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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Easy Fancy Frog Closure

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This frog is pretty easy to make and it looks terrific, whether you use it to close a bag or tote or in a jacket or cardi.

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

Note- The most important thing you need to keep in mind when making the ropes for the first time is that after you make the first sc, you have to forget about the regular top loops in which you usually insert the hook to make your sc, ignore those, and look for the little loop that naturally forms on the side when you make your first sc, insert your hook THERE. Then, pull up your yarn and finish your sc as usual. Turn. Now look on the side again and you will see TWO little loops, insert your hook through those TWO loops, pull up your yarn, and finish your sc as usual. Turn and look for the TWO loops again and repeat the process as before. If you do it that way, your rope will come out perfect!

Materials-
Worsted weight yarn, color of your choice
Crochet hook size H
Pins
A pillow or cardboard surface to pin to
Scissors
Measuring tape
Sewing thread to match your frog or button
Sewing needle
Blunt needle
Button to match your frog and size appropriate for your frog's buttonhole

To make this frog, make a rope that is 19" long.
To make the frog, fold the rope in half, matching ends.
1- Pass left end over right end, forming a loop, matching ends.
2- Twist the loop once to match size of the button you will be using.
3- Pass right end over itself, forming a loop, pin in place.
4- Pass left end over itself, forming a loop, pin in place.
5- Cross left end over right end once. Pin in place.

Thread blunt needle with yarn and discreetly sew the frog together so that it will not come apart with you take off the pins. Thread blunt needle with yarn and sew in place on your bag, except for buttonhole loop. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Sew button opposite to frog buttonhole loop.

Done!

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Dragonfly Frog

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This is a super easy but very cute from closure that you can use in bags, totes, and even in clothing! 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-
Less then half a skein of a worsted weight yarn of your choice
Crochet hook size H
Pins
Pillow or cardboard to pin to while you are forming the frog
Measuring tape
Scissors
Blunt needle to sew
Button in color of your choice to match size of loop made
Sewing thread for button in matching color

To start, make a rope 18" long.
Now, to form the frog, proceed as follows:
1- Fold rope in half, matching ends.
2- Bring right end of rope over left end, forming a loop. (Make sure to match ends all the time as you work.)
3- Straighten loop to match the size of the button you will be using.
4- Bring right end over itself and form a loop, repeat with left end. Pin down.
5- Pass left end over right end and twist. Pin down.
Thread blunt needle and sew in place, except for loop that will act as a buttonhole.
Fasten off, weave in ends securely.

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