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TBCritters on craftsy.com
Aurora, CO USA

My crocheted amigurumi patterns of adorable stuffed critters are fashioned in vibrant abstract jungle colors. Look over the newborns in the critter nursery! The "Gumball Dragon" series is what's hot ...

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Tess the Turtle

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Tess the Turtle
Tess the Turtle
Tess the Turtle
Tess the Turtle
Tess the Turtle

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • ch, sl st, sc, increase, decrease

Pattern Description:

Tess the Turtle will SLLOOOWLLLLY crawl into your heart with her sleepy eyes, pretty shell and winning smile. ~~~ Show her to your family and I'll bet they want her to be the next critter in their menagerie of toys.


To be perfectly honest I never pay attention to the gauge when doing critters. Just know that if you use a thicker yarn and bigger hook, you're going to get a bigger critter (which is actually a great way to get a Mama or Papa critter!)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 7" tall, 5" long


  • 1/8 skein of Red Heart SuperSaver "Light Sage
  • 1/8 skein of metallic green yarn
  • 1/8 skein Red Heart SuperSaver "Paddy Green"
  • 2 yds Red Heart Super Saver White
  • 2 yds Red Heart Super Saver Black
  • 3.75mm [US F] crochet hook
  • 2.5mm [US steel "O"]
  • yarn needle

You Will Also Need:

  • 6mm safety eyes - two
  • small amt of plastic canvas
  • polyester filler for stuffing
  • dried beans for weight

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