Types ATU0280A the ant and the lazy cricket
Motifs B0188.8.131.52 crickets are good omens
A2371.2 why cricket has unjoined legs
A2433.5 why cricket lives in chimneys
Thompson has a Native American verion of lazy grasshopper; humans criticize his laziness and transform him into his current state
Rattray has Ashanti story where crick'ets appearance "is the result of his falling into a fire he made to cook his bgrain of corn" (Baer dismisses this connection, but it seems to me a good one)
conclusion: "for the main incident of the tale I have found nothing similar from written nor oral sources. It may be this is an example of what Parsons referred to as "one of those quasi-individualistic pieces of embroidery with familiar material.""