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MATERIAL

Schachenmayr Catania 125m/50 g, crochet hook C, 2 black beads or a pair of safety eyes, polyester fiber fill stuffing, yarn needle.

SKILL LEVEL                                                

Easy                                               

ABBREVIATIONS

Ch =chain

St= stitch

Sc=single crochet

Sl st= slip stitch

Rnd= round

Dc= double crochet

dec = decrease stitch (two single crochets together)

inc = increase stitch (two single crochets into one stitch)

Rnd=Round

NOTES

  • Do not join rounds, work in a continuous spiral.
  • Use a stitch marker or a piece of yarn to mark the end or the beginning of a round.
  • All stitches are worked into both loops, unless stated otherwise in the pattern.

INSTRUCTIONS

SCHIELD

Free Crochet Pattern. Tortoise

Rnd 1: 6 sc into Magic Ring

Rnd 2: inc 6 times (12 sts)

Rnd 3: *sc in next st, inc* (18 sts).

Rnd 4: *sc in each of next 2 sts, inc* (24 sts).

Rnd 5: *sc in each of next 3 sts, inc* (30 sts).

Rnd 6: *sc in each of next 4 sts, inc* (36 sts).

Rnd 7: *sc in each of next 5 sts, inc* (42 sts).

Rnd 8: sc in each of next 42 sts.

Rnd 9: *sc in each of next 6 sts, inc* (48 sts).

Rnd 10: *sc in each of next 7 sts, inc* (54 sts).

Rnd 11: *sc in each of next 8 sts, inc* (60 sts).

Rnd 12-13: sc in each of next 60 sts.

Change colour.

Rnd 14 (working in the back loop only): sc in each of next 60 sts.

Rnd 15: *dec, sc in each of next 7 sts* (54 sts).

Rnd 16: *dec, sc in each of next 6 sts* (48 sts).

Rnd 17: *dec, sc in each of next 5 sts* (42 sts).

Rnd 18: *dec, sc in each of next 5 sts* (36 sts).

Rnd 19: *dec, sc in each of next 4 sts* (30 sts).

Rnd 20: *dec, sc in each of next 3 sts* (24 sts).

Stuff the body.

Rnd 21: *dec, sc in each of next 2 sts* (18 sts).

Rnd 22: *dec, sc in next st* (12 sts).

Rnd 23: *dec* 6 times.

Cast off.

With fluffy yarn sc into each st around (working in the front loop of Rnd 13).

HEAD

Rnd 1: 6 sc into Magic Ring.

Rnd 2: inc 6 times (12 sts).

Rnd 3: *sc in next st, inc* (18 sts).

Rnd 4: *sc in each of next 2 sts, inc* (24 sts).

Rnd 5: *sc in each of next 3 sts, inc* (30 sts).

Rnd 6: *sc in each of next 4 sts, inc* (36 sts).

Rnd 7-11: sc in each of next 36 sts

Rnd 12: *dec, sc in each of next 4 sts* (30 sts).

Rnd 13: *dec, sc in each of next 3 sts* (24 sts).

Rnd 14: *dec, sc in each of next 2 sts* (18 sts).

Rnd 15-19: sc in each of next 18 sts

Cast off leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff the head and sew to the schield.

EYES

Rnd 1: 6 sc into Magic Ring

Rnd 2: inc 6 times (12 sts)

Rnd 3: *sc in next st, inc* (18 sts)

Rnd 4-5: sc in each of next 18 sts

Rnd 6: *dec, sc in next st* (12 sts).

Stuff the eye.

Rnd 7: *dec* 6 times.

Cast off leaving a long tail for sewing.

LEGS (4x)

Rnd 1: 6 sc into Magic Ring.

Rnd 2: inc 6 times (12 sts).

Rnd 3: *sc in next st, inc* (18 sts).

Rnd 4: *sc in each of next 2 sts, inc* (24 sts).

Rnd 5: *sc in each of next 3 sts, inc* (30 sts).

Rnd 6: *sc in each of next 4 sts, inc* (36 sts).

Rnd 7-10: sc in each of next 10 sts, turn.

Fold and with fluffy yarn sew together.

FINISHING

Using yarn needle sew legs to the schield.

Decide where you will position eyes and sew them to the head.

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You are welcome to sell finished products made from my patterns. I would absolutely appreciate it if you mention my shop name and address in your listings. Both my patterns and my images are copyright protected and you may not use my images to sell your finished items.


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  • mary-archibald 4 months ago
    Tortoise decrease on body: rows 15 to 17 should have 8, 7, and 6 stitches between decreases, respectively. Perhaps this could be corrected for less experienced crocheters. Thank you. Mary

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