Meet Ruby the Red Eyed tree frog! This amigurumi amphibian crochet pattern is one bright eyed beauty. She is sure to hop into hearts for a long time to come!
I have always loved tree frogs
The red eyed tree frog especially is one of my favorite colorful critters. They are so vibrant they seem almost as if they were yanked from a fantasy world and not an actual living creature. Years now I have wanted to add one to my crochet zoo of patterns, and it is finally that time. I am over the moon with how Ruby turned out and I just know that she is going to be a favorite for a long time to come. I hope you feel the same!
Ruby is created using 5 colors of worsted weight yarn or DK yarn and either a 4mm or 2.75mm hook (depending on your yarn choice.) The main color will use about 60 yards with the other colors being significantly less. I particularly like using Paintbox yarn in colors lime green, blood orange, mustard, royal blue and paper white. These colors are available in both worsted and DK weights as well as both acrylic or cotton fibers!
Of course, you are going to want to grab some amazing Suncatcher Craft Eyes in cat style. Depending on the yarn you chose, you will be using up to a 21mm eye. Red or rich orange color eyes are amazing for Ruby!
Ruby is an intermediate pattern with several pieces to join as well as some freehand stitching such as when embroidering on the stripes. Her pattern contains many pictures to help along the way as well as brief video explanation for 2 of the more trickier parts. You will be changing colors and working in the round as well.
Ruby’s crochet pattern can be found for purchase in my Etsy, Ravelry, Lovecrafts & Amigurumi.com shops!
Make sure to join us in March 2022 for a Crochet CAL featuring this red eyed beauty in our community Discord server!
Fun Facts about Red Eyed Tree Frogs!
- Live in the tropical forests of Central and South America.
- Mostly nocturnal and are carnivores.
- Are petite! Ruby is definitly not to scale. Red eyed tree frog females may ready up to 2.5″, however most males are only 1-1.5″ !
- According to fossil records, red eyed tree frogs have been around for millions of years!