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

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