Gabriola Frog (Gabi): Free Amigurumi Pattern

One night while watching The Orville, I couldn’t help but notice the Frog leaned up against the desk light on captain Ed Mercer’s desk because he always steals the scene! I love Kermit the Frog so the next day I was inspired to make Kermit’s counterpart to adorn wherever I choose to place her.

Amigurumi is Trending

With Amigurumi trending on Instagram and Pinterest, I was curious to try my hand at it. It’s been over 20 years since I picked up a crochet hook, but I think I would have done my grandmother proud. I must have been channeling her when I used one of her vintage hooks later in the process 😉.

They say that eyes are the window to the soul!

After stitching on her eyes, I think that Gabriola Frog does indeed have a soul! Gabi, as I like to call her, is bursting with personality.

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One ball of dollar store yarn is all it took! The entire project cost me a whopping $1.25 (the cost of the yarn) because I upycled scraps of yarn, fibrefill, beads and embroidery thread left over from other projects to create her.

As you can see, Gabi is a bit of a drama queen and she doesn’t close her mouth for a minute. To her credit, she catches more flies that way!

She’s made herself quite at home and will show up in different places around the house! One day she’ll be chillaxing on a chair…

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…. and the next thing I know she’ll be staking her territory on our TV stand.

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At meal time, she’s keeping me company in the kitchen. Here she is feigning hunger; I’m not a fast cook!

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Of all the places she’s been, I thought she found her happy place reclining in her milk painted adirondack chair.

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However, that was before I found this motorcycle at Value Village. It was missing the handle bars.

Chopper Fix

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The missing handle bar didn’t deter us from buying it because I knew we could bend a new one for free using a coat hanger, a wire bender we already owned and windshield wiper tubing. 

Hubs screwed the wire bender onto a piece of wood and then clamped it into his workbench.

Just a few strategic bends…

… and then some rubber tubing to complete the handle grips.

Hubs removed the metal poking out from the block of wood with a pair of pliers.

Get in the Groove

I used a grinder disk to start a groove to accommodate the new handlebars. It wasn’t even attached to a grinder. I just held the wheel in my hand  and notched the wood.

Then I used a piece of folded coarse sandpaper, widening the gap to fit the new handle bar.

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I added green tape surrounding the area to protect the surface from the 5 minute epoxy.

I applied the epoxy in the groove and inserted the handle bar, letting it set up for 16 hours with a piece of green tape to hold it.

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Wannabe Motorcycle Mama

Gabi hopped on as soon as it was done! As single minded as she is, I couldn’t stop her 😉.

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I think she’s enjoying her new ride. She loves to feel the wind ruffle through her eyelashes!

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Gabriola Frog is a drama queen and she doesn't close her mouth for a minute. To her credit, she catches more flies that way! Drop in for the free pattern! Birdz of a Feather | Free pattern | Amigurumi | amigurumi free pattern | free crochet pattern | Frog | #birdzofafeather.ca #amigurumi #gabriolafrog #freepattern #amigurumipattern #craft #freecrochetpatterns #crochetfrog #diy #crochet #amigurumifrog #freeamigurumi #socutecrochet

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6 thoughts on “Gabriola Frog (Gabi): Free Amigurumi Pattern

    • Thanks so much Maria! It was nice to get back to some hands-on crochet again after all those years! I didn’t think I had it in me to create my own pattern: I must have inherited that gene from my grandmother!

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