Ribbit The Frog Pattern

An easy introduction to Amigurumi, Ribbit the Frog is perfect for those just starting out or as a way to use up your yarn stash.

Materials for Ribbit the Frog

Yarn

  • 50 – 60g Main Colour for Body, Eye Sockets & Feet
  • Scrap White for Eyes
  • Scrap Black for Pupils & Smile

Stuffing
Hook (Size for yarn)
Scissors
Yarn Needle

Gauge

Not Important

Skill Level

Beginner/Intermediate

Stitch Guide

Magic Circle (MC)
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)

Invisible Decrease (invdec) – Hook under front loop of both stitches, yarn over and pull through both loops, sc as normal. (see video for demonstration)

Front Post Double Crochet (Fpdc) – Work from front of work around post (not loops) of stitch from previous row. (see video for demonstration)

Back Post Double Crochet (Bpdc) – Work from back of work around post (not loops) of stitch from previous row. (see video for demonstration)

Notes

In order to maintain a better spherical shape with my Amigurumi I prefer to offset my increase and decrease stitches.  I apologise if this makes the instructions a little more complicated but I feel the end product is worth the extra effort.

Ribbit The Frog – Instructions

Frog Main Body (Main Colour)

Ribbit the frog Main Body

Round 1 MC, 6sc (6)

Round 2 2sc in each stich (12)

Round 3 *Sc, 2sc* repeat from * to * around, join to back loop of 1st stitch, ch 1  (18)

Round 4 Sc in the next stitch, 2sc in next, *sc in the next 2 stitches, 2sc in next stitch.* repeat from * to * until last stitch, sc, join to back loop of 1st stitch, ch 1 (24)

Round 5 *sc in the next 3 stitches, 2sc in next*, repeat from * to * around join to back loop of 1st stitch, ch 1 (30)

Round 6 Sc in the next 2 stitches, 2sc in next, *sc in the next 4 stitches, 2sc in next stitch. Repeat from * to * until last 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, join to back loop of 1st stitch, ch 1 (36)

Round 7
*sc in the next 5 stitches, 2sc in next,* repeat from * to * around, join to back loop of 1st stitch, ch 1 (42)

Round 8 Sc in the next 3 stitches, 2sc in next, *sc in the next 6 stitches, 2sc in next stitch*. repeat until last 3 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, join to back loop of 1st stitch, ch 1 (48)

Rounds 9 -14
Sc around, join to back loop of 1st stitch, ch 1 (5 rounds) (48)

Round 15 sc in the next 3 stitches, invdec in next, *sc in next 6 stitches, invdec in next* repeat from * to * around until last 3 stitches, sc in last 3 stitches, join to back loop of 1st stitch, ch1 (42)

Round 16 *sc in the next 5 stitches, invdec in next*, repeat from * to * around, join to back loop of 1st stitch, ch1 (36)

Round 17 sc in the next 2 stitches, invdec in next, *sc in the next 4 stitches, invdec in next* repeatfrom * to * around until last 2 stitches, sc in last 2 stitches, join to back loop of 1st stitch, ch1 (30)

Start stuffing here and add as you go

Round 18 *sc in the next 3 stitches, invdec in next*, repeat from * to * around, join to back loop of 1st stitch, ch1 (24)

Round 19 sc in the next stitch, invdec in next, *sc in the next 2 stitches, invedec in next* repeat around, join to back loop of 1st stitch, ch1 (18)

Round 20 *sc in the next 1 stitch, invdec in next*, repeat from * to * around, join in both loops of 1st stitch, ch 1 (12)

Round 21 invdec each st, repeat around (6)

Sew closed and hide tail

Frog – Eye Sockets (Main Colour, Make 2)

Frog - Eye Sockets

Round 1 MC, 6sc, join to back loop of 1st stitch, ch1 (6)

Round 2 2sc in each stitch, join to back loop of 1st stitch, ch1 (12)

Round 3 *Sc, 2sc* repeat from * to * around, join to back loop of 1st stitch, ch1 (18)

Rounds 4 & 5 Sc around (18)

cut yarn, leave long tail for sewing to body

Frog – Eyeballs (White, Make 2)

Ribbit the frog Eyeball

Round 1 MC, 6sc, join to back loop of 1st stitch, ch1 (6)

Round 2 2sc in each stitch, join to back loop of 1st stitch, ch1 (12)

Round 3 *Sc, 2sc* repeat from * to * around, join to back loop of 1st stitch, ch1 (18)

Round 4 Sc around, join to back loop of 1st stitch, ch1 (18)

Round 5          *Sc, invdec* repeat from * to * around, join to both loops of 1st stitch, ch1 (12)

Stuff

Round 6 invdec around (6)

Top up stuffing, Cut yarn and sew closed

Pupils (Black, Make 2)

Round 1 MC, 6sc, join to back loop of 1st stitch, ch1 (6)

Round 2 2sc in each stitch, join to both loops of 1st stitch, ch1 (12)

Cut yarn and leave tail for sewing to eye

Frog – Feet (Main Colour, Make 2)

Ribbit Feet

Start with long tail for sewing to main body

Row 1 Ch 5, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc to end, ch2, turn (4)

Row 2  2dc in each of the next 4, ch2, turn (8)

Row 3 *dc, Fpdc ,* repeat across row until last stitch, dc in top of ch2, ch2, turn (9)

Row 4 Bpdc around Fpdc and dc in dc, ch1, turn (9)

Row 5 *sc, ch1, Fpdc,ch1* x4, sc (4 Fpdc, 5sc)

Cut yarn and sew in short end

Construction

Sew pupils to eyes around rounds 5 & 6
Sew eyes into eye sockets (remember to position pupils)
Sew eyes between rounds 4 & 5 on main body
Sew feet between rows 18 & 19 or main body, following the curve for best effect
Surface crochet wide smile

Completed Eyes
Positioning Feet
Completed Feet
Positioning Eyes
Completed Ribbit

I have tested this pattern a great many times to check for errors but if you should have any problems please get in touch.  You can email me at vivienne@littlepromisescrochetcrafts.com and I’ll do my very best to help.

I’d love to hear your feedback so please leave me a message in the comments.

Hop-py Crocheting.

Love

Vivienne x

If you liked this pattern you may also like my pattern for my Quick & Easy Baby Booties

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