The Pig Squish is a cuddly, squishy free crochet pattern on Moogly that's sure to make you squeal in delight! Featuring Bernat Blanket, grab this pattern by the tail and make your own porcine pal today!
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Adding to the Bernat Barnyard of squish!
I've always loved making amigurumi, but the tiny fiddly piece wasn't my fave. So I'm loving coming up with all these squishes using jumbo Bernat Blanket and Bernat Blanket O'Go! Big enough to cuddle and squeeze, the entire series works up quickly. The Pig was a reader request - what animal would you like to see next?
Cute and Cuddly for Kids and Adults
This crochet pig pillow is fun to make - and squeeze! I used safety eyes, but this pattern has not been tested for safety for children under 3 years of age. If you are crocheting it for a baby or toddler, you may wish to embroider on the face and make sure that the pieces are sewn on quite securely. If using it as a photo prop, be sure not to leave the toy with a baby unattended.
8.0 mm hook, Susan Bates
210 yds Bernat Baby Blanket (6 - Super Bulky; 100% polyester; 300g/10.5 oz; 201 m/220 yds)
Color A: Baby Pink - 1 ball
40 yds Bernat Blanket O'Go (6 - Super Bulky; 100% polyester; 300g/10.5 oz; 201 m/220 yds)
Color B: Foxglove, Lightest Pink
Alternate Filling: 12" Fairfield Pillow Ball (remove filling to fit)
Additional Alternat Filling: 10" Microbead Pillow Ball
Gauge: 5"/10cm across after Rnd 3.
Size: approx 10" across/tall excluding ears, feet, and tail
HELPFUL LINKS AND TUTORIALS
CSDC - Chainless Starting Double Crochet (use ch 3 if preferred)
Rnds are worked in a spiral.
Do not ch 1 at the beginning of a rnd or join any rnds with a sl st unless specifically directed in the pattern.
Move a stitch marker along the first st of each rnd as you work to keep track of your progress.
When changing colors, finish the last stitch of the previous color with the new color.
Please note that some pieces switch between Rows and Rounds.
PIG SQUISH INSTRUCTIONS:
Body - Color A
Rnd 1: Make a magic circle, ch 1, sc in the ring, 9 hdc in the ring. (10 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each st around. (20 hdc)
Rnd 3: *Hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st; rep from * around. (30 hdc)
Rnd 4: *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 2 sts; rep from * around. (40 hdc)
Rnd 5: *Hdc in the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st; rep from * around. (50 hdc)
Rnd 6: *Hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 3 sts; rep from * around. (60 hdc)
Rnd 7: Hdc in the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, *hdc in the next 9 sts, 2 hdc in the next st; rep from * until 4 sts rem, hdc in last 4 sts. (66 hdc)
Rnd 8: *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 10 sts; rep from * around. (72 hdc)
Rnd 9: Hdc in the next 8 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, *hdc in the next 17 sts, 2 hdc in the next st; rep from * until 9 sts rem, hdc in last 9 sts. (76 hdc)
Rnd 10 - 15: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 16: *Hdc in next 17 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around. (72 hdc)
Rnd 17: *Hdc in next 10 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around. (66 sts)
Rnd 18: Hdc in next 5 sts, hdc2tog, *hdc in next 9 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around until 4 sts rem, hdc in last 4 sts. (60 sts)
Rnd 19: Sc in next st, sl st in next st, break yarn and seamless join.
Tail - Color A
Row 1: Leaving a long tail, ch 6, skip the ch closest to the hook, 3 sc in each rem ch to end; break yarn leaving long tail. (15 sc)
Snout - Color B
Row 1: Ch 6, skip ch closest to the hook, hdc in last 5 chs; turn. (5 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, hdc in the next 5 sts, 4 hdc in skipped ch, hdc in base of next 5 sts, 4 hdc in side of last st of Row 1; break yarn leaving a long tail for sewing, and seamless join.
Ears (make 2 of each piece) - Colors A and B
PIECE #1 - Color A
Row 1: Ch 8, skip ch closest to hook, sc in next ch, hdc in the next ch, dc in next 5 chs; turn. (7 sts)
Rnd 2: CSDC, dc in the next 3 sts, hdc in the next st, sc in the next st, sl st in the last st; turn.
Rnd 3: Sl st in first st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in last 4 sts; break yarn leaving long tail for sewing.
PIECE #2 - Color B
Row 1: Ch 6, skip ch closest to hook, sc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in last st; turn. (5 sts)
Row 2: CSDC, hdc in the next 2 sts, sc in the next st, sl st in the next st; break yarn leaving long tail for sewing
Assemble the Ears: Insert Ear Piece #2 into Piece #1, and use the long tail of Piece #2 to sew it on. Be sure to stitch so that Piece #2 does not show on the other side of the ear.
Ear, Snout, and Tail to Body Assembly
1 - Sew on Ears: Use the long tails of Piece #1 to sew the Ears to opposite sides, around Rnds 5 -7.
2 - Add Nostrils: Add smaller safety eyes to snout, as shown in the photo below.
3 - Sew on Snout: Use the long tail to sew the Snout to the front, around Rnds 14 - 16.
4 - Add Safety Eyes: Add larger safety eyes to body, around Rnds 12 and 13.
5 - Sew on Tail: Using its long tail, sew the Tail opposite the face, around Rnd 17.
Feet (make 4) - Color B
Rnd 1: Make a magic circle, ch 1, sc in the ring, 6 hdc in the ring. (7 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each st around. (14 sts)
Rnd 3: Hdc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in the next 5 sts, hdc in next st. (14 sts) Tip: Weave in your first end now.
Row 4: Fold piece flat, ch 1, sc through next st and last st, sc through next 6 sets of sts; break yarn and finish off
Belly - Color A
Rnd 1 - 5: With Color A, rep Rnd 1 - 5 of Body. (50 hdc) Use stitch markers to space Feet around RS of Rnd 5 - at sts #5-11, 17-23, 30-36, and 42-48.
Rnd 6: Working through both layers for those sts, *hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 3 sts; rep from * around. (60 hdc)
Rnd 7: Sc in next st, sl st in next st, break yarn and seamless join leaving a long tail for sewing.
Final Pig Squish Assembly
1 - Insert stuffing into body. If using a 12" pillow ball, be sure to insert the ball so that the zipper is at the bottom of the body. Remove stuffing as needed. Zip up ball and fold over excess fabric. (Save the excess stuffing for another project!)
2 - Use stitch markers to attach Belly to Body, so that legs are spaced appropriately for the face.
3 - Using long tails of Belly, sew Belly to Body with the whip stitch.
More Patterns? It's a Ham-bush!
Check out the Octopus Squish, Narwhal Squish, Squid Squish, Jellyfish Squish, Bunny Squish, Lamb Squish, Cow Squish - and their cousin the Mushroom Stuffie! Looking for something else? Check out the Moogly Free Patterns Page or Ravelry!
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