Going on a turtle hunt

I have a big favour to ask – I am proposing a swap because I am desperate for a pattern for some turtles – specifically these naughty little guys:

I am pretty sure they come from one of the Japanese craft books — I can even picture the other animals in the book but I can’t for the life of me remember the name of the books and can’t find them online and it’s driving me bonkers! If you can scan or copy a pattern for me please email me. Pleeease.

** thanks Yvonne! Turtle has landed… 😀 **

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18 Responses

  1. those are adorable! i would love one myself. 🙂 i hope that you find the pattern.

  2. Those turtles are *lovely*!
    They remind me of a thing my boyfriend made for me a while ago.


    I call it a thing because you can¬¥t really say what it¬¥s supposed to be. It has only one ear and a safety pin piercing. 😀

  3. Claire – I’ve just sent you an e-mail.

  4. jokano@gmail.com says:

    Shoot! I have that book. If you want any bunnies, dogs, pigs, or rabbits, let me know…would love to swap.

  5. hi, I would love to make one of those turtles too for my little baby girl.. can I have the patterns too ?

  6. I don’t know where you got the patterns…but I LOVE THEM!

  7. Yes! A pattern for those turtles would be lovely!

  8. I’d love to know the name of the book and the ISBN number once you find out! Thanks!

  9. climbgirl2003@yahoo.com says:

    Could I have the pattern too please?

  10. comments@whenitwas.com says:

    What is this book called? It would be great if it could be found online – sounds like there are some real cute projects in there!

  11. What is the book called? Will you please post the details when you get them? Those turtles are great!

  12. Wow, those are the cutest turtles ever.. I want to make some pink ones! 🙁

  13. Ditto! Ever since Franklin discovered the “Franklin the Turtle” books, he’s been in love with turtles.
    I’ve knit an emu from Suzette’s kind pattern but I don’t think knitting is my forte. I would rather do one of these!

    Can I get a copy as well?

  14. jokano@gmail.com says:

    Title is Iroiro Nuigurumi. ISBN=4-579-10978-3. List price is 1200 yen. C’mon people! Let’s support authors and not create a forum for copyright infringement.

  15. jokano@gmail.com says:

    Here’s the cover of the book: http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/4579109783/qid%3D1120084348/250-2112704-8708202It’s an Aranzi Aronzo book. Very easy, pictorial instructions to make a few kinds of rabbits, bear, dog, panda, pig, sheep, horse, little bird, turtle, car, bus, snake, coffee mug, etc. Another adorable one is here: http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/457910921X/ref=pd_bxgy_img_2/250-2112704-8708202

  16. leetusdesigns@ozemail.com.au says:

    Oh Claire…when you make a turtle please post it for us to see. You always do the most amazing fabric combinations….I love to fantasise that I have the time to do those kind of things…I suppose I can add it to my list…

  17. patr1c1aru@yahoo.com says:

    I am sending you a link to a Japanese site with a turtle pattern.

    I work in a library with a large collection of vintage craft books. I have noticed many of the patterns in Japanese craft books are quite similar the vintage patterns. As an alternative to buying the Japanese book, you might want to seek our a few vintage books.