Free Pattern: Baby Pig Farm Animal

**NOTE: You can find an ad-free, beautifully formatted and concise version of this pattern available in my shop HERE. Supporting my website in this way ensures that I'll be able to release many more free patterns in the future! :) Hey, all! I'm super excited to bring you another free pattern! This time I'll be releasing a whole series of baby farm animals over the next few months. The first one I'll be sharing is this baby pig. Last year I had a custom order from a long-time customer for eight mini farm animals. At the time, I promised to share their patterns with you all. Now I'm finally getting around to doing just that! So meet Billy the Baby Pig! He loves everything about his life. The mud, the grubs, the leftover scraps, the sunshine, the fresh air - Billy loves life on the farm! And he loves spending time with his many brothers and sisters. Although they don't always get along, as is the case with all siblings, at the end of the day they're able to make up and start fresh the next morning. IMG_8920 (12) Now you can make your own Billy! And don't forget to make a piggy companion or two for him! Dimensions: 3 in. (7.5 cm.) long & 2 in. (5 cm.) tall Difficulty: Easy! This pattern is perfect for beginners. Materials: Size E (3.50mm) crochet hook (I use Susan Bates HERE) Worsted weight (4 ply) yarn in light pink, dark pink, and black (I used Hobby Lobby’s brand, “I Love This Yarn” in "Pink" and "Soft Pink" .) 9mm safety eyes (I buy mine online HERE or HERE) Polyfil (or your stuffing or choice) Tapestry/yarn needle Small amount of black embroidery floss (for mouth) Stitch marker (I highly recommend these HERE)

The Pattern

Head (using light pink yarn) R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook R2: *Inc* rep 6 times (12 sts) R3: *Sc 1, inc* rep 6 times (18 sts) R4: *Sc 2, inc* rep 6 times (24 sts) R5: *Sc 3, inc* rep 6 times (30 sts) R6-8: Sc in all 30 sts (3 rounds total - 30 sts) R9: *Sc 3, dec* rep 6 times (24 sts) R10-13: Sc in all 24 sts (4 rounds total - 24 sts) Insert eyes between R8 & 9, 7 sts apart. (Hint: insert the 1st eye. Count 7 sts from the hole where you inserted the 1st eye and insert the 2nd eye.) Storyland Amis, free pattern, baby pig farm animal R14: *Sc 2, dec* rep 6 times (18 sts) R15: *Sc 1, dec* rep 6 times (12 sts) Stop and begin stuffing R16: *Dec* rep 6 times (6 sts) Finish off. Finish stuffing head firmly and use tail to sew up hole, then weave in your end. Muzzle (using dark pink yarn) R1: Ch 5, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc 4, turn and sc 4 in the front loops of the ch (8 sts) This is called a foundation chain and is a great way to start a piece that you want to be more oval than round. After crocheting through the top loops of the chain, you turn your work around and crochet in the bottom loops of the chain. The first round is complete! Now you just continue as you normally would. R2: Inc 1, sc 2, inc 2, sc 2, inc 1 (12 sts) R3: Sc 1, inc 1, sc 2, *sc 1, inc* rep 2 times, sc 3, inc 1 (16 sts) R4: Sc 1, sl st (we won't be completing this round.) Finish off leaving long tail for sewing. Sew to the front of the head over R3-7. IMG_8744 IMG_8747 IMG_8748 Storyland Amis, free pattern, baby pig farm animal Optionally you can stitch two nostrils onto his muzzle using black yarn. Storyland Amis, free pattern, baby pig farm animal Ears (make 2 using light pink yarn) R1: Ch 4, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc 3, ch 1, turn R2: Dec 1, sc 1 (2 sts), ch 1, turn R3: Dec 1 (1 st), ch 1, turn R4: Sc 1 (1 st) Finish off leaving long tail for sewing. Neatly weave the tail down to the bottom corner of the ear. Now using that same tail, sew the ear to the head on R14. Do the same for the 2nd ear. Storyland Amis, free pattern, baby pig farm animal IMG_8755 IMG_8758 IMG_8760 Body (using pink yarn) R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook R2: *Inc* rep 6 times (12 sts) R3: *Sc 1, inc* rep 6 times (18 sts) R4: *Sc 2, inc* rep 6 times (24 sts) R5-10: Sc in all 24 sts (6 rounds total - 24 sts) Finish off leaving long tail for sewing. Stuff firmly and sew it to the head using the long tail we made and your tapestry needle over R8-15 of the head approx. IMG_8762 Storyland Amis, free pattern, baby pig farm animal Storyland Amis, free pattern, baby pig farm animal Storyland Amis, free pattern, baby pig farm animal IMG_8768 Feet (make 4 starting in black yarn) R1: Ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook Switch to light pink yarn R2-3: Sc in all 5 sts (2 rounds total - 5 sts) Finish off leaving long tail for sewing. Sew the two front feet to R8-10 of the body and the two back feet to R4-7 of the body. IMG_8770 IMG_8773 IMG_8774 IMG_8775 IMG_8778 IMG_8780 Tail (using light pink yarn) Ch 10, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sl st 1 in every other ch until you reach the end. (Skipping every other st will make the tail curly.) At the end, you should have 5 sl sts. Finish off leaving long tail for sewing. Sew to the back of the body onto R3. Weave in both tails. IMG_8784 And you’re done! I hope you had fun making him! Please share pictures of your project with me through Instagram, Facebook, or email (hello@storylandamis.com). I love seeing what you create! Storyland Amis, Free Amigurumi Pig Pattern IMG_8942 IMG_8940 IMG_8937 Storyland Amis, Free Amigurumi Pig Pattern This pattern is an original design by Storyland Amis. This written pattern is for personal use only. Please do NOT sell or redistribute this pattern in part or in whole. If you wish to share this pattern you may link to this post, but please do not claim it as your own. You MAY sell the finished product, but please credit Storyland Amis as the designer. If you sell your finished items online I would appreciate it if you’d link back to my blog! You may not mass-produce items made from this pattern. Thank you for your understanding and respect. ~Holly :) Follow my blog with Bloglovin or subscribe via email!