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Happy Frog Cross Stitch

Updated on November 4, 2015
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Don't Worry Be Hoppy!

Spring is just around the corner. Don't Worry Be Hoppy! At least that's what's this cute frog is hopping around saying.

My theme décor in my bathroom is frogs. I have a shower curtain with frogs on it and bright green rugs but no froggie wall hangings. I've looked around but haven't found any cute frogs. So I decided to look for frog cross stitch patterns. I've found a few I really like. My bathroom is small with not a lot of wall space. I've started with this Hoppy Frog. Isn't he so adorable with it frog legs up in the air! I love the saying on it "Don't Worry Be Hoppy!" A good reminder to look at each morning as I get ready for the day plus it's going to look so cute on my wall.

This pattern is a freebie I found online at Craftdrawer Crafts. You only need 5 colors for this cross stitch pattern.There only two stitches as well to this design. They are an X and --. The line is a back stitch used to border around the frog and stitch the words. It is a simple cross stitch that is perfect for a beginner or for someone who just wants to do a simple quick pattern. This frog is delightfully happy to hop stitch into your life!

Hoppy Frog - Ribbit!

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Materials:

  • Pattern
  • Aida Cloth
  • Embroidery Floss

Tools:

  • Embroidery Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Small Hoope

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Instructions:

1. Frog Pattern

I got this as a free pattern at Craftdrawer Crafts here online. (Link up above) Unfortunately I am not sure you can still get it free.

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2. Symbol chart with floss colors.

This is the chart that shows the floss colors and the symbols of how to read your pattern so you know what color to stitch.

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3. Gather supplies needed to get started.

Hoop, Aida Cloth, Tapestry Needle and Floss

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4. First X Cross Stitch

Start in the middle of the Aida cloth. In turn, start in the middle of your pattern.

There are two stitches for this pattern. The X and the back stitch.

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5. Frog parts stitched

Green DMC 512

You will count your stitches as you stitch them on your cloth and from your pattern.

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6. More frog parts stitched

Light Green DMC 954

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7. Eyes balls done in white and light gray

Back stitch started

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8. Back stitching done around frog.

Back stitching is a line stitch. It is generally done with one strand. It is used to border around a pattern, detailing in the pattern and stitching words.

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9. Words Stitched.

Don't Worry Be Hoppy!

DONE!

Now you can frame your Frog.

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Show Off Froggie!

Time to frame Froggie! I choose a simple green plastic hoop. This hoop is one that you can use when cross stitching your design. I originally wanted to find a wood hoop and then put green lace on the edging. Unfortunately a small wood hoop was nowhere to be found in my hometown. I settled on a green plastic hoop that show's off the spectacular green color.

To fit the design into the hoop, there is a screw on the top to unscrew. Take the hoops apart and put the Aida cloth between them. They are made to fit closely together. Tighten the hoop to keep it snug. Then turn it over and cut the edges close to the back of the hoop. You could clue the the cloth to the hoop but I chose just to keep it tighten in the hoop.

Frog Cross Stitch Supplies

These are two basic supplies you will need to start a cross stitch especially one like the Happy Frog.

Frog Designs

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Frog Cross Stitch Kit

Dimensions Needlecrafts Stamped Cross Stitch, Friendly Frog
Dimensions Needlecrafts Stamped Cross Stitch, Friendly Frog

This is a great beginner frog cross stitch project. It is just your easy cross over stitch. The design is preprinted on the Aida cloth which is easy to follow.

 

  1. Easy Fun Frogs - Jessica Free Patterns
  2. Kermit The Frog - Cross Me Not
  3. Jolly Green Frog - Cyber Stitchers

Learn To Cross Stitch - All it takes is 5 minutes!

Cross stitching is very easy to learn. This video show a basic how to instruction of getting started. It explains how to do the simple X stitch and the back stitch. You never want to use knots to start or end any of your stitches. The video shows you exactly how to keep from NO knotting.

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil!

I'm already planning for my second frog cross stitch! When I saw this I just knew it had my name on it! I can't wait to get the pattern and start stitching these colorful frogs!

Dimensions Needlecrafts Counted Cross Stitch, Tree Frog Trio
Dimensions Needlecrafts Counted Cross Stitch, Tree Frog Trio

Gotta have, yes sirree! This is going to be the funnest cross stitch to do. These frogs are simply adorably evil!

 

© 2014 Cheryl Fay Mikesell

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      These are so cute, I do like the frog art!

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      Marie 3 years ago

      Very cute indeed. I like the hoppy message too - great fun :)

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 3 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Craftymarie: Thanks Kinworm! It's fun to make cute little cross stitches!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 3 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Brite-Ideas: Thanks Brite-Ideas! Frogs are kinda a trademark in the town I live in. Kinda why I am getting into them plus they are CUTE!

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      i love doing cross stitch, this is a very nice one. I hope to find time one day to do more but the internet seems to be taking up all my spare time, shame really. Thanks for sharing.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 3 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Elsie Hagley: Sometimes you just have to make a little time for play. Cross stitch is a nice little past time.

      Thanks!

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      jhitchcock 3 years ago

      That is very cute!

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      LSJ-88 3 years ago

      Very cute! I love cross-stitching, although I tend to stick to large complicated patterns (such as TW or Stoney Creek) but I do like little ones like this for immediate satisfaction.

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      mistyriver 3 years ago

      You put together two of my very favorite things, frogs and cross stitch! I've been doing cross stitch since I was twelve, and I collect frogs. Thank you for sharing these patterns!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 3 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @mistyriver: Your welcome! What kinds of cross stitches have you done? I've love to see some.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 3 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @LSJ-88: I've done complicated ones too. They take time but nice to have little one's to do in between stitching the harder ones. Stoney Creek has some very nice patterns!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 3 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @jhitchcock: Thank You!

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