Today, I'm excited to introduce Freddie the Frog, a lovable amphibian friend who can be brought to life without any sewing. Whether you're a seasoned crochet enthusiast or a curious beginner, this irresistibly easy pattern is perfect for crafters of all skill levels. Get ready to infuse your creations with whimsical charm!
- Weight 6 yarn
- Size 5.5 mm hook
- Safety Eyes or felt eyes and either a safety nose or some scrap cotton yarn to embroider one
- Yarn needle
- Stitch Marker
- sc = single crochet
- inc = increase (2 sc in next stitch)
- dec = invisible decrease (sc 2 stitches together
- bo = bobble stitch
Bobble Stitch (bo)
If you are unfamiliar with the bobble stitch, here is how you make it:
1. Yarn over, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop.
2. Yarn over again and pull through two loops, leaving 2 loops on your hook.
For the eyes in round 3, do this:
3. Continue these steps until you have 6 loops on your hook.
4. Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops. Chain 1 to finish stitch.
For the arms & legs in rounds 6 & 8, do this:
3. Continue these steps until you have 4 loops on your hook.
4. Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops. Chain 1 to finish stitch.
** The eyes are meant to be larger bobble stitches than the arms & legs, so you will pull up more loops on your hook for the eyes **
R1: 10 sc in a magic ring
R2: 10 inc (20)
R3: 7 sc, bo, 4 sc, bo, 7 sc
R4-5 (2 rounds): 20 sc around
Place safety eyes in the middle of each bobble stitch. Embroider a mouth if desired.
R6: 6 sc, bo, 6 sc, bo, 6 sc
R7: 20 sc
R8: 4 sc, bo, 10 sc, bo, 4 sc
*Depending on your tension, you may need to adjust where your bo's are in round 8. Make sure the bo's are two stitches wider than the ones in round 6. The feet are supposed to be closer to the back of the frog to make it look like he's sitting on his haunches. See picture for reference.
Begin stuffing the frog. Keep stuffing as you go.
R9: 10 dec (10)
Fasten off and sew hole shut.
That's it! I can't wait to see all your adorable Freddies!