Do adorable pigs make you squeal in delight? This curated list by Made From Yarn on crochet pigs in all shapes and sizes will be sure to make it into your next crochet project list. Wait no longer and scroll down to take a look at all the cute crochet pig patterns we have lined up for you!
From Peppa the Pig to Piglet in Winnie the Pooh, pigs as a form of entertainment have been around for a very long time. Recently, there has been an upward trend in the appreciation of pigs. You can see them as prints for blankets, toys, embellishments—you name it, you have it. It’s no wonder that this trend has since made its way into the world of crochet.
We’ve compiled a list of the best crochet pig patterns available today. Piggy bag pattern, crochet pig hat pattern, and stuffed pig patterns are just a few examples. Each of the patterns on this list comes with clear, comprehensive instructions, and some have diagrams to make crocheting a breeze.
FAQ: How to crochet a pig?
1. What is the difference between amigurumi and crochet?
We’ve curated crochet pig patterns for a wide range of items, the majority of which are amigurumi pigs. So, what’s the difference between amigurumi and crochet?
While crochet as a whole can be used to make a wide variety of things, including blankets, scarves, hats, and mittens, amigurumi is a subgenre of crochet. It is most commonly used to make dolls, toys, and other small stuffed figures. This crochet technique focuses on making three-dimensional shapes by creating the parts (such as the head, body, arms, and legs) and then putting them together.
2. What supplies do I need to make a crochet pig?
Yarn and a crochet hook are typical supplies for any crochet project, including this one. Follow the instructions for the specific pattern you choose from the list for the best results, which should include information on the type of yarn and hook to use.
Yarn: In general, worsted-weight yarn would be one of the better choices for beginners as it is easy to work with.
Crochet Hook: A size G or H hook is recommended for beginners.
Other supplies include:
Scissors: For cutting the yarn
Tapestry needle: To weave in your ends and sew your pig together
Stuffing Materials: Such as polyester fiberfill for amigurumi pig.
Stitch markers: To mark the beginning of a round or a stitch, but these are optional
3. How to crochet a pig successfully?
Most of the crochet pig patterns listed here are beginner-friendly, so you should be able to complete them successfully.
With that being said, you will need to be familiar with the basic crochet stitches, particularly single crochet and chain stitches. Keep in mind that Amigurumi patterns typically begin with a magic ring rather than a foundation chain. Some non-amigurumi patterns will require slip stitch, half double crochet, and double crochet stitches, so be aware of all this information.
Now, choose your pattern, gather your supplies, find a comfortable spot, and decide how you want to hold the yarn and crochet hook to start your creative journey.
Read and comprehend the pig crochet pattern thoroughly, then follow the instructions. The details to look out for are listed in the next FAQ. If you have any doubts about the basics, read more on Beginners Guide for Crochet and Beginners Guide for Amigurumi for further information.
If the pattern calls for a specific crochet tension, make a test swatch to check and match the required tension to avoid sizing issues after you finish your crochet pig.
Keep track of your stitches, and if you have made a mistake, undo your crochet and redo it with the correct stitches.
Relax and enjoy your crocheting because it is a therapeutic craft, and this hobby is intended to pass the time rather than raise your blood pressure.
4. What are the details that I have to look out for in a crochet pig pattern?
The details can all be found in the pattern that you picked. Hence, it’s important to read it carefully and understand what it requires. Here are some of the details that you should pick up from a pattern:
1. the type and weight of yarn
This will assist you in selecting the appropriate yarn for your project
2. the size of the crochet hook
3. the types of stitches used
4. the gauge of the pattern
The gauge is the number of stitches and rows that should be completed in a specific pattern measurement. This is to make sure your pig pattern turns out to be your desired size.
5. the finished size of the pig
Make sure the finished pig’s size meets your requirements.
6. The number of stitches required to make each round or row.
7. How to adjust the stitch count to shape the body and limbs.
5. What can you do with the completed amigurumi pig?
A finished crochet pig can serve both functional and decorative purposes, adding joy and warmth to your life or the lives of others. Here are the purposes of the amigurumi pig you have crocheted:
1. As a cuddling stuffed animal or plush toy for comfort and playtime.
2. As a pig theme decor for a nursery or a child’s bedroom.
3. As a handmade gift.
4. Make the small piggy into a keychain or bag charm.
5. Add to your other pig collection or amigurumi collection.
6. As a teaching aid in your nursery school class or your crochet class
7. As a photography prop for your next shooting project.
8. Donate to charity causes for fundraising.
- Start crocheting and share your completed handmade on Facebook and/or Instagram. Remember to tag us, @madefromyarn, so that we are able to see them.
- Pin it to Pinterest for a future To-Crochet List.
- Share with your crochet groups for a crochet-along event.
- Browse more free crochet patterns to make, particularly crochet frog patterns, crochet gnome patterns, and crochet pumpkin patterns. How about adding some crochet flowers to go with the pig to make up a bouquet for a special occasion?
Top 27 Free Crochet Pig Patterns
Below, we have gathered a collection of free pig patterns that we have scoured the Internet looking for. Ranging from different skill levels and sizes, there is bound to be a pattern for everyone.
What are you waiting for? Scroll down to find some lovely and adorable pig patterns to crochet!