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Sarah Horrocks on craftsy.com
Kamloops, British Columbia

I'm the stay at home mom of a beautiful little girl. I've been knitting and crocheting for a long time but only REALLY got into it after I had my daughter. It's so much fun having a little one to ...

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Hamlet the Pig

from Sarah Horrocks
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Hamlet the Pig
Hamlet the Pig

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Crochet in the Round
  • Single crochet
  • Make a magic circle
  • Crochet in back loops
  • Slip stitch
  • Join pieces

Pattern Description:

I got it in my head one evening that I needed to make a pig ami that looked like a piggy bank. The rest is history!

Hamlet is the first in a series of 6 farm animals designed with small hands in mind. My toddler daughter made off with the first one I made and carts him everywhere!

I hope you'll enjoy this quick and easy project as much as I enjoyed writing the pattern!

As with all of my patterns, permission is granted to sell finished items made using this pattern.


8 sc and 9 rows= 2"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished pig is approx 5" long, 3 1/2" high and 3 1/2" wide


  • Small amount of pink worsted weight yarn
  • Polyester stuffing
  • A size G/4mm crochet hook
  • One pair of 10mm black safety eyes
  • Yarn needle
  • Straight Pins