World Turtle Succulent Holder

***The free pattern for the World Turtle Succulent turtle is found here!

**You can also purchase the full kit to make this from Lion Brand Yarn here

**Don't forget to pin this to your Pinterest!

Right now, succulents are IN. I have splurged on myself and gotten a few.. they really add so much life to any room! Why not make it more lively with your world turtle holder? This piece was based off of the mythology of the World Turtle, depicted as a turtle carrying the world on it's back. This picture is my favorite depiction of it:

giant-turtle-with-a-small-world-on-the-back.jpg

 

Here is the Free Pattern! Enjoy! If you would like to puchase the full kit, it is now availble here

“World Turtle” Succulent Pot Holder

 

**Notes: This pattern is worked in continuous rounds.

It’s helpful to know how to do invisible decrease as it will look cleaner!

Always be mindful of commas in the pattern!

 

Materials: 9mm hook

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in these colors:

Polyester fiber fill

12mm safety eyes

Scissors

Darning needle

Plant Pot will need to be 3.5” inches

 

 

 

 

Abbreviations: sc = single crochet

hdc = half double crochet

mr = magic ring

Sc inc = increase (2 sc in next stitch)

dec = decrease (sc 2 together)

ch = chain

FLO = front loop only

BLO = back loop only

 

Here is how big your final piece will be!

 

 

Let’s begin! There are pictures below while doing each section and they are here to help guide to let you know you’re on the correct path!

 

Shell (begin in brown)

Begin with 6 sc in Magic Ring

Round 1: *inc* around (12)

Round 2: *sc, inc* in BLO around (18)

Rounds 3-7: hdc around (18)

It should fit snug around the pot!

 

Round 8: *sc, inc* in FLO around (36)

Rounds 9-13: hdc around (36)

 

Here you can see how to stuff it (left) and what it would look like with the pot inside (right)!

 

Round 14: *hdc 4, dec* around (30)

Begin stuffing with fiber fill (see example above)

Round 15: *hdc 3, sc dec* around (24)

Round 16: *hdc 2, sc dec* around (18)

Round 17: *hdc, sc dec* around (12)

Round 18: dec around (6)

Slip stitch to finish off, leaving a long tail to sew the hole closed.

 

Head (begin in green)

Begin with 6 sc in Magic Ring

Round 1: inc around (12)

Round 2: *sc, inc* around (18)

Rounds 3-5: sc around (18)

Place safety eyes in round 4, 5 stitches apart. Begin stuffing with fiber fill.

Round 6: *sc, dec* around (12)

Slip stitch to finish off, leaving a long tail to sew neck to shell.

 

 

 

Flippers (make 4; begin in green)

Begin with 6 sc in Magic Ring

Round 1: inc around (12)

Round 2: *sc, inc* around (18)

Round 3: *sc 2, inc* around (24)

Slip stitch to finish off, leaving a long tail to sew flippers in half and to the shell.

With the circle you’ve made, fold it in half and sew it shut!

 

 

By this point, you should have all these pieces below to sew together!

This post is sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn!  So honored to be working with their yarn!

Please do not claim this pattern as your own.  If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to Knot Bad and link it my website knotbadami.com

If you do decide to post it anywhere, especially Instagram, please feel free to tag me (knot.bad) and show me how yours turns out! :)

Best part is choosing which plant gets to be displayed in your world turtle!