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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Felix's Turtle with Pattern! on: January 01, 2011 07:06:29 PM
I can't wait to see it.
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Felix's Turtle with Pattern! on: December 13, 2010 03:45:18 PM
thanks!
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Felix's Turtle with Pattern! on: December 12, 2010 05:17:09 PM
I made this really adorable turtle for my nephew for Christmas.  His shell is like a vest and comes off!






I've never written a pattern before.  So here is my first attempt.  If one of you great crafters attempts to make this Felix Turtle, let me know if I should correct anything on the pattern!

Felixs Turtle
Gauge USH8/5mm
Yarn Needed:  3 different shades of green, 1 or skein or less each.
When finished measures 11.5 inches long, 7.5 inches wide.  Shell is about 5 inches tall.

Head:
Color A
Chain 2
R1:   Work 6 sc in second ch from hook; join with slip st in first sc.
R2:   Ch1, 2sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc (12 sc)
R3:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (18sc)
R4:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 3 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (24sc)
R5:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 4 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (30sc)
R6:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 5 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (36sc)
R7-10:   Sc in each st (working in the round) (36)
R11:   [Sc in next 4 sts, decrease 1] 6 times (30)
R12:   [Sc in next 3 sts, decrease 1] 6 times (24)
R13:   [Sc in next 2 sts, decrease 1] 6 times (18)
R 14-24: Sc in next 8 st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 st, decrease1
Fasten off

Body:
Color A
Chain 2
R1:   Work 6 sc in second ch from hook; join with slip st in first sc.
R2:   Ch1, 2sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc (12 sc)
R3:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (18sc)
R4:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 3 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (24sc)
R5:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 4 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (30sc)
R6:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 5 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (36sc)
R7:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 6 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (42sc)
R8:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 7 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (48sc)
R9:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 8 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (54sc)
R10:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 9 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (60sc)
R11:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 10 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (66sc)
R12:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 11 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (72sc)
R13:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 12 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (78sc)
R14:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 13 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (84sc)
R15:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 14 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (90sc)
R16:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 15 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (96sc)
R17:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 16 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (102sc)
R18:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 17 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (108sc)
R19-31: SC in each st around (108)
R32:   Working on inside loops only sc in each st around (108)
R33:   [Sc in next 16 st decrease 1] 6 times 102)
R34:   [Sc in next 15 st decrease 1] 6 times (96)
R35:   [Sc in next 14 st decrease 1] 6 times (90)
R36:   [Sc in next 13 st decrease 1] 6 times (84)
R37:   [Sc in next 12 st decrease 1] 6 times (78)
R38:   [Sc in next 11 st decrease 1] 6 times (72)
R39:   [Sc in next 10 st decrease 1] 6 times (66)
R40:   [Sc in next 9 st decrease 1] 6 times (60)
R41:   [Sc in next 8 st decrease 1] 6 times (54)
R42:   [Sc in next 7 st decrease 1] 6 times (48)
R43:   [Sc in next 6 st decrease 1] 6 times (42)
R44:   [Sc in next 5 st decrease 1] 6 times (36)
(think about stuffing the body before finishing)
R45:   [Sc in next 4 st decrease 1] 6 times (30)
R46:   [Sc in next 3 st decrease 1] 6 times (24)
R47:   [Sc in next 2 st decrease 1] 6 times (18)
R48:   [Sc in next 1 st decrease 1] 6 times (12)
R49:   Decrease in each 2 st around (6)
Sew up hole.

Leg
(make 4)
Color A
Ch 2
R1:   Work 6 sc in second ch from hook; join with slip st in first sc.
R2:   Ch1, 2sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc (12 sc)
R3:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (18sc)
R4:   Working in inside loops only sc in each st (18)
R5-13:   Sc in each st around (working in the round)
Fasten off

Tail
Color A
Ch2
R1:   Work 3 sc in second chain from hook; join with slip st in first sc.
R2:   Ch1, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, join with slip st in first sc (14sc)
R3-5:   Ch1, sc in each st around, join with slip st in first sc

Shell
Center Tile
Color B
Ch 2
R1:   Work 6 sc in second ch from hook; join with slip st in first sc.
R2:   Ch1, 2sc in each st around, join with slip st in first sc (12sc)
R3:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (18sc)
R4:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 3 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (24sc)
Join Color C
R5:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 4 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (30sc)
R6:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 5 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (36sc)
R7:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 6 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (42sc)
R8:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 7 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (48sc)
Join Color A   
R9:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 8 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (54sc)
R10:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 9 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (60sc)
R11:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 10 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (66sc)
Fasten Off

Side Tile (make 6)
Color B
Ch 2
R1:   Work 6 sc in second ch from hook; join with slip st in first sc.
R2:   Ch1, 2sc in each st around, join with slip st in first sc (12sc)
R3:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (18sc)
R4:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 3 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (24sc)
Color C
R5:   Ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st,  sc in next 7 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st , sc in last st; join with slip st in first sc (30)
R6:   Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,  sc in next 8 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st , sc in last 2 sts; join with slip st in first sc (36)
R7:   Ch 1, sc in first 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,  sc in next 9 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st , sc in last 3 sts; join with slip st in first sc (42)
Join Color A
R8:   Ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,  sc in next 10 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st , sc in last 4 sts; join with slip st in first sc (48).
Fasten Off

Vest Piece (make 2)
Color B
Ch 13
R1:   Sc in second ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn (12sc).
R2-11:     Ch1, 2 sc in first st. sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st, turn, at end of last row (32)
R 12-13:  Sc in each st across, turn.
R 14:  Ch1, skip first st, slip st in next 9 sts, ch1, sc in next 12 sts, leaving 10 sts unworked; turn.
R14-18: Ch1, sc in each sc across, turn
Fasten Off
Button Hole Band
*Work band on only one vest piece
R1:  working in remaining loops along opposite side of foundatio nch on one vest piece, join color B with sc in first ch, sc in each remaining ch across, turn (12)
R2: Ch1, sc in first st, ch1, skip next st, sc in nect 3 sts, ch1 skip next st, sc in next 3 sts, ch1, skip next st, sc in next 2 sts turn.
R3:  Ch1 Skip first st, slip st in each sc and in each ch-space across.
Fasten Off

Eye (make 2)
Color C
Ch2
R1: work 6 sc in second ch from hook, join with slip st in first sc
Fasten off and tie ends in back of eye.


Assemble Body
Note:  Notice that the turtle body has six sides.  When assembling, arrange head, tail, and four legs along the lower half at each of the six sides (see photo).
With thread, sew eyes to sides of head, with color A and yarn needle, sew head, tail, and legs to body.
Assemble Shell
Arrange side tiles around the center tile (shortest edges of side tiles aligned with each edge of center tile).  With color A, slip stitch tiles together.
Shell Edging:  Join Color A with sl st in edge of shell, sl st evenly around edge; join with sl st in first st.  Fasten off
With Color C sew the edges of vest to underside of shell beneath last A colored round.  Sew buttons to vest, opposite buttonholes.
Weave in all ends, slip turtle into shell and button vest closed.
 


4  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Re: Dolly Donations...comforting orphans in Haiti on: August 31, 2010 08:13:46 PM
This is so cute and great, I promoted it on my blog! 
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: OTHPT Gallery on: April 01, 2010 02:05:39 PM


I was browsing through this message board and I thought, "Hey, I should check my mail"  and guess what I found...a package from kinky!

I have a LUNA and she is so pretty with her sparkly dress.  I feel so lucky, thanks kinky!
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: OTHPT Gallery on: March 30, 2010 06:08:23 PM


Hey my partner kinky, said that she can't get a clear picture.  I took one before I sent it off so I thought I would post it.

It is Professor Snape in finger puppet form.  Kinky said she loved Snape and Slytherin and Potter Puppet Pals.  So here is what I came up with.

Hope you guys like it!
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: OTHPT Gallery on: March 30, 2010 06:01:21 PM
Wow that loaded charm bracelet sure is loaded and pretty!
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: OTHPT Gallery on: March 26, 2010 03:34:17 AM
That potion's trunk was amazing nuff said.
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: OTHPT Swap aka One Tiny Harry Potter Thing Swap ~Signups Closed~ on: March 14, 2010 01:41:55 PM
My one tiny harry potter thing got mailed off yesterday to halfway across the country!  I'm so excited for my partner to receive. 
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: OTHPT Swap aka One Tiny Harry Potter Thing Swap ~Signups Closed~ on: March 12, 2010 03:10:40 PM
I'm done!  Hopefully I'll get to that post office tomorrow!
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