Tur­tle Shell Game

Crochet World - - Sum­mer­time Cro­chet -

Tail Row 1: With green, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, leav­ing an 8-inch length of yarn, fas­ten off. (4 sc) FISH Body Rnd 1: With or­ange, form a slip ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring, place st marker. (6 sc) Rnd 2: [2 sc in next st] around. (12 sc) Rnd 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: Sc in each st around. (18 sc)

Rnds 5–9: Rep rnd 4. Rnd 10: [Sc dec in next 2 sts, sc in next st] around. (12 sc) Stuff with fiber­fill.

Rnd 11: [Sc dec in next 2 sts] around, join in beg sc, leav­ing an 8-inch length of yarn, fas­ten off. (6 sc) Weave end tail through rnd 11 and pull gen­tly to close open­ing. Mouth Rnd 1: With yel­low, ch 6, join in first ch to form a ring, leav­ing a 6-inch length of yarn, fas­ten off. (1 ch-6 ring)

Fin Make 2. Row 1: With yel­low, ch 4, work

ing in back bar of ch (see

il­lus­tra­tion), sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, tr in last ch, leav­ing an 8-inch length of yarn, fas­ten off. (1 sc, 1 dc, 1 tr)

Tail

Row 1: With yel­low, leav­ing an 8-inch tail, ch 3, work­ing in back bar of ch, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in last ch, turn. (2 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, (sl st, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in each of next 2 chs, sc in last ch, sl st) in each st across, fas­ten off. (4 sl sts, 4 sc, 4 dc) ASSEM­BLY Re­fer to photo as a guide for place­ment of all pieces. Tur­tle 1. With black, em­broi­der a satin stitch mouth in a straight line from 1 side of Head to other side at rnd 15. Sew Eyes to Head. With black, em­broi­der satin stitch nos­tril at a slight slant just be­low each Eye. 2. With 24-inch tail, sew Neck to rnd 14 of 1 Shell. Do not cut rem length of tail. 3. Sew Front and Back Fins to sides of rnd 17 of Shell. 4. Sew Tail to rnd 17 of Shell in mid­point be­tween Back Fins. 5. Weave in all loose ends on 2nd Shell. Stuff this Shell inside first Shell. Stretch and ma­nip­u­late Shells un­til rnd 18 of each Shell lines up with the other. With rem length of 24-inch tail, sew sts of rnds tog. Weave rem tail into Shells. Fish Sew Mouth to rnd 1 of Body. With black, em­broi­der French

knot (see il­lus­tra­tion) eyes above Mouth. Sew Tail ver­ti­cally to rnd 11 of Body. Po­si­tion ends of Fins with tr on side of Body and sew in place. CW

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