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Speedy the Turtle (pattern)

As promised, the pattern write-up for Speedy the Turtle!  (Original Post)

Hook: 4.0 mm

Yarn: Yellow – Red Heart Super Saver in Gold, Green – Cascade 220 Heathers in Dk Green (2445)

Pieces: Speedy is made of 8 different pieces (4 legs, 1 shell, 1 underbelly, 1 neck, and 1 head).

Legs: With Green, chain 2.  6sc in first chain (6) and then continue with 1sc in each stitch in the round for 4 more rows (6).  Slst, cut yarn (leave a tail for sewing!), and pull through.

Underbelly: With Green, chain 2.  6sc in first chain (6), *1inc* around (12), *1sc, 1inc* around (18), *1sc, 1sc, 1inc* around (24).  Slst, cut yarn (leave a tail for sewing!), and pull through.

Shell: With Gold, chain 2.  6sc in first chain (6).  For the following, sc in back loops only: *1inc* around (12), *1sc, 1inc* around (18), *1sc, 1sc, 1inc* around (24), *1sc* around for 3 more rows (24).  Slst, cut yarn, and pull through.

Neck: (Start with a longer tail for sewing) With Green, chain 6.  Slst in first chain and continue with 1sc in each stitch in the round for 4 rows (6).  Slst, cut yarn (leave a tail for sewing!), and pull through.

Head: (Note: It is easiest to add eyes (whether safety, button, or bead) around the 5th row.) With Green, chain 2.  6sc in first chain (6), *inc* around (12), *1sc, 1inc* around (18), *1sc* around for 2 rows (18), *1sc, 1dec* around (12), *1dec* around (6). Slst, cut yarn, and pull through

Assembly: I found it easiest to complete the legs and body first and attach the legs to the bottom of the body, stuffing as needed.  The shell can then be seamed to the underbelly using whip stitch.  The bottom (first row) of the neck is flattened and sewn to the body, at the seam between the shell and belly.  Finally, stuff the open neck and sew on the head.  I found the back of the head (or nape of the neck, so to speak…) looked best when anchored to the shell, to help support the weight.

I think that’s pretty thorough…  Hopefully it just feels awkward because I’m out of practice. >.>

Comment with any questions!

- Cristy

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4 thoughts on “Speedy the Turtle (pattern)

  1. do you have this in a knit (knit stitch only) version?!

  2. do you have this in knit version (knit stitch only)??

  3. That’s my turtle!

  4. Pingback: World of WarCrafts: Crocheted WoW pets and the crafting of Cristy Rowley | Crochet

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