Henry the frog will be approx. 12 inches tall from hat to toe when using the recommended yarn and hook. Feel free to experiment with different yarns and hook sizes but please be aware this will change Henry’s size.

 

Materials needed:

2.5mm crochet hook

1 ball of La Mia cottony yarn in green P12

Very small amount of La Mia cottony in black

Tiny scrap of light pink yarn for the cheeks

Pink embroidery cotton for the mouth

9mm toy safety eyes (you could embroider these)

Yarn needle

Scissors

Toy stuffing

Stitch marker (scrap of yarn)

 

ABBREVIATIONS

Sc – Single crochet

Tc- treble crochet

Inc – increase

Sc-inc – single crochet increase

Sc-dec – single crochet invisible decrease

St – stitch

Ch – chain

Rep – repeat

Sl st – slip stitch

BLO – back loops only

Yo – yarn over

 

Stitches and techniques used.

 

Slip stitch

Insert hook in next st, yo and draw through all loops.

Single crochet

Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop (2 loops on hook), yo, draw through both loops

on hook.

Single crochet Invisible decrease [ sc- dec]

Please note that when making the invisible decrease you will be working in the front loops only of your two stitches.

Insert your hook into the front loop only of the first stitch. Do not yarn over and pull up yarn as you would in a traditional decrease. Insert your hook into the front loop only of the next stitch. You will need to turn the tip of your crochet hook downward to do this. Then swing your crochet hook up, and under the front loop of the 2nd stitch. You now have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull the yarn through the first 2 loops on your crochet hook, leaving 2 loops on your hook. Then yarn over again and pull yarn through the last 2 loops on your crochet hook.

Magic adjustable ring

First make a loop with your yarn leaving 3″ long tail. Insert hook in centre of loop made, yo and draw up loop. YO, pull through to make your first chain. (Do not count this as your first sc) Continue to crochet over the loop and the yarn tail until you have the required number of sc for your first round. For example, if the pattern calls for 6 scs, then sc 6 times into the ring. (Insert hook into the center of the ring and draw up loop, YO and draw through both loops.)  When you’re finished, pull the tail to close the ring.

 

 

Always move your stitch marker up at the end of each row as you will be working in

continuous rounds. Stitch count is in ( ) at the end of each row.

 

HEAD

Using Green yarn

Round 1. 6 sc in the magic circle, tighten the loop and place marker  (6)

Round 2. [ sc-inc ] rep  (12)

Round 3. [ sc x1, sc-inc ] rep (18)

Round 4. [ sc x 2, sc-inc ] rep (24)

Round 5. [ sc x  3, sc- inc ] rep (30)

Round 6, [ sc x 4, sc-inc ] rep   (36)

Round 7. [ sc x 5, sc-inc ] rep   (42)

Round 8. [ sc x 6, sc-inc ] rep   (48)

Rounds 9-22. Sc in each st around   (48)

Round 23. [ sc x 6, sc-dec ]   (42)

Round 24. [ sc x 5, sc-dec ] rep   (36)

Round 25. [ sc x 4, sc-dec ] rep   (30)

Begin to stuff and keep adding stuffing as you close the head.

Round 26. [ sc x 3, sc-dec ] rep   (24)

Round 27. [ sc x 2, sc-dec ] rep   (18)

Round 28. [ sc x 1, sc-dec ] rep   (12)

Round 29. [ sc-dec ] rep   (6)

Weave through the last 6 stitches and pull tight to close the hole.

 

 

 

EYES X2

Using green yarn

Round 1. 6 sc in the magic circle, tighten the loop and place marker  (6)

Round 2. [ sc-inc ] rep  (12)

Round 3. [ sc x 2, sc-inc ] rep   (16)

Rounds 4-6. Sc in each st around   (16)

Sl st into the next st to finish off, leave an extra long tail.

Place the safety eyes between rows 4-5 and secure the washers to the stems.

Add a little bit of stuffing to each eye and then pin them in place on the top of the frogs head, approx. 6 rows either side of the centre. Use the yarn tails to sew them to the head. Keeping the yarn attached make 3 stitches over over the top of the safety eyes to make the eye lids. (see pictures below) To finish off take the yarn tails through to the back of the head and bring them both out at the same position, make a double knot then hide the remainder of the tails inside the head.

CHEEKS X2

Using light pink yarn scraps

8 sc in the magic circle, tighten the loop and sl st into the first st to finish off.

Thread the yarn tail onto the needle and use it to keep the cheek in place by taking the tail through to the back of the head. Do the same with for both cheeks so that both tails are coming out at the same position at the back of the head.

Now take a long length of some slightly darker pink embroidery cotton and make obvious stitches around each cheek to secure them in place while also creating a decorative effect. Leave a beginning tail of cotton hanging out just next to the first cheek.

 

 

After you have secured both cheeks use the same piece of cotton to make the mouth, go from one cheek across to the other, then take your needle through the head and bring it out in the middle of the smile, make a small stitch over the thread of the mouth to bring it down slightly to make a smile. Take your thread back to the starting position (where you left the beginning tail hanging out) Make a double knot and hide the tails inside the head.

 

 

 

BODY

Using green yarn

Round 1. 6 sc in the magic circle, tighten the loop and place marker  (6)

Round 2. [ sc-inc ] rep  (12)

Round 3. [ sc x1, sc-inc ] rep (18)

Round 4. [ sc x 2, sc-inc ] rep (24)

Round 5. [ sc x  3, sc- inc ] rep (30)

Round 6, [ sc x 4, sc-inc ] rep   (36)

Round 7. [ sc x 5, sc-inc ] rep   (42)

Rounds 8-15. Sc in each st around

Round 16. [ sc x 5, sc-dec ] rep   (36)

Rounds 17-18. Sc in each st around   (36)

Round 19. [ sc x 4, sc-dec ] rep   (30)

Rounds 20-21. Sc in each st around   (30)

Round 22. [ sc x 3, sc-dec ] rep   (24)

Rounds 23-24. Sc in each st around   (24)

Round 25. [ sc x 2, sc-dec ] rep   (18)

Rounds 26-27. Sc in each st around   (18)

Sl st into the next st to finish off. Leave a long tail. Stuff the body well and then use the tail to sew the head to the body.

LEGS X2

Using green yarn

Round 1. 6sc in the magic circle, tighten the loop and place marker   (6)

Round 2. [ sc-inc ] rep   (12)

Rounds 3-8. Sc in each st around   (12)

Round 9. [ sc x 2, sc-dec ] rep   (9)

Rounds 10-22. Sc in each st around   (9)

Sl st into the next st to finish off, leave a very long tail. Stuff the bottom part of the leg only (the wider part).

FEET X2

Using green yarn

Round 1. 6sc in the magic circle, tighten the loop and place marker   (6)

Round 2. [ sc-inc ] rep   (12)

Rounds 3-7. Sc in each st around   (12)

Round 8. [ sc x 1. Sc-inc ] rep   (18)

Rounds 9-12. Sc in each st around   (18)

Flatten the foot and sc through both sets of stitches to close. Weave in end.

Sew the feet to the bottom of the legs.

Take the needle through the leg to make a knee. Fold the leg and make a couple of stitches along the fold.

 

Then take the needle through the leg again and bring it out at the wider, top part of the leg (where its stuffed). Sew the legs to the body so they are in a sitting position. (see pictures for reference) Making sure to sew the bottom part of the leg to the body also.

    

 

ARMS X2

Using green yarn

Round 1. 8 sc in the magic circle, tighten the loop and place marker   (8)

Rounds 2-11. Sc in each st around   (8)

Flatten the top of the arm and sc through both sets of stitches to close. Leave a long tail and sew the arms to the body.

HAT

Using Black yarn

Round 1. 6 sc in the magic circle, tighten the loop and place marker  (6)

Round 2. [ sc-inc ] rep  (12)

Round 3. [ sc x1, sc-inc ] rep (18)

Round 4. [ sc x 2, sc-inc ] rep (24)

Round 5. BLO sc in each st around   (24)

Round 6-12. (both loops) sc in each st around

Round 13. FLO [ sc x 1, sc-inc ] rep   (36)

Round 14. (both loops) sc in each st around   (36)

Sl st into the next st to finish off. Leave a long tail and sew the hat to the top of the head at a slight angle.

 

BOW

Using black yarn

Make a magic circle and work all of the following stitches into it.

Ch 4, tr x 5, ch 4, sl st into the circle, ch 4, tr x 5, ch 4, sl st into the circle

Pull the loop closed and leave a long tail. Wrap the tail around the middle of the bow a few times then sew the bow to the frogs neck.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed making Henry!

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