Meet Tucker the Turtle!
Tucker is a brazen little thing! His tough shell protects him from all the meanies in the sea, and he has become quite bold as a result! He is also a very curious little bugger!
None of the others see him much, as he’s always out adventuring! They all roll their eyes as he misses event after event with the excuse: “I saw something I need to go check out now!”.
They know he means well, but they do wish he’d slow down and be a bit more careful! Even SAMMY gets worried with some of Tucker’s stunts!
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Under the Sea eBook
This book contains 6 super cute sea animal crochet patterns!
This book includes Krystal the Crab, Sammy the Starfish, Sylvester the oyster, tucker the Turtle, and Cecil the Clownfish!
This book is fully formatted, and contains stories for each of the animals, as well as a stitch library with links to video tutorials for each of the stitches!
Tucker the Turtle Pattern
- 50-60 yards of Bernat Blanket Yarn. I used Malachite
- Size K/10½/6.5mm. crochet hook or whatever size you need to obtain gauge.
- Yarn/Tapestry needle
- 2-10mm. safety eyes
- Polyester stuffing
Gauge: With suggested yarn and hook, 13 sc by 12 rows= 4″x 4″
- Stitch counts are listed in parentheses at the end of each round.
- Sewing on Tucker’s legs and head would work quite well if you don’t want to use the joining method I use!
Abbreviations and Stitch Library:
Sl St: slip stitch- insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
Sc: single crochet- YT Tutorial
Sc2tog: single crochet decrease – Insert hook into first st, yarn over and pull up a loop, repeat for second st, yarn over an pull through all loops on hook.
Hdc: half double crochet- YT Tutorial
Dc: double crochet- YT Tutorial
Dc2tog: double crochet two together- YT Tutorial
FPDC and BPDC: Front post double crochet and back post double crochet- YT Tutorial (video is for triple crochet, but same technique applies.)
FPTC and BPTC: front post triple crochet and back post triple crochet- YT Tutorial
RSM: running stitch marker – YT Tutorial
Magic Ring: YT Tutorial
Join: Pull hook out of working loop, and insert back to front through both loops of 1st st. Insert hook back into working loop, and pull loop through st
Inc: increase – 2 sts worked in the same st
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring, close ring. RSM. (6 sts)
Rnd 2: Sc inc in each st around, RSM. (12 sts)
Rnds 3-7: Sc around, RSM. (12 sts)
Place eyes 5 stitches apart with the first one after the second st of the third row, and stuff head. Fold flat and sc 5 through both thicknesses. Ch 1 and fasten off.
Rnd 1: Sc 5 in magic ring, close ring, RSM. (5 sts)
Rnd 2: Sc inc in each st around, RSM. (10 sts)
Rnds 3-5: Sc around, RSM. (10 sts)
Fold opening flat and sc through both thicknesses across. Fasten off. (4 sc)
Ch 5, turn, sl st in second ch from hook and each chain after. Ch 1 and fasten off. (4 sts)
Rnd 1: Sc 8 in magic ring, RSM. (8 sts)
Rnd 2: Sc inc in each st around, RSM. (16 sts)
Rnd 3: [Sc, sc inc] x 8, RSM. (24 sts)
Rnd 4: [Sc 2, sc inc] x 8, RSM. (32 sts)
Rnd 5: [Sc 3, sc inc] x 8, RSM. (40 sts)
Rnds 6-8: Sc in each st around. (40 sts)
Sl st in next st, ch 1 and fasten off.
Bottom Shell: (make last!)
Repeat Rnds 1-6 as done in top shell. DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
Hold upper shell against the bottom shell like a hamburger bun. Insert your hook into the next st on the bottom shell and into any stitch on the upper shell, sc through both thicknesses. Repeat with the next two sts on the shells.
Insert your hook through the next st on the bottom shell, and through the first st of the last row on head (make sure the eyes are the right side up!), then through the next st on top shell. Yarn over, and pull through all loops on hook.
Repeat for each of the next four sts.
[Sc through both thicknesses of the next three stitches on shells and attach a leg in the same manner as head.] x 2.
Sc through next st on shells, insert your hook through the next st on bottom shell, through the end of the tail, and then through the next st on top shell; yarn over and pull through all loops on hook. Sc through next st on shells.
Attach next leg, sc 3, stuff turtle, attach last leg and sc through last three stitches. Sl st to first st, ch 1, and fasten off. Weave in ends.
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