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Pig Free Crochet Pattern: A Fun and Easy DIY Project

Are you ready to embark on a creative journey with a fun little farm animal? Look no further than crocheting your very own adorable pig! In this pig free crochet pattern, I will guide you through a fun and easy DIY project that will leave you hooked on the joy of crocheting. With a beginner-friendly pattern and simple instructions, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can bring your crochet pig to life.

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This pattern gives you the power to create. You’re not just following a predetermined set of instructions; you’re crafting a miniature masterpiece that’s uniquely yours. Every stitch you make, every decision you take on color, material or size shapes this creation.

Now, you can express your love for this charming farm animal in a truly personal way. Perfect as a gift, a toy or a symbol of your passion for crochet, this unique pattern is ready and waiting for you to bring it to life. Experience the joy of creating something adorable and endearing, stitch by stitch. You are just one step away from creating your piggy masterpiece!

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This pig free crochet pattern is written in US terms. If needed, you can find a handy term conversion chart right here in my Resource Library.

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Pig Free Crochet Pattern Notes & Tips:

Size & Gauge:

Size: Truffles the Pig will end up being 9″ tall.

Gauge: 4”x4” of single crochet = 28 stitches x 30 rows. Ultimately with toys, gauge doesn’t matter. It won’t have to fit someone’s body or a specific space. My patterns will include the size of the finished toy based on the yarn and hook I use. But if you want it smaller or bigger, just use a bigger yarn and hook! Just remember, when crocheting toys, crochet tightly and choose a hook one size smaller than the yarn size recommends in order to avoid holes between each stitch where the stuffing will show through.

Yarn & Stuffing:

Yarn: Take your choice of yarn! Choose colors that bring you joy and fibers that feel good between your fingers. I use 100% cotton yarn because I make these toys for my kids and need them to be functional. Cotton is natural, washable, soft, and relatively inflexible so the toys don’t stretch and sag – even after being thrown across the house, down the stairs and adventured through every part of the garden!

Stuffing: Stuff more than you think you should. Not enough for the stitches to stretch and show holes, but enough to make the toy stiff and able to withstand the rough trials of toy life. The filling will compress a bit over time. I encourage you to use an alternative to poly-fill (unless it’s recycled!). Try using leftover yarn scraps and snippets or old non-donate-able clothes and materials cut into strips.

Policies & Disclaimers:

This pattern is for PERSONAL USE ONLY. This pattern or parts of it may not be reproduced, resold, distributed, published, altered, translated, posted or shared without authorization. You can sell your finished items provided that you credit Off the Beaten Hook as the designer using this verbiage, “This pattern was designed by Lindsey Roe and Off the Beaten Hook.” Thank you for your respectfulness!

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What makes this pattern eco -friendly and sustainable?

THE YARN: I use only sustainable and eco-friendly yarn that has been ethically grown/raised and processed, putting the people and the planet first. This is why I chose Rowan’s Summerlite DK yarn for this pattern. The Rowan cotton yarn I use in this pattern isn’t organic, but Rowan as a company places a high emphasis on sustainable sourcing from ethical companies and implements environmentally sustainable practices throughout. You can read more about their brand values and sourcing policies on their website.

THE STUFFING: I used Hoooked 100% Recycled Fluffy Cotton Filling to stuff this toy. You can also use left over yarn snippets (save them all – they add up fast!) or old fiber you’ve cut into strips.

THE SLOW YARN MOVEMENT: I’m participating in the Slow Yarn Movement. There’s far too much to talk about here, but please take a few minutes to learn about what this means by reading the article I wrote about the Slow Yarn Movement as part of my 6-part Sustainable Crochet Series.

I’M MAKING SUSTAINABLE TOYS FOR MY KIDS: This is the reason I learned how to crochet to begin with! I wanted my son to have mostly sustainable toys to play with as I eliminated a huge amount of non-renewable plastics from our house. I replaced his plastic food and veg toys with crochet ones instead!

If you’re interested in learning more about sustainable crochet you can read all about it in the 6-part series I did covering everything about Sustainable Crochet and how to implement it into your own crafting starting today!

Your Guide to Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Crochet Image Heart Yarn

Materials you will need:

Before you dive into the world of crocheting pigs, it’s important to gather the right materials that will set you up for success. As with any DIY project, having the correct tools and supplies can make all the difference in the outcome of your creation. Let’s take a look at what you’ll need to get started.


Stylecraft Naturals Organic Cotton DK | 100% Cotton | Weight: 3/DK/Light Worsted | 115 yards per ball


  • Peach (pink body) x2 balls
  • Moonlight (blue shirt) x1 ball
  • Buttermilk (yellow vest) x1 ball


If you can’t access the recommended yarn for this pig free crochet pattern, want to explore other colors, or would just prefer to use a different yarn, here are some others that will work well! All of these are DK weight:

100% Cotton Options:

Cotton Blend & Other Fiber Options:


Abbreviations used in the pig free crochet pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
hk – hook
sl st – slip stitch
sk – skip
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
BLO – back loop only
inc – increase
dec – decrease
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times
[…] – number of stitches in row/round
PH – photo for reference

The Pig Free Crochet Pattern:

Ears – make 2:

NOTES: The ears and snout are worked in continuous rounds – do not join after each round

Rnd 1: st 5 sc into a magic circle [5]

Rnd 2: inc around [10]

Rnd 3: sc around [10]

Rnd 4: (sc, inc) x5 [15]

Rnd 5: sc around [15]

Rnd 6: (sc 2, inc) x5 [20]

Rnd 7: sc around

Rnd 8: (sc 3, inc) x5 [25]

Rnd 9-11: sc around [25]

Rnd 12: (sc 3, dec) x5 [20]

Rnd 13: sc around [20]

Sl st to next st. Snip, leaving a long tail for sewing on.



  • The snout is worked in continuous rounds – do not join after each round
  • We make the snout before starting the head so it’s easier to sew on prior to stuffing the head
  • *Regarding Rnd 5: after slip stitching around for Rnd 4, both loops of Rnd 3 will still be exposed, right behind the slip stitches. Rnd 5 is worked through the back loop of that exposed Rnd 3.

Rnd 1: st 6 sc into a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc, inc) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: sl st around [18]

Rnd 5*: working in the BLO of round 3, sc around [18] PH 01

Rnd 6: sc around [18]

Sl st to next st. Snip, leaving a long tail for sewing on.



  • The head is worked in continuous rounds from the top down – do not join after each round
  • You’ll stop at the top of the neck to add the facial features, and then pick up where you left off and continue on with the body

Rnd 1: st 6 sc into a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [12]

Rnd 3: (sc, inc) x6 [18]

Rnd 4: (sc 2, inc) x6 [24]

Rnd 5: (sc 3, inc) x6 [30]

Rnd 6: (sc 4, inc) x6 [36]

Rnd 7: (sc 5, inc) x6 [42]

Rnd 8: (sc 6, inc) x6 [48]

Rnd 9: (sc 7, inc) x6 [54]

Rnd 10-20: sc around [54]

Rnd 21: (sc 7, dec) x6 [48]

Rnd 22: (sc 6, dec) x6 [42]

Rnd 23: (sc 5, dec) x6 [36]

Rnd 24: (sc 4, dec) x6 [30]

Rnd 25: (sc 4, inc) x6 [36]

Stop for a moment and apply the facial features:

  • Stuff snout and sew on over rounds 15-21 (be sure the snout is sewn on to the front of the face which is the opposite side of where the rounds end)
  • Insert safety eyes between rounds 17 and 18, spaced 4 stitches away from the snout.
  • Flatten ears, curve them slightly and sew them on over rounds 8-15.
  • Stuff head



  • The body is worked in continuous rounds – do not join after each round

Switch to blue (or your chosen shirt color)

Rnd 26-27: sc around [36]

Rnd 28: (sc 5, inc) x6 [42]

Rnd 29-30: sc around [42]

Rnd 31: (sc 6, inc) x6 [48]

Rnd 32-33: sc around[48]

Rnd 34: (sc 7, inc) x6 [54]

Rnd 35-37: sc around [54]

Rnd 38: sl st around [54] PH 09

Remove your hook and insert it from back to front through both loops of the next st, grab your loop and bring it to the inside, switch to pink as you chain 1 PH 10, 11, 12

Rnd 39: crocheting into the both loops from rnd 37 (behind the slip stitches in round 38), sc around [54] PH 13, 14, 15, 16

Rnd 40: (sc 8, inc) x6 [60]

Rnd 41-52: sc around [60]

Rnd 53: (sc 8, dec) x6 [54]

Rnd 54: sc around [54]

Rnd 55: (sc 7, dec) x6 [48]

Rnd 56: sc around [48]

Rnd 57: (sc 6, dec) x6 [42]

Rnd 58: sc around [42]


Split round 58 for the legs: There will be 16 st for each leg and 10 st for the gap in between – 5 from the front and 5 from the back.

It should be close already, but give or take a few stitches to position your hook at the back of the fox at the stitch just before the gap in the legs.

Fox crochet pattern in the making - putting on the legs

You now have your hook positioned for closing the gap between the legs. Holding the front and back together, sl st closed with 5 sl st. Then, continue straight away to the first leg. Stuff as you go.

Rnd 59-60: sc around [16]

Rnd 61: (sc 2, dec) x4 [12]

Rnd 62-63: sc around [12]

Rnd 64: (sc, dec) x4 [8]

Sl st in the next st and snip, leaving a long tail. Pull the tail through the final 2 loops. Using the yarn end and a tapestry needle, thread the yarn through the front loop only of the remaining 8 stitches and pull tightly to close. Bring the yarn to the inside and back out one of the side walls. Snip cleanly with the surface. Then, slip knot onto your hk and rejoin yarn on the inner back side of the second leg and repeat Rnd 59-64 for leg #2.

ARMS – make 2:

Begin with pink yarn

Rnd 1: st 4 sc in a magic circle [4]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around [8]

Rnd 3-14: sc around [8]

Switch to blue (or your shirt color) yarn

Rnd 15-21: sc around [8]

Fasten off and sew closed. (I don’t stuff the arms because I like them to be flexible, but feel free to stuff!) Sew the arms to the sides of the body at Rnd 26.


Leave a long starting tail and ch 15. Sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook and each ch thereafter. Snip yarn, leaving a long tail and pull through final two loops. Knot the starting and ending tails together. Using a tapestry needle, sew tail onto the pigs bum, centered at round 50. Bring tails to the inside and snip cleanly with surface.


Begin by chaining 38

Row 1: hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook and each ch thereafter, ch 2, turn [36]

Row 2: hdc 5, ch 6, sk 6, hdc 14, ch 6, sk 6, hdc 5, ch 2, turn [36]

Row 3: (hdc 5, inc) x6, ch 2, turn [42]

Row 4: hdc across, ch 2, turn [42]

Row 5: hdc across [42]

Fasten off and weave in end.

As you crochet your own little piggy, remember the words of Maya Angelou: “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Embrace the endless possibilities that await you, and get ready to experience the magic of bringing yarn to life.

I would love to see your completed pigs. Please post pictures on instagram and tag me @offthebeatenhook and use #offthebeatenhook. Cheers!


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