Peter the Piglet: Free Amigurumi Piglet Crochet Pattern

by Shehla Ahmed

This month, I’ve really been focusing more on creating toys and plushies. I’ve been talking about a book of crochet fantasy creatures for almost year now, and although I have finally started work on it, I wanted to share some simpler patterns first. This week’s pattern is for Peter the Piglet, and this amigurumi piglet pattern is perfect for beginners. So let’s get started!

 

 

For this amigurumi piglet pattern, I worked in continuous rounds to avoid a seam line. Each piece is constructed separately and then everything is joined together at the end. It involves a little bit of shaping, but as you’ll see in the pattern, it’s much easier than you’d think. Like all my amigurumi patterns, I’m using a good quality acrylic yarn for this. My favorites are Caron Simply Soft and Yarn Bee’s Soft Secret lines because they glide over the hook easily, wash really well, and have a little bit of a sheen.

 

Related: My Favorite Yarns for Every Project

 

 

Peter the amigurumi piglet is the youngest of nine brothers and sisters! He’s always been a little bit shy and a little bit smaller than the others, but that’s never stopped him from having a good time. Peter’s favorite thing in the world is playing make believe and imagining all the fun things he could do. Sometimes he’s a fighter pilot soaring through the air, and other times, he’s a famous food critic dining at the most luxurious places in town. No matter who he is that day, Peter always keeps his top hat close so that his family can spot him easily!

 

peter the amigurumi piglet

 

The full free pattern is written out below. For those who’d prefer to print the pattern and take it with you for on-the-go and to markup as you go, you can buy the inexpensive printable PDF from my Etsy and Ravelry shops. The PDF is formatted without ads or comments, so it’s easy to read.

 

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Materials:

 

Abbreviations:

 

 

Pattern Notes:

  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Sizing: 8″ tall x 3″ across body
  • Gauge: 6S x 5R per inch

 

 

Peter the Amigurumi Piglet Pattern

 

 

Head

 

Round 1: With your pink yarn, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into in. Pull the loop closed and use a stitch marker to mark the first space. You’ll be working in continuous rounds for the entire pattern.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Round 5: *SC 3, inc* around (30).

Round 6: *SC 4, inc* around (36).

Round 7: *SC 5, inc* around (42).

Rounds 8-16: SC around for 9 rounds. 

 

Insert the eyes on the 5th round from the last increase round and about 5 stitches apart. You can play around with the placement, but once you’re happy with it, secure the backings. Start to add in the stuffing now.

 

Round 17: *SC 5, dec* around (36).

Round 18: *SC 4, dec* around (30).

Round 19: *SC 3, dec* around (24).

Round 20: *SC 2, dec* around (18). Finish adding stuffing.

Round 21: *SC, dec* around (12).

Round 22: Decrease around (6). Then cut the yarn and thread tail through a tapestry needle. Run the needle under the front loops of each stitch and secure yarn. Weave in the end.

 

Snout

 

Round 1: With pink, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into in. Pull the loop closed and use a stitch marker to mark the first space.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: SC around through BLO for 1 round. 

Rounds 5-6: SC around for 2 rounds. BO and leave a long tail for sewing the snout onto the face. 

 

 

Body

 

Round 1: With pink yarn, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into in. Pull the loop closed and use a stitch marker to mark the first space. 

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Round 5: *SC 3, inc* around (30).

Round 6: *SC 4, inc* around (36).

Round 7: *SC 5, inc* around (42).

Rounds 8-16: SC around for 9 rounds. Start to add the stuffing now.

Round 17: *SC 5, dec* around (36).

Round 18: SC around.

Round 19: *SC 4, dec* around (30). 

Round 20: SC around.

Round 21: *SC 3, dec* around (24).

Round 22: SC around.

Round 23: *SC 2, dec* around (18). 

Round 24: SC around. Finish stuffing and then BO, leaving a long tail to sew the body to the head. 

 

 

 

Legs (Make 2)

 

Round 1: With black yarn, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into in. Pull the loop closed and use a stitch marker to mark the first space. 

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: SC around through BLO for 1 round. 

Rounds 5-18: Switch to the pink yarn and SC around for 14 rounds. And then BO, leaving a long tail.

 

 

 

Arms (Make 2)

 

Round 1: With pink, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into in. Pull the loop closed and use a stitch marker to mark the first space. 

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Rounds 4-13: SC around for 10 rounds.

Round 14: *SC 2, dec* around (12). 

Rounds 15-16: SC around for 2 rounds and then BO, leaving a long tail.

 

 

 

Tail

 

Every amigurumi piglet needs a curly tail!

Row 1: With pink, chain 9. Turn and work 3 HDC into each space. BO, leaving a tail for sewing. 

 

 

 

Ears (Make 2)

 

Row 1: With pink yarn, chain 6. Turn and SC in each space starting with the second space from the hook (5). 

Row 2: SC along the row. 

Row 3: Decrease, SC 1, decrease (3). 

Row 4: SC along. 

Row 5: Decrease, SC (2). 

Row 6: Decrease. Work 1 round of SC around the ear to smooth out the edges. 

 

 

 

Top Hat

 

Round 1: With black yarn, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into in. Pull the loop closed and use a stitch marker to mark the first space. 

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Round 5: SC through BLO for 1 round.

Rounds 6-13: SC for 8 rounds (24).

Round 14: SC through FLO for 1 round.

Round 15: SC for 1 round (24).

Round 16: *SC 3, inc* around (30). BO and weave in the end. 

 

Scarf

 

Row 1: With red, chain 46. Turn and DC into each space. BO, and weave in the ends.

 

 

Assembly

 

Now that you have all the pieces for your amigurumi piglet done, it’s time to assemble and finish making Peter! Start by aligning the snout onto the face and adding a small amount of stuffing into it. Then, using the tail end of the yarn and a tapestry needle, whipstitch it into place. 

 

Position the ears to the top of the head and sew them into place as well. It helps to use pins to hold them in place as you do this. Next, sew the body onto the head, making sure to place it so it doesn’t wobble. Then, use pins to decide the position of the arms and legs, and once you’re happy with it, sew them into place as well using the long tail ends we left. 

 

 

Finally, use the end of the tail to sew the tail onto the body. You can choose whether to sew the top hat into place or leave it off. I chose to leave the hat and scarf as separate accessories. Finally, weave in all the loose ends and trim any excess yarn.

 

 

And you’re done!

 

I love how my amigurumi piglet turned out and I hope you do too. To make Peter some brothers and sisters, you can follow the same pattern and give them different accessories or even change up the colors to create some diversity. This pattern was really fun to make and I hope you’re ready for more amigurumi!

 

Let me know which fantasy creatures or other plushies you want to see (I’m already doing a dragon and a unicorn!) and I’ll be sure to add them to the list. In the meantime, don’t forget to subscribe down below so you don’t miss anything. You’ll be added to the weekly newsletter with free patterns and tutorials delivered right to your inbox every week, and you’ll access to the resource library full of freebies, cheat sheets, and more!

 

See you soon 🙂

 


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