Free Pig Potholder Pattern
Easy Crochet Pattern for a Pot Holder

This free crochet pattern for a pig potholder was originally published in the 1950s in Pocket Potholders. What a cute little potholder!

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this crochet pattern to make this pot holder with a cute little pig design. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this easy crochet pattern for a potholder.

Free Crochet Potholder Pattern
How to Crochet a Potholder

Pig Potholder Pattern


REQUIRED MATERIALS

This holder may be made with any of the American Thread Company products listed below:

Material "DE LUXE" Crochet Cotton Article 346
2 Balls White
Crochet Hook - Steel 3

or

"PURITAN" Crochet Cotton Article 40
2 Balls White
Crochet Hook - Steel 3

or

"STAR" Six Strand Embroidery Cotton Article 50
2 Skeins Pink and 1 Skein each Blue, Red, Yellow, Green and Black
Crochet Hook - Steel 8

NOTE(s)

Entire potholder is made with a double strand of cotton.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

With White and No. 3 hook, ch 12, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each remaining st of ch, ch 1, turn.

2nd Row - 2 s c in each of the next 2 s c, 1 s c in each of thenext 7 s c, 2 s c in each of the next 2 s c, ch 1, turn.

3rd Row - 2 s c in each of the next 2 s c, 1 s c in each of thenext 11 s c, 2 s c in each of the next 2 s c, ch 1, turn.

4th and 5th Rows - Working in s c throughout, increase 1 s c at beginning and end of row, ch 1, turn.

Next 3 Rows - Work even.

9th and 10th Rows - Repeat 4th row.

Next 2 Rows - Work even.

13th Row - 1 s c in each of the next 27 s c, ch 1, turn.

14th Row - S c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each of the next3 sts of ch, 1 s c in each remaining s c, ch 1, turn.

15th Row - Increase 1 s c at beginning of row, ch 1, turn.

Next 4 Rows - Work even.

20th Row - Repeat 4th row.

2lst Row - 2 s c in next s c, 1 s c in each of the next 29 s c, ch 1, turn.

Next 8 Rows - Work even.

30th Row - Ch 5, turn, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each remaining st of ch, 1 s c in each s c, ch 1 to turn each of the following rows.

Next 4 Rows - Work even.

35th and 36th Rows - Decrease 1 s c at end of row (to decrease: insert hook in st, pull through, iuscn hook in next st, pull through, ihreatl over and pull through all loops at one time).

37th Row - 1 s c in each of the next 28 s c.

38th Row - Repeat 35th row.

39th Row - Increase 1 s c at end of row.

40th Row - Increase 1 s c at beginning of row.

41st Row - 1 s c in each of the next 27 s c.

42nd Row - Repeat 35th row.

43rd Row - Decrease 1 s c at beginning of row.

44th and 45th Rows - Decrease 1 s c at beginning and endof each row.

46th Row - Work even.

47th Row - Repeat 39th row.

46th Row - Work even.

49th Row - Decrease 1 s c, 1 s c in each of the next 17 s c.

50th and 51st Rows - Repeat 44th row.

52nd Row - 1 s c in each of the next 8 s c.

53rd Row - Sl st in each of the next 3 s c, 1 s c in each ofthe next 5 s c, without breaking thread work a row of 5 call around entire section.

Pig Potholder - Tail

With White ch 13, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each remaining st of ch, break thread. Sew tail in position.

Pig Potholder - Ears

With Pink "STAR" Six Strand Embroidery Cotton and No. 8 hook, ch 11, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each remaining st of ch, ch 1 to turn each row. Work 3 rows even, then decrease 1 s c at beginning and end of each row until 1 st remains, break thread.

Work 3 more sections in same manner.

Sew 2 sections together and sew in position as illustrated.

Crocheting the Snout

With Pink ch 5, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each remaining st of ch.

2nd Row - Increase 1 s c at beginning and end of row.

Work 3 rows even.

Decrease 1 s c at beginning and end of each row until 1 st remains, break thread leaving an end for sewing. Thread into needie and sew in position.

Pig Potholder - Flowers

With Yellow "STAR" Six Strand Embroidery Cotton and No. 8 hook, ch 2, 10 s c in 2nd st from hook, join, break thread. Attach Blue, * ch 3, 3 d c in same space, ch 3, sl st in same space, skip 1 s c, sl st in next s c, repeat from * 4 times, break thread. Work 1 more flower in Blue and 2 flowers in Red.

How to Crochet the Leaves

With Green "STAR" Six Strand Embroidery Cotton ch 10, d c in 3rd st from hook, 1 d c in each of the next 4 sts of ch, 1 s c in each of the next 2 sts, 3 s c in next st, working on other side of ch, 1 s c in each of the next 2 sts, 1 d c in each of the next 5 sts, break thread. Work 4 more leaves in same manner. Sew flowers and leaves in position as illustrated. With Green and using 12 strands for all embroidery, embroider stem in chain st. With Black, embroider eye, ears, mouth and snout.

Pig Potholder - Back Section

Work 1st 33 rows same as front.

34th Row - 1 s c in each of the next 5 s c, ch 10, skip 10 s c (thumb opening), 1 s c in each remaining s c.

35th Row - 1 s c in each s c and 1 s c in each st of ch, decreasing 1 s c at end or row. Complete back section same as front.

Crocheting the Thumb Section

With White and No. 3 hook, work 1 s c in each St of thumb opening (20 s c), without joining rows work 11 rows in s c even.

Next Row - Decrease 5 s c evenly spaced, then work 3 rows even.Decrease every other st until 8 sts remain, break thread leaving an end. Thread into needle and sew top of ihumb together, fasten firmly.

Overcast sections together leaving an opening around head large enough for hand.

Cover a bone ring with s c and attach to back of holder 1 inch from top of back.

This free crochet pattern for a pig potholder was originally published in the 1950s in Pocket Potholders.


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