Sunday, 27 July 2014

How To Crochet a Baby Turtle - Yarn Scrap Friday

Back in May I shared a crochet video tutorial on how to make a small baby turtle and I thought it was about time I wrote up the written version for you guys.

Such a simple pattern, I hope you enjoy. You can watch the video tutorial here;



You will need;

- Any yarn you like but I used DK/Light worsted weight cotton yarn in white, a colour, and black
- Any hook size that is suitable for the yarn you are using, but I used a 2.5 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle and scissors
- Small amount of toy stuffing or yarn scraps for stuffing

Shell

Round 1
Work 6sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (6)

Alternatively you can ch4, sl st in first ch to form a loop, work 6sc into loop, sl st in first sc to join

Round 2
Ch1 (count as st here and on-wards), 1sc in same st as previous sl st (below ch), 2sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 to join - (12)

Round 3
Ch1, 2sc in next st, *1sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 to join - (18)

Rounds 4 - 5
Ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 to join - (18) Leave long tail for sewing.

Body

Rounds 1 - 3
Work rounds 1 - 3 of shell above.

Round 4
Ch4, 1sc in 2nd st from hook, 1dc in next ch, 1sc in next ch, sl st in next 4 sts on main body, ch4, 1sc in 2nd st from hook, 1dc in next ch, 1sc in next ch, sl st in next 5 sts on main body, ch4, 1sc in 2nd st from hook, 1dc in next ch, 1sc in next ch, sl st in next 4 sts on main body, ch4, 1sc in 2nd st from hook, 1dc in next ch, 1sc in next ch,  sl st in next 5 sts on main body back to beginning, fasten off and tie in all tails.

Sew shell onto body leaving a small opening one end for the head and to stuff. The gaps between the feet you have just made consist of 4 slip stitches and 5 slip stitches, you want the head to be on a 4 slip stitch length.

Head

Round 1
Work 5sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (5)

Alternatively you can ch4, sl st in first ch to form a loop, work 5sc into loop, sl st in first sc to join

Round 2
Ch1, 1sc in same st as previous sl st (below ch), 2sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 to join - (10)

Rounds 3 - 4
ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 to join - (10)

Pause your head and using some black yarn scraps, sew on some eyes, then continue.

Round 5
ch1, sk1, *sc2tog* repeat from * to * until end. Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.

Finishing

Stuff your shell and head and use remaining yarn to sew hole closed and now you're done!

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© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in a crochet group. Thank you.



10 comments:

  1. These turtles are just adorable! I have now made many of them for various members of my family and friends! Thank you for sharing the pattern :) x

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  2. I LOVE these! Thanks so much for a great pattern. I like them so much I'm sharing a link to your pattern on my Facebook page (sallystrawberrycreations) as I know my followers would love them too.

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  3. I really like this pattern and have made a turtle for myself, but I want to make a bigger turtle. However, I am still new to crochet so I was wondering how I can change the pattern to crochet a bigger turtle. Thank you.

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    1. PS. I would like to make the turtle about 10-12 inches at the widest part of the shell. Thank you

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  4. Adorable turtles and you're right. They're so easy to make! Just made my first one and it was so easy, I'm anxious to make more. Thanks for providing the pattern!

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  5. Is there a pattern for the bunny at top of this page.?? She is sooo sweet. My turtle came out cute thanks for free pattern, your generosity blessed me.

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    1. There is! you can find it here http://www.happyberry.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=250#.VWXUI89VhBc There is also a video tutorial for this bunny.

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing the tiny turtle pattern and tutorial... I have made a fare few so far... and yet more to come no doubt.

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  7. How would you turn this into a keychain? At what point do you attach the keychain piece? I'm looking to make one for a friend's birthday.

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  8. Can I sell turtles that I make from your pattern? I love this little pattern so much and I've made a whole army of the little cuties! Thank you so much!

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