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Crocheted Thanksgiving Turkey Wreath

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This Crocheted Thanksgiving Turkey Wreath from Lily Sugar n' Cream is a great way to decorate your door for autumn.  Welcome friends and family to your home with this cute Thanksgiving wreath, or bring it as a hostess gift if you're traveling for the holidays.  Instructions are given on how to make the turkey and the pumpkins...so use one or both to decorate your wreath.  You can also use this adorable crocheted turkey to decorate your table for Thanksgiving!  You can find this Thanksgiving craft project and 29 others in our free eBook, Thanksgiving Crafts.

Crochet Thanksgiving Turkey Wreath

Materials:

  • 1 ball Lily® Sugar’n Cream (Solids: 70.9 g / 2.5 oz) Yarn in the following colors:
    • Ecru (contrast A)
    • Red (contrast B)
    • Warm Brown (contrast C)
    • Hot Orange (contrast D)
    • Jute (contrast E)
    • Sage Green (contrast F)
  • Stuffing
  • Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 2 glue-on eyes
  • Straw wreath 12 ins [30.5 cm] in diameter
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Dried wheat sheaves for decoration
  • 1 yd [.9 m] 1¼ ins [3 cm] wide ribbon for bow

 

Notes:

  • 1 ball each of A, B, C and D will make 2 Turkeys
  • 1 ball of E will make 14 Small or 10 Large Pumpkins
  • 1 ball of E will make 25 Leaves
     

Gauge: 16 sc and 16 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

 

Instructions:

Turkey:

  1. Tail: With C, ch 8. Join with sl st to form ring.
     
  2. 1st row: (WS). Ch 2. 8 hdc in ring, changing to A in last hdc. Turn. 8 sts.
     
  3. 2nd row: With A, ch 1. (1 sc in next hdc. 2 sc in next hdc) 4 times. Turn. 12 sts.
     
  4. 3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in back loop only of each sc to end of row, changing to C in last sc. Turn.
     
  5. 4th row: With C, ch 2. 2 hdc in each sc to end of row. Turn. 24 sts.
     
  6. 5th row: Ch 3 (counts as first dc). Miss first hdc. 1 dc in each hdc to end of row, changing to A in last dc. Turn.
     
  7. 6th row: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in each dc to end of row. Turn.
     
  8. 7th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in back loop only of each sc to end of row, changing to C in last sc. Turn.
     
  9. 8th row: With C, ch 3. 1 dc in first sc. (Ch 1. 1 dc in next sc) 23 times. Turn.
     
  10. 9th row: Ch 3. (Miss ch-1. 1 dc in next dc. Ch 1) 23 times. 1 dc in top of turning ch, changing to A in last dc. Turn.
     
  11. 10th row: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in first ch-1 sp. [Miss 1 dc. (1 hdc. 1 dc. 1 hdc) in next ch-1 sp. Miss 1 dc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp] 11 times. Miss next dc. (1 hdc. 1 dc. 1 hdc) in next ch-1 sp. Sl st in top of turning ch. Fasten off.

 

Body:
(make 2 pieces alike)

  1. With C, ch 15.
     
  2. 1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 14 sts.
     
  3. 2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
     
  4. 3rd row: Ch 1. Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sc. Yoh and draw a loop through all loops on hook - Sc2tog made. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog. Turn.
     
  5. 4th and 5th rows: Rep 3rd row, changing to B at end of 5th row. Turn. 8 sts at end of 5th row.
     
  6. 6th row: With B, rep 3rd row, changing to A at end of row. Turn. 6 sts.
     
  7. 7th row: With A, ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each sc to last sc. 2 sc in last sc. Turn. 8 sts.
     
  8. 8th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
     
  9. 9th and 10th rows: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog. Turn. 4 sts after 10th row.
     
  10. 11th row: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) twice. Fasten off.

 

Beak:

  1. With D, ch 5.
     
  2. 1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 4 sts.
     
  3. 2nd row: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) twice. Turn. 2 sts.
     
  4. 3rd row: Ch 1. Sc2tog. Fasten off.
     
  5. Wattle: With B, ch 7. Fasten off.

 

Legs:
(make 2)

  1. With D, ch 3.
     
  2. 1st row: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in last ch. (Ch 3. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in last ch) twice.
     
  3. Next row: Ch 1. Draw up a loop at base of each toe. Yoh and draw through all 4 loops on hook. Ch 4. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in each of last 2 ch.
     
  4. Fasten off.
     
  5. Finishing: Sew Beak to Body as shown in picture. Sew Wattle to base of Beak. Sew the two Body pieces tog, leaving bottom open, and stuff lightly. Sew bottom closed. Sew Legs to bottom of Body. Attach eyes and sew Body to Tail.

 

Pumpkins (Small):

  1. With D, ch 4. Join with sl st to form ring.
     
  2. 1st rnd: Ch 1. 8 sc in ring. Sl st to first sc.
     
  3. 2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Sl st to first sc. 16 sc.
     
  4. 3rd and 4th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Sl st to first sc.
     
  5. 5th rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc) 4 times. Sl st in first st. 12 sc.
     
  6. Stuff with small amount of stuffing.
     
  7. 6th rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) 6 times. Sl st in first st. 6 sc.
     
  8. 7th rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) 3 times. Fasten off (bottom of Pumpkin).
     
  9. STEM: (make 1 for each Pumpkin):  With E, ch 3. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in last ch. Fasten off.
     
  10. FINISHING:  With D, sew through center of Pumpkin 5 times, each time bringing yarn around the body at evenly spaced intervals. Draw tightly and fasten securely. Sew Stem in place to foundation ch at top of Pumpkin.

 

Pumpkins (Large):

  1. With D, ch 4. Join with sl st to form ring.
     
  2. 1st rnd: Ch 1. 8 sc in ring. Sl st to first sc.
     
  3. 2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Sl st in first sc. 16 sc.
     
  4. 3rd rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc) 8 times. Sl st in first sc. 24 sc.
     
  5. 4th and 5th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Sl st in first sc.
     
  6. 6th rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc) 6 times. Sl st in first st. 18 sc.
     
  7. 7th rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog. 1 sc in next sc) 6 times.
     
  8. Sl st in first st. 12 sc.
     
  9. Stuff with small amount of stuffing.
     
  10. 8th rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) 6 times. Sl st in first st. 6 sc.
     
  11. 9th rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) 3 times.
     
  12. Fasten off (bottom of Pumpkin).
     
  13. STEM: (make 1 for each Pumpkin):  With E, ch 3. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in last ch. Fasten off.
     
  14. FINISHING:  With D, sew through center of Pumpkin 5 times, each time bringing yarn around the body at evenly spaced intervals. Draw tightly and fasten securely. Sew Stem in place to foundation ch at top of Pumpkin.

 

Leaves:
(make 4)

  1. With F, ch 12.
     
  2. 1st rnd: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in next ch. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 dc in each of next 4 ch. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 sc in each of next 2 ch. 3 sc in last ch.
     
  3. Working into other side of ch, proceed as follows:  1 sc in each of next 2 ch. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 dc in each of next 4 ch. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 sc in next ch. 2 sc in next ch. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

 

Assembly:

  1. Using photo as a guide, glue Turkey to base of Wreath. Glue one large and one small Pumpkin to Wreath on either side of Turkey with 2 Leaves under the Pumpkins, as shown in picture. Add wheat sheaves and ribbon bow.
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