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DIY Crochet Turkey Dishcloth

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When you're done gobbling your Thanksgiving dinner, you will surely need a DIY Crochet Turkey Dishcloth to help tidy up the mess. This Thanksgiving craft idea will help you make the most out of the holiday by creating a useful little friend to help with the dishes. Of course, don't be surprised if everyone starts fighting over who gets to be the "dish dryer." This fall craft idea is simply adorable and you will love using your DIY Crochet Turkey Dishcloth year after year.

DIY Crochet Turkey Dishcloth
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Crochet Hook: H/8 or 5 mm hook

Primary Technique: Crochet

Occasion/Theme: Fall

Easy

Materials:

  • Lily Sugar 'n Cream (70 g/2.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
    • Main Color (MC) Warm Brown (01130) 1
    • Contrast B Yellow (00010) 1
    • Contrast C Red (00095) 1
    • Embroidery Black (00002) 1
  • Lily Sugar 'n Cream (56 g/2. oz;86 m/95 yds)
    • Contrast A Terra Firma (02013) 1
  • Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. Small amount of 00002 (Black) for embroidery of eyes.

Abbreviations:

  • Ch(s) = Chain(s)
  • Dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • rem = remain(ing)
  • sc = single crochet
  • Sl st = Slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)

Instructions:
Ch 2 does not count as hdc at beg of rnd.

  1. With MC, ch 4. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
     
  2. 1st rnd: Ch 2. 8 hdc in ring. Join with sl st to first hdc.
     
  3. 2nd rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc in first hdc and in each hdc around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 16 hdc.
     
  4. 3rd rnd: Ch 2. *2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 24 hdc.
     
  5. 4th rnd: Ch 2. *2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 36 hdc.
     
  6. 5th rnd: Ch 2. *2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 48 hdc.
     
  7. 6th rnd: Ch 2. (2 hdc. Ch 1. 2 hdc) in same sp as sl st – shell made. *Miss next 2 hdc. Shell in next hdc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc.
     
  8. 7th rnd: Sl st in next hdc and ch-1 sp. Ch 2. Shell in same ch- 1 sp as sl st. *Shell in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc.
     
  9. Working back and forth in rows, proceed as follows:
     
  10. 1st row: Sl st in next hdc and ch-1 sp. Ch 2. (3 hdc. Ch 1. 3 hdc) in same ch-1 sp as sl st – Big shell made. *Big shell in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * 9 times more. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
     
  11. 2nd and 3rd rows: Sl st in each of next 2 hdc and ch-1 sp. Ch 2. Big shell in same ch-1 sp. *Big shell in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. Fasten off at end of 3rd row.
     
  12. 4th row: With WS of work facing, join A with sl st to first ch 1-sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). 7 dc in same sp as sl st. *1 sc in sp between 2 big shells. 8 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
     
  13. 5th row: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 8 dc. (1 sc in sp between next 2 shells 1 row below. Ch 1) 5 times. 1 sc in same ch-1 sp as last sc. (Ch 1. 1 sc in sp between next 2 shells 1 row above) 4 times. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

 

Claws

  1. With B, ch 15.
  2. 1st row: *Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each in each of next 5 ch. Ch 6. Rep from * once more. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each ch to end of ch. Fasten off.

 

Beak

  1. With B, ch 6.
     
  2. 1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 5 sc.
     
  3. 2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
     
  4. Rep last row once more.
     
  5. Next row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in next sc. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn. 3 sts rem.
     
  6. Next row: Ch 1. Draw up a loop in each of next 3 sts. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook. Fasten off.

 

Waddle

  1. With C, ch 10.
     
  2. 1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 4 ch. Sl st in each of last 4 ch. Fasten off.

 

Finishing

  1. Sew Claws in place. Sew Beak and Waddle in place. With Black, embroider eyes, using Satin St.
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