poniedziałek, 10 czerwca 2019

FROG keychain FREE TUTORIAL & PATTERN

Hi, it's time for the tutorial little frog keychain. I made the frog some time ago (LINK).You can watch the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and in the post I publish free pattern. Subscribe the chanel and blog. Happy crocheting! :)
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Materials:

  • YarnArt Jeans: green (no 69), light pink (no 18), white, yellow (no 67)
  • Safety eyes 5 mm (you may crochet the eyes - see PUPIL section)
  • Crochet hook 2 mm
  • Crochet hook 1 mm (for the crochet pupil)
  • Black floss (for the smile)
  • Keychain ring
  • Stuffing
  • Tapestry needle and sharp needle
  • Scissors. 

Abbreviations (USA terminology):

• MR = magic ring
• st = stitch
• sl st = slip stitch
• ch = chain
• sc = single crochet
• dc = double crochet
• inc = increase (2 sc in one st)
• dec = decrease (sc2tog)
• (..) = repeat the pattern particular number of times
• [..] = complete number of st in the round / row
• rnd = round

The finished frog is approx. 10 cm (4 inches) tall.

HEAD & BODY

YarnArt Jeans green no 69.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in MR [6]
(Instead of MR you may start with ch 2 and insert the hook in 2nd st from the hook and crochet 6 sc).

Rnd 2: 6 inc [12]
Rnd 3: (1 sc, inc) x 6 [18]
Rnd 4: (1 sc, inc, 1 sc) x 6 [24]
Rnd 5: (3 sc, inc) x 6 [30]
Rnd 6: (2 sc, inc, 2 sc) x 6 [36]
Rnd 7-11: 36 sc [36]
Rnd 12: (2 sc, dec, 2 sc) x 6 [30]
Rnd 13: (3 sc, dec) x 6 [24]
Rnd 14: (1 sc, dec, 1 sc) x 6 [18]
Rnd 15: (1 sc, dec) x 6 [12]
Stuff the head.

Rnd 16: (1 sc, inc) x 6 [18]
Rnd 17: (1 sc, inc, 1 sc) x 6 [24]
Rnd 18-23: 24 sc [24]
Rnd 24: (1 sc, dec, 1 sc) x 6 [18]
Rnd 25: (1 sc, dec) x 6 [12]
Rnd 26: 6 dec [6]
Red pins - the placement for arms

Yellow pins - the placement for legs

The side of the body

EYE (make 2)

YarnArt Jeans white.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in MR [6]
Rnd 2: 6 inc [12]
Change yarn to green (I work invisible finish before changing the yarn).
Rnd 3-5: 12 sc [12]
Insert safety eyes (I use the eyes 5 mm in diameter).
Stuff the eyes if needed.

Rnd 6: 6 dec [6]
Distance between eyes = 3 rounds. Sew the eyes on the top of the head in 4-5 rnds.
I recommend you to watch the tutorial.

Crochet pupil

Crochet hook 1 mm.
Black floss.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in MR [6]
Tie up the yarn ends inside the eye (on wrong side) together with white yarn ends.

Crochet pupil

PALM & ARM (make 2)

YarnArt Jeans green no 69.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in MR [6]
Rnd 2: (1 sc, inc) x 3 [9]
Rnd 3: (1 sc, dec) x 3 [6]
Rnd 4: 3 dec [3]
Stuff the palm if needed.
Work sl st through the top of the palm and crochet ch 5 to make the arm. Join the arm with the body, crocheting sl st.
Hide loose yarn ends.
Attach the arms between rounds 16-17 of the body.

FOOT & LEG (make 2)

YarnArt Jeans green no 69.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in MR [6]
Rnd 2: 6 inc [12]
Rnd 3: 12 sc [12]
Rnd 4: (1 sc, dec) x 4 [8]
Rnd 5: 4 dec [4]
Stuff the foot if needed.
Work sl st through the top of the foot and crochet ch 6 to make the leg. Join the leg with the body, crocheting sl st.
Hide loose yarn ends.
Attach the legs between rounds 24-25 of the body.


Leg (on the left) and arm (on the right)

CROWN

Start with ch 8, join in the round.
Rnd 1: 8 sc [8]
Rnd 2: (1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc) in one st, skip the next st. Repeat the pattern 4 times.






Embroidering the smile and cheeks

Red pins (photo below) are between rounds 9-10; distance between pins approx. 7 sts.


Frog is almost ready, without the crown:


And finished frog with the crown and the keychain attached:


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