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You Can Crochet A Turtle With A Removable Shell And I Need It In My Life

OMG!! You have to see this crocheted turtle! It is just about the cutest thing EVER to come across my computer, and I HAVE to have it.

Courtesy of Toysneed on Etsy

Now, this is JUST the pattern, so you actually will have to make the little guy (gal?) yourself — or if you are like me, have someone else do if for you!

Courtesy of Toysneed on Etsy

The skill level on this is “Intermediate,” and for good reason. You have to be familiar with a LOT of different crochet terminology.

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MR – magic ring
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
inc – increase
dec – decrease
hdc – half double crochet
3-dc-bobble – bobble stitch
(12) – the number of sets in a row
(…)*n – repeat n times

Toysneed on Etsy
Courtesy of Toysneed on Etsy

She also has a video that you can use on YouTube, that shows how to connect the hexagons for the shell — because it can be kind of confusing.

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Never fear, this PDF download comes with 46 detailed pages of instructions, that include 34 photos for help with step-by-step process.

Courtesy of Toysneed on Etsy

The complete freakin’ cute turtle has a removable shell, and the little guy (gal?) stands 6 inches tall.

Courtesy of Toysneed on Etsy

The PDF downloadable pattern runs $4.50, and you can get it right on the Toysneed page on Etsy.

Courtesy of Toysneed on Etsy

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Friday 16th of April 2021

I ordered your pattern and need help with the turtle shell being put together. The you tube link in the pattern does not work. Please help


Friday 19th of June 2020

This is adorable, yes. There were significant flaws in the pattern. I had to make the shell 3 different times and I ended up freehanding everything except the turtle body and legs. Just make sure you really know how to crochet before you buy it because you might have to figure some stuff out on your own.


Monday 18th of May 2020

My husband purchased this for me since he had PayPal, the instructions are not clear, the simple math of adding and subtracting are wrong on some of the steps, so you have to adjust and guess. I hope it turns out, I crochet for years, so I think I can correct errors. Something happened from converting to English, I am guessing.

katie lynn talley

Friday 15th of May 2020

is there anyway i can pay for this pattern with my car instead of paypal?

Melinda Totten

Thursday 14th of May 2020

I’d love to buy one of these made since I don’t crochet. Any sellers? ??


Sunday 30th of August 2020

I can make these turtles for you if your still interested! ? Email me


Friday 19th of June 2020

I charge $65 for them if you're interested.