Frog Headband Crochet Pattern

After my "Pretty Pig Headband" was such a success  I got dozens of requests for even more animal inspired projects. So I quickly set to work, and created this friendly frog headband! 
What's your favourite animal?

If after creating this headband you're still in a froggy mood, why not create some matching frog baby booties? Or maybe try your hand at crocheting more animal inspired headbands like a Teddy Bear or Piggy?  



What You'll Need
3.50mm Crochet Hook
100g DK {8ply} - I used Rowan Handknit Cotton
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle
2 Wooden Buttons

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used}
Goosberry
White

Size
This headband fits Newborn - Adult.
{Easily adjustable, as explained in pattern}
Width: 3.5"

Gauge
 4 Stitches & 2 Rows in Puff Stitch Crochet  = 2 Inches


Headband
Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK yarn (goosberry), start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 8 Chains {Note: Add or take away sets of 2 foundation chains if you'd like to create a thinner or wider headband.}.
Row 1- Chain 2, Crochet 1 Puff Stitch in the 3rd chain from your hook. {Note: Make sure to have 9 loops on your hook, instead of 7 when pulling through to create the puff stitch.} Crochet 1 Puff Stitch in the next 7 stitches. Turn your work. {Note: This pattern features a Puff Stitch which can be a bit tricky to explain. I have a helpful video tutorial below that should be very useful.




Row 2- Chain 2, crochet 1 Puff Stitch in the same stitch. Crochet 1 Puff Stitch in the next 6 stitches. Crochet 1 Puff Stitch in the top of 'Chain 2' from the previous row. Turn your work.
Row 3 - 47- Repeat row 2. {Note: You can either add or take away a few rows, depending on your head's circumference.}
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew both ends of the headband together.


Eyes:
Outer Eye
Rnd 1- Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK goosberry yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 6 Single Crochets into the first chain you made. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 6 stitches now.
Rnd 2- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into every stitch all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 12 stitches now.
Rnd 3- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 18 stitches now.
Rnd 4- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 2 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 24 stitches now. {Note: If you're crocheting this headband for a baby or toddler, skip crocheting Rnd 5 and Rnd 6.}
Rnd 5- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 3 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 30 stitches now. {Note: If you're crocheting this headband for a child or preteen, skip crocheting Rnd 6.}
Rnd 6- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 4 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 36 stitches now.
Rnd 7- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first stitch of this round.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

White Of The Eye
Rnd 1- Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK bleached/white yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 6 Single Crochets into the first chain you made. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 6 stitches now.
Rnd 2- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into every stitch all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 12 stitches now.
Rnd 3- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 18 stitches now.
Rnd 4- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 2 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 24 stitches now. {Note: If you're crocheting this headband for a baby or toddler, skip crocheting Rnd 5 and Rnd 6.}
Rnd 5- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 3 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 30 stitches now. {Note: If you're crocheting this headband for a child or preteen, skip crocheting Rnd 6.}
Rnd 6- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 4 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 36 stitches now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Taking your tapestry needle, sew both outer eyes to the top of your headband, making sure they're evenly spaced out. Then sew the white of the eye's inside of the outer eyes. Taking your buttons, sew one onto each eye, towards the bottom middle.



Hope you all enjoyed this froggy pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,




5 comments:

  1. That headband makes your eyes look really pretty!

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  2. I love your photos! Especially that last eye-to-eye one. What a fun way to showcase a fun pattern!

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  3. That's adorable. I making one now!

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  4. That's adorable. I making one now!

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  5. All of your patterns are so cute! Thank you for sharing.

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