Frogs seem to be everywhere right now and while I’m usually way behind with any trends, I couldn’t resist hooking up a kawaii frog wall hanging. This is such a fun piece to brighten up any space and it’s perfect for Spring/Summer.
The pattern is super easy and works up fast using the intarsia crochet method. However, do whatever you’re most comfortable with when it comes to colour work. I used bobbins for this one but I sometimes I like to use the cut and tie method. It’s completely up to you. This is a great piece for practicing colour changes and reading crochet charts.
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- Worsted Weight Yarn in frog green (fg) and background colour (bc) (I used 4 Seasons Spot Saver USA in Mint and Yellow/Silver)
- DK Weight Yarn in green (a different shade to the frog colour) and pink (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Slate Green and Bubblegum Pink)
- 5mm crochet hook
- 2.5mm crochet hook
- 15mm safety eyes
- 4ply yarn in black or black embroidery floss
- 8mm dowel rod (see Notes)
- Twine/yarn for hanging
- Yarn needle, scissors
- Optional: fabric glue
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- inc – increase
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc – double crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- st/s – stitch/es
- (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round
- […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 6.25” x 7” (16cm x 18cm) not including the fringe, when using the materials listed.
The free pattern is just the graph and written instructions for the details plus assembly instructions. The full written pattern is available to purchase HERE.
I’ve used 2 different yarn weights and 2 different hook sizes in this project.
I chose to glue on the sprout detail for a neater finish. However, I don’t recommend gluing on the cheeks as they are bulkier.
The wall hanging is worked in rows of single crochet from the bottom up using the intarsia crochet method. All colour changes take place in the last yarn over of the previous colour.
Ch 1 and turn at the beginning of each row. The ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
The first row is worked into the back bump of the starting ch.
The pattern is written as: # of single crochet stitches (colour abbreviation), example: 8 sc (fg) means 8 sc in the colour frog green.
The length for the dowel rod will depend on the size of your finished wall hanging. Measure the top of the wall hanging and add 2” to that measurement. Cut your dowel to that length.
WALL HANGING (worsted weight yarn, 5mm hook – starting in frog green)
R25: Turn. [Sl st] x25 (25)
Fasten off leaving a long tail of about 70cm for attaching to the hanging rod. Weave in or knot and trim ends.
Tip: My piece did not require blocking but this will be dependent on your yarn choice and tension. If your piece looks uneven or the edges are curling, I recommend steam blocking before proceeding any further.
Insert safety eyes between R11 and R12, 5 sts from each edge and 13 sts apart. Trim off the backs of the eyes.
CHEEKS (DK weight yarn, 2.5mm hook – make 2, pink)
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: [Inc] x6 (12)
Fasten off invisibly leaving a long tail for sewing.
SPROUT (DK weight yarn, 2.5mm hook – green)
Ch 11, dc in second ch from hook, hdc in next ch, sc in next sl st in next. Ch 5, dc in second ch from hook, hdc in next ch, sc in next, sl st in same ch as previous sl st on starting ch. [Sl st] x5
Fasten off leaving a long tail if wanting to sew in place otherwise leave a shorter tail for attaching at the base.
- Sew cheeks to either side of the eyes over R8 and R9, 3 sts from each edge.
- Using black 4 ply yarn or embroidery floss, sew a single line for the mouth between R8 and R9 approximately 3 sts away from each cheek and 11 sts long.
- Bring the 2 yarn tails at the bottom of the sprout through a st in the centre of the head. Glue or sew the sprout in place. Weave in ends.
For more help with this section there is a premium pattern available with step-by-step photos.
ATTACHING THE FRINGE
To create the fringe, cut 12” pieces of frog green yarn. Each piece of fringe is made up of 3 strands.
Starting with the left most foundation chain, attach fringe in every 2nd chain and ending in the last chain. Trim the ends so that they’re even.
ATTACHING TO THE ROD
Weave the leftover yarn tail over and under the dowel from front to back and through the first stitch. Repeat in each stitch across. Weave in end.
To hang the project, wrap twine or yarn several times around one end of the dowel and tie a knot at the back. Determine the length you want for your hanging loop and repeat the process on the other end of the dowel. Trim off any excess.
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