gnat on the windshield

splat, splat, splat

afternoon delight September 1, 2007

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,turtles — gnathalie2 @ 9:00 pm

One of the first amigurumi i ever made was a tiny turtle. Actually, the pattern i used was called ‘tiny turtle’, the link to that is here:   http://kristieskids.weebly.com/ (It’s listed under ‘patterns 1’) I really liked the darn thing, so i decided to create my very own!  While i was making her i watched season 3 of Arrested Development aka THE BEST SHOW EVER! I finally found it at Target for $20, i’ve had seasons 1 & 2 for months so of course i have to watch it over and over again.  Inspired by the episode where Buster gets a turtle to spite his mom and names it Mother, i named this one ‘afternoon delight’ after the weed that the turtle ate when Buster left it in the box. The box with the turtle on it. watch the episode. (it’s somewhere in season 2):

click here for pdf: afternoon delight

Here she is!!

lturtle7.jpg

What a little cutie pie!  I put a little orange flower on her cause her shell was a little plain.

lturtle1.jpg

I am entering her in the crochet challenge here: http://cdchallenge.eamped.com/

lturtle4.jpg

Yeah!!!  Free pattern!!!  As Always!!!!!

Materials:

g hook

ww yarn (i used caron simply soft in plum and beige color)

yarn needle

eyes, embroidery floss for mouth

Body (with plum):

6 sc in ring

rd1: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)

rd2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc around (18 sc)

rd3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc around (24 sc)

rd4: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc around (30 sc)

rd5: sc in each sc around (30 sc)

rd6: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc around (36 sc)

rd7-9: sc in each sc around (36 sc)

rd10: In Back Loops Only, dec1sc, sc in next 4 sc around (30 sc)

rd11: dec1sc, sc in next 3 sc around (24 sc)

rd12: dec1sc, sc in next 2 sc around (18 sc)

rd13: dec1sc, sc in next sc around (12 sc)

rd14: dec1sc around (6 sc)

fasten off.

Head (with beige):

6 sc in ring

rd1: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)

rd2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc around (18 sc)

rd3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc around (24 sc)

rd4-7: sc in each sc around (24 sc)

rd8: dec1sc, sc in next 2 sc around (18 sc)

rd9: sc in each sc around (18 sc)

rd10: dec1sc, sc in next sc around (12 sc)

rd11: sc in each sc around (12 sc)

Fasten off.

Feet ( make 4, with beige):

5 sc in ring

rd1: 2 sc in each sc around (10 sc)

rd2: sc in each sc around (10 sc)

rd3: In Back Loops Only, sc in each sc around (10 sc)

rd4 & 5: sc in each sc around (10 sc)

Fasten off.

 Tail:

Ch 5, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next ch, sl st in last 2 chains, fasten off.

Flower:

5 sc in ring, sl st in first sc, chain 7, sl st in next sc, do this all the way around, sl st and fasten off.

Finishing:

Stuff head, body, and feet.  I sewed on the head right after the BLO decrease round, same with the tail. Sew on feet, glue on eyes, embroider mouth, enjoy turtle.

Advertisements