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I Like Turtles

Ever since I could remember, I've been obsessed with having a turtle for a pet. It might be the 90's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fever thing or whatever but I just freakin' loved turtles! Then it was only in my third year in college that my life long dream came true. I finally had a pet turtle and named her Hatori, my semi-aquatic soulmate. Adorable little thing. Well... After four years, maybe not so little anymore. Hehehe ^^

So when I came across this free pattern for a tiny turtle by KristieMN, I immediately went turtle-amigurumi-making crazy! Does that term even exist?


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Anyway, for some reason I didn't feel like doing the striped thing and just went with a one-colored shell. So the first one I made has Deep Sky for the body and Pistachio for the head. I used Crochet Hook - F5 (3.75 mm).
I thought it turned out really cute and decided to make him a missus turtle. I made her shell in Bubblegum with the same body color as Mr. Turtle.
Ah such a cute couple. ^^ But wait! I didn't stop there... I made them a baby. Of course it wouldn't be a baby if it's as big as its parents, so I adjusted the pattern from tiny to tiny-er. Hehehe. With the same body color, I made the shell in Periwinkle.
Aww... How sweet. A happy, tiny turtle family. 
So, was I done with my turtle craze? Nope! Not even close. Hahaha!

I loved the tiny-er turtle pattern so much that I made seven more with each shell corresponding to the colors of the rainbow... Yah, rainbow turtles. ^^ But instead of having one turtle in indigo, I opted to make its shell in pink. Well, I just felt the color was too close to violet and that it wouldn't really stand out.


RAINBOW TURTLES
Materials:
Rainbow Shells:
        - Monaco Yarn Shade #21 - Rose (1-2 skeins)
        - Monaco Yarn Shade #22 - Tiger (1-2 skeins)
        - Monaco Yarn Shade #18 - Bumblebee (1-2 skeins)
        - Monaco Yarn Shade #50 - Parakeet (1-2 skeins)
        - Monaco Yarn Shade #49 - Peacock (1-2 skeins)
        - Monaco Yarn Shade #24 - Grape (1-2 skeins)
        - Monaco Yarn Shade #33 - Pamplemousse (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #56 - Pistachio (2-3 skeins)
Crochet Hook - F5 (3.75 mm)
Black beads #06
Fiberfill stuffing

SHELL
(RTBPPGP)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 4: sc around (18)
Rnd 5: 2sc-inc (24)
Rnd 6-8: sc around (24)
Rnd 9: 2sc-dec (18)
Rnd 10: 1sc-dec (12)
Rnd 11: dec around (6)
FO, leave tail for sewing

HEAD
(Pistachio)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: sc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 5-6: sc around (18)
Rnd 7: 1sc-dec (12)
Rnd 8: sc around (12)
FO, leave tail for sewing

LEGS (4x)
(Pistachio)
Rnd 1: 4 sc in mr (4)
Rnd 2: sc around (4)
FO, leave tail for sewing

TAIL
(Pistachio)
3ch
*sl in 2nd ch from hook, sl in next ch, sc in last ch
FO, leave tail for sewing
Seven cute, little, rainbow turtles... So adorable. They're like giant skittles with legs. Hahaha! 

Uh-oh! Someone's missing... Oh right! Where's their mama?


RAINBOW MAMA
Materials:
Rainbow Shell:
      Monaco Yarn Shade #21 - Rose (1-2 skeins)
        - Monaco Yarn Shade #22 - Tiger (1-2 skeins)
        - Monaco Yarn Shade #18 - Bumblebee (1-2 skeins)
        - Monaco Yarn Shade #50 - Parakeet (1-2 skeins)
        - Monaco Yarn Shade #49 - Peacock (1-2 skeins)
        - Monaco Yarn Shade #24 - Grape (1-2 skeins)
        - Monaco Yarn Shade #33 - Pamplemousse (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #56 - Pistachio (3-4 skeins)
Crochet Hook - F5 (3.75 mm)
Felt cloth:
           - Black
           - White
Fiberfill stuffing

SHELL
(Rose)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: inc around (24)
Rnd 4: 1sc-inc (36)
Rnd 5-6: sc around (36)
Rnd 7: 2sc-inc (48)
Rnd 8 -10: sc around (48)
Rnd 11: 3sc-inc (60)
Rnd 12-13: sc around (60)
Rnd 14 - 16: sc around (60)
Rnd 17 -19: sc around (60)
Rnd 20: 4sc-inc (72)
Rnd 21 - 22: sc around (72)
Rnd 23: BLO, 4sc-dec (60)
Rnd 24: 3sc-dec (48)
Rnd 25: 2sc-dec (36)
Rnd 26: 1sc-dec (24)
Rnd 27: dec around (12)
Rnd 28: dec around (6)
(Rose)
Rnd 29: FO, weave in ends
*Cut out black and white felt for eyes  

HEAD
(Pistachio)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: inc around (24)
Rnd 4: sc around (24)
Rnd 5: 1sc-inc (36)
Rnd 6: sc around (36)
Rnd 7: 2sc-inc (48)
Rnd 8 - 17: sc around (48)
Rnd 18: 2sc-dec (36)
Rnd 19: 1sc-dec (24)
Rnd 20: sc around (24)
FO, leave tail for sewing

TAIL
(Pistachio)
7ch
Row 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook, sc across, ch1-turn (6)
Row 2-3: sc across, ch1-turn (6)
Row 4: dec, 2sc, dec, ch1-turn (4)
Row 5 - 6: sc across, ch1-turn (4)
Row 7: 2dec, ch1-turn (2)
Row 8: 1dec (1) 
*Sc around edges
FO, leave tail for sewing

LEGS (4x)
(Pistachio)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: inc around (24)
Rnd 4 - 10: sc around (24)
Rnd 11: 1sc-dec (16)
Rnd 12 - 13: sc around (16)
FO, leave tail for sewing
Ah! There she is. ^^
Yah, I really can't help it. I'm stark raving mad about turtles. Hahaha!




Copyright: Rainbow Mama and Tiny-er Turtle are original patterns written by Duchess Gala with adaptation from KristieMN's Tiny Striped Turtle pattern. You may do whatever you want with the finished product but please do not sell or claim the pattern as your own. Also, do not post the pattern directly to your website. Just link it to this blog. ^^  

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