Floyd the Alien Frog

Floyd is a frog from Mars. He is visiting Earth on a special mission to find out more about life on this plant, specifically what it is like to be an Earth frog.

This pattern is made using DK yarn and a 3 mm hook and is written using UK crochet terminology.

Below you will find a list of the equipment you will need and a free copy of the pattern with instructions on how to assemble your very own Floyd.

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Equipment

Recommended yarn: Drops Cotton Light – Shade 11 – Green

You will also need a small amount of white and blue yarn to make the eyes and some pink yarn for stitching the face.

Hook: 3 mm

Toy Stuffing

Stitch Marker

Sewing Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations

bl insert hook under back loop only

ch chain stitch

dc double crochet

dc2tog double crochet two stitches together

ss slip stitch

st(s) stitch(es)

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Body

Foundation Chain – Ch 19

Round 1: dc in the second chain from the hook, dc in the next 16 sts, 3 dc in the next st, working on the other side of the chain, dc in the next 16 sts, 2 dc in the last stitch. (38)

Round 2: 2 dc in the first st, dc in the next 16 sts, 2 dc in the next 3 sts, dc in the next 16 sts, 2 dc in next 2 sts (44)

Round 3: 2 dc in next 2 sts, dc in the next 16 sts, 2 dc in the next 6 sts, dc in the next 16 sts, 2 dc in the next 4 sts (56)

Round 4 – 5: dc in each st (56)

Round 6: dc bl in each stitch (56)

Round 7 – 10: dc in each sts (56)

Round 11: dc2tog in the next 2 sts,, dc in the next 16 stitches, dc2tog 6 times, dc in the next 16 stitches, dc2tog 4 times (44)

Round 12: dc each st (44)

Round 13: dc2tog, 16 dc in each st, dc2tog 3 times, 16 dc in each st, dc2tog 2 times (38)

Round 14 -16: dc in each stitch (38)

Round 17: dc2tog 3 times, dc in the next 9 sts, dc2tog 5 times, dc in the next 9 sts, dc2tog twice (28)

Round 18: dc in each st (28)

Stuff the body

Round 19: dc2tog 14 times (14)

Round 20: dc2tog 7 times (7)

Legs (make 2)

Round 1: Make a magic circle, ch 1, 6 dc into the circle (6)

Round  2: *2 dc* repeat 6 times (12)

Round 3: *1 dc, 2 dc* repeat 6 times (18)

Round 4 – 8: dc each st (18)

Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing the leg to the body

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Eyes (make 2)

Round 1: Make a magic circle, ch 1, 6 dc into the circle (6)

Round 2: *2 dc* repeat 6 times (12)

Round 3: *1 dc, 2 dc* repeat 6 times (18)

Round 4: *2 dc, 2 dc* repeat 6 times

Round 5 – 7: dc each stitch (24)

Round 8: *2 dc, dc2tog* repeat 6 times

Round 9: *1 dc, dc2tog* repeat 6 times

Stuff the eye

Round 10: dc2tog repeat 6 times

Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing the eye to the body

Pupil (make 2)

Us the blue yarn

Round 1: Make a magic circle, ch 1, 6 dc into the circle (6)

With the white yarn

Round 2: 2 dc, 2 tr, 2 tr, 2 tr, 2 dc, 2dc, ss into the first dc

Fasten off and leave a tail to stitch the pupil to the eye.

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To Assemble

Stuff the legs and sew them to the bottom of the body. You may find it useful to use pins to hold the legs in place. Sew around the outside of the legs. Before closing the gap you might want to add some extra stuffing. Make sure your legs are firmly stuffed so your frog can stand up.

Sew the pupils to the eyes, you may want to pin the pupils to the eyes to make it easier when sewing them together. Stitch the eyes to the body. You can experiment with the position of the eyes to create your own little character.

With some contrasting thread (I used pink) sew a little nose and mouth onto your frog.

I hope you had great fun making Floyd the Alien Frog. Try different types of yarn and hook sizes to see what you can create. I would love to see the finished frogs, don’t forget to share on Twitter and Instagram using the #CrochetFolk

Mini Magical Unicorn – Free Crochet Pattern

I wanted to create a fun little round unicorn pattern and this is the end result. It is only small and is perfect for using up small amounts of yarn and stuffing you might have leftover from larger projects.

Have fun trying different yarn and hook sizes combining different colours for interesting and exciting makes. I loved designing this little cutie, and although it doesn’t look much like a Unicorn I hope you agree that it is an adorable pocket-sized pal.

Keep scrolling for the full pattern and the list of equipment you will need.

You can download a free PDF version of this pattern my Ravelry Store – Click Here

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Equipment

Yarn – DK yarn, 2 colours
Hook – 3 mm
Sewing Needle
Scissors
Toy Stuffing
6 mm Safety Eyes (optional)
Stitch marker

Abbreviations

ch – Chain Stitch
bl – Back Loop
dc – Double Crochet
dc2tog – Double crochet two stitches together
tr – Treble Stitch

Pattern

Part 1 – Body – Yarn A
Make a magic loop
Round 1: Ch 1, (does not count as a stitch), 6 dc into the loop (6)
Round 2: 2 dc in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: *1 dc, 2 dc in the next stitch* repeat 6 times (18)
Round 4: *2 dc, 2 dc in the next stitch* repeat 6 times (24)
Round 5: *3 dc, 2 dc in the next stitch* repeat 6 times (30)
Round 6: *4 dc, 2 dc in the next stitch* repeat 6 times (36)
Round 7 – 15: 1 dc in each stitch (36)
Round 16: *4 dc, dc2tog* repeat 6 times (30)
Round 17: *3 dc, dc2tog* repeat 6 times (24)
Round 18: *2 dc, dc2tog* repeat 6 times (18)
Round 19: *1 dc, dc2tog* repeat 6 times (12)
Stuff the body, if you are using safety eyes position them now.
Round 20: dc2tog repeat 6 times (6)
Fasten off

Part 2 – Legs – Yarn A (make 4)
Make a magic loop
Round 1: Ch 1, (does not count as a stitch), 6 dc into the loop (6)
Round 2: 2 dc in each stitch (12)
Round 3: Working each stitch in the bl *1 dc, 2 dc in the next stitch* repeat 6 times (18)
Round 4: 1 dc in each stitch (18)
Fasten off – Leave a long tail for stitching

Part 3 – Face – Yarn B
Make a magic loop
Round 1: Ch 1, (does not count as a stitch), 6 dc into the loop (6)
Round 2: 2 dc in each stitch (12)
Round 3: *1 dc, 2 dc in the next stitch* repeat 6 times (18)
Fasten off – Leave a long tail for stitching

Part 4 – Horn – Yarn B
Make a magic loop
Round 1: Ch 1, (does not count as a stitch), 4 dc into the loop (4)
Round 2: 2 dc in each stitch (8)
Round 3: 1 dc in each stitch (8)
Round 4: *3 dc, 2 dc in the next stitch* repeat twice (10)
Round 5: 1 dc in each stitch (10)
Round 6: *1 dc, 2 dc in the next stitch* repeat 5 times (15)
Round 7: 1 dc in each stitch (15)
Fasten off – Leave a long tail for stitching

Part 5 – Tail – Yarn B
Foundation Chain – Ch 12
Row 1: tr in the third chain from hook, 3 tr into this stitch, 5 tr into the next stitch, 5 tr in each until the end.
Fasten off – Leave a long tail for stitching

To Assemble

You may find it useful when assembling your unicorn to use pins to pin the legs in position on the body.
Sew the legs in place, adding a small amount of stuffing to each leg as you sew each leg to the body.
Position your unicorn face, carefully sewing around the outside.You can sew a smile and nose onto the face before or after sewing it to the body.
Position the unicorn horn, adding a small amount of stuffing before sewing all the way around the base to ensure it is firmly attached.
To sew the curly tail to your magical unicorn use the above photo as a guide. I started sewing around the outside before moving to the middle to ensure the centre of the tail is firmly attached also.

I hope you have great fun making your own little unicorn.

If you have any comments or need any help please leave a comment below.

I would love to see your completed designs you can use the #crochetfolk.

Try pattern with different yarns and buttons to see what else you can make.

Happy Hooking x