Frogs and Bugs by Amanda Berry
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Frogs and Bugs

Knitting
July 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
The toys are approximately 7cm to 13cm tall.
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FROGS AND BUGS TOY KNITTING PATTERNS

These little creepy crawlies are quick to knit, and are a super way to use up odds and ends in your yarn stash.

This knitting pattern includes instructions to make four toys, including a snail, bumble bee, butterfly and frog.

THE PATTERN INCLUDES: Row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place, instructions for making the frog, snail, bee and butterfly, 13 photos, a list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques, a materials list and recommended yarns. The pattern is 6 pages and written in English.

TECHNIQUES: All pieces are knitted flat on straight knitting needles, apart from the arms and legs which are i-cord knitted on two DPNs. You will need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, sew seams, change colour at the end of a row (knit stripes) and knit i-cord. The snail pattern incorporates short rows to knit the shell. I have a free tutorial on how to work short rows to help you on my website.

YARN, NEEDLES & NOTIONS INCLUDE:

  • A pair of straight 3.5mm knitting needles (US 4)
  • Double knitting yarns (DK or light worsted weight); less than 25g in each colour
  • 2 x 4mm black beads for the eyes for each toy, sewing needle and thread
  • Small amounts of toy filling
  • 
A darning or tapestry needle to sew the knitted pieces together

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