Free Crochet Tortoise Pin Cushion Pattern

free crochet tortoise pattern pin cushion

Patch the Tortoise

With gorgeous pastel shades and geometric shapes, this cute little tortoise would look as lovely on a nursery shelf as it would a pincushion for your sewing table

designed by Irene Strange

Hints and tips

Use as many colours as you like to create the shell – this is a quick little project to use up any leftovers.

Add some shape to the legs by weaving in a bit of thread through the inner side of the leg and pull tight, gathering it up.

Yarn used

Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino
Sport/DK – 3.75mm hook

Small amounts of assorted colours – Citrus 018 (MC), Mint 003 (CC1), Leaf 090 (CC2), Peach Melba 068 (CC3), Pool 071 (CC4), Clotted Cream 065 (CC5)

About the yarn

Sport; 125m per 50g ball; 55% wool, 12% cashmere, 33% acrylic


Tension is not critical, but keep stitches tight to stop stuffing showing through

Hook used


Other supplies

2 6mm black safety eyes


10cm tall

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