I just had the pleasure of making a set of custom piglets for a pair of 18 month old twins who are about to be adopted. I don't know much about their story - but I know that adoption is just so beautiful. And I love that I had the honor of being just a small part of their homecoming.
Their aunt requested two coordinating pigs - one purple and one green. She needed a pretty quick turn around - so I decided against making up my own pattern. The testing, the frogging, the re-designing - I didn't want to risk not being done in time. So I decided to use Amigurumi to Go's Pig Pattern. I've used a few of her pattern's before and they're all so cute. She also does video tutorials of a lot of her patterns - so if you are a visual learner, or you're new to amigurumi - it's a great place to start looking for free patterns.
Of course, I can't just take a pattern as it's written. I just can't help it. I miniaturize. It's what I do.
The original pattern makes about 10" pigs. Mine fit in my hand pretty easily. I forgot to measure them before I sent them to their new home - but I think they were around 6 or 7".
|They'll huff...and they'll puff...and...|
I really love how these little guys turned out. Their feet and tails are alternate colors. And those puffy cheeks - just irresistible.
|One last look at the busy streets of Chicago before they head south for their new home|
I'm kind of sad to see these guys go. But I was so happy to send them off to meet their new twin buddies.
If you want to miniaturize your own piglet, I put my notes on my modifications on my ravelry project page. They're shorthand - and it's possible that I'm the only one who would understand them. But if you try it out and you get stuck - just let me know. I'm happy to provide interpretations.
And if you are looking for a custom order - let me know! I would be honored to be a part of your story!