This crochet Frog applique pattern is my next heart-shaped design. The body of this frog is made in the shape of a heart! The Frog (as well as Lucky Clover) is a good luck symbol in many cultures. Also, in some cultures, the Frog is a symbol of life, fertility, re-birth and transformation.
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“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” Mark Twain
My husband made a small water fountain in our front yard, and purchased a small ceramic frog that sits in it. We are always surprised at how many of our guests notice this small frog when they come to visit us.
Frogs are very popular among little kids. Frogs are fun to watch and listen to, also learning about frogs is educational too! If your kids love frogs, this cute heart-shaped Frog applique will be perfect for any kid’s embellishment!
This crochet Frog applique also will look great on a handmade greeting card. Here are some ideas for handmade cards embellished with crochet appliques.
I made my crochet Frog with sport weight yarn. You can experiment with different yarn weights to make your appliques in different sizes.
Frogs are popular creatures to crochet. You can find a lot of crochet Frog ideas on Etsy, some of my favorites can be found HERE.
Crochet Frog Applique – Free Pattern
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Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
Rnd – round
SC- single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
TR – treble crochet
This crochet Frog applique is about 3” (7.5 cm).
- Light weight #3 or sport weight #2 yarn (I used Premier Cotton Fair #2 weight yarn, color – leaf green)
- Crochet cotton thread size #10, colors – red, white, black
Hook and other materials:
- Crochet hook E/3.5 mm
- Crochet hook 6/1.8 mm
- Sticky back googly eyes
- Black embroidery floss
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To make this Frog applique, you will need to crochet a heart-shaped body and two legs. If you wish, you can add to your Frog a long tongue and small heart bow.
With green yarn and crochet hook E/3.5 mm, Ch 4;
Rnd 1. Make all of the next stitches into the fourth Ch from hook (the first Ch made) working under both loops – 3 DC, 3 HDC, Ch 1, DC (Heart point), Ch 1, 3 HDC, 3 DC, Ch 3, Sl St in center.
Rnd 2. Ch 3, HDC + DC in first St, 3 TR in next St, 2 DC in next St, DC in each of next 3 Sts, DC in Ch-1 stitch, 3 DC in next St (Heart point), DC in Ch-1 stitch, DC in each of next 3 Sts, 2 DC in next St, 3 TR in next St, DC + HDC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center.
Rnd 3. Ch 3, Sl St in first St, 7 DC in next St, Sl St in next St, 2 SC in each of next 3 Sts, SC in each of next 6 Sts, 3 SC in next St (heart point), SC in each of next 6 Sts, 2 SC in each of next 3 Sts, Sl St in next St, 7 DC in next St, Sl St in next St, Ch 2, Sl St in center. Fasten off.
With green yarn and crochet hook E/3.5 mm, Ch 6;
Rnd 1. Work under 2 loops: 2 HDC in 3rd Ch, HDC in next two Chs, 6 HDC in last Ch; continue working on opposite side of the Chain – HDC in each of next 2 Chs, 3 HDC in last Ch, join with Sl St to top of first HDC; Foot: *Ch 5, Sl St in 2nd and 3rd Ch, Ch 3, Sl St in 2nd and 3rd Ch, Sl St in each of next two Chs, Sl St in same St where leg was started*. Fasten off.
With green yarn and crochet hook E/3.5 mm, Ch 6;
Rnd 1. Work under 2 loops: 4 HDC in 3rd Ch , HDC in next two Chs, 6 HDC in last Ch; continue working on opposite side of the Chain: HDC in each of next 2 Chs, HDC in last Ch, join with Sl St to top of first HDC, Foot: repeat from * to *. Fasten off.
With red crochet cotton thread size 10 and hook 1.8 mm, Ch 10;
Row 1. 2 HDC in 3rd Ch from hook, HDC in each of next 2 Chs, SC in each of next 2 Chs, Sl St in each of next 3 Chs. Fasten off.
You can use googly eyes or you can crochet them.
White Part – make 2
With white crochet thread size 10 and crochet hook size 6/1.8 mm, make magic ring (see Note);
Rnd 1. Ch 3, 12 DC in ring, join with Sl St in top of Ch 3. Fasten off.
Black Pupil – make 2
With black crochet thread size 10 and crochet hook size 6/1.8 mm, make magic ring (see Note);
Rnd 1. Ch 1, 9 SC in ring, join with Sl St in top of first SC. Fasten off.
Sew Frog’s body and legs together, embroider the mouth, sew on the tongue, attach google eyes or sew crocheted eyes on. If you want to embellish your Frog with a bow, make this small heart bow and sew it on.
I hope you enjoyed this crochet Frog applique free pattern!
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