Ernest the Turtle

This is Ernest, the cutest little turtle in the Sea! Ernest measures about 6 inches in a DK yarn, but he can be made from any weight yarn and appropriate hook for different sizes. It is an easy pattern to follow with plenty of diagrams and you will always be welcome to contact me for any extra help.
The instructions for this pattern are written in UK terms but if you are used to American terms, don’t worry, the differences are all explained in the pattern.

This is an Intermediate skilled pattern as stitches required include:

Slip Stitch
Chain Stitch
Double Crochet (UK) Single Crochet (US)
Treble Cluster (UK) Double Cluster (US) This stitch is explained in the pattern

Materials needed:

50g ball DK weight yarn Main Colour (I used Greeen)
50g ball DK weight yarn Contrast Colour 1 (I used Cream)
50g ball DK weight yarn Contrast Colour 2 (I used Blue)
3.5mm (E) crochet hook
3.25mm (D) crochet hook (for crochet eyes option)
Small amount of black and coloured yarn (for crochet eyes option) or
2 x 20mm safety eyes
Toy filling
Yarn needle
Stitch marker

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