Hey everyone, and welcome back! Well, welcome me back, because I’m off my vacation!
In case you missed it, I took three months off while my family moved. I needed a break, and I was going to be without wifi for a while, but now I’m ready to get back into it! First up, this free pig pattern!
In the words of me three months ago:
Penny is a zoomie little porker!!
She’s got tons of energy and is often seen running circles around the other pigs on the farm.
She’s also very chatty, and she’ll talk your ear off if you’re not careful! She loves hanging around her pig pals, even if they are a bit boring…
She’s like an ADHD preteen with way too much energy!Penny the Pig Crochet Pattern
Penny is the first pattern in a new book I’m working on! It’s going to be called Farmyard Amigurumi! We’ll hopefully get to six patterns, I’ll keep you posted!
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I also am starting to list some of the plushies I make in my other Etsy shop, SqushimosForever! I’m hoping to make a little extra cash to help grow this blog from them, and I’d really appreciate it if you might direct anyone that wants you to make them a plushie. Only if you don’t want the business yourself, of course!
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Penny the Pig Free Pattern
- 80 yards of Bernat Blanket Yarn #6 super bulky 300g/10.5 oz in Raspberry Kisses
- Size K/10½/6.5mm. crochet hook or size you need to obtain gauge.
- Polyester Stuffing
- Yarn/Tapestry needle
- 2-12mm. safety eyes
Gauge: With suggested yarn and hook, 13 sc by 12 rows= 4″x 4″
- Stitch counts are listed in parentheses at the end of each round/row.
- Penny is made in several pieces: Body top and bottom; eyes, snout, and tail.
- Chains are not counted as stitches.
Abbreviations and Stitch Library:
Sl St: slip stitch- insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
Sc: single crochet- YT Tutorial
Sc2tog: single crochet decrease – [Insert hook in next st, yo, pull up loop] twice, yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.
Hdc: half double crochet- YT Tutorial
Dc: double crochet- YT Tutorial
Dc2tog: double crochet two together- YT Tutorial
Dtr or Quad: double-treble crochet or quadruple crochet- YT Tutorial
FPDC and BPDC: Front post double crochet and back post double crochet- YT Tutorial (video is for triple crochet, but same technique applies.)
FPTC and BPTC: front post triple crochet and back post triple crochet- YT Tutorial
RSM: running stitch marker – YT Tutorial
Magic Ring: YT Tutorial
Join: Pull hook out of working loop, and insert back to front through both loops of 1st st. Insert hook back into working loop, and pull loop through st
[..]: Repeat text between brackets as many times as stated.
Inc: increase – 2 sts worked in the same st
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in magic ring, RSM. (8 sts)
Rnd 2: Sc inc in each st around, RSM. (16 sts)
Rnd 3: [Sc inc, sc] x 8, RSM. (24 sts)
Rnd 4: [Sc inc, sc 2] x 8, RSM. (32 sts)
Rnd 5: [Sc inc, sc 3] x 8, RSM. (40 sts)
Rnds 6-17: Sc in each st around, RSM. (40 sts)
Sl st in first st, ch 1, and fasten off.
Repeat rnds 1-5 of Top, sl st in first st, ch 1, and fasten off.
Ch 6, sc 3 in second ch from hook, 3 sc in each ch across. Ch 1 and fasten off with long tail for sewing. (15 sts)
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in magic ring, RSM. (8 sts)
Rnd 2: Sc inc in each st around, RSM, sl st in first st, ch 1, and fasten off leaving long tail for sewing. (16 sts)
Row 1: Ch 5, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1 and turn. (4 sts)
Row 2: Sc, sc inc, sc inc, sc, ch 1 and turn. (6 sts)
Row 3: Sc in each st across, ch 1 and turn. (6 sts)
Row 4: Sc2tog, sc 2, sc2tog, ch 1 and turn. (4 sts)
Row 5: Sc in each st across, ch 1 and turn. (4 sts)
Row 6: Sc, sc2tog, sc, ch 1 and turn. (3 sts)
Row 7: Sc in each st across, ch 1 and turn. (3 sts)
Row 8: Sc2tog, ch 1 and turn. (2 sts)
Row 9: Sc in each st across, ch 1 and turn. (2 sts)
Row 10: Sc2tog, ch 1 and fasten off. (1 st)
Take a scrap of black and embroider nostrils on the snout, as shown below.
Place the safety eyes 7 rnds down from the top, and 5 rnds apart, then sew snout centered below the eyes as shown.
Sew the ears to the top of the head as shown below. Then sew the tail to the center rear of the body.
Whipstitch body bottom to top and stuff to desired consistency. Weave in all ends.
If you enjoyed the pattern, go look at my Free Tucker the Turtle pattern, or my free Cecil the Clownfish pattern! Sign up for my email list below to get my Squishimo Stress Ball Buddy pattern for FREE!