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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Baby Froggy

Frog Cocoon, Hat & Booties
By Berta Gilholm
Materials:
(A) 1 skein - bright lime worsted weight yarn
(B) 1 skein - lime & white worsted weight boucle
1 small amount white worsted weight boucle (for inside of eyes)
1 small amount of black worsted weight  yarn (for eye slits)
Crochet hooks size I (10.5mm) and size H (10mm)
Tapestry needle to weave in ends and attach eyes
Stitch marker (use to mark each first stitch in each round)
Note:   The lime/white yarn was old and no longer available. Here are some suggestions:
 Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Stripes (#21712 Lime Stripes)
Content: 100% Cotton Worsted Weight
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Twists (#41220 Dream Twists)
Content: 100% Cotton Worsted Weight
Red Heart Classic Yarn  (#0957 Shaded Greens)

Fiber Content:  100% Acrylic Worsted Weight
 Special abbreviations: (jwslst) join with sl st to first ch 2, (Dc decrease) 2 dc together in next st

Instructions:
Cocoon Pattern: size = 12 inches wide x 16 inches long. (6 to 12 Months)
With I hook and (A): Chain 4, join with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 12 Dc inside the ring around, (jwslst) (12 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 Dc in each dc around, (jwslst) (24 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 Dc in same dc, * 1 Dc in next dc, 2 Dc in next dc, repeat from * around, (jwslst) (36 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 Dc in same dc, * 1 Dc in next 2 dc, 2 Dc in next dc, repeat from * around, (jwslst) (48 dc)
Rnd 5: Ch 2, 2 Dc in same dc, * 1 Dc in next 3 dc, 2 Dc in next dc, repeat from * around, (jwslst) (60 dc)
Rnd 6: Ch 3,  * 2 Dc in next 4 dc, 2 Dc in next dc, repeat from * around, (jwslst) (71 dc)
Rnd 7: Ch 3,  *2 Dc in next dc, 1 Dc in next 9 dc, repeat from * around, (jwslst) (80 dc)
Rnd 8 -10: Ch 3, Dc in each dc around, (jwslst)   Fasten off (A) join (B) (80 dc)
Rnds 11 - 22: With (B) Ch 3, Dc in each dc around, (jwslst) (80 dc)
Rnd 23: Ch 3, *(Dc decrease) in next 2 dc, Dc in next 18, dc, Repeat from * 3 times, Dc in next 3 dc , (jwslst) (76 dc)
Rnds 24 - 25: With (B) Ch 3, Dc in each dc around, (jwslst) (76 dc)
Rnd 26: Ch 3, *(Dc decrease) in next 2 dc, Dc in next 12, dc, Repeat from * 4 times,  Dc in next 5 dc, (jwslst) (71 dc)
Rnd 27 - 28: Ch 3, Dc in each dc around, (jwslst) (71 dc)
Border Row:  Ch 1, sc in same st, *dc in next st, sc in next st, Repeat from * around.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Hat: size 7 ½ inches wide x 6 inches high
With H hook and (A) Make a magic circle,
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in circle, join in first sc with a slst and mark
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around, join in first sc with a slst and mark (12 sc )
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next, repeat from (*) around, , join in first sc with a slst and mark, (18 sc)
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc, repeat* around, join in first sc with a slst and mark (24 sc)
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc, repeat* around, join in first sc with a slst and mark (30 sc)
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 4 sc, * repeat around, join in first sc with a slst and mark (36 sc)
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 5 sc, * repeat around, join in first sc with a slst and mark (42 sc)
Rnd 8: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 6 sc, * repeat around, join in first sc with a slst and mark (48 sc)
Rnd 9: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 7 sc, * repeat around, join in first sc with a slst and mark (54 sc)
Rnd 10-12: Sc in each sc around, join in first sc with a slst and mark, (54 sc)  Fasten off (A) and join (B)
Rnd 13 - 25: With (B) Sc in each sc around, join in first sc with a slst and mark (54 sc) Fasten off (B) and weave in ends.
Eyes (make 2)
With (A) Make magic ring,
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in ring, join in first sc with a slst and mark
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join in first sc with a slst and mark (12 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, *2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next, repeat *around, join in first sc with a slst and mark (18 sc)
Rnd 4 - 5: Ch 1, Sc in each sc around, join in first sc with a slst and mark, Fasten off at rnd 5 leaving a 10 inch tail
Inner eye: Turn lime circle inside-out, working in second row from outer edge, join white boucle in one of that rounds sc with a slst,
Rnd 1: Sc in same stitch and in each sc around that row, join in first sc with a slst (18 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, *Sc in first 4 sc, sc2tg (decrease made), repeat * one more time, sc in next 4 sc, join in first sc with a slst
Rnd 3: Ch 1, *Sc in first 2 sc, sc2tg (decrease made), repeat * three more times, sc2tg in last 2 sc, join in first sc with a slst
Rnd 4: Ch 1, *Sc2tg in next 2 sc (decrease made), repeat * 4 more times, join in first sc with a slst
Rnd 5: Ch 1, *Sc2tg  until you reach first sc, join in first sc with a slst and fasten off leaving 4 inch tail, weave tail into center circle, sewing to a few of the lime stitches in the center of eye. Turn eye right lime side out, white will be inside.
Finishing Eyes: Take a 12 inch piece of black and sew an eye slit to inside white area. Thread the 10 inch lime tail into yarn needle, catching each outside row lime sc‘s, sew the tail in and out of the outside sc’s all the way around, pull and tighten  to partially close the eye, knot, fasten off and trim.
Sew eyes to top lime area of hat slightly apart using lime yarn. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Booties:
Cuff: (Working into back loop only of each st on cuff)
With (A)  Ch 16,
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch to end of ch, Turn, 15 sts,
Row 2: Ch 1, Work 1 sc in each st to end of row, Turn,
Rep last row until work from beg measures 6¼ ins [16 cm] when slightly stretched,
Do not, fasten off.
Edging:
Row 1: Ch 1, Work 23 sc evenly across long edge of cuff, Fasten off (A) Join (B) Turn,
Row 2: With (B), Ch 1, Work 1 sc in each sc to end of row, Fasten off,
Instep: Working other end of cuff
Row 1:  With RS of work facing, miss first 7 sts, Join (B) with sl st to next sc, Ch 1, 1 sc
in same sp, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, Turn, 9 sc,
Row 2 - 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in each sc to end of row, Turn,
Row 5: Ch 1, Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, Sc2tog, Turn,
Row 6: Ch 1, Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, Sc2tog, Fasten off,
Around outside of foot:
Sew center back seam. With RS of work facing, join (B) with sl st at center back, Ch 1, 1 sc in each
of next 7 sc, Work 5 sc down side of instep, 3 sc in corner sc, 3 sc across end of instep, 3 sc in
corner sc, Work 5 sc along other side of instep, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc, Join with sl st to first st,
33 sc,
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, Join with sl st to first st,
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, Fasten off (B) Join (A) with sl st to first sc,
Sole area:
Rnd 3: With (B) Ch 1, Working in back loops only, work 1 sc in each st around, Join with
sl st to first sc,
Rnd: Ch 1, Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of next 12 scs, Sc2tog, 1 sc in next sc, Sc2tog, 1 sc in each
of next 12 sc, Sc2tog, Join with sl st to first sc,
Rnd: Ch 1, Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of next 10 scs, Sc2tog, 1 sc in next sc, Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of
next 10 sc, Sc2tog, Join with sl st to first st,
Next rnd: Ch 1, Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, Sc2tog, 1 sc in next st, Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of
next 8 sc, Sc2tog, Join with sl st to first st, Fasten off. Join center foot seam.

3 comments:

  1. I just love this and want to make it for my first grandchild. I've been to three stores and can't find the lime and white yarn. What brand is it? Thank you so much for sharing a darling pattern!!

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  2. Yes where did you get the lime and white yarn....I've searched the internet and can't fine it either.

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  3. The Lime and Green yarn is no longer available. It's a worsted weight #4. I looked around and Joann's Sensations Rainbow Boucle has a Green/Cream that would work, on sale now for $6.99 for 11 oz.

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