Simple and straightforward, this little turtle is a joy to make. In fact this little guy is my second one. I made this for one of my eldest sons school friends back in 2019.
I love the roundness of amigurumi and I always stuff them good. They need to be firm and not too flimsy!
I had made a version of this for a good friend and she loved him. When everyone else saw the little dude, they wanted one also! I call that a great success!
And whenver I am making an amigirumi toy/animal, I have soooo much fun! Makes me smile.
It’s funny, I used to be mainly a knitter. That is, until a friend asked me if I could imagine crocheting a couple of giraffe’s for a friend of hers who was having twins. I thought about it for a little bit, and thought: “why not…I will give it a try”.
That simple request has opened up an entire world of incredible amigurumi animals, dolls, etc. And I wouldn’t change it for the world. I thoroughly enjoy making each and every one of these toys.
So, I made a pair. Using a rather brilliant free pattern by Jess Huff. It’s pretty straight forward and really easy to follow, even for a beginner amigurumi maker…which I was at the time. I used some DROPS Cotton Light yarn, brilliant for these sorts of projects.
I used a hell of a lot of stuffing to make sure both of these guys were stiff and properly filled. I also ordered myself some safety eyes, after all, if this is a toy for a child I want to make sure that it’s 100% safe!
Pattern: Ginnie the Giraffe by Jess Huff.
Yarn: DROPS Cotton Light in light pink, mint, blue.
Hook size: 3mm
Crochet time: 1st – 8th September 2019.