Jan 24, 2014

Knitting Pattern for Fred, the Frog

Fred, the Frog (bookmark)
by Stana D.S.

Finished bookmark /toy size:  10.5" (27cm)

Yarn: Less than a ball of green yarn in sport to medium weight. Yardage about 52 - 55 yards.

Recommended Needle Size: DPN US#3/3.25mm (set of 4). Or use your preferred needles for knitting in the round.

Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker, polyester fiberfill (1 small bag), small amount of white yarn for the eyes, small amount of red yarn for tongue, small amount of black embroidery yarn.

Abbreviations: KFB = Knit in front and back of the same st, it creates 2sts from 1st.
SSK = Slip st, slip st and knit the 2sts together, this decreases 2sts to 1st.
K2tog= knit two stitches together, this decreases 2sts to 1sts.
K3tog= knit three stitches together, this decreases 3sts to 1sts.

INSTRUCTIONS:
This frog is knitted in the rounds, start at the bottom of the body. The eyes, arms and legs are knitted separately and sewn on.

Body:
With the green yarn and two DPN cast on 6sts (3sts per needle). Place the stitch marker on the first st and begin working in the round.
Row 1: Knit around (6sts total)
Row 2: *KFB , knit 1, KFB; repeat from * around, 5sts per needle (10sts total)
Row 3: *KFB, knit 3, KFB; repeat from * around, 7sts per needle (14sts total)
Row 4: *KFB , knit 5, KFB; repeat from * around, 9sts per needle (18sts total)
Row 5: *KFB, knit 7, KFB; repeat from * around, 11sts per needle (22sts total)
Row 6: *KFB, knit 9, KFB; repeat from * around, 13sts per needle (26sts total)
Row 7: * KFB, knit 11, KFB; repeat from * around, 15sts per needle (30sts total)
Row 8 - 42: Knit around 35 rows (30sts total) Thread the tail from the cast on sts on a yarn needle. Stitch through all of the cast on stitches, pull up tight to close the hole, stitch to secure.
Row 43: *SSK, knit 11, K2tog; repeat from * around, 13sts per needle (26sts total)
Row 44: *SSK, knit 9, K2tog; repeat from * around, 11sts per needle (22sts total)
Row 45: *SSK, knit 7, K2tog; repeat from * around, 9sts per needle (18sts total)
Row 46: *SSK, knit 5, K2tog; repeat from * around, 7sts per needle (14sts total)
Row 47: *SSK, Knit 3, K2tog; repeat from * around, 5sts per needle (10sts total)
Row 48: *SSK, knit 1, K2tog; repeat from * around, 3sts per needle (6sts total). Cut the green yarn and attach the red yarn.
Row 49 - 53: Knit around 5 rows(6sts total)
Row 54: K3tog, K3tog (2 sts total) Cut the yarn, leaving long enough tail, and thread the end on a yarn needle. Pull the end through the remaining stitches on needles, gather up and close the hole, stitch to secure.


Eye balls (make 2):
With the green yarn and three DPN cast on 9sts (3sts per needle). Place the stitch marker on the first st and begin working in the round.
Row 1: Knit around (9sts total)
Row 2: *KFB, Knit 2; repeat from * around, 4sts per needle (12sts total)
Row 3: * KFB, Knit 3; repeat from * around, 5sts per needle (15sts total)
Row 4: Knit around (15sts total). Change the green yarn to the white yarn.
Row 5: Knit around (15sts total). Thread the tail from the cast on sts on a yarn needle. Stitch through all of the cast on stitches, pull up tight to close the hole, stitch to secure. Begin to stuff the eye ball with fiberfill.
Row 6: *SSK, Knit 3; repeat from * around, 4sts per needle (12sts total)
Row 7: *SSK, Knit 2; repeat from * around, 3sts per needle (9sts total) Finish stuffing the eye ball. Cut the yarn, leaving long enough tail, and thread the end on a yarn needle. Pull the end through the remaining stitches on needles, gather up and close the hole, stitch to secure. With the black embroidery yarn embroider the pupil on the eye ball, using the picture as a guide. Sew the eye ball on frog's head using the picture as a guide. Repeat for the second eye ball.

Arms and legs (make 4):
With the green yarn and two DPN cast on 6sts (3sts per needle). Place the stitch marker on the first st and begin working in the round.
Row 1 - 20: Knit around (6sts total)
Row 21: *KFB, knit 1, KFB; repeat from * around, 5sts per needle (10sts total)
Row 22 : Knit around (10sts total)
Row 23: *KFB, knit 3, KFB; repeat from * around, 7sts per needle (14sts total)
Row 24 : Knit around (14sts total)
Row 25: Knit and cast off from both DPN at the same time. Cut the yarn, leaving long enough tail, thread the tail on a yarn needle and stitch to secure. Thread the tail from the cast on sts on a yarn needle and sew the arm (leg) on the body of the frog using the picture as a guide.
Repeat for the second arm, and for both legs.

Finishing: With the black embroidery yarn embroider the fly on the frog's tongue using the picture as a guide.

Copyright: This pattern was design and written by Stana D.S.
The pattern is for personal use only.  Please acknowledge the author. Thank you.










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