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Free Crochet Turkey Pattern

November 11th, 2008 · 17 Comments

Here is a pattern I made up for a quick, easy crochet turkey!  I hope you enjoy it!

Click here for another of my free crochet turkey patterns!

 

Tom Turkey

Size: approximately 4 inches tall

Materials:

  • Worsted Weight Yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver in Brown, Yellow, Vibrant Orange and Red
  • Size G Hook
  • Stitch marker (I use a small piece of a contrasting color yarn)
  • 4 mm Wiggle Eyes – 2
  • Small amount of fiberfill

Gauge: Not important

Abbreviations: sc = single crochet, ch = chain, st = stitch, sl st = slip stitch

Body Back

Notes: Rounds are worked in continuous spirals, do not join.  Do not turn at the end of each round.

  1. With brown, ch 2
  2. 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Mark first st for beginning of round and move marker up for each round.
  3. 2 sc in each sc – 16
  4. In back loops only, sc in each sc – 16 (Crocheting in the back loops  leaves a round of loops for you to join the red feathers to.)
  5. Finish off.

Body Front

Notes: Rounds are worked in continuous spirals, do not join.  Do not turn at the end of each round.

  1. With brown, ch 2
  2. 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Mark first st for beginning of round and move marker up for each round.
  3. 2 sc in each sc – 16
  4. In back loops only, sc in each sc – 16
  5. For this round grab the front of the body and sew halves together with sc’s, in the back loop of the front body front and in the front loop of the body back. (This leaves a round of loops on the body back for you to join the yellow feathers to.  The orange feathers will be joined onto the back loop of the joining sc’s.)
  6. Stuff with fiberfill when you have a small opening between front and back still open.
  7. At end of last round finish off and weave in yarn ends.

This detail photo shows the Body Front (in gray) being single crocheted to the Body Back (in light brown)

 

This detail photo shows where the red, yellow and orange feathers get attached.

Head and Neck

Notes: For steps 1, 2 and 3, rounds are worked in continuous spirals, do not join.  Do not turn at the end of each round.

  1. With brown, ch 2
  2. 4 sc in second ch from hook
  3. sc in each sc – 4, for seven rounds
  4. 2 sc, ch 1, turn
  5. 2 sc, ch 1, turn
  6. 2 sc, ch 1, turn
  7. Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing onto body

Wattle

  1. With red, ch 7
  2. Sl st in 3rd ch from hook
  3. ch 2
  4. *sl st in next ch, ch 2* 4 times
  5. Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing onto neck

Beak

  1. Ch 2
  2. sl st in 2nd ch from hook
  3. finish off

Legs - Make 2

  1. Ch 6
  2. sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in next 4 ch’s
  3. Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing onto body

Red feathers

  1. Join red onto body with a sl st
  2. *ch 12, sl st in next loop on the body* 10 times to make 10 feather loops
  3. finish off and weave in ends

Yellow feathers

  1. Join yellow onto body with a sl st
  2. *ch 8, sl st in next loop on the body* 10 times to make 10 feather loops
  3. finish off and weave in ends

Orange feathers

  1. Join orange onto body with a sl st
  2. *ch 6, sl st in next loop on the body* 10 times to make 10 feather loops
  3. finish off and weave in ends

Assembly

  • Body should already be stuffed and single crocheted together.
  • Red, yellow and orange feathers should already be attached.
  • Attach wattle to neck.
  • Attach the beak to head/neck piece.  I attached it by feeding the yarn ends all the way through the back of the head and once the beak was in a good position, I glued it on with a low temp glue gun.  Then I cut the yarn ends and poked them into the head.
  • Sew the head/neck piece to the body.
  • Sew the legs on.
  • Glue on eyes. I used a low temp glue gun

Have a look through my free pattern archives for more crochet patterns created by me! If you have any questions, leave them in the comments or email me: gayle at planetmfiles dot com

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17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 maya // Nov 11, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    wow! he’s too cute!

  • 2 Gayle // Nov 11, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Hi maya!

    Thank you!

  • 3 Margaret // Nov 12, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Love your patterns, they are too cute.

    Thank you for sharing them.

  • 4 Gayle // Nov 12, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Hi Margaret!

    Thank you for visiting! I’m so glad you like them!

  • 5 Melissa // Nov 18, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Thank you so much for this pattern. He so cute!
    I have to go right now and start making him!!

  • 6 Gayle // Nov 18, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Hi Melissa!

    Thank you for visiting! I hope you enjoy making him!

  • 7 Janet // Dec 2, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    I just found your site by way of “Daily Crotcheter”. I love your “Tom Turkey”. He is really cute. Thank you so much. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Holiday time.
    Janet

  • 8 Gayle // Dec 2, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Hi Janet!

    Thank you! I hope your holidays are wonderful, too!

  • 9 Alva // Dec 26, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Thank you so much for your patterns! May God Bless you.

  • 10 ana // Jul 23, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    I wish there were more vidieos on how to crochet so that i could follow along that would be so helpful . i can not understand the instructions but i can crochet . funny ha oh well so is life

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  • 12 jean // Jul 22, 2011 at 9:37 am

    only problem is too many pages before you get the pattern need to cut the comment pages out of the pattern pages thanks

  • 13 Susan Rubin // Oct 19, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    The turkey is really cute. I’m trying to crochet it but I am confused on the Head and Neck. Is it supposed to be a flat round? Also, do you single crochet for seven rounds? Any help would be appreciated.

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  • 15 Henriette Lockwood // Nov 3, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    You do very nice creative work. I like the thanksgiving decors. Thank you

  • 16 cindy // Nov 23, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Thanks so much for the great pattern. I saw something very similar at a friend’s house, for a door knob cover, but she got it as a gift. I am a beginner but I will try to adapt it–after I cook the turkey dinner, of course.

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