Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Baby Knit Frog Balloon Animal

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Baby Knit Frog Balloon Animal

Once you see how easy making the Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Baby Knit Frog Balloon Animal is, you'll leap at the chance to make one of these cute critters for everyone you know!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    An exact gauge is not necessary for this project. Finished frog measures approximately 8 inch tall. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 inch square, try using a smaller size needle; if it takes you more stitches and rows, try a larger size needle. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. kfb = knit into front and then back of same st - 1 st increased Note: Frog is worked by knitting a long strip. The strip is seamed to make a tube, then stuffed. The stuffed tube is tied off with yarn at various points to shape the Frog. It is this aspect of the construction that is inspired by twisting balloons to make animals.
  • 2
    Body: Cast on 6 sts. Row 1: Knit. Row 2: Purl. Row 3 (Increase Row): Kfb in each st across - 12 sts at the end of Row 3. Rows 4-26: Continue in St st (k on RS, p on WS) as established. Row 27: Rep Row 3 - 24 sts. Continue in St st until piece measures about 37 inch from beginning, end with a WS row (the last row you work should be a purl row). Next Row (Decrease Row): *K2tog; rep from * across - 12 sts. Next Row: Purl. Next Row: Rep Decrease Row - 6 sts. Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts, pull tightly to gather together, and knot.
  • 3
    Finishing: Measure 2-1/2 inch from cast on edge and, following package directions, attach one safety eye. Attach second safety eye 2-1/2 inch from first eye. Beginning at bound off end, and adding stuffing as you go, seam long sides of strip to make a tube. Seam cast on end closed.
  • 4
    Shaping: Note: If desired, after wrapping and tying, you can sew a few stitches to secure the shaping. Cut 12 inch lengths of yarn for ties. Wrap each length around stuffed tube and knot securely, placing lengths as follows: Wrap and tie first length about 3 inch from cast on edge for first half of head. Wrap and tie 3 inch from first tie for second half of head. Wrap and tie 3-1/2 inch from second ear tie for first front leg. Wrap and tie 3-1/2 inch from first front leg tie for second front leg. Wrap and tie 7 inch from second front leg tie for mouth section. Wrap and tie 3-1/2 inch from mouth tie for spine. Wrap and tie 7 inch from spine tie for first back leg. Wrap and tie 7 inch from first back leg tie for second back leg. Fold over and tie together the eye sections. Fold over the front legs to meet under eyes, wrap the mouth segment around and tie together. Bring the spine behind the front legs and tie together at bottom. At this same tie, fold back legs into sitting position at each side and tie together. With Pink yarn, embroider a straight stitch mouth. Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn Mint 100367365
  • Lion Brand Knitting Needles U.S. 6/4.0 mm 104239365
  • Lion Brand Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
  • Fairfield Processing Poly-fil Fiber 32 oz. 104238553
  • Small Amount of Pink Yarn
  • 9 mm Plastic Safety Eyes (2)
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