These stressful times have undeniably encouraged a lot of people to take on new hobbies for some positive distraction. From baking, painting and even pet grooming, it’s simply fun to see how people are spending the extra time they’ve got on their hands. But if you prefer an activity that will yield you something adorable and cuddly, then you should definitely try crocheting. With the help of well-made and comprehensive crochet patterns, there’s almost nothing you can’t create out of yarn.
For instance, Etsy store LauLovesCrochet sells a digital instruction manual on how to create a cute, crocheted family of pigs. It consists of 14 pages and comes complete with detailed patterns for a mother pig and her piglets. Best of all, it includes guide photos to help you every step of the way. Keep scrolling down for a sneak peek of the finished product!
Apparently, this crochet pattern allows you to create a pig that gives birth to adorable piglets
The adult pig’s body features a slot on the back that opens to reveal four adorable piglets inside
The seller was also kind enough to suggest suitable materials for the project. On the listing, she noted that she used Patons Smoothie DK yarn and a 4mm hook for the sample output. This allowed her to create a pig that measures approximately 14cm tall and 22cm long. For the colors, she used pale pink for the main body and darker pink for the nose. She also recommended using a black finer yarn or embroidery thread to add details to the pigs, such as eyes and nostrils.
But, of course, you are more than free to use any yarn type and weight of your choice. Likewise, you are free to customize the colors to your liking. However, do note that the yarn weight can affect your finished product’s size. Similarly, the amount of yarn you need, including the hook size and stitch tension will depend on the yarn weight.
Instead of stitching the eyes, you may also opt to use a pair of black plastic eyes. Other optional add-ons for this project include toy stuffing and press studs or snap fasteners for fastening the pig’s body. As for the tools, you will need a pair of scissors, a stitch marker, thread and some needles.
This crochet instruction manual is certainly a great gift for anyone who’s looking to pursue a new quarantine hobby. At the same time, the finished products will also make an excellent gift for kids and even adults who simply love adorable things. Keep scrolling down to see some of the buyers’ outputs!
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One happy customer wrote:
“These piggies are so cute! The pattern is well written and a breeze to whip up. I’ve purchased several of the mama and baby patterns from this shop and I love them all!”