How to Crochet Your First Amigurumi – a frog! Video Tutorial for Beginners

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This video will show you how to make your first amigurumi – a frog!

If you don’t know how to crochet yet, no worries! Please watch my How to Crochet for Absolute Beginners video here.

When you watch this video, you will learn how to make your very first amigurumi. Here is exactly what you will learn:

1. How to make a magic ring
2. How to count your stitches
3. How to undo a stitch
4. How to work in rounds
5. How to add a stitch marker & how to use it
6. How to make an increase stitch
7. How to make a decrease stitch
8. How to work in the back loop only
9. How to change color
10. How to add eyes
11. How to add stuffing
12. How to pin on & sew the limbs

To follow along with the pattern, you can download the PDF by clicking here or the download button below this description. You can also follow along by clicking the “pattern” tab next to the “description” tab above.

Body:

Round 1: 6 Sc in Magic Ring (6)
Round 2: *Inc* all around (12)
Round 3: *Inc, Sc* all around (18)
Round 4: *Inc, Sc 2* all around (24)
Round 5-6: *Sc* all around (24)
Change to White
Round 7: In the BLO (Back Loop Only), *Sc* all around (24)
Round 8: *Dec, Sc 2* all around (18)
Add the safety eyes in between rounds 5 & 6, 5 stitches apart.
Round 9: *Dec, Sc* all around (12)
Stuff the frog here.
Round 10: *Dec* all around (6)
Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew the body closed

Alternative Easy Arms & Legs: (Make 4)
Row 1:
Ch 7. SlSt in the 2nd Ch from the hook. SlSt in the next 5 st.
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Pin the arms as shown and sew on. Tie ends into knots. Weave in ends.

Detailed Arms: (Make 2)
Row 1: Ch 5. SlSt in 2nd Ch from the hook. *Ch 1, SlSt in same st* 2 times, Slst next 3 Ch
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Pin the arms on as shown and sew on. Tie ends into knots. Weave in ends.

Detailed Legs: (Make 2)
Row 1: Ch 8, SlSt in the 3rd Ch from the hook. Ch 1, SlSt in the same st* 2 times, SlSt in the next 2 Ch, SlSt 3 times in the next st, SlSt in the next 2 Ch
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Pin the legs on as shown and sew on. Tie ends into knots. Weave in ends.

Tongue:
Row 1: Ch 5. SlSt in the 2nd Ch from the hook. SlSt in the next 3 Ch.
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Pin the legs on as shown and sew on. Tie ends into knots. Weave in ends.

Supplies: 0:01:13
     a. Yarn: 0:01:31
     b. Hook 0:02:32
     c. Eyes 0:03:13
     d. Stitch marker 0:04:25
     e. Needles & Pins & Scissors 0:04:55
    f. Stuffing 0:05:23
     g. Black Embroidery Thread 0:06:19

Let’s get started! 0:06:44
How to make a magic circle: 0:08:07

Round 1: 0:12:32
How to count your stitches: 0:17:19
How to undo a stitch: 0:17:47
How to close the magic ring: 0:18:27

Round 2: 0:19:26
How to add your stitch marker & why: 0:20:16
How to make an increase stitch: 0:21:27
How to count your stitches: 0:27:24

Round 3: 0:28:27
How to repeat a round: 0:30:03
How to know you’re at the end of thr round: 0:30:07
How to count your stitches: 0:34:36
If you have too many stitches: 0:45:07

Round 4: 0:34:25
How to know you’re at the end of the round: 0:39:36
Counting stitches: 0:39:54
Don’t make this mistake advice: 0:40:37

Round 5: 0:41:04
Note of encouragement: 0:42:19
Counting Round 5: 0:44:11

Round 6: 0:44:09
How to change color 0:47:48
Counting Round 6: 0:49:13

Round 7: 0:49:21
How to crochet in the back loop only: 0:50:49
Counting Round 7: 0:54:42
How to cut knot and cut the extra yarn: 0:55:26

Round 8: 0:59:33
How to decrease: 1:00:03
Counting Round 8: 1:05:41
How to add the frog’s eyes: 1:06:12

Round 9: 1:10:38
How to add stuffing to your frog: 1:14:03

Round 10: 1:16:26
How to finish off: 1:18:54
How to sew the frog closed: 1:19:54
How to tie a knot and weave in the extra yarn 1:20:52

Arms and legs explanation: 1:23:23

Easy arms and legs: 1:23:57
How to finish off: 1:29:43
How to pin the easy arms and legs to the frog’s body: 1:30:46

Detailed Arms: 1:33:54
How to finish off the arm: 1:40:52
How to pin the arms to the frog’s body: 1:42:20

Detailed Legs: 1:44:17
How to finish off the leg: 1:52:21
How to pin on the legs to the frog: 1:53:34
How to sew on the arms and legs: 1:54:59
How to tie the ends into knots and weave them in: 1:58:23

Tongue: 2:06:04
How to finish off the tongue: 2:09:48
How to pin the tongue to the frog: 2:10:09

Nostrils/Embroidered Eyes: 2:10:57
Tie ends into a knot and weave in: 2:16:28

Intro/Outro Music:
Dar Golan
90s TV Show Music
www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNhuUEQtlSw

Background:
“Andreas Theme” and “Infinite Perspective”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

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    Emily

    This is SO amazing, and it helped me so much, and I learned a lot from it! The only thing; I don’t have any pins or stuffing or any needles, so I just winged it. It ended up looking great!

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