MR. RIBBIT THE FROG

Hello everyone!

In this blog post, you will find the entire crochet pattern needed to make Mr.Ribbit the crochet Frog. This project was so fun, my son learned about frogs in some tv show on PBS Kids, and that is where I got the inspiration to make Mr. Ribbit (which my son named and I love it!) He also recommended adding a blue bow tie and he was so right, he looks so cute! These cuddle-worthy animals are made with lots of hugs in mind! They are squishy and you can always replace the safety eyes with yarn or hot glue the back of the safety eye for babies. They make great baby presents or for any littles in our life!

Before you get started don’t forget to read the notes prior to the pattern, there are some links there to help you with the joining of the legs that I created for you all!

I created a pretty neat PDF that you can download and print! You can find it here https://www.etsy.com/shop/arianaehall for Mr. Ribbit the frog. Thank you for your support!

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Measures approximately

12.5 inches tall*

*yarn + hook and tension will have an effect in size.

Materials:
  •  E 3.50 mm crochet hook
  • Medium Worsted weight (#4) yarn

I used :

I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn

– Main color in Mid Green Approx. 183 yards

– Blue yarn for the bow tie

– black for the nose and mouth embroidery

  • 10 mm safety eyes. 
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers (Piece of yarn is what I use)
  • Poly-fil
  • (Optional) Pins to help with eyes and arms.

Abbreviations:

Stitches:

CHchain

ST – stitch (stitch space)

Sl Stslip stitch

SC – single crochet

DC – double crochet

HDC – half double crochet

SC INC – single crochet increase

(2 sc in the same st)

INV DEC – invisible SC decrease (decrease using the front loops only of the next two stitches)

FLO – front loop only

SC DEC – single crochet decrease (normal)

Other:

F.O: fasten off

MC – magic circle / magic ring

Read Before beginning:

  • STITCH MARKER – You will be working in rounds so keep a stitch marker close to use when working up the doll. Unless otherwise stated to CH and turn. They will mark the 1st st of each round. I use scrap yarn pieces. You need at least 2 when working the legs and during joining them.
  • TENSION – Make sure you use a tight enough tension to help close any “holes” a loose tension may cause. I crochet yarning under then Over to create a tighter stitch. Go down a hook size if needed. ( my tension is naturally tight)
  • ASSEMBLY – The amigurumi is worked up by first making two legs then joining together. I have a YOUTUBE VIDEO on how to do that. Then you work up the body and head. Other body parts are made and sewn on after. https://youtu.be/h4A5-Lm-yPM
  • Pattern- (EX. *SC in 8, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (36) ) You will end that round with the second step of what that round instructs. This will vary.

Start Here

Legs 1 & 2

6 SC in MC

Round 1 – SC INC. in each st (12)

Round 2 – *SC in 1 st, SC INC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (18)

Rounds 3-22 – SC in every st to the end. (18) (20 rounds)

[For Leg #1. CH 1 after you make the last st, leave a long tail and fasten off.] (Leave stitch marker in.)

Continue on to make Leg #2. Remember DO NOT fasten off. Continue to JOINING instructions when finished with Leg #1 & Leg #2. Keep stitch marker in both.

Youtube video on how to join legs – https://youtu.be/h4A5-Lm-yPM

JOINING both legs

[Both of the pieces have a total of 18 sts each + 4 sts made. After Round 23, you will have a total of 40 sts.]

Round 23 Note: Steps 1 -6 are to help guide you through round 23 to join the legs.

  • Step 1 – Leg #2 – Chain 2
  • Step 2 – SC in Leg #1 where the stitch marker is (1st st from the last round made)
  • Step 3 – SC around Leg #1 (18 sts)
  • Step 4 – SC in one loop of the 2 chains made. (2sts)
  • Step 5 – SC around Leg #2 (18 sts)
  • Step 6 – SC on the other side of the 2 chains made. (2sts)

Total of 40 sts made.

Continuing to the shaping of the body: (stuff as you go)

Rounds 24 – 38 – SC in every st to the end (40) (15 rounds)

Round 39 – *SC in 8, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (36)

Round 40 – *SC in 7, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (32)

Round 41 *SC in 6, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (28)

Round 42 *SC in 5, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (24)

Rounds 43 – 44 – SC in every st to the end. (24) 2 rounds

Round 45 *SC in 4, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (20)

Round 46 *SC in 3, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (16)

Round 47 *SC in 2, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (12)

Continuing to shaping the Head: (stuff as you go)

Round 48 – SC INC. in each st (24)

Round 49 – *SC in 2, SC INC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (32)

Round 50 – *SC in 3, SC INC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (40)

Rounds 51 – 60 – SC in each st (40) (10 rounds)

Embroider the nose and the mouth as shown in the photo below. 

Round 61 – *SC in 3, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (32)

Round 62 – *SC in 2, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (24)

Round 63 – *SC in 1, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (16)

Round 64 – INV DEC 8 times. (8)

Fasten Off leaving a tail long enough to sew closed the top of the head.

Weave through the front loops of all 8 sts, pull to close the center, secure with a knot, and weave in the end.

Embroidery

Nose/ Nostrils – With Black yarn

Once you stop at Round 60. You want to grab your black yarn and create two vertical lines on that last round you made, with 1 stitch space in between. Make sure it is centered with the rest of the body.

Mouth – with black yarn

With 7 stitch spaces from corner to corner, create a wide smile

for Mr. Ribbit. 

If it looks like a smiley face then it’s looking great!

Nostrils and Mouth

Eyes – Make 2 + Safety Eyes + Poly-Fil

6 SC in MC

Round 1 – SC INC in each st. (12)

Rounds 2 – 6 – SC in each st. (12) 5 rounds total.

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Place the safety eye between rounds 3 and 4. Make sure it is secure. Then you want to fill it with poly-fil. You want to make sure you insert in small amounts to prevent clumps. Place enough polyfill behind the back of the safety eye. I pressed the front and back of the eye to make sure the back of the safety eye wasn’t coming through the back. Poly-fil helped with that.

Use the long tail you saved and sew on the top of the head. 1 inch apart. Use safety pins or your extra yarn needles to help align the eyes prior to sewing.

Mr. Ribbit’s Eyes

Arms

8 SC in MC

Rounds 1 – 15 – SC in every st for a total of 15 rounds.

Round 16 INV DEC, SC in the next st, INV DEC, SC in the next st, INV DEC. (5)

Fasten off leaving a long tail enough to sew arms to the body. Between rounds 45 &46

Bow Tie

CH 6

Row 1 – HDC in the 2nd ch from the hook and in every st to the end. (4) CH 2, Turn.

Row 2 – DC in every st. (4) CH 2, Turn.

Row 3 – HDC in every st. (4) CH 2, Turn.

Continue alternating Row 2 and Row 3 until you have a total of 13 rows ending with an HDC. Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew the ends together then wrap about 10 – 13x in the center of the bow pulling tightly to cinch it. secure with a knot in the back and sew the bow below the head. approximately on rounds 46 &47.

If you would like a printout of this pattern, I have personally created one for you to download and print for a small cost. You can find the PDF here https://www.etsy.com/shop/arianaehall for Mr. Ribbit. Thank you for your support!

Happy Crocheting!

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