Turtle Amigurumi — Free crochet pattern

It’s time for first free pattern now!
Let me introduce you this lovely Turtle. It is quite simple, but it looks very nice )

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You will need:

  • 2 mm crochet hook,
  • 2 different yarns calling for 2 mm hook (white and blue),
  • some red yarn for making the mouth,
  • 2 black safety amigurumi eyes,
  • soft stuffing,
  • tapestry needle.

Abbreviations:
ch = chain (s)
rnd(s) = round (s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch

Also:
If you prefer to work continiously, you should use a stitch marker.
But if not, you should do 1 ch in the beginning of each round
and close each round with a sl st (I used to work this way)
Lets start.

Head: 
color 1 (white)
Start with the magic ring with 6 sc – 1rnd.
2 rnd: 2 sc in next sc (12)
3 rnd: [1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] x 4 times (16)
4 rnd: 1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next 6 sc, 1 sc in next 5 sc (22)
5 rnd: 1 sc in each next sc (22)
6 rnd: 1 sc in each next sc (22)
7 rnd: 1 sc in next 5 sc, [sc2 tog] x 6 times, 1 sc in next 5 sc (16)
8 rnd: 1 sc in each next sc (16)
9 rnd: [1 sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog] x 4 times (12)
10 rnd: 1 sc in next sc (12)
11 rnd: 1 sc in next sc (12)
12 rnd: [1 sc in next sc, sc2tog] x 4 times (8)
13 to 15 rnds: 1 sc in each next sc (8) – total 3 rnds
Fasten off.

Finishing the head:

  1. Place eyes centered between rnds 4 and 5, in a distance about 1/3 of all circle.
  2. Make the mouth with some red yarn (centered between rnds 5 and 6,
    width of mouth is about 2 sc).
  3. Stuff the head generally at the top, reducing the filling on the bottom.

Legs x 4:
color 1 (white)
Start with the magic ring with 6 sc – 1rnd.
2 rnd: [1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] x 2 times (8)
3 – 5 rnds: 1 sc in each next sc (8) – total 3 rnds
Fasten off.

Tail:
color 1 (white)
Start with the magic ring with 6 sc – 1rnd.
2 to 6 rnds: 1 sc in each next sc (6) – total 5 rnds
Fasten off.

Shell:
The shell consists of two parts: the upper and lower.

Upper part:
color 2 (blue)
Start with the magic ring with 6 sc – 1rnd.
2 rnd: 2 sc in next sc (12)
3 rnd: [1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] x 6 times (18)
4 rnd: [1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] x 6 times (24)
5 rnd: [1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] x 6 times (30)
6 to 11 rnds: 1 sc in each next sc (30)
Color scheme for 6 – 11 rnds:
6 rnd:  color 1 (white)
7 – 8 rnds: color 2 (blue)
9 rnd: color 1 (white)
10 rnd: color 2 (blue)
11 rnd: color 1 (white)
Join color 2 (blue)
12 rnd: 2 sc in each next sc (60)
Fasten off.

Bottom part:
color 1 (white)
Start with the magic ring with 6 sc – 1rnd.
2 rnd: 2 sc in next sc (12)
3 rnd: [1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] x 6 times (18)
4 rnd: [1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] x 6 times (24)
5 rnd: [1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] x 6 times (30)
6 rnd: 1 sc in each next sc.
Fasten off.

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Finishing the Turtle:
Stuff the top of the shell and start sewing all parts together with color 1 (white)
Use pins to hold together all the pieces before sewing.
Fasten off and weave all the yarn.

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