Introduction: Tiny Mutant Ninja Turtle

I wanted to make some amigurumi tiny mutant ninja turtles. I found these really cool ones on Craftster: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles amigurumis for my daughter, but they were too large for what I wanted, so I made up my own. This is what I got. I had fun making these little ones, so I’m posting a small tutorial on how I made them. I work everything on the round, and use a magic ring to start almost everything. If you don’t know how to make a magic ring, here is a great tutorial from PlanetJune.

Mark the beginning of the rows with a piece of contrasting color yarn. The numbers in parenthesis are the number of stitches you'll have at the end of each row.

I’ve tested this pattern a few times, but if there’s a mistake or something that doesn’t quite work let me know so I can fix it.

You can also find this pattern on Ravelry.

Step 1: Stitches Used

Here is a list of the abbreviations I used:

ch: chain

sl st: slip stitch

st: single crochet

hdc: half double crochet

dc: double crochet

Here is a page where there are tutorials for each of these stitches

Step 2: Make the Belly Plate

1: ch 5

2: st in 2nd from hook, st in next 2, st 3 in next. Continue on the other side of the ch, st in next 2, st 2 in next (10)

3: st 2 in first, st in next 2, st 2 in next 3, st in next 2, st 2 in next 2 (16)

4: st 2 in first, st in next 4, st 2 in next, st in next 2, st 2 in next, st in next 4, st 2 in next, st in next 2 (20)

5: st 2 in first, st in next 6, st 3 in next, st in next 3, st 3 in next, st in next 7, st 3 in next, sl st, finish. Leave tail for sewing (27)

Step 3: Make the Shell

1: st 5 in magic ring (5)

2: st 2 in each around (10)

3: st in first, st 3 in next, st in next 2, st 3 in next, st in next 2, st 3 in next, st in next 2 (16)

4: st in first 2, st 2 in next, st in next 4, st 2 in next, st in next 4, st 2 in next, st in next 3 (19)

5: st in each around (19)

6: st 3 in first, st in next 7, st 3 in next, st in next 5, st 3 in next, st in next 4 (25)

7: st in each around (25)

8: st 2 in first, st in next 5, st 2 in next, st in next 5, st 2 in next, st in next 7, st 2 in next, st in next 4. Sl st, finish. Leave tail for sewing. (29)

Step 4: Make the Legs

make 2

1: st 4 in magic ring (4)

2: st 2 in each around (8)

3-7: st in each (8) Finish. Leave tail for sewing

Step 5: Make the Arms

make 2, I used a smaller hook to make them slightly smaller than the legs

1: st 4 in magic ring (4)

2: st 2 in each (8)

3-7: st in each (8)

8: hdc, dc, dc, hdc, st, sl st, finish. Leave tail for sewing

Step 6: Make the Body

1: st 5 in magic ring (5)

2: st 2 in each (10)

3: st around (10)

4: (St in next, st 2 in next) around (15)

5: St around (15)

6: (St in next 2, st 2 in next) around (20)

7: St around (20)

8: (St in next 3, st 2 in next) around (25)

9-12: st around (25)

13: (st in next 3, dec over next 2) around (20)

14: (st in next 2, dec over next 2) around (15)

15: (St in next, dec over next 2) around (10) Stuff.

16: (Dec over next 2) around (5). Sl st, finish

Step 7: Make the Mask

you can make it longer or shorter if you want. You could make the head first so you can measure the length of the mask

1: ch 46

2: st in 2nd st from hook and in next 44. sl st, finish (45)

Step 8: Make the Head

1: st 6 in magic ring (6)

2: St 2 in each (12)

3: (St in next, st 2 in next) around (18)

4: (St in next 2, st 2 in next) around(24)

5-9: st around (24)

10: (St in next 2, dec over next 2) around (18)

11: (St in next, dec over next 2) around (12) Attach mask and eyes, embroider mouth, stuff.

12: (dec over next 2) around (6). Sl st, finish. Leave tail for sewing

Step 9: Assemble

Pin all the parts together to make sure everything is in place then sew.

You can also make a tiny Splinter to go with the turtles

Comments

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Swansong made it!(author)2016-12-20

This is adorable!

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luzma made it!(author)2016-12-20

Thanks! I'm glad you liked it :)

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