Birthday Turtle

I wanted to get the rail fence quilt back done, but then I went and sprained my ankle (in a non-sewing related mishap and it was my sewing foot… So I took a break from that. So it’s STILL not done. My goal is to get it done and put the quilt together for next week, but we’ll have to see. In the meantime, here is a gift-bearing turtle for May’s monthly softie!

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Materials:

  • Worsted weight pale green, dark green, medium green, black
  • G-sized crochet hook
  • Stuffing
  • Hot glue gun (optional)

Head and Body
1) ch 2, sc6 in 2nd ch from hook (6)
2) 2 sc in each sc around (12)
3) sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)
4) sc2, 2 sc in next sc* around (24)
5) sc3, 2 sc in next sc* around (30)
6) sc4, 2 sc in next sc* around (36)
7-11) sc in each sc around (36)
12) sc4, dec over 2 sc* around (30)
13) sc3, dec over 2 sc* around (24)
14) sc2, dec over 2 sc* around (18)
15) sc, dec over 2 sc* around (12)
stuff head
16) 2 sc in each sc around (24)
17) sc3, 2 sc in next sc* around (30)
18-25) sc in each sc (30)
26) sc3, dec over 2 sc* around (24)
27) sc2, dec over 2 sc* around (18)
28) sc, dec over 2 sc* around (12)
stuff
29) dec over 2 sc* around (6)
break yarn, finish off, sew closed, weave in end

Legs (make 2)
stuff as you go
1) ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st (6)
2) ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st (12)
3) ch 1, *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around, join with sl st (18)
4) ch 1, in back loops only sc in each sc around, join with sl st (18)
5) ch 1, in both loops, sc in each sc, join with sl st (18)
6) ch 1, *sc4, dec over 2 sc* around, join with sl st (15)
7-8) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (15)
9) ch 1, *sc3, dec over 2 sc* around, join with sl st (12)
10-11) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (12)
12) ch 1, *sc2, dec over 2 sc*, join with sl st (9)
13-14) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (9)
break yarn, finish off

Arms (make 2)
stuff as you go
1) ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st (6)
2) ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st (12)
3) ch 1, in back loops only sc in each sc around, join with sl st (12)
4) ch 1, in both loops *sc2, dec over 2 sc*, join with sl st (9)
5-13) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (9)
break yarn, finish off

Shell
1) ch4, sc in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook, 3 sc in 4th ch from hook, sc in bottom loop of next ch, 2 sc in bottom loop of last ch, join with sl st (8)
2) ch 1, sc3, 3 sc in next sc, sc3, 3 sc in next sc, join with sl st (12)
3) ch 1, *sc3, 2 sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* twice, join with sl st (20)
4) ch 1, sc5, 2 sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc7, 2 sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc2, join with sl st (28)
5-6) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (28)
break yarn, finish off

Eyes (make 2)
1) ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st (6)
break yarn, finish off

Present Top and Bottom (make 2)
1) ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook to end (5)
2-6) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (5)
break yarn, finish off

Present Short Side (make 2)
1) 1) ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook to end (5)
2-3) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (5)
break yarn, finish off

Present Long Side (make 2)
1) ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook to end (6)
2-3) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (6)
break yarn, finish off

Assembly
Sew legs to bottom of body. Sew arms to sides of body. Sew shell to back of body, stuff loosely to hold shape just before sewing it closed. Sew eyes to head and embroider mouth. Take bottom of present and match and sew on short and long sides. Sew sides together to form corners. Sew on top, stuff loosely to hold shape just before sewing closed. Use a length of yarn to wrap around present like ribbon and tie a bow at the top. Glue to turtle if desired.

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