st(s) = stitch(es)
ch = chain
ss = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dec = single crochet decrease (decrease over 2 sc sts)
sc3tog = single crochet 3 together (decrease over 3 sc sts)
hdc = half double crochet
fhdc = foundationless half double crochet
dc = double crochet
dc inc = double crochet increase (work 2 dc into the same st)
- 120 yds each of I Love This Yarn! in White and Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek Chunky in White
- 27 yds of Yarn Bee Soft Secret in Cocoa
- A small amount of I Love This Yarn! in Sungold, Burnt Pumpkin, and Terra Cotta
- A tiny bit of I Love This Yarn! in Black
- Size K (6.5 mm) crochet hook
- Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- 2 black buttons
- 6 colored buttons
- 1/4" x 12" wooden dowel
For a 13" x 13" background:
Using the K hook and the white yarns held together,
4" = 10 hdc sts
4" = 8.5 rows of hdc
Using the K hook and the two white yarns held together:
Row 1: fhdc 30 times, turn (30)
Rows 2-26: ch 2, hdc across, turn (30)
Sc around the remaining 3 sides to create a neat border, ss to first st of row 27 to join. Fasten off.
Using the brown yarn and the H hook:
Round 1: Make a magic circle, ch 2, work 12 dc into the circle, pull taut to close, ss to first dc to join (12)
Round 2: ch 2, dc inc 12 times, ss to join (24)
Round 3: ch 2, [dc inc, dc] 12 times, ss to join (36)
Round 4: ch 2, [dc inc, dc in the next 2 sts] 12 times, ss to join (48)
Row 7: ch 2, dc in the next 2 sts, dc inc, dc in the next 2 sts, turn (6)
Row 8: ch 2, dc in the next 6 sts, turn (6)
Row 9: ch 2, dc in the next 3 sts, dc inc, dc in the next 2 sts, turn (7)
Row 10: ch 2, dc in the next 3 sts, dc inc, dc in the next 3 sts, turn (8)
Row 11: ch 2, dc 3 times in the first st, dc in the next 6 sts, dc 3 times in the last st (12)
Sc around the entire piece to create a neat edge. Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.
Using the gold yarn and the H hook:
Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in the next 6 sts, turn (7)
Row 2: ch 1, dec, sc in the next 3 sts, dec, turn (5)
Row 3: ch 1, sc across, turn (5)
Row 4: ch 1, dec, sc, dec, turn (3)
Row 5: ch 1, sc across, turn (3)
Row 6: ch 1, sc3tog (1)
Sc around the entire piece to create an neat edge. Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.
Using the red, orange, or yellow yarn and the H hook:
Follow the stitch chart as shown, or follow the written instructions for the base.
We're going to work stitches down one side of the chain and then back up the other side, so I recommend working into just one loop of the chain as you go to make it easier to keep track of all your stitches; I've marked the first one you'll be using with an arrow in the picture below.
Using a tapestry needle and the long yarn tail, sew the beak onto the turkey head, centered just below Round 1. Using a tapestry needle and a bit of black yarn, sew on the button eyes; I placed mine over Round 3, just above the beak.
Using the long yarn tail and the tapestry needle, sew the turkey's head and neck onto the background. It should be centered, with the bottom of the turkey's neck lined up with the bottom edge of the background piece.
Optional: using a bit of brown yarn and a tapestry needle, stitch a couple of turkey head feathers at the top of the turkey's head. I stitched mine back and forth 8 times until they were the width I wanted.
Weave in any remaining ends.
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