Just when you thought that the animals couldn’t get any cuter…
Meet this little piggy! I’ve started calling the little guy Petunia! The curly ears and corkscrew tail are just too much!
This pattern really showed me that the yarn that one uses for one of these critters makes all of the difference. I tried to make this using Elann’s Peruvian Highland Wool, and it was a disaster. It ended up felting much smaller and looked really sloppy. For this one, I used Cascade 220. (I was lucky and had some stashed.) It turned out much better. (I think I could have felted him a little more, but it’s still good.) His ears are a little uneven in size, but my dd says that the lopsided ears give him character.
I’ll stick with that explanation for now!
Speaking of my dd, she still loves all of these critters and is anxiously awaiting the delivery of another.
Stay tuned! There will be more as soon as I get the next round of patterns!