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Originally posted on 14 Dec 2005

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon this pattern for a winged pig{.broken_link}. As soon as I saw it I knew I needed to make it. I mean, it’s a crocheted pig with wings for goodness sakes. Thankfully the holidays have given me a good excuse. This pig is destined to be the Christmas gift for Hannah, where it will be thrown around and sucked on. Or so I hope. There’s really no telling whether she’ll give it a second look. Six month olds can be so dreadfully fickle.

Overall it was a quick and easy pattern. From start to finish the entire thing took only two evenings’ worth of time (one and a half Kurasawa samurai movies and one viewing of Nightmare Before Christmas). The pattern was easy to follow most of the time but occasionally it bore closer inspection to verify that the stitch I was about to make was the correct one. It does not say so, but keep a stitch marker handy to keep track of where one round stops and the next begins. The wings, which I thought would be fairly tricky, ended up being easy once the aforementioned closer inspection occured. About the most difficult part of the piece was shoving stuffing into those tiny piggy legs.

An unfortunate side-effect of this project: a truly depressing amount of leftover pink yarn. Cheap Red Heart pink yarn, at that. Oh, goody. What’m I gonna do with it all? Anyone want a big cotton candy pink scarf or something?