Tori the Turtle · Part 3: Shell · Creator Challenge 2022

by - May 18, 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 3, we will be crocheting the shell!


The shell can be crocheted in one color or in multiple, and with "drop stitch" single crochets if you'd like to create a fun effect.  You can also embroider designs onto the shell afterwards as well, such as sewing on flowers, lines, spots, etc.  Be creative and have fun!

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 3

Note: A full video tutorial for Part 3: Shell is available!


Note: The shell is crocheted from top to bottom. Start with C2 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: (Sc 2, inc) x 6. (24 sts)

R5: (Sc 3, inc) x 6. (30 sts)

R6: (Sc 4, inc) x 6. (36 sts)

R7-R9: Sc around. (36 sts)

Switch to C3 yarn. Stuff the shell and body as you work along these last few rounds.

R10: In BLO, sc around. (36 sts)

R11: (Sc 4, dec) x 6. (30 sts)

R12: (Sc 3, dec) x 6. (24 sts)

R13: (Sc 2, dec) x 6. (18 sts)

R14: (Sc, dec) x 6. (12 sts)

R15: Dec around. (6 sts)

FO with a tail for sewing the hole shut.
Finishing the Shell: Attach C2 yarn to the unworked front loops created in R10. Sc around, working in these unworked front loops. FO at the end of the round and weave in the ends.

That's it, you're done!

Don't forget to share your photos in the Sweet Softies FB Group!

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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!)

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Happy crafting!

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