Frog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Louie's Loops

Beginner difficulty

Beginner

45 minutes

PDF

Video

Lefty

In this amigurumi crochet pattern we’ll be making a frog without using a darning needle at ALL, taking “no-sewing” to a new level! This beginner amigurumi pattern features a full video tutorial along with its written instructions below. The Frog is part of our new eBook, The Bawnimals, which teaches how to make a variety of these crocheted mini, no-sew, animals!
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What you'll create

What you'll learn

What you'll need

Cotton Yarn

Weight

Colors

Main Color
White (Eyes, optional)
Black Thread (Mouth)

Crochet Hook

G6 / 4.00 mm

Safety Bead (x2)

6 mm

Darning Needle

Stuffing

Abbreviations

ch

Chain Stitch

st

Stitch

slst

Slip Stitch

sc

Single Crochet

inc

Increase

invdec

Invisible Decrease

FLO/BLO

Front / Back Loops Only

mbo

Mini Bobble Stitch

bo

Bobble Stitch (4-dc bobble)

Other Useful Info

Gauge

5 Rnds and 4 sts per 1”
Finished piece is about 1 – 2” tall

Worked

In the Round (without turning)

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The Pattern

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(1:23) The time codes match to the pattern video

01The Body

[Starting in Main Color]
Magic loop

Rnd 1: sc 6 in the magic loop (6)

In the following round we’ll be making mbo (Mini Bobble) stitches for the eyes. Try crocheting them in White to get a googly eyed look. See the video at (11:36) for a detailed example.

mbo = Mini Bobble (dc3tog)

{} = Worked in the same stitch

[W] = Stitch in white

Try not changing to white for the eyes to make a more minimalistic look to your frog. You can also use a line in the eye instead of a safety eye to make a more realistic frog eye!

Rnd 2: inc 1, {sc 1, mbo 1 [W]}, inc 2, {mbo 1 [W], sc 1}, inc 1 (12)

Rnd 3: sc 3, inc 1, sc 5, inc 1, sc 2 (14)

Rnd 4: sc 4, inc 1, sc 6, inc 1, sc 2 (16)

Rnd 5: sc 5, inc 1, sc 6, inc 1, sc 3 (18)

Rnd 6: sc in each st (18)

Add eyes into the mbo stitches from Rnd 2. First, insert a hook between the stitches on either the left or right of the center. Twist the hook to separate the stitches and leave a hole where you can insert the back of a 6mm or 8mm safety eye. Lock onto the back on the inside. There are a few ways to do this to make your Bawnimals looking different directions, so test a few out before locking it in place.

Add a mouth using a line of black thread between the eyes, double knotted on the inside.

In the following round we’ll be making the legs using bo (Bobble) stitches worked into stitches from the rounds *above* Rnd 6. See video at (40:18) for added details.

bo = Bobble (dc4tog)

Rnd 7: sc 6, working into the inc from Rnd 4 (two Rnds up) bo 1 (Photos A1, A2),

sc 1, working into the st from Rnd 5 (one Rnd up) bo 1 (Photos B1, B2),

sc 3, working into the st from Rnd 5 (one Rnd up) bo 1 (Photos C1, C2),

sc 1, working into the inc from Rnd 4 (two Rnds up) bo 1 (Photos D1, D2),

sc 3 (18)

Rnd 8: [sc 1, invdec 1] 6 times (12)

Stuff mostly. Add 2 mini magnets into the top of the head to make your Bawnimals stackable. Make sure it’s flipped the correct way as it is difficult to flip it later!

Sew on any other items you want to add, like a bow!

Rnd 9: invdec in each (6)

Stuff fully. Add 2 more mini magnets to the bottom (make sure it’s flipped correctly!) and sew closed.

If you'd like, try embroidering on a butt line using Black thread.

02Stuffing and Sewing Closed

One of the fun quirks I like to add to all of my Bawnimals is to add mini magnets on both the top and bottom. This allows them to stick to any metal surface, or mini magnets so that they can be worn on clothing and attached to refrigerators.
The magnets in the head also let them attach to each other, so that your Bawnimals can now stack up on each others heads!

To stuff with a mini magnet you’ll first need the right magnets. I like using neodymium magnets because they are super strong and can easily stick together through the crochet fabric. Specifically, I like using 2 size 12x2mm magnets stacked together on both the top and bottom.

After Rnd 8 of the body, before stuffing slightly, first add the mini magnets to the top of your Bawnimal’s head. Use extra magnets on the top to make sure that the ones inside are stuffed as close to the top as possible and stay in place as you finish your Bawnimal.
If you have already made a magnetic Bawnimal, also make sure that the magnets are flipped the correct way so that the negative and positive ends match up and your Bawnimals can still stack, otherwise they will repel each other.

Once in place, stuff slightly using poly-fill and yarn threads to keep the magnet in place. Then continue onto the final Rnd 9 of the body. Sew on any last additions, stuff fully, and finally insert two more mini magnets into the bottom before sewing closed. Make sure, like the top magnets, that these too are flipped the correct way for optimal stack-ability.

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