Free Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Amigurumi Pattern!

When I found Amigurumi BB’s voodoo doll pattern, I fell in love.

The proportions for this pattern are inherently weird. It makes a  floppy fella with a huge head, long arms, and stumpy legs.

One might even say the result looks mutated. And that’s perfect for making… a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle for my friend’s baby!

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For pattern & instructions, keep reading!

To make this, start by printing out her pattern.

Make the following tweaks:

Head: For rows 10-15, switch to the mask color.
Arms: Make rows 11-14 the mask color or brown.
Legs: Halfway through the 10th row, switch to the mask color or brown. Halfway through the 13th row, switch back.
Body: Make rows 13-16 brown for the belt.

(Depending on which version of the Turtles you’re into, the wrists & ankles will be the mask color or the brown belt color. I’m all about the 90s cartoons, which used the mask color on the joints.)

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Her pattern has no shell, because it wasn’t originally a turtle.

I’m going to give the shell instructions in her notation style.

To make the shell:
R1. magic ring (6) (or that starter hoop thing if you can’t do a magic ring)
R2. inc6 (12)
R3. *inc1, sc1* x6 (18)
R4. *inc1, sc2* x6 (24)
R5. *inc1, sc2* x8 (32)
R6. *inc1, sc3* x8 (40)
R7. sc40 (40)

Finish off with long tail.

On the back, use a dark yarn to stitch a hexagon. Draw lines coming out. Alternately, you could add a heart back there — or anything, really.

Stitch your embroidered shell into back of turtle in the dark yarn and/or green yarn. Leave a little bit of space/air between the shell & the turtle for volume. (I guess you could stuff lightly if you’d like.)

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Final step: cuddle, obviously.