Tuesday 16 April 2013

Mini Frog - Free Amigurumi Pattern

Here's another one of the patterns I've made in the past for my children's school Christmas bazaar. However, a bright green frog seems more of a spring thing to me, so now is the perfect time to make one. This friendly little frog is easy to make with no parts to sew on, and is just 1.5"/4 cm tall. 

ch = chain
st = stitch or stitches
sc = single crochet (US), double crochet (UK)
dc = double crochet (US), treble crochet (UK)
hdc = half double crochet (US), half treble crochet (UK)
BLO = back loop only
FLO = front loop only
tog = together
sc2tog = decrease by working two sc together
bob = bobble (see special stitch instructions)
pop = popcorn (see special stitch instructions)
FO = fasten off

General instructions:
Work in rounds unless otherwise stated and do not join rounds unless told to. Use a stitch marker to mark the start of a round - a small piece of different coloured yarn placed under the stitch at the start of the round will do. To start a round, you can use the magic ring method, but I prefer (ch2, work 6 sc into 1st ch). If you work the 6 sc over the tail of yarn as well you can use that to pull the hole tight.

Work through both loops of stitches unless otherwise indicated.

Special stitch instructions:
4 dc pop: popcorn stitch for eyes and feet. Work 4 dc into 1 st, take hook out leaving loop, put hook through 1st dc & pull loop through.

3 dc bob: bobble stitch for hands. YOH (yarn over hook), insert hook into next stitch, YOH and pull through loop, YOH, pull through 2 loops, *YOH, insert hook into same stitch, YOH and pull through loop, YOH, pull through 2 loops, repeat once from*, YOH, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

You will need:
Small amount of green yarn, double knitting or worsted weight.
Small amount of red yarn for the mouth.
Small of black yarn for the eyes.
Small amount of stuffing.
3.5mm (E) hook.
Round 1: Ch 2, work 6 sc into 1st ch - 6 st.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around - 12 st.
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, 4dc pop in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 2 times – 18 st.
Round 4 - 6: (3 rounds) Sc in each st around - 18 st.
Round 7: [Sc2tog, sc in next st] 6 times – 12 st.
Round 8: Sc in next 4 st, [arm: ss into next st, ch 6, 3dc bob into 3rd ch from hook, ss into next 3 ch, ss back into original st], sc in next 5 st, [arm], sc in next st - 12 st.
Round 9 - 10: (2 rounds) Sc in each st around - 12 st.
Round 11: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] 3 times – 15 st.
Round 12: Sc in each st around - 15 st.
Round 13: Sc in next 8 st, 4dc pop, sc in next 4 st, 4dc pop, sc in next st - 15 st.
Round 14: [Sc2tog, sc in next 3 st] 3 times – 12 st.
Round 15: [Sc2tog] 6 times – 6 sc. FO, leaving a length of yarn.

Stuff head and body. Embroider black eyes on the popcorn stitches on the head and use the red yarn to sew a wide mouth. Use length of yarn to sew up hole at bottom.


Unknown said...

Deffo saving this pattern for when I have a spare minute!Loving all the cute, tiny animals around!


Anonymous said...

So cure !!!!!

Sheltie Times said...

Thank you so much. I have been printing each pattern for my jungle project. This is going to be one special birthday gift.

LucyRavenscar said...

Thanks everyone! Have fun with the pattern.

panfish said...

Thank you so much for your patterns. I have made a pig, a rabbit and going to make a monkey next :)

Keroro said...

That frog is sooo cute! I like frogs very much so thank you for the pattern! Now I can make one by myself ^^

LucyRavenscar said...

Thank you, I hope you enjoy making it!

Unknown said...

Loved this! We just went to see The Frog Prince puppet show at our local puppet theater. I used your pattern for her finger puppet!

LucyRavenscar said...

Cool! It should work well as a finger puppet, I hope you had fun.

Laurie said...

This will sound completely stupid, but which end is the feet and which is the eyes? I've just stuffed this little frog and I was sure the first part where I started would be the eyes, but once I was done and looked at your picture, I was no longer sure... Thank you so much for these darling patterns by the way!

LucyRavenscar said...

The top is the top of the head, so the first bumps are the eyes. You're right though, I hadn't thought about it but he is almost the same the other way up! However, the top where you start will look neater than the end where you have to sew up the hole.