Mr. Verde the Frog
– skien lion wool in a green color (any scrap worsted weight would work too)
-size 8 double-pointed needles
-black eye buttons or beads
-black fabric paint
-1 sheet yellow felt
-small amount of fiberfill
-sewing needle & matching thread
CO 3 sts and join into round
Increase each stitch around (6 sts)
Repeat first round (12 sts)
Repeat first round again (24 sts)
Now knit each round (so it forms stockinette) until piece measures 4 inches. Now stuff the body with fiberfill. Continue to stuff the body as you finish knitting it in the next few rounds.
K2tog across round (12 sts)
K2tog across round (6 sts)
K2tog across round (3 sts)
Cut yarn and thread through remaining sts; tie a knot.
Legs (make four)
Make an i-cord that is about 2 inches long.
Eyes – make two
CO 3 sts
Knit 1 st, increase middle st, and knit last st. (4 sts)
Cut an oval the size of his belly out of the yellow felt and stitch into place. Cut 4 small feet out of the felt, and stitch to one end of each i-cord. Sew the i-cord legs in place, the knitted eye socket things on the top of his head, and then sew the black eye buttons in them. Finally, paint on a smile with the fabric paint and lay Mr. Verde down to dry. Here’s a visual, because I know this wasn’t a very good explanation;
Enjoy your froggy friend!