Turtles are fascinating creatures, with most species living quite a long life, so it is no wonder they are often depicted as wise! Turtles can also belong on land or on the sea, or enjoy a mix of both worlds, so you can pick and choose which ones you like the most!
If you love turtles and find them cute (as you should), then you might want to have a little crochet turtle, made by you, you (or for a friend or family member as a cute homemade gift).
If that is the case, then you’re in luck. We’ve put together a list with 19 of our favorite crochet turtle patterns, all of them suitable for beginners to advanced levels, with detailed instructions to help you along the way. Let’s get into them all!
Here are our 19 favorite crochet turtle patterns
This turtle crochet pattern by HCK Crafts is by far one of the easiest, and therefore one of the most suitable for complete beginners. It is also perfect for using up any scrap yarn that you might have, as it is very small and simple!
The result is a cute little turtle that can be used as decoration, and that could even be attached to clothing, a bag, or similar!
The pattern is quick to complete, and it can be done with any size hook and yarn that you choose. It is available as a downloadable PDF document, and it comes in standard US crochet terms.
This Boxfish Handicraft Green Sea Turtle crochet pattern is perfect for creating your very own sea turtle, with a gorgeous design that is perfect for lovers of the animal. The end result is Shila the sea turtle, which should measure 31 x 16 x 29 cm in size (unless you make her bigger or smaller depending on the yarn used).
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, which comes in German and US English terminologies. It also comes with detailed instructions of the process, as well as illustrations to help you along the way, and a list of the materials needed. It’s suitable for advanced beginners that are willing to put their skills to the test.
If you want a small and simple crochet turtle, then we recommend using this pattern by Petit Bonnet. The end result is a cute little turtle, perfect for being attached to a keychain or a baby toy, or to just keep on your mantelpiece!
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, and it comes in both German and English. It also includes highly detailed pictures to help you along the way, and it is perfectly suitable for complete beginners, as it is a very easy process.
If you want to create a fun-looking crochet turtle that is perfect as a cuddly toy for a young child, or even for yourself, then take a look at this pattern by ChiquiPork. The end result will be a very cute-looking Willy the turtle,
This crochet pattern contains a detailed description of how to create Willy the turtle and a lot of step-by-step photos.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, and it is available in Spanish, English, or French! It includes plenty of step-by-step photos and instructions, and is suitable for those of intermediate crochet level.
Simple, cute, soft, and perfect for cuddling. That is how we would describe the end result from this turtle crochet pattern by Rose and Lily Crochet. Basically an adorable plushie, ideal for all ages.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, suitable for beginners. It comes with plenty of detailed instructions, but there is also a link to a youtube tutorial just in case you need the extra help!
Another beautiful sea turtle crochet pattern option that we absolutely love is this one by Crafty Intentions. The end result is a sea turtle, specifically a small Eastern Dragon species of sea turtle, with long legs and an amazing shell design.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file of 64 pages, written in US English terminology. It is also available in four different languages: English, Spanish, French, and German, with plenty of pictures to help you along the way.
If you want an incredibly cute and tiny crochet turtle that can fit into your child’s pocket, then you have to try out this option by Crochet Toys for Kids. It’s a small baby turtle, soft and cuddly, to be done in the colors of your choosing.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF, which comes in standard US English terminology, and plenty of detailed pictures to guide you through the process. Plus, the seller is willing to answer any questions that you might have, just send a message and they’ll help in any way they can!
The small crochet turtle that you will be able to create with this pattern by Theresa’s Crochet Shop will absolutely melt your heart. Timmy the Tiny Turtle is indeed tiny, soft, and cuddly. And he has the Disney sad puppy eyes that will make you want to hug him at all times!
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, with plenty of instructions and pictures. It is suitable for beginners, as it is very easy to follow, and it should only take you around a few hours or so to complete!
If you love sea turtles, but you would like a crochet version that is small, soft, cuddly, and super cute, we recommend trying out this fun design by DEcrochet By Sisters. The end result is a cuddly tiny sea turtle, which you can crochet so that the shell looks like a strawberry or a peach, making it adorable.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, with 3 different variations (basic, strawberry, and peach). The pattern is super easy to follow, suitable for beginners, and is fast to complete.
Yet another adorable sea turtle crochet pattern option is this one by Lulu Loves the Moon. Inspired by the Ocean, this crochet turtle is small and soft, with sad sleepy eyes that make you want to cuddle.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, and you can choose from many different languages, making it more accessible to all! It comes with instructions and images, and it is suitable for beginners, as it is a very simple pattern process. You can also check out the seller’s Instagram to share pictures of your creation and connect with others!
One of the things that makes turtles so endearing is that the start of their life is incredibly hazardous, and making it alive, so that they may grow, is almost a miracle! The pattern by Pattern Leka Toys captures this essence, with this adorable pattern that includes not only a tiny turtle but also a cracked open egg from which it has hatched!
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, in English, and it is suitable for those with Intermediate crochet skills. It’s seriously one of our favorite options, and with how easy the pattern is to follow, you will want to fill your house up with crochet baby turtles hatching from their eggs!
Have you ever watched Finding Nemo, as in the Disney Pixar animated movie? Well, one of the most endearing characters from that movie happens to be a young sea turtle: Squirt. And that’s exactly who you will end up with if you follow this crochet pattern by Krawka! 12-inches long, he is super cute and super cuddly! Perfect as a Disney-themed gift for someone in love with sea life.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, full of detailed instructions and process images. It is suitable for those with advanced beginner to intermediate skills, and if you have any questions, the seller is more than willing to help!
If you are looking for a fun-looking crochet turtle, perfect as a cuddly toy, or as home decor, then you should probably take a look at this crochet pattern option by the Crochet Chameleon. You’ll end up with a Jumbo the Turtle, in whichever colors you choose to crochet in.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file in US English, and it comes with the basic Jumbo the Turtle pattern and an extra strawberry version! It is suitable for beginner to intermediate skill levels, and the finished product should be around 10 inches long.
We’re obsessed with tiny crochet turtles, not only because they’re adorable, pocket-friendly, and cuddly…but because they can also be made out of scrap yarn, and take no time at all to be completed.
This one is around 3 inches in size when completed, and it’s simple enough to be suitable for beginners, making it accessible to all!
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, in US English terms, and it is super easy to follow. Just try it out!
If you can’t decide between putting your crochet skills to use to create a turtle, or something cottagecore-themed…then why not mix them both? This crochet turtle by Iris Sesile is not only adorable, but it is also wearing a little crown of leaves, making it the cutest ever! Myrtle the Turtle should be around 10cm tall when finished and looks especially good in pink (although the colors are completely up to you).
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, in US English terms, and it is perfectly suitable for complete beginners and those with very little crochet experience.
Another amazing and super cute crochet turtle pattern option, also from Theresa’s Crochet Shop, is Tommy the Turtle. Easy to make in just a few hours, Tommy the Turtle has a friendly smile, and wears his shell almost as an apron, reminding you to take things easy.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, with plenty of instructions and images. The finished product should be around 6 inches tall and can be done using beginner crochet skills.
This crochet pattern by Loops and Love Crochet is absolutely perfect for creating your very own unique crochet turtle. You could seriously create a whole bunch of turtles with this pattern, switching up the colors for the shell to make every single one a one of a kind. Measuring about 6.5 inches long, the end result is perfect as a cuddly toy, and as home decor. Your choice!
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, with step-by-step instructions, detailed pictures, and plenty of extra tips to help you along the way. It is also suitable for beginners, simple and easy!
Okay hear us out, a crochet pattern to create a hatching turtle, but instead of a normal hatching turtle, it’s a tiny cute turtle sleeping in an egg-looking bed. How adorable would that be? Well, you can create your very own using the Kayte Dids pattern! Plus it’s fruit-themed, although you could change that depending on the colors you use. So you know, extra cute!
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, suitable for beginners, as it is very easy to follow, and can be completed in quite a short amount of time.
This crochet turtle by Toys Need, called Leia, isn’t quite Leia from Star Wars, although a turtle version of the character would be quite cool. Instead, she’s an adorable turtle, soft and cuddly, that when finished should be around 5 inches big.
The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF file, in English, with all of the instructions and pictures needed to follow along with the process. It is suitable for those with an intermediate skill level, and the seller is also available to answer any questions you might have!
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do You Crochet A Turtle For Beginners?
If you’re a beginner, and you want to crochet a turtle, then the easiest way is by purchasing a simple pattern that you can follow. The pattern will give you step-by-step instructions on how to crochet the turtle in question, and there are plenty of different turtle designs to choose from!
Make sure to buy your own yarn and have your own crochet equipment, however, as the crochet pattern will usually only come with the instructions, nothing more!
Is It Easy To Crochet A Turtle?
Turtles are relatively easy to crochet, and most crochet turtle designs are perfectly suitable for those at a beginner level. This is because turtles are quite an easy shape to make!
Is It A Good Idea To Crochet A Turtle?
If you like turtles, or you know someone that might love to have a crochet turtle made by you, then it is a great idea to go ahead and make one! Crochet turtles are relatively easy to create, and they can have many different creative designs.