Bitty the Bashful Baby Turtle pattern

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Made in Front Royal, Virginia

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Dedicated to and designed for my friend, Laura, who wanted a smaller turtle to crochet and to donate to Ronald McDonald House. Bitty is perfect for those who want to work a smaller turtle than Timmy.

Adventurous Beginner

6” tall and 8” from nose to back of shell

DK weight Yarn
– 50 yards of Color A (green).
– 52 yards of Color B (orange).
– 69 yards of Color C (variegated).
– 9 yards of Color D (black).
– 17 yards of Color E (white).
Madelintosh Tosh DK -- Moorland (A), Spicewood (B), and Shire (C); and Knit Knit Picks Brava Sport -- Black (D) and White (E)

Crochet hook, size E (3.5mm)
Stitch markers
Polyester fiberfill
Yarn needle for sewing

Gauge is not a critical factor for this project. If desired, it can be made with any size hook and with any weight of yarn. Adjust hook size/yarn size to obtain desired fabric. I am a very tight crocheter and you may find that you need to go down a hook size or two to eliminate unsightly holes in your toy.


The patterns are the intellectual property of Franciscangypsy Designs, so please do not resell the pattern.

Please let me know if you have any questions about any of my patterns. I hope you enjoy making them as much as I do!