book excerpt: make an eggy pig from creature crochet

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If you’re crafty and like all things cute, you can try your hand combining the two with Creature Crochet, a new book by Kristen Rask. Rask is the owner of Schmancy Toys and has contributed to our pages before. Creature Crochet, available at Barnes & Noble, not only contains instructions for 12 creature projects to crochet, it includes materials to make two of them. To give you a sneak peek, here’s instructions on how to make the ultra cute (of course!) and fairly simple “Eggy Pig” — just click the link for the how-tos!

Eggy Pig from Jaravee Jeerachat in Bangkok, Thailand

These tiny “Eggy Animals” (finished size: about 2″ tall) are perfect pocket pals for your child’s first day of school. Jaravee is inspired by Japanese cartoons, comics, and stationery. With a few different colors of yarn, you’ll have your own Eggy army in no time!

What you’ll need:
• acrylic yarn (pink)
• C/2 crochet hook
• pair of black plastic eyes (6mm)
• embroidery thread (pink)
• tapestry needle
• small piece of pink felt for muzzle
• stuffing

fig7a

Head & body: pink yarn
Make adjustable ring.
• Rnd 1: 6sc in ring (6)
• Rnd 2: 2sc in each stitch (12)
• Rnd 3: *1sc, 2sc in next st* (18)
• Rnd 4: *(1sc) 2x, 2sc in next st* (24) (see fig. 7a)
• Rnd 5: *(1sc) 3x, 2sc in next st* (30)
• Rnd 6: *(1sc) 4x, 2sc in next st* (36)
• Rnd 7 –16: 1sc in each stitch (36) (see fig. 7b)

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Sew on eyes and ears, and embroider felt nose as shown in photo.

• Rnd 17: *(1sc) 4x, sc2tog* (30)
• Rnd 18: *(1sc) 3x, sc2tog* (24)
• Rnd 19: *(1sc) 2x, sc2tog* (18)
• Rnd 20: *1sc, sc2tog* (12)

Pause crocheting and stuff.

• Rnd 21: (sc2tog) 6x (6)

Close with sl st, leaving tail for sewing.

Ears (x2): pink yarn
Make adjustable ring.
• Rnd 1: 6sc in ring (6)
• Rnd 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12)
• Rnd 3: 1sc in each stitch (12)

Close with sl st, stuff, and sew to body.
(see fig. 7c)

Arms (x2): pink yarn
Make adjustable ring.
• Rnd 1: 6sc in ring (6)
• Rnd 2–4: 1sc in each stitch (6)

Close with sl st, stuff, and sew to body.

Legs (x2): pink yarn
Make adjustable ring.
• Rnd 1: 4sc in ring (4)
• Rnd 2: 2sc in each stitch (8)
• Rnd 3: 1sc in each stitch (8)

Close with sl st, stuff, and sew to body.

Tail: pink yarn
Ch 11, 10 sl st in second chain from hook. (see fig. 7d)

Close with sl st, and sew to body.

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Aww that is so cute! What a fun pattern. I’ll have to check out Creature Crochet next time I’m in the shop. I’ll be linking to this.

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You need to add how to do the steps cuz i got this and i have no clue how to do
6sc in ring
2sc in each stich
ect.

seriouly so i got this book and its usless