Birthday Piglet Free Crochet Pattern
Updated: Aug 28, 2022
Happy Tuesday and welcome back to my blog my crafty friends!
It looks like a cute little Piglet is ready to celebrate his birthday! He cannot wait to make a wish blowing out the candle, taste the yummy cake and open his birthday gift!
Lets's join the party!!!
Today I'll be sharing with you all the instructions to crochet the BABY PIG - if you want to learn how to make all the fun accessories (the BIRTHDAY HAT, the GIFT BOX and the CAKE) check out the downloadable version of this pattern available for purchase on my ETSY page.
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12 pages of detailed instructions to guide you through the making process!
Here's the FREE pattern!
YARN: light yarn (3) in light and dark pink; cotton thread in black; sewing thread in black
MATERIALS: 2.5 mm crochet hook; 10 mm black plastic safety eyes; polyester fiber fill; yarn needle
DIMENSION: 6” x 4” (15 x 10 cm)
ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), front loop only (FLO), back loop only (BLO), fasten off (F/O)
SKILL LEVEL: beginner
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Body and Tail (light and dark pink)
Rnd 1: starting off with dark pink yarn – 8 sc in a mr (8)
Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)
Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)
Rnd 4: working in BLO, sc even (24)
Rnd 5: switch to light pink yarn - working in both loops now, sc even (24)
Rnd 6: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32)
Rnd 7: sc even (32)
Rnd 8: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40)
Rnds 9 - 10: sc even (40)
Rnd 11: 15 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc, 2 sc inc, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 1 sc, 1 sc inc, 15 sc (46)
Rnd 12: sc even (46)
Rnd 13: 22 sc, 2 sc inc, 22 (48)
Rnd 14: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56)
Rnds 15 - 16: sc even (56)
Insert the black safety eyes between rnds # 13-14, approximately 20 sts apart.
Rnd 17: [(1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep 3 times], 44 sc, [(1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep 3 times] (62)
Rnds 18 - 35: sc even (62); start stuffing the body
Rnd 36: 1 sc dec, 58, 1 sc dec (60)
Rnd 37: (8 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (54)
Rnd 38: sc even (54)
Rnd 39: (7 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48)
Rnds 40 - 41: sc even (48)
Rnd 42: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (36)
Rnd 43: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24)
Rnd 44: sc dec around (12); finish stuffing the body
Rnd 45: working in FLO, (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (8)
Rnd 46: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (6)
Rnd 47: sc dec around (3); do not F/O
Crochet 9 chs, work 3 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, then work 3 sc in each one of the next 7 chs, and 1 sl st into the last st of rnd #47.
F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.
Ears (light pink yarn)
Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)
Rnd 2: working in BLO, sc even (8)
…from now on you’ll work in rows...
Row 1: 1 sc inc, 6 sc, 1 sc inc (10); ch 1 and turn
Row 2: 4 sc, 2 sc inc, 4 sc (12); ch 1 and turn
Row 3: 1 sc dec, 8 sc, 1 sc dec (10); ch 1 and turn
Row 4: 2 sc dec, 4 sc, 2 sc dec (8); ch 1 and turn
Row 5: 1 sc dec, 4 sc, 1 sc dec (6); ch 1 and turn
Row 6: 1 sc dec, 2 sc, 1 sc dec (4); ch 1 and turn
Row 7: 2 sc dec (2); ch 1 and turn
Row 8: 1 sc dec (1); F/O, cut and hide the yarn.
Cut a strand of light pink yarn, thread it into your tapestry needle and use it to sew the front loop of rnd #2 of the EARS to the body, between rnds #17-19, approximately 12 sts apart.
Cut a long strand of light pink yarn and thread it into your yarn needle. Insert the needle from the bottom side of the head and pull it out above the eye and then back again into the next stitch on the right. Pull it out right above the other eye and then back again into the next stitch on the right and pull it out from where you initially inserted it from. Pull the two ends causing the eyes to sink into the head slightly. Make a knot and wave in ends.
Cut a long strand of black cotton yarn and thread it into your yarn needle. Embroider two vertical lines onto the NOSE (dark section of the muzzle).
Cut a long strand of black sewing thread and use it to embroider the mouth line on the bottom section of the muzzle.
Legs (dark and light pink yarn - make four)
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)
Rnd 2: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (9)
Rnd 3: switch to light pink yarn, (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (12)
Rnd 4: sc even (12)
Rnd 5: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (14)
Rnd 6: sc even (14)
Rnd 7: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (16)
Rnd 8: sc even (16)
Rnd 9: 8 sc, then leave the remaining 8 sts unworked (8); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the legs to the bottom of the body. Stuff the legs before attaching them to the body.
Front Legs: between rnds #20-26. The 8 sc of the last rnd should face outward.
Back legs: between rnds # 35-40. The 8 sc of the last rnd should face backward.
I can't wait to see your version of my BIRTHDAY PIGLET! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!
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