Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Hearts

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Valentine's Day is coming near! Make these cute TMNT hearts for your little Valentine's! 
If you follow me on Instagram (which you should, because I post lots of photos of my current works - here's the link), you know I've been greatly anticipating to release this pattern! Let's cut the chit-chat and cut right to the chase! 





Materials
Yarn (green, red, orange, purple, blue, black)
10mm googly eyes
G hook
tapestry needle
scissors
poly-fil

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Special Stitches
Invisible SC decrease: Similar to a SC decrease, but instead of going through both loops, only go through the front looks to make a clean invisible decrease. 
[[Insert hook into first front loop of stitch, yo pull through, insert hook into second front loop of stitch, yo pull through, yo pull through all.]]

Pattern

We will start by making two top bumps of the heart.
Using green yarn:

Row 1: Start with a magic circle, SC 4 into the circle, join
Row 2: Chain 1, 2 SC in each stitch, join (8)
Row 3: Chain 1, 2 SC in each stitch, join (16)
Row 4: Chain 1, SC in each stitch around, join (16)
Row 5-6: Repeat Row 4
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Once you have two top bumps, next we will attach the top bumps and start working around both bumps to make the body of the heart.

With one of the top bumps, insert hook into joining space from the inside of the top bump out, take the second top bump and insert hook from the outside in at the joining chain so both pieces are on your hook. Take yarn in same color and attach pieces by making a slip knot on the end of the hook and pulling through both pieces. Chain 1 and continue to work in rounds.

Row 7: SC into next space to the left and continue to SC around both pieces (including the other side of the joined space). Join to first SC (34)

Row 8: Chain 1, SC around (34)

Row 9: Chain 1, *SC 15, invisible SC decrease, repeat from * (32)

Row 10: Chain 1, *SC 6, invisible SC decrease, repeat from * (28)

Row 11: Chain 1, *SC 5, invisible SC decrease, repeat from * (24)

Row 12: Chain 1, *SC 4, invisible SC decrease, repeat from * (20)

Row 13: Chain 1, *SC 3, invisible SC decrease, repeat from * (16)





 **At this point, you will sew the mouth on with black yarn. Stuff heart with poly-fil (stuff a bit more to account for the last two rows).


Row 14: Chain 1, *SC 2, invisible SC decrease, repeat from * (12)

Row 15: Chain 1, *SC 1, invisible SC decrease, repeat from * (8)

Row 16: Chain 1, invisible SC decrease around (4)

Fasten off and weave in ends.


Now that we have our heart, we will need to make the mask.

Row 1: Chain 44 with color of choice (purple, orange, blue, red)
Row 2: HDC into second chain on hook and HDC in each stitch across
Row 3: Chain 1, SC across
Fasten off and weave in ends.





Sew on mask so it fits just below the two top bumps on the front and criss-cross them on the back to make it look like the mask is tied on.

Using a hot glue gun, glue on google eyes.





I hope your Valentine's get a kick out of these little guys! XOXO


2 comments

  1. I love these and the pattern looks so easy to whip up! Definitely going to make them for my grandson who loves the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Thank you for sharing your talent and the pattern! Blessings to you.

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  2. Thank so much..these are adorable & my grandson will love them...

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