Chubby guinea pig
Guinea pigs are adorably well-rounded creatures, but still with some shaping to their chubby little bodies (unless they grow really fat). Looking somewhat peanut-like when sitting contently, I tried to capture that gentle curve in this pattern.
You could use any yarn weight for these guys as long as you choose a fitting hook, it will only influence the finished size. My example piggies are 5.5” with Red Heart Lisa (DK) and 3mm hook, or 6.5” with Red Heart Soft (worsted) and 3.5mm hook. You could use a thicker worsted yarn or maybe even chunky, and bigger hook, for a full-grown adult guinea pig.
The pattern contains instructions for both one and two-color guinea pigs. It is 6 pages long with many photographs illustrating the process. It is written in English with US crochet terms. Stitches and techniques used:
starting with magic ring, chain, slip stitch, single crochet, single crochet increase, invisible decrease
Using only basic stitches this is an easy amigurumi project if you make a one color piggy, a bit more advanced for the color changes if you choose to make a piggy with white blaze on head.
Finished items made from this pattern are yours to keep or gift away or sell, I only ask you to give me credit as designer in case you decide to sell them.
Buy this pattern together with my Hungry guinea pig pattern for 7.5$ (plus VAT if applicable), and make some babies from the free pattern to complete the family. :) For non-EU buyers, discount applies automatically. Eu buyers, please follow this link: http://www.loveknitting.com/guinea-pig-combo-pack