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Saturday, August 25, 2007

"Piggy Bank"

I am actually surprised anyone would want this, but... Hey. Maybe if you have better luck with some different eyes... I guess it could be kinda cute in a 'Spongebob Squarepants' kinda way, or some of those new weird looking cartoons they have out now... :p
Anyway~~ This is where you put the money in (this picture didn't finish loading... woops...)

And this is the size can I used. A Folgers 11.5 oz coffee can. Now for the pattern:
"Piggy Bank"
Worsted weight yarn, pink (I had an 8 oz skein of Red Heart- I did not use the whole thing), small amount white and smaller amount black (if crocheting the eyes). Also, dark pink or black to backstitch the 'nostrils' onto the pig snout. Alternately, for the eyes, you could use some huge googly eyes, if you wanted... or felt... (Maybe it wouldn't look so *scary* then LOL!) :p
G (4.5 mm) hook
11.5 oz. (or thereabouts) coffee can
Tapestry needle to sew on snout and/or eyes
Ch 9. Skip 1st ch. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (8 sc)
Row 2: 2 sc in 1st sc. Sc in each sc across to last sc. 2 sc in last sc. (10 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Row 3-5: Repeat row 2. (12 sc, 14 sc, and 16 sc).
Row 6: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 7: Rep row 2. (18 sc)
Row 8: Rep row 6.
Row 9: Sc in next 6 sc. Ch 6. Skip 6 sc. Sc in next 6 sc. (12 sc, 6 chs.) Ch 1, turn. (This is the opening for the coins to go in...)
Row 10: Sc in next 6 sc. Sc in next 6 chains. Sc in last 6 sc. (18 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Row 11: Sc dec over 1st 2 sc. Sc in each sc across to last 2 sc. Sc dec over last 2 sc. (16 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Row 12& 13: Rep row 11. (14 sc, 12 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 14: Sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 15& 16: Rep row 11. (10 sc, 8 sc) Do not ch 1 and turn at end of row 16. Do not fasten off. Ch 1. Sc evenly around edge of circle. Join. I had 16 sc on each "side", and 8 sc on each "end"= Total of 48 sc all around. Now, you may want to add another row of sc around, here. I didn't for mine and it was a little snug. (I probably wouldn't add two rows, though.) My lid section measured 4" across. Fasten off.
Join yarn (in back loop only for this round). Sc in each loop around. (48 sc)
Rnd 2: *2 sc in 1st sc. Sc in next 7 sc. Rep from * around, ending w/ 2sc in last sc. (56 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc. Join.
Rnd 4-24: Rep row 3. At end of row 24, *this is optional*: Do not fasten off. Ch 1, and sc backwards in each sc around. Fasten off. (Otherwise, just fasten off at end of row 24.)
Ears (make 2):
Ch 8. Sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc 1st 2 sc together. Sc in next 3 sc. Sc last 2 sc together. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Repeat row 2.
Row 5: Sc 1st 2sc together. Sc in next sc. Sc last 2 together. Ch 1, turn.
Row 6: Rep row 2.
Row 7: Sc all 3 sc together. Fasten off.
Join yarn in 1st sc on either side, ch 1, sc backwards all around top two sides of pig ears. Fasten off, leaving a long length so you can sew it onto top of piggy bank.
Snout
(Do not join at end of rounds for the snout)
Ch 2. (Or alternately, if you know how to do a "magic ring", you could do that; to avoid the 'hole'.)
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (or in ring).
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: *2sc in 1st sc. Sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4: *2 sc in 1st sc. Sc in next 2 sc. Rep from * around. (24 sc). Now you may join to 1st sc, and fasten off.
Join yarn in any sc (in back loops only for this round.) Sc in each sc around. (You are joining rounds now.)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join.
Rnd 3: *Sc 2 sc together. Sc in next 5 sc. Rep from * aourn, w/ 2 sc in last 2 sc. (19 sc). Join.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join. Fasten off, leaving a long length to sew snout to 'head'. Stuff to desired amount. Sew onto front of head, using the photo as a guide. (I like to put the cozy on the can, then sew on the things, it makes it easier for me, anyway....)
Eyes (Make 2)
With white, ch 2 (or alternately, again, you could do a 'magic ring'). 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (or in ring). (Do not join at ends of round for the eyes...)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st sc. Sc in next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Sc in last 2 sc. (8 sc)
Rnd 3: 3 sc in 1st sc. Sc in next 3 sc. 3 sc in next sc. Sc in next 3 sc.(12 sc).
Ch 1, and sc backwards all around eye. Fastend off, leaving a long length to sew on with.
Pupils
With black, ch 2. 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.. Fasten off, leaving a long lenght to sew onto eye.
Finishing: Sew pupils onto eyes. Sew eyes onto head. You can use the photo as a guide, or eyeball it (LOL I crack myself up....) Ha ha ha...
Sew ears onto top of cozy. I sewed them right in front of the 'slot' part, and tried to kind of curve them to look like a pig ear (?). Don't forget to cut a slot in your coffee can and line up the two holes. Have Fun! (Oink, oink...) (Oh I'm in a mood today...) :P
I forgot to add: This pattern has not been tested. This is the only one I have made. So if you come across any problems, let me know. :)


10 Comments:

  • Thanks for sharing your pattern. I would like to use your pattern for charity.

    My older sister just got diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. She is a Basal Cell Carcinoma (skin cancer) survivor.

    I will make several of these to sell, with 100%-my cost of supplies going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, as I am participating in the Flying Pig 1/2 marathon in Cincinnati in May.

    pages.teamintraining.org/soh/flypig09/eengland

    By Blogger Lainey, at 12:37 PM  

  • I'm not sure why you'd be surprised. My grandkids and great grandkids love this bank. Thank you. Great idea.

    By Blogger Vera, at 7:35 PM  

  • You're bank is so cute! It would make a cute canister set for the kitchen. I think I'll hide my "bank" in the bathroom so burglars will think it's toilet paper.

    By Blogger lyndaleen, at 1:07 PM  

  • I have a friend in Arkansas. They are all about Razorback football. I am going to do this in red, white, and black and give it some tusks and I know they will love it.

    By Blogger Andrea Jaume, at 6:54 PM  

  • I have a friend in Arkansas. They are all about Razorback football. I am going to do this in red, white, and black and give it some tusks and I know they will love it.

    By Blogger Andrea Jaume, at 6:54 PM  

  • Love your bank idea. I changed mine up a little for the grandkids. I turned the can on its side and put the snout on one end. I cut the hole in the side of the can and moved the money slot to here. I then installed a zipper going around one end for ease in getting their money out to take to the bank (this end has the lid). I gave the pig a large corkscrew tail using very tight single crochet to make it curl. I crocheted over four large vitamin jar lids and attached them for legs. It think it came out great this way. Your idea can also be adapted to create other animals too. Thanks for the great pattern you gave me to do this.

    By Blogger Pallie Spadafino, at 10:53 PM  

  • Do you have any pics? I would love to see it.

    By Blogger Toni Compton, at 8:51 PM  

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    By Blogger Toni Compton, at 8:53 PM  

  • What other animals are you thinking about doing?

    By Blogger Toni Compton, at 9:01 PM  

  • Uh-oh, You're going to make me dig out those coffee jars and get busy. I'll probably attempt a giraffe and an elephant. I'll have to use stuffing to help with any trunks, ears, etc. I still love your piggy, and I love the gal who wants to make these for charity. I send prayers for her sister.

    By Blogger lyndaleen, at 1:23 AM  

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