Big Pink Pig by Purl Soho

Big Pink Pig

August 2012
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
2.5 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette
225 yards (206 m)
One size: 15" from top to bottom, 38" around at largest point
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This pattern is available for free.


  • 5 skeins of Blue Sky’s Bulky, 50% Alpaca and 50% Wool. This color is Blossom. (Another option: 2 skeins of Cascade’s Magnum, 100% Wool in the color Cotton Candy.)

  • A 20-inch, US #15 circular needle

  • A set of US #15 double pointed needles

  • 2 bags of stuffing

  • 2 buttons (for the eyes), 1 1/4 inches in diameter. I used Riche’s Medium Felt Buttons, color Grey (Or try Ecru, Brown, Pink or Olive!). Other good alternatives would be Dill’s Marbelized Buttons or Large Ridged Buttons.

  • Scrap yarn (for the nostrils). I used Blue Sky’s Bulky, color Grey Wolf.

  • Scrap yarn (to sew on buttons). I used Koigu’s KPM Needlepoint Yarn, color #2405.

  • A jumbo stitch marker and a jumbo removable stitch marker (both optional)