Sunday, 26 March 2017

Mini Turtle

This Mini Turtle is quick and easy to make. 





If you have any question or corrections please let me know as I will greatly appreciate any feedback! Also if you do try out this pattern, please post a picture as I will love to see your recreations.

You will need:

  • 3mm crochet hook (Can use 4mm if preferred)
  • Yarn needle 
  • Yarn (approx 15g or 45m)
  • Soft toy filling

Stitches and abbreviations used:

(I am from England but use US crochet terms)
  • MC - Magic circle/ring (sc unless otherwise specified)
  • Ch - Chain 
  • SC - Single crochet 
  • Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
  • Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
  • HDC - Half double crochet 
  • ST - Stitch 
  • FLO - Front loop only 
  • BLO - Back loop only 
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • FO - finish off
Other things to note....

  • This is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track
  • The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round
  • *  * indicates repeated series of stitches
  • Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product
  • Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch

Shell:
I made the patch type pattern on the shell my randomly switching between two colours through rounds 2-9. This is optional and you can have a plain shell. 
  1. MC (6)
  2. *inc* (12)
  3. *1sc, inc* (18)
  4. *2sc, inc* (24)
  5. 24sc (24)
  6. *3sc, inc* (30)
  7. 30sc (30)
  8. *4sc, inc* (36)
  9. *5sc, inc* (42)
  10. Working in front loops only - 42hdc (42)
  11. FO

Belly:
  1. MC (6)
  2. *inc* (12)
  3. *1sc, inc* (18)
  4. *2sc, inc* (24)
  5. *3sc, inc* (30)
  6. *4sc, inc* (36)
  7. *5sc, inc* (42)
  8. FO leaving long yarn tail
Sew round 8 of belly to the back loops from round 10 of the shell. Stuff as you go. 


Head:
  1. MC (6)
  2. *inc* (12)
  3. *1sc, inc* (18)
  4. *2sc, inc* (24)
  5. 24sc (24)
  6. 24sc (24)
  7. 24sc (24)
  8. 24sc (24)
  9. 24sc (24)
  10. *2sc, dec* (18)
  11. *1sc, dec* (12)
  12. *1sc, dec* (8)
  13. 8sc (8)
  14. 8sc (8)
  15. FO, stuff and sew opening flat leaving yarn tail to attach to body 

Front fins x2:
Note that the fins can be fiddly to make and do not appear to be correct during crocheting them. They just need to be adjusted into the desired shape after finishing. 
  1. MC (4)
  2. *inc, 1sc* (6)
  3. *inc, 2sc* (8)
  4. inc, 1sc, dec, dec, 1sc, inc (8)
  5. inc, 1sc, dec, dec, 1sc, inc (8)
  6. inc, 1sc, dec, dec, 1sc, inc (8)
  7. inc, 1sc, dec, dec, 1sc, inc (8)
  8. inc, 1sc, dec, dec, 1sc, inc (8)
  9. FO leaving yarn tail for sewing. 

Back fins x2:
  1. MC (6)
  2. *1sc, inc* (9)
  3. inc, inc, inc, dec, dec, dec (9)
  4. inc, inc, inc, dec, dec, dec (9)
  5. inc, inc, inc, dec, dec, dec (9)
  6. inc, inc, inc, dec, dec, dec (9)
  7. inc, inc, inc, dec, dec, dec (9)
  8. inc, inc, inc, dec, dec, dec (9)
  9. inc, inc, inc, dec, dec, dec (9)
  10. FO leaving yarn tail for sewing. 

Tail:
  1. Chain 4, turn
  2. skip 1st stitch, 3sc
  3. FO 




6 comments:

  1. How do you make the eyes?

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    1. I used 4mm safety eyes although you can use french knots with black embroidery thread if you do not have the eyes. :)

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  2. Thank you for sharing this pattern, it's easy to follow, and the result is very cute! Love it :)

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    1. Thank you for trying it out and feeding back to me. I am glad you like it! :D

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  3. Muchas gracias.lo he anotado ,para hacerlo.

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  4. Thank you for creating this pattern.

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