Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday Pattern Day: Frog Footstool!




Als je van kikkers houdt vind je deze poef vast geweldig. Je kunt 'm maken van Zpagetti. 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 ZpagettiThe 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.