Baby Sea Turtle Applique by June Gilbank

Baby Sea Turtle Applique

August 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
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This pattern is available from for $5.50.

Baby Sea Turtle Appliqué is an original crochet pattern by June Gilbank, for a realistic flat baby sea turtle embellishment. You can stitch it to anything, and, as an example, it makes a perfect addition to a beach or ocean-themed blanket, like my Turtle Beach blanket!

This pattern is much faster to crochet than an amigurumi turtle and, with only two pieces, needs almost no sewing or finishing. You can stitch it securely to a blanket (or anything else), and the optional embroidered eyes make it child-friendly and easy to launder.


This pattern includes full written instructions for the turtle, plus round-by-round charted stitch diagrams for the rounds that form the head and flippers, in both right- and left-handed versions.

It also includes:

  • Simple assembly instructions for attaching the shell (it comes together so nicely, you may actually enjoy this step for once!)
  • A complete step-by-step tutorial for embroidering the eyes securely with no visible knots or tails.
  • Tips for stitching the turtles neatly to a crocheted blanket.

Yarn: worsted weight yarn in your choice of colours (e.g. dark grey or green, and cream)

Hook: E US / 3.5mm

Size: approx 4.5-5” (11.5-13cm) long

If you like turtles, check out the Baby Sea Turtles multipack, available for a special price!

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