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Tuck – Free Pattern!

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I am so excited to finally bring you the free pattern for Tuck! He’s an adorable little turtle that does a slick trick. You can tuck in his feet, tail and head under his shell! I love toys that actually do something fun, don’t you?

Above you can see Tuck all tucked in. The bottom of the shell and the top of the shell are knitted in one piece. Then the head, legs and tail are all picked up and knit right on.

Then a separate bottom layer is knit up and whipstitched on leaving gaps to tuck in the head, feet and tail.

He is a wonderful little masterpiece and you can easily make one (or two, or even three), too! Here is some information you might like to know about Tuck the Turtle:


Finished measurements: Shell only, 3 inches long, 2 inches high

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater(55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 100 grams/160 yards), 1 skein each of Grass #7502 and Turtle #7514

Needles: US size 6 double-pointed needles, set of 4 or size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 5 ½ stitches per inch in stockinette stitch


Ruler or tape measure

Yarn needle


Stitch marker

Small amount of fiberfill

Optional: small amount of poly-pellets (Can be a choking hazard for babies and toddlers if not enclosed in a bag before putting inside the toy.)

Black embroidery floss


I added some sweet and quick embroidery on the top of the shell. It is such a good finishing touch but it is optional. Maybe your turtle will have a stripey shell or a polka dot shell or a multi-color shell! Who knows? The sky is the limit.

Have fun! I’ll be back very soon with lots more fun stuff.

Happy spring, everyone.

Here is the link for the Ravelry page for Tuck!

Click here to download the free pattern for Tuck!

17 Responses to “Tuck – Free Pattern!”

  1. March 16, 2010 at 6:07 pm Mel Ireson says:

    So sweet Susan, Thank you for another gorgeous pattern :0)
    Love Mel

  2. March 16, 2010 at 7:23 pm Barb Yerke says:

    I TOTALLY agree with Mel, thank you SO much for the wonderful turtle pattern. I can’t wait to make it.

    Between the “itty bittys” and these wonderful free patterns, you are keeping me busy until I turn 200.

    Thanks again, barb

  3. March 16, 2010 at 8:55 pm Armida says:

    He is too cute!! I can’t wait to begin! Thanks so much!!

  4. March 17, 2010 at 7:02 am Adele says:

    Susan, thanks for being so generous. I love turtles and this one is so cute!

  5. March 17, 2010 at 8:41 am vismajor says:

    He’s fantastic. Thanks for sharing the pattern with us. :)

  6. March 17, 2010 at 3:12 pm Terrie says:

    He’s adorable, Susan! I love that everything tucks into his shell :)

  7. March 18, 2010 at 11:41 am The Cooking Ninja says:

    aww…it’s beautiful and adorable!

  8. April 30, 2010 at 3:04 pm Fifi says:

    This little guy is so cute! It’s my first attempt at a knitted toy and I just love it. I can’t wait to try your other toy patterns! Totally fan-crushing you!

  9. July 12, 2010 at 6:46 pm Brenda says:

    Tuck is so cute. I have made one for each of my grand daughters. It is a good way to use left over yarn too. I had fun creating a different design on the shell of each turtle. I love your patterns and will be trying more of them.

    • July 12, 2010 at 7:22 pm sanderson says:

      you are welcome, Brenda!!!

  10. September 17, 2010 at 10:06 pm carole says:

    love TUCK… so cute. thanks for sharing.

  11. October 29, 2010 at 7:16 pm Christine says:

    omigod, I’ve never seen anything remotely as cute as this turtle – you’re a genius for coming up with such cool patterns! I already gifted the elf to various people last christmas, and I think I just have enough cool green and blue wool left to start on this turtle right away – I may even unravel the arm warmers I finished two nights ago – your pattern seems better anyway :)

  12. April 28, 2011 at 5:56 pm Sarita Li says:

    I am in love with this little guy! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern. I can’t wait to get Spud & Chloe at the Farm & Itty-Bitty Toys now.

    I used Tuck for my final project in a child development class I’m taking. Here’s how he turned out: http://ravel.me/saritali/t1

  13. August 11, 2011 at 4:33 am Floy Myers says:

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  14. September 6, 2011 at 1:09 pm Renee says:

    Been having problems loading the PDF for this pattern, is it possible to get it sent to me or something?

  15. September 10, 2011 at 2:53 pm Cora Poulin says:

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