Toddler Turtle Pillow

Toddler Turtle Pillow
Free Crochet Pattern - Pillow Pal
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This crochet project is a fun pillow kids will love! With some Lion Brand Yarn and a size k crochet hook you can crochet a magic pillow friend for your little one.  (Bigger kids love these too!) The pillow is constructed from 8 different crochet motifs and then stuffed with Poly-fil and sewn together.  My turtle is crocheted in green hews but a turtle made in any color is still a lovable pillow pal!

Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate

Materials: Hometown USA- Lion Brand Yarn: Monterey lime and Oklahoma City Green, Size k Crochet Hook, Poly-fil, and darning needle.

SL = Slip Stitch

SK = Skip

SP(S) = Space(s)

SC = Single Crochet

CH = Chain

FLO = Front Loop Only

SLO = Slip Stitch Only

OK G = Oklahoma Green Yarn

ML = Monterey Lime

 

turtle

Instructions:

Top Shell: OK G

Base: CH 3

Rnd 1: 6 SC in 1st CH made, SL to 1st SC made, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 2 FLO: 2 SC in each sp around, SL to 1st SC made, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 3 FLO: *SC, 2 SC in next sp, Rep from * around, SL to 1st SC made, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 4 FLO: * 2 SC, 2 SC in next sp, Rep from * around, SL to 1st SC made, CC to ML, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 5 FLO: * 3 SC, 2 SC in next sp, Rep from * around, SL to 1st SC made, Ch 1, turn.

Rnd 6 FLO: * 4 SC, 2 SC in next sp, Rep from * around, SL to 1st SC made, CC to OK G,  Ch 1, turn.

Rnd 7 FLO: * 5 SC, 2 SC in next sp, Rep from * around, SL to 1st SC made, Ch 1, turn.

Rnd 8 FLO: * 6 SC, 2 SC in next sp, Rep from * around, SL to 1st SC made, Ch 1, turn.

Rnd 9: SC around, Rep from * around, SL to 1st SC made, Ch 1, turn.

Rnd 10: SLO around SL to 1st SL made, Tie off and leave long tail enough to sew around .

 

Belly:  ML

Base: Ch 3

Rnd 1: 8 SC in 1st CH made, SL to 1st SC made, Ch 1 turn.

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each sp around, SL to 1st SC made, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 3: * SC, 2 SC in next sp, rep from * around, SL to 1st SC made, Ch 1, turn.

Rnd 4: * 4 SC, 2 Sc in next sp, rep from * around, end with 2 SC, SC to 1st SC made, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 5: * 5 SC, 2 Sc in next sp, rep from * around, end with 2 SC, SC to 1st SC made, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 6: * 6 SC, 2 Sc in next sp, rep from * around, end with 2 SC, SC to 1st SC made, Tie off Hide string.

 

Sew the belly of the turtle and the shell together connecting at the perimeter (last round) of each. Sew together with the Tail end of the Shell. Before completely closing the shell - stuff with poly-fill.

Turtle Shell

 

Head: ML

Base: Ch 3

Rnd 1: 6 SC in 1st ch made, Sl to 1st SC made, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 2: * SC, 2 SC in next sp, Rep from * around, SL to 1st SC made, Ch 1, turn.

Rnd 3: 3 SC, [ 2 SC in next sp] 3 times, 3 SC, SL to 1st SC made, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 4: 2 SC, [2 SC in next sp] 8 times, 2 SC , SL to 1st SC made, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 5-6: Sc around, SL to1st Sc made, Ch 1 turn.

Rnd 7: 2 SC, [ SC2tog] 8 times, 2 SC, Sl to 1st SC made, CH 1, turn.

Rnd 8: 3 SC, [SC2tog] 3 times, 3 SC, Sl to 1st SC made, CH 1, turn.

Stuff the head with poly fill

 

Sew The head of the turtle onto one side of the Turtle’s Shell

 

Tail: ML

Base: Ch 3

Rnd 1: 6 SC in 1st CH made, SL to 1st SC made, Ch 1, turn.

Rnd 2-3: 6 Sc around, SL to 1st Sc made, Ch 1 turn. (Rnd 3: tie off and Leave a tail for sewing).

 

Sew the Tail onto the opposite end of head on the turtle’s shell.

 

Feet: ML

Base: Ch 3

Rnd 1: 8 SC in 1st Ch made, Sl to 1st Sc made, Ch 1, turn.

Rnd 2: * SC, Sc 2 in next sp, Reo from * around, SL to 1st Sc made, Ch 1 turn.

Rnd 3: SC around. Sl to 1st SC  made, Tie off leave long tail for sewing

(Make Four Feet)

 

Sew onto  belly of Turle with the Tail  end of Rnd 3.

Feet

Optional:  Hot glue 2 googly eyes onto turtle’s head.

So Cute!

 

About The Author

Esther Leavitt is a pattern designer and craft editor for Craftown.com.  About herself she says "Crafts are a way for me to unwind but at the same time keep my hands busy so I don't go crazy."  She is also the owner and proprietor of Crafts by Starlight