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Home : Patterns : Amigurumi Turtle
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Amigurumi Turtle

Lion Brandฎ Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 81009AD
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 11 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
2 in. (5 cm) tall

PUBLISHED IN:  Michael's Create
CORRECTIONS: None
 

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This tortoise toy is fast and fun. As seen in Martha Stewart Living, January 2010.
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Additional Materials
2 plastic safety eyes, 6 mm diameter
Fiberfill stuffing
 

Amigurumi Turtle

Lion Brand Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

NOTES:

Work in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.

TURTLE
UPPER SHELL

With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; place a marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around – 18 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around – 24 sc.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around – 30 sc.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around – 36 sc.
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * around – 42 sc.
Rnd 8: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc; rep from * around – 48 sc.
Rnds 9–14: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off.

BOTTOM SHELL
With B, ch 2.
Rnds 1–8: Work Rnds 1–8 of Top Shell – 48 sc.
Fasten off.

HEAD
With B, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; place a marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
Rnd 3: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc – 14 sc.
Rnd 4: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc – 16 sc.
Rnd 5: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc – 18 sc.
Rnd 6: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 7: Sc2tog, sc in next 14 sc, sc2tog – 16 sc.
Rnd 8: Sc2tog, sc in next 12 sc, sc2tog – 14 sc.
Rnd 9: Sc2tog, sc in next 10 sc, sc2tog – 12 sc.
Fasten off.

LEGS (make 4)
With B, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in first ch; place a marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 8 sc.
Rnds 3–5: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off.

TAIL
With B, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in first ch; place a marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker as each rnd is completed.
Rnds 2–4: Sc in each sc around – 4 sc.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Following package directions, attach safety eyes to Head. Stuff Upper Shell and sew to Bottom Shell. Stuff Head and sew to Shell. Stuff Legs and Tail very lightly and sew to Shell. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet st(s) = stitch(es)


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 11 reviews)
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Amigurumi Turtle Reviewed by Camilla Smith on 2014-01-05 *****
I made a bunch of these as soon as I saw the pattern, and gave out 1 out to 3 little children at church today. One child just became an older sister this week, so she has her own "baby present", and 1 each to a brother and sister. The boy's was in cammoflage and the other 2 were in bright varigated yarn. As has been mentioned, sew the the head and limbs to the bottom first then sew and stuff the shell. I will be giving them away as fast as I can make them. What a way to cheer up a child! It only takes 2 hours and a little scrap yarn. Love it!


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