I thought I would start by posting an "oldie". This is one of the patterns that I did for the tribute book for Peaches & Creme after they went out of business. You could only get the pattern if you bought the book, but I get requests for it all the time so I'm just going to post it. The pdf files are in the sidebar.
This was called "Turtle Love". I knew the gal who ran Peaches & Creme loved turtles,so that was my inspiration. I do recall that I had a hard time getting this to look the way I wanted. My daughter-in-law loves turtles too, so I felt a little pressure to make sure it was okay!