Doodle Zoo – No. 3: Finlay the Frog (Free Pattern)


So who here likes frogs?  Well my next little amigurumi is just for you! Continuing my mini challenge to myself, it’s time for Doodle Zoo character number 3 – Finlay the Frog. 

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Finlay is a great little stash buster using only 30g / 90 yards of yarn.  All the Doodle Zoo animals are designed to work up in less than an hour and because they are just the right hand size they become very steal-able so be prepared to make a few!  Finlay the Frog would make a cute additional gift for family and friends or an quick addition to a craft stall.

This is an easy pattern suitable for beginners looking to learn some new crochet techniques. Click here to add this pattern to your favourites / queue on Ravelry or click here to access on Craftsy or scroll down for the pattern.

For details about the other Doodle Zoo characters; see my posts about Doodle Duck and Rowan Rabbit

Don’t forget to look out for the next Doodle Animal; Ezra Elephant coming next month! 

Finlay the Frog

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Materials:

(8ply / yarn weight #3 or #4)

  • 30g / 90 yards of green double knit yarn
  • Scraps of white yarn
  • Scraps of red yarn

Hook: 4mm (US size G)

You will also need:

  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch marker
  • 2 x 9mm black safety eyes
  • Polyester toy stuffing

Gauge:  4 dc/sc = 1 inch / 2.5 cm

Size:  Finished frog measures = 3.25 inches / 8.3 cm

Abbreviations:

  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sp = space
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch(s) = chain  
  • dc/sc = UK double / US single crochet
  • dc/sc2tog = UK double Crochet / US Single Crochet 2 sts together

Working without joining:

All the parts of the frog are worked without  joining using a stitch marker to keep track of the rounds.  Place the stitch marker in the top of the first st to mark start of round.

Body:

Rnd 1: With green yarn; either make a magic ring (adjustable ring) to start or ch 2, crochet 6 dc/sc into the ring / 2nd ch from hook, use tail yarn to tighten centre ring closed if necessary (6 sts).

Rnd 2: 2 dc/sc in each st around (12 sts).

Rnd 3: *1 dc/sc in next, 2 dc/sc in next st *    repeat from * to * until the end of the rnd (18 sts).

Rnd 4: * 1 dc/sc in next 2 sts,  2 dc/sc in next st, * repeat from * to *  until the end of the rnd(24 sts).

Rnd 5: * 1 dc/sc in next 3 sts, 2 dc/sc in next st, * repeat from * to * until the end of the rnd (30 sts).

Rnd 6 – 12: 1 dc/sc in each st around (30 sts).

Rnd 13: * 1 dc/sc in the next 3 sts, 1dc/sc2tog over next 2 sts * repeat from * to * until end of rnd, begin to stuff your frog (24 sts).

Rnd 14: *1 dc/sc in the next 2 sts, 1dc/sc2tog over next 2 sts * repeat from * to * until end of the rnd (18 sts).

Rnd 15: *1 dc/sc in the next st, 1dc/sc2tog over next 2 sts * repeat from * to * until end of the rnd (12 sts).

  • With red yarn embroider a mouth for your frog (over rnds 13-14).
  • Finish off stuffing the body

Rnd 16: *1dc/sc2tog over next 2 sts * repeat from * to * until end of the rnd, cut thread         leaving a long tail (6 sts).

  • Using your tail end and using your yarn needle sew the last 6 stitches, finish off and weave in ends.

Eye inner (Make 2): 

Rnd 1: With white yarn, either make a magic ring (adjustable ring) to start or ch 2, crochet 6 dc/sc into the ring / 2nd ch from hook (6 sts).

Rnd 2: *1 dc/sc in next 2 sts, 2 dc/sc in next st *    repeat from * to * until the end of the rnd (8 sts).

Rnd 3-4: 1 dc/sc in each st around, finish off on the last rnd and weave in ends (8 sts).

Eye outer (Make 2):

Rnd 1: With green yarn, either make a magic ring (adjustable ring) to start or ch 2, crochet 8 dc/sc into the ring / 2nd ch from hook (8 sts).

Rnd 2: *1 dc/sc in next st, 2 dc/sc in next st * repeat from * to * until the end of the rnd (12 sts).

Rnd 3-4: 1 dc/sc in each st around, finish off on the last rnd and weave in ends (12 sts).

  • Secure each safety eye to the middle of the white inner eye.
  • Lightly stuff around the eye stalk and then insert the inner eye into the outer eye and with green yarn sew them securely together.
  • Sew each eye onto the top of your frog body.

Legs (Make 2):

Row 1: With green yarn; ch 11, sl st into second ch from hook and in each st along until end.

  • Sew legs onto each side of your frog with the top part on rnd 9 and the bottom part on rnd 12.

Feet (Make 2):

Rnd 1: With green yarn; ch 6, 1 dc/sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st along until end (5 sts), then working down the other side of your sts work 1 dc/sc until end (10sts).

Rnd 2 – 4: 1 dc/sc in each st around, sl st to the next st to join but leave a long tail for sewing. (10 sts).

  • Sew the sides of the feet together then sew onto the sides of your frog on rnd 13.

And that’s it!  Simple, cute and addictive!

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