Rainy Day Turtle
The pattern is advanced-beginner to intermediate level. You will need to know how to work stockinette, ribbing and garter stitch, increase (m1), decrease (k2tog, ssk, and s2kp), yarn over, cast-on stitches at the end of a row, pick up stitches, sew seams, and work short rows made with decreases. There are many fun techniques in this pattern, so it could be a good chance to learn or practice new skills.
Turtle Materials: 50 g of worsted weight yarn in medium green (MC), 30 g of worsted weight yarn in dark or variegated green (CC), pair of 4 mm (US size 6) knitting needles, stuffing, pair of 10.5 mm safety eyes or buttons, 2 small buttons to match CC yarn, yarn to embroider face, tapestry needle, hand-sewing thread and needle.
Gauge: 5.5 sts and 8 rows per 2.5 cm (1”) in stockinette
Size: 22 cm (8½”) tall
Rain Hat and Boots Materials: 25 g of worsted weight yarn, pair of 4.5 mm (US size 7) knitting needles, tapestry needle
Gauge: 5 sts and 7 rows per 2.5 cm (1”) in stockinette
Size Rain Hat: 6.5 cm (2½“) deep
Size Boots: 4 cm (1½“) tall
Errata: When picking up stitches for the Shell Edging, you need to make them along Row 14 of the Shell (not Row 12, as the pattern states).
You can find the thread for the knit-along in my Ravelry group: (http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/fuzzy-mitten-toys/3114314).