Learn how to crochet a frog with a sophisticated style!
Down by the rushing river, Fancy Frog sips tea from a honeysuckle flower. This frog amigurumi pattern is filled with character from their quirky smile to toadstool beret!
This Fancy Frog amigurumi pattern is a stop along the 2022 Softie Crochet Along. Head to this post on Underground Crafter to learn all about the CAL and check out the cool giveaways and other sweet softie crochet patterns!
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MATERIALS (what I recommend in parentheses)
- Yarn: Lightweight yarn (light-worsted, DK, or 4-ply) (Rico Creative Ricorumi DK)
- Frog – Ricorumi DK in Pea Green (#077)
- Hat – Ricorumi DK in Wine Red (#029)
- Hat spots – Ricorumi DK in Cream (#002)
- Hook: 2.75mm (C) hook (Clover Amour)
- Toy stuffing (Fairfield Poly-Fil)
- Stitch markers (Clover Quick Locking Stitch Markers Medium – I LOVE these, they don’t leave big holes in your work!)
- Safety eyes: size 9mm (Sumaju 200pc Safety Eyes)
- Embroidery floss or lightweight yarn for face embroidery
- Black for mouth and nose – Ricorumi DK in Black (#060)
- White for eye accent – Ricorumi DK in Cream (#002)
- Embroidery needle (DMC Embroidery Needles)
- Tapestry needle (DMC Tapestry Needle Size 16)
- Scissors (Gingher Stork Scissors)
- Optional: pink blush and brush or cotton bud for cheeks
The finished height of the frog amigurumi is 7 inches. Keep your tension tight and consistent to avoid stuffing showing through. My finished crochet frog is 7 inches long when using a 2.75 mm hook and Ricorumi Cotton DK yarn. You can use other hook and yarn combinations to make your frog amigurumi bigger or smaller. Just make sure your stitches are tight to avoid stuffing showing through. Check out this blog post to learn about yarn and hook exchanges to change the size of your amigurumi.
STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
ch – chain
ch st – chain stitch
inc – single crochet increase
inv dec – invisible decrease
rnd(s) – round(s)
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
_x – the number of times to repeat the steps in brackets
[ ] – Repeat steps between brackets for the specified number of times
( ) – The number of stitches you should have at the end of each round
- Changing color – Take the last yarn over of previous stitch with new color.
- Embroidering on crochet – See tutorial here.
- Finish off – Watch tutorial here.
- Inserting safety eyes – See tutorial here.
- Invisible decrease – Watch tutorial here.
- Magic ring – See tutorial here.
- All sections are worked in a continuous round, except feet which are worked in rows.
- Mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker.
- All stitches are written in US terminology.
- Demonstration photos are shown using right-handed crochet.
- When crocheting into a chain, I crochet into the back bump of the chain. If you’re not familiar with crocheting in the back bump of chain stitches, check out this blog post.
- For attaching pieces, I use the seamless join method from Planet June.
FANCY FROG AMIGURUMI PATTERN
• • • Work into back bump of chain stitches and then, when you turn to work down other side of chain, work into front and back loop of chain stitches. • • •
rnd 1: Ch 4, sc 1 into 2nd ch st from hook, sc 1, sc 3 into next ch st, turn to work down other side of ch, sc 1, inc 1 (8 sts)
rnd 2: [sc 3, inc 1] 2x (10 sts)
rnd 3: sc 2, inc 1, sc 4, inc 1, sc 1, sl st 1 (12 sts)
Fasten off, leaving a 15-inch tail for attaching. Weave in and cut beginning yarn tail. Set aside until after eye 2 is made.
Repeat rnds 1-3 from Eye 1, don’t fasten off. Remove stitch marker.
• • • WEAVE IN OR CUT YARN TAILS (EXCEPT WORKING YARN) BEFORE CONTINUING. • • •
rnd 1: Connecting the eyes. See photos for reference.
rnd 2: sc 4, inc 3, sc 13, inc 3, sc 9 (38 sts)
rnd 3: sc 7, inc 1, [sc 4, inc 1, sc 4] 2x, inc 1, sc 11 (42 sts)
rnds 4-9: sc around (42 sts for 6 rnds)
• • • MAKE FACE NOW • • •
Use the picture above as a guide for placement. First, insert the safety eyes between rnds 2 and 3 of eye pieces. After attaching the backing of the safety eye, I used a strong scissor to cut off most of the back post so it would fit in the eye piece. Using lightweight white yarn or embroidery floss and embroidery needle, add 2 long stitches to the right side of each eye as an accent. Using lightweight white yarn or embroidery floss and embroidery needle, make two small vertical stitches at the center of the face for the nose holes. The mouth is made with 2 long horizontal stitches that meet in the center of the face. You can also use blush and a small brush or cotton bud to apply blushy cheeks above the frog’s mouth!
• • •
rnd 10: [sc 5, inv dec 1] 6x (36 sts)
rnd 11: [sc 5, inc 1] 6x (42 sts)
rnd 12: [sc 3, inc 1, sc 3] 6x (48 sts)
rnd 13: [sc 7, inc 1] 6x (54 sts)
rnds 14-21: sc around (54 sts for 8 rnds)
rnd 22: [sc 7, inv dec 1] 6x (48 sts)
rnd 23: [sc 3, inv dec 1, sc 3] 6x (42 sts)
rnd 24: [sc 5, inv dec 1] 6x (36 sts)
rnd 25: [sc 2, inv dec 1, sc 2] 6x (30 sts)
rnd 26: [sc 3, inv dec 1] 6x (24 sts)
• • • STUFF FROG NOW & CONTINUE STUFFING UNTIL END. STOP HERE AND COMPLETE STEPS 1-4 OF THE MAKING THE BUTT PHOTO TUTORIAL BELOW BEFORE CONTINUING.• • •
rnd 27: [sc 1, inv dec 1, sc 1] 6x (18 sts)
rnd 28: [sc 1, inv dec 1] 6x (12 sts)
rnd 29: inv dec 6 (6 sts)
Sl st 1 into next st. Fasten off and cut yarn, leaving a 16-inch yarn tail for closing ending hole and making butt crack. Don’t close opening yet! See steps 5-8 of the photo tutorial below to finish Frog’s little butt.
MAKING THE BUTT
Time to make those sweet cheeks! Fancy Frog’s butt is easily formed using the yarn tail and 2 small balls of toy stuffing. The photo tutorial below will show you how to do it!
LEG (MAKE 2)
rnd 1: sc 6 into a magic ring (6 sts)
rnd 2: [inc 1, sc 1] 3x (9 sts)
rnds 3-20: sc around (9 sts for 18 rnds)
Fasten off and leave an 8-inch yarn tail for attaching. Don’t stuff. Using tapestry needle, attach to frog body in the stitches marked in the photo below.
FOOT (MAKE 2)
row 1: ch 4, [sl st 1 into next ch st, ch 3, sc 1 in 2nd ch st from hook, sc 1 in next ch st] 3x, sl st 1 into same ch st as last “toe” (makes 3 little frog toes)
Fasten off, leaving a 6-inch tail for attaching to leg. Using tapestry needle, attach to frog leg in the stitches marked in the photo below.
ARM (MAKE 2)
rnd 1: sc 6 into magic ring (6 sts)
rnd 2: [inc 1, sc 2] 2x (8 sts)
rnds 3-14: sc around (8 sts for 12 rnds)
Fasten off, leaving a 8-inch tail for attaching. Don’t stuff. Using tapestry needle, attach to frog body in the stitches marked in the photo below.
The Toadstool Hat is made using red and white yarn. Change yarn to white for 1 stitch to make a spot. I didn’t detail where to place the white spots on your Toadstool Hat as I just sprinkled them randomly throughout each round – making each hat unique! I placed white spots from rnds 2-9 of my hat, keeping rnds 1 and 10 just red.
rnd 1: sc 7 into a magic ring (7 sts)
rnd 2: inc 7 (14 sts)
rnd 3: [sc 1, inc 1] 7x (21 sts)
rnd 4: [sc 1, inc 1, sc 1] 7x (28 sts)
rnd 5: [sc 3, inc 1] 7x (35 sts)
rnd 6: [sc 2, inc 1, sc 2] 7x (42 sts)
rnds 7-8: sc around (42 sts for 2 rnds)
rnd 9: [sc 2, inv dec 1, sc 2] 7x (35 sts)
rnd 10: [sc 3, inv dec 1] 7x (28 sts)
Fasten off, leaving an 18-inch tail for attaching. Using the photo below as a guide, attach the hat to the frog’s head behind the left eye.
I hope you enjoyed this frog amigurumi crochet pattern! If you have any questions about this pattern, leave a comment below!
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