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Baby Blue Pig
Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend
Pattern Number: L10407 Knitted flat and seamed together, you can make this animal friend and create a cuddly toy zoo for the playful child in your life.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

5400-507 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Winter Sky

Powder blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 5 [3.75 mm]
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing
GAUGE:
20 sts + 28 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
1. Pig is knit in one piece then stuffed and seamed.
2. Ears and Tail are knit separately and sewn to Pig.
3. A diagram is provided to clarify construction.


INSTRUCTIONS



PIG
First Side
Note: First side is worked from bottom of legs up to head.
Rear Leg
Cast on 7 sts.
Rows 1-3: Knit.
Row 4 (WS): Purl.
Sl these sts to a holder.
Front Leg
Work as for rear leg, but do not place sts on a holder.
Row 5 (RS): Knit across front leg sts, cast on 5 sts, with RS of rear leg facing, knit 7 sts of back leg from holder - 19 sts at the end of this row.
Body
Rows 6-12: Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
Shape Head and Snout
Row 13: Cast on 3 sts, k these cast-on sts, k to end of row - 22 sts at the end of this row.
Row 14 and all WS Rows: Purl.
Row 15: K1, M1, k to end - 23 sts at the end of this row.
Row 17: Rep Row 13 - 26 sts.
Row 19: K14, sl rem 12 sts to a holder for body - 14 sts rem for head.
Row 20: Purl 14 head sts.
Row 21: Bind off 3 sts, k to end - 11 sts at the end of this row.
Row 23: K1, ssk, k to end - 10 sts at the end of this row.
Row 25: Knit.
Second Side
Note: Second side is worked from head down to bottom of legs.
Shape Second Side of Head and Snout
Rows 27 and 29: Knit.
Row 31: K1, M1, k to end - 11 sts at the end of this row.
Row 33: Cast on 3 sts, k these cast-on sts, k to end of row - 14 sts at the end of this row.



Join First and Second Sides
Fold piece across Row 27 for top of head.
Row 35: K 14, then k across 12 body sts on holder - 26 sts at the end of this row.
Shape Second Side of Head and Snout
Row 37: Bind off 3 sts, k to end - 23 sts at the end of this row.
Row 39: K1, ssk, k to end - 22 sts at the end of this row.
Row 41: Rep Row 37 - 19 sts at the end of this row.
Row 43,45, and 47: Knit.
Divide for Legs
Row 49: K7 for front leg, bind off 5 sts, k7 for rear leg.
Working over 7 sts of rear leg only, p 1 row, then k 3 rows.
Bind off 7 rear leg sts.
Front Leg
From WS, rejoin yarn to 7 sts of front leg and work as for rear leg.



EARS (make 2)
Cast on 3 sts.
Rows 1-3: Beg with a WS row, work in St st for 3 rows.
Row 4 (RS): K3 tog - 1 st rem.
Fasten off.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.



TAIL
Cast on 12 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through sts on needle, then pull gently to make curly tail.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.



FINISHING
Beg at back of body, seam first and second sides of body, legs and head.

Stuff lightly before sewing closed.
Using yarn tails, sew on Ears and Tail.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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