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Spencer the Tortoise

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  • Toy knitting pattern with photos



Spencer is an inquisitive little tortoise.

THE PATTERN INCLUDES: Row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place, instructions for making the tortoise, photos, a list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques, a materials list and recommended yarns. The pattern is 4 pages and written in English.

TECHNIQUES: All pieces are knitted flat on a pair of straight knitting needles, apart from the shell trim which is an i-cord tube knitted on two double pointed needles. You will need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, and sew seams. This pattern incorporates knitted bobbles for the toes (instructions on how to knit a bobble are included), and a three needle bind off.

FINISHED SIZE: The tortoise is approximately 10cm wide, 14cm long and 8cm tall.

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Materials you need at home:

  • Straight 3.5mm knitting needles (US 4)
  • Two 3.5mm DPNs (US 4)
  • DK yarn (double knitting or light worsted weight) in light green, dark green and white; less than 50g each
  • Toy filling
  • Buttons for eyes