This pattern has not been tested by anyone other than myself. Please let me know if you run into any problems with it. Thanks.
2 colors of 100% cotton yarn.
Variegated tan for the center and a medium tone green for the outside.
Size G hook (I use different sizes to create different size wash cloths and I created a 'family' of turtles. I used a size H for the large turtle and a size G for the medium. The small turtle I had to change the pattern. I will post that pattern in a few days.
Stitch Markers (2 different colors)
Ch = chain, Slst = Slip Stitch SC = Single Crochet, DC = Double Crochet, Sc2tog = single crochet 2 together, TP = Triple Picot, St(s) = stitche(s), Rnd - Round, TN = Tapestry Needle.
Ch 3, Slst in 2nd Ch from hook, SC in next ch, Ch 2, Slst in 2nd ch from hook, SC in same as 1st SC, Ch 2, Slst in 2nd Ch from hook, SC in same as 1st SC
(This will make a foot with 3 toes)
Use 2 different color stitch markers I used orange to mark sts for head and tail, and teal to mark the sts for the feet
The feet are assymetrical to give the illusion that the turtle is walking.
This pattern is worked in rounds. At the end of each row Slst to first st to finish the round.
With Variegated Tan,
Ch 4, Slst to 1st chain to form a ring. Be careful to keep the ch straight and avoid twisting.
Ch 3 (counts as 1st st here and throughout), DC 11 times in ring, join with slst (12 sts)
Ch 3, Dc in same st as ch, 2 DC in each DC around, join with slst, (24 sts)
Ch 3, DC in same as ch, DC in next st, *2 DC in next st, DC in next st*, repeat from *to* 11 times, join with slst (36 sts)
Ch 3, DC in same as ch, DC in next 2 sts *2 DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts* repeat from *to* 11 times, join with slst (48 sts)
Ch 3, DC in same as ch, DC in next 3 sts *2 DC in next st, DC in next 3 sts* repeat from *to* 11 times, join with slst (60 sts)
Finish off, sew in ends with TN
Place Stitch marker in joining Slst and in st to either side (3 stitch markers, orange) This will be for the head
Counting from center stitch marker, count around circle 30 stitches on each side, place stitch markers in 30th sts (2 stitch markers, orange) This will mark the tail
DO NOT COUNT HEAD MARKERS, place stitch marker in 8th stitch from head on each side to mark front feet. (Teal stitch markers)
Place Stitch marker in 8th stitch from tail on each side to mark back feet (teal stitch markers)
See the pic below for reference
Join 2nd color with stst in 2nd st to the right of head, SC in same as joining st, SC in each st around, join with sl st. (60 sts) move stitch markers up one row as you crochet around.
Ch 1, SC in same as ch 1 space, SC in next 12 sts, (be sure to replace markers for head),
SC in next st, TP, SC in next st (1st foot)
SC in next 11 sts,
SC in next st, TP, SC in next st (2nd foot)
SC in next 6 sts
SC in next st, Ch 3, Slst in next 2 chs, SC in next st (tail)
SC in next 7 Sts,
SC in next st, TP, SC in next st (3rd foot)
SC in next 9 sts,
SC in next st, TP, SC in next st (4th foot)
SC in next 4 sts, join with Slst to 1st SC.
Slst in next 2 SC, Ch 1
SC where 3 st markers are, Slst in next SC, Ch 1 Turn
Sc2tog 2 times, Ch1 turn,
Sc2tog, finish off. Use TN to sew in ends.
I hope you enjoy this pattern.