Free Crochet Frog Pattern

 

Free crochet frog pattern, free Amigurumi frog pattern by Cuddly Stitches Craft (9)

This Amigurumi frog was a special request by my hubby who has recently set up his first terrarium and wanted to have a cuddly friend for his new dart frogs. Frederick the Frog now proudly sits on the top of the terrarium guarding our little family members. This free crochet frog pattern was a real fun to make and I especially enjoyed making the eyes. Why don’t you have a go at this pattern and let me know what your favourite part is. 🙂

 

Free Crochet Frog Pattern – Notes

Skill level: intermediate to advanced crochet skills and knowledge

Finished size when seated: 20.5cm / 8 inches

Finished size from eyes to toes: 35.5cm / 14 inches

 

Free Crochet Frog Pattern – Materials and Equipment

Yarn I used for this free crochet frog pattern:

– Fine Sport #2 = 4 ply

– 55% cotton and 45% acrylic blend

– 1x ball of dark green yarn – YarnArt Jeans – colour 52 – (50g/160m)

– 1x ball of light green yarn – YarnArt Jeans – colour 60 – (50g/160m)

– 1x ball of cream yarn – YarnArt Jeans – colour 03 – (50g/160m)

 

I like to purchase my YarnArt Jeans from Amazon HERE or from Etsy HERE. If you would like to check some great substitutes for YarnArt Jeans then have a read of my Best Yarn for Making Amigurumi tutorial. You can find the substitutes towards the end of the article.

Or just simply use any 100% cotton that will work just as well. You can also use 100% acrylic if you prefer to work with this type of yarn.

Other materials used: polyester fibre fill

Crochet hook: I used 2.5mm = B/1, if using different weight of yarn then refer to hook size recommendations on the yarn but go one size smaller. I highly recommend this ergonomic crochet hook set from Amazon as it comes in a stylish case and with other accessories such as stitch markers etc.

Other equipment used: scissors, yarn needle, pins with large heads, stitch marker or thin yarn to use instead, 12mm safety eyes

Choking hazard warning: the use of safety eyes or buttons poses a choking risk for children under the age of 3 therefore I recommend using embroidery instead.

 

Free Crochet Frog Pattern – Abbreviations Used

This free crochet frog pattern is written using US crochet terminology

– MR: magic ring – watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet a magic ring for Amigurumi

– ST: stitch

– SC: single crochet stitch

– HDC: half double crochet stitch

– DC: double crochet stitch

– TC: triple crochet stitch

– CH: chain stitch

– SL: slip stitch

– INC: increase = two single crochet stitches in the same stitch

– L INC: large increase = three single crochet stitches in the same stitch

– DEC: standard decrease

– INV DEC: invisible decrease = insert the hook into the front loop of the first stitch (two loops on hook) and immediately insert it again into the front loop of the next stitch (three loops on the hook). Yarn over and draw through the first two loops on the hook (two loops on the hook). Yarn over and draw through the two loops on the hook to finish your invisible decrease. Watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet an invisible decrease for Amigurumi

– BLO: back loops only

– FO: fasten off

– (…..) x 6: repeat the pattern inside the brackets by the given number (in this example, repeat the pattern in the brackets 6 times)

– {…}: number shown inside these brackets equals the number of total stitches at the end of each round

 

Free Crochet Frog Pattern – Let’s Get Started!

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How to Crochet the Eye Sockets

Crochet from the top of the eye socket towards the base.

R1: MR – 6 x SC into the ring {6} – watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet a magic ring for Amigurumi

R2: INC in each ST around {12}

R3: (SC in next ST, INC) x 6 {18}

R4: SC in next ST, INC, (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next ST {24}

R5: (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 6 {30}

R6: SC in next 2 ST, INC, (SC in next 4 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 2 ST {36}

R7-R10 (4 rounds): SC in each ST around {36}

FO and leave a long piece of yarn for sewing.

Do not stuff.

 

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How to Crochet the Eye Balls

Crochet two balls.

R1: MR – 6 x SC into the ring {6} – don’t make the MR too tight and leave a small hole in the middle for the safety eyes

R2: INC in each ST around {12}

R3: (SC in next ST, INC) x 6 {18}

R4: SC in each ST around {18}

You can now insert the safety eyes in the middle of the MR and place the safety backs on.

R5-R6 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {18}

R7: (SC in next ST, INV DEC) x 6 {12} – watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet an invisible decrease for Amigurumi

Stuff well before crocheting R8.

R8: DEC all around {6}

FO closing the hole with a yarn needle and weave the yarn end in.

 

How to Crochet the Head and the Body

Crochet the head and the body in one piece starting from the top of the head down to the bottom of the body.

R1: MR – 6 x SC into the ring {6}

R2: INC in each ST around {12}

R3: (SC in next ST, INC) x 6 {18}

R4: SC in next ST, INC, (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next ST {24}

R5: (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 6 {30}

R6: SC in next 2 ST, INC, (SC in next 4 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 2 ST {36}

R7: (SC in next 5 ST, INC) x 6 {42}

R8: SC in next 3 ST, INC, (SC in next 6 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 3 ST {48}

R9: (SC in next 7 ST, INC) x 6 {54}

R10: SC in next 4 ST, INC, (SC in next 8 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 4 ST {60}

R11: (SC in next 9 ST, INC) x 6 {66}

R12: SC in next 5 ST, INC, (SC in next 10 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 5 ST {72}

R13: (SC in next 11 ST, INC) x 6 {78}

R14-R22 (9 rounds): SC in each ST around {78}

Change yarn to light green colour.

R23: SC in each ST around {78} – BLO

R24-R25 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {78}

R26: (SC in next 11 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {72}

R27: SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 10 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 5 ST {66}

R28: (SC in next 9 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {60}

R29: SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 8 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 4 ST {54}

R30: (SC in next 7 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {48}

R31: SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 6 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 3 ST {42}

R32: (SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {36}

Start stuffing the head and continue to stuff as you go along.

R33: SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 2 ST {30}

R34: (SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {24}

R35: SC in next ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next ST {18}

R36: SC in each ST around {18}

Do not FO as you will continue to crochet the body from here onwards.

 

Before you continue with the body, you need to crochet one row of slip stitches into the front loops of R22 of the head:

– insert your hook into the first front loop of R22

– grab a long piece of dark green yarn and pull it through the front loop

– chain 1x ST

– SL ST in each front loop around {78}

– FO and weave the yarn end in

 

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You can now continue to crochet the body.

Change yarn to dark green colour.

R37: Continue where you finished with R36 of the head –INC in each ST around {36}

R38: SC in each ST around {36}

R39: (SC in next 5 ST, INC) x 6 {42}

R40: SC in next 3 ST, INC, (SC in next 6 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 3 ST {48}

R41: (SC in next 7 ST, INC) x 6 {54}

R42: SC in each ST around {54}

R43: SC in next 4 ST, INC, (SC in next 8 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 4 ST {60}

Stuff the neck really well to stop the head from being floppy or insert a crafting wire or a hair curler. I just stuff really well.

Continue to stuff as you go along.

R44-R45 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {60}

R46: (SC in next 9 ST, INC) x 6 {66}

R47-R48 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {66}

R49: SC in next 5 ST, INC, (SC in next 10 ST, INC) x 5, SC in next 5 ST {72}

R50-R53 (4 rounds): SC in each ST around {72}

R54: (SC in next 11 ST, INC) x 6 {78}

R55-R59 (5 rounds): SC in each ST around {78}

R60: (SC in next 11 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {72}

R61-R62 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {72}

R63: SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 10 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 5 ST {66}

R64: SC in each ST around {66}

R65: (SC in next 9 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {60}

R66: SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 8 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 4 ST {54}

R67: (SC in next 7 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {48}

R68: SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 6 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 3 ST {42}

R69: (SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {36}

R70: SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next 2 ST {30}

R71: (SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {24}

R72: SC in next ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC) x 5, SC in next ST {18}

R73: (SC in next ST, INV DEC) x 6 {12}

R74: SC in each ST around {12}

FO, close the hole using a yarn needle and weave the yarn end in.

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How to Crochet the Fingers

Fingers – 3x for each arm:

R1: MR – 6 x SC into the ring {6}

R2: INC in each ST around {12}

R3: (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 3 {15}

R4: SC in each ST around {15}

R5: (SC in next ST, INV DEC) x 5 {10}

R6: (SC in next ST, INV DEC) x 2, SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC {7}

R7-R8 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {7}

1st and 2nd finger: FO after R8 and weave yarn ends in

3rd finger: do not FO and leave your hook in after R8

Stuff the fingers and continue with R9 in the next section of the pattern.

 

How to Crochet the Arms

You can now crochet the fingers together to finish the arm.

R9 – continue from where you finished with R8 in the 3rd finger (this will be your right finger): SC in next 3 ST, insert your hook in one of the stitches in the middle finger (Pic F2) and SC in next 4 ST, insert your hook in one of the stitches in the last finger (left finger) (Pic F4) and SC in next 7 ST, insert your hook back into the middle finger (Pic F6), SC in next 3 ST, insert your hook back into the right finger (Pic F8), SC in next 4 ST {21}

 

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Stuff the arm as you go along.

R10: SC in each ST around {21}

R11: (SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {18}

R12: SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 2, SC in next 2 ST {15}

R13-R17 (5 rounds): SC in each ST around {15}

R18: INV DEC, SC in next 13 ST {14}

R19-R21 (3 rounds): SC in each ST around {14}

R22: INV DEC, SC in next 12 ST {13}

R23-R25 (3 rounds): SC in each ST around {13}

R26: INV DEC, SC in next 11 ST {12}

R27-R34 (8 rounds): SC in each ST around {12} – stop stuffing the arm after R30

R35: SC in next ST and then SC the opening together to close the arm

FO and leave a long piece of yarn for sewing.

 

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How to Crochet the Toes

First crochet three separate toes and then connect them together to finish the foot.

Toes – 3x for each foot:

R1: MR – 6 x SC into the ring {6}

R2: INC in each ST around {12}

R3: (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 4 {16}

R4-R5 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {16}

R6: (SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC) x 4 {12}

R7: (SC in next ST, INV DEC) x 4 {8}

R8-R9 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {8}

1st and 2nd toe: FO after R9 and weave yarn ends in

3rd toe: do not FO and leave your hook in after R9

Stuff the toes and continue with R10 in the next section of the pattern.

 

How to Crochet the Feet

You can now crochet the toes together to make a foot.

R10 – continue from where you finished with R9 in the 3rd toe (this will be your right toe): SC in next 4 ST, insert your hook in one of the stitches in the middle toe and SC in next 4 ST, insert your hook in one of the stitches in the last toe (left toe) and SC in next 8 ST, insert your hook back into the middle toe, SC in next 4 ST, insert your hook back into the right toe, SC in next 4 ST {24}

R11: SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC, SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC, SC in next 6 ST, INV DEC, SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC, SC in next 3 ST {20}

R12: INV DEC, SC in next 7 ST, INV DEC, SC in next 9 ST {18}

R13: SC in each ST around {18}

Start stuffing the foot.

R14: SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 2, SC in next 2 ST {15}

R15: (SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {12}

R16: SC in each ST around {12}

Finish stuffing the foot.

FO, close the hole using a yarn needle and weave the yarn end in.

 

How to Crochet the Legs

Surface crochet the base of the leg into the foot and continue to crochet upwards.

R1: Surface crochet 18 slip stitches into the foot:

– First use some thread and needle to outline the base of the leg keeping in mind that you need to surface crochet 18 SL STs following the outline (Pic L1 & L2)

– Insert your hook into the back of the foot (in the middle of the closing circle), grab your yarn and pull a loop through (Pic L3), chain 1x ST, start surface crocheting slip stitches around your outline (Pic L4)

– Surface crochet 18 SL STs all the way round to the back of the foot (Pic L5) and continue to crochet R2 in continuous spiral

R2: SC in each ST around {18} – (Pic L6)

 

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R3: SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 2, SC in next 2 ST {15}

R4: SC in each ST around {15}

R5: (SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {12}

R6: SC in each ST around {12}

R7: INC, SC in next 11 ST {13}

R8: INC, SC in next 12 ST {14}

R9: SC in each ST around {14}

R10: (SC in next 6 ST, INC) x 2 {16}

R11: (SC in next 7 ST, INC) x 2 {18}

R12-R14 (3 rounds): SC in each ST around {18}

Start stuffing the leg and stuff as you go along. But you don’t want to stuff too much around the knee otherwise it will be difficult to bend.

R15: SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 2, SC in next 2 ST {15}

R16: SC in each ST around {15}

R17: (SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {12}

R18: SC in next ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC) x 2, SC in next ST {9}

R19: (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 3 {12}

R20: (SC in next ST, INC) x 6 {18}

R21-R22 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {18}

R23: (SC in next 5 ST, INC) x 3 {21}

R24-R30 (7 rounds): SC in each ST around {21}

R31: (SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {18}

R32: SC in each ST around {18}

R33: SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC, (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 2, SC in next 2 ST {15}

Stop stuffing the leg.

R34-R35 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {15}

R36: (SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {12}

R37: SC in each ST around {12}

R38: SC in next 3 ST and then SC the opening together to close the leg

FO and leave a long piece of yarn for sewing.

 

Free Crochet Frog Pattern – Assembly

Eyes: First place the eye balls inside the eye sockets and pin them to the head making sure they are symmetrical from the front, side and back. Then take the eye balls out of the sockets and sew the sockets to the head. I attached each eye socket between R5 and R14 of the head but you can attach them as per your preference. You can then place the eye balls back into the sockets and either sew them or glue them in.

Arms: Pin the arms to the body in a forward facing angle (at about 45°) making sure both arms are symmetrical from the front and back. Sew the arms to the body. I placed them between R40 and R45 of the body.

Legs: Turn the body upside down with the nose facing away from you. Pin the legs to the body as shown in the photo below making sure they look symmetrical. The best way to ensure you are happy with the placement of the legs is to sit your toy up and adjust the placement of the legs if needed. Sew the legs to the body. I placed them between R69 and R74 of the body.

 

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Free Crochet Frog Pattern – Your Finished Crochet Toy:

You have now finished your toy! I hope you found my free crochet frog pattern easy to follow and enjoyed making the frog!
I would very much welcome your feedback so please do leave a comment in the comment box at the bottom of this page. And don’t forget that I love to see your finished toys so please share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #cuddlystitchescraft

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Free Crochet Hippo Pattern

 

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  1. Love all the patterns

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    • Hi Marian, thank you so much and I am so happy you like my patterns! 🙂
      Love, Petra

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