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#1 KristieMN

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 10:15 PM

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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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#2 pinsandneedles

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 01:15 AM

How sweet! Thank you!!

#3 doob

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 07:09 AM

I love the open mouth, thanks for sharing.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 07:17 AM

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

#5 TurtleLvr

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 08:04 AM

Oh MY!!!! How cute! TFS!

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 09:00 AM

TOO DARN CUTE!!!! :heart :turtle :heart



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#7 Katy_Ravensong

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 09:02 AM

Goodness, I love it. The turtle is one of my animal totems. I will be making this. Thanks!
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Posted 21 November 2009 - 06:40 PM

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

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#9 Peggy85225

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 06:55 PM

Thank you for the darling pattern.


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Posted 21 November 2009 - 09:01 PM

OH my goshh.. I am going to write this for my daughter to try to make!!

#11 Chiscrochetcrazy

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 03:48 PM

So cute Kristen I don't know how I missed this :cheer

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 08:41 AM

So cute, I love it!

#13 KristieMN

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 11:53 AM

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

#14 goodtaste

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 06:44 PM

It is really lovable!
Thank you.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 05:14 PM

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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Posted 09 September 2010 - 06:51 PM

Too cute!!
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 10:44 AM

How Cute!! :turtle

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