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Li'l Turkey Crochet Pattern

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This Li'l Turkey Crochet Pattern will keep you smiling all November long. This crochet pattern for beginners is much easier to bring to life than cooking an actual turkey. In fact, you could create an entire flock of turkeys for every kid at your feast to play with. Let this little guy be your buddy this fall and be prepared to create the cutest beginner crochet pattern you have ever seen. Turkeys aren't just for eating, and this Li'l Turkey Crochet Pattern proves that these quirky birds can be your friends.

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Li'l Turkey Crochet Pattern
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Crochet Hook: F/5 or 3.75 mm hook

Primary Technique: Crochet

Occasion/Theme: Fall

Easy

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 360 Cafe Latte A, 321 Gold B, 256 Carrot C, 319 Cherry Red D, and 312 Black E.
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 3.75mm [US F-5].
  • Yarn needle, fiberfill.

Abbreviations:

  • sc2tog = [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
  • sc3tog = [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop] 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
  • A, B, C = Color A, Color B, Color C etc
  • ch = chain
  • mm = millimeters
  • sc = single crochet
  • st(s) = stitch (es)
  • [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

Instructions:
Stuff piece as work progresses for bestresults.

Head and Body

  1. Beginning at top of head with A, ch 2.
     
  2. Round 1: Work 6 sc in second ch from hook; join with slip st in first sc – 6 sc.
     
  3. Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around; join with slip st in first st – 12 sc.
     
  4. Round 3: Ch 1, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 18 sc.
     
  5. Round 4: Ch 1, [sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 24 sc.
     
  6. Rounds 5-8: Ch1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first st.
     
  7. Round 9: Ch 1, [sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 18 sc.
     
  8. Round 10: Ch 1, [sc in next st, sc2tog] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 12 sc.
     
  9. Round 11: Ch 1, sc2tog around; join with slip st in first st – 6 sc.
     
  10. Round 12: Ch1, [2 sc in next st] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 12 sc.
     
  11. Round 13: Ch 1, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 18 sc.
     
  12. Round 14: Ch 1, [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 24 sc.
     
  13. Round 15: Ch 1, [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 30 sc.
     
  14. Rounds 16-20: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first st.
     
  15. Round 21: Ch 1, [sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 24 sc.
     
  16. Round 22: Ch 1, [sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 18 sc.
     
  17. Round 23: Ch 1, [sc in next st, sc2tog] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 12 sc.
     
  18. Round 24: Ch 1, sc2tog around; join with slip st in first st – 6 sc.
     
  19. Fasten off.

 

Tail Feathers

  1. With A, ch 2.
     
  2. Round 1: Work 6 sc in second ch from hook; join with slip st in first st – 6 sc.
     
  3. Round 2: Ch 1, [2 sc in next st] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 12 sc.
     
  4. Round 3: Ch 1, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 18 sc.
     
  5. Round 4: Ch 1, [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 24 sc.
     
  6. Round 5: Ch 1, [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 30 sc.
     
  7. Note: Work progresses in rows from this point.
     
  8. Row 6: Fold piece in half; working through both thicknesses, sc in next st, [ch 5, sc in next st] 14 times – 14 ch-5 spaces.
     
  9. Fasten off A.
     
  10. Row 7: Join B with sc in first ch-5 space of Row 6, [ch 5, sc in next st] 13 times – 13 ch-5 spaces.
     
  11. Fasten off B.
     
  12. Row 8: Join D with sc in first ch-5 space of Row 7, [ch 5, sc in next st] 12 times – 12 ch-5 spaces.
     
  13. Fasten off D.
     
  14. Row 8: Join C with sc in first ch-5 space of Row 8, [ch 5, sc in next st] 11 times – 11 ch-5 spaces.
     
  15. Fasten off C.

 

Beak

  1. With B, ch 2.
     
  2. Round 1: Work 6 sc in second ch from hook; join with slip st in first st – 6 sc.
     
  3. Round 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first st.
     
  4. Round 4: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sts, leave remaining sts unworked – 3 sc.
     
  5. Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing. Stuff lightly.

 

Snood

  1. With D, ch 5.
     
  2. Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 3 chs; turn – 4 sc.
     
  3. Row 2-3: Ch1, sc in each st across; turn.
     
  4. Row 4: Ch 1, [sc2tog] twice; turn – 2 sc.
     
  5. Row 5-6: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
     
  6. Row 7: Ch 1, sc2tog – 1 sc.
     
  7. Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.

 

Arms

  1. With A, ch 8; join with slip st to form a ring.
     
  2. Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around; join with slip st in first st – 8 sc.
     
  3. Rounds 2-7: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first st.
     
  4. Note: Stuff arm. Work progresses in rows from this point.
     
  5. Row 8: Fold piece in half; ch 1, working through both thicknesses, sc in each st across to close; turn – 4 sc.
     
  6. Row 9: [ch 3, slip st in second ch from hook, slip st in next ch, slip st in next sc] 4 times – 4 fingers
     
  7. Fasten off.

 

Feet

  1. Round 1: With B, ch 5, 3 sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, 3 sc in next sc, sc in last ch; join with slip st in first st – 8 sc.
     
  2. Round 2: Ch 1, [2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next st] twice; join with slip st in first st – 14 sc.
     
  3. Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first st.
     
  4. Round 4: Ch 1, sc in next 9 sts, sc3tog, sc in next 2 sts; join with slip st in first st – 12 sc.
     
  5. Round 5: Ch 1, sc in next 8 sts, sc3tog, sc in next st; join with slip st in first st – 10 sc.
     
  6. Round 6-9: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first st.
     
  7. Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.
     
  8. Stuff Leg.

 

Finishing

  1. Sew Beak to middle front of Head. Sew the snood to side of Beak.
     
  2. Sew Tail Feather piece to back side of Body.
     
  3. Sew Arms three rows down from neck. Sew Legs to bottom of Body. With E, whipstitch eyes. Weave in all ends.
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