My piggy obsession seems to be travelling with me though this year. I thought it would be just Valentine but it transpires that Pig is quite the traveller and loves a good party. So here he is, all ready for St Patrick's Day with his shamrock and either his Guinness or Leprechaun inspired hat.
Patrick is based on Valentine, paid pattern available here on Ravelry. His hats and shamrock are available for free right here.
You will need:
White, black, yellow (gold) and green double knitting yarn
Darning/tapestry hook to sew in those ends
Abbreviations in US terms
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
sc - single crochet
slst - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)
*____* - repeat instructions between
Using green, ch2, in the second chain, (ch3, dc , ch3, slst into chain), repeat three more times and end your yarn.
Worked in a continuous round
In white, ch2, in the second chain, sc6
2sc in each st - 12sts
*sc1, 2sc in next st* - 18sts
*sc2, 2sc in next st* - 24sts
Working in the back loop sc
Repeat 5 above.
sc - change to black at the end of the row
*sc2, 2sc in next st* - 18sts
Working in the front loops, *sc2, 2sc in the next st* - 24sts
*sc3, 2sc in the next st* - 30sts
*sc4, 2sc in the next st* - 36sts
End yarn and sew in ends. I used a very small amount of stuffing before putting the hat on the Pig but it works just as well without.
Repeat the instructions for the Guinness Hat but make it entirely in black. Change to gold for rounds 10 and 11 before changing back to black for the last 3 rows of the pattern.