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#1 KristieMN

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 04:02 PM

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Turtle Rattle

As with all my patterns, feel free to sell the completed item!!
Please do not sell the pattern.

Supplies needed:
Small amounts of sports weight yarn. (Carons simply soft also works)
Fiberfill
F hook
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker, or safety pin
1 cat ball for each turtle. (You can find these at most stores in the pet isle. They are plastic, with a bell in the middle. They work great…as long as somebody doesn’t step on them)

Terms used:
Sc = single crochet
Ch = chain
Slp st = slip stitch
BLO = back loops only
Sc-dec = single crochet decrease over 2 stitches
FO = finish off, fasten off

Finished size: 3 inches tall, by 2 ¾ inches wide, by 4 inches long, not including tail.

Turtle is worked in one continuous spiral, unless otherwise noted.

Shell
With Green,
Ch 2
1) 6 sc in 2nd hook from chain
Change to orange
2) 2 sc in each ch around (12 sc)
Change to green
3) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (18 sc)
change to orange
4) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc) repeat around (24 sc)
Change to green
5) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc) repeat around (30 sc)
Change to orange
6) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc) repeat around (36 sc)
Continuing striped pattern,
7-12) sc in each sc around, join with slp st to next sc Ch 1
No need to continue striping, finish off green
13) In BLO (just for this round) (sc-dec, sc in next 4 sc) repeat around (30 sc)
Now, back to working in a continuous spiral,
14) (sc-dec, sc in next 3 sc) repeat around (24 sc)
Now add stuffing and cat ball inside body. Continue stuffing as you go.
15) (sc-dec, sc in next sc) repeat around (16 sc)
16) sc-dec around. (8 sc)
FO leaving longer tail.
Use tail to close hole, weave in end.

Bottom edge.
In free loop of row 13, join green with sc in any loop.
Ch 1, sc in next sc, repeat around. Join with slp st to first sc made.
FO, weave in ends.

Head
With green, and F hook
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)
4-6) sc in each sc around
7) (sc-dec, sc in next sc) repeat around (12 sc)
Slp st to next sc and FO leaving long tail.
Stuff and sew head to 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
FO leaving longer tail.
Sew legs to bottom of turtle

Tail
With green,
Ch 5
Slp st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch’s, hdc in next ch, dc in last ch.
FO leaving longer tail.
Sew tail to back of turtle



#2 KristieMN

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 04:03 PM

Please note, this pattern has not been tested.
Please let me know if you find any errors!

Thanks!

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 04:04 PM

very cute! thank you for sharing!
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 04:20 PM

Thank you for posting this for us way to cute.
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 06:12 PM

That is the cutest turtle, will be making one for a friend's baby on the way.
Thank you for the pattern.
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 06:17 PM

so cute!

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 06:26 PM

omg! this is the cutest thing e-v-e-r!!! thanks so much for sharing!!! i can't wait to make it for the baby basket for my cousin's new baby!

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 06:32 PM

love your frog and turtle rattles ,just wish I had a baby to make them for
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 08:28 PM

He's so cute! Thanks for sharing the pattern with us!:manyheart

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:02 PM

so cute. thanks for sharing.
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:42 PM

Oh... thank you so much for sharing this............ I was so hoping you would! I love this little guy!!! I cant wait to make one ... or two.. or twelve. :U

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 10:34 PM

So cute! Thank you! Bet you'll get lots of turtles for next years toy drive.:D

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 03:04 AM

How cute !!! Thanks for sharing !!!

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:00 AM

Cute :)

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:18 AM

Adorable, nice job.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:49 AM

Kristie this turtle rattle is just toooooo darn cute...... again you've done it,

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 07:02 AM

Wow! I love turtles. I just might make one for myself. Thanks for sharing the pattern.
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 07:13 AM

I like it too. Thanks for the pattern.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 12:00 AM

Oh no....now don't know which I like the best, the turtle or the frog, lol. JUST TOO CUTE!!! Thanks for sharing:)) You are so talented:)))
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 04:41 AM

another fabulous pattern, thanks kirstie, hugs susan