This is an attractive and very easy frog closure to make for your next bag or tote. (It can also be used for clothing.)
You will need worsted weight yarn in a color of your choice to match or contrast your project harmoniously. (I used Red Heart Turqua, not even 1/2 skein)
Crochet hook size H
A pinning surface, which could be anything from a thick cardboard to an old pillow or cushion
For this frog closure you will need to crochet a rope or crocheted I-cord of 15 1/2" long.
If you don't know how to make the ropes, please refer to this tutorial: How to Make Crochet I-Cord Ropes
Once you have made the I-cord rope, proceed as follows:
►1- Bend your rope in half, matching ends. Cross the ends of the rope, left over right, forming a loop of a size appropriate for the button you will use the frog for.
Pin in the center of that cross, so that the loop won't become undone.
►2- Bend the left side of the rope over the left one, now bring the left side over the bend and then toward the back, forming a knot and tighten, but as you tighten, insert one of hte fingers just underneath the buttonhole loop, so that a small hole will be left between the buttonholde loop and the knot you are forming.
►3- Repeat step 2.
►4- Bring ends upwards towards the bottom of the loop and pin down.
Thread a needle with color that matches your yarn and working carefully, secure the ends in place, forming 2 decorative, vertical loops, and then secure the top, buttonhole knot, so that it will not let the button slip through when used.
Fasten off, and knot at the back. You can now sew it to your project!
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