Crochet Frog Closures – Little Frogs

These little crochet frog closures are fast and fun to make, and can be added to almost anything! Put them on cardigans, bags, boot cuffs, even tree skirts – anywhere you need a decorative closure. They’re a great way to use up scrap yarn too.

Little Frogs crochet pattern - Large worsted weight frog and tiny thread frog

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Any yarn or hook

You can make these crochet frogs any yarn or thread of your choice. Smaller threads will make tinier frogs, and larger yarn will make bigger ones. Use whatever hook you are comfortable with for your chosen yarn or thread.

Mix or Match

Match your project perfectly by using the same yarn, or use a contrasting yarn for a decorative pop. These little crochet frogs are a great use of scrap yarn too. Whip a few up with leftover scraps and you’ll soon have a fabulous froggy collection!

Textured Tree Skirt

I used these little crochet frog closures on my Textured Tree Skirt pattern. They made a lovely, decorative addition to this simple and elegant tree skirt.

Optional Frog Closure - Textured Tree Skirt -


  • Yarn: 5-10 yds of any yarn or thread.
  • Hook: Any size hook appropriate for your yarn choice.
  • Notions: Tapestry or embroidery needle for weaving in ends.


Easy: Basic stitches, decreases.


Varies depending on yarn and hook used.

Choose a hook that’s slightly smaller than you would normally use for your chosen yarn

Abbreviations used

This pattern uses US terms.

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
  • sc3tog = single crochet 3 stitches together
  • sp = space
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es) 


Button Side


Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join. (6 sc)

Rnd 1 of button - Little Frogs

Rnd 2: Ch 1, [sc2tog in next 2 sts] 3 times, do not join.  (3 sts)

Rnd 2 of button - Little Frogs

If desired, you can stuff the button lightly with a small scrap of the same yarn at this point. 

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc3tog. (1 st)

If you’re using a very thick yarn and just can’t get into all three stitches to pull up a loop, it’s ok to do an sc2tog and sl st in the last st instead.

Rnd 3 of button - Little Frogs


First Loop: Ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook.

Next 2 loops: [Ch 5, sl st in same ch] twice.

Male side of frog closure

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Weave in starting tail.

Buttonhole side

Buttonhole: Ch 8, sl st in 8th ch from hook.

Buttonhole for crochet frog

Loops: [Ch 5, sl st in same ch] three times.

Buttonhole side of crochet frog

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Weave in starting tail.

Attaching the crochet frog to a project

For best results, Pin the crochet frog closure in place first and check that it’s positioned correctly. The large buttonhole loop goes around the button. The button and buttonhole should both extend about halfway over the edge of the fabric so that the edges of the fabric will meet when it is closed.

Use long ending tails to sew closure to fabric as desired. I like to sew through the middle of each chain, using a running or back stitch.

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Little Frogs crochet pattern - Large worsted weight frog and tiny thread frog

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I hope you enjoy the pattern. Thanks to Kyla Marieceliaak, FiaKnit, tadpoletroll, piratemonkey, DalColloLungo, wilmaelee, and sharonf for testing it!

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