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frog, version 2!
Here he is, thanks to three movies last night and the Mythbusters marathon this morning.





back/top

using a worsted weight dark green (I did stripes so that I didn't have to count so carefully) on size 5 needles, cast on 10 stitches.

1. k
2. p (and all evens after)
3. k, inc 2 (and unless you know how to do invisible increases, I'd put them on the sides)
5. k, inc 2
7. k
9. k
11. k
13. k, dec 2
15. k
17. k
19. k
21. k
23. k, inc 2
25. k, inc 2
27. k3, k4 (short row increase these 4, so turn and p4, k 4, p4, k4, p4, k4 and then move on to the rest of the row.), k2, then the same short row increse on the next 4, then k3.
29. k, dec 2
31. k, dec 4
33. k, dec 4
34. BO purlwise

stomach/bottom - same as top with lighter yarn, except row 27: just knit across.

finishing body. First, take a needle around the outside edges of the eyes, and pull shut. Then sew body up, and stuff. I used sticker googly eyes on the outside of my eye bumps. The mouth is just red yarn sewn on the seam.

legs. pick up six stitches at likely spots with size three dpn (3 stitches from the top one one needle, 3 stitches on bottom on the other). Place a slip knot of the dark yarn by one of them, and starting on the other needle with a thrid dpn, knit across. then using the now free needle, knit across the other needle, knit the last picked up stitch to the slip knot. knit this way for about 1/2 an inch, then knit all the stitches on to one needle, and i-cord the rest of the way. Leave the stitches on the needle when finished, just break the yarn.

My guy's front legs are 3" and his back are 4".

front foot
on size 3 needles, CO 10 stitches
1. p
2. k, dec 2
3. p
4. k, dec 2
5. p
6. p
7. k
8. p

then do a three needle bind off laying this against the live stitches of a front leg.

back foot
on size 3 needles, CO 12 stitches
1. p
2. k, dec 2
3. p
4. k, dec 2
5. p
6. k, dec 2
7. p
8. k
9. p

then do a three needle bind off laying this against the live stitches of a back leg.

finishing - sew in ends, and pull on the i-cords to even out the stitches.

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cyndisision From: cyndisision Date: July 11th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
He is the cutest frog ever! (Don't tell my car frogs I said so.) I'll have to work on making him a twin this week. Thank you so much!

P.S. I have a thing to send you, and now I've mentioned it maybe that'll light a fire under my arse to get me to finish it and put it in the mail.
astormorray From: astormorray Date: July 11th, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oo! A thing! I'll look forward to it.
From: (Anonymous) Date: June 10th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the froggie pattern. YOu know what's funny? I'm terrified of real frogs and toads. But, I think cartoon ones, and toy ones are adorable. Isn't that weird? Can't wait to get started on him. Thanks again
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 21st, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Frog Pattern

I have a question, not a comment, regarding the leg instructions. What is an i-cord?
astormorray From: astormorray Date: July 21st, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Frog Pattern

well, that could be a problem... An i-cord is a circle of knit stitches... hmm, basically, cast on a number of stitches on a double pointed needle, then instead of turning the needle when you get to the end, you start knitting the first stitch again, so it forms a sort of endless loop.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 1st, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

short rows

i was hoping to use this pattern to introduce myself to short row shaping but i just cant figure it out. what technique do you use? i cant wait to make this for my boyfriend's little brother who loves frogs so i hope you can help.
suzie x
astormorray From: astormorray Date: August 2nd, 2006 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: short rows

now that you mention it, it's quite possible that it isn't proper short row shaping at all; though it is in the general vein of the thing, as I understand it. I didn't really have a technique in mind. I just knit/purled four stitches 4-6 times, then continued with the row, so that you now have a loop, which you then have to sew up to make the bump for the eye, then continue knitting across the row and do the same thing again on the other side for the other.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 4th, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

i did it!

i finished the frog and boy is it cute! i figured it out in the end, i was trying to make it more complicated than it really is. i don't have a blog so i don't know how to show you the picture i have of him. any ideas? (can't you tell i'm new to all this!?)
thanks for a great pattern
suzie x
astormorray From: astormorray Date: August 4th, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: i did it!

congrats! I'm glad you like the pattern.

As for a picture, I can't think of a means offhand that wouldn't have you signing up for something... photo hosting services like flicker or a site like crafter which has some limited picture hosting for members, or a blog, or a free website like geocities offers...
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 4th, 2006 06:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: i did it!

i'm learning so much from you! here's a link to my craftster post. thanks for everything!
suzie x
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=111951.0
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 4th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: i did it!

For future refrence on sharing pictures without making an account, www.tinypic.com. Once you upload your picture for free without a membership click on it in the browser, then click it again (if this next option hasnt already come up) Then click 'raw image'. This will bring you to a your pictures page and the link will be in the search bar. Copy and paste
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 8th, 2006 11:50 am (UTC) (Link)
The frog is adorable! Thank you for sharing the pattern.

AmyP
http://dyedinthewool.blogspot.com
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 31st, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Row 11?

What happened to Row 11? Do you just knit it or are there decreases? Lovely frog, though.
astormorray From: astormorray Date: April 1st, 2007 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Row 11?

ha! just knit.
better fix that, huh?
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 10th, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Row 11?

hee! fank you. Made the frog for a friend of a friend's birthday and it was very well received.
sarahjane84 From: sarahjane84 Date: April 3rd, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just a question about the Frog version 2. You say its on size 5 needles. Is that US size 5 or 5mm?
astormorray From: astormorray Date: April 3rd, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
US 5.
greengardenfrog From: greengardenfrog Date: April 15th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

knitted frog

Just wanted to thank you for posting this adorable pattern! I made one up entirely in bright lime green and am thoroughly amused by how cute he is. :)
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 14th, 2008 05:48 am (UTC) (Link)

Thanx

Just want to say thank you for sharing. One of my co-workers has a thing for frogs and will really enjoy one of these.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 14th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Share the pattern?

This is a wonderful pattern! Would it be okay with you for me to add it to Knit Wiki (http://www.knitting-and.com/wiki/)? I'd make sure credit is given to you, and link to your blog. The license on the knit wiki is CC-by-nc, which means you hold copyright and you allow people to use the pattern as long as they don't use it for commercial purposes without written permission from you.

I can be contacted as amgine AT saewyc dOt net.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 17th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC) (Link)
The body part of this pattern was very useful! I was trying to find a pattern for a frog the other day and this was the closest thing I could find.


Photobucket (http://s67.photobucket.com/albums/h310/Sarah_Bearah_/?action=view&current=DSCF1285.jpg)
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 8th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Year of the Frog!

I'm making a bunch of these for the kids in my life, to celebrate the Year of the Frog. Not the Chinese year, but one designated by biologists around the world to bring attention to how important frogs are and how they are being affected by climate change. Yay frogs! This is such a cute pattern, and easy to follow. Thanks!
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 2nd, 2009 12:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Am asking an experienced knitter to knit your frog for me but she does not understand what you mean by row 34 BO?
Would appreciate a swift reply if you could !
Thanks Caroline
astormorray From: astormorray Date: May 2nd, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bind off. I guess there is no real abbreviation for it, but that's what I use in my notations. :)
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 9th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

Frog pattern

Depends on your background, in UK we say cast off or CO.
Anyways, have knitted your frog pattern up last night and he is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing :)
Karen
saturnkoneko From: saturnkoneko Date: February 6th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, I made one of these guys (with a few modifications) and thought you'd like to see.

http://knit1.livejournal.com/4304.html
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 16th, 2011 02:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

po po froggie

hey i knitted this about a year ago, my boyfriend loved it, we had him sitting on our window, and had a little story that he used to smoke a pipe hence po po froggie, but it mysteriously got lost after my little cuzen came over from america for xmas, turns out the little rascle liked it so much he decided that it was his ,lol his mum found it in his bag when they went back home to america,

for almoset every month this past year my boyfriend has said he missed the little frog so now im doing another 1 ty for your cute patteren!!!!!
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