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Newborn guinea pig

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Right after birth guinea pigs are adorably awkward, with a head that looks as big as the rest of the body and long thin back legs. Their belly soon fills up and in a few day they get the well-rounded look they will keep for the rest of their life, but I tried to capture that mismatched look of the first hours.

Only 2.5-3” from DK and worsted yarns, these babies would be a great way to use up yarn scraps. The small size also means they can be completed in very short time, you could work up an entire herd in a day - they would be great for last minute gifts, stocking fillers, keychains, party favors and so on.

The basic pattern contains instructions for one color babies, and I added a separate file for making multicolor piglets (please note that color changes in such tiny amis are really fiddly, so proceed at your own risk :)) 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, half double crochet, 4 dc bobble

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.

Do the babies look a bit lost without parents? I have two different grown-up guinea pig patterns to make a nice big family: chubby guinea pig and hungry guinea pig