Tortoise

Supplies

  • Size 6 yarn:
    • Premier Parfait Chunky Shell
    • Premier Parfait Chunky Key Lime
    • Premier Parfait Chunky Emerald
    • Premier Parfait Chunky Chocolate (optional, for the eyes)
  • 4.25 mm hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Poly-fill

Abbreviations (U.S.)

st/stsstitch/stitches
chchain stitch
slstslip stitch
scsingle crochet
hdchalf double crochet
incincrease
decINVISIBLE decrease
FLOwork stitches into the front loop only
BLOwork stitches into the back loop only
MRmagic ring
( ) x #repeat instructions in parentheses the
number of times indicated after the x
{ }stitch count for each round/row
f/ofasten off

Notes

  • I’m using a different yarn for the tutorial pictures so you can see my stitches.

Body

In cream color:
1) 6 sc in MR {6}
2) inc x 6 {12}
3) (sc, inc) x 6 {18}
Slst and f/o.

Legs (make 4)

In green:
1) 6 sc in MR {6}
2) sc 6 in BLO {6}
F/o except on the last leg. On the 4th leg, continue:
3) sc 4 in both loops on the leg, sc 2 in BLO of the body, sc 4 in both loops of the 2nd leg, skip the last 2 sts of the leg and the next 2 sts on the body and sc 2 in BLO of the body, sc 4 in both loops of the 3rd leg, skip the last 2 sts of the leg and the next 2 sts on the body and sc 4 in BLO of the body, sc 4 in both loops of the 4th leg, skip the last 2 sts of the leg and the next 2 sts on the body and sc 2 in BLO of the body {28}


4) sc 18, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch st from hook, hdc in next ch st, sc in next 7 sc sts, slst
F/o. Sew the gaps between the legs and the body closed.

Shell

1) ch 4 {4}
2) sc in 2nd st from hook, sc, sc 4 in next st, on bottom of foundation chain: sc, inc {9}
3) inc, sc, inc x 4, sc, inc x 2 {16}
4) sc, inc, sc, (sc, inc) x 4, sc, (sc, inc) x 2 {23}
5) sc, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 8, inc, sc 2, (sc, inc, sc) x 2 {28}
6) sc 28 {28}
7) sc 27, slst {28}
F/o.

Head

1) 6 sc in MR {6}
2) inc x 6 {12}
3-4) sc 12 {12}
5) (sc, dec) x 4 {8}
6) (sc, dec) x 2, sc 2 {6}
7) sc 6 {6}
F/o.

Sewing

Line up the shell to the body and single crochet the pieces together with the FLO of the shell and the BLO of the body.

Don’t crochet into the tail stitches, instead, crochet around it into the sc sts of the body.

Stop when there are 2 sts left on the body and 4 sts left on the shell. Continue to sc the Head to the shell the same way you were with the body starting in the 3rd to last st of the last rnd of the head.

Sew the gap under the neck together and embroider eyes on the head using brown yarn (or any color you’d like)

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