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Guardian Frog

Designed by Pacy Reilly 2000

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Materials:
Size F crochet hook *
Light green 4 ply cotton yarn *
White 4 ply cotton yarn *
2 Wiggly eyes *
1 small gold charm *
1 toothpick *
Gold embroidery floss *
Black fabric paint *
Dark green fabric paint *
1 mini-spring craft clothespin *
Fabric stiffener

MAIN BODY
With light green yarn, chain 2...
Rnd 1: in 2nd ch from hook work 2 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, slip stitch to 1st sc, ch 1....
Rnd 2: sc in 1st 2 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch, 2 hdc in next stitch, ~ slip stitch, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, slip stitch in next stitch, repeat from ~ one time, 2 hdc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch, 2 hdc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, join with a slip stitch to 1st sc, chain 1.
Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 hdc in same space as join was made, 3 hdc in next stitch, chain 2 and turn...
Rnd 4: 2 hdc in 1st stitch, 1 hdc in next 4 stitches, 2 hdc in top of chain 2, Chain 2 and turn...
Rnd 5: 1 hdc in each stitch across, 2 hdc in top of chain 2, Chain 2 and turn...
Rnd 6: Dec over 1st 2 stiches, hdc in next 5 sts, Dec over last stitch and top of chain 2, Chain 2 and turn...
Rnd 7: Dec over 1st 2 stitches, hdc in next 4 stitches, dec over last stitch and top of chain 2, Chain 4 and turn...
Rnd 8: slip stitch in 1st stitch, chain 5, slip stitch in same stitch, chain 6, slip stitch in same stitch, sc in next stitch, hdc in next stitch, slip stitch in same stitch, slip stitch in next stitch, hdc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, slip stitch in top of chain 2, chain 6, slip stitch in same space, chain 5, slip stitch in same stitch, chain 4, slip stitch in same place, fasten off. .

ARMS
Attach light green yarn to top of body where a shoulder would be, chain 14, slip stitch in 6th chain from hook, chain 5 and slip stitch in same chain, chain 4 and slip stitch in same chain, slip stitch in each remaining chain to shoulder, fasten off.
Repeat on opposite shoulder for other arm.
Weave in ends.

Wings...
make 2
With 4 ply white yarn chain 10,
Rnd 1: dc in 7th chain from hook, chain 3 dc in next chain, chain 3, dc in last chain, chain 5 and turn.
Rnd 2: sc in 1st chain 3 space, chain 5, sc in 1st stitch, chain 5, sc in next chain space, chain 5, sc in next stitch, chain 5, sc in last chain space, chain 5, sc in same space, chain 5, sc in starting row, fasten off.
Weave in ends.
 
Assembly...
Stiffen frog and wings as per stiffeners instructions. Allow to dry. When dry, glue wiggly eyes as in picture. Using black fabric paint add mouth, and outline hands and feet, as in picture .With dark green fabric paint add spots to frog as in picture, allow paint to dry. To make wand wrap toothpick with gold floss, secure ends with glue. Leave 1 inch of floss at one end of toothpick, glue gold charm to same end of toothpick, fan out loose end of floss. Glue wand to frogs hand. Glue wings to back of frog. Glue clothespin to back of frog.

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