Tuesday, May 20, 2014

How to Make a Crochet Amigurumi Pig



How to Make a Crochet Amigurumi Pig


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Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  How to Make a Crochet Amigurumi Pig 


Video Tutorial:  How to Make a Crochet Amigurumi Pig Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations

DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Materials
Size G/4 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle
Fiberfill or stuffing

Stitch Instructions and Definitions
Continual Round - Do not Join.  Work in the top of the first stitch. This will eliminate the seam.



Yarn Marker -
This marks the first or last stitch of each round.  It can be a simple strand of scrap yarn to mark the stitch or a bread twisty tie.

Single Crochet Decrease - Insert the crochet hook through the stitch, wrap the yarn over the hook, pull the yarn through. Insert the hook through the next stitch,  wrap the yarn over and pull it through.  There are three loops on the hook.  Wrap the yarn over and pull through all three loops.

Chain 4, join.

Round 1: Work 12 SC through the chain. Do not join and work in the continual round. (12 single crochet total)
Round 2-4:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around  (12 single crochet total)
Round 5: 2 SC in each stitch around (24 single crochet total) 
Round 6: 1 SC in each stitch around (24 single crochet total) 
Round 7:  *1 SC in each of the next 2 stitch, 2 SC in the next stitch, continue around from *, (32 single crochet total) 
Round 8-11: 1 SC in each stitch around (32 single crochet total) 
Round 12: 1 SC in each of the next 6 stitches, CH 3, skip 3
single crochet. 1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches. CH 3, skip 3, 1 SC in each of the next 18 stitches.
Round 13: 1 SC in each of the next 6 stitches,Work 3 SC in the chain, 1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches. Work 3 SC in the chain. Work 1 SC in each of the next 18 stitches.
Round 14 - 17: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (32 single crochet total)
Round 18:  Repeat round 12
Round 19:  Repeat round 13
Round 20-21: Work 1 SC in stitch around (32 single crochet total)
Round 22:  *Work 1 SC in the next stitch, work a single crochet decrease(see definition above),  repeat from , (24 single crochet total) (10 decrease stitches) There will be 2 extra stitches. This is an example of not being mathematically perfect for it to work.
Round 23-24: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (24 single crochet total)
Round 25: *Work 1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, work a single crochet decrease(see definition above), repeat from *, (18 single crochet total)
Round 26: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (18 single crochet total)

Round 27: Work 9 Single Crochet Decrease
At this point, you do not want to secure or knot the opening.  The legs will be worked.  We will come back to this and unravel a few stitches to put in the stuffing. 

Legs - Make 4

There will be four openings at the bottom of the pig belly for the legs.  All four will be the same.
Round 1: Evenly work 10 single crochet around the opening.  We will continue with the continual round
Round 2: Work 1 SC in the next stitch, Work 2 SC in the next stitch, continue around from * (15 Single Crochet total)
Round 3-4: Work one single crochet in each stitch around
Round 5: Work 1 SC in the next stitch, Work a single crochet decrease (10 single crochet total)
Cut off a long length of tail, knot and secure.  Thread your needle and weave through the last round of stitches and pull the round shut.  Knot, secure and sew in the tail.

Eyes
- The eyes can be worked before you add the stuffing or you can sew them on at the end. If you are using plastic of glass eyes, you will want to do them before stuffing and closing.
Work a chain 3, join.  Sew to head between rounds 4 and 5.


Stuffing the Pig

At this point we can stuff the pig legs and body. You will probably need to undo the last round of single crochet decrease stitches on round 27.  Once you get the pig stuff, work round 27 with the single crochet decrease.  Knot and secure.  Thread your needle and weave through the opening and pull the stitches shut.  Knot and secure, weave in the tail.

Tail - Work a chain of 10 -  Work 2 Slip stitch between different threads.  It should curl.  Once you get to the other end, weave your needle on one side and slightly pull to make the tail curl more.  I found this way made a thinner tail.  You can also work the tail with 2-3 single crochet .

Ears - Start with a magic circle or chain or 3
Round 1: Work 6 single crochet,  (continual round - see above for description)
Round 2: Work 1 SC in each stitch around.
Round 3: Work 2 SC in each stitch around ( 12 single crochet total)
Round 4: Work 1 SC in each stitch around ( 12 single crochet total)
Work a slip stitch in the next stitch to even off the round. Cut off some extra yarn.
Sew the ears to the head at approximately round 8 and 9.  When you are finished, knot and secure the yarn.  Weave between the stitches and weave to the inside of the pig and cut off the yarn.









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