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This summer, I crocheted these adorable mini turtle friends. Now, I am happily sharing the free crochet patterns with you over the course of this week, so you can crochet these little guys too!
What started as a turtle pencil topper from my Dreaming of Pencil Toppers Collection, very quickly turned into a miniature amigurumi toy, a slightly bigger toy and a finger puppet too!
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)...
Due to their small size, each of these mini turtle friends work up within a few hours, making them perfect for last-minute gifts, party favours, Halloween treats and stocking stuffers.
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!
What's more... the yarn weight/type and hook size for these patterns is very flexible!
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.
Here's when you can expect each of the free turtle patterns:
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...
A special shout out to Elizabeth M., Sharon E., Theresa P. & Wendy B. for testing these turtles, and to Margie E. & Theresa P. for tech editing this turtle friends crochet pattern bundle. Thanks so much ladies for all your help!
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