c2c Crochet Turtle Pattern

Embark on a crochet adventure with my delightful crochet turtle pattern, a part of my captivating sea animals collection.

Join forces with other charming sea creatures like the whale, octopus, fish, jellyfish, and seahorse to create a whimsical underwater world that’s perfect for snuggling or decorating any ocean enthusiast’s space. The free turtle pattern is below.

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Crochet Turtle Pattern Information

Skill Level

Advanced beginner. Project uses basic stitches, repetitive stitches, color changes, and simple finishing.

Project Materials

Finished Size

22 inches by 22 inches

Crochet Gauge

4 squares (ch 3 + 3 dc) = 2 inches

Important Notes

  • You can choose to follow the pixel graph or the written instructions.
  • Written instructions are for working from the bottom right corner to the top left.
  • Crochet the pixel graph using the corner-to-corner (c2c) technique. Use the traditional method of making three double crochets for each square.
  • Chain 6 to start each new row and chain 3 at the beginning of each square.

Etsy Shop

This pattern is also available as an ad-free PDF pattern in my Etsy Shop.

C2C Course

If you would like to learn the corner to corner (c2c) crochet method to make this crochet pattern, check out my online c2c course.

Related Patterns

This pattern is one of six animals from my crochet Sea Animals blanket pattern.

Crochet Sea Animals

Terms & Abbreviations

  • dc = double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch

c2c Crochet Method

Corner to corner (c2c) crochet is a technique where you crochet “squares” in diagonal rows. You start in the bottom right corner and end in the top left corner.

c2c Crochet Increases

Increases are made at the end of each row. Chain 6 and DC in the 4th chain from the hook and in each of the 2 remaining chains.

You will have a chain 3 + 3 DC square. This is your first square for the beginning of the next row.

c2c Crochet Decreases

The first decreases for both the width and length will create corners.

To decrease, turn your work and slip stitch across the 3 DC’s in the last square made. Join with a slip stitch to the chain 3 space and chain 3 + 3 DC.

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Crochet Turtle Pattern Instructions

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Crochet Turtle Pattern Written Instructions

↙ Row 1: white x 1 (1 square)  

↗ Row 2: white x 2 (2 squares)  

↙ Row 3: white x 3 (3 squares)  

↗ Row 4: white x 4 (4 squares)  

↙ Row 5: white x 5 (5 squares)  

↗ Row 6: white x 6 (6 squares)  

↙ Row 7: white x 7 (7 squares)  

↗ Row 8: white x 8 (8 squares)  

↙ Row 9: white x 9 (9 squares)  

↗ Row 10: white x 10 (10 squares)  

↙ Row 11: white x 11 (11 squares)  

↗ Row 12: white x 12 (12 squares)  

↙ Row 13: white x 13 (13 squares)  

↗ Row 14: white x 14 (14 squares)  

↙ Row 15: white x 15 (15 squares)  

↗ Row 16: white x 16 (16 squares)  

↙ Row 17: white x 17 (17 squares)  

↗ Row 18: white x 15, light green x 2, white x 1 (18 squares)  

↙ Row 19: white x 2, light green x 2, white x 15 (19 squares)  

↗ Row 20: white x 7, light green x 1, white x 7, light green x 2, white x 3 (20 squares)  

↙ Row 21: white x 3, light green x 3, white x 6, light green x 2, white x 7 (21 squares)  

↗ Row 22: white x 7, light green x 3, white x 5, light green x 3, white x 4 (22 squares)  

↙ Row 23: white x 5, light green x 2, yellow x 2, white x 4, light green x 2, white x 8 (23 squares)  

↗ Row 24: white x 8, light green x 3, white x 2, yellow x 3, green x 3, white x 5 (24 squares)  

↙ Row 25: white x 5, green x 5, yellow x 3, white x 1, light green x 3, white x 8 (25 squares)  

↗ Row 26: white x 8, light green x 4, yellow x 3, green x 6, white x 5 (26 squares)  

↙ Row 27: white x 6, green x 6, yellow x 2, light green x 4, white x 9 (27 squares)  

↗ Row 28: white x 9, light green x 5, yellow x 1, green x 7, white x 6 (28 squares)  

↙ Row 29: white x 6, green x 8, light green x 5, white x 10 (29 squares)  

↗ Row 30: white x 10, light green x 5, green x 8, white x 7 (30 squares)  

↙ Row 31: white x 7, green x 9, light green x 4, white x 11 (31 squares)  

↗ Row 32: white x 12, light green x 3, green x 10, white x 7 (32 squares)  

↙ Row 33: white x 8, green x 10, light green x 2, yellow x 1, white x 12 (33 squares)  

↗ Row 34: white x 12, yellow x 1, light green x 2, green x 11, white x 8 (34 squares)  

↙ Row 35: white x 9, green x 11, light green x 1, yellow x 2, white x 12 (35 squares)  

↗ Row 36: white x 12, yellow x 3, light green x 1, green x 10, white x 10 (36 squares)  

↙ Row 37: white x 10, green x 11, yellow x 3, white x 2, light green x 1, white x 10 (37 squares)  

↗ Row 38: white x 10, light green x 2, white x 1, yellow x 4, green x 10, white x 11 (38 squares)  

↙ Row 39: white x 12, green x 10, yellow x 4, light green x 2, white x 11 (39 squares)  

↗ Row 40: white x 11, light green x 2, yellow x 5, green x 10, white x 12 (40 squares)  

Corner: Start decreasing on both ends  

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↙ Row 41: white x 12, green x 10, yellow x 4, light green x 2, white x 11 (39 squares)  

↗ Row 42: white x 10, light green x 2, yellow x 5, green x 9, white x 12 (38 squares)  

↙ Row 43: white x 11, green x 10, yellow x 4, light green x 2, white x 10 (37 squares)  

↗ Row 44: white x 10, light green x 1, yellow x 5, green x 9, white x 11 (36 squares)  

↙ Row 45: white x 11, green x 9, light green x 3, yellow x 1, light green x 1, white x 10 (35 squares)  

↗ Row 46: white x 11, light green x 4, green x 8, white x 11 (34 squares)  

↙ Row 47: white x 11, green x 8, light green x 3, white x 11 (33 squares)  

↗ Row 48: white x 10, light green x 4, green x 7, white x 11 (32 squares)  

↙ Row 49: white x 12, green x 5, light green x 4, white x 10 (31 squares)  

↗ Row 50: white x 9, light green x 6, green x 2, white x 13 (30 squares)  

↙ Row 51: white x 14, light green x 7, white x 8 (29 squares)  

↗ Row 52: white x 7, light green x 8, white x 13 (28 squares)  

↙ Row 53: white x 12, light green x 6, black x 2, light green x 1, white x 6 (27 squares)  

↗ Row 54: white x 5, light green x 1, black x 1, light green x 7, white x 12 (26 squares)  

↙ Row 55: white x 11, light green x 8, black x 1, light green x 1, white x 4 (25 squares)  

↗ Row 56: white x 4, light green x 10, white x 10 (24 squares)  

↙ Row 57: white x 10, light green x 4, white x 1, light green x 5, white x 3 (23 squares)  

↗ Row 58: white x 3, light green x 4, white x 2, light green x 4, white x 9 (22 squares)  

↙ Row 59: white x 9, light green x 3, white x 1, black x 1, white x 1, light green x 4, white x 2 (21 squares)  

↗ Row 60: white x 2, light green x 4, white x 2, light green x 3, white x 9 (20 squares)  

↙ Row 61: white x 8, light green x 4, white x 1, light green x 4, white x 2 (19 squares)  

↗ Row 62: white x 2, light green x 8, white x 8 (18 squares)  

↙ Row 63: white x 8, light green x 7, white x 2 (17 squares)  

↗ Row 64: white x 3, light green x 5, white x 8 (16 squares)  

↙ Row 65: white x 9, light green x 2, white x 4 (15 squares)  

↗ Row 66: white x 14 (14 squares)  

↙ Row 67: white x 13 (13 squares)  

↗ Row 68: white x 12 (12 squares)  

↙ Row 69: white x 11 (11 squares)  

↗ Row 70: white x 10 (10 squares)  

↙ Row 71: white x 9 (9 squares)  

↗ Row 72: white x 8 (8 squares)  

↙ Row 73: white x 7 (7 squares)  

↗ Row 74: white x 6 (6 squares)  

↙ Row 75: white x 5 (5 squares)  

↗ Row 76: white x 4 (4 squares)  

↙ Row 77: white x 3 (3 squares)  

↗ Row 78: white x 2 (2 squares)  

↙ Row 79: white x 1 (1 square)  

Border

In each corner you will make (sc-ch 2-sc) and in the side of each square you will make 2 sc.

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