Better Budgeting: Homemade Christmas Ornaments: Frog Crochet Pattern

Homemade Christmas Ornaments: Frog Crochet Pattern

Submitted by Camilla North of KS

Frog crochet pattern 1

"Frog Ornaments"

Here is one of the ornaments I made this year.  I had made a sunflower ornament for my oldest son’s teacher, and the younger son wanted one for his.  After thinking about, he remembered that she likes frogs. I couldn’t find a pattern for a frog ornament on the internet anywhere, so I came up with my own.  It took me five days to complete, but that included figuring out how I wanted to do it, and I wasn’t working on it steadily.  It would probably take less going from the pattern.

I used items I had around the house.  It’s a great way to repurpose used canning lids.  If you don’t have a canning lid, you could use a CD, but you’d have to make the front and back a couple rows bigger.  I suppose you could also you a sturdy cardboard circle.

Here is my crochet pattern for this frog ornament:

Materials

Small amount of WW yarn in green, white and black
Small amount of sport or baby weight yarn in pink
Regular-mouth canning lid
F hook
D hook

Directions

Front:

With green and F hook, ch 4, join to form loop.

Round 1 - Sl st in loop.  Ch 1. 11 sc in loop. Sl st in ch 1 to join. (12 sc)

Round 2 - Ch 3. Dc in same st. *2 dc in next st. Rep from *. Sl st in top of ch 3 to join. (24 dc)

Round 3 -  Ch 3. Dc in same st. *2 dc in next st. Rep from *. Sl st in top of ch 3 to join. Fasten off. (48 dc)

Back:

Ch 4, join to form loop.

Round 1 - Sl st in loop. Ch 1. 11 sc in loop. Sl st in ch 1 to join. (12 sc)

Round 2 - Ch 3. Dc in same st. *2 dc in next st. Rep from *. Sl st in top of ch 3 to join. (24 dc)

Round 3 - Ch 3. Dc in same st. *2 dc in next st. Rep from *. Sl st in top of ch 3 to join. Fasten off. (48 dc)

Eyes (make 2):

With black, ch 4, join to form loop.

Row 1 - Sl st in loop. Ch 1. 6 sc in loop. Fasten off.

Row 2 - Join white yarn with sl st. Ch 1. Sc in same st. *2 sc in next st. Rep from * to end. Fasten off.

Row 3 - Join green yarn with sl st. Ch 1. *Sc in next st. Rep from * to end. Fasten off.

Tongue:

With pink and D hook, ch 5.

Row 1 - Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in each ch to end, turn.

Rows 2-10 - Ch 1. Sc in each st to end, turn.

Row 11 - Ch 1. Sc tog first two st. Sc next two st, turn.

Row 12 - Ch 1. Sc tog st. Fasten off.

Assembly:

With green yarn and working in back loops of last row, attach eyes to top edge of front with sl st.

With black yarn, sl st around posts of 2nd round, joining starting ch of tongue, to form smile.

Attach a loop of green yarn to the back between the eyes to form hanger.

Sl st front and back together with green yarn. About halfway around, insert canning lid and continue to sl st around lid.




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