Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Handsome Frog Plush Toy Pattern


What you'll need: Size 4.00mm crochet hook
                             Green, white, off-white, and black yarn
                             yarn needle
                             stuffing

Abbreviations used in this pattern:  cr = crochet
                                                        ch = chain
                                                        sk = skip one stitch
                                                        dc = double crochet
                                                        st = stitch
We're starting with the head so use your green wool:
In a magic circle, ch 1, then sc 6.  Do not join.  Simply continue with next row after pulling magic circle tight.
ROW 2:  2sc in each sc around (12)
ROW3:  *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* Repeat from * to * around (18)
ROW 4:  *1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* Repeat from * to * around (24)
ROW 5:  *1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* Repeat from * to * around (30)
ROW 6:  *1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc* Repeat from * to * around (36)
ROW 7:  *1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc* Repeat from * to * around (42)
ROW 8:  *1 sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in nex sc* Repeat from * to * around (48)
ROW 9-12:  Place marker and sc around
ROW 13:  *sc 6, sk 1* Repeat from * to * around (42)
ROW 14:  *sc 5, sk 1* Repeat from * to * around until 3 sc left.  sk 1, sc 1 (36)
ROW 15:  *sc 4, sk 1: Repeat from * to * around (28)
ROW 15:  *sc 3, sk 1* Repeat from * to * around (24)

Stuff the head lightly and continue on to the body
ROW 1:  *1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* Repeat from * to * around (32)
ROW 2:  *1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* Repeat from * to * around (36)
ROW 3 - 13:  Place marker and sc around (10 rounds)
ROW 14:  *sc 5, sk 1* Repeat from * to * around (35)
ROW 15: *sc 4, sk 1* Repeat from * to * around (28)
ROW 16: *sc 3, sk 1* Repeat from * to * around (21)
ROW 17:  *sc 2, sk 1* Repeat from * to * around (14)
Stuff body
ROW 18:  *sc 1, sk1*  Repeat from * to * until 2 st left.  Bind off
You will now have an oddly shaped thing like this:
 
 
Belly Patch:
In off-white ch 5
ROW 1:  sc down first side (4sc) In the fourth sc (on the end) sc 3
ROW 2:  sc 4 down the other side (In the fourth/end sc, sc 2 more for a total of 3 sc in that sc) (12)
ROW 3:  sc around the oval (12)
ROW 4:  sc 1 in next 4 sc, sc 2 next 2 sc
ROW 6:  Repeat row 5 down other side
ROW 7: sc 1 in next 4 sc, sc 2 in next 4 sc
ROW 8:  Repeat row 7 down other side
ROW 9:  sc 1 in next 6 sc, sc 2 in next 5 sc
ROW 10:  sc 3, sl st.  
Bind off, leaving a long tail for sewing on

Arms:  make 2 in green wool
ROW 1:  In magic circle, ch1, then sc 6
ROW 2:  *2 sc in each sc* Repeat from * to * around (12)
ROW 3 - 7:  sc around (5 rows)
ROW 8:  1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc (16)
ROW 9 - 18: sc around (10 rows)
Bind off

Toes: make 12 in green wool
ROW 1:  In magic circle, ch 1, sc 6
ROW 2: *sc 2 in each sc* Repeat from * to * around (12)
ROW 3:  *sc 1, sk 1* Repeat from * to * around (6)
ROW 3 +  sc 25 sc
Bind off

Eyeballs: make 2 in white
ROW 1:  In magic circle, ch1, sc 8
ROW 2:  sc 2 in ech sc around (16)
ROW 3 - 6;  sc around (4 rows)
Bind off

Inner eyeballs: make 2 in white and black
In white:  ROW 1:  In magic circle, ch 1, sc 5
Switch to black:  ROW 2:  sc 2 in each sc around (10)
ROW 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc*  Repeat from * to * around (15)
Bind off

Upper leg:  make 2 in green
ROW 1: ch 7, sc into first chain (making a circle out of the 7 sc)
ROW 2:  *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* (12)
ROW 3 - 13:  sc around (12 rows)
ROW 4:  sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc.  Repeat. (14)
ROW 5:  sc around (14)
ROW 6: dc in next 7 sc
Bind off

Lower Leg:  make 2 in green
ROW 1: Repeat row 1 of upper leg
ROW 2: same as row 2 for arms
ROW 3: same as row 3 for arms
ROW 4:  same as row 4 for arms
ROW 5:  same as row 5 for arms
ROW 6: same as row 6 for arms
ROW 7: same as row 7 for arms
ROW 8: same as row 8 for arms
ROW 9 - 15: sc around (7 rows)

Knees:  make 2 in green
ROW 1:  In magic circle, ch 1, sc 6
ROW 2:  *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* (12)
ROW 3:  *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* (18)
ROW 4 - 5:  sc around (2 rows)
ROW 6;  *sc 1 in next sc, sk 1*  Repeat from * to * around (12)
Stuff knee with stuffing
ROW 7:  sc 1, sk 1, (6)
Bind off

Assembly:  Refer to pictures as a reference for assembly

Sew the belly patch to the middle of his belly.  
Now sew the black & white inner eye to the front of the white eyeballs.  Stuff the eyeballs, and sew each to the top of the frog's head as in the photo.
Now to attach the toes to the arms and legs.  I started with the middle toe, and sewed it to the large end of the arms and lower legs.  Next I positioned the other two toes beside the middle one, and sewed them on while sewing the end of the arms and legs shut.
Sew the arms to the side of the body as shown in the photo.
Sew the upper legs to the bottom sides of the body, and sew the knees to the body.
Now position the legs as I have done in the very first photo of this post.align the lower legs up to the knees and point the toes in the right direction.  Holding them in the correct position, sew them to the knees.
I added a daisy to the back of my frog, but I only do that as my signature so this is an optional detail.

I love the many different positions this frog falls in to.  His legs bend so nicely, and he looks so cute perched anywhere in the house!


Enjoy this pattern!!  As always, if you have any questions or need any clarifications please feel free to ask in the comments below :)

5 comments:

  1. Help, I am confused on how to do the belly patch, could u explain a little better, it is the 1st part i don't understand the most

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  2. Sorry! I lost my password and can't get into my blog anymore. LOL I will be starting a new one tonight bcs I have a TON of awesome new patterns I am excited to share. I will post a link in all comments tonight

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