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2008-12-19 Gift & card received! Bottle-cap Turtle pot holder


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Not only did I receive a really nice Christmas card from my friend Becky, but I also received a set of 3 hand made pot holders. That are to say the least, totally adorable!! I am going to have to get the instructions from her for sure!!
Thank you Becky!

And here a close up of one of the little pot holders. It is about the size of a glass coaster.
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EDIT 03-03-2009; directions received. I’ve retyped them here exactly as they were sent to me.

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Turtle Hot Pad

Dark green yarn; Light green yart; Metal bottle caps from either beer or soda bottles

BODY: Chain 3; close so you have a ring, single crochet 5 in the hole. Double crochet in those 5. Repeat row (total 20 stitches). Decrease in those 20 (10 stitches left). Single crochet for two rows. Insert cap and close. I weaved around the last row and pulled like a draw string.

HEAD: Chain 3, close so you have a ring, single crochet 8 in that hole. Double crochet in those 8. Single crochet the 16 and in the next 4 rows. Decrease 4 times then single crochet the remaining 8. Single crochet the next 4 rows. Use darker green and stitch mouth and eyes.

FEET: Chain 3, close so you have a ring. Single crochet 5 in that hole. Double crochet in those 5. Single crochet in those 10 stitches. Repeat for the next three rows. Decrease two times and single crochet the last 6 stitches. Single crochet 8 stitches.

I sort of whip stitch the bottoms by connecting 2 rows of 3, 2 rows of 4 and 1 row of 5. Then I connect those together.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Sue-Lynn Bock permalink
    2009/01/10 1:24 pm

    Oh – how adorable! If you get the directions on how to make them – please share! My Mom LOVES turtles and they are ALL OVER her kitchen! So this would be the BEST gift to give her – just to say “I love you”. Thanks for showing the photos and I hope to find directions soon! Have a great weekend! SUe-Lynn in PA

    • 2009/01/10 2:03 pm

      I have contacted my friend and requested the instructions. I certainly will post the directions when they arrive.

      • PAT TIBESR permalink
        2013/07/11 5:00 pm

        did you ever get instructions for bottle cap turtle.I would love to have them emailed to me at

  2. alicia permalink
    2011/04/14 1:53 pm

    I inherited my grandmothers turtle hot pad. it cares alot of wounderful memories. I wanted to make one for my cousins and sisters to share the memories and your friends pattern is the only one I found…Tell her I thank her from the very bottom of my heart! XOXOXOX…..would she have other animal patterns by chance?

    • 2011/04/15 6:24 am

      Alicia, No, sorry no other gifts or patterns were shared with me. I haven’t heard from my friend for sometime. I will have to write her again and share your thanks with her!

  3. Pat Chaffee permalink
    2012/01/15 6:18 pm

    does anyone have a pattern for apple shaped hot pad?

  4. Carolyn permalink
    2012/01/17 12:36 pm

    I made one of these a long time ago (years and years ago — I’m 70 now LOL). I gave it to my aunt who is now deceased and the hot pad has disappeared. I have lost my pattern and have been searching all over the internet for it, and am delighted to have now found it. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern with us!

  5. PAT TIBESAR permalink
    2013/06/12 5:17 pm

    would like pattern also of the bottlecap turtles there adorable . Thanks Pat

  6. 2017/01/26 7:23 am

    love this pattern. what size crochet hook was used?

    • 2017/01/26 7:31 am

      Susan, sorry I don’t know the size of hook. The lady that made these for me doesn’t write to me any more.


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