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When we were young, my sister and I got a baby guinea pig each as our first pets. Our guinea pigs were very special. Fluffy developed really cool long fur as she grew up, and Cinnamon developed a big fat tummy, which quickly turned into three more baby guinea pigs! So we ended up with a family of five:

guinea pigs
L-R: Brown and Fluffy (back) Cinnamon, Panda and Maxine (front)

I’ve always wanted to make something as a tribute to them, so I’ve been stealing moments (in between packing and organising for the move) to design my own crocheted guinea pig:

crocheted guinea pig

crocheted guinea pig

Up next, a longer-furred companion for this one, and then I’ll publish the Fuzzy Guinea Pig pattern. Or actually, next I should probably concentrate on moving house, and then I can start thinking about the second guinea pig!

UPDATE: Looking for the pattern? You can find the Fuzzy Guinea Pig crochet pattern in my shop.


  1. June said

    Tash: You can buy the Fuzzy Guinea Pig pattern from my shop 🙂

  2. Tash said

    Please, Please Please leave your pattern. i have a guineapig story just like yours and really love your pattern!

  3. MARIA said

    omg i love guineapigs i have one i got it from santa my guineapigs name is Smores hes brown black and white on his nose!!!!!:] ;]


  4. Lovely, lovely! Hurry with the pattern I want to buy one!

  5. Kathleen Morrow said

    I’ve been looking for a pattern for so long I had almost given up until I accidentally came across yours. Can’t wait for your pattern to be released

  6. dawn said

    awww just like panda! I miss our piggies 🙁 love the photo! i remember when they used to escape from the run and we had to catch them all! XxxxxxX

  7. Rina said

    Too cute!!! You really have a knack for creating likenesses of little critters!

  8. Clare said

    Yes please, I want the pattern! I have two adorable little guinea pigs called Coco and Ellie. I just LOVE guinea pigs, their cute little ways and sweet piggy faces. Your ami version is brilliant. I have often thought about trying to design a gp but found it hard to get the shape and character just right.

  9. Alana said

    This is so cute. I need to get this pattern once you publish it. I have 4 guinea pigs and I’ve wanted to crochet little replicas, but I’m no good at designing my own patterns. You did a great job on this.

  10. Di said

    I love your little crocheted guinea pig! I too had a guinea pig as a child – Scampi, my brother’s was Heidi and lo and behold a few weeks after we got them they both had babies – they were the cutest things I ever saw!! Your photo just reminded me of them!

  11. clara said

    The crocheted guinea pig is so adorable!

  12. Else T. said

    These are wonderful! I also have guinea pigs and you’ve captured their “look” and sweetness perfectly! Please put me down for one of your patterns! I love these! Great job! 🙂

  13. Jessica said

    I love it!

  14. Nia said

    Awww, they’re all so cute!

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