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Free Crochet Patterns

Noela, Pippa & TJ

Noela the snail, Pippa the duck, and TJ the turtle are made of crocheting in a spiral. Spiral crochet is to crochet in the round continuously without joining the separate rounds typically with a slip stitch. This technique is commonly used in crocheting Amigurumi or a project to prevent the appearance of the seam due to the joining stitches. Aran and chunky yarn are the main weights used to make these three friends. Black and rainbow shades deliver a good colour contrast.

Image by Gaelle Marcel

Noela

Finished size: 10x5x12cm

Materials

Head to tail

Rnd 1: Yarn A; 6dc into an adjustable ring and pull the yarn end to tighten up (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2dc in each st around (12 sts)

Rnd 3: [dc in the next st, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 4: [dc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (24 sts)

Rnds 5-9: dc in each st around (24 sts)

Rnd 10: dc2tog, dc in the next 20 sts, dc2tog (22 sts)

Rnd 11: dc2tog 2 times, dc in the next 18 sts (20 sts)

Rnd 12: dc2tog, dc in the next 16 sts, dc2tog (18 sts)

Rnd 13: dc2tog 2 times, dc in the next 14 sts (16 sts) 

 

Insert the safety eyes between Rnds 6-7 opposite the 1st st of Rnd 13 and about 5 sts apart.

 

Rnds 14-15: dc in each st around (16 sts)

Rnd 16: dc in the next 7 sts, dc2tog, dc in the next 6 sts, 2dc in the next st (16 sts)

Rnd 17: dc in each st around (16 sts)

Rnd 18: 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 7 sts, dc2tog, dc in the next 6 sts (16 sts)

Rnd 19: dc in each st around (16 sts)

Rnd 20: 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 7 sts, dc2tog, dc in the next 6 sts (16 sts)

Rnd 21: dc in the next st, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 7 sts, dc2tog, dc in the next 5 sts (16 sts)

Rnd 22: dc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 7 sts, dc2tog, dc in the next 4 sts (16 sts)

Rnd 23: dc in the next 3 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 7 sts, dc2tog, dc in the next 3 sts (16 sts)

Rnd 24: dc in the next 4 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 7 sts, dc2tog, dc in the next 2 sts (16 sts)

Rnd 25: dc in the next 3 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next st, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 3 sts, dc2tog 2 times, dc in the next 3 sts (16 sts)

Rnds 26-27: dc in the next 6 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 6 sts, dc2tog, dc in the next st (16 sts)

Rnds 28-29: dc in the next 7 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 6 sts, dc2tog (16 sts)

Rnds 30-32: dc in each st around (16 sts)

Rnd 33: dc in each st around (16 sts) and add the filling before continuing to the next round.

Rnd 34: [dc in the next 2 sts, dc2tog] 4 times (12 sts)

Rnd 35: [dc in the next st, dc2tog] 4 times (8 sts)

Rnd 36: dc2tog 4 times, ss, darn the end of working yarn in each st around and pull to tighten up and fasten off

Shell

First half of the shell:

Rnd 1: Yarn B; 6dc into an adjustable ring and pull the yarn end to tighten up (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2dc in each st around (12 sts)

Rnd 3: [dc in the next st, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 4: [dc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (24 sts)

Rnd 5: [dc in the next 3 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (30 sts)

Rnd 6: [dc in the next 4 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (36 sts)

Rnd 7: [dc in the next 5 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (42 sts)

Rnd 8: [dc in the next 6 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (48 sts)

Rnd 9: dc in each st around (48 sts)

Rnd 10: dc in each st around, ss and fasten off (48 sts)

The other half of the shell:

 

Repeat Rnds 1-10 of the 1st half of the shell for the 2nd half. Place the edges of the 1st and 2nd halves together, sew the edges of the two pieces together with yarn B starting from the 1st to the 22nd st, and fasten off. 

Finishing

Add filling to the shell and sew the opening part of the shell to the back of the body (around Rnd 6 from the bottom to the neck) with Yarn B. Embroider the mouth on the face with Yarn C.

Pippa

Finished size: 10x8x8cm

Materials

Image by Niilo Isotalo

Head and body

Rnd 1: Yarn A; 6dc into an adjustable ring and pull the yarn end to tighten up (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2dc in each st around (12 sts)

Rnd 3: [dc in the next st, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 4: [dc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (24 sts)

Rnd 5: [dc in the next 3 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (30 sts)

Rnds 6-12: dc in each st around (30 sts)

Rnd 13: [dc in the next 3 sts, dc2tog] 6 times (24 sts)

Rnd 14: [dc in the next 2 sts, dc2tog] 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 15: [dc in the next st, dc2tog] 6 times (12 sts)

 

Insert the safety eyes between Rnds 7-8 opposite the 1st st of Rnd 15 and about 7 sts apart.

 

Rnd 16: dc in each st around (12 sts)

Rnd 17:  [dc in the next st, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 18:  [dc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (24 sts)

Rnd 19:  [dc in the next 3 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (30 sts)

Rnd 20: [dc in the next 4 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (36 sts)

Rnd 21:  dc in the next 5 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 23 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 5 sts, 2dc in the next st (39 sts)

Rnd 22: dc in the next 6 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 24 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 6 sts, 2dc in the next st (42 sts)

Rnd 23: dc in the next 7 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 25 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 7 sts, 2dc in the next st (45 sts)

Rnd 24: dc in the next 8 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 26 sts, 2dc in the next st, dc in the next 8 sts, 2dc in the next st (48 sts)

Rnd 25: dc in each st around (48 sts)

Rnd 26: dc in the next 8 sts, dc2tog 2 times, dc in the next 22 sts, dc2tog 2 times, dc in the next 10 sts (44 sts)

Rnd 27: dc in the next 7 sts, dc2tog, dc in the next 6 sts, dc2tog, dc in the next 8 sts, dc2tog, dc in the next 6 sts, dc2tog, dc in the next 9 sts (40 sts)

Rnd 28: dc in the next 6 sts, dc2tog, dc in the next 7 sts, dc2tog, dc in the next 4 sts, dc2tog, dc in the next 7 sts, dc2tog, dc in the next 6 sts, dc2tog (35 sts)

Rnd 29: dc in each st around (35 sts)

Rnd 30: [dc in the next 5 sts, dc2tog] 5 times (30 sts)

Rnd 31:  [dc in the next 3 sts, dc2tog] 6 times (24 sts)

Rnd 32: [dc in the next 2 sts, dc2tog] 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 33: [dc in the next st, dc2tog] 6 times and add filling before continuing to the next round (12 sts)

Rnd 34: dc2tog 6 times, ss, darn the end of working yarn in each st around and pull to tighten up and fasten off.

Wings

Make two. Follow the instruction below for the inner layer of each wing.

 

Rnd 1: Yarn B; 6dc into an adjustable ring and pull the yarn end to tighten up (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2dc in each st around (12 sts)

Rnd 3: [dc in the next st, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 4: htr in the next st, 3tr in the next st, htr in the next st, ss and fasten off

 

Repeat Rnds 1-4 of the inner layer for the outer layer of each wing, place the wrong sides of the inner and outer layers together, work on the outer side, crochet the edges of two layers together with dc using Yarn B and fasten off. 

Beaks

Rnd 1:  Yarn C; 6dc into an adjustable ring and pull the yarn end to tighten up (6 sts)

Rnd 2: ss in the next st, 2dc in the next 2 sts, ss in the next st, 2dc in the next 2 sts (10 sts)

Rnd 3: ss in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next 2 sts, ss in the next 3 sts, 2dc in the next 2 sts, ss in the next st and fasten off (14 sts)

 

Sew the centre of the mouth to the face with the right side facing out.

TJ the tortoise 

Materiels

 

Finished size: 10x8x10cm

Head and neck

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Rnd 1: Yarn A; 6dc into an adjustable ring and pull the yarn end to tighten up (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2dc in each st around (12 sts)

Rnd 3: [dc in the next st, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 4: [dc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (24 sts)

Rnds 5-9: dc in each st around (24 sts)

Rnd 10: [dc in the next 2 sts, dc2tog] 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 11: [dc in the next st, dc2tog] 6 times (12 sts) and insert the safety eyes around Rnds 5-6 opposite the 1st st of Rnd 11 and about 5 sts apart.

Rnds 12-13: dc in the next 5 sts, dc2tog, dc in the next 4 sts, 2dc in the next st (12 sts)

Rnd 14: 2dc, dc in the next 5 sts, dc2tog, dc in the next 4 sts (12 sts)

Rnds 15-25: Repeat Rnd 12 for odd rounds and Rnd 14 for even rounds. 

Rnd 26: Repeat Rnd 14 and add filling before continuing to the next round (12 sts)

Rnd 27: dc2tog 6 times, ss, darn the end of working yarn in each st around, pull yarn end to tighten up and fasten off

Upper shell

Rnd 1: Yarn B; 6dc into an adjustable ring and pull the yarn end to tighten up (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2dc in each st around (12 sts)

Rnd 3: [dc in the next st, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 4: [dc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (24 sts)

Rnd 5: [dc in the next 3 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (30 sts)

Rnd 6: [dc in the next 4 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (36 sts)

Rnd 7: [dc in the next 5 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (42 sts)

Rnds 8-11: dc in each st around (42 sts)

Rnd 12: [fdc in the next 6 sts, 2fdc in the next st] 6 times (48 sts)

Rnd 13: dc in each st around, ss and fasten off (48 sts)

Finishing

Add filling to the shell and sew the tummy pad on the inner loop of Rnd 12 of the shell with Yarn A, insert head, legs and tail on the go. Embroider the mouth with red yarn.

Legs

Make four. Follow the instruction below for each leg.

 

Rnd 1: Yarn B; 6dc into an adjustable ring and pull the yarn end to tighten up (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2dc in each st around (12 sts)

Rnd 3: dc in each st around (12 sts)

Rnd 4: Yarn A; dc in each st around (12 sts)

Rnd 5: [dc in the next st, dc2tog] 4 times (8 sts)

Rnds 6-13: dc in each st around (8 sts)

Rnd 14: dc in each st around, add the filling, darn the end of working yarn in each st around, pull the yarn end to tighten up and fasten off

Tail

Rnd 1: Yarn A; 3dc into an adjustable ring and pull the yarn end to tighten up (3 sts)

Rnd 2: 2dc in each st around (6 sts)

Rnd 3: [dc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next st] 2 times (8 sts)

Rnds 4-7: dc in each st around (8 sts)

Rnd 8: dc in each st around, ss and fasten off (8 sts)

Tummy shell

Rnd 1: Yarn A; 6dc into an adjustable ring and pull the yarn end to tighten up (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2dc in each st around (12 sts)

Rnd 3: [dc in the next st, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (18 sts)

Rnd 4: [dc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (24 sts)

Rnd 5: [dc in the next 3 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (30 sts)

Rnd 6: [dc in the next 4 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (36 sts)

Rnd 7: [dc in the next 5 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times (42 sts)

Rnd 8: [dc in the next 6 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times, ss and fasten off (48 sts)

Abbreviations

ch(s): chain(s)

dc: double crochet (US single crochet - sc)

2d: double crochet increase by having 2 dc in the same stitch or chain

dc2tog: double crochet two together (US single crochet two together – sc2tog)

fdc: front loop double crochet (US front loop single crochet - FLsc)

htr: half treble crochet (US half double crochet – hdc)

rnd(s: round(s)

ss: slip stitch

st(s): stitch(es)

tr: treble crochet (US double crochet – dc)

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