The Littlest Turtle

Last night I wanted to knit something satisfying. Something that would take shape quickly and turn into a usable object in the course of an evening. I found this little guy in my Ravelry queue and knew that I could summon up some scraps to make a cute version of my own. I used GGH Tara, a yarn I had leftover from a baby blanket last summer.

I started with the shell; knit flat with increases and decreases, it magically morphs into a 3-D sphere when it is finished. Next came the head and 4 little legs. My turtle’s head came out a little wonky, but I figured that would be okay since my intended recipients, the cats, aren’t too picky when it comes to this sort of thing.

This was my first stuffed animal project, so I really didn’t know what to expect going into it. Turns out, there is a lot of sewing and weaving in of ends involved!

As I seamed the pieces up, I filled the shell and head with loose catnip. This was a messy endeavor and I ended up with The Nip all over the table, my lap, and the turtle while trying to imbibe the tiny turtle in catnippy goodness.

Turns out, Maxwell has a taste for the high end organic catnip. And he doesn’t seem to mind that he has to lick through a turtle to get to it!

5 thoughts on “The Littlest Turtle

  1. I LOVE IT!!! I would like a tiny turtle for my home! Maybe you can talk me through it…
    But he has no eyes, thats okay though Maxwell might not chew on him if the turtle was staring him down while he nibbles on his belly.
    much love sister!

  2. CUTE!!! Sigh, another something small added to my queue 😉 Arent those small things done in one night so satisfying…

  3. hi its Raynor here, Im glad you like my turtle pattern. Your FO is soo cute i love the colours. You kitty looks very pleased with it too.
    ♥ Raynor

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