Today – a crochet pattern, just for you. Enjoy!
I have Louise to credit for this idea. I developed this TMNT pattern from the Skull Scarf kits I put together for our halloween bazaar. Lou poked fun at one attempt saying it looked more like a ninja turtle than a skull. “Oooo!” I thought, “Good idea!!”.
The original skull pattern I was inspired by came from Yella. With a bit of tweaking and experimentation I think I have come up with something fun, easy and “totally gnarly, dude!”. I really encourage people to try adapting and customising crochet patterns as you learn so much from the experience. It is not as difficult as you might think! As you begin to understand the different crochet stitches and try different designs challenge yourself (and your confidence) with some improv crochet.
So, without further ado…the pattern! (First pattern I’ve even written so if there are any suggestions on how to make it better then let me know!!)
Step 1: Eyes (RED for Raphael, ORANGE for Michelangelo, BLUE for Leonardo and PURPLE for Donatello)
ch12 and slip st into first ch to make a foundation ring.
ch12 again and slip st into first ch of this round to make a second foundation ring (like a figure 8).
sc6 into first ring, ch5 and slip st back 4, sc1 into the ring, ch5 and slip back 4, sc7 into the ring.
sc14 into second ring and slip st to finish.
Step 2: Forehead (GREEN)
Finding the first stitch is hard to describe…I hope this makes sense.
sc in 6th st from the last slip st in ‘the centre’.
Work along the row – sc2, hdc2, dc2, hdc2, sc3 to make 12st in this row. Turn work.
*sc in 1st st from hook. sc1 into each st except the last one. Turn work.*
repeat to make 5 rows with the final row being 8st. Slip st to finish.
Step 3: Mouth (GREEN)
Row 1 – sc in 6th st from ‘the centre’. sc1 in each st to make 12st. Turn work.
Row 2 – sc in 1st st from hook. Work along the row – sc2, hdc2, dc2, hdc2, sc3. (12st total)
Row 3 – ch6. sc into 5th st in row2. sc3 more into the row. ch6. Slip st into last st of row 2. Turn work
Row 4 – sc10 into the ring that has been made by row 3. sc4 into 4st of row 3 shown in bold. sc10 into the next ring. Slip st into first st of row 2 to finish.
Step 4: Joining
To join the heads together to make a scarf simply create 5 rows (or more if you like) of 8st from the top of the head then either join using slip st to the chin of the next turtle head or whip stitch using needle and matching yarn. I used a light brown much like the turtles chest color.
Other ideas for joining:
Making coloured stripes based on their mask colours.
Grey circles like manhole covers
Please share your work if you give this pattern a go. I would love to see what people come up with!
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