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Shelldon

the Sea
Turtle

(From Huggable Crochet by Christine Lucas, 2011; Courtesy of F&W Media)

Shelldon the Sea Turtle


Shelldon is a true thespian. He enjoys doing all types of theater, but his favorite performances
are those that bring the writings of Shakespeare to life. He is known throughout the aquatic
community as being the greatest Hamlet of all time. He also fancies himself to be a bit of a
magician. He is most famous for pulling a dolphin out of a clam shell! Whether he is bringing
crowds to tears or shocking them with his brilliant illusions, Shelldon is always entertaining.
Row 4: Ch 2, TW, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 8 sts, 2
hdc in next st12 sts. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Ya r n
Super bulky (6) yarn in 3 colors; 106 yds
(97m) of color A, 106 yds (97m) of color B
and 212 yds (194m) of color D

Note: As you work, lay out your finished shell pieces wrong
side up in the pattern shown in Fig. 1.

Shell Pieces 2 and 3

Bulky (5) yarn in 1 color; 140 yds (128m) of


color C

Make 2.
Row 1: With A, ch 5, TW, work 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc
in next ch, 2 hdc in next ch5 sts.

Medium (4) yarn in 1 color; 2 yds (2m) of


color E

Row 2: Ch 2, TW, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 3 sts, 2


hdc in next st7 sts.

The project shown on page 1 uses Lion Brand

Row 3: Ch 2, TW, 1 hdc in each st to end of row7 sts.

Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (80% acrylic/20%

Row 4: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 3 sts,
hdc next 2 sts tog5 sts.

wool, 106 yds [97m], 6 oz [170g]) in Snapdragon


(A), Butterscotch (B) and Lemongrass (D); Lion

Row 5: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in next st, hdc next 2
sts tog3 sts. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Brand Homespun (98% acrylic/2% polyester,


185 yds [169m], 6 oz [170g]) in Sunshine State
(C); and Lion Brand Vannas Choice (acrylic,

Shell Piece 4

170 yds [155m], 3.5 oz [100g]) in Black (E).

Make 1.
Row 1: With A, ch 5, TW, work 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc
in next ch, 2 hdc in next ch5 sts.

Hooks and Notions


H/8 (5mm) crochet hook Size 13 darning
needle Polyester fiberfill Stuffing stick

Row 2: Ch 2, TW, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 3 sts, 2


hdc in next st7 sts.

G a u ge
5 hdc and 4 rows = 2" (5cm), using size H/8
(5mm) hook and Color A

Row 3: Ch 2, TW, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 5 sts, 2


hdc in next st9 sts.

F i n i s hed s i z e
Approx 22" (56cm) long

Row 5: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 7 sts,
hdc next 2 sts tog9 sts.

Row 4: Ch 2, TW, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 7 sts, 2


hdc in last st11 sts.

Row 6: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 5 sts,
hdc next 2 sts tog7 sts.

Shell Piece 1

Row 7: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 3 sts,
hdc next 2 sts tog 5 sts.

Make 1.
Row 1: With A, ch 6, TW, work 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc
in each of next 2 chs, 2 hdc in next ch6 sts.

Row 8: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in next st, hdc next 2
sts tog3 sts.

Row 2: Ch 2, TW, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts, 2


hdc in next st8 sts.

Row 9: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, sl st in next st2 sts.


Fasten off, weave in ends.

Row 3: Ch 2, TW, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 6 sts, 2


hdc in next st10 sts.

(From Huggable Crochet by Christine Lucas, 2011; Courtesy of F&W Media)

Shell Pieces 5 and 6


Make 2.
Row 1: With A, ch 6, TW, work 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1
hdc in next ch, hdc next 2 chs tog4 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in
next st4 sts. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Shell Pieces 7 and 8


Make 2.
Row 1: With A, ch 6, TW, work 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1
hdc in each of next 2 chs, 2 hdc in next ch6 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, TW, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts,
2 hdc in next st8 sts.
Row 3: Ch 2, TW, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 6 sts,
2 hdc in next st10 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 8
sts9 sts.
Row 5: Ch 2, TW, 1 hdc in each of next 7 sts, hdc next 2 sts
tog8 sts.
Row 6: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 4
sts, hdc next 2 sts tog6 sts. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Figure 1

Shell Pieces 9 and 10


Make 2.
Row 1: With A, ch 8, TW, starting with 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc
in each of next 5 chs, 2 hdc in next ch7 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, TW, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts,
hdc next 2 sts tog7 sts.

Pieces 2 and 3 Edging


Join B to corner marked (Fig. 1) and work in direction
indicated.

Row 3: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 4


sts, 2 hdc in next st7 sts.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 3 sc in the end of Row 5, work 1 sc in the


end of Row 4, work 3 sc in the end of Row 3, work 1 sc in the
end of Row 2, work 3 sc in the end of Row 1, work 1 sc in each
of the next 3 chs, work 3 sc in the end of Row 1, work 1 sc in
the end of Row 2, work 3 sc in the end of Row 3, work 1 sc in
the end of Row 4, work 3 sc in the end of Row 5, 1 sc in each
of the next 3 sts, sl st last sc to first sc28 sts. Fasten off,
weave in ends.

Row 4: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 3


sts, hdc next 2 sts tog5 sts.
Row 5: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in next st, hdc next
2 sts tog3 sts.
Row 6: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, sl st in next st2 sts.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Piece 1 Edging

Piece 4 Edging

Join B to corner marked (Fig. 1) and work in direction


indicated.

Join B to corner marked (Fig. 1) and work in direction


indicated.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 1 sc each in the end of Rows 41, 2 sc in next


ch, 1 sc in each of next 2 chs, 2 sc in next ch, work 1 sc each in
the end of Rows 14, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of next 10 sts,
2 sc in next st, sl st last sc to first sc29 sts. Fasten off, weave
in ends.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 1 sc each in the end of Rows 95, 3 sc in the end


of Row 4, 1 sc each in the end of Rows 31, 3 sc in next ch, 1 sc
in next ch, 3 sc in next ch, 1 sc each in the end of Rows 13, 3
sc in the end of Row 4, 1 sc each in the end of Rows 59, 3 sc
in next st, skip next st, sl st last sc to first sc32 sts. Fasten
off, weave in ends.

(From Huggable Crochet by Christine Lucas, 2011; Courtesy of F&W Media)

Pieces 5 and 6 Edging


Join B to corner marked (Fig. 1) and work in direction
indicated.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 1 sc each in the end of Rows 21, 3 sc in the
next ch, 1 sc in each of the next 2 chs, 3 sc in the next ch,
work 1 sc each in the end of Rows 12, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in
each of next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, sl st last sc to first sc20
sts. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Pieces 7 and 8 Edging


Join B to corner marked (Fig. 1) and work in direction
indicated.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 1 sc each in the end of Rows 64, work 3 sc
in the end of Row 3, work 1 sc each in the end of Rows 21,
work 3 sc in the next ch, work 1 sc in each of next 2 chs, work
3 sc in the next ch, work 1 sc each in the end of Rows 12,
work 3 sc in the end of Row 3, work 1 sc each in the end of
Rows 46, work 3 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of next 4 sts,
3 sc in the next st, sl st last sc to first sc34 sts. Fasten off,
weave in ends.

Pieces 9 and 10 Edging

Figure 2

Join B to corner marked (Fig. 1) and work in direction


indicated.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 1 sc each in the end of Rows 61, 3 sc in the
next ch, 1 sc in each of next 4 chs, 3 sc in the next ch, work 1
sc in the end of Rows 12, work 3 sc in the end of Row 3, work
1 sc each in the end of Rows 46, work 3 sc in the next st,
skip next st, sl st last sc to first sc27 sts. Fasten off, weave
in ends.

Belly

Shell

Row 2: Ch 2, TW, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 5 sts,


2 hdc in next st9 sts.

Make 1.
Row 1: With C, leaving a 72" (183cm) tail, ch 7, TW, work 2 hdc
in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each of next 3 chs, 2 hdc in next
ch7 sts.

With wrong sides facing, arrange shell pieces into shape.


With darning needle and B, whip stitch tog through the back
loops only (Fig. 2). Tie off and weave in ends.

Row 3: Ch 2, TW, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 7 sts,


2 hdc in next st11 sts.

Shell Edging

Row 4: Ch 2, TW, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 9 sts,


2 hdc in next st13 sts.

Join A to the marked corner of Shell Piece 4 (Fig. 2) and


work in the direction indicated.

Row 5: Ch 2, TW, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 11 sts,


2 hdc in next st15 sts.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in each of next 83 sts, 3


hdc in next st, sl st last hdc to first hdc88 sts.

Row 6: Ch 2, TW, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 13 sts,


2 hdc in next st17 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, TW, 3 hdc in next st, * 1 sl st in next st, 2 hdc in


each of next 2 sts, 1 sl st in next st; rep from * twenty more
times, 1 sl st in next st, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, sl st last
hdc to first hdc134 sts. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Row 7: Ch 2, TW, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 15 sts,


2 hdc in next st19 sts.
Row 8: Ch 2, TW, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 17 sts,
2 hdc in next st21 sts.
Row 9: Ch 2, TW, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 19 sts,
2 hdc in next st23 sts.
Row 10: Ch 2, TW, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 21
sts, 2 hdc in next st25 sts.

(From Huggable Crochet by Christine Lucas, 2011; Courtesy of F&W Media)

Row 11: Ch 2, TW, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 23 sts,
2 hdc in next st27 sts.
Row 12: Ch 2, TW, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 25
sts, 2 hdc in next st29 sts.
Rows 1316: Ch 2, TW, 1 hdc in each st to end of row29 sts.
Row 17: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 25
sts, hdc next 2 sts tog27 sts.
Rows 1820: Ch 2, TW, 1 hdc in each st to end of row27 sts.

Figure 3 (rings symbolize chain stitches, Ts

Row 21: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 23
sts, hdc next 2 sts tog25 sts.

symbolize half double crochet stitches)

Row 22: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 21
sts, hdc next 2 sts tog23 sts.

Rows 2426: Ch 2, TW, 1 hdc in each st to end of row21 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 2, TW, * 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st; rep


from * three more times to end of rnd, sl st last hdc to first
hdc12 sts.

Row 27: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 17
sts, hdc next 2 sts tog19 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, TW, * 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st; rep from *
five more times to end of rnd, sl st last hdc to first hdc18 sts.

Row 28: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 15
sts, hdc next 2 sts tog17 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 2, TW, * 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st; rep


from * eight more times to end of rnd, sl st last hdc to first
hdc27 sts.

Row 23: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 19
sts, hdc next 2 sts tog21 sts.

Row 29: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 13
sts, hdc next 2 sts tog15 sts.

Rnds 67: Ch 2, TW, 1 hdc in each st to end of rnd, sl st last


hdc to first hdc27 sts.

Row 30: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 11
sts, hdc next 2 sts tog13 sts.

Rnd 8: Ch 2, TW, * 1 hdc in each of next 3 sts, hdc next 2 sts


tog, 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts; rep from * two more times to
end of rnd, sl st last hdc to first hdc24 sts.

Row 31: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 9
sts, hdc next 2 sts tog11 sts.

Rnd 9: Ch 2, TW, * 1 hdc in each of next 3 sts, hdc next 2 sts


tog, 1 hdc in each of next 3 sts; rep from * two more times to
end of rnd, sl st last hdc to first hdc21 sts.

Row 32: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 7
sts, hdc next 2 sts tog9 sts.
Rows 3334: Ch 2, TW, 1 hdc in each st to end of row9 sts.
Row 35: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 5
sts, hdc next 2 sts tog7 sts.

Rnds 1017: Ch 2, TW, 1 hdc in each st to end of rnd, sl st last


hdc to first hdc21 sts. Fasten off, leaving a 24" (61cm) tail.
Stuff. Weave in ends.

Row 36: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 3
sts, hdc next 2 sts tog5 sts.

Front Flipper
Make 4.

Row 37: Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in next st, hdc
next 2 sts tog3 sts.

Row 1 (base): With D, leaving a 60" (152cm) tail on 2 of the


pieces, ch 23, TW, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each of
next 21 chs22 sts.

Row 38 (tail end): Ch 1, TW, hdc next 2 sts tog, sl st in next


st2 sts. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Row 2: Ch 2, TW, 1 hdc in each of next 20 sts, 1 sc in next


st21 sts.

Head
Make 1.

Row 3: Ch 1, TW, sc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 18 sts,


2 hdc in next st21 sts.

Rnd 1: With D, ch 5, TW, starting with 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc


in each of next 2 chs, 3 hdc in next ch, working along unused
foundation of chs, 1 hdc in next ch, 2 hdc in next ch, sl st last
hdc to first hdc8 sts (Fig. 3).

Row 4: Ch 2, TW, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 18 sts,


1 sc in next st21 sts.
Row 5: Ch 1, TW, sc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 18 sts,
2 hdc in last st21 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, TW, 1 hdc in each st to end of rnd, sl st last hdc


to first hdc8 sts.

(From Huggable Crochet by Christine Lucas, 2011; Courtesy of F&W Media)

Row 6: Ch 2, TW, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 15 sts,


[sc next 2 sts tog] twice19 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each of next 9 sts, hdc next 2 sts tog, sl st


last hdc to first hdc10 sts.

Row 7: Ch 1, TW, [sc next 2 sts tog] twice, 1 hdc in each of


next 13 sts, sc next 2 sts tog16 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1


hdc in each of next 4 sts, sl st last hdc to first hdc9 sts.

Row 8: Ch 1, TW, [sc next 2 sts tog] twice, 1 hdc in each of


next 5 sts, sc next 2 sts tog8 sts.

Rnd 6: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each of next 7 sts, hdc next 2 sts tog, sl st


last hdc to first hdc8 sts.

Row 9: Ch 1, TW, [sc next 2 sts tog] twice, 1 hdc in each of


next 2 sts, sc next 2 sts tog5 sts.

Rnd 7: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each of next 3 sts, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1


hdc in each of next 3 sts, sl st last hdc to first hdc7 sts.

Row 10: Ch 1, TW, sc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in next st, sc next 2
sts tog3 sts. Fasten off. Align one piece with a 60" (152cm)
tail and one without and whip stitch around, leaving base
open. Stuff. Weave in ends.

Rnd 8: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each of next 5 sts, hdc next 2 sts tog, sl st


last hdc to first hdc6 sts.

Back Flipper

Rnd 10: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each of next 3 sts, hdc next 2 sts


tog, sl st last hdc to first hdc4 sts. Fasten off, leaving an
8" (20cm) tail. Whip stitch opening closed. Tie off and weave
in ends. Stuff.

Rnd 9: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1


hdc in each of next 2 sts, sl st last hdc to first hdc5 sts.

Make 4.
Row 1 (base): With D, leaving a 60" (152cm) tail on 2 of the
pieces, ch 21, TW, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each of
next 19 chs20 sts.

Eyes

Row 2: Ch 2, TW, 1 hdc in each of next 19 sts, 1 sc in next


st20 sts.

With darning needle and E, embroider eyes as shown (Fig. 4).

Eyelid

Row 3: Ch 1, TW, sc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in next 18 sts19 sts.

Make 2.

Row 4: Ch 2, TW, 1 hdc in each of next 17 sts, sc next 2 sts


tog18 sts.

Row 1: With D, leaving a 12" (30cm) tail, ch 5, TW, starting with


2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 4 chs4 sts.

Row 5: Ch 1, TW, [sc next 2 sts tog] twice, 1 hdc in each of


next 14 sts16 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, TW, [sc next 2 sts tog] twice2 sts. Fasten off.
Align Row 1 above eye and whip stitch eyelid around (Fig. 4),
stuffing as work progresses. Tie off and weave in ends.

Row 6: Ch 2, TW, 1 hdc in each of next 14 sts, 1 sc in next


st15 sts.

Mouth

Row 7: Ch 1, TW, sc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 13


sts14 sts.

With darning needle and E, embroider mouth as shown (Fig. 4).

Row 8: Ch 2, TW, 1 hdc in each of next 12 sts, sc next 2 sts


tog13 sts.

Attaching Body Parts to Shell


Lay the shell right side down. Lay the head, front and back
flippers and tail as shown (Fig. 5). Line up the base ends
of each piece so that their open base ends meet the seam
between the outer edge of the shell pieces and the shell
edging. With the excess length at the base end of each piece,
whip stitch the side of the open base end that is laying on the
shell to the seam between the edging on the shell pieces and
the shell edging itself (Fig. 5).

Row 9: Ch 1, TW, [sc next 2 sts tog] twice, 1 hdc in each of


next 9 sts11 sts.
Row 10: Ch 2, TW, 1 hdc in each of next 7 sts, sc next 2 sts
tog8 sts.
Row 11: Ch 1, TW, sc next 2 sts tog, 1 hdc in each of next 6
sts7 sts. Fasten off. Align one piece with a 60" (152cm) tail
and one without and whip stitch around, leaving base open.
Stuff. Weave in ends.

Once these five pieces are attached to the underside of


the shell, lay the belly over all of these pieces so that the
head end matches up with head end of the shell, and the tail
end matches up with tail end of shell. With the 72" (183cm)
tail left at beg of belly pattern, whip stitch the belly to the
top half of each of the five body parts and to the underside
of the shell in between each of the five pieces. Stuff as work
progresses. (Note: For stiffer limbs that are not flopping
around, make sure to stuff the joints where each piece is
attached to the body.)

Tail
Make 1.
Rnd 1: With D, leaving a 12" (30cm) tail, ch 12, sl st last ch to
first ch to make a loop.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each ch to end of rnd, sl st last hdc to
first hdc12 sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts, hdc next 2 sts tog, 1
hdc in each of next 6 sts, sl st last hdc to first hdc11 sts.

(From Huggable Crochet by Christine Lucas, 2011; Courtesy of F&W Media)

Figure 4 (top view)

Figure 4 (side view)

Figure 5

(From Huggable Crochet by Christine Lucas, 2011; Courtesy of F&W Media)

To make this alternate version, replace the projects yarn with these colors,
in the same brands and amounts:
Pumpkin (A)
Citron (B)
Rococo (C)
Cranberry (D)
Mustard (E)
(From Huggable Crochet by Christine Lucas, 2011; Courtesy of F&W Media)