Crochet Pattern: Flying Pigs

This free Amigurumi crochet project shows you how to create a flying pig.

Crochet Pattern: Flying Pigs

What you need

small amount (less than 1 oz. each) pink and white worsted weight yarn
Size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook
2 black size E beads
2 brown seed beads
sewing thread and needle
yarn needle
polyfil or similar stuffing
stitch marker
gold elastic cord (optional, for hanging)




Instructions

Special Stitch: Invisible Decrease:

place hook through front loop only of the stitch you’re skipping (front to back); do not yarn over; place hook the same way in the next stitch; yo; pull yarn through both stitches and complete as normal. (Finishing the stitch counts as next sc.)

This technique eliminates an obvious hole.

Gauge: Gauge is not critical to this pattern, but do work tightly to keep stuffing from popping out between stitches. Finished pig will be about 4 in. (10 cm) snout to tail.

Body: Using pink yarn, make adjustable ring.

Round 1: Ch1, 5 sc in ring, do not join (5 sc) (From now on, indicate first stitch of each round with a marker to keep your place)

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc (10 sc)

Round 3: *1 sc in sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * all around (15 sc)

Round 4: *1 sc in sc, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * all around (20 sc)

Round 5: *1 sc in sc, 1 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * all around (25 sc)

Rounds 6-12: 1 sc in each sc around (25 sc)

Round 13: *1 sc in each of 4 sc, invisible decrease; repeat from * all around (20 sc)

Round 14: *1 sc in each of 3 sc, invisible decrease; repeat from * all around (15 sc) Stuff with polyfil at this point. Add a bit more as you go.

Round 15: *1 sc in each of 2 sc, invisible decrease; repeat from * all around (10 sc)

Round 16: *1 sc in sc, invisible decrease; repeat from * all around (5 sc)

Round 17: (snout) 1 sc in each sc (5 sc) Sl st in next 2 st, sl st to opposite side of snout to close; finish off, drawing yarn through body with yarn needle. Cut off yarn close to body so it disappears inside when done.

LEGS (make 4):

Using pink yarn, make adjustable ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, do not join (6 sc)

Round 2-4: 1 sc in each sc (6 sc) Sl st in next st; finish off, leaving sewing length.

EARS (make 2): Using pink yarn:

Row 1: 4 ch, turn

Row 2: Skip first ch; sc in each sc, turn (3 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in next 2 sc, sl st in last sc (3 st) Finish off, leaving sewing length. (Where you ended is the point of the ear; work yarn down to bottom to sew on.)

TAIL: Using pink yarn, Ch 12.

Row 1: *Skip ch, sl st in next ch. Repeat from * to end, making a curly tail. (6 sl st) Finish off, leaving sewing length.

WINGS (make 2): Using white yarn, Ch 12.

Row 1: Sc in 4th ch from hook, sc in each sc to end, turn (9 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in each of next 7 sc, leaving last unworked, ch 3, turn (7 sc)

Row 3: Sc in each of first 6 sc, leaving last unworked, turn (6 sc)

Row 4: Ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, ch 3, turn (3 sc)

Row 5: Sc in each sc, turn (3 sc)

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in sc, leaving last 2 unworked, turn (1 sc)

Row 7: 3 ch, sc to last sc made (1 sc)

Finish off, leaving a sewing length. Work end down to shortest side of wing (the non-frilly edge of Rows 1 and 2.)

ASSEMBLY:

Sew legs, tail, ears, and wings to appropriate areas of the body. Using sewing thread, sew on black E beads for eyes and brown seed beads for nostrils. If desired, attach a loop of gold elastic thread to the pig’s back for a hanging loop.

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Comments

  1. So great! My grandson just enlarged his family by three people and a pet piglet named blossom. Now I know what blossom’s Christmas ornament will be.

  2. R. Chepeka says:

    Really cute. Thanks for the pattern. I think I’ll make a couple to hang from the pull chains on a ceiling fan.

  3. I have just finished making a flying pig and it turned out beautiful. It was not hard to make at all and I enjoyed making it. The only problem is that when I showed my
    they want me to make one for them Thanks for the pattern.

  4. I’m trying to make a pair of these for a christmas gift. I’m doing fairly well despite being a begginer.
    I can’t understand the instructions for the tail though.

    Could anybody help explain it in a different way?

  5. It’s just perfect, I’m getting married and our theme is “When pigs fly” Thank you

  6. Love it, it so cute!!

  7. now when someone says, when pigs fly i’ll do that, pull one of these guys out of your purse & give them a laugh. Great pattern, thank you.

  8. Cutie But I would put the wings further forward

  9. Adorable and I plan on making one for my daughter for Xmas. She loves pigs and has a few beautiful glass pigs & some fabric pigs that I’ve made for her. Thank you

  10. sdealfitzgerald says:

    way sweet, these will be on the Christmas tree for sure!

  11. aaahhh! this is like the swine flu… sry though.

  12. I love it, going to have to make some

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