Free Pattern: Crochet Turkey

Hello everyone – it’s almost Thanksgiving, and for many of us here in the US, that means family gatherings – decorating the table, and turkey!

So, what better post for this coming holiday than my new friend Tom? He’s another great pattern from Lion Brand® Yarn!

Tom is a crocheted amigurumi (stuffed animal), made using continuous rounds.

Tom Turkey

Pattern Difficulty
Easy (and here is a link to the pattern difficulty chart used by Lion Brand)

Size
Approximately 7 inches

Supplies

  • Color A – 1 skein of Vanna’s Choice Yarn: Chocolate (860-126)
  • Color B – 1 skein of Vanna’s Choice Yarn: Mustard (860-158)
  • Color C – 1 skein of Vanna’s Choice Yarn: Cranberry (860-180)
  • Color D – 1 skein of Vanna’s Choice Yarn: Honey (860-130)
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook – Size G6
  • Large Eyed Blunt Needle
  • 1 pair plastic Safety Eyes: 6mm diameter
  • Fiberfill Stuffing

GAUGE:

EXACT GAUGE IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR THIS PROJECT. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

NOTES:

Work in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.

HEAD AND BODY

  • Beg at top of head, with A, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
  • Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
  • Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around – 18 sc.
  • Rnds 4 -8: Sc in each sc around.
  • Rnd 9: *Sc2tog, sc in next st, rep from * around – 12 sts.
  • Following package instructions, attach safety eyes.
  • Rnds 10 -13: Sc in each sc around.
  • Begin stuffing piece, add additional stuffing as work continues.
  • Rnd 14: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around – 15 sts.
  • Rnd 15: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around – 18 sts.
  • Rnd 16: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, rep from * around – 21 sts.
  • Rnd 17: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts, rep from * around – 24 sts.
  • Rnd 18: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts, rep from * around – 27 sts.
  • Rnd 19: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts, rep from * around – 30 sts.
  • Rnd 20: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 9 sts, rep from * around – 33 sts.
  • Rnd 21: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 10 sts, rep from * around – 36 sts.
  • Rnds 22 -26: Sc in each sc around.
  • Rnd 27: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around – 30 sts.
  • Rnd 28: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around – 24 sts.
  • Rnd 29: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around – 18 sts.
  • Rnd 30: *Sc2tog, sc in next st, rep from * around – 12 sts.
  • Rnd 31: *Sc2tog * around – 6 sts.
  • Fasten off.

BEAK

  • With B, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: Work 3 sc in first ch. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
  • Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around – 6 sc.
  • Rnd 3: Sc in each st around.
  • Fasten off.

WATTLE

  • With C, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
  • Rnd 2: Sc in each sc around.
  • Rnd 3: Sc2tog, sc in each of next 4 sts- 5 sts.
  • Rnd 4: Sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sts- 4 sts.
  • Rnd 5: Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts- 3 sts.
  • Fasten off.

WINGS (make 2)

  • With A, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
  • Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
  • Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around –18 sc.
  • Rnds 4 -9: Sc in each sc around.
  • Rnd 10: *Sc2tog, sc in next st, rep from * around – 12 sts.
  • Rnd 11: *Sc2tog, rep from * around – 6 sts.

TAIL

  • With C, ch 5.
  • Row 1: Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 8 sts.
  • Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
  • Row 3: Ch 1, turn, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * across – 12 sc.
  • Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Change to D.
  • Row 5: Ch 1, turn, *2 sc in next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, rep from * across – 16 sc.
  • Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
  • Row 7: Ch 1, turn, *2 sc in next st, sc in each of the next 3 sts, rep from * across – 20 sc.
  • Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Change to B.
  • Row 9: Ch 1, turn, *2 sc in next st, sc in each of the next 4 sts, rep from * across – 24 sc.
  • Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
  • Row 11: Ch 1, turn, *2 sc in next st, sc in each of the next 5 sts, rep from * across – 28 sc.
  • Row 12: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
  • Fasten off.

FEET (make 2)

  • With D, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
  • Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around – 12 sc. Stuff foot lightly.
  • Rnd 3: Sc2tog, 2 sc, sc2tog, sc2tog, 2 sc, sc2tog- 8 sts.
  • Rnd 4: *Sc2tog, rep from * around – 4 sts.
  • Rnds 5 -7: Sc in each st around.
  • Fasten off.

FINISHING

  • Flatten Beak, add a tiny amount of stuffing, and sew to to head.
  • Stuff Wattle lightly, and sew below Beak. Flatten Wings and sew to Body. Sew Feet to body.
  • Sew Tail to back of body.
  • Weave in ends.

Now, here’s a turkey that won’t require a Presidential Pardon to be able to enjoy the days after Thanksgiving!

I’ll have another fun pattern for you tomorrow!
Sheila Reinke, Heart of Sewing
Sheila

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