Crochet Turtle Power to the Rescue

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Here come Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo, and Michelangelo!

This is the pattern I had designed after the original TV Series in the 80’s.  It seems these days the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are everywhere!  My sons grew up watching the Turtles. I had always thought they were cute and of course they were fighting off evil crime! I had fun creating this pattern seeing what I could create.  I was also a fan of the TMNT’s!  I do have these adorable guys available in my Etsy shop. If you have any questions please feel free to ask or let me know what you think!

Here is some basic information on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their quirky personalities 🙂

In the 1987 TV series‘ theme song lyrics, Leonardo is said outright to be the leader of the TMNT, and there is little disputing this; his orders are usually followed, and he is a very serious do-gooder who hardly ever makes wise cracks.  In one episode, he suffered a crisis of confidence and left the group to do some soul searching; his brothers all tried their hands at being the leader in his stead, only to find that none of them could match his leadership skills, and he came back to them.

Michelangelo’s persona became strongly established in the 1987 animated series. He was often seen as a “Party Dude”, which, though accurate in the 1987 series (which gave him this title in the theme song), accounts for only part of his personality otherwise. As the “party dude”, he usually didn’t have much input in the team’s plans, although he was still just as active as his brothers. He typically spent much of his time joking and socializing with other characters. He is most associated with the “Cowabunga” expression that became a pop culture phenomenon.

The 1987 animated television series depicts Donatello as a genius who invents many of the turtles vehicles and equipment including the Turtle Van, the Turtle Blimp and the Turtle Com. Unlike the 2003 series his other minor inventions often malfunction, but many of them end up serving a practical purpose.

Raphael’s personality in the 1987 animated series deviates the most from all other incarnations. The show’s theme song states that Raphael is “cool, but rude” (he takes a slice of pizza with his sai and shoves the rest of it onto the screen), as opposed to being angry and sullen as in other versions, since the series is based on humor. Raphael is a sarcastic wise-guy, and supplies comic relief alongside Michelangelo, whose humor is usually attributed to his ignorance and spaciness. As a result, Michelangelo is the subject of Raphael’s jokes more than any other Turtle. He frequently makes jokes that break the fourth wall.

You can learn more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles_characters

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