It’s National Pig Day on the 1st March which means we’re rounding up our prime piggy patterns! Although this celebration started in Texas, people have been fascinated with pigs the world over, appearing in fairy tales, folklore and for children – plenty of farmyard fun and games!
The first National Pig Day started in 1972 to bring attention to these adorable and intelligent creatures and we’re excited to share with you some of our favorite knitted tributes to these amazing (and cute) animals.
With so many fabulous pig-inspired knitting patterns, we’d be telling porkies if we said it was an easy job picking our favorite! Here’s our round-up…
If you love pigs as much as we do, why not try knitting these three gorgeous little piggies using this fabulous kit from Gift Horse Knits! Perfect for beginners, the set includes 3mm needles, yarn and accessories to add character to your creations. A great gift for animal lovers who want to start knitting from scratch!
This show-stopping pig door stop is just adorable! With big floppy ears, big piggy snout and blue collar, this is a cute intermediate knitting project from Knitting by Post is cute and practical! Why not try knitting in Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky which comes in lots of glorious piggy pink shades including Bubblegum, Blush and Ballet!
Penny the pig is the cuddliest pig in the pen! Designed by Amanda Berry, this sweet and adorable pattern is even suitable for beginner knitters. Created with Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino for extra softness and huggability! A wonderful gift for babies and kids!
Baby will love cosying up with this divine Lacy Pig Buddy Blanket from The Byrd’s Nest! Featuring a lacy stockinette stitch that’s super soft and delicate and cute piggy face, this makes a gorgeous comfort blanket and toy for your little one! This pattern is designed using Cascade 220 Superwash!
Straight out of a fairy tale this Girl Pig pattern by Julie Williams, reminds us of classic fables and lore! A charming and beautiful toy crammed with exquisite detail, from her delightful piggy face and adorable dress and cape. Perfect for storytime! The pattern also includes lots of variations so you can customise your toy. Designed using MillaMia Naturally Soft Aran and DMC Natura Just Cotton, create a gift that will be treasured forever!
Crafted using chunky yarn, Knitting by Post brings another wonderful pig project that you’ll just love! Perfect for PJ parties, this snuggly pyjama case is fun and playful! Created in chunky yarn with lots of cute detail from her buttercup yellow bow and curly tail!
Working on a pig-themed knitting project? Tell us what you’re working on in the comments below!
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