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Piggy Munchkin - free pig amigurumi crochet pattern

Piggy Munchkin

Happy New Year!

If you’re like me, and millions of other American’s, you likely spent New Years Eve eating Chinese food. I’m not really sure why that is but I’m not one to argue with tasty food. If you’re really like me you were also watching The Twilight Zone. If you look up any top 10 list of Twilight Zone episodes you’re likely to find The Eye of the Beholder on every one of them. For those of you who don’t remember, or are maybe too young to remember, this is the episode in which a woman goes in for a cosmetic surgery to make herself look more beautiful according to her society’s standards. In the end we find that the woman looked rather attractive by our own standards but in her world attractive people looked more like human pigs. So what does this New Years Eve Chinese food feast and viewing of The Twilight Zone have to do with anything? Honestly not much, I’m just tying things together and making as many connections as possible.

So we have New Year’s, the Twilight Zone “pig episode” (as some call it) and Chinese food.
Now let’s talk about Chinese New Year, which falls this year on February 5th and just so happens to be … the year of the Pig which was my inspiration for this month’s free Munchkin pattern.

There, connections made, and now that all the pieces are together I would like to introduce you to this Chinese New Year year of the pig free crochet pattern, my piggy Munchkin.


  • 3.75mm crochet hook
  • Worsted weight yarn in light pink and an optional darker pink
  • 12mm safety eyes (2)
  • Polyfil or favorite stuffing
  • Yarn needle

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Sl st – Slip Stitch
Sc – Single Crochet
Inc – Increase
Dec – Decrease
Hdc – Half Double Crochet

This pattern is worked in the round except for the tail.

Piggy Munchkin Free Crochet Pattern


With light pink and a 3.75mm crochet hook

RND 1. Create a magic ring, Sc 6 in ring, pull tightly to close (6)
RND 2. Inc around (12)
RND 3. [Sc, inc] 6x (18)
RND 4. [Sc next 2, inc] 6x (24)
RND 5. [Sc next 3, inc] 6x (30)
RND 6. Sl st to next st. Ch1, HDC in same st and each st around, sl st to first st to join (30)
RND 7. Sc in next st and each st around (30)
RND 8. Sc around (30)
RND 9. Sc around (30)
RND 10. Sc around (30)
RND 11. [Sc next 8, dec] 3x (27)
RND 12. Sc around (27)
RND 13. [Sc next 7, dec] 3x (24)
RND 14. [Sc next 2, dec] 6x (18)
RND 15. Sc around (18)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing to head later, stuff body



With darker pink

Create a magic ring, sc 6 in ring, pull tightly to close and sl st to first st to join.
Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing to head



With light pink

RND 1. Create a magic ring, Sc 6 in ring, pull tightly to close (6)
RND 2. Inc around (12)
RND 3. [Sc, inc] 6x (18)
RND 4. [Sc next 2, inc] 6x (24)
RND 5. [Sc next 3, inc] 6x (30)
RND 6. Sc around (30)
RND 7. Sc around (30)
RND 8. 
[Sc next 3, dec] 6x (24)
RND 9. Sc around (24)
RND 10. [Sc next 2, dec] 6x (18)
RND 11. Sc around (18)
Stop to attach eyes and nose. Attach eyes between 3rd and 4th row from hook with 3 stitches in between each eye. Sew nose in between eyes.
**You can choose to attach the head to the body at this point to avoid pulling up stuffing from the head if you wait to attach it at the end.**
Stuff head.
RND 12. [Sc, dec] 6x (12)
RND 13. Dec around (6)
Fasten off head and weave in end, sew to body if you didn’t before.


EARS (Make 2)

With darker pink

RND 1. Create a magic ring, Sc 4 in ring, pull tightly to close (4)
RND 2. Inc around (8)
RND 3. 
[Sc, inc] 4x (12)
RND 4. [Sc, dec] 4x (8)
RND 5.
Dec around (4)
Fasten off. Fold ears in half and whip stitch across to close. Sew ears to head.



With dark pink

Chain 13,  make 3sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (36)
Fasten off and attach to body

My childhood friend Emma teaching the new munchkins how to be piggies.


You have just finished your super cute piggy munchkin, whether for Chinese New Years or not.
If you enjoyed this stuffed pig free crochet pattern please show me your finished friend on Facebook or Instagram @belacrochets


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You are permitted to sell finished products from this pattern however I ask that you not mass produce items from my patterns for large scale sale on the internet. You may produce as much as you like for in-person transactions such as at craft fairs or to friends. If you choose to sell the finished product, please credit Bela Crochets as the designer and provide a link to www.belacrochets.com.

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I work very hard to create patterns that are easy to understand and easy to follow however I include some intermediate stitches. If you have any difficulty with this pattern please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to help.

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