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Monday, November 01, 2010

Frog Pond Pattern

First, the purpose of the bag: It is a Frog Pond that houses 10, rainbow colored frogs.
Why ten?: To learn counting. This toy reinforces the 1-10 counting ability.
Why rainbow colors?: For color matching. 2 of each rainbow color affords little ones and their 'teachers' the ability to work on basic colors: Red, Yellow, Orange, Blue & Green and matching those colors into pairs.

The New & Improved Frog Pond Bag

Froggy Friends to Fill the Bag- Get the Pattern Here.


Snug as Bugs in a Rug. :-)
Frog Pond Bag Pattern
by Elizabeth Mareno 2010
Supplies:
Frogs/Flowers:1 skein each of Patons Astra (1.75 oz) Red, Green, Blue, White, Black & Yellow.
Frogs: 1 skein of Caron Simply Soft Mango (orange-only because Astra doesn't make an orange)
OR Any colors you want in a #3 light weight yarn or DK weight.
Bag: 1 skein of Red Heart Spring Green
Bag: 1 skein Blue-ish boucle (used a random WalMart brand for the project)
OR Any colors you want in 4ply worsted weight.
Water Lily: Tiny amount of Dark Sage Green WW yarn
Tiny amount of warm brown for "grass accents"
E hook
F hook
H hook
Large eye needle for assembly and 'cleaning up'
Fiberfill
BOTTOM: w/green & H hook
R1- ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook (6sc) do not join
R2- 2sc in each sc around (12sc)
R3- (sc in 1sc, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (18sc)
R4- (sc in 2sc, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (24sc)
R5- (sc in 3sc, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (30sc)
R6- (sc in 4sc, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (36sc)
R7- (sc in 5sc, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (42sc)
R8- (sc in 6sc, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (48sc)
R9- (sc in 7sc, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (54sc)
R10- (sc in 8sc, 2sc in next sc) repeat around (60sc)
R11-20- Sc in each sc around.
Cut off, leaving an end to weave in.
WATER: w/blue
with inside of green bottom facing you. working in the open loops of sc from row 20.
Large Wave R1: sl st in any outside loop of open sc on row 20. ch3, 2dc in next loop, (dc in 1sc, 2dc in next sc) around (90dc)join with sl st to first ch 3(which counts as dc)
Large Wave R2: ch1, sc in sm sp, (hdc in next dc, dc in next dc, trc in next dc, dtrc in next dc, trc in next dc, dc in next dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc) repeat around. join with sl st to first sc. (11 waves)
Small Wave: sl st in any inside loop of open sc on row 20. ch1, sc in sm sp, (hdc in next loop, dc in next loop, trc in next loop, dc in next loop, hdc in next loop, sc in next loop) repeat pattern. join with sl st to first sc. (10 waves)
Main Water R1: with outside of bag facing you, but working on the 'inside' of the bag, sl st around the post of a sc of row 20. Sc around the post you have sl st'd around and sc around each post of row 20. (Essentially, you will be putting a row of sc around the posts of row 20 scs, creating the "building" row of your main water.) join with sl st to first sc.
R2: ch2, hdc in sm sp, hdc in each sc around. join with sl st to first hdc (not ch2). (60hdc)
R3-R10: ch2, hdc in sm sp, hdc in each hdc around. join with sl st to first hdc (not ch2). (60hdc)
R11: ch4 (cts as dc, ch1), (skip next hdc, dc in next hdc, ch1) repeat around. join with sl st to 3rd chain of original chain 4. (24dc)
R12: ch1, sc in each dc and ch1 around. join with sl st to first sc.
R13: ch1, sc in sm sp as join, (ch3, sk sc, sc in next sc) repeat around. join with sl st to sc. (24-ch3 sp) cut off.
Tie: Chain 101. sl st in 2nd chain from hook and each chain. Cut off, tuck ends and weave through the open spaces from R11.
WATERLILLIES: F hook
w/yellow
R1: ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook (6sc) do not join
R2: 2sc in each, cut off.
**w/petal color: attach w/ sl st to BLO of any sc. ch4, sc in 3ch(petal made), sl st in back loop of next sc, repeat petal all the way around. (12 back petals) do not attach to 1st petal
**sl st in the front loop of 1st sc, repeat petals in all open front loops of sc's. (12 front petals)
Secure, cut and weave in all ends. Then thread the tip of one side of Tie through the hole in the middle of the flower and put an overhand knot on the end of the tie to keep the flower from sliding off. Repeat this one more time with flower #2.
LILY PAD: w/WW yarn and H hook
R1: ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook (6sc)
R2: 2sc in each (12sc)
R3: (RS) (sc in 1sc, 2sc in next) 3 times (9) leave rem 3 sc unworked
R4: ch1, turn, (sc in 2sc, 2sc in next) repeat to the end. do not join. (20sc) Finish off. Leave a long end for sewing on. Place where you want on the bag.
Cut several 3" pieces of Light green/Dark green and Brown. Latchook these onto the waves area to give the "idea" of pond grasses, etc.
*Disclaimer: I have done my best to make sure that all of the instructions are here. If you have any questions about the pattern, email me.**

4 comments:

Alannah said...

This truly excited me!!! I am thinking about making it for my daughters headstart class! They would love it!

Bailey said...

I love this idea. I have too many presents on my Christmas list, but I am coming back to this after the Christmas rush for an Easter or Birthday gift. I love the counting/matching idea, plus the case to keep everything in.

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Biz! I have done the Happy Frogs.. LOTS of them!.. and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this adorable bag to go with them! I will definitely be making this, soon as I can it in!! Thank you for sharing your pattern! ~tina

The Owl Nest said...

Cute, cute, CUTE! Very nice.