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Little Frog Knitting Pattern

Little Frog Knitting Pattern

A Design by Liz @PurlsAndPixels

Knit this little frog for your favorite person. This little knitted toy is a great project for left over yarn, using only about 20 yards.

Little frog knitting pattern, free from Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels

How this Little Knit Frog is Made

This little frog is knit in three main pieces. You’ll make his body first, then make and sew his legs on. I have included instructions for crochet eyes, but you can also substitute small buttons for eyes. I chose Caron Simply Soft in Kelly Green to make this guy, but try him in your favorite worsted weight yarn and color.

MaterialsLittle frog knitting pattern, free from Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels

AbbreviationsLittle knit frog toy, free knitting pattern from @PurlsAndPixels

  • k = Knit.
  • p = Purl.
  • ** = Repeat the pattern between the asterisks.
  • make 1 = Pick up the strand between the stitch just worked and the next stitch from front to back with the left needle and knit into the back of it.
  • k2tog = Knit two together.
  • ssk = Slip, slip, knit. [Slip two stitches as if to knit. Insert left needle from left to right into the fronts of the two slipped stitches. Pull working yarn through both stitches with right needle to knit together.]
  • sl1pwyif = Slip one stitch purlwise with yarn in front.
  • sl1kwyib = Slip one stitch knitwise with yarn in back.
  • sc = single crochet

Gauge

20 stitches and 28 rows in stockinette = 4 inches on No. 5/3.75 MM needles

Instructions: Little Knit Frog

(measures approximately 3” x 2”)

 Frog Body

(Knit in the round with Color 1. Use stitch marker to keep track of the beginning/ends of your rows by placing it in the first stitch of each row/round.)

Row 1: Provisionally cast on 8. Join round.

Row 2: k 8 (8 stitches).

Row 3: k 8 (8 stitches).

Row 4: k1, make 1, k2, make 1, k2, make 1, k 2, make 1, k1 (12 stitches).

Row 5: k 12 (12 stitches).

Row 6: k1, make 1, k4, make 1, k2, make 1, k 4, make 1, k1 (16 stitches).

Row 7: k 16 (16 stitches).

Row 8: k1, make 1, k6, make 1, k2, make 1, k 6, make 1, k1 (20 stitches).

Rows 9 thru 16: k 20 (20 stitches).

Row 17: k1, make 1, k8, make 1, k2, make 1, k 8, make 1, k1 (24 stitches).

Row 18: k 24 (24 stitches).

Row 19: k1, make 1, k10, make 1, k2, make 1, k 10, make 1, k1 (28 stitches).

Row 20: k 28 (28 stitches).

Row 21: k1, ssk, k8, k2tog, k2, ssk, k8, k2tog, k1 (24 stitches).

Row 22: k24 (24 stitches).

Row 23: k1, ssk, k6, k2tog, k2, ssk, k6, k2tog, k1 (20 stitches).

Row 24: k20 (20 stitches).

Row 25: k1, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k1 (16 stitches).

Row 26: k16 (16 stitches).

Row 27: k1, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k1 (12 stitches).

Row 28: k12 (12 stitches).

Row 29: ssk, k2tog, ssk, k2tog (4 stitches).

Cut yarn leaving 12-inch tail and bind off with Kitchener’s stitch.

Stuff the frog body with a small bit of Polyfill, but don’t overstuff.

Move the stitches from your provisional cast on to knitting needles, and close the frog with Kitchener’s stitch. Weave in loose ends.

Frog Back Legs

(Knit flat with Color 1, turning after each row. Make 2.)

Row 1: Cast on 11 stitches. Turn.

Row 2: sl1pwyif, p10 (11 stitches).

Row 3: sl1kwyib, k10 (11 stitches).

Row 4: sl1pwyif, p10 (11 stitches).

Row 5: sl1kwyib, make 1, k9, make 1, k1 (13 stitches).

Row 6: sl1pwyif, p12 (13 stitches).

Row 7: sl1kwyib, k12 (13 stitches).

Row 8: sl1pwyif, p 12 (13 stitches).

Row 9: sl1kwyib, ssk, k7, k2tog, k1 (11 stitches).

Row 10: sl1pwyif, p10 (11 stitches).

Row 11: sl1kwyib, ssk, k5, k2tog, k1 (9 stitches).

Row 12: sl1pwyif, p8 (9 stitches).

Row 13: sl1kwyib, ssk, k3, k2tog, k1 (7 stitches).

Row 14: sl1pwyif, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k1 (5 stitches).

Row 15: sl1kwyib, k4 (5 stitches).

Row 16: sl1pwyif, p4 (5 stitches).

Row 17: Bind off.Little frog knitting pattern, frog legs

Cut yarn, leaving a 12-inch tail and pull through.

Allow the legs to curl up into themselves a bit, as they naturally will. Sew both legs to the narrow end of the frog, leaving some of the curled edges inside.

Frog Front Legs

(Knit flat with Color 1, turning after each row. Make 1.)

Row 1: Cast on 14 stitches. Turn.

Row 2: sl1pwyif, p13 (14 stitches).

Row 3: sl1kwyib, k13 (14 stitches).

Row 4: sl1pwyif, p13 (14 stitches).

Row 5: Bind off in knit stitch pattern.Little frog knitting pattern, feet

Cut yarn, leaving a 12-inch tail, and pull through. Allow the fabric to curl long-ways, with the purl-side facing out. With darning needle, sew to body in a “v” shape, with the point of the “v” ending under the frog’s “chin.” Sew one tight stitch across the middle point (the bottom of the “v”) to make the front feet appear separate. Weave in loose ends.

Frog Eyes

(Crochet with Color 2. Make 2.)

Row 1: Chain 2.

Row 2: sc4 into 1st chain.

How to crochet small round circles, step 1

How to crochet small round circles, step 2

Pull yarn tail to tighten center of circle.

How to crochet small round circles, step 3

Cut yarn, leaving an 8-inch tail, and pull through.

How to crochet small round circles, step 4

With darning needle, sew tail trough the legs of the first sc stitch.

How to crochet small round circles, step 5

Next, bring tail down and between the legs of the last sc stitch.

How to crochet small round circles, step 6

This will create a smooth finished circle.

Little knit frog pattern by Liz @PurlsAndPixels

Sew frog eyes (or buttons) to frog’s face, on top of its head. Weave in loose ends.

Print the Free Little Knit Frog Pattern

Printable version of this free knitting pattern

 

Printable little frog knitting pattern and chart PDF by Liz @PurlsAndPixels

Little frog knitting pattern free from Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels

 

©2017, Liz Chandler of PurlsAndPixels. This pattern is for personal use, gifting, and charitable donation of completed items. You may also sell items made using this pattern. Do not copy and sell the pattern or use it for any commercial purpose. Thank you!

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