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Welcome to Part 3 of the Amigurumi Timothy Turtle CAL!
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.
Are you just joining us today? Be sure to check out Amigurumi Timothy Turtle CAL Part 1, where we go over the pattern notes, abbreviations and gather our supplies.
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...
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REMINDER: Side facing you as you crochet equals the WS of work. Crochet in continuous rnds.
Turtle Body Instructions:
You have 2 options for crocheting the body. You can either crochet the body normally and attach the limbs (arms, legs) via sewing later, OR you can save time and incorporate the limbs into the body as you crochet. Further instructions for each are included below...
Make 1 in MC
OPTION 2: Attach legs as you crochet: Always insert hook into body sts before inserting hook into the joining pieces.
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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Amigurumi Timothy Turtle CAL Schedule & Links to Each Part:
See you on Thursday, July 9th, 2015 for Amigurumi Timothy Turtle CAL Part 4, where we'll crochet the eyes and head...
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