Turtle Amigurumi Pattern
Turtles! Who doesn't love them? They're mysterious, graceful (when swimming) and extremely cute in amigurumi form! I made this turtle freehand a while ago, and I was so happy with the result I decided to share my pattern. I hope you like it!
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You will need:
4mm crochet hook
Medium or worsted weight yarn in two colours, light and dark green
(Optional) 2 small plastic safety eyes (you can sew in eyes with black yarn instead, or leave your turtle eyeless, it'll still be cute, I promise!)
Polyfil for the head and shell
NOTE: This pattern is worked in ROUNDS. You may wish to use a stitch marker.
Round one: with dark green, chain 2. In second chain from hook, make 6 single crochet (sc) (6 stitches)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 stitches) Round 3: * 2 sc in the next stitch, 1 sc in the next* repeat** 6 times (18 sc) Round 4: * 2 sc in the next stitch, 1 sc in the next 2 stitches* repeat** 6 times (24 sc) Round 5: * 2 sc in the next stitch, 1 sc in the next 3 stitches* repeat** 6 times (30 sc) Round 6: * 2sc in the next stitch, 1 sc in the next 4 stitches* repeat** 6 times (36 sc) Round 7 - 10 (4 rounds): 1 sc in each stitch around.
Slip stitch into the next stitch, fasten off.
Base for the shell of the body: Repeat rounds 1 to 6 of the body pattern, fasten off leaving a long tail to sew to the shell.
Using your yarn needle, sew the base to the body with a whip stitch, Stuffing firmly when you are almost finished.
Round one: with light green, chain 2. In second chain from hook, make 6 single crochet (sc) (6 stitches)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 stitches) Round 3: * 2 sc in the next stitch, 1 sc in the next* repeat** 6 times (18 stitches) Round 4 + 5 (2 rounds): 1 sc in each stitch around Round 6: * 1 sc decrease, 1 sc in next stitch* repeat** 6 times (12 stitches) Start stuffing firmly! Now is also the best time to either apply your safety eyes (or sew on some eyes). If you are using safety eyes, make sure you are happy with the placement before locking them in with the washer. Once it's snapped into place, they can't come off! Round 7: sc decrease in the next 6 stitches, fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to the body.
Chain 6 In the second again from hook, 1 sc 1 hdc in the next stitch 1 dc in the next stitch 1 hdc in the next stitch 1 sc in the next stitch
Fasten off, leaving a long rail to sew to the body.
Assembly is relatively easy! Using your yarn needle and the long tails left on each piece, sew the pieces onto the shell. You can choose where to attach the fins and head, just make sure the fins are in line with each other.
I hope you liked this pattern! If you have any criticisms or pointers then I’d be grateful to hear them, I’m very new to writing up patterns! :)
If you make one, please share it online and credit Slipstitch Hollow & provide a link to www.slipstitchhollow.com or my Instagram @ slipstitch_hollow. You may NOT sell the pattern, share or distribute it in any form, repost it online, or alter it to claim it as your own. Please do not sell any turtles that you make.
Thank you and happy crocheting! :)