The story of these piggy bun amigurumi began in October ….. It was supposed to be a challenge between my friend (Margaret) and I, where each of us needs to come out a craft to make these cute little piggy buns (a picture inspired from the dim sum that I dined in).
We set a deadline but I wasn’t able to make it due to my extremely busy lifestyle; copping for renovation, a day job, an updated high traffic blog (thank you, without you seeing this, it ain’t going to be), plus a family of 3 to take care of. So, Margaret went on with her project but I didn’t get anything done… woooppppsss…. and she did a great job, see her piggy bun here.
Today, I am very thankful that Margaret shares her pattern here. She wrote the pattern in English/Japanese term and I converted it to US term. The pattern is easy to read and make, it is meant for beginners with some experiences in amigurumi. I ended up making 2 from her piggy bun amigurumi pattern.
The piggy bun amigurumi is not only cute to display or become one of your ornaments, but I also found out one functional purpose of it. While holding them on 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 it with your palm. If you have used a stress ball before, you will know that it is going to help you to release some tensions of your stress by squeezing it. I knew it as I did quite a lot of squeezing lately.
OK, Margaret, I still owe you mine, sorry that I can’t make it on the deadline we have set but will definitely do it. This day is going to arrive soon as my renovation has come to an end and I am almost settling down in my new house. Stay tuned for my craft on these little piggy buns!
Tools and materials needed. You only need a small number of yarns for ears and nose, where you can search them from your stash. A little different in yarn weight is not a problem as they only affect the finished size of them, for example, bigger or smaller ears and nose could be more adorable, so don’t let the limitation stop you from creating.