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Oink ~ Free Pattern

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

After an overwhelmingly positive response for the Oink preview and for adding wings….. here he is! This project is so fast to work up you will barely blink an eye and a pig will be flying around your house. I promise.

Oink’s body has a Hi Bounce Pink Ball inside but it is optional. You could also use fiberfill for stuffing instead of the ball. The ball inside is fun though. Here is a link to purchase the Hi Bounce Pinky Ball.

Here is some information you might like to know:


Finished Measurements:

3 ½ inches tall by 2 ½ inches wide


Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 160 yards/100 grams), 1 hank each in Watermelon #7512, Popsicle #7501 and Igloo #7517 (optional for the wings only)


US size 5 double pointed needles, set of 4 or size to obtain gauge


Yarn needle


Tape measure or ruler

Polyester fiberfill (small amount)

Hi-Bounce Pinky Ball (optional and available on Amazon.com)

Black embroidery floss

Stitch marker


6 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch


Pigs really do fly! Well, this one does at least.

Have fun and hopefully Oink will bring some smiles to you and those around you.

Click here for the Ravelry project page for Oink!

Click here to download the free pattern for Oink!

37 Responses to “Oink ~ Free Pattern”

  1. April 8, 2011 at 12:04 pm Peggy says:

    ADORABLE!!! I just want to hold this little oink in the palm of my hand asap. Thanks, Susan, for the free pattern – can’t wait to get started.

    • May 18, 2011 at 7:47 pm Beth Allen says:

      I really love all of your patterns, flying pig is adorable. I have your book ‘Itty-Bitty toys – which I use so very often. I love the patterns, but also love ths spiral binding – all craft books should have a spiral binding!!!!!!!!
      Thank you for the beautiful patterns that you share – I first discovered you through the Wool Shack in Perth Western Australia, a super company who have great fibres and patterns.Cheers Beth from Jindera.

  2. April 8, 2011 at 12:24 pm Ellen L Bishop says:

    Susan, noticed the link is for the 2.25″ party size ball. Is this size better than the 2.5″ size? My grandkids are going to love this pig!

    • April 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm sanderson says:

      let me check that. the usual link i used before is no longer there. hmmmm….. i’ll come back.

    • April 8, 2011 at 12:46 pm sanderson says:

      found my old link and changed it to the one I used. thank you!!!

  3. April 8, 2011 at 12:53 pm gynnab says:

    LOVE, Love, Love!!!! going to the top of my list!

    Thanks Susan!

  4. April 8, 2011 at 1:07 pm Julie says:

    Boy, that turned out to be really cute! I love the wings! Tanknit99

  5. April 8, 2011 at 2:17 pm Lori says:

    Super cute – can hardly wait to get started – thanks Susan!!!

  6. April 8, 2011 at 2:49 pm WoolyKnitsNBits says:

    I have never knitted a toy before but this little pig will change that! He is just so sweet. I will print and cast on right now! Thanks so much!

  7. April 8, 2011 at 4:12 pm Kanani says:

    This little piggy flew to the market! I am so glad that you decided on wings. It reminds me the the screensaver from years back that had flying toasters and flying pigs. Adorable – you have out done yourself!

  8. April 8, 2011 at 5:50 pm littlemisseclectic says:

    The wings are just perfect. I am so glad you added them.

  9. April 8, 2011 at 5:51 pm Sara says:

    Totally adorable! Thanks for this pattern. I can’t wait to make my own.

  10. April 8, 2011 at 9:07 pm Olof says:

    Love! Will have to knit it some time. Have to put it in the never ending queue on Ravelry.

  11. April 8, 2011 at 10:38 pm Wendy Hanson says:

    love this pig!

  12. April 8, 2011 at 11:38 pm Lucy says:

    Lovely lovely pig!

  13. April 9, 2011 at 12:06 pm karen says:

    Words cannot express how much I love this pattern. I will definitely be making at least one.

  14. April 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm Laurie says:

    Thanks again, Susan! I’ll be making this for my Cincinnati grands…as Cincy is famous for it’s flying pigs! Also…Hi Bounce Pinky balls are available in World Market stores.

  15. April 10, 2011 at 12:32 am Terrie says:

    Oink turned out so cute with the wings! Thank you for the pattern :)

  16. April 11, 2011 at 5:44 am Wendy says:

    OOO – another flying piggy to sit on my computer at work. Mine might have to be blue though – coz blue pigs fly backwards in square circles LOL. ;-)

  17. April 15, 2011 at 9:06 am Christine says:

    How perfect – the Flying Pig Marathon takes place here (Cincinnati) next weekend. My friends who are running are getting this!

  18. April 23, 2011 at 7:37 pm marilyn says:

    Hi, what a cute pig, any chance of a pattern for two needles please? cheers, Marilyn

  19. April 27, 2011 at 10:13 am KnitSteve says:

    Absolutely charming! :)

  20. May 1, 2011 at 8:40 pm joy says:

    Adorable! I bought the suggested yarn and can’t wait to make it!

  21. May 5, 2011 at 12:00 am Jo HALL says:

    That is just sooo cute. Thank you for the pattern – boredom has really set in with recovery from a broken leg and right ring finger surgery. Knitting has only been carefully possible for about 10 days so this little cuty will certainly cheer me up.

  22. May 6, 2011 at 7:44 am charla says:

    This is adorable! I gotta make one!

  23. May 14, 2011 at 8:12 am Karen says:

    Love Love Love this, my daughter who is 26 adores flying pigs, Thank-you so much. I can’t wait to do it.

  24. June 22, 2011 at 5:40 pm Odahingum says:

    This is just too cute!!!! I’m really going to have to try this out. lol

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  25. July 24, 2011 at 9:13 pm erin says:

    so inspiring!

  26. July 31, 2011 at 12:26 am Theophanie says:

    I love this! This will make such a great gift.

  27. July 31, 2011 at 8:07 am Anika says:

    Love this little piggy! Thanks for the tutorial, I will post it in my blog to share :-)

  28. November 24, 2011 at 10:47 pm Dianna Salvaggio says:

    Truly great site thank you so much for your time in publishing the posts for all of us to learn about.

  29. December 30, 2011 at 1:52 pm Karli says:

    Will someone make this and sell it to me?! I tried knitting before and its just not my forte (i’m a baker :P )

  30. December 30, 2011 at 4:48 pm Rebekah says:

    This would be a great job. I just wish I knew how to knitting. Would anyone be willing to make one and sell it?