Rainbow Tortoise by Amanda Berry

Rainbow Tortoise

April 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
The finished tortoise is approximately 6cm tall and 9cm long.
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Introducing my Rainbow Tortoise knitting pattern, a colourful little toy or pincushion.


  • The tortoise is 6 cm tall and 9 cm long.
  • The pattern is 4 pages and written in English.
  • All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight single-pointed knitting needles.
  • This pattern incorporates short rows to shape the shell.
  • The pattern also incorporates “pick up and knit” along an edge of knitting and instructions are included.
  • You will also need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work a kfb increase and k2tog decrease, and sew seams.


  • A pair of straight 3.5 mm (US 4) single-pointed knitting needles
  • Double knitting yarns (DK or light worsted weight)
  • Small buttons for eyes
  • Toy filling

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