My Crocheted Frog


*****The body is a ball or oval shape. ****

Materials:
1 oz. green 3 ply brush acrylic yarn
5 yds white 3 ply brushed acrylic yarn
3 yds red 3 ply bushed acrylic yarn
Small amount of pink for tongue
size H (5mm)
Polyester Fiberfil to stuff

UPPER BODY:
1. With H hook and med green yarn ch 2. 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Mark beg. of rnd. 6 sts.
2. 2 sc in ea st arnd. 12 sts.”
3. 2 sc then 2 sc in next st around. (1, 2, 2, 1, 2, 2) repeat.
4. Sc in ea st arnd. 16 sts.
5. 3 sc then 2 sc in next st. 20 sts. (1, 2, 3, 2, 1, 2, 3, 2) repeat.
6.-10. Repeat r5. 39 sts at the end of r 10.

LOWER BODY:
Rnd 1: ch 7, 1 sc in second ch from the hook, sc in next ch, dc in each of next 2 ch, sc in next ch, 5 sc in last ch. Repeat on other side, ending with 4 sc in beginning ch (18st) Place marker.
Rnd 2: 1 sc in each sc around.
Rnd 3: 1 sc in each sc, increasing 3 sc evenly at each end (24 sc).
Rnd 4: Repeat Rnd 3 (30sc).
Rnd 5: Repeat Rnd 3 (36 sc).
Rnd 6: Repeat rnd 2.
Rnd 7: Repeat rnd 3 (42 sc).
Rnd 8: 1 sc in each sc. Sl st in next st.
Sew the two halves together, leaving 12 sc for the mouth opening.
Stuff the body.

MOUTH:
With red yarn. Ch 13. Sc in second ch from hook and next 2 ch, hdc in next 6 ch, sc in last 3 ch, ch 1. Repeat along other side of ch, sl st in first sc. Use green and attach to the body with sc. Take one or two stitches at each end of the mouth.

Tongue
1. With pink or red ch 3, turn.
2. Sc in second ch from hook, sc in last ch. Ch 1, turn.
3.-8. Sc in the 2 sts. Ch 1, turn.
9. Sc around, End off, leaving a length of yarn for attaching to frog.

Sew or glue small bug to tongue, if desired. Attach legs.

Back Legs – Make 2
1. With medium green and H hook, ch 13. Join w sl st. sc in each ch arnd – 12 sts.
2. Sc around. Do not join. Mark beg. of rnd. 12 sts.
3. 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc.
4.- 10. Sc arnd.
11. *Sc 3, sc next 2 sc tog* twice.
12. 1 sc, sc next 2 sc tog, 3 sc, sc next 2 tog, sc in last sc. 7 sts.
13.-15. Sc arnd.
16. 3 sc, 2 in next sc, sc in last 2. 9 sts.
17. Rep r 16.
18. 3 sc, sc 2 in next sc arnd. 14 sts.
19. – 20. Sc arnd.
21. 3 sc, sc 2 tog arnd.
22. Sc arnd.
23. Flatten foot end of leg and sc the 2 sides tog. sts. Ch 3, turn.
24. 2 dc in 1st st, sl st in next st, *ch2, 2 dc in next st* 3 times. Sl st in last st. There should be 4 toes.

Front Legs – Make 2
1. With med. green chain 13. Join w sl st.
2. – 7. Sc around. Mark beg of rnd. 12 sts.
8. *Sc 3, sc next 2 sts tog,* twice. Sc in last 2 sts.
9. Rep r 8.
10. Flatten end of leg. Sc the 2 sides tog. Ch 3, turn. 4 sts.
11. Sc in same st, (ch 3, sl st in same st) 3 times. End off. There should be 4 toes.

EYES: Make 2.
Begin with green. Ch 3, 10 dc in third ch from hook, sl st in top of the first dc. Cut yarn leaving 8" tail.
With white yarn ch 2, 5 sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in each sc (10sc). 1 sc in each sc around.
Cut yarn leaving 10" for attaching.
Sew the green part of eye to the white, stuff and sew it to the head.
With 2 strands of black embroidery thread satin stitch the pupil of the eye.
With 2 strands of white thread make 2 or 3 short stitches for the highlight in the eye.

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