Crochet A Thanksgiving Turkey

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Add Mr. Gobbles To Your Thanksgiving Decorations With This Free Pattern.

This piece combines an amigurumi technique with granny squares to create a cute and unique piece to brighten up your Thanksgiving table decorations.  Or set him anywhere to add a special accent to your Thanksgiving decor.

Follow the directions below to crochet up a Mr. Gobbles for your turkey day.

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Thanksgiving Turkey Crochet Pattern

Here’s what you will need:

  • worsted weight yarn in brown, yellow, tan, and orange or 4 coordinating colors of your choice
  • a small amount of red, white, and black worsted weight yarn for the face
  • G hook
  • fiberfill stuffing or yarn scraps
  • stitch marker, tapestry needle, and scissors

turkey crochet pattern

Body

Body is worked in unjoined rounds. You may find it helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track of rounds.

With brown, make a magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 1 (does not count as st), work 6 sc in ring — 6 sts.

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around — 12 sts.

Round 3: *Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, rep from * around — 18 sts.

Round 4: *Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, rep from * around — 24 sts.

Rounds 5 through 8: Work 1 sc in each st around — 24 sts.

Round 9:  *Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, rep from * around — 18 sts.

Rounds 10 through 12: Work 1 sc in each st around — 18 sts.

Round 13: *Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, rep from * around — 24 sts.

Round 14: *Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, rep from * around — 30 sts.

Round 15: *Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, rep from * around — 36 sts.

Rounds 16 through 21: Work 1 sc in each st around — 36 sts.

Round 22:  *Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, rep from * around — 30 sts.

Round 23:  *Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, rep from * around — 24 sts.

Round 24:  *Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, rep from * around — 18 sts.

Round 25:  *Sc2tog, 1 sc in next st, rep from * around — 12 sts.

Fill body with fiberfill stuffing or yarn scraps taking care not to overstuff.

Round 26:  Sc2tog around — 6 sts.

Fasten off leaving approximately a 6-in. tail. Using a tapestry needle and the tail, weave opening closed. 

Beak

With yellow, ch 4.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn — 3 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as st), skip 1st st, sc2tog — 1 st.

Fasten off leaving a long enough tail to sew beak to the face.

Eyes

With white, ch 7.

Row 1: Work 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, work 1 sc in next st, ch1, work 2 dc in next st, ch 2, Sl st in next.

Fasten off leaving a long enough tail to sew eyes to the face. Using a tapestry needle and black yarn, make a french knot in the center of each eye for pupils.

Snood

(or “the red thingy” as I was calling it until I Googled it)

With red, ch 8.

Row 1: Work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across — 21 sts.

Fasten off leaving a long enough tail to sew the red thingy to the face.

Finishing the Face

Using a tapestry needle and long tails left, sew the eyes, beak, and snood to the turkey’s head as shown below …

turkey crochet pattern

Wings

Make 5 granny squares in all. Make 3 squares following the color sequence below; make 2 squares using CC for Round 1 and CA for Round 3. These granny squares are also a great opportunity to practice those standing stitches I showed you how to do in my post here.

CA = yellow; CB = tan; CC = orange; CD = brown

With CA, make a magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as st), work 2 dc in ring, ch 3, *3 dc in ring, ch 3, repeat from *twice more, join in top of beg ch, fasten off — 12 sts.

Round 2: Join CB in any ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as st), 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, ch 2, *[3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, rep from * twice more, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp as first st of round, ch 3, join in top of beg ch, fasten off — 24 sts.

Round 3: Join CC in any ch-3 corner sp, ch 3 (counts as st), 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, *ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next ch-3 corner sp, rep from * twice more, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch-3 corner sp as first st of round, ch 3, join in top of beg ch, fasten off — 36 sts.

Round 4: Join CD in any ch-3 corner sp, work 3 sc in same ch-3 sp, *work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, work 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, work 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, work 3 sc in ch-3 corner sp, rep from * twice more, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, work 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, work 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, join, fasten off — 64 sts.

Finishing

Take 2 of the 3 A-B-C-D color sequence granny squares and slip stitch or sew together on one edge as shown below.

granny squares

Take the 2 C-B-A-D color sequence grannies and lay them on top as shown below. Sew a stitch or two to each to secure in place.

granny square pattern

Take the last A-B-C-D color sequence granny square and lay on top as shown below. Sew a stitch or two to secure in place.

granny square pattern

Our Thanks to petalstopicots.com for creating and sharing this Cute Holiday Turkey!  Go here for more cute crochet pieces and patterns.  The web page for this piece can be found here.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

 

 

 

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