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Crochet Baby Turtle Applique Pattern

Create a charming baby turtle applique using the art of crocheting. This adorable design can be used to embellish baby blankets, hats, or clothing items, adding a cute and whimsical touch to any handmade project. By following a simple crochet pattern, you can bring this sweet baby turtle to life with just a few basic stitches and some colorful yarn. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crocheter, this project is perfect for anyone looking to add a personalized and handmade element to their creations. The crochet baby turtle applique is a fun and creative way to showcase your crocheting skills while also creating a unique and eye-catching design. You can customize the colors and size of the turtle to suit your preferences, making each applique truly one-of-a-kind. This project is a great way to practice different crochet techniques, such as shaping, increasing, and decreasing, while also allowing you to experiment with different yarn textures and colors. Whether you are making the baby turtle applique for yourself or as a gift for a loved one, this charming design is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face.


  • Worsted / Aran yarn / #4 yarn
  • 4mm Crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle
  • 12mm Safety eyes
  • Black tapestry tread

Hook Size

  • 4mm Crochet Hook


  • Weight – Aran / Worsted / #4
  • Brand – Stylecraft special aran
  • A – Mint
  • B – Pink
  • C – Green
  • Total: 29 yards

Gauge & Size

  • Gauge: 2” x 2” = 5 rows of 9 dc
  • Width: 7.5cm
  • Height: 11cm


USA Terminology (U.K. translation)

  • ch – Chain
  • dc – Double crochet
  • 2dc – 2 dc in 1 space (increase)
  • 3dc – 3 dc in 1 space (increase)
  • 6dc – 6 dc in 1 space (increase)
  • hdc – Half double crochet
  • 2hdc – 2 hdc in 1 space (increase)
  • MR – Magic ring
  • PC – Popcorn stitch
  • R – Row/Round
  • sc – Single crochet
  • 2sc – 2 sc in 1 space (increase)
  • sl st – Slip stitch
  • st/sts – Stitch/Stitches

Pattern Notes

  • Chains and slip stitches are not included in stitch count.
  • Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces. For example, 2sc, sc x 2 would mean 2sc in first space, sc in next space, sc in next stitch
  • Change colors while completing the previous stitch

Turtle Head

Round 1

  • Use mint (A) yarn
  • ch x 5 then start in 3rd ch from the hook
  • 3dc, dc, 6dc
  • In chains on opposite side: dc, 3dc
  • sl st to first st & ch x 2

(14 sts)

Round 2

  • 2dc x 3, dc, 2dc x 6, dc, 2dc x 3
  • sl st to first st, fasten off & leave long tail for sewing

(26 sts) 

Turtle Face

Round 1 & 2

  • Use pink (B) yarn
  • In a MR, ch x 1 & sc x 6
  • Fasten off & make another

(6 sts each)

Face Assembly

  • Attach safety eyes between R1 & R2, 3 st gap between them
  • Sew cheeks to the sides of the face
  • Sew a mouth between cheeks

Turtle Body

Round 1

  • Use pink (B) yarn
  • In a MR: ch x 2, dc x 12
  • sl st to first st & ch x 2

(12 sts)

Round 2

  • 2dc x 12
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

(24 sts) 

Round 3

Work into R2 unless told to work into chains.

  • Green ©: 2sc, sc,
  • Mint (A): PC
  • Green ©: (2sc, sc) 2 times
  • Mint (A): PC
  • Green ©: (2sc, sc) 3 times
  • Mint (A): ch x 6 then starting in third ch from the hook: PC, sc x 3
  • Green ©: (2sc, sc) 3 times
  • Mint (A): ch x 6 then starting in third ch from the hook: PC, sc x 3
  • Green ©: (2sc, sc) 2 times
  • Mint (A): sl st to first st & ch x 5

(32 sts)

Row 4 (Tail)

  • Use mint (A) yarn & start in second ch from the hook
  • sl st, 2sc, 2hdc, hdc,
  • sl st to popcorn st on R3, fasten off & weave in ends

(5 sts) 


  • Sew the turtles head over R3 of the body, between the arms
  • Weave in all ends

Summary: Crochet Baby Turtle

This simple yet adorable crochet baby turtle crochet pattern uses aran or worsted weight yarn in greens and pink, it’s perfect for intermediate crocheters as it has popcorn stitches for the little hands and feet. Sew the turtle applique to any of your crochet projects to create a cute sea creature theme in no time.

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