Baby Sea Turtle Crochet Pattern

Updated: Dec 22, 2019

Today I want to share a crochet pattern with you for one of the cutest little sea turtles! Is he not adorable!  This baby sea turtle is the perfect size for baby bibs, hats, and lovies! There's plenty more ways to use this little guy and I know you will find them! 


 A member of Orchid and Bee's VIP facebook group, Mrs.Tammy, made a cute little jean/crochet dress blend and used this little sea turtle to embellish it! See there are all kinds of ways to use this little guy! I hope you enjoy this pattern!


 Please feel free to share with me and all the Orchid and Bee's followers how you use your little sea turtle! We adore hearing your stories about how you brought someone joy with the Orchid and Bee's appliques! 


Pattern 


Materials:

  • Yarn - worsted weight 4

  •  Dark Green

  • Light Green

  • Hook - G - 4 mm

  •  Safety eyes

  • Needle 

  • Hot glue

  • Scissors   

Stitches:

MR - magic ring

Sc - single crochet

Sl st - slip stitch

Hdc - half double crochet 


Skill level - Beginner - If you are unsure of any stitches Youtube will be your friend! There are great tutorials on the different stitches and on crocheting in rounds. 


Language - American Standard Terms


Pattern Info -  Feel free to have fun with this pattern! You have creative license! This is a great project to use up scrap yarn! Also whenever I use safety eyes I put hot glue around the back to give it extra security! All my patterns get tested by the Orchid and Bee's VIP's Facebook group, however I am human and occasionally an error still slips through so if you find one please feel free to leave me a message and I will gladly fix it for everyone! Thanks! 


Pattern Instructions

*beginning chains do not count as st 

*leave long tails if sewing together or weave in ends if using hot glue


Head:

Begin: Color B -  Make a Magic Ring

Round 1: Ch 2, 10 hdc in magic ring, sl st to join, ch 1. (10 st)

Round 2: Sc in each st, sl st to join, fasten off. (10st)


Body

Begin: Color A -  Make a Magic Ring

Round 1: Ch 2, 10 hdc in magic ring, sl st to join, ch 2. (10 st)

Round 2:  2 hdc in each st, sl st to join, fasten off. (20 st)


Eyes (white):  will need 2 safety eyes

Begin: Position eyes in desires spots and attach safety backings. Cover backing with hot glue to add

extra security. 


Front Legs: will need to make 2

Begin: Color B - ch 7. 

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc , dc 2, hdc , sc, fasten off. (6st)


Back legs: will need to make 2

Begin: Color B - ch 5

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from, hdc 2, sl st in last st, fasten off. (4st) 


Assembly -  Lay out the pieces first to get your desired look. You can tilt the head slightly to get an even

cuter look! You can either use the tails to stitch together or assemble with hot glue. Below are suggested

assembly steps.

Attach eyes to body, put hot glue around the safety backing to add extra security.Stitch or hot glue head to the body. Attach front legs under the body near the head. Tuck one leg behind the other angled slightly so that you can see both.  Attach back legs at the back of the body. tuck one leg under the other slightly tilted so that you can see each leg. 


Tips:

You can use pins to hold your pieces together while you sew them or hot glue them.

Thats it! You are all finished with this adorable Baby Sea Turtle Crochet Pattern!

I hope you enjoyed this pattern! Feel free to leave me a comment about your experience with this pattern and I love to hear stories! So if you gave this as a special gift and it blessed someone I would love to hear about it! 

Also, if you would like to purchase a .pdf file that you can download and save to your computer you can find it at:

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or

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