This cute crochet Turtle applique pattern is another design made in the shape of a heart. This applique continues my series of heart-shaped creations.
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This crochet Turtle applique will be great to embellish various children’s items, you can also use it for scrapbooking or greeting cards.
My Sea Turtle applique will be also perfect for different Under the Sea projects. I love everything about the sea and I have already designed many crochet patterns for different sea motifs. In my collection I have sea shell, sea horses, jellyfish, corals, four different types of fish and more! All these patterns are available in my Etsy shop and in my Ravelry shop.
If you like ocean theme projects, you may like my Crochet Wall Arts Inspired by the Sea.
For your crochet Turtle applique you are welcome to experiment with different yarn weights and hooks to achieve different sizes. As an example, I made a larger Turtle with weight #2 yarn and small Turtle with crochet thread size 10.
Turtle Applique – Crochet Pattern
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(See a list of crochet abbreviations used in patterns by yarn industry designers and publishers HERE)
Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
Rnd – round
SC – single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
TR – treble crochet
Large Turtle applique is about 3-1/2” x 5″.
Small Turtle is about 2″ x 3″.
Yarn and hooks:
Large Turtle: Sport weight #2 yarn.
Small Turtle: Crochet cotton thread size 10.
Small hearts for the spots on the Turtle’s shell: Crochet cotton thread size 10.
Black embroidery floss
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Rnd 1. Make all of the next stitches in the 4th Ch from hook (the first Ch made) working under both loops – 3 DC, 3 HDC, Ch 1, DC (Heart point), Ch 1, 3 HDC, 3 DC, Ch 3, Sl St.
Rnd 2. Ch 3, in top of first St of previous Rnd make HDC+DC, 3 TR in next St, 2 DC in next St, DC in each of next 3 Sts, DC in Ch 1, DC+TR+DC in next St (Heart point), DC in Ch 1, DC in each of next 3 Sts, 2 DC in next St, 3 TR in next St, DC+HDC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center.
Rnd 3. Ch 3, HDC in top of first St, 2 HDC in each of next 3 Sts, HDC in each of next 8 Sts, 3 DC in next St (Heart point), HDC in each of next 8 Sts, 2 HDC in each of next 3 Sts, HDC in last St, Ch 3, Sl St in center.
Rnd 4. Ch 3, SC in top of first St, 2 SC in next 4 Sts, *Ch 9, DC in 4th Ch from hook, DC in next Ch, HDC in each of next 3 Ch, SC in next Ch, SC in same St where Ch 9 started*, 2 SC in next St, SC in each of next 6 Sts, repeat from * to * one time, SC in each of next 4 Sts, DC+TR+DC in next St (Heart point), SC in each of next 5 Sts, repeat from * to * one time, SC in next 5 Sts, 2 SC in next St, SC in next St, repeat from * to * one time, SC in same St, 2 SC in each of next 3 Sts, SC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center, Ch 9, TR in 5th Ch from hook, DC in next Ch, HDC in each of next 3 Ch, Sl St in center, Ch 1. Fasten off.
For the spots on Turtle shell you can use buttons of your choice or you can make small hearts.
Small Hearts (see also Instructions for the crochet Heart appliques)
Make all of the next stitches into the fourth Ch from hook (the first Ch made) working under both loops – 3 DC, 3 HDC, Ch 1, DC (Heart point), Ch 1, 3 HDC, 3 DC, Ch 3, Sl St, Ch 1. Fasten off.
Sew buttons or small hearts on the Turtle’s shell, embroider the eye. Block your crochet Turtle applique as necessary.
I hope you enjoyed this cute Turtle applique free crochet pattern!
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