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The Frog Prince

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Meet the Frog Prince – the handsome prince turned into a frog and awaiting a true love’s kiss to break the spell….

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Today’s Guest Post, The Frog Prince, is brought to you by Joanita @ Creative Crochet Workshop, exclusively for American Crochet

The first in a compilation of granny squares designed around a Fairy Tale theme.

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The Frog Prince

 

Skill Level:

Easy

Materials:

  • Double knitting/light worsted yarn (No 3)
  • Approx 25 grams of blue and green
  • Small amounts of double knitting/light worsted yarn in pastel yellow
  • Small amounts of double knitting/light worsted yarn in black and white/cream
  • Hooks 4, 00 mm & 3, 50 mm
  • Fiberfill/Toy stuffing
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stitch Marker

Abbreviations:

SC – single crochet

HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet

SPECIAL STITCH – Picot: CH 3, SL ST into first CH

Gauge: Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect – crocheting the same tension throughout will ensure squares are approx the same size.

Finished Size:

Approx 14 cm x 14 cm

 

Instructions:

Circles: Make 2
Make a magic circle with green yarn and 4, 00 mm hook

Rnd 1: CH3 into circle (counts as 1 DC), work 11 DC into circle, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH

(12 DC)

Rnd 2: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 2 DC into next ST. * Work 2 DC into each ST. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (24 DC),

Rnd 3: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 1 DC into next ST. * Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next ST. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (36 DC)

Rnd 4: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 1 DC into next 2 STS. * Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 2 STS. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (48 DC)

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing on one of the circles

 

On only one circle continue as follows:
Join blue yarn into any back loop of round 4

Rnd 5: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), dc 2 into st, CH 2, 3 DC (first corner made), * SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times.

Work 3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC into next ST (second corner made),*SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times.

Work 3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC into next ST (third corner made),*SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times.

Work 3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC into next ST (fourth corner made),*SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times. SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH

Rnd 6-7: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into each ST all around and work 2 DC, 2 CH, 2 DC into each corner 2 CH.

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Note: For eyes, eyelids and crown use the 3, 50 mm hook

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Eyes: Make 2
with white yarn make a magic ring
RND 1:  Work 6 SC into ring

RND 2:  Work 2 SC into each SC
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

Embroider some pupils onto the white circles –optional glue on some eyes!

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Eyelids: Make 2
with green yarn make a magic circle
ROW 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 7 DC into ring
ROW 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into the same ST, work 1 DC into next 6 STS, work 2 DC into the last ST (the 3rd CH of the 3 CH)
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

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The Crown:
with yellow yarn CH 18 and SL ST into first CH to form a ring
RND 1: CH 1, work 1 SC into each CH (18 SC)
RND 2: CH 3, work 2DCtog, Picot, CH 3, SL ST into same ST as last DC.
*SL ST into next ST, CH 3, work 2DCtog, Picot, CH 3, SL ST into same ST as last DC.
Repeat from * 4 more times.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

The Prince Frog

The Prince Frog

The Prince Frog

The Prince Frog

 

ASSEMBLING THE SQUARE:

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The Prince Frog

The Prince Frog

 

Sew the second circle on top of the granny square circle – see photo
Before closing, stuff with some fiberfill and close up

 

The Prince Frog

The Prince Frog

Sew on eyes – use photos as guide
Note: the eyes are half over the green square and the other half over the blue

 

The Prince Frog

The Prince Frog

The Prince Frog

The Prince Frog

Sew eyelids over the eyes – use photos as guide

 

The Prince Frog

The Prince Frog

The Prince Frog

The Prince Frog

The crown is sewn on in a circular motion in between the eyes – the first part onto the green and the back onto the blue

To Find More Squares (click on the image below):

The Prince Frog

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2 thoughts on “The Frog Prince

  1. Hello, I’m having trouble with row two of the crown. How do you work 2dctog ? How do you do a picot? I’m stuck!
    Joyce

    1. Hi Joyce 🙂

      2dctog – this is simply working 2 double crochet stitches together to form one stitch.
      Look at the photo above the instructions.

      Picot – You make a 3 CH, then slip stitch into the 3rd CH form the hook (in other words the first CH you made)

      i hope this helps 🙂

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