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Crochet the frog with Safran, one colour for the body and rose for the mouth.
Crochet 5 ch, turn, skip the first ch and crochet 4 dc. *2 ch, turn, crochet 1 dc in each dc, but crochet 2 dc in the first and last dc*, repeat from *-* until there are 14 dc. Crocket 28 rows (= top side). Change colour (e.g. to rose for inside the mouth) – crochet 15 rows. Change colour – crochet 28 rows. Now dec. as follows: At each side crochet the 2 outermost dc tog. (see explanation above) on each row until 4 dc left ( = the bottom side).
Sew tight and cut the thread.
Bend so 1 half of the mouth lay against the bottom side and the other half against the top side.
Crochet 2 rows of dc around the frog – through both layers (Do not crochet at the front of the frog). At the same time, in the last round crochet the feet to each side of the body, see feet below.
Note: fill with cotton wool before “closing” the body totally.
Sew the eyes at the top of the frog.
Crochet dc’s tog. as follows: Crochet 2 dc tog. to 1 dc as follows: Push the hook through the 1. dc, pull the thread through, push the hook through the next dc, pull the thread through, yrh and pull the thread through all 3 sts on hook
Crochet 4 feet.
1st row: Crochet 6 dc, turn, skip the 1. ch and crochet 4 dc back, 2 ch, turn.
2nd row: 2 dc in each dc, 2 ch, turn.
3rd row: Crochet 1 row of dc, 2 ch, turn.
4th row: 1 dc, 4 ch, 3 tr in the first ch, skip a dc, 1 dc in the next dc, 4 ch, 3 tr in the first ch, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in the next dc, 4 ch, 3 tr in the first ch, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in the last dc.
Crochet 2 eyes.
1st round: Crochet 3ch and make a loop with a sl st in the first ch..
2nd round: Crochet 6 dc around the loop, finish with a sl st in the 1st dc, 1 ch.
3rd round: 2 dc in each dc = 12 dc, finish with a sl st in the 1st dc, 1 ch.
4th - 7th round: Crochet dc all around, finish with a sl st in the 1st dc, sew the thread tight.
Crochet 2 knobs and sew them to the eyes as pupils.
1st round: Crochet 3ch and make a loop with a sl st in the first ch.
2nd round: Crochet 6 dc around the loop, finish with a sl st in the 1st dc.