The pattern is by Cross Patch. I've got no idea who designed the fat quarter as it was selvedge-less. I had an urge to sew and, coincidentally it was an empty Sunday so off I went.
The pattern was quite good, other than it didn't give any instructions at all for making the nose! As you can see in the photo above, the snout is rounded, but pigs have a flat nose and the pig in the photo had a flat nose. There was even a template to cut his nose out of felt. I wung it and it was fine.
The eyes are embroidered on, I'm not that happy with them, but you can barely see them as the ears flop over the top all the time anyway. Another thing overlooked by the pattern designer is a tail and I didn't think to add one in. This could be a Manx pig.
There is supposed to be a yo-yo on his bum somewhere, but having made the yo-yo as instructed, I thought it looked silly on his bum so I left it off. It was my first ever yo-yo. And my last. Don't like them.
I used a Tilda fabric to line the basket in mum's other favourite colour. She's going to use it when she's beadweaving to catch all the bits of beading thread that get cut off. She also said she'd use it for keeping her scissors in after finding a small collection down the side of the sofa cushion.
He's weighed down with aquarium gravel so sits very sturdily and securely on a table top, waiting for bits of loose thread. At the end of the pattern I was instructed to sew the basket tabs to the bottom of the rabbit's feet. Good job I didn't get confused and go and sew up a rabbit...
If you are a pattern designer, can I suggest proof-readers??