Whimsical Crochet: Wartz the Frog

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Wartz is crocheted with worsted yarn, a yarn needle and a size F hook. He takes very little yarn, approximately one to one and a half ounces of green and just a couple yards of black. He has a drawstring mouth that makes him a neat little wrist purse. His limbs are made with slip stitches, his eyes are buggy, and he has single crochet cluster stitch warts on his back. He is big enough to hold a tube of chapstick and some cash.

Single Crochet Cluster (sc cl): *yo, insert yarn in same stitch and pull up loop* 3 times, then yo and pull through all loops on hook.

Body: (Made from the bottom to the mouth)
Ch 2.
Rnd 1: 7 sc in 2nd ch from hk, sl st in first st to make ring. ( Sl st into first st of round to
join at the end of each round and make first stitch in join from here after and do not turn work.)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join and in each sc around. 14 sts
Rnd 3: Ch1, *1sc, 2 sc in next st* rep around. 21 sts
Rnd 4: Ch1, *1 sc, 2 sc in next st* rep around, ending with 1 sc in last st. 31 sts
Rnd 5: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around. 31 sts
Rnd 6: (Time to start the warts) Ch1, *1 sc in each of next 3 sts, 1 sc cl* rep 4 times, sc
even to complete round.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, 1 sc, 1 sc cl, *1 sc in each of next 3 sts, 1 sc cl* rep 3 times, sc even to
complete round.
Rnd 8: Ch1, *1 sc in each of next 3 sts, 1 sc cl* rep 4 times, sc even to complete round.
Rnd 9: Ch 1, 1 sc in each of next two sts, *1 sc in each of next 3 sts, 1 sc cl* rep 3 times,
sc even to complete round.
Rnd 10: Ch1, 1 sc in each of next 4 sts, *1 sc in each of next 3 sts, 1 sc cl* rep 4 times,
sc even to complete round.
Rnd 11: (Decreases start) Ch 1, 1 dec, *1 sc in each of next 3 sts, 1 sc cl* rep 3 times, 1
sc in next 3 sts, *1 dec, 1 sc* rep 3 times, 1 sc in last 2 sts. 27 sts
Rnd 12: Ch1, 1 sc in each of next 3 sts, *1 sc in each of next 3 sts, 1 sc cl* rep 4 times, 1
dec, *1 sc, 1 dec* rep 2 times. 24 sts
Rnd 13: Ch 1, 1 sc in each of next 4 sts, 1 sc cl, *1 sc in each of next 3 sts, 1 sc cl* rep 3 times, sc even to complete round.
Rnd 14-17: Work even over 24 sts.
Rnd 18: (Drawstring Beading) Ch 1, *1 sc in next 2 sts, ch1, skip next st* ending with 1 sc in last st.
Rnd 19: Ch 1, sc in each sc and sc over ch spaces.
Rnd 20: Ch 1, sc even. Fasten off.

Front Legs (make 2):

When slip stitching, use front loops only. Row 1: Ch 11, turn.

Row 2: Sl st in 2nd ch from hk and each ch. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sl st (in front loops only) next 7 sts. Ch3, turn.

Row 4: Sl st in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch. Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Sl st in next 6 sts, ch 2, turn.

Row 6: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch. Fasten off.

Hind Legs (make 2):

Row 1: Ch 17, turn.

Row 2: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch. Ch1, turn.

Row 3: Sl st in 6 sts, sl st next two sts tog, sl st 5 sts, ch 7, turn.

Row 4: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch. Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Sl st in 12 sts, ch 5, turn.

Row 6: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch.  Fasten off.

Eyes:

With black, Ch 2.

Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk.

Change to green, 2 sc in each sc around.  Fasten off. (Leave tails about three inches long to stuff the eyes with and make them bug out.)

Assembly:
Flatten out the balloon shape, making sure the warts are centered on top. Do all sewing with green. Sew legs about 1 inch apart on the bottom, and the front legs half way between bottom and mouth. Sew eyes on top near last row of warts. Make drawstring by chaining desired length, fasten off. Weave in and out of beading holes, tie ends together.

posted in: green, purse, crochet, frog, change purse, wrist bag, Whimsical

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