Sunday, June 26, 2011

This Little Piggy

Piglet, Pig Will & Pig Won't, Wilbur, Babe, Porky, Miss Piggy, Toot & Puddle, Pippo, Pumbaa, The Three Little Pigs, Hamm, Monokuru Boo, the list goes on and on.  Pigs have got to be one of the most popular animals there are.  Pigs are everywhere!
So it is just natural, of course, that so many are made into crocheted cuties.  Before we delve into the patterns, though, let's see some piggy fun facts!
  • Pigs have no sweat glands, so they don't perspire.  When they get hot, they roll in the mud to cool off.  Piggies left out in the sun can get a sunburn.
  • Pigs are one of the cleanest animals in the world.
  • Pigs are one of the most intelligent animals.  They make great pets, can learn tricks, and can be potty trained.
  • Pigs can smell up to 25 feet underground, which is why they're great at finding those truffles.
  • Pig insulin is used to control diabetes.
  • A pig's tongue contains about 15,000 taste buds - more than a human's (maybe we shouldn't feed them slop)!
  • A pig's squeal can get up to 115 decibels.
I have two piggy patterns currently available:

Now that you have swine on your mind, here are some more patterns.  Make one - make them all!

Thank you so much, designers, for the awesome porcine patterns!
Happy crocheting!

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