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FREE Easy Crochet Turtle Pattern (Mi-Shell The Turtle)

This crochet turtle pattern is perfect for beginners. You will love this crochet turtle easy project that is fun and fast to make. 

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 Mi-Shell Crochet Turtle Pattern by LisaAuch Crochet 

The turtle is super simple and quick to make and you can crochet the turtle in less than an hour! Make it in plush yarn or make it in a worsted weight and you can have a turtle keyring.

These crochet Turtles are ideal last-minute crochet projects for market prep. And they sell like hotcakes!
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Follow along with these easy-written step-by-step instructions with photos to help you create your own adorable crochet turtle. You can use any type of yarn and a suitable hook. 

I've made a plushy turtle and a small turtle keyring using Double knit yarn! I have also included photos of the pieces as you make them. 

I'm slowly making my way through all the crochet project ideas that I wanted to design for my grandson. I have been creating a lot of Crochet Farm Animal Toy Patterns which he loves, but slowly creeping up is his love for Crochet Sea Creatures. 

We already have a Large Crocheted Shark Pattern, a crochet axolotl Crochet Jelly Fish, a Small Crochet Whale, a Small Crochet Shark, and an Orca, so after watching his favorite film, Nemo, he wanted an amigurumi Turtle to add to his collection 

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Can I use Different Colours for the Turtle? 

Absolutely! The beauty of crochet is that it’s highly customizable. You can use different colors for your turtle, creating unique looks I just used some Leftover yarn I had bought for another project.

 The pattern will work the same way regardless of the colors you choose. It could be a fun way to personalize your project or use up leftover yarn from other projects. 

Just make sure to have enough of each color you plan to use before you start. ( I would recommend a minimum of 50 grams in total for the turtle. 

Can I use a bigger or Smaller Hook? 

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YES! I have made a keyring with this crochet turtle pattern using Double Knit yarn and a 3.00 mm hook and the Amigurumi method of Single crochet Yarn (Which pulls your stitches tighter together to stop the stuffing from showing through.) 

How to work Yarn Under for NO HOLES in your amigurumi

YARN UNDER: make your single crochet stitch to start as Usual however instead of Yarn Over the hook to pull through to finish the single crochet stitch, simply pull the yarn through the hook. 

NO holes Decrease: To ensure you do not have gaps or holes where you are decreasing, work the invisible Decreace simply work the 2 single crochet through the FRONT LOOPS of the stitches, yarn under, and pull through! 

The Pattern is written in an easy-to-understand amigurumi style, you Do NOT join the Rounds, but use a marker at the END of each round to help keep track of where you are in the turtle pattern

Materials you will need TO Crochet This Turtle

  • YARN - I used a Chunky Yarn I had from Aldi UK  and a 6.00mm hook you can use any yarn you wish, and adjust your hook 
  • I also made the turtle in worsted weight (Double Knit Yarn ) using a 3.00 mm hook
  •  HOOK - I found using a smaller than recommended hook size for the yarn means nice tight sts combined with using the yarn under method. 
  • Stuffing
  • safety eyes - or you can embroider the eyes on

Turtle Crochet Pattern - STARTS HERE 

LEGS - Make 4 

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Ch2, 
Rnd 1: work 6 sc into the first chain from the hook (6sts)
Rnd 2:  *2sc in the next stitch, sc in the next 2 sts* ( Repeat ) (8sts) 
Rnd 3:  Sc in each stitch around (8sts) 
Rnd 4: Sc in each stitch around (8sts) 
Fill the legs with stuffing and fold in half, slst along top to close 
Leave a tail to attach to the Under Belly Later 

HEAD: 

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Rnd 1: Ch2, work 6 sc into the first chain from the hook (6sts)
Rnd 2:  *2sc in each stitch around*, Repeat from * to * around, (12ts) 
Rnd 3:  *2sc in the next st, Sc in next st, stitch*  Repeat from * to * around, (18sts) 
Rnd 4: Sc in each stitch around (18sts) 
Rnd 5: Sc in each stitch around  (18 sts) 
Rnd 6:  Sc in each stitch around  (18 sts)  
Rnd 7: work 2sctog around (9sts) Stuff head here firmly, 
Rnd 8: sc in next st, 2sctogether, (6sts) 
Rnd 9: sc in each st around (6sts) 
Rnd 10: sc in each st around (6sts) 

FOLD the end of the headpiece, and slst to close 

You will attach the head to the body working through these slip stitches to join to the belly at end of Rnd 4. 

Belly 

Rnd 1: ch2, sc into the 2nd chain and work 7 more sc into the same stitch (8sts) 
Rnd 2: 2sc into each stitch around (16sts) 
Rnd 3: *2sc in the next st, sc into the next st* Repeat from * to * around (24sts)
Rnd 4: *2sc in the next st, sc into the next 2 sts* Repeat from * to * around(32sts) 

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This next round is worked in SC in each stitch around joining Legs and Head as you go  (working SC into body and leg stitches to join pieces) 

  • Divide by 4 mark for leg placement (OVER 4 sts) and the Head will go in between 2 legs with SC stitch on either side of the head (Join head over the 2 middle sts) 
  • Pin items into place and when you work the next rnd, sc in each stitch around working through both arm/ leg or head sts with the body to join pieces 

(For extra security here I like to tie the ends of the arms and legs in over these sc stitches. Don’t worry these can be hidden when the top of the shell goes on) 

Rnd 5: Start by joining the head over the heads lady 2 sts, Sc in next st, (working the sc sts through both legs and body) over next 4 sts, sc in next 4 sts in each stitch* repeat this around joining all the leg pieces as you go, At the Last sc ( between last leg and head sc, and Fasten OFF by slip stitching into the I worked st of the head, to join neatly. fasten off  and Tie all ends together into the center of the belly piece to hide 

Tail: join yarn by inserting a hook into the 2nd stitch between the back legs, work a Puff Stitch (insert yarn pull through and up 4 times, and pull through all 4 LOOPS, to finish, and slip into the next stitch to finish. Fasten off. 

Tie ends together to secure and Fasten off. 

 TOP OF SHELL

Rnd 1: Ch2, work 6sc into 2nd chain from hook (6sts) 
Rnd 2: *2sc in the next stitch,* Repeat from * to * around  (12sts)
Rnd 3: *2sc in the next stitch, sc in the next st,* Repeat from * to * around (18sts)
Rnd 4: *2sc in the next stitch, sc in the next 2 sts,* Repeat from * to * around (24sts)
Rnd 5: *2sc in the next stitch, sc in the next 3sts,* Repeat from * to * around (30sts)
Rnd 6: *2sc in the next stitch, sc in the next 4 sts,* Repeat from * to * around (36sts)

DO NOT FASTEN OFF 

Holding the bottom and body together starting at the stitch after the tail and before the leg 

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Rnd 7: Sc through both to join, complete 1 full round of sc Stuffing as and when required before closing the gap. 

Rnd 8: Work either another round of SC on the shell  Or (slst, ch1) in each st around until the 4 sts at the neck Slst  across these sts, sl st into the first st. to join the round. CUT the yarn leaving a long length and USE this long tail for the next stage securing the head into position onto the shell. 

**You will SECURE the TURTLES HEAD between the 4 slip stitches of the shell 

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You can do this by taking your yarn either using a hook or a large yarn needle, Insert hook/needle across the bottom of round 8 and through 2 sts, of head and Weave yarn Between 5 and 6 of the shell and pull the head into place and tighten so the neck/head sits nestled in the slsts of the shell last round to secure the head into the final position. 

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