Sir Hops-a-Lot The Hip-Hop Frog- FREE PATTERN!

I made this frog years ago for my son, only I made a crochet version of him. I will work out the pattern for that for you soon. I wanted to see him in a knit version because I really love the way knit toys look. So, here he is! Meet Sir Hops-a-Lot The Hip-Hop frog. He even has his own hip hop song, I Like Big Flies.  (Don’t pretend you didn’t just sing that in your head lol)

Materials:

Spud and Chloe Sweater yarn in (Turtle
#7514) Green. Black thread for embroidering the eyes, nose and mouth, and a small amount of Spud and Chloe Sweater yarn in (Pollen #7509) Gold.

4 US size 5 double-pointed knitting needles.

Tapestry needle for weaving

Poly-fiber stuffing.

Measuring tape

Measurements: 

11″ tall and 6″ wide

Scissors

Abbreviations:

K-knit

KFB- Knit in the front and back of a single stitch

K2tog- knit two stitches together.

BO- Bind off

Starting from the bottom of the body, working up:

Cast-on 9 stitches. Spread those 9 stitches over 3 needles and join in the round. You should have 3 stitches on each needle. Place a stitch marker at the slip-knot. This will be the beginning of each round.

Round 1: K

Round2- KFB of all stitches

Round 3-4: K

Round 5: KFB in all stitches

Round 6: K

Round 7: K10, KFB in 2 stitches. Repeat for remaining two needles.

Round 8: Knit until the body measures 3″  from slip-knot.

Next round: K10, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Place a stitch marker on the next round.

Next round:  Knit for 2″.

Next round: K10, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K9, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K8, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K7, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

next round: K6, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K

Next round: K5, KFB in 2 stitches. Repeat for remaining two needles.

Next round: K

Next round: K8, KFB. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K10, KFB. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Begin stuffing and continue to stuff every few rounds.

Place a stitch marker here

Next round: k for 1″

Next round: K10, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next 2 rounds: K

Next round: K9, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K

Next round: K8, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K

Next round: K7, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K

Next round: K6, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K5, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K

Next round: K4, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K3, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K2, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Cut yarn tail. Weave the end onto a needle. Weave the yarn tail through the remaining stitches and close them tight. Weave the end into the body.

Eyes-

Refer to the photo for eye placement

Pick up 4 stitches each on three needles in a triangular pattern. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round.

K 3 rounds

Next round: K2, K2tog. Repeat for remaining two needles.

Next Round K1, K2tog. Repeat for remaining two needles.

Stuff lightly with poly fiber

Cut yarn and weave onto a tapestry needle. Weave through remaining stitches and close them tight. Weave the ends into the body.

Crown:

Refer to photo for crown placement

With Gold yarn-

Cast on 12 stitches.

Round 1: K

Round 2: BO 1, P11 turn

Round 3: BO1, K10 turn

Round 4: BO1, P9 turn

Round 5: BO2, K7 turn

Round 6: BO2, P5 turn

Round 7: BO2, K3 turn

Round 8: BO 2, There will be 1 st remaining on the needle. Cut a long yarn tail and weave it onto a needle. Weave the yarn through the last stitch and pull it tight. Weave the yarn tail through the edges of the crown until it reaches the bottom. Use the yarn tail to sew the crown to the top of the head.

Arms:

Refer to photos for placement of arms.

Cast on 5 stitches each onto 3 needles in a triangular pattern. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round.

K until the arm measures 1.5″

Next round: K3, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K2, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K2, KFB. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K3, KFB. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K

Next round: K4, KFB. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next 3 rounds: K

Next round: K5, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round:  K4, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K3, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K2tog to the end of the round.

Cut a yarn tail. Weave the yarn end onto a needle. Weave it through the remaining stitches and pull tight. Weave the end into the body.

Legs:

Refer to the photos for leg placement.

Cast-on 4 stitches each onto three needles in a triangular pattern. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round.

Round 1: K

Round 2: K2, KFB in 2 sts.

Next round: K for 2″

Next round: K4, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K3, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K3, KFB. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K4, KFB. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next 3 rounds: K

Next round: K5, K2tog. Repeat for remaining two needles.

Next round: K4, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next Round: K3, K2tog. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round: K2tog to end of round.

Cut a yarn tail and weave onto a tapestry needle. Weave through the remaining two sts. Close stitches tight and weave into the body.

Enjoy!

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2 Comments

  1. March 31, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Please subscribe for more free patterns and tips!

  2. April 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Too cute! It looks great.


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