Mariella Frog Closure

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This is a super easy frog closure and it's really lovely! You can use it for bags, totes and also for clothing.
As with all our frogs, to be able to make this frog, you will first need to make our ropes. Please refer to our tutorial on how to make them.
You will find it here:
How to Make the Crocheted Ropes

Materials-
Worsted weight yarn, color of your choice. I used Read Heart Pumpkin.
Crochet hook size H
Measuring tape
Blunt needle
Scissors
Sewing thread
Sewing needle
Button (size to match the loop that will form the buttonhole, approx. 1" across.)

Crochet a rope 16" long (measure it with measuring tape to make sure, because you will need every inch of it!) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.


Make the Frog as follows:

Thread the blunt needle with the leftover tail at the end of the rope. Now, turn the edge of the rope counter-clockwise twice, and begin to sew the curl at back, by using the yarn in your blunt needle and the little loops that naturally form at the edge of the rope when you crochet it. Turn once more and secure only part of the way.
Now cross the rope in the middle to form the loop that will be used as the buttonhole (please guide yourself with the photos), and join the curled rope to the loops at the edge of the
buttonhole with small stitches, secure the buttonhole loop at back with a few stitches as well. Repeat the curl for the opposite side and attach as you did at first. Fasten off and secure at back.
Now thread blunt needle with yarn again and sew the frog in place, except the loop that will be used as a buttonhole. Fasten off, weave in tail. Sew button opposite to the frog loop. Fasten off, secure at back.

Done!


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