Saturday, October 3, 2009

Turtle Applique Crochet Pattern (thread)


Turtle Applique Crochet Pattern
by Debbie Williams

Hook size 8
Cotton Thread size 10
Approx size: 3 inches long by 2 inches wide

Body
Make a Magic loop (you can look up directions on the internet-very easy)
Row 1
Ch 3, make 11 dcs in loop-tighten, join to top of ch 3 with a sl st (12 )
Row 2:
Ch 3, 1 dc in 1st dc, 2 dcs in each dc around join to top of ch 3 with a sl st (24)

Row 3:
Ch 3, *1 dc in 1st dc, 2 dcs in next. Rep from * around join to top of ch 3 w a sl st (36)

Row 4:
Ch 1. Sc in next 5 dcs. (sc,ch 2, dc, ch 2, sc -all in next dc) 1st leg made.
sc in the next 7 dcs , sc,ch 2, dc, ch 2, sc -all in next dc) 2nd leg made.
sc in next 4 dcs,(sc,ch 3,sc all in next dc) Tail made.
sc in next 4 dcs,(sc,ch 2, dc, ch 2, sc -all in next dc) 3rd leg made.,
sc in next 7 dcs ,(sc,ch 2, dc, ch 2, sc -all in next dc) 4 th leg made 


sc in next 4 dcs.join with a sl st to 1st sc. sl st in next 2 scs. ch2, turn. dc in next 4 scs-working over the sl sts just made. ch 2, turn. dc dec over next 2 scs, dc dec over next dc and top of ch 2,
ch 1 turn, sc dec over next 2 dcs, finish. 


You can also make these into coasters using cotton yarn and a size g or h hook 

****Update*****
It has been brought to my attention that there has been some difficulty understanding the directions for the head part. I have made a color chart to help. I also did catch a couple of mistakes which are now changed as you will see in bolder fonts. Thank you for understanding as i am fairly new at writing patterns.



Row 4: (pink)
Ch 1. Sc in next 5 dcs. (sc,ch 2, dc, ch 2, sc -all in next dc) 1st leg made.
sc in the next 7 dcs , sc,ch 2, dc, ch 2, sc -all in next dc) 2nd leg made.
sc in next 4 dcs,(sc,ch 3,sc all in next dc) Tail made.
sc in next 4 dcs,(sc,ch 2, dc, ch 2, sc -all in next dc) 3rd leg made.,
sc in next 7 dcs ,(sc,ch 2, dc, ch 2, sc -all in next dc) 4 th leg made
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sc in next 4 dcs.join with a sl st to 1st sc. (green)

 sl st in next 2 scs. ch2, turn.  (red)


dc in next 4 SINGLE CROCHETS -working over the 2 sl sts just made. Here you go into the same two scs as the slip stitches, working over the slip stitches (black)



ch 2, turn. dc decrease over next 2 dcs, dc decrease over next dc and top of ch 2, (yellow) ch 1 turn, sc decrease over next 2 dcs, finish. (blue)

7 comments:

José said...

Hi,

Depending on the size, it could be used to place pots over.
You could make some patterns to imitate core shadow, thus giving the impression of volume

Regards,

José

info said...

Hey there,

Heather has added their version of your project on crafty community Cut Out + Keep and we thought you might like to see how it turned out.

You can see their version and also import your project here:
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/stubs/turtle-scarf

Thanks,
Crafterella :)

Art said...

Hi,

I am unable to complete the head.. "sc in next 3 dcs.join with a sl st to 1st sc. sl st in next 2 scs. ch3, turn. dc in next 4 dcs-working over the sl sts just made. ch 3, turn. dc dec over next 2 dcs, dc dec over next dc and top of ch 3,
ch 1 turn, sc dec over next 2 dcs, finish"

I completed the sc in 3 dcs. however the 3 sl sts are confusing me... I am gifting this to a friend and any help would be really nice!!

Thanks in advance for helping me out

Debs Crochet said...

Hi Art
The sl st (slip stitch) is almost the same as a single crochet, except you put the hook in the stitch,then bring the yarn through the stitch and the one loop on your hook.
Here's a video on you tube that shows how
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWRdeseB2gc
Thanks for stopping by :)

Anonymous said...

I love your patterns. They are simple and easy to follow. I am so happy I found your website. I have been crocheting for over 30 years and I rate this site 100%. keep up the good work! terri

Nu2Crochet2 said...

I understand and have completed everything except the head. I have sc in the next 3 dcs but I don't understand where to sl st to the 1st sc. Will you please explain? (Or a youtube tutorial would be awesome!

Any help would be appreciated!
Cindy

Debs Crochet said...

Hello
Here's a video i found on youtube (not mine) that shows how to do it pretty good
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWnNK1_jNek