Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Tortoise!

My sister has a tortoise called Steve. He is a very well-cared for tortoise, with his own garden within a garden with a hill and a shelter, and a large area of the sitting room to roam in too. I am not sure how to handle tortoises, but I was given one tip by her partner, which is not to hold him face out whilst moving him, but to have him looking at your stomach. This means he will not suddenly be flying through the air in a scary manner! Now she also has a tortoise cushion, in honour of Steve, though not for him! 
 Tortoises have the strangest faces. I looked at a lot of them!
For the bottom of the cushion, I crocheted an oval, then extended one half, before cutting it and binding the edges under the extension. I thought this would be a lot easier than trying to make the two halves separately.
  The top was just hexagons. I added a wiggly border to finish him off.