Quutest Handmade- Hammie the Pig

Updated: Dec 18, 2019


In a few days' time we will be celebrating Lunar New Year which is the beginning of the Piggy year. Oink for happiness! I would like to share with you this fun pattern because there is no better time to make a few cute piggies to decorate the house. Oink! Oink!

Hammie (猪饱饱) is Piggi (猪宝宝)'s cousin who is always hungry. Unlike Piggi who is obsessed with pineapple, Hammie loves all kinds of food and he is content as long as his tummy is full. His favourite hangout place is the dining table at home and gets very excited when we are out for meals at restaurant/cafes. It is difficult to name a favorite food when he likes everything!


Unlike the regular crochet patterns with round heads, Hammie has a slightly oval shaped head and body. For this pattern, I used Stallion acrylic yarn (purchased from Spotlight) for the light pink color as it gives out a nice glossy sheen.

Skill Level : Intermediate

Duration : 5 hours

Plushie size: Approx 11cm tall and 8cm wide


Abbreviations:

sc - single crochet

inc - increase

dec - decrease

ch - chain

sl - slip stitch

Materials :

3mm hook

8ply Acrylic yarn in Light Pink, Darker Pink, Red

Thin Black yarn

Darning needle

Polyester fiberfill

Making Hammie's Head:

Start with Light Pink yarn

Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring [6]

Round 2: inc x6 [12]

Round 3: (3 inc, 3 sc) x2 [18]

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

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

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

Round 7: sc around [36]

Round 8: (5 sc, inc) x6 [42]

Rounds 9 to14: sc around [42] - 6 rounds

Round 15: (5 sc, dec) x6 [36]

Round 16: (4 sc, dec) x6 [30]

Round 17: sc around [30]

Round 18: (3 sc, dec) x6 [24]

Round 19: (2 sc, dec) x6 [18]

Place the safety eyes between rounds 10 and 11, 8 stitches apart on the flatter side of the oval head. (see picture below for more details)

Stuff the shell with fiberfill.

Round 20: (3 dec, 3 sc) x6 [12]

To fasten off, weave the yarn back and forth across the head and pull to tighten. This will create an oval shape. Finish with a knot and cut off the extra yarn.


Hammie's Nose:

Use Darker Pink yarn

Make 3 ch

Start from 2nd chain from hook , 2 inc and continue another 2 inc into the other side of the foundation chain. [8]

Finish off with a long tail.

Sew on 2 nostrils with thin black yarn (see pic) before attaching the nose onto the face between the 2 eyes. The top of part of the nose should rest between rounds 10 and 11.


Continue to embroider the mouth and tongue with black and red yarn, your completed head will look like this:

Hammie's Ears (Make 2):

Use Light Pink yarn

Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring [6]

Round 2: inc x6 [12]

Round 3: (2 sc, inc) x4 [16]

Round 4: sc around [16]

Finish with a long tail. Fold the circle in half and press to form a V shape and sew it together sewing the ears onto the head.

Making Hammie's Body:

Use Light Pink yarn

Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring [6]

Round 2: inc x6 [12]

Round 3: (3 inc, 3 sc) x2 [18]

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

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

Round 6, 7, 8: sc around [30] - 3 rounds

Round 9: (8 sc, dec) x3 [27]

Round 10: (7 sc, dec) x3 [24]

Round 11: 2 sc, 2 dec, 8 sc, 2 dec, 6sc [20]

Round 12: sc around [20]

Round 13: 2 sc, dec, 8 sc, dec, 6sc [18]

Add 2 more sc , fasten off and leave long tail to attach the body to the head. Stuff with fiberfill.

Hammie's Arms (Make 2):


Use Light Pink yarn

Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring [6]

Round 2: (inc , 2 sc) x2 [8]

Round 3: (inc , 3 sc) x2 [10]

Round 4: (dec , 3 sc) x2 [8]

Round 5, 6, 7: sc around [8]

Fasten off and leave a long tail to attach to the body. Stuff a small ball of fiberfill at the bottom part of the arms to that they are not flat or hollow.

Hammie's Legs (Make 2):

Use Light Pink yarn

Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring [6]

Round 2: inc x6 [12]

Round 3: sc around [12]

Round 4: (2 sc, dec) x3 [9]

Round 5: dec, 7 sc [8]

Fasten off and leave a long tail to attach to the body. Stuff.

This is Hammie with his arms and legs before sewing:


Assembly:

Sew on 2 arms at the side of the body and legs in front of the body in sitting position.

Add on a tail using Light pink yarn:

At the back of the body, sl, chain 8 and then from the 2nd chain from hook, 7sl. Fasten and hide the loose ends. The tail will curl by itself.

Turn around and admire your soft cuddly pig!

Show everyone your handmade Hammie - tag @Quutest on Instagram to join in the fun!

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