Quick Crochet Piggy Bank Pattern

piggy bank crochet pattern

Hey, let’s make cute little crochet piggy banks to keep all our money in!

Before we start, I just need to let you guys know that unless this piggy is filled with stuffing or gobs of money he will be a little sad (or deflated).

What you will need…

lots-o-money or fiber fill, medium weight pink or peach color yarn, 5mm crochet hook, and black yarn or small buttons for the eyes

Here’s how… 

  1. For pig body, with medium weight pink/peach yarn and 5 mm hook, chain 4 and slip stitch into first chain to create a small loop
  2. Round 1: into the loop, add 8 single crochets (8 sc for round 1)
  3. Round 2: 2 single crochets into each single crochet (16 sc for round 2)
  4. Round 3: single crochet in first single crochet, 2 single crochets in second single crochet, and repeat (24 sc for round 3)
  5. Round 4: single crochet in first 2 single crochet, 2 single crochets in third single crochet, and repeat pattern (32 sc for round 4)
  6. Round 5: single crochet in first 3 single crochet, 2 single crochets in forth single crochet, and repeat pattern (40 sc for round 5)
  7. Round 6-14: single crochet in each single crochet and repeat for 10 rounds (40 sc for rounds 6-14)
  8. Round 15: single crochet in first 17 stitches, chain 6, skip 6 (this will create the coin slot), then single crochet in remaining 17 stitches
  9. Round 16-25: single crochet in each single crochet and repeat for 10 rounds (40 sc for rounds 16-25)
  10. Round 26: skip first stitch then single crochet in next 3 stitches and repeat pattern (32 sc for round 26)
  11. Round 27: skip first stitch then single crochet in next 2 stitches and repeat pattern (24 sc for round 27)
  12. Round 28: skip first stitch then single crochet every other single crochet (16 sc for round 28) and knot
  13. For nose, with medium weight pink/peach yarn and 5 mm hook, chain 4 and slip stitch into first chain to create a small loop
  14. Round 1: into the loop add 8 single crochets (8 sc for round 1)
  15. Round 2&3: 2 single crochets into each single crochet (16 sc for round 2&3) and knot
  16. Stitch nose to end of piggy body
  17. For curly tail, chain stitch 15
  18. Row 1: turn, chain one, then single crochet in each chain (15 sc for row 1) then knot
  19. Knot tail to the center of the other end of pig body
  20. For ears, count over 3 and towards the nose 7 at the coin slot, then single crochet 2, double crochet 1, then single crochet 2 in the same hole; repeat on other side of slot for second ear
  21. For eyes, add buttons or loop black thread a couple times and knot inside

Then stuff, cuddle, display, and name your pig! I think Penny would be a good/obvious choice. Annabelle named this one Nickel.

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We had fun last week during spring vacation. We went to the New England Aquarium, a new-to-us library, and a local public farm twice! No pigs at this farm but there were several baby sheep, so cute. Hopefully I will get around to sharing some photos on Instagram and Facebook soon. Eamon bonded with one very friendly goat and Annabelle got to help collect eggs. Hope you are enjoying some nice spring weather! Bye for now…

 

Ann

I'm a practical mom inspired by nature & I enjoy sharing ideas that encourage kids' innate curiosity & creativity. Interested in subscribing? Check out the blue box at the top of my sidebar. I'm also a wannabe author/illustrator & product designer by day. Let's connect! doodlesandjots@hotmail.com. If you purchase through my Amazon links I get a small commission at no additional cost to you (thanks for supporting Doodles and Jots)! And remember to always credit your source here & elsewhere on the internet.

12 comments

  1. love the piggy, have you thought of cutting up a pop bottle to fit inside of it with a slit for the money

  2. Hey,
    your piggy bank is soooo cute!
    Do you mind if I sell the finished product? I would link it back to your pattern 😉
    Best wishes,
    Susy.

    • Hi Susy,

      I’m glad you like my piggy! Feel free to sell your finished products and a link back would be great!

      Ann

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