This crochet pig pattern is a free crochet pattern for a cute pig squish by Nana’s Crafty Home!
I am completely in love with this adorable free crochet pig pattern! A big, squishy Pig in a Blanket!
I signed up for the Softie Crochet a Long hosted in the CAL Central Crochet Facebook group several months ago and I was stumped on what I wanted to design. My design needed to be stuffed and for whatever reason I tend to shy away from amigurumi patterns. I am that crocheter – the one that crochets up all the pieces and then poof! The project ends up in the WIP (work in progress) basket to never see the light of day again. 😂
However, I have been seeing so many squishies all over the internet lately and they just looked so huggable and fun!
I grew up on a little farm and we raised animals in 4H. For my first several years in 4H I raised lambs and I still have a very special love of all things sheep. In fact, I have several lamb patterns on the blog including my Sheep Granny Square Blanket, the Lamb Square from my Easter Square Blanket, and the Lamb Basket.
After several years of raising lambs I changed it up to pigs for several years. At the time I was pretty sad to leave behind raising lambs and I just wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy having a pig. However, I learned that one of the greatest things about pigs is how easy they are to please. My lambs were so loving but so needy! Always following me around wanting attention. Not necessarily a bad thing but sometimes having a lamb following around behind you isn’t all its cracked up to be. Mary Had a Little Lamb anyone??
My pigs were just plain contented. If they had food and were able to keep cool they were happy as can be just lying around. And, if you were willing to provide belly scratches? They were in hog heaven! 😉 They were so funny, too! I had one pig I would show at the fair that would just crazily run from one end of the pen to the other as fast as it could go – he really was lightning fast! Of course, I couldn’t run across the judging pen so I just followed sedately behind from one end of the pen to the other smiling sheepishly at the judge the whole time. Fun times!
So it was definitely time for a crochet pig pattern design to hit the blog!
Crochet Pig Pattern Details
This pig crochet pattern is really pretty simple. You will begin by working a perfect round circle in half double crochet stitches to desired width and then several rounds without increases to create the body of the pig. Once you have the desired length you will work hdc decreases until you are able to sew the main body closed, being sure to stuff with poly-fil before completely closing. You are basically making a giant squishy hot dog. 😂
The snout, eyes, ears, tail and legs of this cute piggy are all crocheted separately and then sewn to the main body of the pig.
At this point the pig is perfectly adorable just as it is. However, I thought my pig would love a blanket to keep warm in. I started playing around with different looks for my blanket and finally settled on a rectangle granny “square” – essentially an elongated granny square. I used the same colors from the eyes and I love it!
I have a complete photo and video tutorial for how to make a rectangle granny stitch blanket and you could certainly use it for other projects as well. In fact, I have had so many questions about how many foundations chains for different sizes of blankets that I am working up a cheat sheet to add to it.
My granddaughters are so in love with this adorable pig. I had to hurry and get photos of my pig before she “wandered” off to their house!
I found the perfect soft velvety yarn in Hobby Lobby’s Baby Bee Adore-A-Ball. It was easy to work with and it is so very soft and squishy! And I found the perfect pink pig color – pink-a-boo! This chenille yarn is a size weight 5 bulky yarn. I really do love the sheen in this yarn.
Since I am using half double crochet stitches and a bulky yarn this adorable pig works up pretty quickly, too!
For the eyes and blanket I used Red Heart With Love which is a medium worsted #4 weight yarn. One of my favorite economic acrylic yarns.
My finished pig squish ended up a pretty large squish – approximately 18” long x 10” wide. That makes this adorable pig perfect for snuggles or as a bed or TV watching pillow.
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2023 Softie Crochet Along Details
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- 2. Checkered Pumpkin free crochet pattern
- 3. Baby Bee C2C Lovey free crochet pattern
Pig in a Blanket Squish free crochet pattern
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
Baby Bee Adore-A-Ball Weight 5 / Bulky (100% polyester, 3.5 oz / 92 yds)
- Pink-A-Boo 10.5 oz / 276 yds (Pink)
- Flannel 0.1 oz / 3 yds (Grey)
- Black 2.5 oz / 132 yds (Black)
- Aqua 2.0 oz / 106 yds (Blue)
- White 1.5 oz / 80 yds (White)
Size M/N (9.0 mm) crochet hook
Size J (6.0 mm) crochet hook
Poly-fil for stuffing
Approximate finished size: after stuffing measures approximately 18” long x 10” wide
Gauge: 3″ = 3 rounds of sc (gauge is not important for this project)
- RS = right side
- MC = magic circle
- ch(s) = chain(s)
- hdc = half double crochet
- BLO = back loop only
- sc = single crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- sk = skip
- hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 sts together (see special stitches section below)
- sc2tog = single crochet 2 sts together (see special stitches section below)
- sk = skip
- dc = double crochet
- beg = beginning
- sp(s) = space(s)
sc2tog = (insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
hdc2tog = (yo, insert hook in next stitch, yo and pull up loop) twice, yo and pull through all 5 loops on hook.
Beg cluster = ch 3, 2 dc stitches worked in same stitch or space.
Cluster = group of 3 dc stitches worked in same stitch or space.
- Main body of pig is worked in continuous rounds, do not slip st join at the end of the round. Use a stitch marker to mark first stitch of each round.
- Larger crochet hook is used throughout the pattern using the larger weight yarn, smaller crochet hook is used for the blanket portion of the pattern.
- Main body is worked from face to bottom.
Round 1: (RS) With larger crochet hook and pink, make a MC, ch 1, 1 sc, 9 hdc in MC (10)
Round 2: 2 hdc in each st. (20)
Round 3: *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (30)
Round 4: 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, *1 hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 hdc in last st. (40)
Round 5: *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (50)
Round 6: 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 hdc in last 2 sts. (60)
Round 7: *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (70)
Round 8 – 30: 1 hdc in each st. (70)
Round 31: *hdc2tog, 1 hdc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (60)
Round 32: 1 hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog, *1 hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 hdc in last 2 sts. (50)
Round 33: *hdc2tog, 1 hdc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (40)
Round 34: 1 hdc in next st, hdc2tog, *1 hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog,* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 hdc in last st. (30)
Round 35: *hdc2tog, 1 hdc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (20)
Weave in ends and stuff main body before moving on to round 36.
Round 36: hdc2tog around. (10)
Round 37: hdc2tog around (5)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew main body shut. Weave in remaining ends.
Ears (make 2)
With pink, leaving a long tail for sewing, ch 5.
Row 1: Hdc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end. Turn. (4)
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in each st. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, hdc2tog x 2. Turn. (2)
Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in each st. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, hdc2tog. (1)
Without fastening off, work sc stitches evenly around outside edge of ear.
Fasten off. Weave in end not left for sewing.
Eyes (make 2)
With smaller crochet hook and black, make MC.
Round 1: (RS) Ch 3 (counts as first st), 10 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3, tighten ring. (11)
Fasten off Black, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Row 2: Join Blue in first st of round 1, sl st in next 5 sts.
Fasten off Blue.
Row 3: Join White in first st of round 1 (behind slip stitches of row 2), sl st in next 5 sts.
Fasten off White, leaving a long tail for embroidery of eye.
With long tail of White, embroider center of eye.
Weave in remaining ends not left for sewing.
Feet (make 4)
With grey, make a MC.
Round 1: Ch 1, 10 hdc in MC, sl st in first st. (10)
Round 2: Working in BLO, ch 1, 1 hdc in each st, change to color pink leaving a long tail of grey, sl st join in first st.
Round 3 – 5: Ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st in first st.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
With long tail of grey on needle, run a long stitch along bottom of foot, pull tightly to create a cloven hoof. Weave in ends not left for sewing.
With pink, ch 6.
Round 1: Hdc in second ch from hook, hdc in next 3 sts, 3 hdc in last ch, rotate work to work in unused foundation ch loops; hdc in next 3 unused ch loops, 2 hdc in last unused ch loop, sl st in first st. (12)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in last st, sl st in first st. (16)
Round 3: Working in BLO, hdc in each st, sl st in first st.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Weave in remaining ends.
With long length of grey, embroider nostrils.
Weave in ends.
With pink, ch 8, 3 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end. (21)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
With black, ch 65.
Row 1: 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch to end. Turn. (63)
Round 2: Beg cluster, *sk next 2 sts, cluster in the next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, sk next 2 sts, in the sp of the skipped chs from the beginning work (cluster, ch 2, cluster, ch 2, cluster) all in same sp, now working in unused loops of beginning foundation ch, repeat from * to * to last 3 sts, sk next 2 sts, work (cluster, ch 2, cluster, ch 2) in the last st, sl st in top of ch-3 from beg cluster.
Fasten off black.
Round 3: Join blue with sl st to last ch-2 sp from previous round, (beg cluster, ch 2, cluster) in same sp, 3 dc cluster in each sp between clusters to next ch-2 sp, (cluster, ch 2, cluster) in next 2 ch-2 sps, 3 dc cluster in each sp between clusters to next ch-2 sp, (cluster, ch 2, cluster) in ch-2 sp, sl st in top of ch-3 from beg cluster.
Fasten off blue.
Round 4: Join white with sl st to any ch-2 sp from previous round, (beg cluster, ch 2, cluster) in same sp, *3 dc cluster in each sp between clusters to next ch-2 sp, (cluster, ch 2, cluster) in same sp,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3 from beg cluster.
Fasten off white.
Rounds 5 – 11: Continue repeating round 4 changing colors each round.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Stuff snout, then with long tail, sew snout to RS of face. I sewed mine in the center of first 7 rounds of main body. Note: Face is the beginning of main body.
With long tails, sew eyes to RS of face evenly spaced above snout.
With long tails, sew ears to RS of face at approximately round 7.
Stuff feet, then with long tails, sew to main body where desired.
Sew tail to main body where desired.
Place blanket over main body of pig where desired, sew blanket together with a long length of black yarn.
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