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!

Pansy Panda

This little Panda was inspired by the pandas my son and I saw at an overnight at the Atlanta Zoo this past weekend. I made this panda and halfway through the design it just struck me what I should name it. Meet Pansy! She is a friendly, cuddly panda who loves her big pink bow!

Materials:

Peaches and Creme Cotton yarn in White, Black and Pink

http://www.elmore-pisgah.com/colors.htm

4 US size 5 double-pointed knitting needles.



Tapestry needle for weaving


Measuring tape

Measurements:

11″ tall and 6″ wide

Abbreviations:

K-knit

P-Purl

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

K2(3)tog- knit two (three) stitches together.

Beginning at the bottom of the body:

In White: CAST-ON 9 stitches and spread those 9 stitches evenly over three needles. There should be three stitches on each needle. Place a stitch marker at your slip knot. This will be the beginning of each round.

REMEMBER- stuff with poly-fill as you go along.

Round 1- K

Round 2- KFB in all stitches to the end of the row.

Round 3- K

Round 4- K1, KFB to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Round 5- k

Round 6- K2, KFB in each stitch to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Rounds 7-14- K

Decreasing rounds:

Round 15- K14, K2tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Round 16- Knit 8 rounds

Next round- K13, K2tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- Knit 8 rounds

Next Round-

Change to Black:

Next round- K12, K2tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- Knit 8 rounds.

Begin stuffing the body

Next round- K to the last 4 stitches on the needle, K2tog to the end of needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- K

Change back to white

Next round- K2, K2tog, K to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- Knit 3 rounds.

Next round- K6, KFB in the remaining stitches on the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- K

Next round- K8 KFB in the remaining stitches on the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- Knit 4 rounds

Next round- K10, KFB in the remaining stitches on the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- Knit 3 rounds.

Next round- K12, KFB in the remaining stitches on the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- Knit two rounds.

Next round- K10, K2tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- K

Next round- Knit 9, K2tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next Round- K

Next Round- K8, K3tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- K

Next Round- K5, K2tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- K3, K2tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- K2, K3tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Cut a strand and weave the strand onto a tapestry needle. Weave through the remaining stitches and pull the stitches closed. Weave the ends into the body.

Snout:

Cast-on 9 stitches in white. Spread the stitches evenly over three needles. There should three stitches on each needle. Join them in the round. Place a stitch marker at the slip-knot. This will be the beginning of each row.

Round 1- K

Round 2- KFB in all stitches to the end of the round.

Round 3- k

Round 4- K2, KFB in 2 stitches, K2. Repeat on remaining two needles.

Round 5- K

Round 6- K3, KFB in 2 stitches, K3. Repeat for remaining two needles.

Round 7- K

BO

attach snout to face, embroider nose and mouth onto the snout. Refer to photos for embroidery pattern.

Eyes:

Cast on 1 stitch.

Round 1-

(K1, P1, K1) in the same stitch turn

Round 2- P turn

Round 3- KFB in all stitches turn

Round 4- P turn

Round 5- K

B/o

Sew onto the front of the face. Refer to photos for help. Using white, embroider the center of the eyes.

Ears

Refer to photo for ear placement

Pick up 5 stitches at an angle on the top of the head. Pick up 5 stitches on another needle directly behind the first needle. Place a stitch marker on the right side of the back needle. Begin on the back needle.

Round 1- K

Round 2- K2, KFB in 1 st, K2. Repeat on second needle.

Round 3- K

Round 4- K1, KFB in one stitch, K2, KFB in 1 stitch, K1. Repeat on second needle.

Round 5- K

Round 6- K1, KFB in 1 st, K4, KFB in 1 st, K1. Repeat on second needle.

Round 7- K1, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K1

Round 8- Close with the kitchener stitch (I will be uploading an instruction video for this soon).

Bow-

Cast on 6 stitches in Pink.

Round 1- K, turn

Round 2- P, turn

Round 3- K, turn

Round 4- P, turn

Round 5- K1, K2tog twice, K1, turn

Round 6- P, turn

round 7- K2tog twice

Begin working in i-cord (there is a video on my blog for this)

Work in I-cord until the i-cord section measures 2″

Turn

Next round- KFB in each stitch, turn

Next round- P, turn

Next Round- K1, KFB in two stitches, K1, turn

Next round- P, turn

Next round- K

BO

Attach bow to right ear and secure with the yarn tails. Weave ends into the ear.

Arms:

Pick up 4 stitches each on three needles in a triangular pattern. Refer to photo for placement and starting point. Place a stitch marker at the beginning.

K 4 rounds

Next round- KFB in first stitch, K2, KFB in last stitch on needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Knit until the arm measures 2″.

Next round- P

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

Begin stuffing the arm

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

Next round- K2tog to the end of the round.

Cut yarn tail, weave the yarn tail onto a needle and weave through remaining stitches. Pull stitches closed. Weave the end into the body.

Legs:

Cast on 5 stitches each on three needles in a triangular shape. Refer to the pictures for placement and starting point. Put a stitch marker at the beginning on your round.

K 4 rounds

Next round- KFB in first stitch, K3, KFB in last stitch.

Knit until leg measures 2 1/2″

Next round- P

Begin stuffing leg

Next round- K5, K2tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for remaining two needles.

Next round- K4, K2tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- K3, K2tog to the end of the needle. Repeat for the remaining two needles.

Next round- K2tog to the end of the round.

Cut yarn tail. Weave the yarn tail onto a needle and weave through remaining stitches. Pull stitches closed. Weave end into the body.

How to Decrease in knitting- K2tog

How to Decrease in Knitting- SSK

How to Increase in knitting- KFB

How to Make an I-cord- knitting

Scrappy Snake- FREE PATTERN

Scrappy Snake Free Pattern:

Like me, you probably have lots of little yarn “scraps” or left-over yarn from past projects that you just can’t bring yourself to throw away, but it’s not enough for another full project. After a while, we are left with lots of small “scraps” of yarn. I came up with this pattern so that we can use up our yarn scraps. Meet Scrappy Snake! You can make him as long as you like, and he is soft and great for kids! My son LOVES his Scrappy!

Materials:

All the scrap yarn you have! 

4 US size 5 double-pointed knitting needles.



Tapestry needle for weaving


Measuring tape


Cable Needle



Abbreviations:

K-knit

P-Purl

C3F- Cable three stitches toward the front (6 stitch cable). Slip three stitches on a cable needle and hold toward the front of the work, knit the next three stitches, then slip the stitches on your cable needle back onto the left hand needle and knit.

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

K2together- knit two stitches together.

Beginning at the head.

CAST-ON 9 stitches and spread those 9 stitches evenly over three needles. There should be three stitches on each needle. Place a stitch marker at your slip knot. This will be the beginning of each round.

REMEMBER- stuff with poly-fill as you go along.

Round 1- K

Round 2- K1 (KFB into remaining stitches on the needle) Repeat for the next two needles.

Round 3-k

Round 4- K2 (KFB into remaining stitches on the needle) Repeat for the next two needles

Round 5- K

Round 6- K3 (KFB into remaining stitches on the needle) Repeat for the next two needles

Round 7- k

Round 8- K4 (KFB into remaining stitches on the needle) Repeat for the next two needles

Round 8- K

Round 9- K3 (K2together until the end of the needle) Repeat for the next two needles

Round 10- K until the head measures 2 inches total.

Change colors (I will have a video for this ASAP)

(Repeat these steps at the beginning of each color change. You can add as many links as you wish! Each color link will measure about 2 1/4 inches long!)

K6 rounds

Round 7- Knit on the first needle, the second needle (k1, C3F, K1), third needle K

Round 8-10- K

Round 11- Knit on the first needle, the second needle (k1, C3F, K1), third needle

Round 12-18- K

Change Colors.

Tail:

Round 1-6: K

Round 7- K2 (k2together until the end of the needle) Repeat for the remaining two needles

Round 8-10- K

Round 11- K1 (K2together until the end of the needle) Repeat for the remaining two needles

Round 12-14- K

Cut a length of tail and weave it onto a tapestry needle. Weave the tapestry needle through the remaining stitches and close the hole tight.

(Note: the cables are the back of the snake, so when you are adding eyes, make sure the cables are on his back!)

Tongue-

On the face, pick up two stitches (leave a long piece of yarn for weaving through the tongue later) and work in i-cord until the tongue measures 2 inches. Cut your yarn (leaving a tail) and weave the tail through a tapestry needle. Weave the needle through the two stitches on the end and pull. Weave the other tail (at the beginning) through the tongue to the tip. Tie the two tails together so that the tip of the tongue has a V-shape. Trim

Little Pig- FREE PATTERN

Please follow my blog! I am currently designing more patterns! 

Materials:

6oz, 170g of Caron Simply Soft yarn. In soft pink. 

4- Us size 8 double-pointed knitting needles and 5 US size 5 double-pointed knitting needles.



Tapestry needle for weaving


Measuring tape



Measurements:


7 1/2″ long, 3 1/2″ tall



Abbreviations:

K-knit

P-Purl

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

K2together- knit two stitches together.

Cast on 9 stitches on a US size 8 double-pointed needle. Evenly distribute your stitches onto 3 needles. Place a stitch marker at the slip-knot. This is the beginning of your round.

Round 1- K

Round 2- K1, KFB in each stitch to the end of the needle. Repeat to the end of the row.

Round 3- K

Round 4- K2, KFB in each stitch to the end of the needle . Repeat the the end of the row.

Round 4- K

Round 5- K3, KFB in each stitch to the end of the needle. Repeat to the end of the row.

Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the next round.

Round 6- K until the piece measures 1 inch.

Decreasing rounds.

Round 1- K2together around

Round 2 and 3- K

Round 4- K2, K2together to the end of the row.

Round 5- K

Increasing round-

Round 1- K2, KFB, k4 Repeat to the end of the row.

Round 2-K

Round 3-K2, KFB in each stitch to the end of the needle. Repeat to the end of the row.

Round 4- K3, KFB in each stitch to the end of the needle. Repeat to the end of the row.

Round 5- K

Round 6- K4, KFB in each stitch to the end of the needle . Repeat to the end of the row.

Round 7- K

Round 8-  K5, KFB in each stitch to the end of the needle. Repeat to the end of the row.

Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the next round.

Round 9- K until the piece measures 1 inch.

Decreasing rounds:

Round 1- K5, K2together. Repeat to the end.

Round3-K

Round 4- K4, K2together. Repeat to the end.

Round 5- K

Round 6- K3, K2together. Repeat to the end.

Begin stuffing the head and body.

Round 7- K

Round 8- K2, K2together. Repeat to the end.

Round 9-K

Round 10- K1, K2together. Repeat to the end.

Round 11- K

Round 12- K2together around

Cut a tail about 7 inches long, thread onto a tapestry needle and weave through the remaining stitches. Pull the stitches closed and weave in the ends.

LEGS- Make 4- Refer to the pictures for placement of legs

(see last photo for an illustration on how to pick up stitches)

Using 4 size 5 double-pointed needles, pick up 3 stitches on each needle in a square.

Knit each round until the leg measures 1/2 inch.

Round 2- Purl.

Round 3- K2together, K- repeat to end of row.

Stuff with small amount of poly-fiber.

Cut a tail and thread it onto a tapestry needle. Weave tail through remaining stitches. Pull stitches closed and weave in the end.

Nose-

With 4 size 5 needles, pick up 4 stitches on each needle.

Round 1- K

Round 2-P

Stuff lightly with poly-fiber.

Round 3- K2together to the end of the row.

Cut a tail and thread it onto a tapestry needle. Weave tail through remaining stitches. Pull stitches closed and weave in the end.

Ears Make 2:

With a Size 5 double pointed knitting needle, pick up 6 stitches on top of the head. Refer to the pictures for ear placement.

Row 1- K

Row 2- P

Row 3- K2, K2together, K2

Row 4- P

Row 5- K2together, K1, K2together

Row 6- P

Row 7- K3together.

Cut tail and weave in ends.

Tail: 

With a size 5 double-pointed needle, pick up 3 stitches.

Knitting in I-cord, knit until the tail measures two inches.

Cut a long yarn tail. Twist the tail until you get the desired curly tail look, and secure the tail in curly position with the yarn end. Weave in remaining yarn.

Add eyes and a mouth if you wish!

Enjoy!

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