Chunky Turtle free amigurumi pattern

The sleeping Sea Creatures collection was made for my best friend’s first baby girl. It is three patterns, the Chunky Whale, Chunky Jellyfish, and Chunky Turtle. They are cuddle size stuffed animals, worked with velvet yarn and, they are all happily sleeping! I hope you enjoy them and that they bring you as much joy as they brought me!

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Chunky Turtle amigurumi free pattern

Materials:

  • 5mm crochet hook 
  • Two different colors of a chunky yarn. I used soft velvet yarn, suitable for crochet needle size 4mm to 6mm
  • Stuffing material
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle.
  • Embroidery thread
  • Or, you can use safety eyes! The position is at the end of this post.

Finish size: 32cm or (about) 12,5 inches

For a low cost, ad-free and printable pattern, you can find it in Ravelry here!

And on Etsy here!

Terms and abbreviations (US terms):

Single crochet (sc): insert the hook into the stitch, pull up a loop yarn over the needle, you will have two loops on the hook, yarn over the needle and pull it through the two loops.

Increase (inc): make two single crochet inside the same stitch.

Decrease (dec): Insert hook into front loop only of next two stitches, yarn under, pull through, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn under and pull through both loops on the hook.

Front post half double crochet (FPhdc): Yarn over, insert hook in the whole between the posts from the front to the back of the work, bring the hook back to the front of the work, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull it through all the loops on the needle.

HEAD

With color A start,

1 rnd  6sc in a magic ring

2 rnd  6inc Total 12sts

3 rnd  (1sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 18sts

4 rnd  (2sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 24sts

5 rnd  (3sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 30sts

6 rnd  (4sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 36sts

7 to 12 rnd  36sc

13 rnd  (4sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 30sts

14 rnd  (3sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 24sts

15 rnd  (2sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 18sts

•Stop here and add stuffing material.

16 rnd   (1sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 12sts

• Cut the yarn and fasten it off.

FRONT PAWS

With color A start,

1 rnd  6sc in a magic ring

2 rnd  6inc Total 12sts

3 rnd  (1sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 18sts

4 rnd  (2sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 24sts

5 rnd  12sc (fold in half and crochet together one side to another)

• Cut the yarn and fasten it off.

• Make another one following the same instructions.

BACK PAWS

With color A start,

1 rnd  6sc in a magic ring

2 rnd  6inc Total 12sts

3 rnd  (1sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 18sts

4 rnd  (2sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 24sts

5 rnd  (3sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 30sts

6 rnd  15sc (fold in half and crochet together one side to   another)

• Cut the yarn and fasten it off.

• Make another one following the same instructions.

TAIL

With color A start,

1 rnd  4sc in a magic ring

2 rnd  (1inc, 1sc) repeat 2 times Total 6sts

3 rnd  (1inc, 2sc) repeat 2 times Total 8sts

4 and 5 rnd  8sc

6 rnd  4sc (fold in half and crochet together one side to another)

• Cut the yarn and fasten it off.

BODY

With color B start,

1 rnd  6sc in a magic ring

2 rnd  6inc Total 12sts

3 rnd  (1sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 18sts

• Change to color A,

4 rnd  (2sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 24sts

• Change back to color B,

5 rnd  (3sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 30sts

6 rnd  (4sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 36sts

7 rnd  (5sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 42sts

• Change to color A,

8 rnd  (6sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 48sts

• Change back to color B,

9 rnd  (7sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 54sts

10 and 11 rnd  54sc

12 rnd  54FPhdc

• Change to color A, chain 1, and fasten off the color B,

13 rnd  54blsc in the round 11

NOTE:

1- Chain 1 does not count as a stitch.

2- For row 13, you will work in the remaining back loop of row 11.

14 rnd  52sc*

*in the next round, you will start crocheting together the finished pieces.

Starting with the tail. In the remaining 2 stitches left from the previous round start,

15 rnd  4sc crocheting together the tail (remember, here 2 stitches are from previous round), 5sc, 3sc (crocheting together the back paw), 5sc, 3sc (crocheting together the front paw), 18sc, 3sc (crocheting together the front paw), 5sc, 3sc (crocheting together the back paw), 5sc

16 rnd  54sc

17 rnd  (7sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 48sts

18 rnd  (6sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 42sts

19 rnd  (5sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 36sts

20 rnd  (4sc, 1decc) repeat 6 times Total 30sts

21 rnd  (3sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 24sts

22 rnd   (2sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 18sts

• Stop here for adding stuffing material.

23 rnd  (1sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 12sts

• Cut the yarn and fasten it off.

FINAL DETAILS

  1. Sew the head (taking round 15) between rounds 13 to 15 of the body.
  2. Embroider the eye starting in round 4 of the head, taking 4 rounds length.
Congratulations!!!

Your Chunky Turtle amigurumi is ready!

I hope you enjoy this pattern, and if you have any questions or comments in general, leave them in the comment box below.

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See you next time!

Love,

Ana

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