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Free Crochet Baby Turtle Applique Pattern

    Free baby turtle crochet applique pattern
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    Crochet baby turtle

    If your looking for a free crochet baby turtle applique pattern with a difference look no further! This cute little baby sea turtle applique is shown on its back, with a smiley face, pink cheeks, and the baby turtle even has movable arms. The flat turtle motif is the perfect size or to sew onto a quilt, baby blanket, pillow, or even a children’s hat, the ideas are endless! In fact, you can sew your little sea creature to almost anything to give it a cute animal theme.

    How to crochet a baby turtle?

    earning how to crochet a baby turtle applique couldn’t be simpler with this simply written tutorial guiding you along the way. The crochet baby turtle pattern is intermediate skill level as it includes the popcorn stitch for his bobbly hands and legs. To make you crochet turtle you will need some worsted or aran weight yarn, a 4mm crochet hook, a pair of safety eyes, and a little tapestry thread for his mouth.

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    • Worsted / Aran yarn / #4 yarn
    • 4mm Crochet hook
    • Scissors
    • Sewing needle
    • 12mm Safety eyes
    • Black tapestry tread

    Hook Size

    • 4mm Crochet Hook


    • Weight – Aran / Worsted / #4
    • Brand – Stylecraft special aran
    • A – Mint
    • B – Pink
    • C – Green
    • Total: 29 yards

    Gauge & Size

    • Gauge: 2” x 2” = 5 rows of 9 dc
    • Width: 7.5cm
    • Height: 11cm


    USA Terminology (U.K. translation)

    • ch – Chain
    • dc – Double crochet
    • 2dc – 2 dc in 1 space (increase)
    • 3dc – 3 dc in 1 space (increase)
    • 6dc – 6 dc in 1 space (increase)
    • hdc – Half double crochet
    • 2hdc – 2 hdc in 1 space (increase)
    • MR – Magic ring
    • PC – Popcorn stitch
    • R – Row/Round
    • sc – Single crochet
    • 2sc – 2 sc in 1 space (increase)
    • sl st – Slip stitch
    • st/sts – Stitch/Stitches

    Pattern Notes

    • Chains and slip stitches are not included in stitch count.
    • Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces. For example, 2sc, sc x 2 would mean 2sc in first space, sc in next space, sc in next stitch
    • Change colors while completing the previous stitch

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    Turtle Head

    Round 1

    • Use mint (A) yarn
    • ch x 5 then start in 3rd ch from the hook
    • 3dc, dc, 6dc
    • In chains on opposite side: dc, 3dc
    • sl st to first st & ch x 2

    (14 sts)

    Round 2

    • 2dc x 3, dc, 2dc x 6, dc, 2dc x 3
    • sl st to first st, fasten off & leave long tail for sewing

    (26 sts) *Premium pattern has image here*

    Turtle Face

    Round 1 & 2

    • Use pink (B) yarn
    • In a MR, ch x 1 & sc x 6
    • Fasten off & make another

    (6 sts each)

    Face assembly

    • Attach safety eyes between R1 & R2, 3 st gap between them
    • Sew cheeks to the sides of the face
    • Sew a mouth between cheeks

    *Premium pattern has image here*

    Turtle Body

    Round 1

    • Use pink (B) yarn
    • In a MR: ch x 2, dc x 12
    • sl st to first st & ch x 2

    (12 sts)

    Round 2

    • 2dc x 12
    • sl st to first st & ch x 1

    (24 sts) *Premium pattern has image here*

    Round 3

    Work into R2 unless told to work into chains.

    • Green (C): 2sc, sc,
    • Mint (A): PC
    • Green (C): (2sc, sc) 2 times
    • Mint (A): PC
    • Green (C): (2sc, sc) 3 times
    • Mint (A): ch x 6 then starting in third ch from the hook: PC, sc x 3
    • Green (C): (2sc, sc) 3 times
    • Mint (A): ch x 6 then starting in third ch from the hook: PC, sc x 3
    • Green (C): (2sc, sc) 2 times
    • Mint (A): sl st to first st & ch x 5

    (32 sts) *Premium pattern has image here*

    Row 4 (Tail)

    • Use mint (A) yarn & start in second ch from the hook
    • sl st, 2sc, 2hdc, hdc,
    • sl st to popcorn st on R3, fasten off & weave in ends

    (5 sts) *Premium pattern has image here*


    • Sew the turtles head over R3 of the body, between the arms
    • Weave in all ends

    *Premium pattern has image here*

    Summary: Crochet Baby Turtle

    This simple yet adorable crochet baby turtle crochet pattern uses aran or worsted weight yarn in greens and pink, it’s perfect for intermediate crocheters as it has popcorn stitches for the little hands and feet. Sew the turtle applique to any of your crochet projects to create a cute sea creature theme in no time.