Sunday, May 27, 2012

Little Bigfoot Turtle Free Crochet Pattern


green crochet turtle
I think out of the series of Little Bigfoot patterns I have available I do love these faces the best...

Copyright 2012 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved
 
Finished products can be sold 
This pattern is not to be sold. Furthermore this pattern and all the  images contained inside this pattern are not authorized to be sold as a cross stitch pattern or shared in full on any cross stitch site

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
2tog = 2 stitches together
ch1 = chain one 
sl st = slip stitch

f/o = finish off

Special notes: I worked in continuous rounds with a 3.75mm hook and worsted weight yarn.  Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below. The eyes in these 2 turtles are 8mm oval solid buttons

For video tutorial click here

HEAD:

1) magic circle with 6st  (6)
2) 2sc in each st  (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st  (18)
4) 3sc in first st, 1sc in next 8st, 3sc in next st, 1sc in last 8st (22)

5) 1sc in each st 
6) 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 10st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in last 10st (24)
7-10) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
11) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
12)1sc then 2tog (12)
 *before continuing on to row 13 stop and shape the face.
Shape the face by pinching the nose area together, once you are happy with the look  insert the same color yarn you used for the head and weave back and forth from one eye area to the other eye area then knot the yarn off inside the head cavity to hold the shape. If you use safety eyes you can also put those in now. See pictures

*** stuff head,  pinch the nose together while you stuffed and  shape the head with the stuffing at the same time. Once the head is stuffed and you are happy with the shape, continue on to row 13

13) 2tog until you close the gap.  Finish off and hide yarn tail inside the head

*I made 2 turtles, one with a neck and one without a neck. I'll include instructions for both
BODY without the neck:

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st  (12)
3) 1sc in next st, 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st (24)
5-7) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
8) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
9) 1sc in each st 
10) 1sc then 2tog (12)


*stuff body

11) 2tog 6 times, sl st into next st and finish off leaving a long tail for sewing


*Sew head and body together

BODY with the neck:

follow steps as instructed above for rows 1-10

*stuff body
 

11) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (9)
12-13) 1sc in each for 2 rows
14) sl st into next st and finish off. leave long tail for sewing

*stuff neck then sew head and body together careful to maintain the length and shape of neck

LEGS:

1) Magic circle with 6 st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4-6) 1sc in each for 3 rows 

7) 2tog 4 times, 1sc in next 10st (14)
8) 2tog 5 times, 1sc in last 4st (9)

* stuff foot. No need to stuff legs


9-13) 1sc in each for 5 rows (9) sl st into next st and finish off. Leave long tail for sewing
 

TIP *** stuff the foot only to give it shape, if you over stuff the foot it will look like a ball instead of a foot. No need to stuff the legs

You can add toes by inserting brown yarn as pictured and just as you would make a whip stitch, stitch in some toes. Once done, bring the yarn tail back through the foot and out the same hole you went into. Knot the tails off, and hide knot inside foot.

ARMS: 

1) magic circle with 6 st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3-4) 1sc in each st for 2 rows   

5) 2tog 3 times, 1sc in last 6st (9)
6) 2tog 3 times, 1sc in last 3st (6)

 

*stuff hand


7-10) 1sc in each st for 4 rows. No need to stuff arms. sl st into next st and finish off, leave long tail for sewing. Sew to body just under the head OR if you make a turtle with a neck, sew the arms a bit lower than the head. See photos for reference


OUTER SHELL:
1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st  (12)
3) 1sc in next st, 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st (24)
5-6) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
7) sl st into next st and finish off


INNER SHELL:
1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st  (12)
3) 1sc in next st, 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st (24)
5) sl st into next st and finish off
leaving a long tail for sewing

place the inner piece inside the outer and sew them together as pictured. Just before you sew the hole closed stuff the shell

You can add a rim to the shell with an alternate color by inserting the yarn as pictured and crocheting around the shell edge twice. There's no stitch count, just crochet as close together and neatly as you can for the 1st row. The 2nd row you will have actual stitches to crochet into. see photos

FRONT PIECE OVER TUMMY: use same color you used to make the rim around the shell

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st  (12)
3) 1sc in next st, 2sc in next st  (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st (24)
5) sl st into next st and finish off
. Weave yarn tail around the edge to hide it

make 4 chains that will hold your shell and tummy piece together. Hold the tummy and shell in place to see what length of chains you need. Sew the bottom chains on first, put the turtle inside the shell, then sew in the top chains as pictured. Once you have the whole thing together you can also sew the shell and tummy piece right to the body of the turtle to make sure it's all firmly in place. I would do this if your turtle is going to a small child.
Now for that cute smile! Pinch the bottom of the face together just as you did for the nose area. Once you are happy with the cheek size, insert yarn through the back of the head and out through one cheek, weave through to the other cheek and back out the same hole you went into. Pull the yarn tails until you have the shape you want. knot the tails off and hide them inside the head. I used black embroidery thread and make the actual smile, inserting the thread just as I did for the cheeks.




And that's it! I hope you get your turtle made and I hope you love him or her just like I do! Please see my other Little Bigfoot Characters listed in my free patterns on the right side of this blog

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Happy Crocheting!!!

53 comments:

  1. Ficaram uma graça as tartarugas. Parabéns e grata por compartilhar. Um ótima semana.
    Jeanne

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  2. reminds me of the 10,000 TMNTs my boys had as they were growing up. Thanks for that memory and this pattern.

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    1. awww, thanks and you're very welcome!

      Sharon XO

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  3. They're sooo CUTE! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. You are very welcome, so glad you like them. Thanks for the message :)

      Sharon XO

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  4. I love these little guys, especially how they wear their shells like little overalls (overshells?). ;)

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    1. lol, I had a bit of a time figuring out how to get the shell on. I have more ideas too for the shell and will get to those later but wanted these posted so I can move on to my next project. Not enough time in the day, yikes!

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  5. ow, these are adorable! they remind me of the little turtle from walt disney's robin hood, he just needs glasses!

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    1. awww, I just checked him out, he's sooooo cute!!! I will have to make him. Thanks for the message and stay tuned, I think Toby Turtle will be making an appearance very soon!!

      Sharon XO

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  6. They are all so cute. Would love to see a cow! Thanks for the patterns.

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate that and I agree, a Cow would be a great addition :) stay tuned!

      Sharon XO

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  7. They are cuuttee and adorable
    And could you please make a video on thread amigurumi?
    Anyway I love your turtles thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you! I do have one video on the basic thread bear, I'll paste the address at the bottom. Or you can look at my Crochet Thread Patterns to the upper right of this page.
      Glad you like the Turtles :)

      Happy Crocheting!!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBVc8ZjBDwY&list=UUDADG8ln0V4mLMXicXAW0pg&index=8&feature=plcp

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    1. thank you for all the comments Cj, I really appreciate that you took the time to write me :)

      Sharon XO

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  9. really cute but is this us terminology or uk terminology? thanks :)

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    1. Hi Esme, us terminology and at the top of every pattern you'll find the abbreviations and what they mean

      st = stitch
      sc = single crochet
      2tog = 2 stitches together
      ch1 = chain one
      sl st = slip stitch
      f/o = finish off

      the number in ()after a row are the number of stitches you should have in that row.

      Hope that helps!

      Sharon

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  10. thank you!!! beautiful

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    1. your welcome! And thank you for taking the time to comment. Happy Crocheting!!

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  12. I love your little turtle. I would like to make one about 3 times as big, do you have a pattern ?

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    1. Thank you Patty, I will be coming out with bigger versions of them sometime in the new year but at the moment I don't have one. Thanks for asking :)

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  13. Hello Sharon
    Greetings from Denmark.
    Your patterns are really popular with a couple of my friends that are expecting and wishes for some of your figures for their baby.
    As we in Denmark don't use the same yarnsizes as you do - could you direct me one of the places that you buy your yarn (if you do that online)?
    I would also love to know if it's woolyarn you use for thiese or if its a combination of wool and acrylic.
    Thumbs up to you for creating thiese lovelies and sharing them with us :)

    Thanks much!

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    1. Hello! Thank you so much for the kind comments, I do appreciate that. So happy to hear there are those in Denmark enjoying my patterns :)

      I get my yarn from Wal Mart and it's called Red Heart Super Saver, here is a link you can copy and paste into your address bar. It has type, weight and so on. I see they also have a shop online, however, I've never ordered yarn online. I hope this helps!

      http://www.redheart.com/yarn/super-saver-jumbo

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    2. I also use Red Heart Comfort, same weight just a bit softer :)

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  14. Sharon,

    Thank you very much for creating a pattern for your adorable Little Bigfoot Turtle design. And, thank you for taking the time to post it FREE for all of us, and a u-tube tutorial too.

    I want you to know I would have happily paid for it. I changed mine a little bit, my grandsons ages 16, 16 and 26 are Ninja Turtle fans, so I made mine into the 4 Teenage Ninja Little Bigfoot Turtles.

    I really can't thank you enough. I will post them on Ravelry as one of my projects. I will be sure to state where I got the pattern.

    Evie

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    1. What an awesome message Evie, thanks so much for taking the time to write! I really do appreciate reading messages like yours, they make me so happy and add fuel to the gas tank :)

      I often thought about making the turtles into Ninja Turtles but never got around to doing that. I can't wait to see your picture, I bet they are awesome and your grandsons must be happy to receive such a thoughtful gift.

      Happy Crocheting!!

      Sharon xo

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  15. Thank you so very much for these free patterns! I have made three others of your little big foot animals and your patterns are SO easy to follow! These little guys are going to make great friends for kiddos!! Thanks!

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    1. You're so welcome! Glad you like them and that you find the patterns easy to follow, that is always my goal :)

      All the best to you and yours!

      Sharon xo

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  16. Thank you for sharing this pattern. I am new to crocheting and this is my very first attempt at making a toy and it worked out a treat. Cant wait to give it to my grandson. Now to atempt more! Thanks so much again.

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    1. You're very welcome, I'm glad you are enjoying the patterns, that makes me so happy :)

      All the best to you and your Grandson and of course, Happy Crocheting!!

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  17. i love your patterns
    how do u creat them? i love making animals. i wish i could creat my own!.

    i think you should do a rat! for splinter off of tmnt

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    1. thank you! I'm glad you enjoy the patterns. I usually get inspired by something. These Little Bigfoots happened by accident when I was trying to create something totally different I ended up with a cute design so I went with it and people started suggesting different animals as I went along.
      I check into the rat you speak of, maybe one day!

      Happy Crocheting!!

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  18. I just wanted to say that I love that you have written instructions and video tutorials and I have made my kids some of your patterns and they love them. Thank you so much for the wonderful things that you have given to me. I am only 22 years old and it is nice to be able to know how to do things like this. My kids enjoy things that I make for them more than the things that I buy for them. Once again, thank you. Oh, and I was wondering if you could add a pattern that my daughter would love, too. She likes bunnies and cats so I wanted to know if you have a little big foot animal like that that you would be willing to add. I am going to post some pics of what I have done so far to your facebook page and you can let me know what you think! :)

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  19. I love these little guys! Would you please give a few specifics such as what kind of yarn you used and the colors used?! I cannot find this shade of green and it is so 'turtle green'! Also, where did you find the 8 mm black oval buttons for the eyes? I am having no luck finding them anywhere. Thank you so much for the pattern. I cannot wait to get started on these little fellows!

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    1. hi there.. the hook and yarn info is in the special notes section at the top of the pattern. The yarn is by Red Heart and I no longer have the color code number they use, I'm in Canada and the color availability varies in each Country The buttons are from Fabric Land. I just looked online to see if they are in stock but they don't give that info online and suggest visiting a store. If you don't have a Fabric Land close by you try googling black oval 8mm buttons and see if a store near you has any. Hope that helps!

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    2. I am in the US and have never heard of Fabric Land. Google searches show a black oval button with a "screw" like back. Is that what you used? I have been looking for a shank button - perhaps they do not exist! I can only find round black shank buttons. Thank you for your time!

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  21. So CUTE! Thabk you very much for sharing this pattern with us

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  22. I totally love the pattern & it reminds me of TMNT!!! Have to try it out & shall send you pics of how the turtle comes out!! God Bless :)

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  23. Thanks for the pattern. The arm pattern is perfect for an Elsa and Merida doll I'm making! The arms for my patterns were way out of scale. But, if I use your pattern and extend the length, it is perfect!

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  24. I hope you don't mind, I mentioned this pattern with a picture on my blog with a link to your wesite :)

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  25. how would i go about making this about double the size?

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  26. Thanks so much for sharing your crochet knowledge and patterns so freely. Love your videos. Your positive creativity inspires the same in others.

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  27. Is there a way to make the head and body one piece like in your recent patterns.

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    1. this is the older version. All the newer versions are one piece. As soon as I revise this pattern it will be like the others.. it looks like that pattern will be in 2015 now. Sorry

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