This adorable pig amigurumi is knit out of fingering weight yarn, and is a great project for using up your sock yarn scraps.
Beginning with the head, each part of the body is created by picking up stitches as you go with a crochet hook, and then knitted on double pointed needles. This little pig even has an adorable i-cord tail.
Even though the pattern calls for fingering weight yarn, this pig can be knit in any size yarn you wish (worsted, for example). Just make sure that you choose needles that are a size or two smaller than recommended for your yarn, to make sure that you create a nice, tight fabric.
While the pattern is recommended for intermediate knitters, beginning knitters should be able to knit it as well. The pattern requires the following techniques: increasing and decreasing, knitting on double pointed needles, knitting i-cords, and picking up stitches.