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Small Knitted Frog Pattern

After searching for a project for something to make for my four-year-old grandnephew, I came across this small knitted frog pattern that I think he will just love.

If you glance at it quickly it looks quite real which is why I was attracted to it having found several others. Because it looks so lifelike he'll enjoy playing tricks on his mother and friends with it.

This little chap is so endearing I think I am going to be asked to make several. I love that you get to make the tiny jumper that comes with the instructions.

small knitted frog pattern that comes with instructions to make him a jumper

Downloadable Pattern

For a small investment this design can be downloaded instantly - just click the image above to be directed to the website.


The recommended featured yarn is a cotton wool alpaca blend of yarn called Lana Grossa Ecopuno However as you only need small amounts you could use up bits from your stash that are double knitting or fingering / 4ply weight.

Needles ?

3.5mm straight knitting needles are needed. I used a set of double-pointed needles as they are shorter and fit perfectly for a small project like this one. When you are doing the icord technique for the legs, it is easier to have double-pointed needles as you don't then need to slip the stitches to another needle.

Other Supplies Needed?

A little bit of toy stuffing is used to fill out the body. You'll also need a large eyed blunt end tapestry needle to sew up more easily.

If you are going to use them then you'll need some safety eyes. As an alternative you can also embroider them as well.

I enjoyed this project because it was so varied and provided an opportunity to do more interesting knitting techniques such as short row with wrapping and turning work and icord creation for the legs.

The instructions are very detailed and as long as you follow them carefully it is a very doable project.

Apart from the short rows and icord the other knitting skills required were basic increasing and decreasing stitches.

  • cast on and off

  • knit and purl stitches

  • increasing - kfb - knit into front and back of stitch - and pfb - purl into front of stitch, then knit into back of same stitch

  • decreasing - knitting 2 or 3 stitches together & skpo - slip one stitch, knit the next then pass slipped stitch over

What is good about this project is that you can customize it in so many different ways by changing the colour of yarns used. It's an addictive project as once you have made one you'll be thinking about how to do the next one. For inspiration and to see what others have done search - #imadethisfrog