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Tavistock Tortoise

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  • The pattern has row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place
  • instructions for making the tortoise and photos
  • a list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques
  • a materials list and recommended yarns.
  • The pattern is 3 pages and written in English.



Tavistock Tortoise is a happy little friend; I use my tortoise as a pincushion!

TECHNIQUES: All pieces are knitted flat on straight knitting needles. You will need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work a kfb increase and k2tog decrease, change colours at the end of the row (knitting stripes), and sew seams.

FINISHED SIZE: The tortoise is approximately 8cm tall and 13cm long.

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Materials you need at home:

  • A pair of straight 3.5mm knitting needles (US 4)
  • DK yarn (double knitting or light worsted weight); less than 25g in each colour
  • Toy filling
  • Two black beads for eyes (or you can use buttons, or embroider the eyes in black yarn) 


(5 out of 5 stars)
Very cute!