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No-Sew Sea Turtle · Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

A lot of crocheters have enjoyed my Tori the Turtle pattern, which was part of my annual Creator Challenge back in 2022! The drawback to that pattern (in my opinion) is that it required sewing of different parts, like the head and flippers. Fast-forward to today, and I now have a completely NO-SEW Sea Turtle pattern available!! 


The No-Sew Sea Turtle works up quickly and easily. This marine amigurumi features a realistic looking turtle with curved flippers and a textured shell. It is designed with super bulky chenille velvet yarn for a huggable, 9-inch plush, but can also be crocheted with other yarn fibers. Try using blanket yarn, or use medium/worsted weight acrylic and cotton yarn for a smaller, keychain size turtle. It’s the perfect birthday gift or Christmas holiday gift for animal lovers and turtle enthusiasts.

About the Pattern

  • No-sew
  • Easy / beginner-friendly
  • Works up quickly
  • Curved flippers with realistic shaping 
  • Huggable, 9" stuffie if made with plush yarn 


    It can also be crocheted with different yarn weights and fibers to create different looks!  I used Hobbii Toucan yarn, which is a super bulky weight 6 velvet chenille yarn.  Blanket yarns also work great for a big, plush look.  If you're looking to make a smaller turtle, try using thinner yarns and a smaller hook to go with!  Medium weight or worsted weight acrylic and cotton yarns are great choices as well for crisp stitch definition. 

    PDF Pattern

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    You can get the PDF pattern from my store, Ravelryor Etsy.


    Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

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    Crochet Pattern Information


    9” across both ways (height and width)

    Level of Difficulty:

    ★★☆☆☆ Familiar Beginner. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), changing colors, and attaching yarn.

    Stitches/Terms Used:

    • FO = fasten off
    • ch = chain
    • sl st = slip stitch
    • sc = single crochet
    • inc = increase (insert 2 sc in same st)
    • dec = decrease (sc 2 sts together)
    • dc = double crochet
    • FLO = back loops only


    • Super bulky weight 6 yarn in desired colors (I used Hobbii Toucan yarn)
    • 5mm crochet hook (these are my fav)
    • 24mm colored plastic safety eyes (x2)
    • Stuffing
    • Scissors

    Yarn Color Guide

    C1: mint (head, flippers, belly color)
    C2: dark green (main shell color)
    C3: green (secondary shell color)

    Crochet Instructions

    The free written crochet instructions will be added here within 6 months of the pattern release! Please stay tuned.

    Video Support

    A video demonstration of the Body's R8 is available!  In R8, the head, front flippers, and back flippers are joined to the body without any sewing needed. 

    Want to share your finished sea turtle? I'd love to see it on Instagram, @SweetSofties!

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    Best wishes,