Crochet frog rattle with two bulging eyes and a smile with pink cheeks. The stem is made of four balls in blue, yellow, lemon yellow, and white.

Flippy the Frog crochet baby rattle is a really quick crochet baby gift! I don’t know about you, but I. Love. Frogs. Seriously. They are just so cute and quirky – and despite the dread that the word “frog” gives me as a crocheter (“rip-it, rip-it, rip-it!”), they’re actually one of my favourite amigurumi animals to crochet. So, after I designed Flippy the Frog, I knew I had to make a cute frog crochet baby rattle to match! And I’m so glad I did because I just love this little guy!

This free pattern for an amigurumi frog rattle is part of our new baby gift series and makes for an adorable last-minute crochet baby shower gift. It’s a really simple pattern so it makes for a really cute and easy crochet baby shower gift for beginners. One of my favourite things about this pattern is the stem. The balls make it easy to grip and the stem stays firm when stuffed. Plus, the design allows for a fun palette of colours. The rattle stem can be customised to any colour that you want to complement the colour theme of the baby nursery (or just a set of colour that you think is fun!). A small tip – I usually put the colours in a gradient from light to dark, often with a contrasting colour at the end to give it a pop of colour.

This crochet baby rattle can also be paired with the our Flippy the amigurumi frog pattern from our Juna Series of free amigurumi animal patterns for a really cute crochet baby gift set.

Crochet frog baby rattle with an amigurumi frog toy in a basket.

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Materials

  • Yarn: You need a small amount of DK yarn in green, white, and four colours for the stem of the rattle
  • 2.75mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Polyfill stuffing
  • Embroidery thread: A small amount of black for eyes and smile
  • 24 mm Rattle insert

Abbreviations

This pattern is written in US terms.

Sl st: slip stitch

SC: single crochet

INV DEC: invisible decrease

INC: two SC in the same stitch

Finished size: Approximately 7.5 inches

Method

Head

Using green

Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle (6)

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 4: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 5: (3 SC, INC) six times (30)

Round 6: (4 SC, INC) six times (36)

Round 7: (5 SC, INC) six times (42)

Round 8-14 (7 rounds): SC around (42)

Round 15: (5 SC, INVDEC) six times (36)

Round 16: (4 SC, INVDEC) six times (30)

Round 17: (3 SC, INVDEC) six times (24)

Now stuff the head and place the rattle insert inside the head. Make sure that the rattle insert is well surrounded by stuffing to keep the softness of the head.

Round 18: (2 SC, INVDEC) six times (18)

Round 19: (SC, INVDEC) six times (12)

Change to colour of the first ball

Keep stuffing as you go.

Round 20: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 21: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 22-24 (3 rounds): SC around (24)

Round 25: (2 SC, INVDEC) six times (18)

Round 26: (SC, INVDEC) six times (12)

Change to the colour of the second ball

Round 27: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 28: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 29-31 (3 rounds): SC around (24)

Round 32: (2 SC, INVDEC) six times (18)

Round 33: (SC, INVDEC) six times (12)

Change to the colour of the third ball

Round 34: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 35: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 36-38 (3 rounds): SC around (24)

Round 39: (2 SC, INVDEC) six times (18)

Round 40: (SC, INVDEC) six times (12)

Change to the colour of the fourth ball

Round 41: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 42: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 43-45 (3 rounds): SC around (24)

Round 46: (2 SC, INVDEC) six times (18)

Round 47: (SC, INVDEC) six times (12)

Round 48: INVDEC six times (6)

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Eyes (Make 2)

Eyeballs

Using embroidery thread

Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle (6)

Sl st to the first SC. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Eye base

Begin with white

Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle (5)

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (10)

Round 3: (SC, INC) five times (15)

Change to green

Round 4: SC around in BLO (15)

Sew on the eyeball on now at the center of the eye.

Stuff the eye.

Round 5-6 (2 rounds): SC around (15)

Round 7: (SC, INVDEC) five times (10)

Round 8: INVDEC five times (5)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew the eyes on top of your frog’s head, between Rounds 4 and 6.

Cheeks (Make 2)

Use pink yarn

Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle (6)

Sl st to the first SC. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Embroider on a wide smile between Rounds 12 and 13, with the ends going up to Round 15. Sew the cheek on at each end of the smile.

Your frog crochet baby rattle is now ready! Want to make your crochet baby gift even more exciting? Try our Flippy the Frog amigurumi toy from our Juna series for an adorable crochet baby gift set. You can also check out our other crochet baby gift free patterns.

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