African Flower Box Turtle by Kirsten Hall

African Flower Box Turtle

April 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
Hexagon unit approx. 2.5" / 6.5 cm side to side
1.8 mm
220 yards (201 m)
8" / 20 cm nose to tail
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This little turtle is made by joining “African Flower” crochet motifs. Assemble the motifs by the “join-as-you-go” method, or sew completed units together.

Yarn requirements: 50g/220 yds fingering yarn, in three or more colors (25g/110 yds each color to be safe)

Hook size: 1.8 mm; gauge is not critical, but a firm fabric is needed to minimize holes where stuffing is visible, so adjust hook size to your yarn and tension.

• Safety eyes or mushroom/dome buttons, 7-9 mm with loop shank (unless embroidering eyes)
• Tapestry needle for attaching or embroidering eyes, weaving in ends, and (optional) sewing seams
• Stuffing material

This pattern assumes experience with working crochet motifs in the round, and knowledge of basic crochet stitches: slip stitch, chain stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and back post double crochet.

Also, find help here:
• Video: Making a magic ring to start units
• Videos for joining units: Join-as-you-go, and sewing units together.
• Visit Heidi Bears on Ravelry for a tutorial in “African Flower” crochet. You may also wish to work up her extremely cute Bluebird of Happiness pattern to get a feel for making and joining units.