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

pattern:

legs (make 2)

chain 8, turn
Row 1: starting in 2nd chain, 3 slip stitch, 3 single crochet, 1 slip stitch, chain 1
Row 2: slip stitch in 1 single crochet, 2 single crochet, chain 4
Row 3: 3 slip stitch, 1 single crochet, 1 slip stitch, chain 1
Row 4: single crochet in1st single crochet, chain 4
Row 5: 4 slip stitch
Row 6: 4 single crochet across heel, chain 1
===> change to rounds!!!
Row 7 (rnd 1): 4 single crochet in front loops only, turn, in un-used loops only (skip 1 st, 2 single crochet, skip 1 stitch); 6 single crochet
Rnd 2: single crochet around
Rnd 3-4: half double crochet, single crochet, 2 slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet
Rnd 5-6: double crochet, half double crochet, 2 single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet
Rnd 7: half double crochet, 5 single crochet
Rnd 8: single crochet around
Rnd 9-11: single crochet, half double crochet, 2 double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet
Rnd 12: 2 second crochet, 2 half double crochet, 2 single crochet
Rnd 13: 2 second crochet in next single crochet, 4 single crochet, 2 single crochet in next stitch; 8 single crochet
Rnd 14: single crochet around
Rnd 15: 2 single crochet in next single crochet, 6 single crochet, 2 single crochet in next single crochet; 10 single crochet
Rnd 16-17: single crochet around
Rnd 18: decrease 1, 6 single crochet, decrease 1; 8 single crochet
Rnd 19: half double crochet, 6 single crochet, double crochet
Rnd 20: double crochet, 6 single crochet, half double crochet
slip stitch and finish off

arms (make 2)

chain 6, turn
Row 1: starting in 2nd chain, 2 slip stitch, 2 single crochet, 1 slip stitch, chain 1
Row 2: 1 slip stitch, 2 single crochet, chain 3
Row 3: repeat row 1
Row 4: repeat row 2
Row 5: repeat row 1
Row 6: 4 single crochet across wrist, chain 1
===> change rounds!!!
Row 7 (Rnd 1): 4 single crochet in front loops only, turn, in un-used loops only (skip 1 single crochet, 2 single crochet, skip 1 single crochet); 6 single crochet
Rnd 2-4: single crochet around
Rnd 5-7: single crochet, half double crochet, 2 double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet
Rnd 8: 2 single crochet, (2 single crochet in next single crochet) twice, 2 single crochet; 8 single crochet
Rnd 9-10: single crochet around
Rnd 11: 2 single crochet, decrease 2, 2 single crochet; 6 single crochet
slip stitch and finish off

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

body

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

finishing

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

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