Tiffany Turtle

This fun project is brought to you by my newest discovery of Bernat’s Velvet yarn line. Oh my goodness, I can’t resist a soft yarn (as you probably noted from prior posts!) and this yarn line is irresistible! I had bought some originally for velvet pumpkins (check out my real stem pumpkin post to try your hand at some: Real Stem Pumpkins ) and had a bit leftover. I immediately thought of a turtle shell due to the natural green color. I’m always a fan of something huggable, and while turtles themselves aren’t very huggable, this one sure is! Meet Tiffany the turtle. She’ll make the perfect best friend for anyone you know who loves turtles!


Materials:

  • 4.00mm and 5.00mm crochet hooks
  • Medium weight cotton yarn in colors tan and dark green
  • Bulky weight Bernat Velvet yarn in green
  • 2 9mm safety eyes
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • Embroidery needle

    Stomach

    Use tan cotton yarn and 4.00mm crochet hook

    Ch 10.

    Round 1: In 2nd ch from hook place 3sc. Sc in the next 7 ch spaces. Place 3 more sc in the 9th and final ch. Now continue your piece and make a round by continuing to the opposite side with a sc in the next 7 spaces (20)
    Round 2: inc in the 1st 3 sts, sc in next 7 sts, inc in the next 3 sts, sc in final 7 sts (26)
    Round 3: *inc in 1st st, sc in next st;* repeat three times, sc in next 7 sts, “inc in 1st st, sc in next st;” repeat 3 times, sc in final 7 sts (32)
    Rounds 4-5: sc in each st around (32) Fasten off.

     

    Shell

    Switch to green velvet yarn and 5mm crochet hook.

    Attach your yarn to the stomach portion that you just completed. You will be working in FLO (front loop only).

    Round 1: *In FLO sc in 1st 3 sts, inc in the next;* repeat around (40)
    Rounds 2-4: sc in each st around (4)
    Round 5: *sc in 1st 3 sts, dec next 2 sts together;* repeat around (32)
    Round 6: *sc in 1st 2 st, dec next 2 sts together;* repeat around (24)
    Round 7: *sc in 1st st, dec next 2 sts together;* repeat around (18)
    Round 8: dec around (9)
    Fill the shell/stomach piece with polyfil stuffing at this point. 
    Round 9: Continue to decrease until piece closes. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

    Head

    Use dark green cotton yarn and 4.00mm crochet hook

    6 sc in a magic circle
    Round 1: inc in each st around (12)
    Round 2: *sc in 1st st, inc in next st*; repeat around (18)
    Round 3: *sc in 1st 2 sts, inc in next st*; repeat around (24)
    Rounds 4-5: sc in each st around (24)
    Round 6: *sc in 1st 2 sts, dec next 2 sts together*; repeat around (18)
    Rounds 7-8: sc in each st around (18)
    Rounds 9: sc in 1st st, dec next 2 sts together*; repeat around (12) Fasten off leaving a long thread for sewing. Insert safety eyes and stuff piece with polyfil stuffing.

    Legs (make 4)

    Use dark green cotton yarn and 4.00mm crochet hook

    6 sc in a magic circle
    Round 1: sc in each st around (6)
    Round 2: inc in each st around (12)
    Rounds 3-5: sc in each st around (12)
    Round 6: dec around Fasten off leaving a long thread for sewing. Do not stuff.

    Tail

    Use dark green cotton yarn and 4.00mm crochet hook

    4 sc in a magic circle
    Rounds 1-2: sc in each st around (4) Fasten off leaving a long thread for sewing.

    Now all that is left is to sew your head, legs, and tail to the body! Fasten off and weave in all ends. Enjoy!

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