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Guineacorn and Pigasus | Free Crochet Pattern

The guineacorn, the magical guinea pig of class myth, was inspired by my three Skinny Pigs (hairless guinea pigs), Podrick, Hamo, and Scooter. They beg for treats and wheek at people as they walk by, and they totally rule the house.

Hamo and his guineacorn friends.

I cave in and give the piggies carrots more than I would like to admit. They get one on the evenings my husband I play Diablo III after my kids go to bed, because I’m such a sucker.

Naturally, they have learned to opening music for the game and the chorus of “WHEEK! WHEEK! WHEEK!” starts before I can pick up a controller.

It was on one of these wheek-filled evenings combined with the unicorn pet in the game that inspired a magical guineacorn.


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Guineacorn and Pigasus Pattern

Pattern written in US terms with Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.

Easy pattern.  Need to have knowledge of chains (ch)s, single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), slip stitch (sl st), increases and decreases, and amigurumi part attachment

Supplies

  • Red Heart Super Saver yarn, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 364 yds/7 oz/198 g, White (WHT) < 1 ball, Light Pink (PNK) < 1 ball, Lemon (LMN) < 1 ball for unicorn only.
  • Furls Odyssey G (4.25 mm) hook
  • Two 15 mm solid black safety eyes
  • Poly-fil stuffing
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch markers (optional)

Measurements

7 inches long x 4 inches wide x 4 inches tall

Pattern Notes

  • reposition pieces if necessary.
  • No color changes are provided. Change colors as desired for patches or markings.

Pattern Stitches

  • Single Crochet 3 together – sc3tog – [Insert hook into next st, pull up a loop] 3 times, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.
  • Back Stitch:  Insert needle from back of piece, draw down through next hold, draw up through next hole, draw back down through previous hole.

Instructions

Head/Body

With WHT, Ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: [sc, inc] 3 times. (9)       

Rnd 3: [2 sc, inc] 3 times. (12)

Rnd 4: [3 sc, inc] 3 times. (15)

Rnd 5: [4 sc, inc] 3 times. (18)

Rnd 6: [5 sc, inc] 3 times. (21)

Rnd 7: [6 sc, inc] 3 times. (24)

Rnd 8: [7 sc, inc] 3 times. (27)

Rnd 9: [8 sc, inc] 3 times. (30)

Rnd 10-12: Sc evenly around. (30)

Rnd 13: 9 sc, [inc, 2 sc] 4 times, 9 sc. (34)

Rnd 14: 9 sc, inc 3 times, 9 sc, inc 3 times, 10 sc. (40)

Rnd 15: 12 sc, inc 3 times, 9 sc, inc 3 times, 13 sc. (46)

Rnds 16-17: Sc evenly around. (46)

Rnd 18: 14 sc, sc3tog (see Pattern Stitches), 12 sc, sc3tog, 14 sc. (42) 

Rnd 19: sc, dec, 4 sc, dec, 4 sc, sc3tog, 2 sc, dec, 3 sc, dec, 2 sc, sc3tog, 4 sc, dec, 4 sc, dec. (32)

Rnd 20: Sc evenly around. (32)

Set on table with front leg stumps facing down. Attach safety eyes between rounds 8 and 9, about 8 stitches apart. Optional: Position off-center to make head appear tilted. 

Stuff head.

Rnd 21: [7 sc, inc] 4 times. (36)

Rnd 22: [8 sc, inc] 4 times. (40)

Rnds 23-28: Sc evenly around. (40)

Rnd 29: [9 sc, inc] 4 times. (44)

Rnds 30-32: Sc evenly around. (44)

Rnd 33: [10 sc, inc] 4 times. (48)

Stuff leg stumps and shoulders.

Rnds 34-35: Sc evenly around. (48)

Rnd 36: [4 sc, dec] 8 times. (40)

Rnd 37: [3 sc, dec] 8 times. (32)

Rnd 38: [2 sc, dec] 8 times. (24)

Finish stuffing body.

Rnd 39: [sc, dec] 8 times. (16)

Rnd 40: 8 dec. (8)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through back loops of remaining 8 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Right Ear

With PNK, Ch 2.

Row 1: (WS) 6 sc in second ch from hook.  Turn. (6)

Row 2: (RS) Ch 3, dc in same st, dc inc, sc inc, [dc inc] 3 times. (10 dc, 2 sc)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. 

Left Ear

With PNK, Ch 2.

Row 1: (WS) 6 sc in second ch from hook. Turn. (6)

Row 2: (RS) Ch 3, dc in same st, [dc inc] twice, sc inc, [dc inc] twice. (10 dc, 2 sc)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Attach ears to head 4 rounds behind eyes and 4 stitches apart. Attach in straight line along the round, do not curve. Smaller end of ear should be on the inside, RS facing forward. Bend ends over slightly to add “flop.”

Front Feet

(Make 2)

With PNK, Ch 2.

Rnd 1: (RS) 5 sc in second ch from hook. (5)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (10)

Rnd 3: [Ch 3, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st in next st, ch 3, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st in same st] twice. (4 toes)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Turn feet over so that RS facing down. Curls toes downward. Lay round part of foot on the stump of the front leg, toes pointed straight forward. Using tail and needle, sew around foot flat onto leg stump. Sew under toes so that they remain unattached to the leg stump.

Hind Feet

(Make 2)

With PNK, Ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnds 2-7: Sc evenly around. (6)

Do not stuff. Bind off, leaving long tail for sewing. Thread needle through back loops of all 6 sts and pull tight to close.

Set body on table, front feet facing down. Set back feet next to body, lined up with Round 35 (last round before decreases). They will be at a slight angle outward. Pin into place. Sew to body using tail. Leave last 2 rounds of foot unattached to body.

Right Wing

With WHT, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Fold in half.  Working through both stitches, work 9 sts in a half circle.

Row 1: (RS) Ch 10, hdc in third ch from hook, 7 hdc down ch, sl st in next st, ch 8, hdc in third ch from hook, 5 hdc down ch, sl st in next st, [ch 7, hdc in third ch from hook, 4 hdc down ch, sl st in next st] twice, ch 5, hdc in third ch from hook, 2 hdc down ch, sl st in next st, ch 3, hdc in third ch from hook, sl st in next st, 3 sc.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Left Wing

With WHT, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: [inc] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Fold in half.  Working through both stitches, you now have 9 sts around a half circle.

Row 1: (RS) Ch 1, 3 sc, ch 3, hdc in third ch from hook, sl st in next st, ch 5, hdc in third ch from hook, 2 hdc down ch, sl st in next st, [ch 7, hdc in third ch from hook, 4 hdc down ch, sl st in next st] twice, ch 8, hdc in third ch from hook, 5 hdc down ch, sl st in next st, ch 10, hdc in third ch from hook, 7 hdc down ch, sl st in next st.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Attach wings to body at Round 19, four stitches apart. Sew all three sc stitches to the body, RS facing forward.

Here is a video tutorial for the wings:

Horn

With LMN, Ch 2.

Rnd 1: 4 sc in second ch from hook. (4)

Rnd 2: Sc evenly around. (4)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] twice. (6)

Rnd 4: Sc evenly around. (6)

Rnd 5: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnd 6: Sc evenly around. (8)

Rnd 7: [3 sc, inc] twice. (10)

Rnds 8-9: Sc evenly around.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Using needle and a strand of PNK, stitch a spiral around the horn using the back stitch (see Pattern Stitches). 

Stuff lightly.

Sew horn to forehead in front of ears, centered between ears.

Nose

Using needle and PNK, start at center point. Sew a “V” upward, pointed toward eyes. Repeat so nose is two strands thick. Thread yarn backup through starting point and sew one line straight down about 2 stitch lengths. Bind off and weave in ends.

Weave in all attachment ends when parts are positioned as desired.


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Unicorn guinea pig and Pegasus guinea pig, the guineacorn and pigasus are a free amigurumi crochet pattern. An easy pattern, with realistic shaping. Adorable guineacorn makes a great gift for cavy lovers of all ages.
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