Sunday, 28 August 2011

Green Pig plush toy pattern


Here's the pattern that i have created and have decided to share for free.  Hope you guys enjoy knitting him as much as I did.

As this is a free pattern, pattern is for personal use only and may not be sold, photocopied or copied electronically or distributed in any way.   Please don't sell the toy you've made, and please provide credit for the design to myself (Knitterbees).



 Materials:
1.       8 ply weight wool or acrylic.  (I have used Moda Vera, Marvel Plain 100% acrylic for the main head)
2.       3.25mm  40cm  circular needles/ 3.25 DPN or size needed to obtain gauge. 
3.       Buttons for eyes
4.       Stitch marker
5.       Yarn needle
6.       polyester stuffing

Gauge: 2 inch = 16 stitches, 18 rows

Colours for Green Pig:
MC – green
CC1   – light green
CC2   - White
CC3   - Black
CC4   - Yellow

Head:
With the circular needle cast on 6 stitches (MC).  Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch. Work onto double‐pointed needles when necessary. 
Row 1-2(MC): kfb every sts
Row 3(MC): knit
Row 4(MC): (kfb, k1) Repeat  to the end of the round.
Row 5(MC): knit
Row 6(MC): (kfb, k2) Repeat to the end of the round.
Row 7(MC): knit
Row 8(MC): (kfb, k3) Repeat to the end of the round.
Row 9(MC): knit
Row 10(MC): (kfb, k4) Repeat to the end of the round.
Row 11(MC): knit
Row 12(MC): (kfb, k5) Repeat  to the end of the round.
Row 13(MC): knit
Row 14(MC): (kfb, k6) Repeat  to the end of the round.
Row 15-17(MC): knit for 3 rows
Row 18(MC): (kfb, k7) Repeat to the end of the round.
Row 19-21(MC): knit for 3 rows
Row 22(MC): (kfb, k8) Repeat to the end of the round.
Row 23-34(MC): knit for 12 rows
Row 35(MC): (k2tog, k8) Repeat  to the end of the round.
Row 36-43(MC): knit for 8 rows
Row 44(MC): (k2tog, k7) Repeat to the end of the round.
Row 45-48(MC): knit for 4 rows
Row 49(MC): (k2tog, k6) Repeat  to the end of the round.
Row 50(MC): knit
Row 51(MC): (k2tog, k5) Repeat  to the end of the round.
Row 52(MC): knit
Row 53(MC): (k2tog, k4) Repeat to the end of the round.
Row 54(MC): knit
Row 55(MC): (k2tog, k3) Repeat to the end of the round.
Row 56(MC): knit.  Insert stuffing before hole gets too small.
Row 57(MC): (k2tog, k2) Repeat  to the end of the round.
Row 58(MC): knit
Row 59(MC): (k2tog, k1) Repeat  to the end of the round.
Row 60(MC): knit
Row 61(MC): (k2tog) Repeat  to the end of the round.
Row 62(MC): knit
Repeat Row 61 until you have 6 stitches left.  Use tweezers to stuff firmly and bind off using kitchener stitch.

Ears:
Directions for ear 1.
With size 3.25mm dpns , pick up 16 stitches.  Divide stitches between 2 dpns parallel to each other.
Row 1-5(MC): knit in the round.
Row 6(MC):  SSK, k3, k2tog, k1, SSK, k3, k2tog, k1
Row 7(MC): knit
Row 8(MC):  SSK, k1, k2tog, k1, SSK, k1, k2tog, k1
Row 9(MC): knit
Row 10(MC):  SSK,  k2tog, SSK, k2tog
Row 11(MC): knit
Bind off remaining 4 stitches using kitchener stitch. 

Directions for ear 2.
With size 3.25mm dpns , pick up 14 stitches.  Divide stitches between 2 dpns parallel to each other.
Row 1-5(MC): knit in the round.
Row 6(MC):  SSK, k2, k2tog, k1, SSK, k2, k2tog, k1
Row 7(MC): knit
Row 8(MC):  SSK, k2tog, k1, SSK, k2tog, k1
Row 9(MC): knit
Bind off remaining 6 stitches using kitchener stitch.  Weave end down into middle of ear and secure.  Using CC3, sew half circle at the bottom of the ears .

 Picture will help with ear placement, which can get tricky.   I confess I had to attach and re-attach mine a few times before they looked right. It’s a drag, but once they are just right it is worth all the trouble!  I have also lined the ears with the decrease line which makes it tidier looking.

 Divide stitches between 2 dpns parallel to each other.

Nose:
Pick up 56 stitches as indicated by Diagram 1, using CC1.   Divide stitches between 4 dpns.  Place a stitch marker on the first stitch.
Row 1-8(CC1): knit in the round.
Row 9(CC1):  (k2tog k2) Repeat to the end of the round.
Row 10(CC1):  Knit
Row 11(CC1):  (k1 k2tog) Repeat to the end of the round.
Row 12(CC1):  knit
Row 13(CC1): (k2tog) Repeat to the end of the round.
Row 14(CC1):  knit
Row 15(CC1): (k2tog) Repeat.  Insert stuffing before hole gets too small.
Repeat Row 15 until you have 8 stitches left and bind off using kitchener stitch.
Using CC3, sew 2 nostrils in the middle of nose as indicated in Diagram 1.

Eyes:
Pick up 28 stitches as indicated by Diagram 1, using CC2.   Divide stitches between 4 dpns.  Place a stitch marker on the first stitch.
Row 1-5(CC2): knit in the round.
Row 7(CC2):  (k2tog) Repeat to the end of the round.
Row 8(CC2): knit
Row 9(CC2):  (k2tog) Repeat to the end of the round.  Start inserting stuffing.
Row 10(CC2): (k2tog) Repeat 3 times.
Stuff eye, break yarn and bind off remaining 4 sts using kitchener stitch.  Weave in ends and make a second eye in the same way.
Stitch button for the eyes or alternatively sew or embroider pupils and eyebrows as indicated by Diagram 1.  


The Crown:
Using CC4, Knit in Garter Stitch with 2.5 needles.
Cast on 11 stitches.
Row 1(CC4): k9, YO, k2 .   12 st.
Row 2(CC4): knit
Row 3(CC4): k10, YO, k2 .   13 st.
Row 4(CC4): knit
Row 5(CC4): k11, YO, k2.   14 st.
Row 6(CC4): knit
Row 7(CC4): k12, YO, k2.  15 st.
Row 8(CC4): knit
Row 9(CC4): k13, YO, k2.   16 st.
Row 10(CC4): knit
Row 11(CC4): k14, YO, k2.   17 st.
Row 12(CC4): Bind off 6 st, knit to end of row.
Repeat from Row 1 to Row 12- 3 more times and bind off.  Sew the Crown at back and put it on top of the head. 

Diagram 1:

Hope you'll enjoy kniting this little fellow as much as I did.

And PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE post pictures to my Ravelry account if you make these little guys!! 


Killerbees

7 comments:

  1. Cool I'll try it

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  2. We're hosting an Angry Birds Live event at my library. Just wait till I show up with these little guys for it! A generous, wonderful knitter you are. Will post to Ravelry.

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  3. These are great! I'm definitely going to make some for Christmas.

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  4. I am going to try to make this one into a golfclub headcover to. Any tips?

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  5. Well Done! I have not seen any knitted patterns for these guys that i actually like. I love yours.

    Cora

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  6. I did mine. My daughter is very happy, thanks.

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  7. AWESOME AND SO GREAT THAT YOU ARE SO VERY GENEROUS WITH THESE FREE PATTERNS.

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