Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday Pattern Day: Frog Footstool!






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Als je van kikkers houdt vind je deze poef vast geweldig. Je kunt 'm maken van Zpagetti, Ztringz of Nooodles van Scheepjeswol. Voor de Nooodles kon ik geen overzicht met verkooppunten vinden maar via Google kun je vaak wel een verkooppunt in de buurt vinden. Het Nederlandse patroon van de kikkerpoef was ooit beschikbaar op de site van het tijdschrift OOK, maar helaas is het daar niet meer te vinden. Het patroon heb ik destijds (met toestemming) in het Engels vertaald, dus dat tref je hieronder aan. Het patroon is geschreven in US terminologie.

If you love frogs you probably love this footstool. You can make him from Zpagetti, Ztringz or Nooodles from Scheepjeswol (or any other t-shirtyarn!). I couldn't find a list of sales addresses for Nooodles but if you try Google you'll probably be able to find an address nearby. The Dutch pattern of the Frog Footstool was once on the website of the magazine OOK, but it has been removed unfortunately. I've translated the pattern into English some time ago (I got permission for that). You will find it below. The pattern is written in US terms.


What you need to make this footstool

Lots of green t-shirt yarn.
A little piece of black t-shirt yarn.
A little piece of red t-shirt yarn or fabric.
A crochet hook that's suitable for the t-shirt yarn.
Filling.

The top of the footstool
1. Make a magic ring.
2. Chain 2, 11 DC. Close the ring of DC with a SLST.
3. Now close the ring by pulling the thread that’s hanging loose in the middle.
4. 2DC in every stitch. (24)
5. Close the ring of DC with a SLST.
6. **1DC in the next stitch, 2DC in the next stitch.** Repeat around. (36)
7. Close the ring of DC with a SLST.
8. **1DC in the next stitch, 1DC in the next stitch, 2DC in the next stitch.** Repeat around.  (48)
9.  Close the ring of DC with a SLST.
10. **1DC in the next stitch, 1DC in the next stitch, 1DC in the next stitch, 2DC in the next  stitch.** Repeat around. (60)
11.Close the ring of DC with a SLST.
12. **1DC in the next stitch, 1DC in the next stitch, 1DC in the next stitch, 1DC in the next stitch, 2DC in the next stitch.** Repeat around. (72)
13. Close the ring of DC with a SLST.
14– 22. 72DC around. After every ring of DC, close with a SLST.
23. **5DC, DEC.** Repeat around. (60)
Fasten off.

The bottom
Repeat rows 1-10 of the top of the footstool (so until you've reached 60 stitches around).
Fasten off.

How to assemble

 
Fill the footstool with an old blanket for example. It’s best to cover it in a t-shirt (or another piece of fabric) that has the same colour as the t-shirt yarn.

Sew or crochet both halves together.

Legs (make 4)
  1. Chain 4. SC1 in second stitch from hook. SC1, SC1. (3)
  2. 2SC, 3SC in the next stitch, 2SC.
  3. 3SC, 3SC in the next stitch, 3SC.
  4. 4SC, 3SC in the next stitch, 4SC.
  5. 5SC, 3SC in the next stitch, 5SC.
  6. 6SC, 3SC in the next stitch, 6SC.
  7. 7SC, 3SC in the next stitch, 7SC.
  8. 8SC, 3SC in the next stitch, 8SC.
  9. Fasten off.
Place 1 leg on top of the other and SC around. If you like, you can fill the legs to make them a bit more solid. Now sew the legs to the bottom of the footstool.

Eyes (make 2)
1. Make a magic ring.
2. Chain 2, 11 DC. Close the ring of DC with a SLST.
3. Now close the ring by pulling the thread that’s hanging loose in the middle.
4. 2DC in every stitch. (24)
5. DEC by crocheting every two stitches together. (12)
Put filling in the eye and close it. Make eyeballs with black t-shirt yarn or fabric
and use red t-shirt yarn or fabric to make the mouth.


    13 comments:

    1. Eén van mijn workshopklanten heeft hem gemaakt en hij is supergaaf.
      Hij is trouwens ook leuk om van het nieuwe ribbon XL te maken (is via Hoooked.nl o.a. te krijgen) Dat is er in mooi groen.

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    2. Such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing on TTT. Hugs, Marty

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    3. Hallo Annemarieshaakblog!
      Gekke naam, leuke blog. Ik haak al sinds mijn tienerjaren en ben er nog lang niet op uitgekeken!!!! Ook mijn man heb ik op een haakklup ontmoed. Hij was een sok aan het haken, en ik vondt dat ontroerendt. Dus zo ging dat. Ik blijf je blog in de gaten houden!!!
      Kusss

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    4. How fun is that! Thanks for linking up to Eat, Grow, Sew!

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    5. thanks a million for this, and the translation! I'd love to make some plain ones too! all the best, dreaming of holland every day....

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    6. Thank you SO much for sharing this, way generous!! Totally amazing. Thank you!

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    7. Annemarie, this is so cute! Thank you for sharing it.

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    8. this frog footstool is adorable! i have to have one just because I love frogs :) thanks for the pattern!

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    9. Wonderful! This froggy made me laugh out loud! Too cute! (Thanks for the pattern.)

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    10. Growing up in the 70's my grandma made me a similar frog. I loved the stuffing out of it. Such a delight. Thank you so much for joining the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

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    11. That is so CUTE!! Thank you for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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