My Big Foot Frog

Ami frog finalIn a dull moment at the Craft Market last week, I decided to try writing up this little froggy pattern, invented years ago for one of my first every crafty swaps. It’s worked out ok I think (gosh it was hard to remember what I’d done!), I hope you enjoy it – please feel free to leave any feedback as a comment – I will help with any questions you have.

Pattern notes:

I used a chunky yarn (Rowan Felted Tweed) and a 6mm hook to get a nice tight stitch. The finished frog is around 8cm across and about 6cm high. I’ve also made one with a DK yarn with a 3.5mm hook – you get a lovely small frog about half the size – I’ll try and get a picture and add it so you can see.  I used felt to make the eyes, mouth and tongue, but you could experiment with toy eyes and embroidery thread to create a different look.  The body and the eyes are worked in rounds but the feet are worked in a row.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain; dc: double crochet (treble in UK terms); fo: fasten off;  hdc: half double crochet (half treble in UK terms); rnd: round; sc: single crochet (double crochet in UK terms); ss: slip stitch; st: stitch; tog: together.

Body
rnd 1: Start with a magic ring and make 6 sc in the ring.
rnd 2: make 2 sc in each sc (12 st)
rnd 3: *2sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next sc, repeat from * 5 times (18 st)
rnd 4: *2sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next 2sc, repeat from * 5 times (24 st)
rnd 5: *2sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next 3sc, repeat from * 5 times (30 st)
rnd 6: *2sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next 4sc, repeat from * 5 times (36 st)
rnd 7-9: 1 sc in each sc (36 st)
rnd 10: *2sctog, 1 sc in next 4 sc, repeat from * 5 times (30 st)
rnd 11: *2sctog, 1 sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * 5 times (24 st)
rnd 12: *2sctog, 1 sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * 5 times (18 st)
rnd 13: *2sctog, 1 sc in next sc, repeat from * 5 times (12 st)

Stuff the body.

rnd 14: 2sctog until hole is closed. Fo and weave in ends securely.
Ami frogs mark 1 and 2
Eyes (make 2)
rnd 1: start with a magic circle and make 4 sc in the ring
rnd 2: make 2 sc in each sc (8 st)
rnd 3-4: 1sc in each sc (8 st)

Fo, insert toy safety eyes if you’re using, then stuff.

Feet (make 1)
Row 1: Ch 12
Row 2: Make 1 hdc in 3rd ch from the hook, hdc in next 2 ch, ss in next 4 ch, 3 hdc in next 3 ch.
Row 3: *ch2, 1 dc in next hdc, ch 2, ss in the same hdc, repeat from * 2 times, ss in next 4 ss, *ch2, 1dc in next hdc, ch 2, ss in same hdc, ch2, repeat from * then FO.

Attach eyes to the top of the body, then the feet to the bottom – arranging them however you like to get a cute-looking creature, sew on the features and you’re all done.

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21 responses to “My Big Foot Frog

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  3. I’m a beginner to crocheting and this pattern was very easy to follow and just to darn cute! Was a perfect little critter for the custom baby mobile I’m making for my little one! Thank you so much!

  4. Anonymous

    Just started trying amigurami, your picture is cute and your written pattern is easy to follow, just joined ravelry and thank you for sharing your pattern, just need to decide on which bright colours to use. My sons nickname at school is frog (in a nice way) and he will love this.

  5. Thanks so much for sharing this pattern! I love it and will start crocheting it ASAP

  6. daphne

    How cute!!! thanx for sharing….. I made a couple of froggies as a thank you gift for my sons teacher… she loved them!

  7. love your pattern, thanks for sharing! I’m making one in purple for my frog-loving grandma, she’s going to LOVE t!

  8. Delly

    that so cute i give this to my friend as a christmas present :D

  9. Laurie J

    I am in love with this pattern !!! I just made my first animal, a sheep, a couple of weeks ago. Since then I have made a bunny (small) and a dragonfly….and 2 frogs. LOVE the frogs!! Not just because they are easy, but I used the googily eyes on them and they just make me laugh!! Anything that makes me or someone else smile is a good thing :). My next frogs will be stuffed with beans, see how that works out. Thank you so much for sharing :)

  10. Janet

    This is my very first crochet pattern that I have done. So very simple and so very CUTE. Thank you for sharing this!!! I am in the process of making LOTS of these to send on mission trips. FROG. Fully Rely On God!!!

  11. He is so gorgeous (he is a he isn’t he, he doesn’t look like a she to me!) another pattern bookmarked now!

  12. A very productive “dull moment” I’d say!! What a cute little fella you’ve created.
    Teresa x

  13. So cute and thanks for sharing this with us!!!!

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