Monday, April 18, 2016

Spring Frog Pattern

Woah, I actually got a comment on my blog! Sometimes it just feels like I'm talking to myself. But the comment was a request for the Spring Frog Pattern, originally shown in my post here.


So I whipped up another frog and took pictures to go along with the instructions. This frog looks a little different than his predecessor due to felt eyes instead of safety eyes, but he's the same! I was tempted to give him googly eyes but he looked TOO crazy. :) His mouth opens and shuts, and you can tuck his tongue in to make him look a little more solemn.




You can download the pattern with photos HERE on my google drive, or keep on scrolling for text only.
Feel free to contact me on my Facebook page for any questions you might have!

Spring Frog Pattern
By The Craftzilla
**Please do not redistribute, copy, or sell this pattern. Please credit The Craftzilla when selling any final products.**
Materials
E 3.5 Hook
Green Yarn
Pink Yarn
White Yarn
2 tiny pieces of black felt, button eyes, safety eyes (5mm), or beads
Glue gun (Optional) for felt eyes
Yarn needle

Terms/Abbreviations (US):
Ch -- Chain
Mc – Magic circle
Sc – Single crochet
Sl st- Slip stitch
Hdc – Half double crochet
Inc – Increase, place two sc in one stitch
Dec- Decrease, I use invisible dec, but essentially make one sc over two stitches
*---* signals a set of stitches to be repeated
(_) indicates how many stitches should be in that round

--Pattern Begin--
Body
(make one in green yarn)
Round 1: 5 sc in magic circle (5)
R2: 2 sc in each sc around (10)
R3: *Sc 1, inc*, repeat around (15)
R4: *Sc 2, inc*, repeat around (20)
R5: *Sc 3, inc*, repeat around (25)
R6-9: Sc around (25)
Fasten off, weave in tail of yarn

Mouth
(make one in pink)
Round 1: 4 sc in magic circle (4)
R2: 2 sc in each sc around (8)
R3: *Sc 1, inc*, repeat around (12)
R4: *Sc 2, inc*, repeat around (16)
R4: *Sc 3, inc*repeat around (20)
R5: *Sc 4, inc*repeat around (24)
R6: Sc around (24)
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing into body

Head
(make one in green)
R1: 5 sc in magic circle (5)
R2: 2 sc in each sc around (10)
R3: *Sc 1, inc*, repeat around (15)
R4: *Sc 2, inc*, repeat around (20)
R5: *Sc 3, inc* repeat around (25)
R6: Sc around (25)
Fasten off, leave long tail of yarn for sewing to body.

Feet
(make two in green)
Round 1: 6 sc in magic circle
R2: Sl stitch into first sc, *Ch 3, Slip stitch back down 2 chains, Sl st to next sc* repeat twice more so your frog has three toes on his foot.
Fasten off, leave tail for sewing to body.

Eyelids
(make two in green)
Round 1: 8 hdc in magic circle
Fasten off (do not slip stitch to first sc!)

Eyes
(make two in white)
Round 1: 8 sc in magic circle
R2: Slip stitch to first sc
Fasten off
Leave tail to sew to eyelids

Tongue
Chain 13 or however long you want the tongue to be + 3
Slip stitch into 3rd chain from hook.
Fasten off with long tail. Thread yarn tail through chains and out end to sew into the middle of the mouth.

--Pattern End--


--Construction--

Feet
Attach the feet right side up to the body (which is right side out). I attached mine right next to the magic circle of the body. Sew, knot, and hide tail of yarn inside the body.
Mouth
Take the pink mouth and make sure it is inside out (thus the pretty part is like the inside of the “bowl” shape of the mouth)
Place the mouth inside the body.
Using the pink yarn, attach to the wrong side of the body between the 8th and 9th round.
Sew around, knot, and hide tail in between the body and mouth.
Eyes
Using black yarn, French knot a pupil in each of the eye whites. Alternatively, use plastic eyes or black felt dots.
Hot glue or sew your eye white to the eyelid.
Your eyelid should be somewhat “n” shaped and flat where you did not join your magic circle. That flat part is attached to the right side of the head starting in between round 1 & 2  and ending between round 5&6.

Head & Body & Tongue
Locate 5 centered stitches at the back of the body and sew the back of the head on—it should form a hinge.

Sew the tongue into the very middle of the magic circle of the mouth. And it’s done! J


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