Froggie Rattle

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Froggie Rattle

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The cutest little froggie rattle is a fun and easy knit.

Measurement

Single Size
5½ ins [14 cm] tall and 6½ ins [16.5 cm] wide.
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The materials for this project cost $20.43

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  • Single Size

5½ ins [14 cm] tall and 6½ ins [16.5 cm] wide.

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Main Color (MC)

Canadiana | Leap Frog, 10708Edit Color
$5.49

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 5/3.75mm
$5.69

Takumi Bamboo Double Point Knitting Needles 7" 5/Pkg

Size 5/3.75mm
$9.25

Materials not included in this kit:

  • 2 eye buttons ½ inch [1 cm] in diameter
  • 5 Jingle Bells 3 mm
  • Round or oval plastic shape for rattle effect max 1¼-1½ ins [3-4 cm] diameter (we used "Kinder Egg" plastic container)
  • Stuffing
  • Small amounts of: Contrast A (Dk Green) for embroidery and Contrast B (Yellow) for Bow Tie
The materials for this project cost $20.43

Abbreviations

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

MB = [(K1. yfwd) twice. K1] all in next stitch. 5 sts. Turn. P5. Turn. ssk. K1. K2tog. Turn. P3. Turn. Sl1. K2tog. psso. 1 stitch remains. Bobble complete.

P = purl

P2tog = purl two stitches together

pat = pattern

psso = pass slipped stitch over

RS = right side

Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

yfwd = yarn forward (makes 1 extra stitch)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

5½ ins [14 cm] tall and 6½ ins [16.5 cm] wide.

MATERIALS

Canadiana (100 g/3.5 oz;187 m/205 yds)
Main Color (MC) Leap Frog (10708) 1
Size 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. 2 eye buttons ½ inch [1 cm] in diameter, 5 Jingle Bells 3 mm. Round or oval plastic shape for rattle effect max 1¼-1½ ins [3-4 cm] diameter (we used "Kinder Egg" plastic container). 2 double-pointed knitting needles size 3¾ mm (U.S. 5) for Bow Tie. Stuffing.

GAUGE

24 sts and 32 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

BODY (make 2)
With MC, cast on 5 sts.
1st row: (RS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
This row forms seed st pat.
Cont in seed st pat and proceed as follows:
1st row: (WS). Inc 1 st in first st. Pat to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1.
Rep last row twice more, ending with RS facing for next row. 11 sts.
Proceed as follows:
1st row: Inc 1 st in first st. Pat to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1.
2nd and alt rows: Work in seed st pat (taking inc sts into seed st pat).
Rep last 2 rows twice more. 17 sts.
Next row: (RS). Inc 1 st in first st. Pat 6 sts. Cast off next 3 sts. Pat 5 sts (including st on needle after cast off ). Inc 1 st in next st. K1.
Next row: Pat 8 sts. Turn. Leave rem 8 sts on a spare needle.
Work 8 rows even in pat, ending with RS facing for next row. Break yarn.
With WS of work facing, join yarn to rem 8 sts and pat to end of row.
Work 8 rows even in pat, ending with RS facing for next row.
Next row: Work 2tog. Pat to end of row. Turn. Cast on 3 sts.
Pat across first 6 sts from spare needle. Work 2tog. 17 sts.
Next row: Work even in pat.
Next row: Work 2tog. Pat to last 2 sts. Work 2tog.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. 11 sts.
Next row: Work even in pat.
Next row: Work 2tog. Pat to last 2 sts. Work 2tog.
Rep last row twice more. 5 sts. Cast off in pat.

ARMS (make 2)
With MC, cast on 3 sts.
1st row: (RS). (K1. yfwd. K1) all in first st. K1. (K1. yfwd. K1) all in last st. 7 sts.
2nd row: Inc 1 st in first st. Purl to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. P1. 9 sts.
3rd row: Inc 1 st in first st. K2. (Inc 1 st in next st) twice. K2. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 13 sts.
4th row: As 2nd row. 15 sts.
5th row: Inc 1 st in first st. K5. (Inc 1 st in next st) twice. K5. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 19 sts.
Work 3 rows even in stocking st.
9th row: Sl1. K1. psso. K6. Sl1. K2tog. psso. K6. K2tog. 15 sts.
Work 3 rows even in stocking st.
13th row: Sl1. K1. psso. K4. Sl1. K2tog. psso. K4. K2tog. 11 sts.
Work 3 rows even in stocking st.
17th row: Sl1. K1. psso. K2. Sl1. K2tog. psso. K2. K2tog. 7 sts.
Work 3 rows even in stocking st.
21st row: Sl1. K1. psso. Sl1. K2tog. psso. K2tog. 3 sts.
22nd row: Sl1. P2tog. psso. Fasten off.

HEAD
Cast on 11 sts.
1st row: K5. (K1. yfwd. K1) all in next st. K5. 13 sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K6. (K1. yfwd. K1) all in next st. K6. 15 sts.
5th row: K7. (K1. yfwd. K1) all in next st. K7. 17 sts.
7th row: Inc 1 st in first st. K7. (K1. yfwd. K1) all in next st. K6. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 21 sts.
9th row: Inc 1 st in first st. K9. (K1. yfwd. K1) all in next st. K8. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 25 sts.
Work 3 rows even in stocking st.
13th row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 27 sts.
Work 3 rows even in stocking st.
17th row: Inc 1 st in first st. K8. MB. K7. MB. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 29 sts.
Work 4 rows even in stocking st. Place a marker at each end of last row.
Work a further 3 rows even in stocking st.
Next row: (RS). Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog. 27 sts.
Work 3 rows even in stocking st.
Rep last 4 rows twice more. 23 sts.
Next row: Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog. 21 sts.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 15 sts.
Next row: Sl1. K1. psso. K3. K2tog. K1. K2tog. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog. 11 sts.
Next row: Purl. Cast off.

FINISHING
Sew Body pieces tog leaving opening for stuffing. Stuff firmly. Sew opening closed. Sew arms leaving opening for stuffing. Stuff firmly. Sew opening closed and sew to Body as shown. Fold Head along marked row (center back of head).
Sew Head leaving opening for stuffing. Insert plastic shape with Jingle Bells inside, stuff Head firmly. With A, embroider mouth along head seam using stem st as illustrated. Sew button eyes to bobbles.
Optional: Embroider eyes with A instead of button eyes.
Bow Tie: With B and 2 double pointed needles cast on 4 sts. K4. *Slide sts to other end of needle without turning work. K4. Rep from * until cord measures 12 ins [30.5] cm. Cast off. Tie cord around neck as illustrated.