Latest in the series of crochet animals comes the pig, a request from my mum as a present for a pig loving friend. I used the basic body shape that I’ve used for the cat, the owl and the elephant but this time with a Fab mottled pink and white wool. The entire creation is great for beginners as the only stitches used are single and double crochets.
Using the following pattern I crocheted two ears and sewed them on to each side of the head: Ch2, 2dc in second ch from hook, ch1, turn, 2dc in second ch from hook, 2dc in next st, ch 1, turn, dc in next 4 st, bind off.
Using black Patons Smoothie wool I crocheted three nose pieces and sewed them together and onto the head. The pattern for the nose is as follows: ch3, ss in first ch to form round, 6dc in centre (6 sts), 2dc in each st (12 sts), *(dc in next st, 2dc) repeat from * to end (18 sts). I stitched on his eyes in the same wool.
Of course, no piggy is complete without a curly tail! This was a simple chain (I forgot to count stitches but it was roughly 3 inches long), turned and dc in all stitches and the bound off. I curled the tail around my finger and held it for a minute or so to get it to spiral and then sewed it on to the base of the body. I then secured the spirals with a couple of stitches.