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

Free Pattern: Crochet Candy Corn

As promised in my last post, here’s another great Halloween pattern from Lion Brand® Yarn!

In the last post we looked at felting a yarn pattern – and today I have another term that may be new to many of you ‘amigurumi’. The term comes from Japanese, and means ‘knitted or crocheted doll/toy’ (this is a loose translation based on information from a variety of websites. Here is what Wikipedia has to say on the subject: Amigurumi.

Technically, amigurumi dolls or toys all have been given some anthropomorphic features (such as an ice cream cone that has eyes and a mouth). But for some yarn sites this has evolved to include stuffed toys even without the face or arms and legs. Such is the pattern I’m about to share with you – for those ‘purists’ who want a true amigurumi figure, please scroll down to the bottom of this post, where there are links to some other patterns from Lion Brand.
What makes this particular pattern an amigurumi is the spiral construction method.

Amigurumi Candy Corn

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

Size
Approximately 3 inches

Supplies Needed

  • 1 skein of Wool Ease Yarn: White/Multi (620-301)
  • 1 skein of Wool Ease Yarn: Gold (620-171)
  • 1 skein of Wool Ease Yarn: Pastel Yellow (620-157)
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook – Size G6
  • Large Eyed Blunt Needle

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 less 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.
  • Yarn is sufficient for multiple Candy Corn.

CANDY CORN

  • With A, ch 2.
  • Rnd 1: Work 4 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 – 8 sts.
  • Rnd 3: Sc in each st around.
  • Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around – 12 sts.
  • Rnd 5: Sc in each st around.
  • Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around – 16 sts.
  • Change to B.
  • Rnd 7: Sc in each st around.
  • Rnd 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around – 20 sts.
  • Rnd 9: Sc in each st around.
  • Rnd 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around – 24 sts.
  • Rnd 11: Sc in each st around.
  • Change to C.
  • Rnds 12-16: Sc in each st around.
  • Fasten off.

FINISHING
Lightly stuff Candy Corn and sew lower edge closed.
Weave in ends.

Just imagine a bowl full of these delights on your coffee table! (Nice to have a non-breakable decoration there isn’t it?) For those looking for something else, check out the links below.

Candy Bags
Pumpkin Candy Bag – Pattern #80750AD – Yarn: Lion Wool – Crochet Pattern, Felted – Level: Easy

Felted Candy Corn Bag – Pattern #70462AD – Yarn: Lion Wool – Crochet Pattern, Felted – Level: Easy

Amigurumi
Pumpkin Pal – Pattern #70446AD – Yarn: Wool Ease – Crochet Pattern – Level: Beginner

Pirate Pal – Pattern #70445AD – Yarn: Wool Ease – Crochet Pattern – Level: Beginner

Wigs these patterns do not require knowledge of knit or crochet
Cowgirl Wig – Pattern #60446 – Yarn: Wool Ease – Level: Beginner

Cleopatra Wig (but it would also make a good witchy wig!) – Pattern #60445 – Yarn: Festive Fur and Glitterspun – Level: Beginner

Rag Doll Wig – Pattern #60444 – Yarn: Wool Ease – Level Beginner

Pattern and links reprinted by permission of Lion Brand Yarn.

Sheila Reinke, Heart of Sewing
Sheila