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Welcome back to the CAL! At last, it's time to complete those pork beans and see them into true piggies, capable of frolicking through fields of clover and listening to the sweet warble of your songbirds-- it's time for Part II of the Mini Pigs!
Hop on back to Week One for the list!
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Dc = double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Dc dec = double crochet decrease
Slp st = slip stitch
Sk = skip
FO = finish off
Rep = repeat
Dec = decrease
PM = place marker
2x, 3x, etc = 2 times, 3 times, etc
Ears - make 2
With color A, ch 2
1. 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, TURN (3)
2. sc in each sc across, TURN (3)
3. sc in 1st sc, 2 sc in next sc, 3 sc in last sc, TURN (6)
4. sc in 1st sc, 2 sc in each of the next 2 sc, sc in next sc, sc dec, TURN (7)
5. sc in 1st 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc, hdc] both in the next sc, 2 dc in next sc, dc in next sc, TURN (10)
6. sc in 1st sc, 2 sc in each of the next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sts, sc dec, dc in next sc, TURN (11)
7. sc dec, sc in next 5 sts, dc in next st, dc dec, TURN (9)
8. sc dec, sc in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, dc dec, TURN (7)
9. sc dec, sc in next 2 sts, FO leaving remaining stitches unworked.
The top bit of the ear will naturally want to curl forward; let it. On the other ear, flip that curl inside out so it curls the other way and you end up with a distinct left and right ear.
If your ears won't uncurl without a lot of wrestling, you could try blocking the ears before sewing them on to relax the stitches and prevent that bunching. I didn't block the ears of my piggies and the left ears especially have some serious curl going on.
Sew the long edges (last rows) of the ears to either side of the head, at about round 17 (about 4-5 rounds of sc buffer between the eyes and the ears) of the face.
Legs - make 4
With color A, ch 2 or magic loop
1. 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook (7)
2. 2 sc in each sc around (14)
3. sc in each sc around (14)
4. *2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next sc* rep *-* around (21)
5-8. sc in each sc around (21)
9. *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc* rep *-* around, sc in last sc (26)
10-12. sc in each sc around (26)
13. sc in 1st 21 sc, slp st, TURN (21)
14. sc in next 10 sc (10)
FO (leave the remaining sts unworked), leaving a long tail for assembly.
STUFF each of the legs firmly and sew them to the body of your pig with the last row of each facing out (see picture below). I recommend pinning the legs on first so you can make any adjustments: where you place the legs is going to determine if your pig can stand up on its own based on balance and symmetry.
Weave in the ends and you've got yourself a huggable new friend!
Thanks everyone for joining me for another month of Amigurumi, hope you had as much fun as I did making the piggies! I love them so much, I'm going to be making dozens of them, I'll have to put an extension on the house...
As ever, if you have any questions, comments or corrections regarding this pattern please feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org), I’m here to help! (Don't be discouraged if I don't respond right away, I will be off world traveling until June 1st and may not be able to reply!)
Make sure to pop in to the Fun With Furls Facebook Group to share your piggy photos and admire everyone else’s crochet handiwork too!