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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Woolly the Funmigurumi Lamb

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In the Funmigurumi farmlands, little lambs are not white or black, they come in cotton candy pink, sweet peppermint, vanilla ice cream and banana custard colors, and they are fun and just plain huggable! This little lamb follows the style of old patchwork toys and that is what makes her so unique and cute. It is quite easy to make for an intermediate crocheter and it will certainly receive lots of hugs from someone you love.

Difficulty: Intermediate Level
Size: 11” tall x 8 ½” wide or 32 cm tall x 20 cm wide (from top of head to hoof)
Completion time: A couple of days
Note: This pattern was written in American crochet terms. If you would like to make Woolly a boy, only change the Pink areas to Lt. Blue.
Optional- You can add Pink bows to the sides of Woolly's Head, between the Ears and the Wool at the Top of her Head, to make her more girlie.

Materials-
Red Heart Classic worsted weight yarn Mist Green (1 skein)
Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn Baby Pink (about ½ skein)
If you are making this toy for a boy, substitute the Baby Pink for Red Heart worsted weight yarn Lt. Blue
Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn Pale Yellow (about ½ skein)
Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn Aran (about ½ skein)
Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn Linen or Red Heart Classic worsted weight yarn Tan (less than ½ skein)
Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn Black (scraps)
Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn White (scraps)
Crochet hooks size H and C
Blunt needle
Fiberfill
Scissors

Body: Front
We will work the Body in sections and join them afterwards.
Leaving a long tail at the beginning, with Mist Green and H hook, ch 16.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (15 sc, counting the bump of the first 2 ch as 1 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Sea Mint, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 16- Join Pale Yellow. Make 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 17 to 29- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 30- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Pale Yellow, leaving long tail to sew with.
Strip # 2-
Leaving a long tail at the beginning, with Aran and H hook, ch 16.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (15 sc, counting the bump of the first 2 ch as 1 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Aran, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 16- Join Baby Pink, work 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 17 to 29- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 30- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Fasten off Baby Pink, leaving long tail to sew with.
Body: Back-
Strip #1-
Leaving a long tail at the beginning, with Mist Green and H hook, ch 16.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (15 sc, counting the bump of the first 2 ch as 1 sc), Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in first sc, (Working on FRONT LOOPS ONLY) ch 4, sl st in front loop of next sc, *ch 4, sl st in front loop of next sc, rep from * across. End row as follows: 1 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (13 loops made + 2 sc)
Note- Make sure you make the 1 sc stitch at the beginning and at the end of each sc row, or you will not have stitches to help you sew the piece!
Row 4- (Working on BACK LOOPS ONLY) Make 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Note- as you work the following rows, always count your sc and also your loops to make sure you don’t wind up with more sts than you’re supposed to!
Row 5- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Turn.
Row 6- 1 sc in first sc, (Working on FRONT LOOPS ONLY) ch 4, sl st in front loop of next sc, *ch 4, sl st in front loop of next sc, rep from * across. End row as follows: 1 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (13 loops made + 2 sc)
Row 7- (Working on BACK LOOPS ONLY) Make 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 8- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Turn.
Rows 9 to 22– Repeat rows 6, 7 and 8, alternately. (This will make a total of 15 sc rows and 7 rows of “wool” in Mist Green, ending with 1 sc row.) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 23- Join Pale Yellow. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Turn.
Row 24- 1 sc in first sc, (Working on FRONT LOOPS ONLY) ch 4, sl st in front loop of next sc, *ch 4, sl st in front loop of next sc, rep from * across. End row as follows: 1 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (13 loops made + 2 sc)
Row 25- (Working on BACK LOOPS ONLY) Make 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 26- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Turn.
Rows 27 to 44- Repeat rows 6, 7 and 8, alternately. (This will make a total of 15 sc rows and 7 rows of “wool” in Pale Yellow, ending with 1 sc row.) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Strip #2-
Leaving a long tail at the beginning, with Aran and H hook, ch 16.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (15 sc, counting the bump of the first 2 ch as 1 sc), Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in first sc, (Working on FRONT LOOPS ONLY) ch 4, sl st in front loop of next sc, *ch 4, sl st in front loop of next sc, rep from * across. End row as follows: 1 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (13 loops made + 2 sc)
Row 4- (Working on BACK LOOPS ONLY) Make 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 5- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Turn.
Row 6- 1 sc in first sc, (Working on FRONT LOOPS ONLY) ch 4, sl st in front loop of next sc, *ch 4, sl st in front loop of next sc, rep from * across. End row as follows: 1 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (13 loops made + 2 sc)
Row 7- (Working on BACK LOOPS ONLY) Make 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 8- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Turn.
Rows 9 to 22– Repeat rows 6, 7 and 9, alternately. (This will make a total of 15 sc rows and 7 rows of “wool” in Aran.) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 23- Join Baby Pink. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Turn.
Row 24- 1 sc in first sc, (Working on FRONT LOOPS ONLY) ch 4, sl st in front loop of next sc, *ch 4, sl st in front loop of next sc, rep from * across. End row as follows: 1 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (13 loops made + 2 sc)
Row 25- (Working on BACK LOOPS ONLY) Make 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 26- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Turn.
Rows 27 to 44- Repeat rows 6, 7 and 8, alternately. (This will make a total of 15 sc rows and 7 rows of “wool” in Baby Pink, ending with 1 sc row.) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Thread blunt needle with the yarn tails you left and sew together the two Front strips down the middle. Fasten off, weave in ends on the wrong side. Matching the directions of the colors you see for the Front Strips, place the two Back sides together and  sew down the middle, being careful to only sew the edge and not to catch any of the ruffles that form the “wool.” The best way to do this is to match the colors and place both strips with Front “wool” Sides facing each other and Wrong Sides facing you and to sew them down the middle using the appropriate colors, otherwise, it would be easy to get your needle caught in the “wool.” Fasten off, weave in ends. Now thread blunt needle with leftover tails and sew Front and Back sides together. Fasten off, weave in ends inside Body. Sew Bottom of Body closed, but leave the top open for now. Fasten off, weave in tails.

Arms:
Arm #1-
With Linen 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)
Rnds 4 to 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off Linen and weave ends inside hoof.
Rnd 7- Join Pale Yellow, make 1 sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 8 to 11- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Arm #2-
With Linen 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)
Rnds 4 to 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off Linen and weave ends inside hoof.
Rnd 7- Join Baby Pink, make 1 sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 8 to 11- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Legs-
Leg #1-
With Linen 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 first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off Linen and weave ends inside hoof.
Rnd 7- Join Mist Green. Make 1 sc in each of first 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. (26 sc)
Rnds 8 to 13- 1 sc in each sc around. (26 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Leg #2-
With Linen 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 first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off Linen and weave ends inside hoof.
Rnd 7- Join Aran. Make 1 sc in each of first 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. (26 sc)
Rnds 8 to 13- 1 sc in each sc around. (26 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Ears-
Ear #1-
Upper Part of Ear-
With Aran and H hook, ch 2.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook. (1 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in next sc, 1 sc in top of turning ch. (3 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each sc and in top of turning ch. (5 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each sc and in top of turning ch. (7 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 5- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each sc and in top of turning ch. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 6- 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (8 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 7- 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc. (6 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 8- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (5 sc) Fasten off, weave in tails.
Inner Part of Ear-
With Baby Pink and H hook, repeat rows 1 to 8 of  Upper Part of Ear. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Ear #2-
Upper Part of Ear-
With Mist Green and H hook, ch 2.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook. (1 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in second ch from hook and in next sc, 1 sc in top of turning ch. (3 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 3- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each sc and in top of turning ch. (5 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 4- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each sc and in top of turning ch. (7 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 5- 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in each sc and in top of turning ch. (9 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 6- 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (8 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 7- 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc. (6 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 8- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of row. (5 sc) Fasten off, weave in tails.
Inner Part of Ear-
With Baby Pink and H hook, repeat rows 1 to 8 of  Upper Part of Ear. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Place Upper and Inner Part of Ear together and sew all around using tail you left over, leaving bottom open to attach to corner of Head. Rep for both Ears.


Muzzle-
With Baby Pink and H hook ch 2.
Rnds 1 to 4- Rep rnds 1 to 4 of Leg.
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 sc around. (42 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Thread blunt needle with Black and embroider Nose and Mouth as shown in photos. Fasten off, weave in tails inside Muzzle.
Eyes (Make 2)-
With Black and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Tail-
With Baby Pink 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 each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnds 4 to 7- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (12 sc)
Rnd 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
“Wool” on Top of Head-
Base-
With Pale Yellow and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- (Work in Back Loops Only from this row onward until the “Base” of the piece is done.) 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) Fasten off Pale Yellow, weave in tails on back side of piece.
“Wool”-
Leaving a long tail, join Pale Yellow to first loop in center rnd. Work “Wool” as follows:
Rnd 1- In first loop, ch 4, sl st in same loop, *sl st in next loop, ch 4, sl st in same loop, rep from * around. You will now have a “flower” around the center of the piece.
To cover the center, bring the beginning tail to the bare center of the piece, insert C hook through one side of the center as if you were going to make a post stitch, bring up 1 loop, make a ch 4, insert yarn across, on the opposite side of the center, sl st to secure “Wool” loop and pull yarn through to finish off, then pull through to the back of piece and weave in end.
Rnd 2- With regular yarn, sl st in first loop of next rnd, ch 4, sl st in same loop, rep around.
Rnds 3 to 7- rep rnd 2. Last rnd, work on Back Loops ONLY, leaving Front Loops to sew piece with. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Putting Woolly Together-
Stuff Arms and sew to Body. Fasten off, weave in tail inside body.
Stuff Legs and sew to Body. Fasten off, weave in tail inside body.
Stuff tail very lightly and sew to the center of Back, where all the “woolly” blocks meet.
Sew firmly, you know that children like to pull tails, and as you do, make sure the loops are do not get caught, secure end inside Body.
Stuff Muzzle and measure Front to center it. Leave 6 rows free on the Bottom of Front, and 7 free rows on the top. Pin it down. Sew all around. Secure ends inside Body.
Pin Eyes above Muzzle. Sew in place as shown. Stitch a couple of Eyelashes and then the Eyebrows as shown. Fasten off, weave in ends. With White make a couple of stitches to give the Eyes some light.
Stuff Woolly’s Body well, making sure the corners of the Body are well filled but without making lumps. Sew top of Body closed, weave in ends. Attach Ears and sew in place as shown, gathering it a little bit as you sew (especially the Pink underside) so that they will be a bit curved and not stick out like two antennas. Attach the round “Wool” for the top of the Head, centering it well and stuffing it slightly to raise it a bit above the Head. Sew. Fasten off, weave in end.



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