He may be slow to the party, but he’s super quick to whip up because his arms and legs are attached as you crochet the body. Even if you decide you would rather sew the limbs on later, he still works up fast due to all the fun tips and helpful suggestions for marking placement.
Inspired from Sharon Ojala’s Little Bigfoot Turtle, this little guy is twice as tall when using worsted weight yarn (approx. 12” or 30cm tall) and the same height when using cotton thread #10 (approx. 5” or 12.7cm tall).
Use your favourite yarn and matching hook size to create your perfect turtle. Make both turtles for a fun turtle family!
At the end of this CAL, we'll have a peer voting competition, where anyone who sends me pictures of their Timothy Turtle will have a chance to win a FREE copy of this pattern's PDF! More details on this to come soon...
Have you completed this step? Jump to Amigurumi Timothy Turtle CAL - Part 2 (link activates on July 2nd, 2015), or see all the parts linked below...
Gauge is not important for this pattern. Use any yarn weight you like. The only thing that is important is to use a hook size that produces tight stitches.
ch(s) - chain(s)
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
sc2tog - single crochet 2 stitches tog (see how here)
st(s) - stitch(es)
sp(s) - space(s)
rem - remaining
rep - repeat
rnd - round
tog - together
AC - alternative colour
MC - main colour
RS - right side
WS - wrong side
f/o - fasten off
- Cotton Thread #10 makes a 5" (12cm) tall turtle.
- Worsted Weight Yarn makes a 12" (30cm) tall turtle.
Pattern Notes & Tips:
Incorporating them as you crochet the body helps save time and is much easier than trying to find the perfect spot to sew them on later. Complete written instructions and photo tutorials are also included to show you just how to attach them as you crochet.
- You should know how to do increases/decreases and how to work into a magic circle.
- Side facing you as you crochet the limbs, body, eyes and head equals the WS.
- Side facing you as you crochet the shells and front panel equals the RS.
- Crochet in continuous rnds unless directed to do otherwise.
- When crocheting the respective pieces onto the body, always insert the hook into the body stitch(es) first.
- Use an invisible decrease for the sc2tog stitches. See this how-to video tutorial here
- Main colour (MC) used for the demo turtle is mint green. Alternative colours (AC) used for the demo turtle are variegated green (darker AC) for the shell and gold (complementary AC) for the shell trim and front panel. Use whatever colours you prefer.
- Stuff your turtle more than you think you’ll need because the fiberfill will condense over time.
- If you are a beginner, you may find it easier to stuff your turtle pieces little by little as you work them.
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- Gather all the materials you'll need.
- Ask for help if you need it. I am always happy to help!
Part 1: Supplies & Pattern Notes (YOU'RE HERE)
- Part 2: Turtle’s Arms & Legs (Thursday, July 2nd, 2015)
- Part 3: Turtle’s Body (Sunday, July 5th, 2015)
- Part 4: Turtle’s Head (Thursday, July 9th, 2015)
- Part 5: Turtle’s Shell & Finishing Touches (Sunday, July 12th, 2015)
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