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{ Baby Rattles: Three Little Pigs + Wolf... }

Materials
- 2.25 mm crochet hook
- 4.00 mm crochet hook (for the basket)
- 100 % cotton yarn for a 2.25 mm hook
100 % cotton yarn for a 4.00 mm hook (for the basket)
- Four pairs of 8 mm safety eyes or yarn to embroider them
- Four Rattles (I use these)
- Tapestry needle
- Polyfiber fill   

And most important... a copy of "The Three Little Pigs", to gift with the rattles!!


Abbreviations (US Terms)
st= stitch
ch= chain
slst= slip stitch
sc= single crochet
hdc= half double crochet
dc = double crochet

Colors (for the piglets and wolf): I used Hobbii yarns
- White: Hobbii Nature
- Light gray: Hobbii Gray
- Dark Gray: Hobbii Dark Gray
- Mustard yellow: Hobbii Sunny Yellow

Finished size: 
From head to toe, the pigs and the wolf measure 14 cm approximately.
Of course, should you choose a different hook and yarn, final measures will vary.


Ready? Let's begin then...

PIGLETS
{Of course you should crochet three, using one contrasting color for each one, to make the straps of their t-shirts...}
Leg 1 
{Start with the color of their skin (pink)…}
1. Magic ring of 5 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (10)
3. to 6. Crochet 10 sc
Close and break the yarn.

Leg 2 + Body
{Start with the color of their skin (pink)…}
1. Magic ring of 5 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (10)
3. to 6. Crochet 10 sc

DON'T BREAK THE YARN… 

7. With the second leg still on your hook, chain 5 ch stitches and join leg 1. Crochet 10 sc along leg 1. Then crochet 5 sc along one of the sides of the 5-ch chain, 10 sc along leg 2 and, finally, 5 sc along the other side of the 5-ch chain. Total stitches: 30
8. to 15. Crochet 30 sc
{Stuff the legs firmly…}
16. Change to white and crochet 30 sc
17. Crochet 30 sc
18. Change to one of the contrasting colors and crochet 30 sc
19. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
20. Change to white and crochet 24 sc
21. Crochet 24 sc
22. Change to the contrasting color and crochet 24 sc
23. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)
24. Change to white and crochet 18 sc
25. Crochet 18 sc
{Stuff firmly…}
26. Change to the contrasting color and crochet 18 sc
27. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
28. Change to white and crochet 12 sc
29. Crochet 12 sc
{Stuff a bit more…}

DON’T BREAK THE YARN… We will go on with the head…

Head
30. Change to the color of their skin (pink) and crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (24)
31. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (30)
{Stuff the neck area firmly…}
32. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
33. Crochet *5 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (42)
34. to 47. Crochet 42 sc
{Place the safety eyes between rounds 10 and 11. The distance between the eyes should be of 8 stitches... If you are planning to give these rattles to a very small baby, then maybe you should embroider the eyes!}
48. Crochet *5 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (36)
49. Crochet *4 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (30)
{Place the rattle inside the head and start stuffing it...}
50. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
51. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)
{Go on stuffing the head...}
52. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
53Crochet 6 decreases (6)
Close. Break the yarn and weave in ends.

Snout
{Using the color of their skin (pink)…}
1. Magic ring of 7 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (14)
3. Only through back loops, crochet *5 sc, one decrease*, repeat * twice (12)
4. Crochet 12 sc
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew the snout to the head. With a bit of dark gray yarn embroider the nostrils.

Ears
{Make two, using the color of their skin…}
1. Make 2 chain stitches. Crochet 4 sc in the second chain from hook.
2. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (6)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (9)
4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (12)
5. Crochet 12 sc
6. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (15)
7. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
8. Press the opening with your fingers and crochet together, with 6 sc, both opposing sides. 
Close. Break the yarn and leave a long tail to sew the ears to the head.
Tail
{Using the color of their skin…}
1. Chain 9 ch stitches. Starting from the second chain from hook, crochet 2 sc in each of the ch stitches till you complete the entire chain (16).
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to the body.

Assembly
- Curve the ears and sew them to the head.
- Sew the snout in between the eyes.
- Sew the tail.


WOLF
Leg 1 
{Start with dark gray…}
1. Magic ring of 5 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (10))
3. to 4. Crochet 10 sc
5. Change to light gray and crochet 10 sc
6. Crochet 10 sc
Close and break the yarn.

Leg 2 + Body
{Start with dark gray…}
1. Magic ring of 5 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (10))
3. to 4. Crochet 10 sc
5. Change to light gray and crochet 10 sc
6. Crochet 10 sc

DON'T BREAK THE YARN… 

7. With the second leg still on your hook, chain 5 ch stitches and join leg 1. Crochet 10 sc along leg 1. Then crochet 5 sc along one of the sides of the 5-ch chain, 10 sc along leg 2 and, finally, 5 sc along the other side of the 5-ch chain. Total stitches: 30
8. to 15. Crochet 30 sc
{Stuff the legs firmly…}
16. Change to mustard yellow and crochet 30 sc
17. to 18. Crochet 30 sc
19. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
20. to 22. Crochet 24 sc
23. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)
24. to 26. Crochet 18 sc
{Stuff firmly…}
27. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
28. to 29. Crochet 12 sc
{Stuff a bit more…}

DON’T BREAK THE YARN… We will go on with the head…

Head
30. Change to light gray and crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (24)
31. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (30)
{Stuff the neck area firmly…}
32. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
33. Crochet *5 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (42)
34. to 47. Crochet 42 sc
{Place the safety eyes between rounds 10 and 11. The distance between the eyes should be of 8 stitches... If you are planning to give this wolf-rattle to a very small baby, then maybe you should embroider the eyes}
48. Crochet *5 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (36)
49. Crochet *4 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (30)
{Place the rattle inside the head and start stuffing it...}
50. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
51. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)
{Go on stuffing the head...}
52. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
53Crochet 6 decreases (6)
Close. Break the yarn and weave in ends.

Snout
{Start with dark gray…}
1. Make 2 chain stitches. Crochet 4 sc in the second chain from hook.
2. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (6)
3. Crochet 6 sc
4. Change to white and crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (9)
5. Change to light gray and crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (12)
6. Crochet 12 sc
7. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to the head. 

Ears
{Make two. Start with dark gray…}
1. Make 2 chain stitches. Crochet 4 sc in the second chain from hook.
2. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (6)
3. Crochet 6 sc
4. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (9)
5. Change to dark gray and crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (12)
6. Crochet 12 sc
7. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (15)
8. Crochet 15 sc
9. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
10. Press the opening with your fingers and crochet together, with 6 sc, both opposing sides. 
Close. Break the yarn and leave a long tail to sew the ears to the head.

Tail
{Start with dark gray…}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. to 4. Crochet 6 sc
5. Change to white and crochet 6 sc
6. Crochet 6 sc
7. Change to light gray and crochet 6 sc
8. to 11. Crochet 6 sc
12. Press the opening with your fingers and crochet together, with 3 sc, both opposing sides. 
Close. Break the yarn and leave a long tail to sew to the body.

Assembly
- Curve the ears and sew them to the head.
- Sew the snout in between the eyes.
Sew the tail.


BASKET - HOUSE

To crochet the Basket-House you should change hooks and start using a 4.00 mm hook with the corresponding yarn calling. I used 100% thick cotton yarn.

Colors
- A color for the walls (main color)
- A color for the roof
- A color for the doors
- Bits of green and red to embroider the grass and the flowers.

Ready?

Basket-House
{Start with the colors you chose for the walls…}
1. Start with a magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (24)
4. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (30)
5. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
6. Crochet *5 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (42)
7. Crochet *6 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (48)
8. Crochet *7 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (54)
9. Crochet *8 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (60)
10. Only through back loops, crochet 60 sc
11. to 27. Crochet 60 sc
28. Change to the color you chose for the roof and crochet 60 sc
29. Only through back loops, crochet 60 sc
30. to 39. Crochet 60 sc
40. Now comes a complicated part. Fold the opening of the basket towards the outside, so that the edges meet the row of front loops on round 29. Chain 1 to turn and crochet 60 sc joining each stitch with the corresponding front loop  (60)
41. Crochet  *1 slst, 1 sc, 1 hdc + 1 dc + 1 hdc in the same st, 1 sc*, repeat * all the way through.
Close. Break the yarn and weave in ends.

Door
{Using the color of your choice…}
1. Chain 9 ch stitchesStarting from thes econd chain from hook, crochet 1 sc in each ch stitch (8). 
2. to 5. Chain1 and turnCrochet 8 sc

Before closing, we will do the edges. Chain 1 to turn the piece 90 degrees clockwise and crochet 5 sc along the side of the piece, working in the spaces between rows. When you reach the top edge, crochet 8 sc in the remaining loops of the foundation chain. Then chain 1 to turn the piece 90 degrees clockwise again and crochet 5 sc along the other side of the piece, once again working in the spaces between rows.
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to the basket.

Assembly
- Sew the door to the basket
- With a bit of green yarn, embroider the grass to the sides of the door. And with some red, embroider some flowers too!

Done! Congratulations!


2019. These three pigs, the wolf and the basket-house are a design by Carla Mitrani for {Amour Fou} – All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use ONLY. This pattern or parts of it must not be reproduced or published (printed or online), altered, resold or used for commercial purposes without authorization. You can neither reproduce, publish, alter, sell or use for commercial purposes FINISHED DOLLS made with this pattern without authorization. Thank you!