Crocheted sea turtle plushie using olive, lemon-lime, and baby sand Bernat Blanket yarn

I had a ton of fun making these super soft amigurumi sea turtle plushies. They work up quickly and are so sweet and snuggly. The finished size is about 2.5 inches tall by 7 inches long. They are prefect for displaying on a desk or on the dashboard in a car. They would also make a great stuffed animal for littles to cuddle with at night. A mini version is included at the end! Here is the free pattern:

Materials

  • Bernat Blanket yarn in Olive, Lemon-Lime, and Baby Sand
  • Size N crochet hook
  • 2 – 12mm safety eyes
  • Fiber fill
  • Large yarn needle
  • Scissors

Terminology (in US terms)

  • ch – chain
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sts – stitches
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • inc – increase (2 stitches in next stitch)
  • dec – decrease (crochet next 2 stitches together)
Crocheted sea turtle plushie using olive, lemon-lime, and baby sand Bernat Blanket yarn

Head:

  • Row 1: using N crochet hook and Baby Sand yarn – 6sc in magic ring (6sts total)
  • Row 2: inc around (12sts)
  • Row 3-5: sc around (12sts)
    • Attach eyes between rows 3 and 4, about 5 sts apart
  • Row 6: dec around (6sts)
  • Fasten off with long tail for attaching to body and stuff the head with fiber fill

Front Legs (make 2):

  • Row 1: using N crochet hook and Baby Sand yarn – 6sc in magic ring (6sts)
  • Row 2: inc around (12sts)
  • Row 3: *1sc, inc* around (18sts)
  • Row 4: fold in half, slip st the 2 sides together (9sts)
  • Fasten off with long tail for attaching to body

Back Legs (make 2):

  • Row 1: using N crochet hook and Baby Sand yarn – 7sc in magic ring (7sts)
  • Row 2: inc around (14sts)
  • Row 3: fold in half, slip st the 2 sides together (7sts)
  • Fasten off with long tail for attaching to body

Tail:

  • Row 1: using N crochet hook and Baby Sand yarn – 3sc in magic ring (3sts)
  • Row 2: 1sc, inc, 1sc (4sts)
  • Row 3: inc, 3sc (5sts)
  • Row 4: sc around (5sts)
  • Fasten off with long tail for attaching to body

Shell:

  • Row 1: using N crochet hook and Olive yarn – 6sc in magic ring (6sts)
  • Row 2: inc around (12sts)
  • Row 3: *1sc, inc* around (18sts)
  • Row 4: *2sc, inc* around (24sts)
  • Row 5-6: sc around (24sts)
  • Row 7: join Lemon-Lime yarn (continue in front loops only) – *(sc, dc) in next st, ch1, (dc, sc) in next st* around (12 scallops)
  • Fasten off
  • Row 8: join Baby Sand yarn to Olive yarn under the scallops (continue in the back loops from row 6) – *2sc, dec* around (18sts)
  • Row 9: *sc, dec* around (12sts)
    • Stuff the shell with fiber fill
  • Row 10: dec around (6sts)
  • Fasten off and hide ends inside shell
Crocheted sea turtle plushie using olive, lemon-lime, and baby sand Bernat Blanket yarn

Sew all the pieces to the belly of the shell, making sure the curved edges of the legs face forward. To help the head stay level, sew the scallops above the head to shell.

Crocheted sea turtle plushie using olive, lemon-lime, and baby sand Bernat Blanket yarn

Continue reading for the mini version!

Mini Sunflower Turtle

Substituted materials:

  • 2.50mm crochet hook
  • Patons grace or similar sport weight yarn (I used yellow, brown, and green to make a sunflower!)
  • 2 – 6mm safety eyes

Modification to pattern:

  • Make the head and legs the same as the original pattern. Don’t make a tail.
  • For the Shell:
    • Follow the above instructions through Row 4.
    • Row 5: *3sc, inc* around (30sts)
    • Row 6-7: sc around (30sts)
    • Row 8: join yellow yarn (continue in front loops only) – *(sc, dc) in next st, ch1, (dc, sc) in next st* around (15 scallops)
    • Fasten off
    • Row 9: join green yarn to brown yarn under the scallops (continue in the back loops from row 7) – *3sc, dec* around (24sts)
    • Row 10: *2sc, dec* around (18sts)
      • Stuff the shell with fiber fill
    • Row 11: *sc, dec* around (12sts)
    • Row 12: dec around (6sts)
    • Fasten off and hide ends inside shell
  • Continue following original pattern for assembly.

I’d love to see pictures if you make one! Tag me on Instagram or Facebook @KraftyKait 🙂