Jimbob Tortoise by Amanda Berry
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Jimbob Tortoise

May 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
The finished cushion is 24cm tall and 25cm wide (at the widest point).
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Brighten up your sofa with a cuddly tortoise cushion!

THE PATTERN INCLUDES: Row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place, instructions for making the cushion and photos, a list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques, a materials list and recommended yarns. The pattern is 4 pages and written in English.

TECHNIQUES: All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles. You will need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, sew seams, and tknit stripes (change colour at the end of a row).


  • A pair of straight 3.75mm knitting needles (US 5)
  • Double knitting DK acrylic yarns (light worsted weight)
  • Buttons for eyes
  • Toy filling

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This pattern is an updated version of my tortoise cushion first published in Let’s Get Crafting magazine in 2015.