Meet my turtle toy, that can take off his shell! This was quite the project, but totally worth it. Everything about this turtle is upcycled, except for the safety eyes.
The main, green colour is the only one that you’d need quite a large amount from. The other colours could be scrap yarn; about half a skein.
The colours could deviate in any colour that your loved one would like; why not also make a blue, a yellow and a pink turtle for your (grand)children? It’d make nice toys to play with. Just make sure that you adapt the pattern to the safety needs of your bubs (you could maybe swap the buttons for more safety eyes).
The pattern may be found here.