Little Pig- FREE PATTERN

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Materials:

6oz, 170g of Caron Simply Soft yarn. In soft pink. 

4- Us size 8 double-pointed knitting needles and 5 US size 5 double-pointed knitting needles.



Tapestry needle for weaving


Measuring tape



Measurements:


7 1/2″ long, 3 1/2″ tall



Abbreviations:

K-knit

P-Purl

KFB- Knit in the front and back of a single stitch

K2together- knit two stitches together.

Cast on 9 stitches on a US size 8 double-pointed needle. Evenly distribute your stitches onto 3 needles. Place a stitch marker at the slip-knot. This is the beginning of your round.

Round 1- K

Round 2- K1, KFB in each stitch to the end of the needle. Repeat to the end of the row.

Round 3- K

Round 4- K2, KFB in each stitch to the end of the needle . Repeat the the end of the row.

Round 4- K

Round 5- K3, KFB in each stitch to the end of the needle. Repeat to the end of the row.

Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the next round.

Round 6- K until the piece measures 1 inch.

Decreasing rounds.

Round 1- K2together around

Round 2 and 3- K

Round 4- K2, K2together to the end of the row.

Round 5- K

Increasing round-

Round 1- K2, KFB, k4 Repeat to the end of the row.

Round 2-K

Round 3-K2, KFB in each stitch to the end of the needle. Repeat to the end of the row.

Round 4- K3, KFB in each stitch to the end of the needle. Repeat to the end of the row.

Round 5- K

Round 6- K4, KFB in each stitch to the end of the needle . Repeat to the end of the row.

Round 7- K

Round 8-  K5, KFB in each stitch to the end of the needle. Repeat to the end of the row.

Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the next round.

Round 9- K until the piece measures 1 inch.

Decreasing rounds:

Round 1- K5, K2together. Repeat to the end.

Round3-K

Round 4- K4, K2together. Repeat to the end.

Round 5- K

Round 6- K3, K2together. Repeat to the end.

Begin stuffing the head and body.

Round 7- K

Round 8- K2, K2together. Repeat to the end.

Round 9-K

Round 10- K1, K2together. Repeat to the end.

Round 11- K

Round 12- K2together around

Cut a tail about 7 inches long, thread onto a tapestry needle and weave through the remaining stitches. Pull the stitches closed and weave in the ends.

LEGS- Make 4- Refer to the pictures for placement of legs

(see last photo for an illustration on how to pick up stitches)

Using 4 size 5 double-pointed needles, pick up 3 stitches on each needle in a square.

Knit each round until the leg measures 1/2 inch.

Round 2- Purl.

Round 3- K2together, K- repeat to end of row.

Stuff with small amount of poly-fiber.

Cut a tail and thread it onto a tapestry needle. Weave tail through remaining stitches. Pull stitches closed and weave in the end.

Nose-

With 4 size 5 needles, pick up 4 stitches on each needle.

Round 1- K

Round 2-P

Stuff lightly with poly-fiber.

Round 3- K2together to the end of the row.

Cut a tail and thread it onto a tapestry needle. Weave tail through remaining stitches. Pull stitches closed and weave in the end.

Ears Make 2:

With a Size 5 double pointed knitting needle, pick up 6 stitches on top of the head. Refer to the pictures for ear placement.

Row 1- K

Row 2- P

Row 3- K2, K2together, K2

Row 4- P

Row 5- K2together, K1, K2together

Row 6- P

Row 7- K3together.

Cut tail and weave in ends.

Tail: 

With a size 5 double-pointed needle, pick up 3 stitches.

Knitting in I-cord, knit until the tail measures two inches.

Cut a long yarn tail. Twist the tail until you get the desired curly tail look, and secure the tail in curly position with the yarn end. Weave in remaining yarn.

Add eyes and a mouth if you wish!

Enjoy!

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12 Comments

  1. March 23, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Please follow my blog for more free patterns, video tutorials and helpful tips!

  2. jenyjenny said,

    March 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Thank you! Very cool post! I love that it is free and the instructions are very direct.

    • March 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      Thank you very much! The little pig is very cute once it is made and I hope lots of children enjoy this stuffed toy! 🙂

  3. 400daystil40 said,

    March 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    So cute!

  4. March 26, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    I LOVE the pig! This is so creative! Have you seen dolls that, if you turn them upside down, another one appears? I haven’t knit one but 30 years ago I sewed one for my daughter. On one side is Little Red Riding Hood – brown yarn hair, eyes and lips from cut felt I stitched on, red checked dress with a red hooded cape. But if you turn her upside down, the grandma appears, wearing a blue and white paisely dress. She’s got white yarn hair and I embroidered glasses on her. She has a little night cap on (the kind the girls in “Little House on the Prairie wore to bed) … but if you turn her around (so you’re looking at the back of her head), you live grandma’s cap toward the back and voila, there’s the wolf dressed in grandma’s dress & cap! I used that doll to tell the Little Red Riding Hood story to my daughter. I now have grandchildren and the doll sits on the bookshelf of one of the children. I have thought about turning it into a knit project, and now that I see the toys you’ve been knitting, I think I will!

    • March 26, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      Thank you for the comment! I have seen those. I have seen one interesting one very similar to what you described, it is a man and a wolf. The stuffing for the man is the wolf and the inside of the wolf is the man. It is a werewolf! I thought it was very creative! There is so much you can do with that idea! I’ve thought of developing something similar with an egg and baby chic/snake, a transformer for boys, a turtle that can tuck his head in his shell, an armadillo that can curl up into it’s shell, or revamp the popples dolls from the 80s. They were adorable and would make an awesome comeback! lol

      • March 26, 2012 at 11:52 pm

        You’ve inspired me! I am going to borrow the Little Red Riding Hood (et al.) doll from my granddaughter and work out a knitting pattern!

    • March 28, 2012 at 7:20 am

      I’d love to see what you have made once you are finished! Little Red Riding Hood was one of my favorite stories as a kid.

  5. anastasiawraight said,

    March 27, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    It’s so cute! I think I need to knit one of these.


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