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Titus the Turtle Crochet Pattern



Thank you so much for trying my pattern! This pattern is the property of Lindsey Crochets. You may not copy or distribute any part of this pattern. You are welcome to sell the finished product, but please credit Lindsey Crochets as the pattern’s creator. Find me at Instagram at @lindsey_crochets and at Facebook.com/Lindseycrochets.


Thank you so much for trying my pattern! This pattern is the property of Lindsey Peppers. You may not copy or distribute any part of this pattern. You are welcome to sell the finished product, but please credit Lindsey Crochets as the pattern’s creator. Find me at Instagram at @lindsey_crochets and at Facebook.com/Lindseycrochets.


Materials:

  • 2.5 mm hook, 1.5 mm hook

  • Cotton Weight 4 Yarn: medium green, light green, sea foam green, brown

  • Weight 2 yarn: dark green, brown, yellow

  • 2 8 mm safety eyes

  • Polyester fiber stuffing

  • Stitch marker (to keep track of rows)

  • Finishing/tapestry needle

  • Embroidery thread in black, white, and brown

  • Embroidery needle

  • Glue (I used Tacky glue)*

  • Optional: sewing pins


Skills:

  • Basic understanding of how to complete amigurumi and follow patterns

  • Working in a spiral

  • Color changing

  • Sewing amigurumi parts together

  • Basic embroidery skills

  • Finishing off (f.o.) and weaving/tucking in ends

  • Chain (ch)

  • Single crochet (sc)

  • Double crochet (dc)

  • Half double crochet (hdc)

  • Increase (inc.)**

  • Invisible decrease (dec.)***

  • Slip stitch (sl st)

  • Crocheting in back loops only (BLO)



*I used glue to attach certain parts together. Sewing these items together would also be fine if you do not have glue or wish not to use glue.


**An increase is 2 scs in 1 stitch.


*** An invisible decrease is completed by following these instructions: 1. Identify the next two stitches you wish to combine into one. 2. Insert your hook into the front loop of the first stitch. 3. Insert your hook into the front loop of the second stitch. You should have 3 loops on your hook. 4. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. 5. Yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops.


This pattern is written in US crochet terms.


I choose to begin by chaining two and then completing 7 sc starting in the 2nd ch from the hook. Of course, you may alternatively do a magic ring if you prefer.


Head


Use a 2.5 mm hook and medium green yarn.


Note: Round 13 includes an optional step of placing a stitch marker that will designate the middle of the face. This will help with eye placement later.


R 1: ch 2, complete 7 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook (7)

R 2: inc. x 7 (14)

R 3: (sc, inc.) x 7 (21)

R 4: (2 sc, inc.) x 7 (28)

R 5: (3 sc, inc.) x 7 (35)

R 6-11 (6 rounds): 35 sc (35)

R 12: 12 sc, inc. x 2, 7 sc*, inc. x 2, 12 sc (39)

*Place a stitch marker on the 4th stitch of these 7 sc.

R 13: 12 sc, (sc, inc.) x 2, 7 sc, (sc, inc.) x 2, 12 sc (43)

R 14: dec., 41 sc (42)

R 15: (5 sc, dec.) x 6 (36)


Insert safety eyes between rounds 10 and 11, 6 stitches apart. Embroider white embroidery yarn around the outer and bottom parts of each eye. Using black yarn, embroider the mouth on round 12 eyebrows near rounds 7 and 8. (I made each eyebrow about ½ stitch tall and 1 1/2 stitches wide).


Stuff head and continue to stuff as you go.




R 16: (sc, dec.) x 12 (24)

R 17: dec. x 12 (12)

R 18: BLO dec. x 6 (6)

These can be normal decreases if it is too hard to do invisible decreases through back loops only. This part won’t show once the head is sewn onto the body.


F.o. and weave in the end.


Body


Use a 2.5 mm hook and begin with medium green yarn. Red text indicates a color change to green yarn while black text indicates medium green yarn.


Stuff as you go.


R 1: ch 2, complete 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook (6)

R 2: inc. x 6 (12)

R 3: (sc, inc.) x 6 (18)

R 4: (2 sc, inc.) x 6 (24)

R 5: (3 sc, inc.) x 6 (30)

R 6:12 sc, 6 sc, 12 sc (30)

R 7: 11 sc, 8 sc, 11 sc (30)

R 8-11 (4 rounds): 10 sc, 10 sc, 10 sc (30)

R 12: (3 sc, dec.) x 2, sc, 3 sc, dec., 3 sc, dec., (3 sc, dec.) x 2 (24)

R 13: (2 sc, dec.) x 2, 2 sc, dec., 2 sc, dec., (2 sc. dec.) x 2 (18)

R 14: (sc, dec.) x 6 (12)


F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing. Use the tail to sew the head onto the unworked front loops of round 17 on the head.


Fore-Flipper/Arm (make 2)


Use a 2.5 mm hook and medium green yarn. Do not stuff.


R 1: ch 2, complete 5 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook (5)

R 2: inc. x 5 (10)

R 3-5 (3 rounds): 10 sc (10)

R 6: ch 1, fold the arm together, and close shut with 5 sc across (5)


F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew the arms on rounds 11-14 at an angle (or as desired).


Hind-Flipper/Leg (make 2)


Use a 2.5 mm hook and medium green yarn. Do not stuff.


R 1: ch 2, complete 5 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook (5)

R 2: inc. x 5 (10)

R 3-4 (2 rounds): 10 sc (10)

R 5: ch 1, fold the arm together, and close shut with 5 sc across (5)


F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew the legs onto rounds 4-7.


Shell


Use a 2.5 mm hook and begin with seafoam green yarn.


R 1: ch 2, complete 7 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook (7)

R 2: inc. x 7 (14)

R 3: (sc, inc.) x 7 (21)

R 4: (2 sc, inc.) x 7 (28)

R 5: (3 sc, inc.) x 7 (35)

R 6: 35 sc (35)


Change to brown yarn.


R 7: 35 hdc, sl st to the first hdc you made (to even out the round) (35)


F.o. and weave in the end.


Use brown embroidery yarn to embroidery a small circle near round 3 of your shell.

Next, embroider 8 evenly spaced lines connecting the circle to the outer brown edge.





Glue the shell onto the back of the turtle. (I did not glue the brown outer edge onto the body). If desired, use sewing pins to keep the shell in place while the glue dries.




Sunflower


Part 1


Use 1.5 mm hook and weight 2 brown yarn.


R 1: ch 2, complete 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook (Make sure you sl st to the first sc you made.) (6)


F.o.


Part 2:


Use 1.5 mm hook and weight 2 yellow yarn.


R 1: Attach yellow yarn to one stitch on part 1 with a sl st. (This sl st counts as the beginning of the following sequence which you will complete 6 times along each of the 6 stitches, 1 time per petal for a total of 6 petals.)


(All in 1 stitch: sl st, ch 3, dc, sl st) x 6.


F.o. and weave in any loose ends.


Stem


Use 1.5 mm hook and weight 2 green yarn


R 1: ch 12, starting from the 2nd ch from the hook complete 7 sl st along the next 7 ch, ch 2, dc in the next ch, ch 2, sl st in the same ch in which you completed a dc, 3 sl st in the remaining chains.

F.o and use ends to sew the flower onto the stem. (Your yarn tails designate the top of the stem.)


Carefully glue the stem along the body of the turtle so that the flower looks cradled in the turtle’s arm. I did not glue the actual flower down. If desired, use sewing pins to keep the flower in place while the glue dries.




The end!


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