Turtle
7 1/2" head to tail
Design2008 by Catherine Lindsay
Example in:
RHS Warm Brown
Unknown Cobblestone
You'll Need:Worsted yarn,approximately 22yds multicolor(M) & 42yds solid(S),G hook,polyester fiberfil

Gauge:Not important.Use a hook small enough to make a tight stitch so the stuffing doesn't show.

Note:All Turtle parts are made working in a continuous round.Do not join.Mark the end of rounds.
It will be easier to work the first several rounds on the wrong side.When a part calls for decreasing,weave in the beginning tail,turn piece to right side,then continue working.

To Make:

Belly-
Rnd 1:With S,ch 2,loosely.6 sc in second ch from hook(6 sc).
Rnd 2:2 sc in each st around(12 sc).
Rnd 3:1 sc in next st,2 sc in next st around(18 sc).
Rnd 4:1 sc in next 2 sts,2 sc in next st around(24 sc).
Rnd 5:1 sc in next 3 sts,2 sc in next st around(30 sc).
Rnd 6:1 sc in next 4 sts,2 sc in next st around(36 sc).
Rnd 7:1 sc in next 5 sts,2 sc in next st around(42 sc).
Rnd 8:1 sc in next 6 sts,2 sc in next st around(48 sc).
Rnd 9:1 sc in next 7 sts,2 sc in next st around(54 sc).Sl st in next st.Fasten off,weave in ends.

Shell-
With M,rep same as Belly.Do not fasten off.

Body-
With wrong side of shell & belly together,working with shell on top,sc through sts on shell & belly to within 16 sts before first sc.Stuff lightly.Sc remaining sts together.Sl st in next st.Fasten off,weave in end.
Cut 1/2yd multicolor yarn to use in making facial features later.

Head-
Rep Rnds 1-3 of Belly.
Rnd 4-6:Sc in each st around(18 sc).
Rnd 7:1 sc in next st,sc next 2 sts tog around(12 sc).
Rnd 8:Sc in each st around(12 sc).Stuff lightly.
Rnd 9:Sc next 2 sts tog around(6 sc).
Rnd 10:Sc in each st around(6 sc).Sl st in next st.Fasten off,leaving a long tail for sewing.Add a little more stuffing,if you wish.Flatten neck in half so the sl st is on the right-hand corner.Sew to bottom of shell over center three sc's on one flat side.Weave in end.
Using 1/2yd multicolor,sew on facial features.

Legs-Make 4
Rep Rnds 1-2 of Belly.
Rnd 3:Sc in each st around(12 sc).
Rnd 4:Sc next 2 sts tog around(6 sc).
Rnd 5-6:Sc in each st around(6 sc).Sl st in next st.Fasten off,leaving long tail for sewing.Flatten foot in half so the sl st in on the right-hand corner.Sew to center 3 sc's on either side of head of 2 flat sides of shell.Weave in end.

Tail-
Ch 6,sl st in second ch from hook,sc in next ch,hdc in next ch,dc in next 2 chs.
Ch 1,3 sc along side edge in dc just made.Fasten off,leaving a long tail for sewing.Sew to center 3 sc's on opposite side of head.
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