Amigurumi Nika The Turtle Free Pattern

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One of the free amigurumi crochet patterns we will share today is the amigurumi Nika the turtle, whose photos and design belong to Lyudmila Orlova. You can learn how to crochet these turtle using the free amigurumi pattern. Thanks to Lyudmila Orlova (@ludaorlova_toys) for this cute turtle.

Below you will find some information about this pattern. Remember, you can ask for help by sharing your problem with amigurumi in our Facebook group. Have fun…

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Materials

• Yarn: Alize Cotton Gold (100 g/330 m) color #385 (green), #55 (white); YarnArt Jeans (50 g/160 m) color #40 (brown), #54 (blue)
• Hook size: 2.0 mm
• 6 mm black beads
• Sewing needle and scissors
• Yarn marker
• Black, white and pink yarn for embroidering
• Two 6 mm buttons
• Satin ribbons
• Fiberfill

Abbreviations

R = row
mc = magic circle
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
inc = 2 sc in the next stitch
dec = single crochet 2 stitches together
BLO = back loop only
FLO = front loop only
F.o. = finish off
(12) = number of stitches you should have at the end of the round/row
(…)*6 = repeat whatever is between the brackets the number of times stated

AMIGURUMI TURTLE FREE CROCHET PATTERN

Head

With green yarn:
Stuff as you go.
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc) *6 (12)
R 3: (1 sc, inc) *6 (18)
R 4: 1 sc, inc, (2 sc, inc)*5, 1 sc (24)
R 5: (3 sc, inc)*6 (30)
R 6: 2 sc, inc, (4 sc, inc)*5, 2 sc (36)
R 7: (5 sc, inc)*6 (42)
R 8: 3 sc, inc, (6 sc, inc)*5, 3 sc (48)
R 9-16: 48 sc (8 rows)
R 17: 3 sc, dec, (6 sc, dec)*5, 3 sc (42)
R 18: (5 sc, dec)*6 (36)
R 19: 2 sc, dec, (4 sc, dec)*5, 2 sc (30)
R 20: (3 sc, dec)*6 (24)
R 21: 1 sc, dec, (2 sc, dec)*5, 1 sc (18)
F.o.

Body

With green yarn:
Stuff as you go.
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc) *6 (12)
R 3: (1 sc, inc) *6 (18)
R 4: 1 sc, inc, (2 sc, inc)*5, 1 sc (24)
R 5: (3 sc, inc)*6 (30)
R 6: 2 sc, inc, (4 sc, inc)*5, 2 sc (36)
R 7: (5 sc, inc)*6 (42)
R 8-11: 42 sc (4 rows)
Change to white yarn:
R 12: 42 sc
R 13: BLO 42 sc

Change to blue yarn (don’t cut white yarn):
R 14: (5 sc, dec)*6 (36)
R 15: 36 sc
Change to white yarn (don’t cut blue yarn):
R 16: 36 sc
R 17: 2 sc, dec, (4 sc, dec)*5, 2 sc (30)
Change to blue yarn (don’t cut white yarn):
R 18-19: 30 sc (2 rows)
Change to white yarn:
R 20: (3 sc, dec)*6 (24)
R 21: 24 sc
Change to gteen yarn:
R 22: 1 sc, dec, (2 sc, dec)*5, 1 sc (18)
R 23: 18 sc
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.

Legs (make two)

With brown yarn:
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc) *6 (12)
R 3: (1 sc, inc) *6 (18)
Change to green yarn:
R 4: BLO 18 sc
R 5: 18 sc
R 6: (dec, 7 sc)*2 (16)
R 7: 16 sc
R 8: (dec, 6 sc)*2 (14)
R 9-11: 14 sc (3 rows)
R 12: (dec, 5 sc)*2 (12)
R 13-15: 12 sc (3 rows)
R 16: (dec, 4 sc)*2 (10)
R 17: (dec, 3 sc)*2 (8)
Stuff 3⁄4 full firmly. The upper part of the leg stuff gently.
Pull off and close the hole with needle.
F.o.

Arms (make two)

With brown yarn:
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc) *6 (12)
R 3: (3 sc, inc)*3 (15)
Change to green yarn:
R 4: BLO 15 sc
R 5: 15 sc
R 6: dec, 6 sc, dec, 5 sc (13)
R 7: 13 sc
R 8: dec, 5 sc, dec, 4 sc (11)
R 9-11: 11 sc (3 rows)
R 12: dec, 4 sc, dec, 3 sc (9)
R 13-15: 9 sc (3 rows)
Crochet 4 sc or more to have the color change place on the inside side of arm.
Stuff 1⁄2 full.
Fold top of arm flat and 4 sc through both sides across.
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.

Mark the eye points:

Points #1 and #2 are located between R 12 and R 13 at the distance of 8 stitches from each other.
Points #3 and #4 are located at the distance of 1 stitch from point #1 and point #2.
Take a long needle with green thread.
Insert the needle from the neck hole and draw it out the point #1, than insert the needle in the point #3 and draw it out the neck. Pull slightly.
Repeat 1 time more.
Make the same for the second eye.
Insert the needle from the neck hole and draw it out the point #2, than insert the needle in the point #4 and draw it out the neck. Pull slightly.
Repeat 1 time more.
Pull slightly the thread ends and make a knot.
Sew black beads for eyes. Embroider whites of the eyes with white yarn.

Embroider eyebrows with black yarn.
Embroider cheeks with pink yarn under eyes between R 14 and R 15.
Sew the head to the body. Stuff firmly the neck area. A firmly stuffed neck will hold the head up.

Attach legs to the body between R 6 and R 7 of the body using green yarn.

Skirt

Attach white yarn to the R 12 of the body.
Crochet in the round.
R 1: FLO 3 ch, 2 dc in every st to the end of row (84)
R 2-3: 3 ch, 84 dc (2 rows)
R 4: 1 ch, 84 sc
F.o.

Sew arms to the body between R 20 and R 21.
Sew two buttons on the body for decoration.

Bottom of the shell

With brown yarn:
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc) *6 (12)
R 3: (1 sc, inc) *6 (18)
R 4: 1 sc, inc, (2 sc, inc)*5, 1 sc (24)
R 5: (3 sc, inc)*6 (30)
R 6: 2 sc, inc, (4 sc, inc)*5, 2 sc (36)
R 7: (5 sc, inc)*6 (42)
Sl st. F.o.

Shell

With brown yarn:
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc) *6 (12)
R 3: BLO (1 sc, inc)*6 (18)
R 4: BLO 1 sc, inc, (2 sc, inc)*5, 1 sc (24)
R 5:BLO (3 sc, inc)*6 (30)
R 6: BLO 2 sc, inc, (4 sc, inc)*5, 2 sc (36)
R 7: BLO (5 sc, inc)*6 (42)
R 8-9: BLO 42 sc (2 rows)
Don’t cut the yarn. Continue crocheting:

Put two parts of the shell together with inner part (wrong side to wrong side) and crochet through both parts 42 sс. Put some fiberfill inside the shell before you finish.
Don’t cut the yarn.

Straps

Make 20 ch. Count 10 stitches and join the end of the chain to 11th st with sl st.
F.o.
From the beginning of the first chain count 8 stitches and join brown yarn to 8th st.
Make 20 ch. Count 10 stitches and join the end of the chain to 11th st with sl st.
F.o.

Panama hat

With white yarn:
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc) *6 (12)
R 3: (1 sc, inc)*6 (18)
R 4: 1 sc, inc, (2 sc, inc)*5, 1 sc (24)
R 5: (3 sc, inc)*6 (30)
R 6: 2 sc, inc, (4 sc, inc)*5, 2 sc (36)
R 7: (5 sc, inc)*6 (42)
R 8: BLO 42 sc
R 9: 42 sc
R 10: 3 sc, inc, (6 sc, inc)*5, 3 sc (48)
R 11: 48 sc
R 12: (7 sc, inc)*6 (54)
R 13: 54 sc
R 14: FLO (2 sc, inc)*18 (72)
R 15: 72 sc
R 16: (11 sc, inc)*6 (78)
R 17: 6 sc, inc, (12 sc, inc)*5, 6 sc (84)
R 18-19: 84 sc (2 rows)
F.o.
Sew satin bands to back loops of R 13.

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