Saturday, March 8, 2008

Ami Frog

As requested, here is the pattern for my Ami Frog.
Materials:
Green Worsted Weight Yarn
Size US-H crochet hook
Black embroidery floss
Polyester Fiberfill
2 Wiggle Sew on Eyes
Blunt darning needle

Abbreviations:
SC = Single Crochet
Ch = Chain
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Beg = Beginning
SL ST = Slip Stitch
Sts = Stitches
2tog = Crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)
* = Repeat stitches from * to end of *

NOTE: Wiggly Eyes may be unsafe for a small child.

*Frog is crocheted in the round. Use a marker to mark beginning of round*


BODY:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in sec ch from hook = 6 sc
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around = 12 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around = 18 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around = 24 sc.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around = 30 sc.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around = 36 sc.
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * around = 42 sc.
Rnds 8-17: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 18: *Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * around = 36 sc.
Rnd 19: *Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around = 30 sc.
Rnd 20: *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around = 24 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Stuff body firmly; sew opening shut. (This will be the top of the head).
Flatten bottom so frog will sit upright.

Eyes: Make 2
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in second ch from hook = 6
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc = 12 sc.
Rnd 3: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 4: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around = 18 sc
Rnd 5: Sc in each sc around
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew on Wiggle Eyes.
NOTE: Crocheted round will curl around edges; flatten slightly, leaving a slight “cup”. The sew-on wiggle eyes will be sewn in center. The frogs eyes will cup slightly.

Arms (Make 2)
Ch 14.
Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd sc from hook – 13 sc
Rnd 2-4: Sc in each sc.
Fold arms, sl st seam closed.
To form fingers: ch 5; bring hook down and sl st in same sc; Ch 5, sl st in next sc, ch 5, sl st in same sc, repeat one more time in next sc to make 3 fingers.
Fasten off, weave in yarn.
Legs (Make 2)

Ch 16
Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd sc from hook – 15 sc
Rnd 2-4: Sc in each sc around
To form toes: ch 5; bring hook down and sl st in same sc; Ch 5, sl st in next sc, ch 5, sl st in same sc, repeat one more time in next sc to make 3 toes.
Fasten off, weave in yarn.

Finishing:
1. Flatten bottom for a base so frog can sit.
2. Sew arms and legs to side of body.
3. Embroider mouth using black embroidery floss.

Frog measures 5-3/4” from base to tip of eyes.

NOTE: You can fill bottom with Poly Pellets to make it sit better if you like.

5 comments:

Ida Down said...

I love the simplicity of your little chap!

Armina said...

Thank you!

Linda "Nana" Hinson said...

He's a little cutie patutie!
Nana

Armina said...

Thank you :-)

Anonymous said...

I've just used Ur pattern to make a gift for a friend and am very pleased with it. Thanks