Over the past few months, we’ve been spending a lot more time indoors. And although this does mean we’ve missed out on certain things, like parties, live music, and traveling the world, there have been some benefits to life in lockdown.
For one thing, many of us have developed brand new hobbies for the first time in adulthood. Be it baking, dancing, or working on our fitness, many of us have used the pandemic as a way to expand our horizons. And another area where many have begun taking a newfound interest? Crafting!
There’s something intrinsically satisfying about working with your hands. Taking a bunch of materials and bringing together something beautiful can really bring about a sense of pride. But one craft that’s taken the internet by storm this week may be the cutest quarantine craft we’ve ever seen!
A set of adorable mini turtles has gone viral this week, and it’s not hard to see why. And what makes them even better? You can actually make these cuties yourself at home!
The pattern is available on Etsy and costs just $3.50. The pattern will teach you how to make Amigurumi baby turtles using just some yarn and a crochet hook – and even claims to be suitable for beginners.
“This pattern is written in standard American (US) terms, in the English language, with step-by-step instruction and plenty of pictures for successfully completing your work. The pattern is available for instant download. Once payment is confirmed, you will receive a link to download the pattern immediately,” the seller explains. And even better – if you have any questions, the seller claims you can just get in contact for some extra help and crochet tuition!
It seems the pattern is a big hit, too. “This is a clever little pattern! It works up quickly and requires minimal sewing. I made three mini turtle keychains with this pattern and they turned out so well!” reads one comment.
Another agrees, writing, “I made some of these little turtles for our great-granddaughter’s 5th birthday. The pattern was easy to follow and I loved how they turned out. Such a cute little critter!”
A third adds, “Easy to follow pattern. I made one in less than an hour and a half with frequent breaks due to my carpal tunnel pain. Really cute! Would definitely recommend!”
In fact, the pattern is rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 616 total sales. Those are some impressive stats! And for less than the cost of a Starbucks order, you’ve got (basically) nothing to lose by adding one of these sweet patterns to your cart. You get to learn a new skill and acquire an adorable new friend!