Thursday, September 19, 2013

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pattern





I had an order for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle amigurumi dolls, so I made up this pattern.

Yarn weight: Worsted
Skill level: Beginner +
Gauge: Does not matter, just be sure it is tight so the stuffing doesn't show through.

Materials needed:
Head, arm and leg color, or MC1, about 50 yards
Torso color, or MC2, about 20 yards
Shell color, 10 yards
Mask color (varies, depending on which Turtle you are making), 2 yards
Stitch Marker
Yarn needle
Poly-fil



Head:

Using MC1, create Magic Circle, SC 6, Pull tail tight to close, PM in last SC
Round 1: Work 2 SC in each Sc around. 12 Sts
Round 2: *2 SC in first St, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * around. 18 Sts
Round 3: *2 SC in first St , SC in next 2 Sts. Repeat from *around. 24 Sts
Round 4: *2 SC in first St , SC in next 3 Sts. Repeat from * around. 30 Sts
Round 5: *2 SC in first St, SC in next 4 Sts. Repeat from * around. 36 Sts
Round 6: *2 SC in first St, SC in next 5 Sts. Repeat from * around. 42 Sts
Round 7: *2 SC in first St, SC in next 6 Sts. Repeat from * around. 48 Sts
Round 8-12, SC around. 48 Sts.
Round 13: *Dec, SC in next 6 Sts. Repeat from * around. 42 Sts
Round 14: *Dec, SC in next 5 Sts. Repeat from * around. 36 Sts
Round 15: *Dec, SC in next 4 Sts. Repeat from * around. 30 Sts
Round 16: *Dec, SC in next 3 Sts. Repeat from * around. 24 Sts
Stuff tightly.
Round 17: *Dec, SC in next 2 Sts. Repeat from * around. 18 Sts
Round 18: *Dec, SC in next St. Repeat from * around. 12 Sts
Round 19: *Dec. Repeat around. 6 Sts
Finish off.


Arms, make 2:

Using MC1, create magic circle. SC 6, Pull tail tight to close. PM in last SC.
Round 1: Work 2 SC in each SC around. 12 Sts.
Round 2: *2 SC in first St, SC in next St. Repeat from * around. 18 Sts
Round 3-8: SC around. 18 Sts
Round 9: *Dec, SC in next 7 Sts. Repeat from * around. 16 Sts
Round 10: SC around. 16 Sts
Round 11: *Dec, SC in next 6 Sts. Repeat from * around. 14 Sts
Round 12: SC around. 14 Sts
Stuff arm lightly.
Round 13: *Dec, SC in next 5 Sts. Repeat from * around. 12 Sts
Round 14: *Dec, SC in next 4 Sts. Repeat from * around. 10 Sts
Round 15: *Dec, SC in next 3 Sts. Repeat from * around. 8 Sts
Pinch work top of work together, and working in both sides, closing the top of the work. Work 3 SC across. 3 Sts.
Finish off. Leave long tail for sewing to body.



Legs, make 2:

Using MC1, create magic circle. SC 6, Pull tail tight to close. PM in last SC.
Round 1: Work 2 SC in each SC around. 12 Sts.
Round 2: *2 SC in first St, SC in next St. Repeat from * around. 18 Sts.
Round 3: *2 SC in first St, SC in next 5 Sts. Repeat from * around.  21 Sts.
Round 4-12: SC around. 21 Sts.
Round 13: Dec, SC in next 9 Sts, Dec, SC in next 9 Sts. 19 Sts.
Round 14: SC around. 19 Sts.
Round 15: Dec, SC in next 7 Sts, Dec, SC in next 6 Sts. 17 Sts
Round 16: SC around. 17 Sts.
Stuff leg lightly.
Round 17: Dec, SC in next 6, Dec, SC in next 7 Sts. 15 Sts.
Round 18-19: SC around. 15 Sts.
Round 20: Dec, SC around. 14 Sts.
Finish off, leaving long tail for sewing to body. Finish stuffing leg.


Torso:

Using MC2, create magic circle. SC 6, Pull tail tight to close. PM in last SC.
Round 1: Work 2 SC in each SC around. 12 Sts.
Round 2: *2 SC in first St, SC in next St. Repeat from * around. 18 Sts.
Round 3: *2 SC in first St , SC in next 2 Sts. Repeat from *around. 24 Sts
Round 4: *2 SC in first St , SC in next 3 Sts. Repeat from * around. 30 Sts
Round 5: *2 SC in first St, SC in next 4 Sts. Repeat from * around. 36 Sts
Round 6-11: SC around. 36 Sts
Round 12: *Dec, SC in next 4 Sts. Repeat from * around. 30 Sts.
Round 13-14: SC around. 30 Sts.
Round 15: *Dec, SC in next 3 Sts. Repeat from * around. 24 Sts.
Round 16-17: SC around. 24 Sts
Round 18: *Dec, SC in next 2 Sts. Repeat from * around. 18 Sts
Round 19: SC around. 18 Sts
Finish off, leaving long tail for sewing to head and stuff tightly.

Sew the torso to the head, and the legs and arms to the body.

Shell:

Using shell color, Ch 9
Round 1: SC in second ch from hook, SC in next 6 Sts, 3 SC in next St. Working on the opposite side of the chain, work 6 SC across, in the starting SC, work 2 more SC. PM. 18 Sts.
Round 2: Work 2 SC in first St, 2 SC in next St, SC in next 6 Sts, 2 SC in next 2 Sts, SC in next 8 Sts. 22 Sts.
Round 3: 2 SC in first St, SC in next 10, 2 SC in next St, SC in next 10 Sts. 24 Sts.
Round 4: SC in first St, 2 SC in next St, SC  in next 11 Sts, 2 SC in next St, SC in next 10 Sts. 26 Sts.
Round 5: Sc in first 2 Sts, 2 SC in next St, SC in next 12 Sts, 2 Sc in next St, Sc in next 10 Sts. 28 Sts.
Round 6: Working in front loops only, *SC, 2 SC in next st. Repeat from *around to last St, SC. 41 Sts.
Round 7: Working in both loops, *SC in next 2 Sts, 2 SC in next St. Repeat from * around. 55 Sts.
Sl St in next St, finish off, leaving long tail for sewing onto body.
Optional: Sew shell detail with contrasting color yarn as shown.

Sash:
 Ch 45, Finish Off.
Tie around waist and tack down with Sash colored yarn in several places.

Mask:
Ch 45, PM in center Ch. Sl St in second Ch from hook, and in each Ch, until 5 Sts from center. SC, HDC, DC, HDC, SC, then Sl St in center St. Then, SC, HDC, DC, HDC, SC, then Sl St to the end.
Finish off, leaving long tail to sew onto head. 







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