My turtle coaster is knitted in one of my favourite yarns - Scheepjes Stone Washed XL. This is a light chunky yarn that's a mix of cotton and acrylic. It has a lovely haze running through it which I love and it's durable, making it perfect for a mug rug!
MY RECOMMENDED YARN
- Scheepjes - Stone Washed XL chunky yarn. This is made of cotton (70%) and acrylic (30%). It's has 72m (82 yards) per 50g ball. For this project you'll need 1x ball of main colour, 1x ball of shell colour and 1x ball of belly colour of the turtle.
- Scheepjes - Stone River Washed XL chunky yarn. This is a sister yarn of the Stone Washed XL. This is made of cotton (70%) and acrylic (30%). It's has 72m (82 yards) per 50g ball.
- Cascade Yarns - Sarasota Chunky yarn. This yarn will give your coaster a completely different finished look, the tension matches so you'll be able to use it, but make sure you swatch. The fibre content is cotton (60%) and acrylic (40%). This yarn comes in 200g balls, you'll still need one of each but you'll have a lot left over.
- Plymouth Yarns - Woolcotte chunky yarn. This yarn is multicoloured so would give each turtle a completely unique look! The tension is the same, but don't forget to knit a tension swatch. It's made of acrylic (69%), cotton (25%) and super wash wool (6%). It comes in 100g balls, so you'll need three balls of yarn for your coaster.
- James C. Brett - Top Value Chunky yarn. This yarn is a good cheap alternative to the Scheepjes Stone Washed XL. It's 100% acrylic and comes in solid colours. It's a good option if you're making turtles for little ones, because it's machine washable. It comes in 100g balls, so you'll need three balls of yarn for your coaster.
- 5mm (US 6) needles. I recommend using bamboo or plastic.
- 4mm (US 8) needles. I recommend using bamboo or plastic.
- Darning needle
- 2 x 10mm toy eyes and washers and
- Small amount of black chunky yarn for the smile
- Small amount of toy stuffing