Without a pattern, and as a newbie to crochet, I expected this to be a difficult task. I just started it out like a hat, meeting Mr. Turtle's measurements as I went. I made the spikes and tail separately, then hand stitched them on later. I loved making this project!
We took Mr. Turtle outside to see how he liked his new sweater. He immediately took off running as fast as he could into my mom's garden. Needless to say, it did not immobilize him in any way. He can now be nice and cozy, playing in the garden on chilli days. :)