Baby Turtle Amigurumi - Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Jul 4

Hello, hi & welcome back! I am so excited to share my Baby Turtle Amigurumi free crochet pattern! This tiny crochet turtle is the perfect mess-free pet for a little one or a thoughtful handmade gift for the turtle-lover in your life! This pattern is quick and easy to whip up and will no doubt brighten any day!





This baby turtle amigurumi is comprised of the head, shell, belly, arms and legs which are stuffed and stitched together using a tapestry needle. The finished crocheted turtle measures approximately 3.5 inches. You could always make a larger turtle by increasing your yarn and hook sizes.



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Stitches:

This pattern is written in US crochet terminology.

  • Chain

  • SC - Single Crochet

  • Slip Stitch

  • Magic Circle

  • SC dec - Single Crochet Decrease

  • * - Repeat sequence until the end of the round


Turtle Amigurumi - Free Crochet Pattern


Turtle Shell:

With the darker color,

Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 6, pull tight (6 stitches)


Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch (12 stitches)


Round 3: 2 SC in the first stitch, SC in the next* (18 stitches)


Rounds 4-5: SC in each stitch (18 stitches)



Round 6: SC dec, SC in the next* (12 stitches)


Round 7: in the front loops only, 2 SC in each stitch around (24 stitches)


Slip stitch, chain 1, tie off pulling through the chain stitch to secure.


Weave in the end or stuff the end into the shell.


Turtle Legs (make 4):

With the lighter color,

Round 1: in a magic circle, ch 1, SC 6, pull tight (6 stitches)


Rounds 2-3: SC in each stitch (6 stitches)


slip stitch, chain 1, tie off with a long tail.


Use the original tail from the magic circle as stuffing.


Set aside.



Tiny Turtle Head:

With the lighter color,

Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 6, pull tight (6 stitches)


Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch (12 stitches)


Rounds 3-4: SC in each stitch (12 stitches)


Round 5: SC dec, SC in the next* (8 stitches)



Round 6: SC in each stitch (8 stitches)


Insert safety eyes and stuffing!


Round 7: SC in each stitch (8 stitches)


Slip stitch, chain 1, tie off with a long tail.


Set aside.



Turtle Belly:

With the lighter color,

Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 6, pull tight (6 stitches)


Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (12 stitches)


Round 3: 2 SC in the first stitch, SC in the next* (18 stitches)


Slip stitch, chain 1, tie off with a long tail.




Tiny Turtle Assembly:

  • Using a tapestry needle and the long tail on the head, stitch the opening closed and attach to the edge of the belly.

  • Using the long tails on the legs, attach the legs onto 4 'corners' of the belly.



  • Trim/weave in all of your tails except for the one on the belly.

  • Now stuff the shell and sew the belly onto the inner rim of the shell.

  • Tie off and trim any excess yarn.


I hope you have enjoyed crocheting with me! I enjoyed designing this turtle amigurumi crochet pattern!

(I'd love to see your creations! Tag me on Instagram @heathercorinne_ or Facebook @heathercorinnecrochets)






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