~Amigurumi Turtle~ Baby Shelly

Free Turtle pattern

Meet Shelly, just a baby Turtle.

I got the ideal of making this Baby Shelly, after starting Agent ” T “.

When i got started on Shelly, i got an ideal to make Shelly look like a sailor.

Later, i thought it would be very cute for all Military Branches.
How cute would Shelly look , with an Army Helmet , and Boots?

Or even a set of Goggles and Scarf for the Air Force?
This led me thinking that some one some where would love that ideal so ,

This pattern is free and i hope you love Shelly as much as i do 🙂

I kept it simple But , the Sailor Top and Tie, and even the Anchor could be better. 🙂

I didn’t change the Shell body or Head.  So, that said  lets get started 🙂

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What you will need:

G hook 4.00mm-4.25mm

Blunt needle~ for sewing

Worst weight yarn in 9 colors. A total of 1 full skein used.

 Hunter Green,

Light Brown,

Rust,

Camouflage,

baby Blue,

Red,

Navy Blue,

Black & White.

Stitch Markers~ I used hair pins, you will need more than one.

Cotton for stuffing.

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Head~

In Green Hunter color.

Row 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2 ch from hook.

Row 2: 2 sc each st (12 sc)

Row 3: 2 sc each st ( 24 sc)

Row 4: sc next st, 2 sc next st (36 sc)

Row 5-8: sc each st (36 sc)

Row 9: sc next 2, 2 sc next st (48 sc )

Row 10-11: sc each st (48 sc )

Row 12: sc next st, sc2tog next st. (32 sc )

Row 13: sc each st (32 sc)

Row 14: sc next st, sc2tog next, sc last 2, (22 sc )

Row 15: sc each st (22 sc)

Row 16: sc2tog next st, sc next 2 sts, (16 sc)

Row 17-20: sc each st. (16 sc)

Cut, weave in end.

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Eyes~ make 2

In Black

Row 1: ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to first. Cut, weave in ends.

Change to Baby blue.

Row 2: sl st on ch1, 2 sc in same st as chain. 2 sc around add 2 in the end for 10 sc. Cut,  weave in ends.

Change to White.

Row 3: sl st on ch 1, sc around. It will puff up don’t stretch it. Cut leave tail to sew with. Weave in all ends.

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Eyes Lid~ make 2

In Green Hunter color.

Row 1: Ch 8, sc each st (7 sc)

Row 2: ch 1, sc2tog, sc next 3, sc2tog. Turn,(5 sc)

Row 3: ch 1, sc2tog, sc next st, sc2tog. Turn (3 sc)

Row 4: ch 1, sc3tog, all 3 sts. Together. (1 sc)  cut , leave long tail for sewing.

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Baby Arms & Legs~ make 4

In Green Hunter Color.

Row 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Row 2: 2 sc each st (12sc)

Row 3-12: sc each st (12 sc)

Cut, weave in end. Put stitch markers on the 6th st on both sides. For help.

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Body~

Shell Body belly side.~

In Light Brown.

Row 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Row 2: 2 sc, each st (12 sc)

Row 3: sc next st, 2 sc next st. (18 sc)

Row 4: sc next 2 sts, 2 sc next st (24 sc)

Row 5: sc next 3 sts, 2 sc next st (30 sc )

Row 6: sc next 4 sts, 2 sc next st (36 sc)

Row 7: sc next 5 sts, 2 sc next st ( 42 sc)

Row 8: sc next 6 sts, 2 sc next st (48 sc)

Change to Rust Color.

Row 9: sc each st. (48 sc)

Row 10: Using stitch markers , mark off every 8 sts. Will be 6 pins.

The 1st 8 marked off, you will work sc across working the head,then arm, and leg in. Working the 1st 8 of one side of each head, arm, leg. Cut weave in end.

**At 1st st marker, sc threw belly shell, sc next st first st on neck and belly shell, together.

Work a sc on belly shell before working head, or arm, or leg. When you reach the bottom work sc to next st marker, sc next st. on belly shell before working leg. work in the same way around sl st to first.

Back side shell will be worked the same.**

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Shell Body shell side.~

In Rust color.

Row 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Row 2: 2 sc, each st (12 sc)

Row 3: sc next st, 2 sc next st. (18 sc)

Row 4: sc next 2 sts, 2 sc next st (24 sc)

Row 5: sc next 3 sts, 2 sc next st (30 sc )

Row 6: sc next 4 sts, 2 sc next st (36 sc)

Row 7-8: sc each st (36 sc)

Row 9: sc next 5 sts, 2 sc next st ( 42 sc)

Row 10: sc next 6 sts, 2 sc next st (48 sc)

Row 11: sc each st. (48 sc)

Change to Light Brown.

Row 12: sc each st (48 sc)

Row 13: Using stitch markers , mark off every 8 sts. Will be 6 pins.

The 1st 8 marked off, you will work sc across working the head,then arm, and leg in. Working the 1st 8 of one side of each head, arm, leg. Cut weave in end.

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Hat~

in White.

Row 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd from hook.

Row 2: 2 sc each st. (12 sc)

Row 3: sc next st, 2 sc next st (18 sc)

Row 4: sc next 2 sts, 2 sc next st (24 sc)

Row 5: sc next 3 sts, 2 sc next st ( 30 sc)

Row 6-7: sc each st, (30 sc)

Row 8: Blo sc each st (30 sc )

Row 9-13: sc each st (30 sc) sl st the next st. ch 1.

Row 1: reverse sc. (30)

cut weave in ends.

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Sailor top ~

In Navy Blue

Row 1: ch 9, 8 sc.

Row 2-6: sc each st

Row 3: ch 5, sl st 1st st from hook sc next 3, sl st next st on side. Cut weave in ends.

Sl st on other side, on side of sc, and repeat Row 3. sl st to first sc .

In White

sl st on tip of blue arm made, sc each st, 2 sc in corners,sl st last st. cut weave in ends.

In Navy Blue

sl st on , sc each st, 2 sc in each of the 2 sc in corners, sl st last st. cut weave in ends.

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Sailor Tie~

In Red

ch 12, sl st on the wrong side of top of 1st edge of arm made, on Sailor top. Sl st across arm to end, sc across back neck, sl st over other arm ch 12,  sc back up the ch 12. cut,  weave in ends.

 start other side, sc  up the ch 12, sl st to edge of arm, sl st . Cut weave in ends.

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Anchor ~ If you want to sew this to shell before working arms, and legs it may work better.

In Navy Blue

ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook ch 1.

sc ,ch 1, repeat for 8 sc.

**Ch 10, sc in 4th from hook. Ch 3. sc same st, ch 3, dc ch 3, sc next st. ch 3, sc same st. sc last 4 sts.

Dc, picot, ch 3, sl st same place then sl st to middle anchor just above work. cut. Weave in ends.

Sl st on other side near tip just made repeat ** cut weave in ends.

Bars anchor sides.~Top side pieces, sl st on the 2nd sc under ring.

sc , ch 1, 3 times both sides cut weave in ends .

Sew to shell closing up gaps on anchor points.

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/I realize the Anchor , and sailor top and tie are confusing. I couldn’t come up with a better way for now, it will do.

That is it.  🙂  Thank you for your interest in this pattern  Michelle 🙂

Free turtle pattern

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I wanted to share this story with you ~~

Friend commented on your Amigurumi Turtle~ Baby Shelly
 February 1, 2013

I’m going to assume my eight year old granddaughter got onto my ralvery account and hooked this adorable little guy for me. She even printed the pattern and gave it to me. I think its to funny. She likes this so much. She has never done anything like this before. Thank you so much for sharing.

 Friend commented on your Amigurumi Turtle~ Baby Shelly
 February 2, 2013

I wasn’t aware she knew how. Whats so great about it is, she had a brain injury a few years ago which left her impared somewhat. She has trouble wth short term memory and she has a comprehension issue as well as loosing a few years of memories. For her to figure that out on her own was a big enough deal to notify our Nuerolgist. I hope you keep this story for yourself and i totally give you permission to use it how ever you like, even with your pattern if you like. I dont know what to say to you. thank you, NO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PATTERN!

Tyvm Friend, for letting me share this info. it’s inspiring and touching to my heart beyond words.

Things like this make the work worth it all 🙂 so i thank you for that it keeps me going.

Bless you, my Friend, your little Grand baby.

Truly up lifting to hear great things happen with a simple little pattern i wanted to share for  Free 🙂

I only hoped some one would like this little turtle, i never expected more.

This is why i crochet.  What moves you?  If your not Inspired then you should be 🙂