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I left full-time medical practice when my first daughter was born, and wanted to make some cute outfits for her. That led to learning a host of new skills in various crafts, including sewing, ...

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Tomato the Frog Prince African Flower Cr

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Tomato the Frog Prince African Flower Cr
Tomato the Frog Prince African Flower Cr
Tomato the Frog Prince African Flower Cr
Tomato the Frog Prince African Flower Cr

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic Crochet Skills
  • Neat sewing up skill
  • Knitting an i-cord

Pattern Description:

Please note that this pattern is for an instant digital download option only...no physical pattern will be shipped !

Tomato is the third of my patterns that makes use of the African Flower hexagon crochet motif and variations thereof, joined in a specific order to make a recognizable 3D toy. I love this African Flower pattern and the creative possibilities of using it to make 3D items ? Tomato is made using three different African Flower motifs: Hexagon, Pentagon and Heptagon. It's also an excellent stash buster project, since if you are going to make a multi-colored Tomato, you only need small amounts of yarn to make one motif.

Tomato can be made to resemble a Poison Dart frog, or you can make a Frog Prince by changing the colors (poison dart frogs are extremely beautiful, brightly colored little frogs) to perhaps a more dignified colorway for a Prince. Don't forget to add his crown as befits a member of the Royal Pond.

Tomato is a slightly more challenging project than my previous patterns, not because any of the techniques used are difficult at all... the challenge comes in that you will need to sew up the legs and feet of Tomato. Now remember, I absolutely hate sewing up ! Unfortunately, due to the small nature of Tomato's legs (especially the lace weight sized frog), this becomes inevitable...but, dear readers, never fear! I have provided a step by step photo tutorial on how to easily and neatly sew up the leg motifs, so that you will have a clean, pretty seam, and it really works up quickly .

The second reason that this project is a bit more challenging, is that you will need to know how to knit an i-cord for each of the toes. There are loads of resources on the internet to show you how, and I have linked below to one of them. I-cords are really very easy to knit, so please, crocheters, don't be put off by this! To encourage you that anyone can make an i-cord, recall that the "i" stands for "idiot" ...it's idiotically easy

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 26cm x 16cm OR 15cm x 10cm


  • Lace weight OR (+/-70g) fingering weight yarn (+/-130g)

You Will Also Need:

  • 2.0mm crochet hook OR 1.0mm crochet hook
  • 2.0mm double pointed needles OR 2.75mm double pointed needles
  • Basic sewing notions
  • polyester stuffing
  • Wire looped glass eyes either 18mm or 10mm
  • doll making needle