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How to Crochet an Amigurumi Lobster and Turtle
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How to Crochet an Amigurumi Lobster and Turtle

Difficulty Intermediate
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1/2 day +

Fall in love with our charming crochet duo! The amigurumi lobster and turtle can be brought to life with our latest crochet pattern, and you'll have a couple of super cute characters when you're done.

Designed by Irene Strange

 

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How to make

 

You Will Also Need:

20mm safety eyes

 

Lobster:

Main colour: Coral Red

Colour A: Orange

 

Turtle:

Main Colour: Dark Green

Colour A: Bright Green

Colour B: Yellow

 

Lobster

Body

Start in main colour.

 

Rnd 1: start 6 dc in a magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each stitch around [12]

Rnd 3: (inc in next st, 1dc) six times [18]

Rnd 4: (inc in next st, 2dc) six times [24]

Rnd 5: (inc in next st, 3dc) six times [30]

Body 

Rnd 6: (inc in next st, 4dc) six times [36]

Rnd 7 - 21: dc around

Add safety eyes to the front.

Rnd 22: change to Colour A, (dec, 10dc) three times [33]

Rnd 23-24: dc around.

Rnd 25: (dec, 9dc) three times [30]

Body

Rnd 26-27: dc around.

Rnd 28: change to Main Colour, (dec, 8dc) three times [27]

Rnd 29-30: dc around.

Rnd 31: (dec, 7dc) three times [24]

Rnd 32-33: dc around.

Rnd 34: change to Colour A, (dec, 6dc) three times [21]

Rnd 35-36: dc around.

Body

Rnd 37: (dec, 5dc) three times [18]

Rnd 38-39: dc around.

Add toy stuffing.

Rnd 40: (dec, 1dc) six times [12]

Rnd 41: dec six times [6]

Fasten off and sew up the end.

Antennae

Make 2 in main colour.

 

Rnd 1: start 6 dc in a magic ring [6]

Rnd 2-34: dc around.

Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing.

Big Claws

 

Make 2 in main colour.

 

Rnd 1: start 6dc in a magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: (inc, 1dc) three times [9]

Rnd 3: dc around.

Rnd 4: (inc, 2dc) three times [12]

Rnd 5: dc around.

Rnd 6: (inc, 3dc) three times [15]

Rnd 7: (inc, 4dc) three times [18]

Rnd 8: (inc, 5dc) three times [21]

Rnd 9: (inc, 6dc) three times [24]

Rnd 10: (inc, 7dc) three times [27]

Rnd 11: (inc, 8dc) three times [30]

Rnd 12-21: dc around.

Rnd 22: (dec, 4dc) five times [25]

Rnd 23: (dec, 3dc) five times [20]

Rnd 24: (dec, 2dc) five times [15]

Add stuffing.

Rnd 25: (dec, 1dc) five times [10]

Rnd 26-35: dc around.

Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing.

 

Use a bit of yarn to sew a line along the claw between Rnd 6-14 to shape the pincer.

 

Tail

Make 2 in main colour.

Rnd 1: start 6dc in a magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: (1dc, 3dc in next st, 1dc) two times [10]

Rnd 3: (2dc, 3dc in next st, 2dc) two times [14]

Rnd 4: (3dc, 3dc in next st, 3dc) two times [18]

Rnd 5: (4dc, 3dc in next st, 4dc) two times [22]

Rnd 6: (5dc, 3dc in next st, 5dc) two times [26]

Rnd 7: (6dc, 3dc in next st, 6dc) two times [30]

Rnd 8-11: dc around.

Rnd 12: (6dc, dc3tog, 6dc) two times [26]

Rnd 13: (5dc, dc3tog, 5dc) two times [22]

Rnd 14: (4dc, dc3tog, 4dc) two times [18]

Fasten off, add a bit of stuffing and sew to the end of the body.

 

Use a spare bit of yarn to shape the tail into segments.

Legs

Make 8 in main colour.

Rnd 1: start 7dc in magic ring [7]

Rnd 2-9: dc around.

Turtle

Eyes

Make 2 in Colour B.

 

Rnd 1: start 6 dc in a magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each stitch around [12]

Rnd 3: (inc in next st, 1dc) six times [18]

Rnd 4-6: dc around.

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. Place the safety eye through the eye piece set aside for later.

Head

Start in main colour.

 

Rnd 1: start 6 dc in a magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: inc in each stitch around [12]

Rnd 3: (inc in next st, 1dc) six times [18]

Rnd 4: (inc in next st, 2dc) six times [24]

Rnd 5: (inc in next st, 3dc) six times [30]

Rnd 6-14: dc around.

Rnd 15: (dec, 3dc) six times [24]

Fasten the safety eye and the eye pieces to the head.

Rnd 16: (dec, 2dc) six times [18]

Rnd 17: (dec, 4dc) three times [15]

Add stuffing to the head.

Rnd 18-19: dc around.

Head continued...

Rnd 20: change to Colour B, 3dc in next st, 2dc, inc, 2dc, 3dc in next st, 8dc [20]

Rnd 21: 1dc, 3dc in next st, 8dc, 3dc in next st, 9dc [24]

Rnd 22: 2dc, 3dc in next st, 10dc, 3dc in next st, 10dc [28]

Rnd 23: 3dc, 3dc in next st, 12dc, 3dc in next st, 11dc [32]

Rnd 24: 4dc, 3dc in next st, 14dc, 3dc in next st, 12dc [36]

Rnd 25-28: dc around.

Rnd 29: (dec, 10dc) 3 times [33]

Rnd 30: (dec, 9dc) 3 times [30]

Rnd 31: (dec, 8dc) 3 times [27]

Rnd 32: (dec, 7dc) 3 times [24]

Rnd 33: (dec, 6dc) 3 times [21]

Rnd 34: (dec, 5dc) 3 times [18]

Add stuffing to the body. 

Rnd 35: (dec, 4dc) 3 times [15]

Rnd 36: (dec, 3dc) 3 times [12]

Rnd 37: (dec, 2dc) 3 times [9]

Rnd 38: (dec, 1dc) 3 times [6]

Fasten off, sew up the end. 

Front flippers

Make in main colour.

 

Rnd 1: start 6 dc in a magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: (inc, 2dc) two times [8]

Rnd 3: inc in next st, 7dc [9]

Rnd 4: inc in next st, 8dc [10]

 

Flippers continued...

 

Rnd 5: inc in next st, 9dc [11]

Rnd 6: inc in next st, 10dc [12]

Rnd 7: inc in next st, 11dc [13]

Rnd 8: inc in next st, 12dc [14]

Rnd 9: inc in next st, 13dc [15]

Rnd 10: inc in next st, 14dc [16]

Rnd 11: dec, 14dc [15]

Rnd 12: dec, 13dc [14]

Rnd 13: dec, 12dc [13]

Rnd 14: dec, 11dc [12]

Add stuffing.

Rnd 15: dec, 10dc [11]

Rnd 16: dec, 9dc [10]

Rnd 17: dec, 8dc [9]

Rnd 18-23: dc around.

Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing, top up stuffing and sew to either sides of the body.

Back Flippers

Make in main colour.

Rnd 1: start 6 dc in a magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: (inc in next st, 1dc) three times [9]

Rnd 3: dc around.

Rnd 4: (inc in next st, 2dc) three times [12]

Rnd 5-6: dc around.

Rnd 7: (dec, 2dc) three times [9]

Rnd 8: (dec, 1dc) three times [6]

Fasten off, add stuffing and sew to the body.

Shell Top

The shell is a simple granny motif and can be swapped for a different style of pattern if preferred.

 

Start in Colour B, Ch12, join to make a ring.

Rnd 1: ch3 (counts as 1tr throughout), 1tr in ring, (ch1, 3tr in ring) five times, ch1, 1tr in ring, sl st in 3rd ch, fasten off Colour B [6 3tr clusters]

Rnd 2: attach main colour to any chain space, ch3, 1tr in same space, ch1, 3tr in same space, (ch1, 3tr in next space, ch1, 3tr in same space) five times, ch1, 1tr in next space, sl st in 3rd ch, fasten off main colour. [12 3tr clusters]

Rnd 3: attach Colour B to any chain space, ch3, 1tr in same space, (ch1, 3tr in next space) eleven times, ch1, 1tr in next space, sl st in 3rd ch, fasten off colour B. [12 3tr clusters]

Rnd 4: attach main colour to any chain space,  ch3, 1tr in same space, (ch1, 3tr in next space) eleven times, ch1, 1tr in next space, sl st in 3rd ch, fasten off main colour. [12 3tr clusters]

Rnd 5: attach colour B to any chain space, ch1, 1dc in each st around.

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

 

Place the shell top over the body and stitch down all around.

Use the contrast colours to embroider dots on the top of the head, and add a smile to the front of the head.

Stitch down the eye pieces to finish.

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