piggy bank


A sweet and sturdy little pig to hold your change, this little guy was my sister’s idea. His cork nose allows easy access to your loot.

The pig is knit with two strands of worsted-weight yarn held together so it knits up quickly.  For best results, felt the pieces until no visible stitches remain. To be sure that you are using yarn that felts well, make a test swatch and felt it thoroughly. 

This is a pdf pattern which you will receive immediately after payment.

US 10½/6.5mm  double-pointed knitting needles (dpns), or size needed to achieve gauge
US 13/9 mm dpns, or size needed to achieve gauge
Sharp scissors
Tapestry needle, sewing needle
Sewing wax to strengthen floss for assembly and embroidery

300 yds Worsted-weight 100% wool yarn (sample in photo used 2 skeins of Cascasde 220, color #9442)
Embroidery floss that matches the yarn, plus a contrasting color for facial features.
Buttons, ½” size (2)
Cork- 1¾” wide at top (Sample in photo used cork purchased at Ace Hardware.)
Stuffing- for shaping, can use newsprint or wool

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