I came up with this simple pattern when my husband asked me to make him a turtle, and I based it on my beloved pet red-eared slider turtle, Speedy. It’s very easy and can be made by beginners. The abbreviations and stitches you need to know to make this pattern are:
Ch – chain
Sc - single crochet
St or sts – stitch or stitches
Sl st – slip stitch
Inc – increase
Dec – decrease
Finished turtles will be about 2.25” tall, 3.5” wide, and 4.5” long, depending on your tension. As they are so small, they can be made with small amounts of yarn leftover from other projects. The materials you’ll need are
Light green worsted-weight yarn for the head, legs, and tail
Dark green worsted-weight yarn for the shell
Little bit of black yarn for eyes
G/6 crochet hook
This pattern is now available as a digital download. If you would prefer for the PDF file to be emailed, please let me know.
You can use this pattern to make as many turtles as you want for yourself, gifts, or charitable donations, but please don’t sell turtles you make with this pattern. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.