Hugo the Frog Brooch - A free mini crochet pattern

Frog Brooch Crochet

Meet Hugo, the cute little frog! I have a strange attraction to frogs, so I'm gladly wearing them as a brooch. This little frog brooch is super fun and easy to make. It can be done in a few hours, it's a true beginner-friendly amigurumi project. This little frog is crocheted from the bottom up, no extra materials are needed, just a super small amount of green yarn. It's good to have some white felt at home to make the eyes pop, but it looks cute with simple embroidered eyes too. Let's jump to the pattern!

Hugo the Frog Brooch - Free Crochet Pattern

Yarn & needles

I used DROPS Safran yarn for the brooch, but I think any kind of similar 5ply / sport weight yarn will do.

  • Some lightweight, 3-4 mm yarn (sport weight, 5-ply) in green
  • 3 mm hook (US D)
  • Toy stuffing or some scrap yarn ends
  • Stitch marker
  • Embroidery needle
  • A small amount of white felt for the eyes
  • Embroidery floss:
    • Black or dark grey
    • Pink

Final Size

The final frog will be approximately 1.5 inches (4 cm) long and 1 inch (3 cm) tall. 

Crochet Abbreviations, US terms

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

inc – single crochet increase

dec – decrease

rnd(s) – round(s)

st(s) – stitch(es)

[ ] – repeat steps between brackets for the specified number of times

( ) – the number of stitches you should have at the end of each round

Crochet brooch pattern

Pattern notes

All sections are worked in a continuous round unless otherwise specified. Always mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker. Chain stitches don’t count towards stitch count. This little frog is crocheted from the bottom to the top in one piece. We will start with the head and we will finish with the eyes.

Bottom part - The head

rnd 1: In green color, start with a magic ring, sc 6 into the ring (6 sts)

rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)

rnd 3: [sc 1, inc 1] 6 times (18 sts)

rnd 4: [sc 2, inc 1] 6 times (24 sts)

rnds 5-9: sc 1 (24 sts for 5 rows)

Top part - The Eyes

First eye

rnd 10: sc 4, skip 16 sts, sc 4 - this will create a little 8 st long round on the right side of the head. (8 sts) Continue working in this little round. 

rnds 11-12: sc 1 (8 sts for 2 rows)

rnd 13: [dec 1] 4 times (4 sts)

Cut the yarn, pull through the remaining 4 stitches. The frog's right eye is ready.

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Second eye

Continue with the remaining 16 sts, start from the left side of the first eye. Skip 4 sts. Join the yarn in the 5th st of the round from the first eye.

rnd 1: sc 8, skip remaining 4 sts and join in the round (8 sts)

rnds 2-3: sc 1 (8 sts for 2 rows)

rnd 4: [dec 1] 4 times (4 sts)

Frog brooch crocheted

Finishing up the frog

Now stuff the frog and sew the opening between the eyes together. Cut two little circles from the white felt, and embroider the eyes on them. Sew them on the head and embroider the mouth. Sew a safety pin or a brooch pin to the back of the frog and you are ready!

Hope you liked this super cute, fast frog brooch crochet pattern! If you have any questions or remarks about this crochet pattern,  please send an email or leave a comment below. I’d love to see your little frogs and how you wear them! Tag me on Instagram @spinachandstitch, or use the #spinachpattern, if you share your work!

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