About the Designer:

Lisa Ferrel has been a crafter since childhood, beginning with her mother teaching her to sew her own clothes. She then continued the tradition and made most of her children's clothing and also learned to quilt, knit, and needlepoint, but her true passion is crochet.  Children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews have provided constant inspiration for her designs.  Lisa has earned the Crochet Guild of America’s certificate of Master of Advanced Crochet Stitches and Techniques.
Yes, there are pigs that can snorkel. There is a farm in the Bahamas called Big Major Cay that is home to a group of swimming pigs. The pigs are thought to have swam to the island from a nearby shipwreck, and they have since become a popular tourist attraction. The pigs are often seen swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing on the beach.

 

Materials:

Worsted weight yarn: 75 yards pink 40 yards blue

Size G (4.0 mm) crochet hook

Yarn needle

Fiberfill

Two 18-mm wiggle eyes

Two 12” pipe cleaners Soft foam curler

 

Stitches used:

Invisible decrease: https://youtube.com/shorts/0NC5nXyDvwI?feature=share 

Ultimate finish: https://youtu.be/jVpTr8mId3I 

bp - back post

ch - chain stitch

dc - double crochet

fp - front post

hdc - half double crochet

lp(s) - loop(s)

rnd(s) - round(s)

sc - single crochet

sl st - slip stitch

sp(s) - space(s)

st(s) - stitch(es)

tog - together

tr - treble crochet

yo - yarn over

 

Dimensions

Finished pig measures approximately 10” tall (including snorkel).

 

PATTERN

LEGS: (Make 2)

Rnd 1: With pink yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (18 sc).

Rnds 4-9: Sc in each st. At end of Rnd 9, Fasten off for first leg. For second leg, repeat Rnds 1-9. Do not fasten off.

Rnd 10: Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st on first leg, sc in next 14 sts of first leg, 2 sc in next st, sk last 2 sts of first leg. Switch back to 2nd leg, sk next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts (36 sc). Do not join. Sew 2 skipped sts of first leg to 2 skipped sts of 2nd leg.

Rnd 11: Sc in each st.

Rnd 12: *Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnds 13-16: Sc in each st.

Rnd 17: *Dec, sc in next 5 sts,* repeat around (36 sc).

Rnds 18-19: Sc in each st.

Rnd 20: *Dec, sc in next 4 sts,* repeat around (30 sc).

Rnds 21-22: Sc in each st. Stuff legs.

Rnd 23: *Dec, sc in next 3 sts,* repeat around (24 sc).

Rnds 24-25: Sc in each st. Insert foam curler into body and let it extend out the top. Stuff body.

Rnd 26: *Dec, sc in next 2 sts,* repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 27: *Dec, sc in next st,* repeat around (12 sc).

Rnd 28: Sc in each st.

Rnd 29: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 30: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (24 sc).

Rnd 31: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (30 sc).

Rnds 32-36: Sc in each st. Stuff neck. Trim curler if needed.

Rnd 37: *Dec, sc in next 3 sts,* repeat around (24 sc).

Rnd 38: *Dec, sc in next 2 sts,* repeat around (18 sc). Finish stuffing.

Rnd 39: *Dec, sc in next st,* repeat around (12 sc).

Rnd 40: Dec around (6 sc). Join with sl st. Fasten off. Close with ultimate finish.

LEFT EAR:

Row 1: Attach pink yarn in top of head at Rnd 36. Sc in Rnd 36, sc in Rnd 37, sc in Rnd 38 (3 sc).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sk next st, sc in last st (2 sc).

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc last 2 sts tog (1 sc). Fasten off.

RIGHT EAR:

Row 1: Skip Rnd 39, attach pink yarn in Rnd 38. Sc in Rnd 38, sc in Rnd 37, sc in Rnd 36 (3 sc).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sk next st, sc in last st (2 sc).

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc last 2 sts tog (1 sc). Fasten off.

Surface Crochet Video

SNOUT:

Rnd 1: With pink yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 sc). Do not join.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc). Join with sl st.

Rnd 3: Working in BLO, sc in each st.

Rnd 4: Working in both lps, sc in each st. Join with sl st. Fasten off leaving 9” length for sewing. Sew snout to head at Rnds 29-32.

ARMS: (Make 2)

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (15 sc).

Rnds 4-10: Sc in each st. At end of Rnd 10, join with sl st. Fasten off leaving 12” length for sewing. Sew Rnds 9-10 of arms to sides of body at Rnds 25-26.

DIVING BELT:

Rnd 1: With blue yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).

Rnd 3: Sc in each st. Repeat Rnd 3 until belt is 10” long (or long enough to encircle pig’s belly). Next Rnd: Dec around (6 sc). Close with Ultimate Finish. Fasten off yarn leaving 12” length for sewing. Wrap belt around belly and sew in place.

GOGGLES:

Bend pipe cleaner into shape of goggles, being sure to leave enough space to see eyes.

With blue yarn, sc around frame. Join with sl st. Do not fasten off.

 

STRAP:

Row 1: Sc in next 2 sts on side of frame.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in 2 sts. Repeat Row 2 until strap measures approximately 5” (or correct length to wrap around head). Fasten off leaving 12” length for sewing. Sew in place above snout. Sew on (or glue on) eyes in center of goggle lenses.

 

SNORKLE:

Row 1: Rnd 1: With blue yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

Row 2: Sc in each st. Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 6”. Join with sl st. Fold pipe cleaner in half and insert into snorkel. Close with Ultimate Finish. Sew end of snorkel under snout.

 

Bend bottom of snorkel. Sew to side of goggles with top of snorkel extending approximately 1” above ears.

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