KristieMN

Turtle pin cushion

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Turtle Pin cushion

 

This is a thank you gift. The support I have been receiving concerning Libby is amazing. Thank you all so much!!

Just a small token of my appreciation!

Feel free to sell completed projects from this pattern.

Do not sell pattern itself

Supplies needed:

E hook

Small amounts of worsted weight yarn

Fiberfill

Buttons with shanks for eyes

Stitch marker, or safety pin

Tapestry needle

 

Terms used:

Ch = chain

Sc = single crochet

Sc-dec = single crochet decrease over 2 stitches

Slp st = slip stitch

FO =- fasten off/finish off

BLO = back loops only. Pertains to that row only

Hdc = half double crochet

Dc = double crochet

 

 

This turtle is made with an open mouth.

If you prefer a closed mouth, simply skip the ch’s in head at row 6. Simply sc around row 6 and 7, and follow directions for the rest.

 

The turtle is crocheted in a continuous spiral, unless other wise noted. Use stitch marker, or safety pin to make row end.

Body

With light green

Ch 2

1) 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook

2) 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)

3) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (18 sc)

4) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc) repeat around (24 sc)

5) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc) repeat around (30 sc)

6) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc) repeat around (36 sc)

7-10) sc in each sc around.

It is easiest if you embroider shell here. Another option, glue or sew sequence or buttons on after assembling turtle.

11) BLO, (sc-dec, sc in next 4 sc) repeat around (30 sc)

12) (sc-dec, sc in next 3 sc) repeat around (24 sc)

13) (sc-dec, sc in next 2 sc) repeat around (18 sc)

Stuff turtle now. If you want to add some weight, add a few marble, fish rocks, flat marbles, etc in with the stuffing.

14) (sc-dec, sc in next sc) repeat around (12 sc)

15) sc -dec around (6 sc)

Slp st to next sc and FO leaving longer tail.

Use tail to sew hole shut.

 

Mouth

With pink, Ch 2

1) 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook

2) 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)

3) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (18 sc)

4) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc) repeat around (24 sc)

Slp st to next sc and FO leaving long tail.

 

Head

With green, Ch 2

1) 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook

2) 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)

3) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (18 sc)

4) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc) repeat around (24 sc)

5) sc in each sc around

6) sc in first 12 sc, ch 12, skip next 12 sc. (12 sc, and 12 ch’s)

7) sc in each sc and each ch around. (24 sc)

8) sc in each sc around.

9) (sc-dec, sc in next 2 sc) repeat around (18 sc)

Sew mouth into opening created by row 6. See photo for help

You will be sewing mouth circle, stretching opening between rows 6&7.

You now have your open mouth made

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10) (sc-dec, sc in next sc) repeat around (12 sc)

Gently stuff head. Make sure you stuff above and below mouth. Take care not to over stuff head, as your mouth will bulge out then.

11) sc -dec around (6 sc)

Slp st to next sc and FO leaving longer tail.

Use tail to sew hole shut.

 

Sew head to turtle body.

 

Legs (make 4)

With green, Ch 2

1) 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook

2-4) sc in each sc around.

Slp st to next sc, and FO leaving long tail for sewing.

Stuff each leg and sew to bottom of turtle.

 

Tail

With green, Ch 6

1) Slp st in 2nd ch from hook,

sc in next ch,

Hdc in next 2 ch’s

Dc in last ch from hook

FO leaving longer tail.

Sew tail to rump of turtle.

 

Sew or embroider eyes onto turtle.

Your turtle is complete!!

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Oh my gosh! Tooooo cute! LOVE the open mouth! (Looks like my tort when he sees me coming with lettuce!) I've got a couple turtle projects to work on, and I'll have to add this one, too! Thank you! :hook

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Goodness, I love it. The turtle is one of my animal totems. I will be making this. Thanks!

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Thank you so much for sharing your pattern! I just love turtles and yours is adorable!

 

Debi

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Funny this thread was brought up... I had totally forgotten I did this turtle!

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I love this! Dear friends of mine collect everything turtle! lol It is a reminder of the son they lost when he was hit and killed by a drunk driver. Their collection is their way of keeping his memory alive. I have been looking for a turtle to make and really like this one. I'll be making one right away! TFS!!! :clap

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