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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Sea Turtle Amigurumi {Free Crochet Pattern}

This cute little sea turtle amigurumi is inspired by our visits to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
The folks at the aquarium were kind enough to provide my family with tickets for a return visit, which we are really looking forward to! Have you been there? If not, I encourage you to add the aquarium to your itinerary if you are in the Monterey Bay area. Until then, you can check out the Sea Turtles on their awesome website.

This crochet Sea Turtle Amigurumi is inspired by the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, CA. The free pattern is designed by Oui Crochet. #OuiCrochet

I made this little sea turtle for my kids, because it is one of their favorite sea creatures. I will be sharing a couple more sea animals that I have made for them, soon. I have already shared the Giant Pacific Octopus. Still to come is and Adorable Octopus and a Sea Star... and who knows.... maybe even more little sea creatures!

Sea Turtle Amigurumi

Supplies:
Size F crochet hook
Stitch markers
Worsted weight cotton yarn in light and dark green
Cotton stuffing
Yarn needle

Pattern:
Top Shell:
With the dark green, ch 4
Round 1: dc 7 in the 4th ch from hook. Join to the top of beginning chain. (8)
Round 2: ch 2, dc 2 in each st around. Join. (16)
Round 3: ch 2, dc 2 in first st, hdc 2 in next st, sc,  sc 2 in next st, hdc, dc, dc 2 in next st, dc 2 in next st, dc, hdc, sc 2 in next st, sc, hdc 2 in next st, dc, dc 2 in next st. Join. (24)
Round 4: ch 2, dc 2 in first st, 2 dc, [dc 2 in next st, 2 dc] repeat around. Join. (32)
Finish off and weave in ends.

Head and Body:
Note: Mark first stitch of  the round, moving up with each round.
With lighter green, ch 2
Round 1: sc 6 in second ch from hook. (6)
Round 2: sc 2 in each st around. (12)
Rounds 3-4: sc in each st around. (12)
Round 5:  sc 3, sc 2 in each of the next 6 sts, sc 3. (18)
Rounds 6-7: sc in each st around. (18)
Round 8: sc 3, [sc2tog] 6 times, sc 3. (12)
Rounds 9-10: sc in each st around. (12)
Round 11: sc, sc 2 in next 4 sts, sc 2,  sc 2 in next 4 sts, sc. (20)
Round 12: sc 3, sc 2 in each of the next 4 sts, sc 6, sc 2 in each of the next 4 sts, sc 3. (28)
Round 13: sc 5, sc 2 in each of the next 4 sts, sc 10, sc 2 in each of the next 4 sts, sc 5. (36)
Round 14: sc 7, sc 2 in each of the next 4 sts, sc 14, sc 2 in each of the next 7 sts, sc 5. (44)
Round 15: sc 9, sc 2 in each of the next 4 sts, sc 18, sc 2 in each of the next 9 sts, sc 5. (52)
You may embroider eyes now, if you wish.
Round 16: sc 6, skip 14 sts, sc 12, skip 14 sts, sc 6. The skipped stitches will be where you work the front flippers, later. (24)
Round 17: sc 5, sc 2 in each of the next 2 sts, sc 10, sc 2 in each of the next 2 sts, sc 5. (28)
Round 18: sc 6, sc 2 in each of the next 2 sts, sc 12, sc 2 in each of the next 2 sts, sc 6. (32)
Rounds 19-20: sc in each st around. (32)
Round 21: sc 5, skip 6 sts, sc 10, skip 6 sts, sc 5. The skipped stitches will be where you work the back flippers, later.  (20)
Round 22: sc 3, [sc2tog] twice, sc 6, [sc2tog] twice, sc 3. (16)
Stuff with cotton
Round 23: [sc2tog] around. (8)
Round 24: [sc2tog] around. (4)
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew closed. Knot and weave in ends.

Front Flippers:
Stuff as you go.
Attach yarn to first skipped stitch of round 16. 
Round 1: sc 5, sc 2 in each of the next 4 sts, sc 5. (18)
Round 2: sc 5, sc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog, sc 5. (16)
Round 3: sc in each st around. (16)
Round 4: sc, [sc2tog, sc] repeat around. (11)
Round 5:  sc in each st around. (11)
Round 6: sc, [sc2tog, sc2] twice, sc2tog. (8)
Round 7: sc2tog around. (4)
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew closed. Knot and weave in ends.
Repeat for other flipper.

Back Flippers:
Stuff as you go.
Attach yarn to first skipped stitch of round 21. 
Round 1: sc 2, sc 2 in each of the next 2 sts, sc 2. (8)
Round 2: sc 2, sc 2 in each of the next 4 sts, sc 2. (12)
Round 3: sc 2 in each of the next 2 sts, sc 8, sc 2 in each of the next 2 sts. (16)
Round 4: sc in each st around. (16)
Round 5: sc 7, sc2tog, sc 7. (15)
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew together closed. Knot and weave in ends.
Repeat for other flipper.

Finishing:
Sew shell on to top of body.
Sew the little spaces under the flippers closed.
Embroider eyes, if you haven't already done so.
Weave in all ends.

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2 comments:

  1. How big is the finished project?

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    1. Hi. It is pretty small. I would say approx. 5 inches head to tail.

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