Recently it was my friend Alicia’s birthday, and she absolutely loves turtles, so I set out to hunt through Pinterest to see what sort of turtle patterns I could find.
I stumbled upon a few crocheted turtle amigurumi that were really cute, but there was one in particular that kept catching my eye. I Pinned a few, planning on revisiting them the next day, but next thing I knew, Alicia had liked them – Whoops! Turns out that I hadn’t added them to the secret board as planned, but at least I had the reassurance that she’d like it!
The image in this pin was just too cute to resist, so I clicked through and purchased the pattern from LuvlyGurumi’s Etsy shop.
I’ve been crocheting for just over a year, and this is my second amigurumi that I’ve attempted, but the pattern was very clearly written and easy to follow. It is written in US crochet terms, and I found a fantastic tutorial for Invisible Decrease in Amigurumi, a technique that I needed for this project but I’ll be using again in the future. The left-handed version can also be found on her YouTube channel.
This cute little turtle even comes out of its shell, and while I have changed up the colours a little, I am very happy with how it turned out.
This turtle was very well received by the birthday girl, who luckily hadn’t paid attention to whose pin she was liking, so it was still a surprise!
Perhaps my little turtle will inspire you to make your own, I know I look forward to purchasing some more of LuvlyGurumi’s patterns!