Good Frog is the third character in the “Good” series, coming after Good Bear and Good Bunny, be sure to check these friends out. Good Frog was a joy to create, the froggy toes turned out particularly well. I hope you think so, too.
Good Frog is worked in the round and seamlessly from the bottom up starting with the legs. The toes are worked cleverly in as bobbles. The legs are joined together and the body is worked up to the neck. Purl bumps are put in place along the way as a guide to pick up the arms later. Continuing on with the head, all in one piece from the body, the eyelids are worked as bobbles with the safety eye being inserted beneath. The top of the head is grafted together. The arms are picked up and knit on to the body. The eye detail and mouth are added after the frog is completed. The clothes are top-down and seamless.
The frog is 9-inches from the tip of the toe to the top of the head.
Wisconsin Woolen Spun Worsted, 100% American wool (250 yards / 100 grams)
Colorways and amounts needed:
Frog: Laurel (heathered mossy green), 40 grams.
Garter cardigan: Rain Shower (light heathered gray), 30 grams.
Colorwork sweater: Birch (creamy white), 30 grams. Small amount (maybe a few yards) of Laurel for the colorwork.
Pants: Harbor (navy), 30 grams.
The yarn amounts listed in grams above will leave enough to make additional clothing items by switching the colors around and striping.
Frog: US size 6 / 4.0 mm set of double-pointed needles. An additional set of needles in this same size are needed. If you don’t have more needles of the same size use a size that is close to hold the stitches.
All Clothing items: US size 7 / 4.5 mm set of double-pointed needles and 24-inch circular needles in this size are used for the cardigan only.
Frog: 5.5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch on smaller size needle
All Clothing items: 5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch on larger size needle
Black embroidery floss or crochet cotton no. 3 for mouth embroidery
9mm safety eyes (Considered a choking hazard for infants and young children. If this is a concern use French knots instead.)
Three 1/2-inch buttons
Sewing needle and thread for buttons