Monday, July 23, 2012

Frog head lovey*

I needed a last minute gift for my nephew’s baptism. This idea caught my eye on Pinterest. Someone pinned a cute owl lovey, but James likes frogs and monkeys, not owls. So after a little revising, this is what I came up with; a frog head lovey.  At first I was not sure if it looked like a frog, but after I got validation from my daughter, I wrapped it up to gift. I started around 4 pm and had it finished before bed. My hand ached, but I got it done in about 5-6 hours. The blanket is a simple granny square. I used Bernat’s Pipsqueak yarn with a 10 mm hook. I was surprised at how little one skein made, but I had no time to shop for more.  I added a border with 2 strands of worsted weight white yarn held together for 2 rows. It is plain single crochet, nothing fancy. This is a quick gift to crochet, but I hope you have more time than I did to enjoy the process. Eventually, I would like to create a variety of heads, maybe someone from Dr. Seuss or Disney.

Frog head
Materials needed- a small amount of ww yarn in green, white and black and a G (4mm) hook
In a magic ring, sc 6x.
Round1: 2sc in each st. (12sc)
Round3: *2sc ss, sc, repeat around. (18sc)
Round4: *2sc ss, sc2x, repeat around. (24sc)
Round5: *2sc ss, sc 3x, repeat around. (30sc)
Round6: *2sc ss, sc 4x, repeat around. (36sc)
Round7: *2sc ss, sc 5x repeat around. (42sc)
Rounds8-10: sc in each st. 
Round11: sc 18x, 2sc ss, sc 2x, 2sc ss, sc 2x, 2sc ss, sc 20x.  This is helps the shape not be a perfect sphere. It will form a bulging area by having the increases in the correct area. This shapes the frog's mouth.
Round12: sc 18x, 2sc ss, sc 3x, 2sc ss, sc 2x, 2sc ss, sc 19x. 
Round13: sc 20x, sc2tog 3x, sc 22x. 
Round14: sc in each st.
Round15: *sc 5x, sc2tog, repeat around. You may have an extra 3 stitches left. Just continue with the repeat until the end of the round.
Round16: *sc 4x, sc2tog, repeat around.
Round17: *sc 3x, sc2tog, repeat around.
Round18: *sc 2x, sc2tog, repeat around.
Round19: *sc 1x, sc2tog, repeat around.
Round20: *sc2tog, repeat around. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to the middle of the blanket.
Eyes (make 2):
starting with white, in a magic ring, sc 6x.
Round1: 2sc in each st. Switch to green in the last st.
Round3: *sc, 2 sc ss, repeat around. (12)
Round4: *sc 2x,  2sc ss, repeat around. (18)
Round5: *sc 2x, sc2tog, repeat around. (12)
Round6: *sc, sc2tog, repeat around.
Round7: *sc2tog, repeat around. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to the head.
Simply make 2 black stitches in the white part of the eyes. Make sure you are diligent when fastening small pieces together, especially when the gift is given to infants.

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  1. I love this and can't wait to make one. Another project on the to do list. :)

  2. Absolutely Love it and thanks for sharing the pattern for free.

  3. thanks for the pattern, he's adorable!

  4. so cute where would I get the pattern for the blankets under the loveys?

    1. Thanks, it is a simple granny square in Pipsqueak yarn. It works up quick and is very, very soft. Higher price range, I got lots on clearance the spring before. You can choose any blanket pattern you feel comfortable with, or want to try, just make it around 20" across. I thought of even enlarging a pretty dish cloth pattern. There are several different combinations possible; different head and different stitches for the blanket. This is a fun project to crochet for gifts or to give away. There is no wrong choices.

  5. your round 11 is 48 sts not 45 is that right?

    1. yep, you are right! I will get it changed. Thank you.


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