For this Free Crochet Pattern Friday Box Turtle pattern, I remembered I had some stash yarn from the amigurumi animals that I had made, so I pulled out the green that I had made a frog out of. I knew I didn’t have enough yarn to make the top of the turtle, but it doesn’t matter because I like to mix things up anyway. I started making the bottom and had just finished the legs, when my husband came in and asked me what I was making. I told him that I was making a crocheted turtle that is made into a candy dish. He said that’s nice, but don’t you have to put a bowl or dish inside of it. I told him I didn’t know because sometimes I just don’t read all of the material list or the directions before I get started.
So I decided to check the directions out and read ahead to the assembly part of the pattern. Well it said to use a soda bottle cut a certain way, so I thought ok, and I started reading the materials list, and it calls for a 2-liter soda bottle. Oh well. My turtle is a baby turtle since I made it with light weight yarn rather than the worsted weight called for by the pattern, so I used a 16 oz. plastic water bottle for my candy dish.
Here’s my version. It's still cute, and the fun thing about it is that it’s crocheted and around here we don’t need a lot of candy!