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About the designer

Taught by my mother and grandmother, I’ve been knitting for as long as I can remember. I love designing all sorts of animals and other creatures. It’s fun and the best way I know of to relax!

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Sven the Turtle

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Sven the Turtle
Sven the Turtle
Sven the Turtle
Sven the Turtle

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Making Sven involves both knitting and a tiny bit of crochet.
  • The knitting is done in the round with the stitches knit, right lifted increase, knit 2 together and slip stitch over.
  • The crochet stitches are single crochet and slip stitch.

Pattern Description:

The PDF pattern includes many pictures and easy to follow, row-for-row instructions for how to make a sweet little turtle called Sven.

The turtle is mostly knitted, with a little bit of crochet needed for the final touches.


28 stitches and 32 rows = 10x10 cm / 4x4" in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 13 cm / 5" long


  • double-pointed knitting needles (3.5 mm - US 4 - UK 9-10)
  • crochet hook (3 mm - US D - UK 11)
  • yarn suitable for your needles (light blue, dark blue and a little bit of black)
  • stuffing
  • embroidery needle