Chinese New Year is coming up and this year, it’s the year of the Pig. Make your own cute little piggy for yourself or someone you know who loves pigs!
I kind of modelled this guy after the pig from Seven Deadly Sins- Hawk. And although he looks nothing like Hawk, I’m still OBSESSED with him. His ears look like tiny little mittens and they make him look like he’s about to take flight. GAH. I can’t.
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Yarn I Used
I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran for this crochet amigurumi toy, but you can use any yarn as long as you correspond your hook to the weight of your yarn. You can also easily size up/down by using thicker/thinner yarn, just make sure to change the size of your hook and safety eyes accordingly.
I used about 35g of Blush Pink, 8g of Coffee Bean, and a little bit of Vanilla Cream & Bubblegum Pink. The amount of yarn you will need will vary based on your tension and the type of stitch you use. Each skein is 50g.
5 Round Circle = 1.5” with a 3.25mm (D) hook
Note: I am working with the x-stitch (yarn under single crochet). If you are working a standard sc, go down a hook size (I recommend 2.75 or 3mm).
Gauge isn’t super important for amigurumi, but I included it just in case you want to check your gauge. Being a little off should not affect the final product too much. You can learn more about how to measure gauge for amigurumi here!
Free Pig Stuffed Animal Plush Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
The finished toy measures to be roughly 2.5in (6.35cm) tall.
The difficulty level of this pattern is Beginner and this pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
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THINGS YOU NEED
- Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in Blush Pink, Coffee Bean, Vanilla Cream, & Bubblegum Pink
- DMC Perle Coton No. 5 in 310 Black
- 3.25mm Crochet Hook (3mm if you are working the regular sc)
- Polyfil Stuffing
- Darning Needle
- 8mm Safety Eyes & Matching Backing
- Stitch Marker
- Pins (to help with assembly)
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
inc: two single crochets in one stitch
dec: invisible decrease, single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
(…) x #: repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that round
#sc/inc: one sc/inc in the following # stitches
Notes & Guides
This pattern is worked in continuous rounds unless otherwise stated – Do not slip stitch after each round. Instead, mark the first stitch of the round with a stitch marker to help keep track of where the beginning of the round is. This helps to ensure that there isn’t a visible seam in your project.
Sewing Amigurumi Parts Together – Pin the loose part (the Ear in the photo example below, which I will be calling A) onto the base part (Head, B).
Thread the yarn tail from A onto a darning needle. *Insert the needle into B, immediately beneath the yarn tail and out the next space on B immediately below the next stitch of A. Pull through, then insert the needle through both loops of the next stitch of A. Repeat the steps starting from the *, going all the way around A. Thread the tail through B to hide the yarn tail.
Jogless Transition to BLO/FLO – Before transitioning into a BLO/FLO round, you can choose to fasten off, seamless join in the round and weave tails in. To pick up a stitch, start with a slip knot on your hook, insert your hook into the FLO/BLO of the false stitch from when you seamless join in the round. Make a single crochet stitch like you normally would. This step is not necessary for this particular project, but doing so reduces the “step” you get when transitioning into a BLO/FLO round and will give you better results.
Stuff as you go.
starting with Blush Pink yarn
1 6sc in magic circle 
2 6inc 
3 (sc, inc) x 6 
4 sc, inc (2sc, inc) x 5, sc 
5 (3sc, inc) x 6 
6 2sc, inc, (4sc, inc) x 5, 2sc 
7-9 sc in all sts 
10 (11sc, inc) x 3 
11-12 sc in all sts 
13 6sc, inc, (12sc, inc) x 2, 6sc 
14-16 sc in all sts 
17 5sc, dec, 3sc, dec, 3sc, dec, 25sc 
18 dec, 3sc, dec, 2sc, dec, 2sc, dec, 3sc, dec, 19sc 
19 7sc, dec, 15sc, dec, 8sc 
20 4sc, dec, 3sc, dec, 8sc, dec, 5sc, dec, 4sc 
21 (5sc, dec) x 4 
Insert safety eyes.
Insert safety eyes between rounds 19 & 20. Insert the first eye into the base of the 17th st of rnd 20 and insert the other eye in the base of the 25th st of rnd 20.
If you want to embroider in eyelashes, this is a good time to do so. You will still be able to embroider lashes in after, but it will be a little bit more difficult.
I inserted a pin into the base of the 21st st of rnd 20 to indicate the centre of the head.
The eyes should be sitting on the side where the decrease is less pronounced (2nd half of each round).
22 sc, dec, (2sc, dec) x 5, sc 
23 2sc, dec, (4sc, dec) x 2, 2sc 
24-25 sc in all sts 
switch to Vanilla Cream yarn
26 BLO, sc in all sts  See Jogless BLO in Notes & Guides.
27 (3sc, dec) x 3 
Fasten off, stuff fully, and close hole. Weave the tail in. Push the cream part of the nose back in a bit so that it isn’t sticking out and roll the Body between your palms to shape.
with Blush Pink yarn
1 6sc in magic circle 
2 (sc, inc) x 3 
3 sc in all sts 
Fasten off, do not stuff, and set aside.
1 4sc in magic circle 
2 sc in all sts 
3 sl st in the first st of the big lobe (the sl st counts as your first st), 8sc around the big lobe, 4sc around the small lobe  Small lobe is represented in orange in the photos below.
4 sc in all sts 
5 4sc, dec, 7sc 
6 10sc, dec 
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing (roughly 6” long). Unravel the tail and split the yarn in half. Thread half of the yarn tail onto your darning needle and whip stitch the opening of the ear shut, weave that tail in. Keep the other half of the yarn tail for sewing the ears onto the body in Assembly. Doing so makes the sewn part a little less bulky.
starting with Coffee Bean yarn
1 6sc in magic circle 
switch to Blush Pink yarn
2 BLO, sc in all st  See Jogless BLO in Notes & Guides.
3 (sc, inc) x 3 
Fasten off, seamless join in the round, and leave a tail for sewing. Just like for the ears, unravel the yarn tail and split the tail in half. Weave half of the tail out the 2nd to the last st to prep for sewing. Use the other half of the yarn tail to stuff the feet.
with Blush Pink yarn
Ch 13, 2 sl st into 2nd ch from hook, 2 sl st into each ch 
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.
- Pin the ears onto the side of the head, with the big lobe towards the front. The front of the ear should be roughly 2 rounds behind the eyes. Sew the ears in place.
- Pin the feet onto the bottom of the body and sew in place.
- Pin the tail onto the centre of the butt and sew it in place.
- With Bubblegum Pink yarn, sew a line about one stitch under each eye to create the blush for your pig.
- With Black embroidery floss, embroider two vertical lines in the front of the nose to create the nostrils.
- Optional: With Black embroidery floss, embroider a smile underneath the snout. Mine looks like a stretched out “U” with little curved lines at the end of each end.
You have just finished your little pig!
Thank you for following along with this pattern! I hope this little piggy brings you as much joy as it brings me. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below or contact me and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as I can. If you decide to make this, please tag me on Instagram (@olliehollycrochet) or use the hashtag #olliehollycrochet because I would love to see your work!
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Thank you so much for the pattern. The instructions are great to follow and it looks perfect. I love it.