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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

One Last Cozy...

...before Easter comes and I take a few weeks off to work on a blog revamp.  Speaking of which, if you have any suggestions for what you'd like to see on my blog or features you'd appreciate, please, let me know.  And without further ado...

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Funny Frog Egg Cozy
Supplies:
                Cotton Yarn (Green, Black, White)
                Crochet hook (Size F-3.75MM)
                Scissors
Needle
Plastic Easter Egg, normal size (I buy the ones from Walmart)
Gauge: 4.5 sts per inch. Adjust as needed to get your cozy to fit your egg.
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Cozy Top
Use green yarn
Rnd 1: Sc 5 in magic ring OR Sc 2, Sc 5 in the 2nd chain from the hook
Rnd 2: Inc in each of the 5 sts (10 sts)
Rnd 3: [Inc in one st, Sc in the next] rep 5 times around (15 sts)
Rnd 4: Sc 15 (15 sts)
Rnd 5: [Inc, Sc in each of the next 2 stitches] rep 5 times (20 sts)
Rnd 6: Sc 20 (20 sts)
Rnd 7: [Inc, Sc 4] rep 4 times (24 sts)
Rnds 8-9: Sc 24 (24 sts)
Finish off.  Weave in ends.
Cozy Bottom
Use green yarn.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Sc 2, Sc 6 in the 2nd chain from the hook
Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)
Rnd 3: [Inc, Sc] rep 3 times around (18 sts)
Rnd 4: [Inc, Sc 8] rep 2 times around (20 sts)
Rnd 5: Sc 20 (20 sts)
Rnd 6: [Inc, Sc 9] rep 2 times around (22 sts)
Rnd 7: [Inc, Sc 10] rep 2 times around (24 sts)
Rnd 8: Working in the Front Loops Only: Sc 15.  Leave the rest of the sts in the row unworked.
Sl st to finish off.  Sew the top and bottom cozy pieces together, sewing the unworked sts of the last round on the bottom to corresponding sts on the top cozy.
Eyes
Use white.  Make 2.
Rnd 1: Sc 5 in magic ring OR Sc 2, Sc 5 in the 2nd chain from the hook
Rnd 2: Inc in each of the 5 sts (10 sts)
Rnd 3: Sc 10.
Finish off and weave in ends.  Use black yarn to stitch pupils.  Sew the eyes to the head.  Feel free to experiment with positioning; moving the eyes around gives the frog a whole range of expressions.
Front Feet
Use green yarn.  Make 2.
Rnd 1: Sc 5 in magic ring OR Sc 2, Sc 5 in the 2nd chain from the hook
Rnd 2:  In the first two sts, work 2 Hdc each.  Leave remaining sts unworked.
Finish off.  Sew to the front bottom of the frog.
Back Feet
Use green yarn.  Make 2.
Rnd 1: Sc 5 in magic ring OR Sc 2, Sc 5 in the 2nd chain from the hook
Rnd 2: In the first st: (Hdc, ch 2, Dc 2).  In the second st: (Dc 2, ch 2, sl st)
Finish off.  Sew to the back bottom of the frog.

Refer to the picture as needed.  As always, enjoy, and feel free to contact me on my blog or at sheepofdelight@gmail.com.  Happy hooking!

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