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Tori the Turtle · Creator Challenge Intro

Dear fellow crocheters,

Welcome to Sweet Softies' fifth annual Creator Challenge, featuring Tori the Turtle!  She's a basic sea turtle designed to be a simple "canvas" for you to customize with different color combinations, creative details, and more! 

The 2022 Creator Challenge will start on May 7th and end on May 31st.


Tori the Turtle's pattern...

  • Is beginner-friendly
  • Is quick to make
  • Uses scrap yarn (yay for stashbuster projects!)
  • Makes for a lovely gift
  • Is easily customizable
  • Comes with full step-by-step video tutorials for all parts!

This little sea creature is very excited to meet all her new siblings very soon.  Let's fill the crochet community with turtles!!  

Interested in making one?  Read on for the FREE pattern, rules, and important information pertaining to this Creator Challenge, or check out the info in this video here.


Creator Challenge is an event made up by Sweet Softies where crocheters can enter to:
  1. Join a CAL featuring one of my new pattern designs
  2. Complete the project
  3. Customize their creations however they'd like!  

In this crochet-a-long (CAL), crocheters are encouraged to add their own unique flair to finish the doll.  This includes but isn't limited to different yarn colors, yarn fibers, embroidery details, and embellishments (e.g., appliques, beads, buttons, bows, flowers).  Allow yourself to be creative and most importantly, have fun! 

All acceptable submissions (that follow the rules below) will be shown on my website (and possibly a YouTube video if I make one!).  One submission will be handpicked by me for a prize! 

Join the Community!

Participants are encouraged to share work in progress (WIP) photos in the Sweet Softies FB Group, or add your projects to 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!)

PDF Pattern

Don't want to wait for all 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!


  1. You must follow the pattern stitches and rows exactly as they are written.
  2. You may use any yarn color you'd like.
  3. You may add any extra embellishments you'd like.
  4. You may submit as many entries as you'd like.
  5. Entries must be submitted by: May 31st, 2022 at 11:59pm PST.

How to Submit Entries

Note: Your entry will not count unless it has the tag! (I must be able to find it to include it!) 


The winner will receive a $10 coupon code in my shop!  That includes access to any of my premium patterns too!  With $10, you can get one, two, possibly even three or four different patterns!

Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you'll join in on this fun Creator Challenge!

Happy crocheting~