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Thursday, March 10, 2011

TMNT Michaelangelo


Ok,  well I don't guess this guy needs any real explanation or introduction.   Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles just recently celebrated their '27th' anniversary as some of the most beloved and well-known characters in our world.   I had intentions of making this doll a few years ago,  but just kept putting it off for one reason or another....and finally just had to do it.

Those of you who are followers of my FaceBook Page saw the 'sneak peek' a few days ago,  and the response was, to say the least,  incredible.   Turtles are something most of us can relate to,  since they've been around for so long.   I hope that this doll and pattern will please the 'hardcore' turtle fans who have been there since the beginning through all their 'changes'....  since this doll was mostly patterned after the 'old-school' original series.

Having been a fan of TMNT since the beginning myself,   I'm most fond of the 'original' series - thus the reason this doll is made that way.   The basic pattern can easily be made to create all four of the turtles,  by simply changing the colors of the bandana and the weapons to represent the turtle of your choice.   If I had enough greens to make them all I would...  but I'll leave that up to all the wonderfully creative crocheters out there!  :D

As always,  if you find any typoes or mistakes in the pattern,  please let me know,  I'll correct them ASAP.



Mikey

MATERIALS:

WW yarn in choice of green (with smaller amounts of brown, tan and colors for bandana)
G crochet Hook
Fiberfill
yarn needle
Small scraps of white and black felt for eyes/mouth

NOTES:

Gauge isn't important,  as long as your yarn, hook and tension result in stitches that are even and don't allow the stuffing to show through.

Numbers at the end of each round or row indicate the total number of stitches that should be in that round or row.

Magic ring instructions can be found easily by a websearch for 'crochet magic ring' .  YouTube also has some very good video instructions by searching for 'crochet magic ring' on YouTube.



HEAD:

Rnd 1:  7 sc in magic ring  (7)
Rnd 2:  2 sc in each sc around  (14)
Rnd 3:  sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (21)
Rnd 4:  sc in next 2 sc,  2 sc in next sc around (28)
Rnd 5:  sc in next 3 sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (35)
Rnd 6-10:  sc in each sc around  (35)
Rnd 11:  sc in next 10 sc,  2 sc in each of next 15 sc,  sc in remaining 10 sc  (50)
Rnd 12-13:  sc in each sc around  (50)
Rnd 14:  sc in next 3 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (40)
Begin stuffing here if you haven't already.  Stuff firmly,  without overstuffing,  while shaping the 'face' as you go.  Continue stuffing as you progress.
Rnd 15:  sc in next 2 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (30)
Rnd 16:  sc in next sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (20)
Rnd 17:  dec over next 2 sc around  (10)
Rnd 18: sc in each sc around (10)
F/O leaving a tail.  Finish adding any stuffing needed to shape head properly.  Weave the tail through the last row of 10 sc,  tug gently to 'close up' the opening.  Secure and weave in end.

BODY:

Rnd 1:  7 sc in magic ring  (7)
Rnd 2:  2 sc in each sc around  (14)
Rnd 3:  sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc around (21)
Rnd 4:  sc in each sc around  (21)
Rnd 5: sc in next 2 sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (28)
Rnd 6: sc in next 11 sc,  2 sc in each of the next 3 sc,  sc in next 11 sc,  2 sc in each of remaining 3 sc  (34)
Rnd 7:  sc in next 16 sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next 16 sc,  2 sc in last sc  (36)
Rnd 8-9:  sc in each sc around  (36)
Rnd 10:  sc in next 15 sc,  2 sc in each of next 3 sc,  sc in next 15 sc,  2 sc in each of last 3 sc (42)
Rnd 11-20:  sc in each sc around  (42)
Rnd 21:  sc in next 15 sc,  dec over next 2 sc  (repeat decrease 2 more times), sc in next 15 sc, dec over next 2 sc  (repeat decrease 2 more times)  (36)
Rnd 22:  sc in each sc around  (36)
Rnd 23:  sc in next 12 sc,  dec over next 2 sc  (repeat decrease 2 more times),  sc in next 12 sc, dec over next 2 sc  (repeat decrease 2 more times) (30)
Rnd 24:  sc in each sc around  (30)
Begin stuffing at this point if you haven't already.  Stuff body firmly while shaping  but avoid overstuffing.  Continue stuffing as you progress.
Rnd 25:  sc in next 9 sc,  dec over next 2 sc  (repeat decrease 2 more times),  sc in next 9 sc,  dec over next 2 sc  (repeat decrease 2 more times)  (24)
Rnd 26:  sc in next 2 sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (18)
Rnd 27:  sc in next sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (12)
F/O.  Add any stuffing needed to finish shaping the body.  Secure end and weave in.  Leave neck opening as is.

ARMS  (make 2):

Rnd 1:  8 sc in magic ring  (8)
Rnd 2:  2 sc in each sc around  (16)
Rnd 3-6:  sc in each sc around  (16)
Rnd 7: dec over next 2 sc around  (8)
Begin stuffing at this point,  do not overstuff but stuff moderately firmly to shape the 'muscles' of the shoulder, upper arm and lower arm as you progress.
Rnd 8: sc in next sc,  2 sc in next sc around (12)
Rnd 9-11:  sc in each sc around  (even)
Rnd 12: sc in next sc,  dec over next 2 sc around  (8)
Rnd 13:  sc in next 3 sc,  2 sc in next sc,  sc in next 3 sc,  2 sc in next sc  (10)
Rnd 14-18: sc in each sc around  (10)
Rnd 19:  dec over next 2 sc around  (5)
Flatten end,  sc across opening through all layers  (3 sc)
Rnd 20:  chain 3,  sc in second chain from hook and next chain,  slip stitch to next sc along 'top' of hand (rnd 19).   chain 3,  sc in second chain from hook and next chain,  slip stitch to next sc along 'top' of hand  - two fingers made.   Chain 3,  sc in second chain from hook and next chain,  slip stitch along 'side' of hand (between rnd 18 and 19) to create 'thumb'
F/O and weave end in.

LEGS (make 2):

Rnd 1:  8 sc in magic ring  (8)
Rnd 2:  working in back loops only for this round,  sc in next sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (12)
Rnd 3-7:  (working again through both loops) sc in each sc around  (12)
Rnd 8:  dec over next 2 sc around  (6)
Rnd 9: 2 sc in each sc around  (12)
Rnd 10-15:  sc in each sc around  12)
Rnd 16:  sc in next 7 sc,  chain 7,  Join chain to first sc of this round.  (7 sc, 7 chs)
Rnd 17:  sc in each sc and chain around (14)
Rnd 18:  sc in each sc around (14)
Rnd 19:  dec over next 2 sc around  (7)
F/O.  Weave in ends.
Stuff the leg (while shaping).  Stuff moderately firm without overstuffing.  'Hip' is either not stuffed  (flattened) or *very* lightly stuffed.   Leg is pinned to side/bottom of body as shown,  with 'hip' cape/flap to the outside and 'opening' at top of leg underneath.    Very small amounts of stuffing can be added to the cape at the 'hip' to provide more shape if needed.

FEET (make 2):

Rnd 1:  6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2-3:  sc in each sc around  (6)
Rnd 4:  2 sc in each sc around  (12)
Rnd 5-8:  sc in each sc around  (12)
Rnd 9:  Flatten 'foot',  sc across top through all layers  (6 sc).  Turn.
sc in next 3 sc,  turn,  sc in next 3 sc,  turn slip stitch across the 3 sc, and down the side to the main part of the foot,  slip stitch to next sc of row 9.   Sc in next 3 sc,  turn,  sc in next 3 sc,  turn slip stitch across the 3 sc, and down the side to the main part of the foot,  slip stitch to row 9  (between the two 'toes').
F/O, secure and weave in end.
(NOTE:  Feet in the doll shown were not stuffed,  just flattened.  If you wish to add a *very* small amount of stuffing to the feet to give them a little more 'size'  do this before you close the opening by sc across the top,  then proceed as is written from there)

Feet are sewn as shown to the bottom of the legs.  Make sure that you have the feet facing in the correct direction .  (I find that pinning the legs to the doll and then pinning/sewing the feet to the bottom of the legs is most helpful as it ensures you have the right direction on both of the feet,  and the best angle as well)

BELLY PLATE:

(using tan)

Row 1:  chain 6,  sc in second chain from hook and each chain across ,  turn  (5)
Row 2:  2 sc in first sc,   sc in each sc across to last sc,  2 sc in last sc,  turn  (7)
Row 3:  sc in each sc across  (7)
Row 4:  2 sc in first sc,   sc in each sc across to last sc,  2 sc in last sc,  turn  (9)
Row 5:  sc in each sc across  (9)
Row 6:  2 sc in first sc,   sc in each sc across to last sc,  2 sc in last sc,  turn   (11)
Row 7:  sc in each sc across  (11)
Row 8:  2 sc in first sc,   sc in each sc across to last sc,  2 sc in last sc,  turn    (13)
Row 9:  sc in each sc across  (13)
Row 10:  2 sc in first sc,   sc in each sc across to last sc,  2 sc in last sc,  turn  (15)
Row 11-24:  sc in each sc across  (15)
Row 25:   sc in first sc,  dec over next 2 sc,  sc in next 4 sc,  slip stitch to next sc,  sc in next 4 sc,  dec over next 2 sc,  sc in last sc
Row 26:   sc in first sc,  dec over next 2 sc,  sc in next 3 sc,  slip stitch to next stitch,  sc in next 3 sc,  dec over next 2 sc,  sc in last sc
Row 27:   sc in first sc,  dec over next 2 sc,  sc in next 2 sc,  slip stitch to next stitch,  sc in next 2 sc,  dec over next 2 sc,  sc in last sc
F/O.   Weave in ends.   Using brown yarn and yarn needle,  add the detailing to the plate as shown in photos.

SHELL:

(Using brown)

Rnd 1:  8 sc in magic ring  (8)
Rnd 2:  2 sc in each sc around  (16)
Rnd 3:  2 sc in each of the next 2 sc,  sc in next 4 sc,  2 sc in each of the next 4 sc,  sc in next 4 sc,  2 sc in each of last 2 sc  (24)
Rnd 4:  sc in each sc around  (24)
Rnd 5:  2 sc in each of the next 2 sc,  sc in next 8 sc,  2 sc in each of the next 4 sc,  sc in next 8 sc,  2 sc in each of last 2 sc  (32)
Rnd 6:  sc in each sc around  (32)
Rnd 7:  2 sc in each of the next 2 sc,  sc in next 12 sc,  2 sc in each of the next 4 sc,  sc in next 12 sc,  2 sc in each of last 2 sc  (40)
Rnd 8:  sc in next 4 sc,  2 sc in next sc around  (48)
Rnd 9-10:  sc in each sc around  (48)

SHELL RIM:

Rnd 1:  ch 6,  join to make ring,  sc in each chain around (6)
Rnd 2-?:  sc in each sc around (6 sc each round) until the tube will easily reach around the outside of the shell (the number of rounds will vary from person to person due to yarn, hook and tensions differences)  Tube does not need to be stuffed, but if you wish, you can VERY lightly stuff the tube to give it more rigidity.   When the tube will easily fit around the outside edge of the shell,  F/O and sew ends of tube together.  Pin and sew tube to outside edge of shell.   Shell will be stuffed when sewn to the back of the turtle.

ELBOW/KNEE PADS:

Elbow pads (make 2):

Rnd 1:  8 sc in magic ring (8)
Rnd 2:  2 sc in each sc around  (16)
Do not fasten off,  continue with strap as follows:
Sc in next 2 sc, turn
Sc in 2 sc, turn
Repeat rows of 2 sc until strap will reach around arm at elbow  (exact number of rows will vary from person to person due to yarn, hook and tension differences).    F/O leaving tail.  Sew end of strap to opposite side of 'pad'.  Weave in ends.

KNEE PADS (make 2):

Rnd 1:  8 sc in magic ring (8)
Rnd 2:  2 hdc in each sc around  (16)
Do not fasten off,  continue with strap as follows:
Sc in next 2 sc, turn
Sc in 2 sc, turn
Repeat rows of 2 sc until strap will reach around leg at knee  (exact number of rows will vary from person to person due to yarn, hook and tension differences)  F/O leaving tail.  Sew end of strap to opposite side of 'pad'.  Weave in ends.

BANDANA:

Using color of choice:

Chain 2.  Sc in second chain from hook,  turn.
Sc in sc,  turn
2 sc in sc,  turn (2)
Continue with rows of 2 sc for approx. 20 rows  (more if you want a longer tail on the bandana)
Next row:  2 sc in each sc across, turn  (4)
Continue with rows of 4 sc until this section of the bandana will just wrap around the head above the 'nose' as shown.
Next row:  Decrease over next 2 sc, twice, turn (2)
Continue with rows of 2 sc for the same length as before (2)
Decrease over next 2 sc, turn (1)
Sc in sc.
F/O, weave in ends.

"EYEBROWS":

Chain about 20  (check and see if you want more or less 'brow')   Place in the shape of the brows over the top of the bandana.  (this is probably best done after construction of the doll and eyes are in place so that you can see how much or how little 'brow' you want on your turtle)

BELT:

Chain 3,  sc in second chain from hook and next sc , turn (2)
Continue rows of 2 sc for length desired for belt.   Belt  goes around the shell,  so it's probably best to wait until doll is fully assembled before making the belt so that you can try it around the doll as you make it to ensure it's the length you want.

NUNCHUCKS:

(make 2)

Row 1:  Chain 11, sc in second chain from hook and each chain across,  turn  (10)
Row 2-3:  sc in each sc across, turn (10)
F/O leaving tail.  With yarn needle,  fold in half long ways and sew together with whip stitch.
Weave in tail.

Chain (make 1):

Chain approx 20 (or length desired).   Attach each end to one of the 'chucks'.

FINAL ASSEMBLY:

I recommend pinning all the parts together before sewing to ensure you're happy with everything befoe making it permanent.

Head is sewn to top of body at neck opening.  Belly Plate is sewn to front of body.   Arms and legs are sewn to body positioned as desired.

Elbow and knee pads are placed on arms and legs as shown,  they can be tacked on with a few stitches if you want.

Eyes are made by cutting pieces of felt and sewing/gluing them to the bandana.  Mouth is made by cutting a piece of felt and sewing/gluing to the face as desired.  Facial expressions can vary from turtle to turtle to give them each their own personality.

The doll can be made to represent any of the Turtles,  by changing the color of the bandana, weapons and even facial expressions.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the character Michaelangelo are copyright/trademarked of their original creators.


This pattern is an original crochet pattern and is © by Linda Potts (March 2011).  Please do not claim this pattern as your own.  If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site.  You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not add it to any collection on cd/dvd, sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern. 

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85 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for another wonderful pattern. My love loves turtles and I am going to surprise him with the four. I better get started since his birthday is coming fast in November. I love your works. Nicole

March 10, 2011 at 11:43 PM  
Blogger rhondygirl said...

Awesome! Totally Dude!

March 11, 2011 at 1:12 AM  
Blogger Szydełkowe czary-mary said...

Michaelangelo wygląda wspaniale
WOW!

March 11, 2011 at 2:20 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Awesome! My boyfriend and I were just talking the other day about me making some ami TMNT's... He wants a Donatello so I might give this a go. Thankyou for posting :-)

March 11, 2011 at 6:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMAZING! I've been checking your FB page twice a day for updates since you posted the pic lol. I am going out today to buy some yarn, thank you so much for all of your amazing patterns, I truly appreciate them. Just a thought if you could maybe make patterns for the other turtles weapons, it would help out those of us who cannot make our own amazing patterns like you :)
Thanks again

March 11, 2011 at 7:44 AM  
Blogger Bailey said...

What a great pattern. I will have to ask if the current group of nephews knows about them.

March 11, 2011 at 7:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is absolutely awesome! Thanks for posting all of that info. I'm sure it was a decent amount of work to make up the pattern.

March 11, 2011 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger wdmk said...

I wanna cry! THIS IS FREAKING AWESOME!!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

March 11, 2011 at 11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its so cute my cousin loves it! I wish you could make a Vulpix Pokemon they are my favorite cartoon character.

March 11, 2011 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger The Old Block House said...

Mikey looks awesome! Cowabunga, dude!

My nephew would love this.

March 11, 2011 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Connie said...

Your patterns are AMAZING. I shared the Tails and Sonic plushie pictures with my grandson, it was "Tails' first grandma, then Sonic, please", he said, so one more tail, then finishing with the eyes and mouth. Tails will be finished. Thank you so much for sharing your patterns, especially for boys. I think I have a new crocheter coming along, her son wanted then too.
'til next time.
Connie

March 11, 2011 at 12:33 PM  
Anonymous Mel said...

This looks so good! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

March 11, 2011 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

wow! these are awesome. thanks for sharing!

any chance you are working on a Bowser pattern??? That's something I'd like to make :)

Thanks!!

March 11, 2011 at 2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know u get this a lot but what kind of yarn do u use

March 11, 2011 at 6:33 PM  
Anonymous Crochet turtle patterns said...

The most amazing turtle pattern ever, love love love it!

March 11, 2011 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger Sharrieboberry said...

Can Mikey be awesome and charming at the same time?!? Totally rad man...dude...dudette! Thank you for sharing!!!

March 12, 2011 at 12:05 AM  
Anonymous Vulpixgirl said...

:O Wow. I'm not really a TMNT fan, but you did a great job on this! :) It was kind of... unexpected, lol, but at the same time I am very pleasantly surprised. You are awesome! :D

March 14, 2011 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

WOW! These are some amazing crochet patterns! Just stopping by to see what on the Hook. http://poshpoochdesignsdogclothes.blogspot.com/2011/03/shamrock-dog-collar-crochet-pattern.html

March 19, 2011 at 3:14 PM  
Blogger Tucker Mom said...

Thank you for sharing your talents with all. My grandkids love the toys I make using your patterns. You are very talented.

March 20, 2011 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger poohbear102045 said...

I love your Michaelangelo, you awesome job on him. I was wondering if you had a pattern for all of there weapons because I would love to make all of them.

March 22, 2011 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger thelovelychemist said...

I love TMNT! I don't know who's my favorite turtle--really a tie between Mikey, Raph and Donnie. Leo can take a hike. xD

This is such an awesome pattern. So glad you posted it up!

March 23, 2011 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Maxine said...

I have a question about the leg. I am not really clear what I am suppose to do when we get up to RND 16 where you chain 7 then join chain to first sc of this round. Does this leave a 7 chain gap like a gusset? Is this the hip part and you attach at this gap? I cannot really tell from the photo either. Thanks in advance. Maxine

March 25, 2011 at 6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is incredable, so much detail.
I started working on it and I am just thrilled with how it is working up. I hate having so many peices to sew together so whenever I can I combine steps/pieces and so far it's worked for me. Your patterns are quite amazing thank you for sharing. I want to try the Kangaroo next. Tina's Grandma

March 29, 2011 at 5:46 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

I fell in love with this guy. My nephew and wife are expecting their 1st child in August and my nephew has always been a huge fan of the turtles. I decided to make this but I am off on my stitches starting on round 3. I came up with 19 instead of 21 and by the time I got to round 11 I was 10 over. To verify that I am reading your instructions correctly - Round 3 is "1 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc... around??
Thank you!

April 4, 2011 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger WolfDreamer said...

Sounds to me as if you're skipping over a stitch in your round. If you join your rounds, be certain that the first sc of the round goes into the same exact place that you joined in the previous round.

Round 11 can be a little tricky. It's one sc in each of the first 10 sc, 2 sc in each of the next 15 sc, and one sc in each of the last 10 sc (this begins the shaping for the mouth area)

Hope that helps a bit! If you're still having trouble, let me know, we can try to figure out where the problems are :D

April 4, 2011 at 11:10 PM  
Blogger Kitsune said...

I absolutely adore your patterns. The Pokemon, Ditto, is one of my favorites, I'd love to see a pattern for that, if you ever have the time. Or the other Eevee evolutions, that would also be cool.
I actually learned to crochet specifically so I could make your patterns. I just finished my first Pokeball.

April 8, 2011 at 1:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i had a question about the leg. on rnd 16 is it supposed to leave a gap?

April 14, 2011 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger WolfDreamer said...

Yes, it will leave a 'gap'. After the leg is stuffed, you can VERY lightly stuff that top piece (the 'hip') if you want, but it's not usually necessary.

It's used much like a shoulder on arms to give you more flexibility in positioning the arm.

April 14, 2011 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger edaca said...

harika

April 15, 2011 at 6:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many thankssss for wonderful patterns. I just visit your blog today but I think I should come here every day same as other.lol

May 3, 2011 at 5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it! It'll make a great plush for presents. My cousin will fall in love! You know, I'm a crazy vulpix fan. I'd just extremly love it if you would make a Vulpix plushie! I'd just die. It would make my day. I hope you can!

May 9, 2011 at 7:37 PM  
Anonymous emma fran said...

yes! i can finally make my best friend something! thanks!

June 4, 2011 at 5:15 PM  
Anonymous Cierra said...

Hi, I was just wondering if there was any way you could make up the rest of the weapons or at least tell me how because I am a beginner and I have no clue how to make thing right out from my head. It would be great if you could hep me.

Thank you

June 29, 2011 at 2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My son loves the Mikey I made him from your pattern and is eagerly awaiting his fearsome brothers' arrival. If you'd like, I can send you the patterns for the individual weapons. Any possibility you will be working on a Splinter to complete the family?

July 6, 2011 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Rose and Notes said...

i saw all your patterns and all i can say is that they are all amazing.. you are amazing and very kind enough to give away your patterns.. thank you so much for sharing it with.

July 26, 2011 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Strikkesinen said...

Hi,I normaly do not crotch, so I am a new beginner in this field, but I had to make this Turtle, because I have two little "grandchrildren" age 4 today, so now I have finished my first bigger croching project.

Since I am from Denmark, I had to tranlate the pattern, which took som time, but i managed it.

I have picture of the finished Turtles on my blog - strikkesinen.blogspot.com - the result is not nearly as good at yours I'm afraid, so I might have to practise on some more of your wonderfull designs :-)

July 29, 2011 at 12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leo was my favorite turtle, he's really cool, but Mikey is #1 for me! XD

August 13, 2011 at 6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You patterns are wonderful! They are everything I plan out but never would have the time to write out! Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

September 20, 2011 at 5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are my hero. Nerdy AND a crocheter. Seriously, this is AMAZING. My boyfriend keeps checking the blog and asking "can you make that? Can you make THIS." Thanks for all the patterns!

January 3, 2012 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger bluebird said...

Love this pattern. Thank you. I made him for my nephew he loved it.

April 2, 2012 at 10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am working on the legs. But I got to where it says sc in next 7 sts. Ch 7 join to first sc of this row. Is there supposed to be an opening where I joined the ch. if so when I finished the leg. Please tell me what do do with the whole that is left there

May 6, 2012 at 7:49 PM  
Anonymous Helena said...

Do you have patterns for the othe ninja turtles weapons

May 6, 2012 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger Beads and Books (Tammi Mossman) said...

This Is Awesome, thank you! Cowabunga, dude!

July 10, 2012 at 3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I know other people have asked already, but is there any way you can post a pattern for the other weapons? You see, I'm getting married in 16 days and my future wifey absolutely loves Raphael. She has tmnt towels, sheets, a blanket, action figures, shirts, and much more. I'm working on your amazing pattern now, but I'm afraid I wont be able to dream up his weapons on my own. Help a girl out here! Thanks so much for being awesome!
--Sam

September 6, 2012 at 2:08 AM  
Blogger jennifer Schlief said...

Please tell me what a magic ring is? I have been crocheting for 20+ years and have never heard heard of a magic ring??

July 1, 2013 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger WolfDreamer said...

Magic ring is not really a new thing, it just got 'rediscovered' about 10 years ago and renamed 'magic ring' when crochet became popular again with young people.

When I learned to crochet about 40 years ago, I learned it as a 'slip ring'. And until just the last few years, have always called it that (I still do mostly, but when speaking to younger or new crocheters I try to remember to use Magic Ring)

If you go to YouTube and enter 'crochet magic ring' or 'crochet magic circle'... you will get hundreds of video instructions on it.

You can also google 'crochet magic ring' and get a good number of websites with written/photo instructions as well. :D

Hope that helps!

July 1, 2013 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger jennifer Schlief said...

SLIP RING!!! Thank u!

July 13, 2013 at 6:26 PM  
Blogger SJKelly said...

Can I ask someone who has made this how big it actually is, I've started working it and it seems a lot smaller than I expected, I don't know if I'm doing something wrong (I'm semi new to crochet)or if the pattern makes a smaller doll.

August 3, 2013 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger lacey emery said...

Can't wait to make this! Just wondering how tall abouts is it? I was hoping to make one around 12" tall so just wondering if I should double the yarn up to get it larger. Thanks in advance :)

September 4, 2013 at 7:48 PM  
Blogger kelli said...

i would also love to know about how tall the finished product is.

last year i made the sonic and it turned out great! great site!

November 3, 2013 at 5:30 PM  
Blogger Ape said...

first off, thank you for this pattern you are AWESOME! My daughter is a second gen TMNT fan and I wanted to find a good pattern to use to make her one for christmas. This is off the chain! lol.... that was ghetto. Anyways, you mentioned about the changes throughout the years and I am going to say it, some of them SUCKED! I too am an original fan, therefore I believe they should have left them the way they were. I am just thankful that the Japanese looking style only lasted a short time, that was by far my least favorite of the changes and inappropriate for the younger children who loved the show. I was a fan from toddler on up, my name is April, and of course I am guessing that stemmed my love for the show. Mikey was my favorite and now he is my daughters, :) so thank you for the lovely pattern!

November 10, 2013 at 4:46 AM  
Blogger kelli said...

i made a leonardo, you can see him here. the finished product was about a foot tall. great pattern - THANK YOU!!!

November 17, 2013 at 8:53 AM  
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January 21, 2014 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Jessica Beausoleil said...

I am making this for my nephew. I am a bit confused aboug the eyebrows. Is the chain just for the top? Or does it go all around eye? How is it attatched? Please advise...thanks, love this pattern

January 21, 2014 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger Amanda Ruf said...

Can anyone tell me how to print the pattern on windows 8 i cant figure it out please..thank you

February 4, 2014 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger marie l said...

can you help me i want to make an iron man for my granson hes a big fan any ideas how i can get started

March 7, 2014 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger katrina parkhurst said...

hey i was wondering if i tripple the pattern would it come out right to make a giant one wanting to make one that is like 3 foot tall what do you think?

April 26, 2014 at 3:47 PM  
Blogger Konrel said...

Question on the shell rim. Are you supposed to f/o and then start the rim of the shell? It is not turning out right for me. I am stumped. Every thing else is great. This is a wonderful pattern. I am making one for my 2 year old grandson. Thanks

May 15, 2014 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger Kimpossible said...

Yes, Konrel they are two separate pieces. You make the shell rim and shell and attach them to each other. I have made 4 of these so far. :)

May 19, 2014 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger Ellamae Parker said...

On the legs, after rnd 16 there will be 2 openings? Not sure how they are attached to the body and what about smaller opening that is left. Is it supposed to be closed up. Would appreciate some other pic to kniw hiw to better attach the legs

May 21, 2014 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger Konrel said...

Thank you Kimpossible for your help. I see now how it is done.

May 29, 2014 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Kathy Burt said...

Can I make this without doing magic ring.??

August 14, 2014 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger WolfDreamer said...

Yes. You can chain 3 or so and form a ring. Just make certain that your ring closes up completely so that the stuffing won't peek through

August 14, 2014 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Christy Auberger said...

Just wondering, is this guy supposed to be able to stand by himself? If so, I could use some advice.

August 17, 2014 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger Amanda Bazan said...

Hi, I had a question about rnd 16 for the legs. I read the previous comments made but I still can't figure it out. The way I understand it, I end up with a hole. Would you be able to dumb it down for me please lol?

August 19, 2014 at 11:28 PM  
Blogger Maria Caraballo said...

love this! i did everything but am confused about the legs. mine comes out with a loop and the end.help!

August 22, 2014 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Christy Auberger said...

Been asked about making a master splinter. Any chance u mite have one coming soon?

August 22, 2014 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

I also am stuck on row 16-17 of the leg.

August 31, 2014 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Lisa Lewis said...

Do you by chance have a pattern for the other 3 turtles? I am wanting to make them for my son.

September 17, 2014 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger WolfDreamer said...

All the turtles are basically identical. The only thing that is changed is the color of the bandana over the eyes and the weapons. You can easily Google the turtles to see which color and weapon each one has. :-)

September 17, 2014 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

Any help on row 16-17? As some have asked?

September 17, 2014 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger WolfDreamer said...

On 16 you sc 7 then chain 7. Slip stitch to the first sc of this round. Continue working thr rounds on these 14 sc. This will make a sort of pacman mouth looking part that is the *hip*.

When attaching that part you open the 'mouth' like its biting on the body. The small rounded top is either lightly stuffed or not stuffed depending on how beefy you want the hips to look.

This method also makes leg placement much more flexible so the positions you can create are many. Play with placement and angles to get the look you prefer.

September 17, 2014 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger Nasty Natalie said...

Hi there how tall will this be when standing

September 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Maria Elena Morgan said...

Shell, after Round 9-10. It stops, do you fasten off?

Maria

September 25, 2014 at 7:04 PM  
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September 27, 2014 at 4:00 PM  
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September 27, 2014 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger Seth said...

Anyone willing to make the set of all four and sell them if so message me I have no clue how to make these

October 5, 2014 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger lesley duncan said...

Hi I have the same issue did you resolve it

October 28, 2014 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Jessie Zehe said...

Hi I love this pattern!!! Can you tell me how tall he is?

November 18, 2014 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger ch2011 said...

Hi I am really interested in learning how to make the other weapons my nephew loves the ninja turtles I was wondering if you could send me the patterns I have looked everywhere and can not find how to make them online

December 8, 2014 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger marie burr said...

cant figure out how to attach the legs

January 13, 2015 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger jhnptrqn said...

hi i am trying to crochet your ninja turtle i am stuck on the legs round 16 it says sc in the first 7 st then chain 7 join to the first round i tried many times and this is not working can u help me and thank u donna

February 10, 2015 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger June said...

How do you attach the leg? I have curved top on leg opening where I think that I attach this to body..but then I have a small hole on other side..do I just stitch this closed ..I do not see a hole in your picture

June 22, 2015 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger Em said...

I loved making this cool, little guy for my brother, but could not decide which turtle to turn him into. After a lot of pondering, I thought why not all of them? With that, I put Velcro on his hands and on each weapon, then all four different colored bandannas! Cannot wait to see what he thinks!!!

October 2, 2015 at 8:47 AM  
Blogger PJW1962 said...

What do you do at the end of the shell on round 9&10 it doesn't say to F/O.

June 18, 2016 at 6:43 PM  

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