Round Pig by Clare Doornbos

Round Pig

September 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
120 yards (110 m)
5 inches tall
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A round and cuddly Pig, about 5” tall and 5” wide. He stands on his four legs through the power of yarn engineering and there isn’t even any wire making his tail curl. This is a very popular pattern with pig lovers of all ages.

The pattern is available individually or as part of the eBook Around the Barnyard which also features the patterns for a duck, sheep, cow, mother hen and baby chick.

For an ADVENTUROUS BEGINNER knitter because the Pig is knitted entirely flat on straight needles with only a few increases and the short row shaping is fully explained in the pattern. There are some sewn seams and the Pig is knitted in pieces and then sewn together.

Garter (knit) Stitch
Stockinette Stitch
M1L and M1R (or left and right leaning increase)
Sewing together using mattress stitch and fake grafting

Approximately 120 yards of pink Double Knitting yarn
US size 3 (3 ¼ mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Polyester fiberfill
Scrap of brown yarn for the eyes
Tapestry needle

HINTS AND TIPS to help you with this pattern are available on my blog this is mentioned in the pattern.