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Little Frogs and Toads

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Great little treats for Halloween, these little toads are very easy to crochet. According to Wikipedia, "any distinction between frogs and toads is irrelevant," so you can call these little darlings what you want.

Project excerpted from Brigitte Read's Super-Super Cute Crochet.

Crochet Frogs

Materials:

  • 10g Aran weight/worsted yarn in Green (MC)
  • 5g DK/light worsted yarn in Bamboo or White (CC)
  • 3.5mm (E/4) crochet hook
  • 10mm safety eyes or 2 small black beads
  • Stuffing
  • Pink embroidery thread
  • Yarn needle

 

Abbreviations:

  • ch chain
  • CL4 insert hook into st, yarn around hook, draw loop through, rep into next st (3 loops on hook), rep into next st (4 loops on hook), rep into next st (5 loops on hook), yarn around hook, draw through all 5 loops on hook
  • sc single crochet
  • foll following
  • inc increase
  • rep repeat
  • ss slip stitch
  • st(s) stitch(es)

 

Instructions:
Approx 5cm (2.5in) long

Body (Top)
Work in a continuous spiral.

  1. Using MC, make a yarn ring, work 8sc into the ring.
     
  2. Round 1: 1sc in each st to end of round. (8 sts)
     
  3. Round 2: 2sc into each st to end of round. (16 sts)
     
  4. Round 3: *2sc in next st, 1sc in foll 3 sts; rep from * three times more. (20 sts)
     
  5. Round 4: *2sc in next st, 1sc in foll 2 sts; rep from * five times more, 1sc into next 2sts  (26 sts)
     
  6. Round 5: *2sc in next st, 1sc into foll 3 sts; rep from * four times more, 1sc into next st. (32 sts) **
     
  7. Round 6: Work in sc throughout.
     
  8. Fasten off.

Belly

  1. Using CC, ch8, join with ss to make a ring.
     
  2. Work as for body to **.
     
  3. Rounds 6–11: Work in sc throughout.
     
  4. Fasten off.

Legs (Make 2)
Work in a continuous spiral.

  1. Using MC, make a yarn ring, work 8sc into the ring.
     
  2. Round 1: 1sc into each st to end of round. (8 sts)
     
  3. Round 2: 2sc into each st to end of round. (16 sts)
     
  4. Round 3: *2sc in next st, 1sc in foll 3 sts; rep from * three times more. (20 sts)
     
  5. Round 4: Work in sc throughout.
     
  6. Do not fasten off, ch4 then CL4 to make a toe, rep twice starting in the same spot.

Finishing

  1. Sew bead eyes or safety eyes onto head.
     
  2. Sew together the head and body leaving a small gap. Stuff. Sew remaining seam.
     
  3. Stitch legs onto body, using the photograph on page 44 as a guide (see Brigitte Read's Super-Super Cute Crochet). 
     
  4. Pinch head and body to accentuate mouth, then use pink yarn to sew together to secure. For warts on toad, CL4 into 2 rows on back.

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