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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / tiny knit sea turtle on: September 21, 2010 10:07:37 AM
i could not find a pattern that fit my needs so i improvised a little and came up with this little turtle

absolutely retarded but apparently i am not allowed to post pics yet hopefully this link will work....

on double pointed needles

for the body:
cast on 60 and divide 20 per needle on 3 needles
round 1-3 purl
round 4 -12 knit
round 13 (k4, k2tog, k4)
round 14 knit
round 15 (k3, k2tog, k4)
round 16 knit
round 17 (k3, k2tog, k3)
round 18 knit
round 19 (k3, k2tog, k2)
round 20 knit
round 21 (k2, k2tog, k2)
round 22 knit
round 23 (k2, k2tog, k1)
round 24 knit
round 25 (k1, k2tog, k1)
round 26 (k1, k2tog,)

Cut yarn leaving a 6-inch tail, and using a tapestry needle thread it through the remaining stitches removing them from the knitting needles as you go. pull tight and weave yarn around underneath the last stitches to make it secure and pull through center to wrong side

underside of shell:
cast on 60
20 stitches on each of 3 needles
round 1 knit
round 2 (k2, k2tog, k2)
round 3 knit
round 4 (k1, k2tog, k2)
round 5 knit
round 6 (k1, k2tog, k1)
round 7 knit
round 8 (k1, k2tog, k2)
round 9 knit
round 10 (k1, k2tog, k1)
round 11 (k1, k2tog)
round 12 (k2tog)

Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch tail and using a tapestry needle, thread it through all the stitches removing them from the knitting needles as you go. Pull tight and tie off on the purl side of the work.

for the head:

cast on 6 stitches
2 on each of 3 needles

round 1 kfb every st (12sts)
round 2 knit
round 3 (9k1, kfb) along row (18sts)
round 4 knit
round 5 (k2,kfb) along row(24sts)
round 6 -10 knit
round 11 (K2tog, k2) along row (18sts)
round 12 knit
round 13 (K2tog, k1) along row(12sts)

stuff head with polly fill before the hole gets too tight

round 14 knit
round 15 (K2tog) along row (6sts)
round 16 knit
cast off

for the flippers:
cast on 10
row 1 knit
row 2 kfb (knit across row)
row 3 knit
row 4 kfb (knit across row)
row 5 knit
row 6 kfb (knit across row)
row 7 knit
row 8 kfb (knit across row)
row 9 knit
row 10 cast off

make 4 of these

for the tail:

cast on 7
cast off

using a tapestry needle weave yarn end through the tail to the top

scrunch up some fiber fill so its not overly fuzzy stuff the top of the shell i turned the shell right side up and placed it on a table then arranged the turtles extremities and pinned them in place then turning the turtle over using a tapestry needle and a length of yarn whip stitched the under shell to the top shell securing the limbs in between as i went finally i used some pearl tipped pins to figure out where to place the eyes and embroidered the eyes and mouth with black embroidery thread

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