Darwin the African Flower Tortoise Crochet Pattern (PDF download)

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Meet Darwin, a happy, friendly and helpful tortoise.

This is a PDF of the pattern only, not the finished article.

***Buyers in the EU***You will be charged the applicable VAT for your country at checkout and this will increase your final price. This is due to changes made by the United Kingdom government and out of my control***

***Feel free to sell tortoises made using this pattern; please credit me as the author of the pattern and direct people to my Etsy if they request a copy. Please do not sell this pattern as your own or use the text or photos in any manner***

Darwin was created when someone saw a Hippo I had made using a Heidi bears pattern, and asked if I could make a tortoise in a similar style. Darwin is the result.

This pattern has both options for making all the motifs in full and then joining them piece by piece, or by creating the motifs up to round 4 of the african flower pattern, and then using the join as you go technique. The outcome is the same, but you need to make sure that you read the instructions in full!

A familiarity with Heidi Bears patterns is helpful but not essential.

The type of yarn you use is totally up to you, i have made this using double knit, just make sure your hook is at least 1mm smaller than usually recommended.

The finished size will vary depending on the yarn you use.

Check out the listing on Ravelry too to see other people's Darwins.

Average review
So cute!! This is perfect, was looking for a African flower pattern that was a bit smaller.
Mar 28, 2017 by TwistedRavenInk
Fantastic! The kiddo loved it!
Aug 31, 2016 by rachluper2005
Well laid out pattern. Easy to understand.
Jul 20, 2016 by Mari Laskaskie
Just purchased this pattern this week. Great pattern. Thanks.
Jun 10, 2016 by Joy Goerlich
Feb 20, 2016 by Tammy Talbot

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