FROGS HAPPEN CROCHET PATTERN
A fun little guy, he works up quick and easy!
This is the first pattern I am posting to my new blog. Yeah!!! Of course, with a name like Frog Hooker, it had to be a frog.
This pattern contains small parts. If you are making this for a younger child please embroider or needle felt the eyes, and sew pieces on extra firm.
This pattern is written in US terminology.
– Worsted weight yarn. I used I Love This Yarn (from Hobby Lobby) in Jelly Bean
– 4mm hook
– 12mm cat safety eyes (Not for children under 3. If you are making this for a smaller child please embroider or needle felt the eyes on)
– Doll making needle (or whatever needle you like to sew your pieces together)
This pattern can be worked up in different sizes. I used size 10 thread, and a 2.2 mm hook for the little guy, and did a simple embroidery knot for the eyes. The big guy in autumn colors, was done in a 6.5mm hook (the skein calls for an 8mm) in Bernat Viva, in the color, Rust. He has 15mm safety eyes. The sparkly green frog was done with a 3.75mm hook, in Yarn Bee Fetching, in the color, Emeraux. His eyes are needle felted.
You can use any yarn you like, simply use a hook 1 to 2 sizes smaller than the recommended hook for your skein.
Gauge is not important for this pattern. Just make sure it’s tight so your fiberfill doesn’t show through your stitches. If you are a loose hooker, you might want to go down an additional hook size to compensate for this.
ABREVIATIONS USED FOR THIS PATTERN
R= round, or row
Mc= magic circle
Sc= single crochet
Sc2tog= single crochet two together
FO= finish off
FLO= front loop only
Sl st= slip stitch
NOW FOR THE FUN PART…..
– Working in continuous rounds for head and body.
– Use stitch marker to keep track of rounds.
– Use invisible decreases throughout (my You Tube tutorial can be found here)
HEAD & BODY
R 1- 4 sc into MC (4)
R 2- (2 sc into each st) around (8)
R 3- (1 sc into the next st, 2 sc into the next) around (12)
R 4 & 5- (sc in ea st) around (12)
R 6- (sc2tog) six times (6)
R 7- (2 sc in ea st) around (12)
R 8- (1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next) around (18)
R 9 – R 11- (sc in ea st) around (18)
If you are using safety eyes, now’s the time to insert them. It’s a tight fit for this pattern, and the eyes being squeezed in there actually helps to shape the head. Make sure they are positioned correctly before securing the backs, they are a B to remove.
Now is also the time to go ahead and stuff the head, it can be a little hard to get in there after this point.
R 12- (sc2tog) nine times (9)
R 13- sc in first 6 sc, sc2tog, sc in last st (8)
Stuff the rest of the body
R 14- (sc2tog) four times (4)
This should leave a small froggie tail stump.
FO, leave long tail for closing and shaping.
HIND LEGS (make 2)
– Starting with long tail to use when sewing to body
– Begin working in a continuous round
R 1- sc 4 into MC (4)
R 2- (sc 2 into ea st) around (8)
R 3- (sc into ea st) around (8)
R 4- (sc2tog) four times (4)
R 5- flatten and close with 2 sc (2)
R 6- ch 1, turn, sc in FLO in next 2 sc (2)
R 7- ch 2, turn, sl st in first sc, ch 3, sl st in last sc, ch 2, sl st again in last sc.
FO. Flatten thighs against body and sew in place, making sure feet face nicely forward and flat on a surface.
FRONT FEET (make 2)
– Holding the frog belly up with his nose towards you, insert hook through stitches 2 rows down from the neck.
– Locate the middle five stitches, pick up your sc for leg one through stitch 1 and 2, and the stitches for your second leg through stitches 4 and 5. Leave the middle stitch unworked.
R 1- Picking up sts, make 2 sc.
R 2- ch 1, turn, sc in FLO in next 2 sc (2)
R 3- ch 2, turn, sl st in first sc, ch 3, sl st in last sc, ch 2, sl st again in last sc.
Finished your frog? Hop on over to my Facebook group (Frog Hooker Crochet Colony) and share a picture. We would love to see it!
Design by Rachel Hilz. Please do not copy or sell this pattern. You are more than welcome to do whatever you wish with your final piece, but please link back to my pattern if selling online.
Love & Light,
The Frog Hooker