All it took was a slight change to bottom of the turtle to make it either a base or a belly, and a change in yarn weight to crochet bigger sizes.
See here that the cotton thread variations of a pencil topper and miniature turtle toy are the same size (pictured on the left-computer / top-mobile), and the acrylic sport yarn variations of a finger puppet and a bigger mini turtle are another size (pictured on the right-computer / bottom-mobile)...
While amigurumi is a relatively easy technique for beginners or new crocheters, it's smaller size does add some challenges. Additionally, the body is worked while joining the head and legs to it, which is much easier than it sounds, however for a beginner, it may be a small challenge.
Not to worry... I'll be including a photo tutorial to help with the "tricky" bits, and with a little gumption, these will be a breeze!
Most lace weight yarns and threads will work great to make a pencil topper.
Most thicker yarn weights, such as sport, DK, WW, and even fingering will work wonderfully to create the perfect size finger puppet for adults and children alike.
ANY yarn/thread weight can be used to create various toy sizes.
As for yarn type, use any that has a good grip, or any you like using for Amigurumi projects.
- Part 1 - Mini Turtle Pencil Topper Friend - Coming on Monday, September 12th.
- Part 2 - Mini Amigurumi Turtle Friend - Coming on Wednesday, September 14th as a guest post for Underground Crafter.
- Part 3 - Mini Turtle Finger Puppet Friend - Coming on Friday, September 16th.
All of these mini turtle friends will also be joining my Store mid-November as an 8-page, digital-PDF-download, eBook for a bargain price of only $3.75! Stay tuned...
Tell us what you think of these Turtle Friends!
Which of these variations is your favourite?
What yarn or thread will you use to crochet your mini turtle friends?
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