Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Little Bigfoot Piggy 2014 With Video

Little Bigfoot Pig, (Update ~ Pattern has been translated into Spanish right here)

Little pig, little pig where have you been? Well, in your yarn bag of course! And another Little Bigfoot animal has been revised and given a video tutorial, yayhooo! I can't believe it but I now have 5 of these patterns all done with videos!

For those of you that are new to my blog, I have been redesigning all my Little Bigfoot animals that I originally designed in 2012 and each animal is getting an
updated look with a more user friendly pattern and each one also gets a full video tutorial as well. Aside from the giraffe, each new animal is about 8-9 inches tall and the old design they were between 5-6 inches tall

Written patterns and video tutorials now available in this new 2014 series:
You can see and still use the original pig pattern from 2012 right here
Scroll down this page to view the new piggy pattern.


For this pattern I also made some glasses for the pig and those are in a separate video tutorial right here


Copyright 2014 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 

Read me  ~>  Work in continuous rounds, do not join. I used Red Heart Comfort yarn with a 4.50 mm hook. If you crochet more on the loose side then use a smaller hook so you don't get gaps and stuffing showing through the stitches. Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below.
Read me ~> How to read the rows: Each row has a sequence as given below. Example: 1sc then 2sc in next st means repeat that sequence 1sc then 2sc in next st followed by 1sc then 2sc in next st over and over to the end of that particular row. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.
Read me ~>  It's a good idea to add in a marker at the end of row 2 and move that marker at the end of every row. I just use a short length of yarn and pull it through the last stitch I put in at the end of every row.

Supplies:
worsted weight
acrylic yarn ~ I used Red Heart Comfort Color Code: 3133 
4.5mm hook *use a smaller hook if you  see gaps in your stitches
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
scissors
100% polyester stuffing
felt, paint, buttons, or yarn for eyes or safety eyes (7mm-10mm eyes work fine)
fabric glue and red felt for the tongue

This pattern uses the following stitches:

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
2tog = crochet 2 stitches together
BLO = back loops only
f/o = finish off


Click here for Full Video Tutorial ~ Video was filmed in the following order:
  • Introduction
  • How to make the head and body ~ includes when and how to stuff
  • How to make the arms, legs (in that order ~ starts at 24:34)
  • How to make the ear, muzzle, tail (in that order ~ starts at 37:22)
How to sew it all together in the following order: 
  1. arms, legs then tail (in that order ~ starts at 51:09)
  2. sew in muzzle, make the mouth piece (in that order ~ starts at 1:01:50)
  3. sew in the ears
  4. tutorial for different eyes ~  starts at 1:13:10
 Starting at the top of the head working down to bottom of body:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
6) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)
7-15) 1sc in each st for 9 rows
16) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (30)
17) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
18) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
19) 1sc then 2tog (12)
20) 2sc in each st (24)
*stuff head add in more stuffing as needed over the next few rows
21-23) 1sc in each st
24) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
25-27) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
28) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
29) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
30) 1sc then 2tog (12) *stuff body, add in more stuffing as needed over the next 2 rows
31) 1sc then 2tog (8)
32) 2tog twice and f/o. Weave yarn tail in and out the remaining stitching and pull tight to close the gap. Knot off and hide yarn tail in body

Muzzle: 

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 3sc in first st, 1sc in next 2st, 3sc in next st, 1sc in next 2st (10)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (15)
4) 1sc in each of the BLO for 1 row * stretch out the muzzle side to side with your fingers to get back the shape
5) 1sc in each st

sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Add in the nostrils before sewing muzzle to head. Sew most of the muzzle in place then stuff before sewing on completely.


Mouth:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6) *begin with a long starting yarn tail that you can sew into the head
f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Glue on a piece of felt for the tongue if desired after the mouth has been sen in place

Ears:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 1sc then 2sc in the next st (9)
3) 1sc in each st
4) 1sc in the next 2st then 2sc in the next st (12)
5) 1sc in each st
6) 1sc in the next 3st then 2sc in the next st (15)
7-8) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing


Arms:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3-4) 1sc in each st for 2 rows

5) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (9)
6) 2tog then 1sc in next 7st (8)
7-12) 1sc in each st for 6 rows
sl st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Lightly stuff hand, do not stuff arm.

Legs:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4-6) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
7) (2tog then 1sc in next st, repeat 4 times) 1sc in next 6st (14)
8) (2tog then 1sc in next st, repeat 3 times) 1sc in next 5st (11)
9) 2tog then 1sc in next 9st (10)
10-14) 1sc in each st for 5 rows
sl st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff and shape foot and stuff leg

Tail:
1) ch16 *begin with a long starting tail that you can sew into the body when done
2) 1sc then 2tog
f/o leaving a tail for sewing.
The tail should naturally curl but if not then hold one end of the tail and twist the other end.

Assembly:

If you assemble the doll in the order I give you then you will not have to worry so much about centering the different parts as much. The time in which the pieces are sewn in are listed in the video order just above the pattern (scroll up)

1) Sew the arms on * sew directly under the head or 1 row down

2) sew on the legs. How you sew the legs on is up to you. I wanted this pig to be in a standing position so I sewed them on in a way the doll stands up. Turn the doll upside down and pin the legs in place then whip stitch the top edge of the legs to the body. View the video on how to do this.
3) sew on the tail
4) sew on the muzzle * place top of muzzle just under the 11th row
5) sew in the mouth if you made one
6) sew on the ears
7) add in the eyes * I put the safety eye stem in between the 10th and 11th row with about 7 or 8 st between them. The French Knots are sitting on the 10th row with the same distance as the safety eyes.



I hope you enjoyed this pattern.

Don't forget to stop by my facebook page Amigurumi Freely and post a picture of your finished pig. See you soon!

  Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help keep the patterns free. If you do give a donation, please accept this note as my sincere thanks and know that you have helped a great deal.
Many Blessings to you!



Copyright Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go All rights reserved 

You may sell finished products. Do not reprint this pattern on any site, magazine or book. If you'd like to share this pattern please provide a link back to it.  


15 comments:

  1. Those pigs are really nice and the one with glases is really funny!!!
    Thanks for share it!!!!

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  2. Thanks for pattern. I really like those pigs :)

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  3. so cute! thanks for sharing!

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  4. Oh I really like these pigs! (I made one of the old version a few years ago- I think I will make a new one too.) Thanks for the new pattern. And your photo's are really great too.

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  5. Hello Sharon,
    Thanks for share your patterns with us, there are very nice.
    I made a spanish translation of your little pig in my blog, you can see the post here
    http://losenredosdelyanne.blogspot.com.es/2014/06/patron-amigurumi-cerdito-piesgrandes.html
    I hope you like it.

    Hugs, LYA

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    1. You did a beautiful job! In the next couple days I will put a post up for others to see. I will let you know when I do that :)

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  6. Sharon just wonderin when your Einstien pattern with fuller belly might be up.I have a friend who just love this character and would be the perfect gift to give to her. I was to thank you in advance for your response.

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  7. Just one more thank you so much for your free patterns and your facebook page,awesome job my friend.

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  8. Really really thanks for your generous sharing. This is my first time to learn crocheting. I followed every steps on your video and successfully made a small cute piglet. I just used 3.5mm hook this time. I hope to make a really big big one. May I ask how can I make a big pig same as this pattern, but double in size?

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    1. you're welcome! I'm so glad you enjoyed the pattern.

      I show how to make patterns bigger right here Easy Way To Enlarge Amigurumi

      also, I have a much larger pig pattern and you can pick up the pattern link in this post Dress Up Pigs

      If you want to see the little pig and the big pig pictured together, you can see them here Some Pigs Wolf and Couple of Mice

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  9. Wonderful, I just made one and easy and adorable. Thank You.

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  10. Hi Sharon. I love your page! Can you give me ideas how I can substitute pig's snout for an upside-down heart-shaped snout? Thank you!

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  11. Do you have dress pattern for the rabbit or pig.

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