Autumn Turtle – Free Crochet Pattern


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La version française peut être trouvée ici.

Traducción al español aquí. Las abreviaturas correspondientes en inglés están aquí.

Itt van a magyar fordítás. A megfelelő rövidítések angolul itt találhatók.

Traducerea în limba română este aici. Abrevierile corespondente în limba engleză sunt aici.

Once again, Elena Belova, the wonderful Russian creator, gives us this beautiful autumn turtle as a gift. You can of course follow the model on youtube … I managed to write it and so let’s enjoy and crochet together!

Materials:

  • Yarn Art Jeans (55% cotton/45% polyacrylic) 160m/50g in the following colors: cream, green, light green, yellow, pink, brown, orange, yellow ocher
  • Number of hook 1,25mm 
  • Lace in yellow and brown colors, 2.5 cm and 4 cm  in diameter (length 60 cm from each)
  • Colored plastic eyes 10 mm
  • White felt
  • Fake eyelashes
  • Satin ribbon in yellow and green colors (width: 0.5cm; 1.5cm; 4cm and length 30 cm from each)
  • Decorative ladybug and flowers
  • Black thread for embroidery
  • Brown, yellow and black thread for sewing
  • Fiberfill for stuffing
  • Glue
  • Cardboard
  • Red pencil for coloring the cheeks

Abbreviations: 

The abbreviations you can find here.

HEAD and NECK

With cream color yarn

Hook 1,25

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6inc = 12
  • 3. (1sc, inc)x6 = 18
  • 4. (2sc, inc)x6 = 24
  • 5. (3sc, inc)x6 = 30
  • 6. (4sc, inc)x6 = 36
  • 7. 36sc
  • 8. (5sc, inc)x6 = 42
  • 9-13. 42sc
  • 14. FLO: 42inc = 84
  • 15-26. 84sc
  • 27. 42dec = 42
  • 28. (5sc, dec)x6 = 36
  • 29. (4sc, dec)x6 = 30
  • 30. (3sc, dec)x6 = 24 Stuff the head!
  • 31.-51.  24sc (21 rds) Stuff the neck lightly!

Fold and crochet: 12 sc. FO. Leave a long tail for sewing!

LEGS (make 4)

With cream color yarn

Hook 1,25

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. (1sc, inc)x3 = 9
  • 3. (2sc, inc)x3 = 12
  • 4. (1sc, inc)x6 = 18
  • 5-10. 18sc (6 rds)
  • 11. 9dec = 9
  • 12-15. 9sc (4 rds) Stuff lightly!

Fold and crochet: 4 sc. FO. Leave a long tail for sewing!

TAIL

With cream color yarn

Hook 1,25

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6sc
  • 3. (1sc, inc)x3 = 9
  • 4. 9sc
  • 5. (2sc, inc)x3 = 12
  • 6. 12sc
  • 7. (3sc, inc)x3 = 15
  • 8. 15sc
  • 9. (4sc, inc)x3 = 18
  • 10. 18sc
  • 11. (4sc, dec)x3 = 15
  • 12. 15sc
  • 13. (3sc, dec)x3 = 12 Stuff lightly!

Fold and crochet: 6 sc. FO. Leave a long tail for sewing!

NOSE

With pink color yarn

Hook 1,25

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6inc = 12
  • 3-6. 12sc (4 rds) Stuff!
  • 7. 6 dec = 6  Close the hole! FO. Leave a long tail for sewing!

PUMPKIN

With green color yarn

Hook 1,25

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6inc = 12
  • 3. 12inc = 24
  • 4. 24sc
  • 5. (1sc, inc)x12 = 36
  • 6. 36sc
  • 7. (2sc, inc)x12 = 48
  • 8. 48sc
  • 9. (3sc, inc)x12 = 60
  • 10. 60sc
  • 11. (4sc, inc)x12 = 72
  • 12. 72sc
  • 13. (5sc, inc)x12 = 84
  • 14. 84sc     Cut two hard cardboard discs to the size of the base and glue them together.

Change to orange color yarn!

  • 15. BLO: 84sc
  • 16. (1slst, 10hdc, 1slst)x 7 = 84
  • 17. [1slst, (1hdc, inc-hdc)x 5, 1slst]x 7 = 119
  • 18. (1slst, skip 1st, 13hdc, inc-hdc, 1slst)x 7 = 119
  • 19-31. (1slst, skip 1st, 13hdc, inc-hdc, 1slst)x 7 = 119 (13 rds)
  • 32. (1slst, skip 1st, 1sc, 11hdc, dec, 1slst)x 7 = 105
  • 33. (1slst, skip 1st, 1sc, 9hdc, dec, 1slst)x 7 = 91
  • 34. (1slst, skip 1st, 1sc, 7hdc, dec, 1slst)x 7 = 77 Put the discs inside. Start to stuff!
  • 35. (1slst, skip 1st, 1sc, 5hdc, dec, 1slst)x 7 = 63
  • 36. (1slst, skip 1st, 1sc, 3hdc, dec, 1slst)x 7 = 49
  • 37. (1slst, skip 1st, 1sc, 1hdc, dec, 1slst)x 7 = 35
  • 38. (1slst, skip 1st,  dec, 1slst)x 7 = 21

Change to green color yarn!

  • 39. 21sc
  • 40. (1sc, dec)x7 = 14.  Stuff all the pumpkin!

Tighten the opening with a needle!

STEM

With green color yarn

Hook 1,25

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. BLO: 6sc
  • 3-6. 6sc (4 rds)
  • 7. FLO: 6inc = 12
  • 8. (1sc, inc)x 6 = 18
  • 9. (2sc, inc)x 6 = 24 FO. Cut the thread! Glue on the pumpkin.

HAT

With brown color yarn

Hook 1,25

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6inc = 12
  • 3. (1sc, inc)x6 = 18
  • 4. (2sc, inc)x6 = 24
  • 5. (3sc, inc)x6 = 30
  • 6. (4sc, inc)x6 = 36
  • 7. (5sc, inc)x6 = 42
  • 8. (6sc, inc)x6 = 48
  • 9. (7sc, inc)x6 = 54
  • 10-16. 54sc
  • 17. FLO: (5sc, inc)x9 = 63
  • 18. 63sc
  • 19. (6sc, inc)x9 = 72
  • 20. 72sc
  • 21. (7sc, inc)x9 = 81
  • 22. 81sc
  • 23. (8sc, inc)x9 = 90
  • 24. 90sc
  • 25. (9sc, inc)x9 = 99
  • 26-27. 99sc
  • 28. crab stitch in each stitch

FO. Cut the thread!

HATBAND

With yellow ocher color yarn

Hook 1,25

  • 5ch and from the second ch from hook: 4sc, turn
  • 2-55. 1cat, 4sc, turn (54 rds)

FO. Leave a tail for sewing to the hat.

ACORN

NUT

With yellow color yarn

  • 1. 6sc in MR
  • 2. 6inc = 12
  • 3-8. 12sc
  • 9. 6dec = 6  Stuff.

FO. Close the opening. Cut the yarn.

CUP OF SCALES

With brown color yarn

Hook 1,25

  • 1. 8sc in MR
  • 2. 8inc = 16
  • 3-5. 16sc

FO. Leave a tail for sewing. Turn it upside down and sew it on the nut.

Make a few stitches with brown thread on the top of the nut.

LEAVES (make 3)

With green color yarn

Hook 1,25

  • 1. 14ch and from the second ch from hook: 12sc, 3sc in the same ch, on the other side of the chain: 12sc = 27
  • 2. 1slst, (in the same st: 1sc, 1hdc), inc-dc, 1slst, (in the same st: 1sc, 1hdc), inc-dc, inc-tr, 1slst, (in the same st: 1sc, 1hdc), inc-dc, inc-tr, 1slst, (in the same st: 1sc, 1hdc), (in the same st: 5dc),  (in the same st: 1hdc, 1sc),  1slst, inc-tr, inc-dc, (in the same st: 1hdc, 1sc),  1slst, inc-tr, inc-dc, (in the same st: 1hdc, 1sc),  1slst, inc-dc, (in the same st: 1hdc, 1sc),  1slst, 1slst in the first st of row = 50

ASSEMBLY

1. Sew the head and neck on the pumpkin (see photo)

2. Sew the edge of pumpkin with brown lace. Sew the legs and the tail as in the photo.

3. Sew the hatband , the yellow lace, the leaves and the acorn to the hat as in the photo.

4. Cut two discs of white felt 2 cm in diameter. Glue the eyes and the eyelashes on the two discs as in the photo.

5. Sew the nose and glue the eyes above the nose as in the photo. Sew the hat on the head.

6. With black thread, sew the mouth with a wide smile. Sew the eyebrows. Color the cheeks with red pencil.

7. Sew a green satin ribbon 0.6 cm wide to the hat and tie it under the chin. Sew on the back, near the tail, a bow with two colors: green and yellow.

8. Decorate with decorative flowers and a ladybug.

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