Tori the Turtle · Part 1: Head · Creator Challenge 2022

by - May 11, 2022

Welcome to Sweet Softies' fifth annual Creator Challengefeaturing Tori the Turtle!  This basic sea turtle serves as the perfect canvas for you to customize into your own, unique turtle.  If you haven't already, check out the Intro Page for rules and important information about this Creator Challenge.  

For Part 1, we will be crocheting the head!


Don't want to wait for all the CAL instructions? Want a printable, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF file with photo references? If so, you can purchase the PDF file for a small fee. Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies!

Part 1

Note: A full video tutorial for Part 1: Head is available! 


Start with C1 yarn.

R1: Insert 6 sc in MR. Pull ring tight. (6 sts)

R2: Inc around. (12 sts)

R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)

R4-R6: Sc around. (18 sts)

R7: (Sc, dec) x 6. (12 sts)

Attach 6mm eyes between R5-R6, 9 sts apart.

R8: (Sc, dec) x 4. (8 sts)

FO with a tail for sewing to the shell later. Stuff the head.

That's it for the head.  Don't forget to share your photos in the Sweet Softies FB Group!

Join the Community!

Participants are encouraged to share work in progress (WIP) photos in the Sweet Softies FB Group!

You can also save this pattern or add your project on Ravelry!

Pattern Links

Tori the Turtle's pattern will be FREE on my blog, but an ad-free printable PDF pattern with photo references is also available for purchase. (Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies!)

Want your friends to join in on this fun Creator Challenge too?  The more, the merrier!  Share this post and spread the joy of crocheting!

Happy crafting!

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