Free Crochet Thanksgiving Turkey Pattern!

November 9, 2018

Get ready for Thanksgiving with this adorable turkey plushie pattern made by Petals to Picots :)

This is one of my favorite Thanksgiving patterns so I wanted to share it with you all! You can find more from Petals to Picots here

 

 

Materials

  • 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

With brown, make a magic ring (as an alternative to the magic ring, you can ch 4 and join with a slip stitch in furthest chain from hook to form a 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

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 to the face.

 

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

 

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. 

 

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.

 

Assembly

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.

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.

 

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.

 Lay the turkey body on the granny squares. 

Roll the bottom squares around the bottom of the turkey body and stitch into place. Check the wings and stitch where necessary to make secure.

 

 

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