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Stuffed Frog

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==>Lefties, you will need to switch the arms. Use the left arm on the right side and vice versa when attaching them to the body.

materials:

green yarn ( less than 3 1/2 oz.)
small amount of black yarn
2 wiggly eyes
size "F" hook
yarn needle
fiber-fil or cotton for stuffing (cotton will be firmer, fiber-fil softer)

special instructions:

decrease = draw up a loop in each of next 2 stitches, yarn over, draw thru all 3 loops on hook (counts as regular stitch when counting)
half double crochet = yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, draw up a loop, yarn over, draw thru all 3 loops on hook
double decrease = draw up a loop in each of next 3 stitches, yarn over, draw thru all 4 loops on hook (counts as regular stitch when counting
DO NOT JOIN ROUNDS!
for placement of arms--Rnds of body come up center of stomach
===> NOTE--legs and arms switch from rows to rounds!!!

pattern:

legs (make 2):

chain 9, turn
Row 1: starting in 2nd chain from hook, 3 slip stitch, 2 single crochet, 3 slip stitch, chain 1
Row 2: 3 slip stitch, 2 single crochet, chain 4
Row 3: rep row 1
Row 4: rep row 2
Row 5: rep row 1
Row 6: 4 single crochet across heel, chain 1
Row 7 (Rnd 1): in front loop only, (2 slip stitch, 2 single crochet), turn, in un-used loops (2 single crochet, 2 slip stitch), do not join; 8 stitches
Rnd 2: 2 slip stitch, 4 single crochet, 2 slip stitch
Rnd 3: 2 single crochet, 4 half double crochet, 2 single crochet
Rnd 4: 2 single crochet, 4 double crochet, 2 single crochet
Rnd 5: rep Rnd 4
Rnd 6-8: single crochet around
Rnd 9: 3 single crochet, (2 single crochet in each stitch) twice, 3 single crochet; 10 stitches
Rnd 10-12: single crochet around
Rnd 13: 2 half double crochet, 1 single crochet, decrease 2, 1 single crochet, 2 double crochet; 8 stitches
Rnd 14: 2 double crochet, 4 single crochet, 2 double crochet
Rnd 15: 2 double crochet, 6 single crochet
Rnd 16: 3 single crochet, (2 single crochet in each stitch) twice, 3 single crochet; 10 stitches
Rnd 17: single crochet around
Rnd 18: 4 single crochet, (2 single crochet in each stitch) twice, 4 single crochet; 12 stitches
Rnd 19-20: single crochet around
Rnd 21: 5 single crochet, (2 single crochet in each stitch) twice, 5 single crochet; 14 stitches
Rnd 22-24: single crochet around
Rnd 25: 5 single crochet, decrease 2, 5 single crochet; 12 stitches
Rnd 26: single crochet around
Rnd 27: 4 single crochet, decrease 2, 4 single crochet; 10 stitches
Rnd 28: 3 slip stitch, 1 single crochet, 2 half double crochet, 1 single crochet, 3 slip stitch
Rnd 29: 2 slip stitch, 1 single crochet, 1 half double crochet, 2 double crochet, 1 half double crochet, 1 single crochet, 2 slip stitch
Rnd 30: 1 slip stitch, 1 single crochet, 1 half double crochet, 4 double crochet, 1 half double crochet, 1 single crochet, 1 slip stitch
finish off

right arm (make 1):

chain 6, turn
Row 1: starting in 2nd chain from hook, 2 slip stitch, 2 single crochet, 1 slip stitch, 1 chain, turn
Row 2: 1 slip stitch, 2 single crochet, chain 3
Row 3: rep row 1
Row 4: rep row 2
Row 5: rep row 1
Row 6: 4 single crochet across wrist, chain 1
Row 7 (Rnd 1): in front loop only, 4 single crochet, turn, in un-used loops, 4 single crochet, do not join; 8 stitches
Rnd 2: single crochet around
Rnd 3: 1 single crochet, (2 single crochet in next stitch) twice, 5 single crochet: 10 stitches
Rnd 4: 2 single crochet, 2 single crochet in next stitch, 7 single crochet; 11 stitches
Rnd 5-6: single crochet around
Rnd 7: 2 single crochet, decrease 1, 7 single crochet; 10 stitches
Rnd 8: 1 single crochet, decrease 2, 5 single crochet; 8 stitches
Rnd 9: 2 half double crochet, 4 single crochet, 2 double crochet
Rnd 10: 2 double crochet, 4 single crochet, 2 double crochet
Rnd 11: 2 double crochet, 6 single crochet
Rnd 12: 1 single crochet, (2 single crochet in next stitch) twice, 5 single crochet; 10 stitches
Rnd 13: 2 single crochet, (2 single crochet in next stitch) twice, 6 single crochet; 12 stitches
Rnd 14-15: single crochet around
Rnd 16: 2 single crochet, decrease 2, 6 single crochet; 10 stitches
finish off

left arm (make 1):

work row 1 thru Rnd 2 same as right arm
Rnd 3: 5 single crochet, (2 single crochet in next stitch) twice, 1 single crochet; 10 stitches
Rnd 4: 7 single crochet, 2 single crochet in next stitch, 2 single crochet; 11 stitches
Rnd 5-6: single crochet around
Rnd 7: 7 single crochet, decrease 1, 2 single crochet; 10 stitches
Rnd 8: 5 single crochet, decrease 2, 1 single crochet; 8 stitches
Rnd 9: 2 half double crochet, 4 single crochet, 2 double crochet
Rnd 10: 2 double crochet, 4 single crochet, 2 double crochet
Rnd 11: 2 double crochet, 6 single crochet
Rnd 12: 5 single crochet, (2 single crochet in next stitch) twice, 1 single crochet; 10 stitches
Rnd 13: 6 single crochet, (2 single crochet in next stitch) twice, 2 single crochet; 12 stitches
Rnd 14-15: single crochet around
Rnd 16: 6 single crochet, decrease 2, 2 single crochet; 10 stitches
finish off

body:

working thru both layers, join legs with single crochet in 5th & 6th stitches of last Rnd
Rnd 1: single crochet around one leg, skip to first un-used stitch in other leg, single crochet around, do not join; 16 stitches
Rnd 2: single crochet in 1st stitch of previous Rnd, 2 more single crochet, (2 single crochet in next stitch) 4 times, 2 single crochet, (2 single crochet in next stitch) 4 times, 3 single crochet; 24 stitches
Rnd 3: 4 single crochet, [(2 single crochet in next stitch), 1 single crochet] 3 times, 4 single crochet, [1 single crochet, (2 single crochet in next stitch)] 3 times, 4 single crochet; 30 stitches
Rnd 4-6: single crochet around
Rnd 7: 9 single crochet, (2 single crochet in next stitch) twice, 8 single crochet, (2 single crochet in next stitch) twice, 9 single crochet; 34 stitches
Rnd 8: 12 single crochet, (2 single crochet in next stitch), 8 single crochet, (2 single crochet in next stitch), 12 single crochet; 36 stitches
Rnd 9- 15: single crochet around
Rnd 16: 8 single crochet, 1 single crochet thru next body stitch and 9th stitch on arm, 1 single crochet thru next body stitch and 10th stitch on arm, 16 single crochet on body only, 1 single crochet thru next body stitch and 8th stitch on arm, 1 single crochet thru next body stitch and 7th stitch on arm, 8 single crochet on body only
Rnd 17-20: 8 single crochet, *1 single crochet in first un-used stitch on arm, single crochet in last un-used stitch on arm, sk 2 single crochet on body*, 16 single crochet on body only, rep between *'s, 8 single crochet
Rnd 21: single crochet around
Rnd 22: 7 single crochet, decrease 2, 2 single crochet, decrease 1, single crochet 6, decrease 1, 2 single crochet, decrease 2, 7 single crochet; 30 stitches
Rnd 23: 4 single crochet, decrease 2, 14 single crochet, decrease 2, 4 single crochet; 26 stitches
Rnd 24: 3 single crochet, decrease 1, 16 single crochet, decrease 1, 3 single crochet; 24 stitches
Rnd 25: 9 single crochet, (3 single crochet in next stitch) twice, 2 single crochet, (3 single crochet in next stitch) twice, 9 single crochet; 32 stitches
Rnd 26: 9 single crochet, (2 single crochet in next stitch) 5 times, 4 single crochet, (2 single crochet in next stitch) 5 times, 9 single crochet; 42 stitches
Rnd 27: 8 single crochet, 4 double decrease, 2 single crochet, 4 double decrease, 8 single crochet; 26 stitches
Rnd 28: 9 single crochet, 1 double decrease, 2 single crochet, 1 double decrease, 9 single crochet; 22 stitches
Rnd 29: 5 single crochet, 2 single crochet in next stitch, 10 single crochet, 2 single crochet in next stitch, 5 single crochet; 24 stitches
Rnd 30: 5 single crochet, decrease 1, 10 single crochet, decrease 1, 5 single crochet; 22 stitches
Rnd 31: 3 single crochet, decrease 1, 3 single crochet, decrease 1, 2 single crochet, decrease 1, 3 single crochet, decrease 1, 3 single crochet; 18 stitches
Rnd 32: 2 single crochet, decrease 3, 2 single crochet, decrease 3, 2 single crochet; 12 stitches
Rnd 33: 2 single crochet, decrease 4, 2 single crochet; 8 stitches
close up and finish off

finishing:

embroider mouth with backstitch
2 French knots for nostrils
attach wiggly eyes



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