No-Sew Crochet Turtle Plush Pattern Free

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Learn how to crochet a no-sew turtle amigurumi with our easy crochet pattern. Learn the no-sew technique and create adorable sunflower, watermelon, or plush turtles easily. Scroll down for the free crochet turtle pattern or buy the ad-free, printable PDF pattern here!

Crochet Sunflower Turtle free pattern for beginners

Crochet toys are a great way to create a safe and unique toy for your children or yourself. On the web, you will find plenty of different crochet amigurumi. To create a toy, we crochet different parts and then join them into a complete stuffed toy.

Sometimes, the parts that we need to sew to achieve the final look can be overwhelming and the project you are working on can end up in your WIP pile.

To avoid that the amigurumi designers come up with a method that saves you the trouble of sewing parts. How cool, right?

For the crochet turtle pattern, we will use exactly the no-sew technique. Last December we already, shared a few low-sew and no-sew amigurumi patterns that you can make in a day.

The No-Sew bunny is a complete no-sew! This means you will have not even one part to sew after you finish crocheting your bunny. And the Low-Sew Bear pattern will give you a cute critter to cuddle around with.

Crochet Amigurumi Along

The crochet turtle pattern is part of this year’s crochet along. Last year, we hosted a crochet gnome along and we had a gorgeous year with all the gnomes we made!

This year other than the extended version of the gnome along we are hosting a crochet amigurumi along. Therefore, we will share a new amigurumi pattern with you each month!

Related post: Crochet Amigurumi Along!

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Print this pattern

Below you will find the free crochet turtle pattern. But I know some of you prefer a hard copy instead of using a screen.

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What yarn to use for a crochet turtle plush?

This free crochet turtle pattern is made using plush velvet yarn. It is soft and chunky which makes the crochet easy and fast. But for a complete beginner it could be hard to see the stitches. This can lead to misplaced or missed stitches. Moreover, it will misshape your toy!

With beginners in mind and people who don’t like working with plush yarn, I made a turtle with chunky weight yarn as well. This will show you how it will look if worked with different yarn other than plush yarn.

In conclusion, you can use whatever yarn you have in your stash. Keep in mind that if you use thinner yarn you will have smaller crochet turtle. With chunky or super chunky yarn you will have bigger crochet turtle.

No- Sew Crochet Turtle Pattern Free

crochet watermelon turtle pattern for beginners with stepp by step photo tutorial

The pattern is written in US crochet terminology.

For the turtle we will crochet in continuous rounds. Don’t join your rounds!

The finished size of the turtle with plush yarn is 19 x 16 cm/ 7.5 x 6 inches.

The pattern is written for the sunflower turtle.

In the end you will find a color chart for the watermelon crochet turtle.


– Super bulky weight yarn- Chenille/velvet yarn- Parfait Chunky 100% polyester, 100 g, 120 m
colors- 30gr beige, 20 gr brown and 20gr yellow
– crochet hook size 4 mm

– poly fiber fill for stuffing
– tapestry needle

-safety eyes- 8/10mm (a pair)

Yarn substitutes:

Himalaya Dolphin, Wolans Bunny, Honey Bunny, Baby Snuggle

Stitch Abbreviation:

SC- single crochet

SS- slip stitch

CH- chain

Rep- repeat

Inc- increase (make 2 SC in same stitch)

Dec- decrease ( work 2 SC stitch together)

MR- magic ring

HDC- half double crochet

– repeat the stitches in the ** indicated times

FO- fasten off

Pattern notes:

  1. The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
  2. The pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join your rounds.
  3. If you use a different weight of yarn, keep in mind that your turtle will turn out bigger or smaller. I made one with a chunky weight and the same hook size.
  4. We will crochet the fins and head and join them as we crochet along so you don’t need to sew any parts later. Making the pattern completely no-sew.
  5. When you reach the round in which we are joining the fins and head check the photo tutorial first.

Special stitch:

Working in the third loop of HDC stitch- this loop is located just behind and nearly parallel to the normal loops typically worked.

Crochet turtles’s fins (make 4):

-with beige color

Rnd 1: Start with a MR, and make 6 SC into it (6)

Rnd 2: *inc 1* 6 times (12)

Rnd 3: *inc 1, SC in next* 6 times (18)

Rnd 4: *inc 1, SC in next 2* 6 times (24)

Now fold the circle and turn it into a semi-circle. Join both sides with SC stitch to close. FO.

Crochet turtle’s head:

-with beige color

Rnd 1: Start with a MR, and make 6 SC into it (6)

Rnd 2: *inc 1* 6 times (12)

Rnd 3: *inc 1, SC in next* 6 times (18)

Rnd 4-6: SC in each stitch around (18)

Rnd 7: *SC in next, dec 1* 6 times (12) FO.

Stuff the head. Do not stuff all the way!

Insert the right eye between the last stitch of rnd 2 and first stitch of rnd 3. Place the left eye in the stitch between the 2-3 stitches of round 2.

Crochet turtle’s body:

-start with brown color for sunflower

Rnd 1: Start with a MR, and make 6 SC into it (6)

Rnd 2: *inc 1* 6 times (12)

Rnd 3: *inc 1, SC in next* 6 times (18)

Rnd 4: *inc 1, SC in next 2* 6 times (24)

Rnd 5: *inc 1, SC in next 3* 6 times (30)

FO brown color and attach yellow

Rnd 6: *inc 1, SC in next 4* 6 times (36)

Rnd 7: HDC in each stitch around (36)

Leave the yellow color and attach the beige. Don’t cut the yellow color. We will come back and crochet the sunflower petals.

In the next round we will join the turtles fins and head as we crochet along! We will work in the 3rd loop of HDC we made in previous round!

Please check the photo tutorial provided first for better understanding of the round!

Rnd 8: SC in next 4, attach the first fin through the next 2 stitches with SC, SC in next 6. Attach 2nd fin through the next 2 stitches. SC in next 3. Attach the head through the next 6 stitches. SC in next 3. Attach 3rd fin through the next 2 stitces. SC in next 6. Attach the last fin through the next 2 stitches. (36)

crochet watermelon turtle pattern for beginners with stepp by step photo tutorial

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Check the pictures below!

While we join the first 2 fins you must place them with wrong side facing you and the round side facing out (your left).

Picture 1. Joining the first fin.

Picture 2. Joining of the second fin.

Picture 3. Joining the head.

Pinch your head and join it over the next 6 sts. Make sure that you are going through both sides of the head and the stitch from the body.

Picture 4. The head joined.

Picture 5. Joining the third and fourth fin.

Continue on body:

Rnd 9: *SC in next 4, dec 1* 6 times (30)

Rnd 10: *SC in next 3, dec 1* 6 times (24)

Start filling the turtle and continue as you crochet along!

Rnd 11: *SC in next 2, dec 1* 6 times (18)

Rnd 12: *SC in next, dec 1* 6 times (12)

Rnd 13: *dec 1* 6 times (6)

Close the gap with a tapestry needle. Go through the front loop of each stitch and pull to close. Secure with a knot.

Sunflower petals:

Go back to round 7 and take the yellow color.

{(HDC 1, DC 1 all in next st), CH 2, (DC 1, HDC 1 all in next st), SS in next- the first petal is done} rep this around, SS to join. (12 petals)

To make the bee bear you need to switch colors only for the body.

Color chart for the watermelon turtle

Head and finsmint

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  1. I just want to tell you ladies thank you for sharing your patterns I make these for my granddaughter and she loves them.

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