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Turtle Amigurumi
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Turtle Amigurumi

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Crochet this sweet, stuffed turtle in the amigurumi style. Simply adorable and easy to do! Designed by Stephanie Lau.

Step: 1

GETTING STARTED:
Download the PDF for a set of portable project instructions. Read through all of the instructions before beginning.

ABBREVIATIONS:
dec—decrease; inc—increase; rep—repeat; rnd(s)—round(s); sc—single crochet; st(s)—stitch(es)

SIZE:
7" (17 cm) long x 5" (12 cm) wide x 3" (7 cm) tall

MATERIALS:

  • #4 worsted weight yarn: Lion Brand Yarn, Vanna’s Choice 100% acrylic, 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yd (155 m): 1 skein color 98 Fisherman (A) , 1 skein color 171 Fern (B), 1 skein color 100 White (C), Small amount color 172 Kelly Green (D)
  • Boye® crochet hook: size US B (2.25 mm)
  • Yarn needle
  • Fiberfill
  • 10 mm x 8 mm oval safety eyes or embriodery thread
  • Pink brads for cheeks or embroidery thread
  • Locking stitch markers
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GAUGE:
Head: Rnds 1-5 = 2 1/4" (5.7 cm) diameter. Gauge is not critical for this project.

SPECIAL STITCHES:
Dec (decrease, invisible):
(Insert hook into front loop only of next stitch) 2 times, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops) 2 times.
Inc (increase): 2 sc in next st
Adjustable-ring method: Wrap yarn into a ring, ensuring that the tail falls behind the working yarn. Grip ring and tail firmly between middle finger and thumb. Insert hook through center of ring, yarn over with working yarn and pull up a loop. Chain the appropriate number, then work stitches of first round in the ring. After the first round of stitches is worked, pull gently on tail to tighten ring.
Surface slip stitch: Hold yarn (not on hook) on underside (wrong side) of piece. Insert hook from right side to wrong side through piece; yarn over and pull loop of yarn to right side. *Using photo as a guide for stitch spacing, insert hook from right side to wrong side through piece, yarn over, pull loop to right side and through loop on hook (surface slip stitch made); repeat from * as needed.

NOTE:
Pieces are worked in continuous rounds (spirals). Do not join and do not turn at ends of rounds. Place a marker for beginning of round and move marker up as work progresses.

Step: 2

DIRECTIONS:
HEAD
Rnd 1:
With A, 6 sc in Adjustable Ring (see Special Stitches and Techniques)—6 sts.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around—12 sts.
Rnd 3: *Sc in next sc, inc; rep from * around—18 sts.
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sc, inc; rep from * around—24 sts.
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sc, inc; rep from * around—30 sts.
Rnds 6-11: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 12: *Sc in next 3 sc, dec; rep from * around—24 sts. Place safety eyes between Rnds 10 and 11, about 5 stitches apart. Place pink brads for cheeks beside eyes, also between Rnds 10 and 11. Begin stuffing head.
Rnd 13: *Sc in next 2 sc, dec; rep from * around—18 sts.
Rnd 14: *Sc in next sc, dec; rep from * around—12 sts. Finish stuffing head.
Rnd 15: Dec around–6 sts. Fasten off and weave in end.

Step: 3

ARMS/LEGS (MAKE 4)
Rnd 1:
With A, 8 sc in Adjustable Ring—8 sts.
Rnd 2: *Sc in next sc, inc; rep from * around—12 sts.
Rnds 3-10: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing.

Step: 4

TAIL
Rnd 1:
With A, 4 sc in Adjustable Ring—4 sts.
Rnd 2: *Sc in next sc, inc; rep from * around—6 sts.
Rnds 3-4: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 2 sc, inc; rep from * around—8 sts.
Rnd 6: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing.

Step: 5

TOP SHELL
Rnd 1:
With B, 6 sc in Adjustable Ring—6 sts.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around—12 sts.
Rnd 3: *Sc in next sc, inc; rep from * around—18 sts.
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sc, inc; rep from * around—24 sts.
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sc, inc; rep from * around—30 sts.
Rnd 6: *Sc in next 4 sc, inc; rep from * around—36 sts.
Rnd 7: *Sc in next 5 sc, inc; rep from * around—42 sts.
Rnd 8: *Sc in next 6 sc, inc; rep from * around—48 sts.
Rnd 9: *Sc in next 7 sc, inc; rep from * around—54 sts.
Rnd 10: *Sc in next 8 sc, inc; rep from * around—60 sts.
Rnds 11-21: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing.
With D and using photo as a guide, surface slip stitch a circle and six lines onto shell.

Step: 6

BOTTOM SHELL
With A, work as for Top Shell through Rnd 10.
Rnd 11: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off.

Step: 7

WHITE TUBE
With C, ch 10, join with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Sc in each ch around–10 sts.
Rnds 2-68: Sc in each sc around, stuffing lightly as you go. Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing.

Step: 8

FINISHING
Sew top shell to bottom shell and stuff before completing seam. Using photo as a guide, sew stuffed head onto front of shell and tail onto back of shell. Stuff arms and legs. Place arms on either side of head and sew onto shell. Place legs on either side of tail and sew onto shell. Place white tube around shell and on top of limbs, head and tail. Sew into place. Weave in ends.

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