Mini Amigurumi Pig - A Free Crochet Pattern




The second installment of the amigurumi minis are here! These sweet little piggies! After making the mini cows I had a hard time deciding which animal to make next. I noticed the farm theme needed to grow and thought these would be an adorable addition!

The legs, body and head are all made as one piece, just like the mini cow. The small size (7 inches tall) helps the neck to still stay strong so you shouldn't end up with a wobbly head. 

They even have a cute little curly tail! I added a bow similar to the one used for Emma the Fox to give the girl pig a little extra detail. 

If you are new to crocheting stuffed animals, head over to my Tips to Learning Amigurumi page to get started. I go over a lot of the common techniques you'll see in the pattern, plus photos to help you through it! 



Be sure to also join the Grace and Yarn Crochet Group on Facebook if you haven't already! You can share your work and ask any questions you have along the way! 

If you plan to make this for a little one under 3 I recommend these crochet eyes as an alternative to the plastic safety eyes! 

Pattern 

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Materials

  • Size 4 worsted weight yarn (50g of light pink, small amount of dark pink) 
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook (these are my favorites!)
  • 9mm safety eyes 
  • Black crochet/embroidery thread for eyelashes (optional) 
  • Scissors and tapestry needle
  • Stuffing (Morning Glory and Poly-Fil both work well!)
  • Stitch markers

Abbreviations: US terminology

MC- Magic circle

SC- Single crochet

SC INC- Single crochet increase

INV DEC- Invisible decrease

DC- Double crochet

BLO - Back loops only

St(s)- Stitch(es)

*Slowly stuff as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched. You will be working in the round, I like using a stitch marker at the beginning of each round. The legs, body and head are made as one piece. 

Snout-

With dark pink

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each st (12 SC)

Round 3: SC in BLO (12 SC)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing

Legs -

Make 2 - Using dark pink

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each st (12 SC)

Round 3: SC in the back loops only (12 SC)

Rounds 4-5: SC around (12 SC) Change to light pink

Rounds 6-12: SC around (12 SC)

Fasten off (when you finish the 2nd leg do not fasten off, proceed to round 13)

*Round 13 joins the legs together and starts the body, we will not be making a chain to connect the legs.

Round 13: Attach to the first leg with a SC (I like to make sure both color changes are facing the same way, I make this the back of the mini pig). SC around the first leg and then the second leg (24 SC) This completes your join and is where your next round will start, from here we will work the body.



Rounds 14-20 SC around (24 SC)

Round 21: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (18 SC)

Round 22: SC around (18 SC)

Round 23: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC in the next, repeat 
around (12 SC) 


Round 24: SC around (12 SC)

Here is where we will start the head

Round 25: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, repeat around (18 SC)

Round 26: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, repeat around (24 SC)

Round 27: SC in the first 3 sts, SC INC in the next, repeat around (30 SC)

Round 28: SC in the first 4 sts, SC INC in the next, repeat around (36 SC)

Rounds 29-33: SC around (36 SC)



NOTE: Here is where we will attach the facial features. Place the safety eyes 4 stitches apart between rounds 31-32. (For the girl version, I recommend sewing on the eyelashes before securing your safety eyes). Sew the snout centered between the eyes.



Round 34: SC in the first 4 sts, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (30 SC)

Round 35: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (24 SC)

*Continue to stuff the head and neck firmly

Round 36: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (18 SC)

Round 37: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (12 SC)

Round 38: INV DEC around (6 SC)

Fasten off and sew remaining part closed, weave in your end

Ears-

Make 2 of each
Inner Ear – With dark pink

Inside a magic circle, 3 SC, chain 3, 3 SC

Pull tight to close, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing

Outer Ear – With light pink

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC around (6 SC)

Round 3: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, repeat around (9 SC)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, repeat around (12 SC)

Round 5: SC around (12 SC)

At the end of round 5 pinch the ear flat and make 6 SC across the top to close, fasten off and leave a long tail to sew onto the head.



Arms-


Make 2 stuffing lightly at the bottom

With dark pink

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, repeat around (9 SC)

Round 3: SC in the back loops only (9 SC)

Round 4: SC around (9 SC) Change to light pink

Rounds 5-11: SC around (9 SC)

At the end of round 11 pinch the arm flat and make 4 SC across the top to close, fasten off and leave a long tail to sew onto the body.



Tail –

Chain 6, 3 SC in the 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across (15 SC)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing

Bow –

Working in a magic circle make 4 DCs, slip stitch, 4 DCs, and slip stitch again, pull your string tight and wrap it around the middle of the bow 3 times. Tie/secure in the back and cut your string leaving a long section to sew with.

Attaching everything together-

- Sew the arms onto the body centered with the head at round 23

- Sew the inner ear piece onto the outer piece, then sew onto the head starting at round 3 and ending at round 6 on each side



- If you are making the girl version, sew the bow onto the ear of your choice

- Lastly, sew the tail onto the back of the pig


You now have a cute mini pig (or should I say piglet)! Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you had as much fun making this as I did! 

~Stephanie

2 comments

  1. Thank you! I love your little piglets, very cute need to go look at your little cows! Amazing!

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  2. Sehr schön und lieb Danke für die Anleitung

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