Three Little Pigs Potholders – Free Crochet Potholder Pattern

This free three little pigs potholders pattern was originally published in the 1940s in the Bucilla’s Crochet Creations for Home Decorations.

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage crochet pattern to make this classic crochet potholder. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crocheted potholder pattern.

Crochet Potholder Pattern:
The Three Little Pigs

Crochet Potholder - The Three Little Pigs

REQUIRED MATERIALS

Bucilla Wonder-Knit, Article 3777:
1 skein Dark Color (A); 1 skein Light Color (B)
Bucilla Six Strand Embroidery Floss, Article 017:
1 skein Black No. 2001
Steel Crochet Hook, Size 0

NOTE(s)

Gauge: 5 sts = 1 inch 5 rows = 1 inch

Even = Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Striped Pig – Body

With A ch 15.

Row 1 – 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each remaining ch, 1 more sc in last ch; (16 sc in row).

Row 2 (Inc. row-right side) – Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in first st, 1 sc in each remaining st, 1 more sc in last st, working off last sc with other color, drop color not in use, change color this way at end of every 2nd row of Body hereafter; (18 sc in row).

Row 3 – Ch 2, turn, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each sc across, 1 more sc in last st; (21 sc in row).

Rpt last 2 rows 3 times; (36 sc in row 9).

Row 10 – Even (see Note).

Rpt row 10, 5 times.

Row 16 (short row) – Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each of 33 sc.

Row 17 (Dec. row) – Ch 1, turn, draw up a loop in each of first 2 sts, yo, thru all 3 loops on hook (1 dec), 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts, dec. 1 st; (31 sc in row).

Rpt row 17, 6 times; (19 sc in last row), fasten off A and B. Hereafter do not alternate color.

Crocheting the Foot

From right side, with A working on other side of foundation ch, 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each of 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; (6 sc in row).

Rpt rows 10 and 2 of Body; (8 sc in last row), fasten off.

Skip 6 sts on foundation ch and with A work 1 more Foot over last 4 sts.

Three Little Pigs Potholder – Edging

From right side, with B work a rnd of sc around Pig (working over loose strands), keeping edge flat, join (with slip st in first sc), fasten off.

Crocheting the Ear

With A ch 2, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Row 2 – Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st; (4 sc in row).

Work 1 Even row, 1 Inc. row, 3 Even rows, 1 Dec. row, 1 Even row, ch 1, turn, work sc all around Ear, join, fasten off.

With B make 1 Ear.

Crocheting a Tail for the Pigs

With A ch 28, slip st in 2nd eh from hook and each ch across, fasten off.

Sew Tail and Ears in place.

Make 1 Pig all Color A, with Color B Ears and Tail.

Make 1 Pig all Color B, with Color A Ears and Tail.

Embroider Eyes and Snout of each Pig with Black as illustrated.

This free three little pigs potholders pattern was originally published in the 1940s in the Bucilla’s Crochet Creations for Home Decorations

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