thanks, I'm glad you're having fun with the patterns!

A few years ago I did make some tiny snowmen. There's a post here on Craftster with a link to the pattern at the end:

I also made some 'cork and crochet' Santas like the knights and gnomes patterns here, but I haven't written up the pattern for that. I can do that if you want me to though.

renesews said...

Yes, yes,please write up the Santas. I made the pig. It is precious.

renesews said...

I cannot locate the snowman pattern..

LucyRavenscar said...

If you cut and paste the link in my previous coment into your browser it will take you to my thread on Craftster. If you scroll down to the end og the first post, there's a link to the page of the thread with the patterns on, just click on that.

I hope that helps.

Silwen said...

Thank you for sharing this patterns. I made a small piglet using this pattern and shared the photos on my blog. And I love this piglet. I am sure that I am going to crochet more piglets. ;)

LucyRavenscar said...

Thanks Silwen! I looked at your piglet, he looks great!

allesbiggi said...

Dear Lucy,
I like your crochets very much, especially the litte lucky pig.
I translated your pattern into German and changed it a little bit. Here you can see, how my pigs look like now:
Now I'd like to post my German pattern as a freebie on my blog. Is this all right for you? I would link your blog to my pattern.
I'd be happy if you would agree.
Yours Biggi

LucyRavenscar said...

Hello Biggi!
Your pigs look great - did you add the ears afterwards? I'm very happy for you to post the pattern on your blog, with a link to here.
Thanks, Lucy.

Anonymous said...

Que bonito y gracias por compartir, se ve genial y esta pequeñito. Vamos a intentar. Saludos

Anonymous said...

I just made a pink piggy for my granddaughter. Cute, cute, cute! Your instructions were very easy to follow. Thanks!

Meredith Priesmeyer said...

This is an adorable pig. I really love the pop stich for the feet. I'm thinking this could very easily be made into a dog. I'd really like to see a dachshund pattern with the popcorn feet...and something different for the ears, but I don't know what. Thanks for sharing your pattern!

LucyRavenscar said...

Thank you! I have actually come up with a dachshund pattern, and I'm working on some other tiny dogs at the moment.

Nan Shaffer said...

I am new to amigurumi and totally love these tiny critters! I've made two other small pigs and have been disappointed with the seperate, fiddly little feet. Your popcorn stitch solution is brilliant in my book! Thank you!

LucyRavenscar said...

Thanks Nan! It's amazing what you can make with popcorn stitches, bobbles and so on. I wanted to make tiny things that could be made with the minimum of sewing, as that's where it all gets a bit slow for me.

Unknown said...

I've made this one as well today :) also with sewing thread and a 0,5mm hook.

Tiny piglet

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Laurie said...

I'm terrible at the face embroidery, and I can't imagine how you do it after the creature is already stuffed and sewn shut. What's your secret to such perfect faces? Thank you so much for sharing your patterns. :)

LucyRavenscar said...

I usually embroider details on faces when the head is stuffed (so you can see the shape properly), but not sewn up. That way you can hide the knotted end of thread or yarn inside the head. I also use a sharp needle, rather than a blunt one, but still with a large enough eye to fit yarn through. I've usually used yarn, but if you're working with a fairly small figure embroidery thread can be better. I also sometimes use a pair of smooth jewelry pliers to pull the needle through as it sometimes gets a bit fiddly. After that it's just practice, and being prepared to undo your sewing if it doesn't look right - I will often try several times to get it right.

Laurie said...

Thank you, that was great advice, and I just made one of your little animals and buried the knot in the stuffing before sewing it up. I never thought of looking for a sharp needle that had an eye big enough to embroider with (I'm so new to this, can you tell?) I've been trying to put the faces on with worsted weight yarn! Off to the craft store! I have a hard time getting your little babies to sit up, is there any advice you can offer? Thank you again, you're so generous with your time and your talent, I'm so grateful!

LucyRavenscar said...

Generally they will stand up, though some of them are a bit front heavy, like the pig, the elephant and the lion. Try to make sure you stuff the back end as much as you can, keep pushing little pieces of stuffing in the hole until it won't fit, so that the front end isn't more stuffed than the back.

cristina said...

Can i use your patterns to make a crochet and sell it in craft fair? I need your permission :)i'll be sure to put uour name as the source of pattern in my little craft table.

miki rodriguez said...

hola encantador cerdito , gracias por compartir , me salio precioso abrazos

Anonymous said...

Really cute I made 3. Great gift idea!

Unknown said...

Hi Love the cute little pig. I was wondering if you have a pattern for a wolf, as I would like to make the story of the 3 little pigs for my daughter in law's pre school? Thanks

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