Bungee the Floppy Funmigurumi Frog Rattle

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We say goodbye to our cute froggy friends with this funny little rattle! I just couldn't leave little babies out of the fun we were having. The pattern is super simple. Enjoy!

Skill- Easy
Size- 9" L x 5" W

Materials- 
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Tea Leaf (1/2 skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Paddy green (1/2 skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green (1/2 skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn White (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn any shade of Red (I used Cherry Red) (scraps)
Fiberfill (a handful, about the size of a baseball or a little less)
Blunt needle
1 popsickle stick
1 cat ball (you find them in the pet aisle in most stores like WalMart)
Scissors
Crochet hook size H



Top of Head-
With Tea Leaf and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (30 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (36 sc)
Rnds 8 to 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (36 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail. Set aside for now.
Rattle’s Handle-

With Kelly Green and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook and sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (6 sc)
Rnds 2 to 15- 1 sc in each sc around. (6 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail.
Bottom of Head-
Join Spring green to last rnd of Handle.
Rnd 1- 1 sc in each sc around. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (30 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (36 sc)
Rnds 8 to 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (36 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.


Eyes (Make 2)-
White of Eyes-
With White and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 8 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (8 sc)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. (8 sc)
Rnd 3- [1 sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc,] rep twice, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (6 sc)
Stuff.
Rnd 4- Sc2tog over first 2 sc, rep around. (3 sc)
Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Pupils (Make 2-
With Paddy green and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd.
Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Sew each Pupil to White of Eye, fasten off and weave in tail. Sew Eyes to both sides to Top of Head. Fasten off, weave in tail on the wrong side of Head.
With Read and blunt needle, embroider Mouth on Rnd 8 of Top of Head, going from Eye to Eye, as seen in photos. Fasten off and weave in tail on wrong side of Head. Thread blunt needle with tail you left over to sew the Head. Insert cat ball at the bottom of Head, stuff all around and on top of it, place the top of the Head on top of the Bottom like a "cap," hold down with one hand while you sew all around with the other. Insert more stuffing through the sides if needed, as you continue to sew. Fasten off, weave in tail.


What you have now is a very floppy rattle. Some like it like that. It is wobbly and funny for a little child.
If your happy with it, leave it like that. I wanted it a bit sturdier, so I'll suggest two other steps you can make to make it a bit more rigid. I want it to bobble a little in a funny and crazy way that will make a baby giggle but not flop around every which way, so let's give it a supporting Ring.
Bottom Ring-
With Tea Leaf and h hook, ch 9, sl st to join ring.
Rnd 1- Work 15 hdc in ring, sl st to join rnd. (15 hdc)
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each hdc around. (15 sc)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with.
Insert Ring in Handle, sew top of rint to Bottom of Head, and make some small stitches at the bottom of Ring around the Handle stick, this will reduce the floppiness.
Fasten off, weave in tail.
Done!

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5 comments:

  1. Love the cutie patootie froggie rattle. Now, just need to have a baby to make it for.

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  2. Thank you, Sara! Well, I could wish you great success on that one, lol, but since I don't know if you and your husband want another precious wee one, you could keep the pattern for a friend who might be expecting. Enjoy!

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  3. That makes me smile. :) What a fun gift that would make.

    ~Liz

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  4. Than you so much! I really think Bungee could be paired well with a baby afghan or a couple of fun bibs and given to an expecting friend in a baby shower and be well liked. He's so much fun!

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