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Tuckered Out Turtle


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This little turtle is so tired that he can't even hold his head up. He is looking for a good home with a child who will love him. He loves to have his tummy rubbed and is notorious for tickling children. His shell is so soft he can double as a pillow for tired little ones. A fun pattern for advance beginners and intermediate crochet lovers. It works up in about 15 hours. Using the materials listed in the pattern this little guy is machine washable. Just tuck him into a pillow case and let him swim in a warm gentle cycle. When he is all clean he loves to play in a warm dryer. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Single crochet GAUGE 4-5 stitches per inch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approximately 12" from head to tail Shell Approximately 8"

Supplies Needed

  • Size "I" hook
  • 1 skein - Caron soft light green
  • 1 skein - Caron soft dark greejn

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Life Untangled
Life Untangled
I learned how to crochet when I was 8 through my churches girls program. It was fun, but I couldn't get my tension even and the granny squares I made were all different sizes even though they were made exactly the same. Out of frustration I almost gave it up. Enter my Grandmother who crocheted beautifully. She taught me that there was a rythm to each stitch and that if I could feel it my tension would be even. She was right and I was excited again. I crocheted for a while but as I got older I had less time. When I became a mother and life started getting overwhelming I began to crochet again because it helped me relax in the evenings. I spent a lot of time crocheting with my grandmother as she got older. I treasure these memories and am passing them on to my children. I have been enjoying my "cheap therapy" for many years now. I love untangling the stress of my day and creating something useful and beautiful in the process. I have always enjoyed challenging patters along with mixing stiches and patterns. I began creating patterns on my own last year when my daughter needed a gift for a friends birthday. I made a kitty and then several other animals as my daughter had more parties to attend. I have enjoyed the challenge of creating new things ever since.