Today we are going to start making Timothy's body. This is where the magic begins. If you follow Option 2, you can avoid sewing the arms and legs onto the body later. So, make sure you've completed Amigurumi Timothy Turtle CAL Part 2 before continuing with this step.
Already completed this step? Move on to Amigurumi Timothy Turtle CAL Part 4 (link will activate on Thursday, July 9th, 2015), where we will crochet the eyes and head, or check out the full schedule for this CAL below...
Turtle Body Instructions:
Make 1 in MC
rnd 1: sc 6 into a magic circle (6 sts)
rnd 2: sc 2 into each st around (12 sts)
rnd 3: [sc, sc 2 into next st] x 6 (18 sts)
rnd 4: [sc 2, sc 2 into next st] x 6 (24 sts)
rnd 5: [sc 3, sc 2 into next st] x 6 (30 sts)
rnd 6: [sc 4, sc 2 into next st] x 6 (36 sts)
rnd 7: [sc 5, sc 2 into next st] x 6 (42 sts)
rnd 8: [sc 6, sc 2 into next st] x 6 (48 sts)
OPTION 1: Sew the legs to the body later.
rnd 9-14: sc 48 for 6 rnds, cont to rnd 15
rnd 9 (leg attachment rnd): sc 6 over first sts of body. Then, holding the right leg on the back side of the body sts with top of leg sts pressed tog and toe facing front of work (toe points away from stitch marker) – you will work through 3 sts at a time, with hook going through the body st first then through both st sps on the leg, sc over next 8 sts of body tog with st sps of the leg – attach to st sps #10 & #12 of this leg first, followed by st sps #9 & #13 and so on; ending with st sps #3 & #1 (st sps #11 & #2 of the legs are left unworked), sc in the next 13 sts of the body only. Rep for left leg, over next 8 sts of body tog with st sps of left leg – attach to st sps #1 & #3 of this leg first, followed by st sps #18 & #4 and so on, ending with st sps #12 & #10, sc 13 over rem body sts (48 sts).
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rnd 10-14: sc 48 for 5 rnds, cont to rnd 15
Continue crocheting the body normally...
rnd 15: [sc 6, sc2tog] x 6 (42 sts)
rnd 16: [sc 5, sc2tog] x 6 (36 sts)
rnd 17-18: sc 36 for 2 rows
rnd 19: [sc 4, sc2tog] x 6 (30 sts)
OPTION 1: Sew the arms to the body later.
rnd 20: [sc 3, sc2tog] x 6 (24 sts)
OPTION 2: Attach arms as you crochet: Always insert hook into body sts before inserting hook into the joining pieces.
rnd 20 (arm attachment rnd): [sc 3 over next sts of body, holding the arm on the back side / RS of the body sts with top of arm sts pressed tog (hand tip points towards body) – sc2tog next 2 sts of body tog with st sps #6 & #7 of arm, sc 3 over next 3 sts of body tog with st sps #5 & #8 / #4 & #9 / #3 & #10 of arm (respectively), sc2tog next 2 sts of body tog with st sps #2 & #11 of arm, sc next st of body tog with st sps #1 & #12 of arm, sc 2 over next 2 sts of body, sc2tog next 2 sts of body] x 2 (24 sts)
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