The question… which came first, the chicken or the egg?… is a debate best left for scholars, BUT, I can answer this question… which came first, the Pig Pull Toy (aka Pulled Pork) or this Little Piggy Applique Block?… and the answer is… the applique. I did a series of 4 barnyard animals for another project, and when the time came to make a pull toy for Little Guy’s 1st birthday, I immediately thought of this applique. I simply had to enlarge the pattern and cut it out of wood. Like all of our appliques, it was designed to fit on a 6″ x 6″ block, but it can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. Bet you can think of someplace to put this Little Piggy, right? Enjoy!
The pattern for the Little Piggy Applique Block can be found HERE.
The tutorial on How to Enlarge and Reduce can be found HERE.
The tutorial on How to Cut Out Felt can be found HERE.
The Stitching Glossary can be found HERE.
DIRECTIONS – Refer to pattern and photo for applique placements and cutting instructions.
Make a copy of the pattern.
Cut out felt. Transfer any embroidery markings.
Using a blanket stitch, sew body to block using 3 strands floss.
Using a blanket stitch at the top and bottom of pig and a running stitch on either side of the stripe, sew stripe to body using 3 strands floss.
Using a blanket stitch, sew rear leg to pig using 3 strands floss.
Using a running stitch, sew ear to pig using 2 strands floss.
Using a blanket stitch, sew front leg to pig using 3 strands floss.
Using a stem stitch, embroider tail using 6 strands floss.
French knot an eye using 6 strands floss.
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