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Piggy Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

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Hello there, fellow crocheters! We’ve got a treat for you, and it’s not just any old treat. Imagine the cuteness of a piggy amigurumi combined with the delectability of a Chinese steamed bun – that’s what we’ve got for you today. Prepare your hook and yarn because we have a lovely little piggy amigurumi that looks exactly like a fluffy, squishy steamed bun. We can’t wait to show you how to make it with our free crochet pattern and tutorial, which you can find below. So, let’s get this delectably adorable project started!

Get the free pattern and tutorial to learn how to crochet this simple and adorable Piggy Amigurumi in the shape of a Chinese Steamed Bun.

The story of this piggy amigurumi began in October. It was supposed to be a challenge between my friend (Margaret) and me, where each of us needed to come out with a craft to make these cute little piggy buns (a picture inspired by the dim sum that I dined in).

We set a deadline, but I wasn’t able to make it due to my hectic lifestyle: copping for renovation, a day job, a blog, plus a family of 3 to take care of. So, Margaret went on with her project, but I didn’t get anything done… oops…. and she did a great job. See her piggy crochet bun here.

Get the free pattern and tutorial to learn how to crochet this simple and adorable Piggy Amigurumi in the shape of a Chinese Steamed Bun.

Today, I am very thankful that Margaret shares her pattern here. She wrote the pattern in English/Japanese terms, and I converted it to the US term. The pattern is easy to crochet and quick to complete. I tested Margaret’s pattern to make sure the pattern is properly converted, and the piggy amigurumi bun is just too cute not to make more. So, I ended up making two from her piggy amigurumi bun crochet pattern. If it wasn’t that I wanted to share this cute little piggy pattern with you all, I would have crocheted non-stop and created a dozen of them.

Piggy Amigurumi Crochet Bun Pattern

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This piggy amigurumi only needs a small amount of yarn in white, melon pink, and pink colors. I used the leftover yarn from my Sunburst Granny Square blanket project. A fistful of poly-fill stuffing and a pair of 6 mm safety eyes.

The crochet pattern is easy to read and follow; it is meant for beginners with some basic amigurumi experience. Stitches that you need to know are Chain, Slip Stitch, and Single Crochet. The pattern calls for a magic ring to begin the project, but you can always replace it with a chain stitch; instead of a magic ring, make two chain stitches, then make the single crochet stitches in the second chain from the hook to begin. The nose and ears are sewn onto the piggy bun body by using a tapestry needle, which is commonly done in amigurumi.

The pig bun amigurumi is not only adorable to display or use as an ornament, but I also discovered another practical application: making it into a crochet stress ball. While holding them in my hand, with the size of about 2 1/2″ in diameter, densely stuffed, I find it very suitable to act as a stress ball, which you can squeeze with your palm. If you have used a stress ball before, you will know that it will help you release some tension from your stress by compressing it. I knew it as I did quite a lot of squeezing lately. Read more on the benefits of using a stress ball.

Get the free pattern and tutorial to learn how to crochet this simple and adorable Piggy Amigurumi in the shape of a Chinese Steamed Bun.


Happy crochet!

Get the free pattern and tutorial to learn how to crochet this simple and adorable Piggy Amigurumi in the shape of a Chinese Steamed Bun.

Piggy Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Yield: 2 1/2" (D) Stuffed Piggy Bun
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: USD 1

Get the free crochet pattern to make this cute amigurumi piggy bun. Besides making it as decoration, this piggy bun is great to use as a stress ball. Try it out.

This piggy bun crochet pattern only needs a small amount of yarn in white, melon pink, and pink colors. I used the leftover yarn from my Sunburst Granny Square blanket project (here is the free crochet pattern if you are interested in crocheting a beautiful granny square blanket). A fistful of poly-fill stuffing and a pair of 6mm safety eyes.

It is a quick crochet project to make to wind down your day.


  • Baby Soft Yarn, Lion Brand, White (for the body), Melon Pink (for ears), and, Pink Lemonade or Creamsicle (for the nose)
  • Poly-fill or light color stocking for stuffing
  • 6mm safety eyes, 1 pair


  • Crochet hook, 2.5 mm
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors



(crochet terms is in American term)
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
inc: increase, 2 single crochet into 1 stitch
inv dec:  invisible decrease
slst = slip stitch


Make 2 with Melon Pink yarn
Row 1: make a magic ring, then 2 sc in it, turn
Row 2: ch, 2 sc in each dc, turn,
Row 3: ch, 1 sc in each sc,
Row 4: repeat row 3
Row 5: decrease. ch, 1 sc into 2 sc together, same for next 2 sc
Row 6: decrease. ch, 1 sc into 2 sc together.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

With Lemonade Pink or Creamsicle yarn
Row 1: Make a magic ring and 6 sc into ring.
Row 2: ch, 2 sc in each dc end with a slst.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

With white yarn. Pattern work in continuous spiral round from front to back of the piggy bun. Use a marker for each round.

Round 1: sc6 in magic ring. {6}
Round 2: [inc] around. {12}
Round 3: [sc, inc] around. {18}
Round 4: [sc 2, inc] around. {24}
Round 5: [sc 3, inc] around. {30}
Round 6: [sc 4, inc] around. {36}
Round 7: [sc 5, inc] around. {42}
Round 8: [sc 6, inc] around. {48}
Round 9 to Round 14 - sc around {48}
Sew nose and ears. Install safety eyes.
Round 15: [sc 6, inv dec] round. {42}
Round 16: [sc 5, inv dec] round. {36}
Round 17: [sc 4, inv dec] round. {30}
Round 18: [sc 3, inv dec] round. {24}
Stuff with poly-fill stuffing
Round 19: [sc 2, inv dec] round. {18}
Round 20: [sc, inv dec] round. {12}
Round 21: [inv dec] round. {6}
Fasten Off and weave in yarn end.


  1. Gather all the materials and tools needed to make this amigurumi piggy bun.
    You only need a small number of yarns for ears and nose. You may use your stashed yarns for this project.
    It is alright to use slightly different weights of yarns. A little difference in yarn weight will produce the different finished sizes of them and they could be adorable, for example, bigger or smaller ears and nose. piggy amigurumi
  2. Follow the crochet pattern to complete the ears and nose.
    Crochet the body until R14.piggy amigurumi
  3. Sew to attach the nose slightly higher than the beginning round of the body.piggy amigurumi
  4. Install the safety eyes between R8 and R9, about 4 stitches apart.piggy amigurumi
  5. Bring the yarn ends of the ear to the center by sewing them along the side using a tapestry needle.
    Repeat the same to another ear.piggy amigurumi

    Sew the centerline of the ears to the body (at R13)piggy amigurumi

    Sew the second ear to the body, with about 1 – 2 stitches gap in between 2 ears.piggy amigurumi
  6. Continue to crochet till R18, stuff the body with poly-fill or light color stockings.
    The amount of stuffing depends on how dense you want your piggy bun to be.piggy amigurumi
  7. Continue crochet to close up the body and fasten off. Hide yarn end into the body.piggy amigurumi

2 little piggy buns done.
Personally, I think the piggy bun could be great as stress ball where you could squeeze to release some tension that stressed you out!

Happy amigurumi and happy crochet!

piggy amigurumi


Tension Gauge: Not essential as long as the hook size matches the yarn weight for amigurumi.

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Wednesday 11th of June 2014

They are very cute! Thanks for the pattern! I made two in other colors. I translated the pattern to Dutch (see my blog). I hope that's ok.

Craft Passion

Friday 9th of May 2014

Hi Joycelyn, the amigurumi pattern is on the second page, you will get all the details there.

Nancy ibrahim

Monday 10th of June 2013

I'm always waiting for your new projects, it has been awhile since the secret garden, I know that it was not easy, but Plz have mercy with our passion too and send more....... The pigs are more than great thanks for you and your friend too...

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Monday 10th of June 2013

I am picking up on the speed, have another mega project to complete (my son's Road Runner quilt). Since I have completed my house moving, I will be doing some quick and easy projects soon. Thank you for the patient in waiting for the new project.... :)

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