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farmyard pigs crochet pattern

I’ve seen a lot of cartoony amigurumi pigs but I thought it was about time we saw a more realistic-looking pig design, so here’s what I’ve come up with:

farmyard pigs amigurumi crochet pattern by planetjune

I named this design Farmyard Pigs to denote that it’s a realistic pig pattern. Then I realised that the word farmyard is British English, and wasn’t sure if my US-based audience would understand it (the US equivalent is barnyard) so I did a quick poll on Twitter to check. The results were varied, but overall it seems that, although most Americans wouldn’t use the word farmyard, they would understand it well enough for my purpose. So, phew! The pattern name stands πŸ™‚

I’ve created the pattern with two variants: the simple pink colourway, and as a black saddleback pig with a pale coloured band (the ‘saddle’ of the name – you could make it in pink, white or beige) and forelegs. The pattern includes full instructions for both versions – including positioning instructions for the single-coloured pig’s forelegs, where you don’t have the visual cue of the band to guide you!

farmyard pigs amigurumi crochet pattern by planetjune

It’s a really quick and easy pattern to work up, as the head, body and snout are all worked in one piece, but there’s some clever shaping around the face (which I hope you can see in these photos) that gives the piggies their personality!

One thing: I’d just like to clarify that, although my saddleback pig is smaller than my pink pig, both versions of the pattern make the same sized pig; the size difference between my samples arises because the pink yarn I used was slightly thicker than the other shade!

If you’d like to make your own piggies, you can find the Farmyard Pigs crochet pattern in my shop!

18 Comments »

  1. Diane said

    Hi, I just came upon your site as a beginner, I love it. I am wondering about this pig pattern. I’d love to make it, but could you tell me what size his eyes are? The smallest I have is 6mm. Thank you, and thank you for all of the info on your site, I’m learning so much.

    • June said

      Hi Diane, Farmyard Pigs take 9mm eyes. For future reference, the shop page for each pattern gives all the specs: yarn weight, hook size, finished amigurumi size, eye size, and any other details you may need to know πŸ™‚

  2. i love your blog and your so creative. I was wondering if you would be intersted in being a guest blogger over at Marie’s Cozy Corner.

    please email me back and let me know.
    I look forward to working with you.

    Marie

  3. le chat qui coud said

    how sweet!

  4. Jessica said

    These piggies are perfect – I’ve been on the hunt for a new piggie pattern to make up for my Mum and I think I’m going to have to have a try at making one of these!

  5. Cora Shaw said

    I love them. I have to say looks very realistic much like knit toy designer Alan Darts pigs (http://www.alandart.co.uk/products/product/70). Incidentally he calls them farmyard animals as well πŸ™‚

    Cora

  6. Vicki said

    I love this pig pattern! It is so awesome! I hope you do a chicken. I’m a chicken lover and own some myself so a crocheted chicken made by you would be super neat!!

  7. Robyn said

    Love the piggies! How about a Cow or Horse next?

  8. Steph said

    I am so glad theres finally a realistic farm animal! Any chance of a farmyard series??

    • June said

      Definitely! Any requests?

      • becky said

        cows, chicken, turkey, horse ouh a goat would be cool πŸ™‚ I love goats

  9. becky said

    This is sooo cute. How do you come up with all these amazing ideas?
    Once again a wonderful pattern.

    • June said

      Aww, thanks, Becky! The black and tan pig started out as a 5 second sketch in my notebook about a year ago – I was considering a ‘farm’ series and thought that more realistic animals instead of cartoony ones would be cute. Since then I haven’t even thought about it until last week, when it suddenly popped back into my head, and I knew exactly what I wanted it to look like! Sometimes my ideas need a while in the back of my brain before they surface – I think I did all the design work for this one subconsciously πŸ˜€

  10. For Easter last year, I started making farmyard animals for my granddaughter but the patterns were awful; therefore, I created my own.

  11. JJ said

    Nice finishing touch with the cute curly tail.

  12. Kjirsten said

    No Way!!!!! My daughter loves pigs!!!
    Too cute!
    Great job!
    Kjirsten

  13. T said

    Adorable!

  14. kris said

    the shaping really shows up well in the black pig surprisingly enough! great job on your pigs.

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