Funmigurumi Cutely Frogs: Humpy the Leaper Toad

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Humpy is the second froggy friend to come out of the Chocolate Ponds. He's a member of the Leaper clan and a real character. When I heard that a toad was coming from the Chocolate Ponds, I was a bit concerned, but I was assured that he was not a scary little dude, but a little funny gent, as smooth as silly putty and as sweet as could be (since he hails from the upper part of the Chocolate Ponds, where the chocolate chip cookies float,) still, I had a chair nearby, just in case I had to climb on it and scream! But the he is, ready for hugs, and he's not scary at all.


Skill- Easy
Size- 13 1/2" T x 11 W
Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Paddy Green (about 1/2 skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green (about 1/2 skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Delft Blue (about 1/2 skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn White (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Black (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pumpkin (scraps)
Crochet hook size H
Fiberfill
Scissors
Yarn or blunt needle


Body-
Bottom-
With Paddy Green and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook. Sl st to join rnd. (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 of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (30 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (36 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (42 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (48 sc)
Rnd 9- Work 1 sc in each of first 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (54 sc)
Rnd 10- 1 sc in each of first 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (60 sc)
Rnd 11- 1 sc in each of first 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (66 sc)
Rnd 12- 1 sc in each of first 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (72 sc)
Rnd 13- 1 sc in each of first 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (78 sc)
Rnd 14- 1 sc in each of first 30 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 30 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (80 sc)
Rnds 15 to 21- 1 sc in each sc around. (80 sc) Fasten off Spring Green, leaving long tail to sew with.

Body-
Top-
With Spring Green and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook. Sl st to join rnd. (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 of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (30 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (36 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (42 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (48 sc)
Rnd 9- Work 1 sc in each of first 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (54 sc)
Rnd 10- 1 sc in each of first 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (60 sc)
Rnd 11- 1 sc in each of first 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (66 sc)
Rnd 12- 1 sc in each of first 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (72 sc)
Rnd 13- 1 sc in each of first 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (78 sc)
Rnd 14- 1 sc in each of first 30 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 30 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (80 sc)
Rnds 15 to 21- 1 sc in each sc around. (80 sc) Fasten off Spring Green, leaving long tail to sew with. 

Thread blunt needle with Speing Green yarn and sew the Front of Humpy down the middle, leaving the Back open for stuffing.

Face-
"Cheeks" (Make 2)-
With Spring Green and h hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (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) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.


Mouth-
Thread yarn needle with Black,and beginning by stitching a semi-circle around the center of the first "Cheek," embroider Humpy's smile, ending on the opposite "Cheek," as seen in photos.

Eyes (Make 2)-
White of Eye-
With White and H hook, ch 2. 
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (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 sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Pupil (Make 2)-
With Black and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)Fasten off Black, weave in tail.
Rnd 2- Join Pumpkin and work 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Thread blunt needle with leftover tail and sew pupils in center of White of Eyes.

Eyelids (Make 2)-
With H hook and Spring Green, ch 20.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (19 sc, counting bump of chain) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- Working on Back Loops for this row only, make 1 sc in each sc across. (19 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in each sc across. (19 sc)Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Drape Eyelid piece over back of Eye and stitch in place, sewing only the Back and sides of the Eyelid and leaving the front free. Fasten off and secure ends inside of Eye.

Stuff Eyes and sew to topmost part of Head. Fasten off, weave in tails.

"Cheeks" (Make 2)-
With H hook and Spring Green, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Make 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) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Thread yarn needle with tail and sew half of the circle of the "Cheek" in place, stuff it, and finish sewing. Fasten off and weave in tail inside of Body.
Repeat with other "Cheek." You have to eyeball this, but I placed them 1 row above the seam where the Paddy Green bottom and the Spring Green top of Body
join, and about 8 sc from each other and 8 sc from the edge of the Head. You place them as you wish.


Arms-
Arm #1-
“Fingers”-
With Delft Blue and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sc)
Rnds 2 to 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (6 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail. Stuff lightly with Fiberfill.
Repeat until you make 3 fingers for first Arm.
Arm Portion-
Rnd 1- Join Delft Blue to the Back of  1 of the “fingers”, work 1 sc in same sc where you joined yarn, make 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, insert hook into the Back of the next “finger” and make 1 sc in that sc, work 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc of same “finger.” Insert hook into the Back of the next “finger” and work 1 sc in each of first 3 sc of that “finger.” (You have joined the “fingers” at the Back,) now work 1 sc in each remaining sc of each finger, joining the Front as you go, the same way as you joined the Back. (18 sc)
Rnds 2 to 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off Delft Blue, weave in tail.
Rnd 6- Join Lemon. Work 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 7 to 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off Lemon, weave in tail. 
Rnd 10- Join Spring Green. Make 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) 
Rnd 11- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnd 12- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) 
Rnd 13- Join Spring Green. Make 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 14 to 21- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off Spring Green, leaving long tail to sew with.
Arm #2-
Repeat all these rnds for Second Arm.

Stuff Arms and sew in place using tails as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Legs-
Leg #1-
“Toes”-
With Delft Blue and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sc)
Rnds 2 to 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (6 sc) Fasten off, weave in tail. Stuff lightly with Fiberfill.
Repeat until you make 3 toes for first Leg (Foot section).
Leg Portion-
Rnd 1- Join Delft Blue to the Back of  1 of the “toes”, work 1 sc in same sc where you joined yarn, make 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, insert hook into the Back of the next “finger” and make 1 sc in that sc, work 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc of same “finger.” Insert hook into the Back of the next “finger” and work 1 sc in each of first 3 sc of that “finger.” (You have joined the “fingers” at the Back,) now work 1 sc in each remaining sc of each finger, joining the Front as you go, the same way as you joined the Back. (18 sc)
Rnds 2 to 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off Delft Blue, weave in tail.
Rnd 6- Join Lemon. Work 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 7 to 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off Lemon, weave in tail. 
Rnd 10- Join Spring Green. Make 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 11 to 12- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off Spring Green, weave in tail.
Rnd 13- Join Paddy Green. Make 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 14- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 15 to 23- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Stuff Legs and sew in place as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Stuff Body and close Back. Weave in tail.

Done!



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