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Small Stuffed Frog

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materials:

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

special instructions:

decrease (dec) = draw up a loop in ea of next 2 sts, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook (counts as regular st when counting)
half double crochet (hdc) = yo, insert hook into next st, draw up a loop, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook
double decrease (db dec) = draw up a loop in ea of next 3 sts, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook (counts as regular st 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):

ch 8, turn
Row 1: starting in 2nd ch, 3 sl st, 3 sc, 1 sl st, ch 1
Row 2: sl st in 1 sc, 2 sc, ch 4
Row 3: 3 sl st, 1 sc, 1 sl st, ch 1
Row 4: sc in1st sc, ch 4
Row 5: 4 sl st
Row 6: 4 sc across heel, ch 1
===> change to rounds!!!
Row 7 (Rnd 1): 4 sc in front loops only, turn, in un-used loops only (sk 1 st, 2 sc, sk 1 st); 6 sc
Rnd 2: sc around
Rnd 3-4: hdc, sc, 2 sl st, sc, hdc
Rnd 5-6: dc, hdc, 2 sc, hdc, dc
Rnd 7: hdc, 5 sc
Rnd 8: sc around
Rnd 9-11: sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc
Rnd 12: 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 sc
Rnd 13: 2 sc in next sc, 4 sc, 2 sc in next st; 8 sc
Rnd 14: sc around
Rnd 15: 2 sc in next sc, 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc; 10 sc
Rnd 16-17: sc around
Rnd 18: dec 1, 6 sc, dec 1; 8 sc
Rnd 19: hdc, 6 sc, dc
Rnd 20: dc, 6 sc, hdc
sl st and finish off

arms (make 2):

ch 6, turn
Row 1: starting in 2nd ch, 2 sl st, 2 sc, 1 sl st, ch 1
Row 2: 1 sl st, 2 sc, ch 3
Row 3: rep row 1
Row 4: rep row 2
Row 5: rep row 1
Row 6: 4 sc across wrist, ch 1
===> change rounds!!!
Row 7 (Rnd 1): 4 sc in front loops only, turn, in un-used loops only (sk 1 sc, 2 sc, sk 1 sc); 6 sc
Rnd 2-4: sc around
Rnd 5-7: sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc
Rnd 8: 2 sc, (2 sc in next sc) twice, 2 sc; 8 sc
Rnd 9-10: sc around
Rnd 11: 2 sc, dec 2, 2 sc; 6 sc
sl st and finish off

===> do not stuff arms and legs!!!

body:

join legs with sc (1st st on leg, last st on other), sc through both layers, (last st first leg, first st on other)
Rnd 1: sc in 1st un-used st in leg and around leg, sk to 1st un-used st in other leg and sc around leg; 12 sc
Rnd 2: (2 sc in ea st) around; 24 sc
Rnd 3: sc around
Rnd 4: 4 sc, 2 sc in next st, 2 sc, 2 sc in next st, 8 sc, 2 sc in next st, 2 sc, 2 sc in next st, 4 sc; 28 sc
Rnd 5: 10 sc, (2 sc in next st) twice, 4 sc, (2 sc in next st) twice, 10 sc; 32 sc
Rnd 6-11: sc around
Rnd 12: 6 sc, 2 sc through body and 4th then 3rd st of arm, 16 sc, 2 sc through body and 4th then 3rd st of other arm, 6 sc
Rnd 13: 6 sc, sc in 1st un-used st of arm, sc in last un-used st of arm, sk 2 st on body, 16 sc on body only, sc in first un-used st of arm, sc in last un-used st of arm, sk 2 st on body, 6 sc
Rnd 14: rep Rnd 13
Rnd 15: 6 sc, dec 1, 16 sc, dec 1, 6 sc; 30 sc
Rnd 16: 4 sc, dec 2, 14 sc, dec 2, 4 sc; 26 sc
Rnd 17: 3 sc, dec 1, 5 sc, (3 sc in next st) twice, 2 sc, (3 sc in next st) twice, 5 sc, dec 1, 3 sc; 32 sc
Rnd 18: 3 sc, dec 1, 4 sc, (2 sc in next st) 5 times, 4 sc, (2 sc in next st) 5 times, 4 sc, dec 1, 3 sc; 40 sc
Rnd 19: 7 sc, 4 db dec, 2 sc, 4 db dec. 7 sc; 24 sc
Rnd 20: 4 sc, 2 sc in next st, 3 sc, 1 db dec, 2 sc, 1 db dec, 3 sc, 2 sc in next st, 4 sc; 22 sc
Rnd 21: dec 1, 2 sc, dec 1, 3 sc, dec 2, 3 sc, dec 1, 2 sc, dec 1; 16 sc
Rnd 22: 2 sc, dec 2, 4 sc, dec 2, 2 sc; 12 sc
Rnd 23: 2 sc, dec 4, 2 sc; 8 sc
close up and finish off

finishing:

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

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