Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Pattern~Vinnie the Red Pig

Let's make Vinnie! He is very easy and fun to make. His legs and body can be a little tricky to make, but once you got the technique down, it gets super easy.

 DK red yarn( NOT WORSTED WEIGHT YARN!However, Worsted Weight yarn can be an option, but you will have to use 12mm safety eyes instead of 9mm). ( I used Patons Grace yarn in Cardinal)
Size 2mm crochet hook
Sewing needle
Size 9mm plastic safety eyes
Red felt
Black embroidery floss
Small amount of white yarn
Glue gun with a glue stick in it.
ch 2
R1: 6 sc in the 2nd ch away from the hook
R2: 2 sc in every st around(12sts)
R3: (sc 1, 2sc in the next st) Repeat around.(18sts)
R4: (sc2,2sc in the next st) repeat around.(24sts)
R5: (sc 3, 2sc in the next st) repeat around(30sts)
R6: (sc 4, 2 sc in the next st) repeat around(36sts)
R7: (sc 5, 2sc in the next st) repeat around(42sts)
R8: (sc 6, 2 sc in the next st) repeat around(48sts)
R9,10,11,12,13: sc in every st around.
Insert safety eyes between R12 and R13
R14: (sc6,dec) repeat around
R15: (sc 5, dec) repeat around
R16: (sc 4, dec) repeat around
R17: (sc 3, dec) repeat around
R18: (sc2, dec) repeat around
Stuff the head
R19: (sc1, dec) repeat around
R20: (dec) repeat around
BO with a long tail for sewing

~Ears(Make 2)~
ch 2
R1: 6 sc into the 2nd ch away from the hook
R2: sc in every st around (6sts)
R3: 2sc in every st around (12sts)
R4: sc in every st around (12 sts)
Bo with a long tail for sewing

~Legs(make2) and Body~
ch 2
R1: 6sc in the 2nd ch away from the hook
R2: 2sc in every st. (12sts)
R3 and 4: sc in every st around. (12sts)
Fasten off
After you make the 2nd foot, DO NOT FASTEN OFF!!! Instead,
R5: ch 2 and sc on the the other foot and sc around that same foot, sc 2 on the ch , sc 12 on the other foot, sc2 on the bottom of the chain. (28 sts) (If you are still confused, see All About Ami's post that will help you HERE)
R6: sc 28
R7: (sc5,dec) repeat around. (24sts)
R8,9,10,11,12: sc 24
R13: (sc2,dec) repeat around. (18sts)
R14: ( sc1, dec) repeat around. (12sts)
Stuff piece and BO with a long tail for sewing.

~Arms(make 2)~
Ch 2
R1: 6 sc in the 2nd ch away from the hook
R2,3,4: sc in every st around
Bo with a long tail for sewing

ch 8
Row 1: in the 2nd ch away from the hook, sl st and sl st in every st across.
Bo with a long tail for sewing.


  • Stuff and sew the ears on top of the Vinnie's head
  • With red felt, cut a small circle, and embroider 2 lines with the black embroidery floss. Finally, glue gun it to Vinnie's face. 
  • Sew the Body to the head
  • Sew the arms to Vinnie
  • With the tail, twist it into a spiral and sew in place, then sew the curled tail to the back of Vinnie
  • With the white yarn, tied it around Vinnie's neck and trim if necessary. (if the white yarn is very long, fold it in half and then tie it around Vinnie's neck.)
  • Weave in all loose ends
And voila! You're done! I hope you enjoyed making Vinnie! Enjoy your new friend

Have a great day of crocheting and crafting! 


This pattern is an original pattern by Anna S. from Spool of Sunshine(February 2014). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Vinnie the Red Pig

I love pigs. :) They are so cute, and I always wanted to make one. :) After drawing many sketches of cute cartoon pigs, I finally had a perfect drawing:
Then I started making the head by using my favourite yarns. Patons Grace.
Once I made the head and sewed on the ears, the pig looked like a cat! But after I made the nose, it started to look like a pig. :)
Making Vinnie's body was a challenge. I wanted him to have joined legs, so that he would look cuter. By using All About Ami's post on the P.J. Teddy's joined legs and body, the legs became easier to make. After making the legs and body, I made two small arms, and attached them the Vinnie. The tail was also a challenge. It was a little hard for me to curl the tail and sew it in place. Then, I decided to make the tail, curl it and sew it in place,THEN sew to Vinnie. And it worked! :) then, I sewed the tail onto Vinnie.Then, Ta-da! Vinnie was done!
Vinnie is a great pal!
Vinnie loves music. :D
Here's a closer view to Vinnie's tail. It's so small and cute!!

I hope you enjoyed this post, and stay tuned for the pattern that will be coming out very soon!

Have a great day of crocheting,