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#1 KristieMN

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 03:40 PM

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This little guy is inspired by some of the japanese patterns I have seen.
Please let me know if you find an error in the pattern, as this has not yet been tested.
Enjoy!!


Bigger Frog

Frog measures about 9 ½ inches tall!

Supplies needed:
G Hook
Small amounts of WW yarn
Stitch marker or safety pin
Buttons for eyes (optional)

Terms used
Sc = single crochet
Sc-dec = single crochet decrease over 2 stitches
Ch = chain
FO = Finish off, or Fasten off

Please note!!!

The frog is done in a continous spiral.(unless other wise noted) I would suggest using a stitch marker or a safety pin to mark your place
Another tip: when you start the body, you will be working from the bottom up. If after a few rounds, there is holes in the bottom, you can use the beginning tail to sew them shut a bit.
I get asked, why doesn’t my “ --------------†(fill in the blank) look like yours??
One of the easiest things to do, pin before sewing. I make up the entire head, and eyes first. Using sewing straight pins (or longer needles) pin the eyes onto the head. Make sure you like where they are first before sewing. Play around with the placement to see what you like. Do this will all your work. It will make a huge difference!

Head
Ch 2
1) 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook
2) 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
3) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (18 sc)
4) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc) repeat around (24 sc)
5) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc) repeat around (30 sc)
6) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc) repeat around (36 sc)
7-10) sc in each sc around
11) (sc-dec, sc in next 3 sc’s) repeat around, sc in last sc (29 sc)
12) (sc-dec, sc in next 2 sc’s) repeat around, sc in last sc (22sc)
13) (sc-dec, sc in next sc) repeat around, sc in last sc (15 sc)
Slip stitch to the next sc,and FO leaving longer tail for sewing

Eyes (make 2)
Ch 2,
1) 4 sc in 2nd chain from hook.
2) 2 sc in each sc. (8 sc)
3) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat (12 sc)
4) sc in each sc around
Slip stitch to the next sc,and FO leaving longer tail for sewing
Sew buttons into eyes, pulling slightly. (this makes them indent a bit)
Sew eyes onto head.
Embroider on smile. (I simpy ran a small piece of yarn over a few stitches and tied the ends together inside the head.
Stuff head.

Body
Chain 5 with contrast yarn
1) 2 sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in last chain. Working along underside of chains, sc in next 2 sc, sc in last chain. (also is the first chain you 2 sc’d in) (10 sc)
2) 2 sc in each sc around (20 sc)
3) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (30 sc)
If after a few rounds, there is holes in the bottom, you can use the beginning tail to sew them shut a bit.
4-15) sc in each sc around
16) (sc-dec, sc in next 4 sc) (25 sc)
17) (sc-dec, sc in next 3 sc) (20 sc)
18) (sc-dec, sc in next 2 sc) (15 sc)
Slip stitch to next sc
FO
Stuff body
Sew body to head

Arms (make 2)
Chain 2 with contrast yarn
1) 5 sc in 2nd chain from hook
2) 2 sc in each sc around (10 sc)
3) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (15 sc)
4) sc in each sc around
5) (sc-dec, sc in next sc)
SWITCH to main color
6-16) sc in each sc around.
Around row 9 or so, it is easiest if you stuff bottom of arm (hand) firmly
After row 16, slp st to next sc
FO leaving long tail for sewing.
Stuff arm lightly
Sew arms to frog

Legs (make 2)

Chain 2 with contrast yarn
1) 5 sc in 2nd chain from hook
2) 2 sc in each sc around (10 sc)
3) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (15 sc)
4) sc in each sc around
5) (sc-dec, sc in next sc)
SWITCH to main color
6-18) sc in each sc around.
Around row 9 or so, it is easiest if you stuff bottom of leg (foot) firmly
After row 18, slp st to next sc
FO leaving long tail for sewing.
Stuff leg lightly
Sew legs to frog
You are done!
Enjoy!





#2 cl2134

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 03:47 PM

Kristen,
I love the big frog and thanks for the pattern. Here is another one to add to my wip's! :clap :cheer

Thanks!

#3 danileo

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 04:18 PM

He's great! Thank you!
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Posted 24 July 2006 - 04:26 PM

Fun!
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Posted 24 July 2006 - 04:35 PM

He's so cute! I'll have to make one for my mom. She collects frogs. Thanks for the pattern.

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 10:29 PM

Very Cool- reminds me of the Frog & Toad books.
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Posted 25 July 2006 - 12:38 PM

Kristie you are the most generous person to share your patterns with all of us. What a doll and with explanations too. Thanks you a lot
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Posted 25 July 2006 - 01:00 PM

How cute he is!!! Thanks for sharing!:hook
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Posted 25 July 2006 - 01:11 PM

Toad-ally Cute! Thanks so much for sharing your patterns with us. :frog

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 03:40 PM

really quite a gentlemen...thank you

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#11 yarncat

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 08:13 AM

Cool!Now we can make frog families!!Thanks for the pattern.:hook

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 08:33 AM

Well, of course you know, I will have to make one of those!:yes lol

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 02:44 PM

Too cute! Thanks for always sharing your wonderful patterns. My son will love this!

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 03:44 AM

:cheer How cute, I just love frogs.
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Posted 17 December 2006 - 09:08 AM

Awesome
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Posted 17 December 2006 - 09:37 AM

I love the frog!! Thank you for sharing yet another of your excellent patterns!!

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 09:49 AM

very cute! i can't wait to make him! thank you!

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 06:02 PM

:bump ing up another of Kristie's cuties

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 04:21 AM

Hey Kristin, I'm new to crochetville and I found your bigger frog pattern while looking for some cute frogs to make my Grandma as she loves frogs. Cute frog patterns are so hard to come by! So I was ecstatic when I saw your bigger frog pattern. I'm a beginner crocheter and while the pattern is easy to do, it isn't as big as it's supposed to be and i'm unsure why. I'm using worseted weight yarn, (and i'm doing it all in one color...but i dont know why that would make a dfference:huh) and your measurement says it's supposed to be about 9 inches tall...but mine is only measuring about 6 inches. Will it get bigger when I stuff it? Thanks so much!! :)

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 08:42 PM

I have a friend who is going to have a baby in January and she loves frogs! I think I will make her one of these! It is super cute!!

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