It’s that time of year again – Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone is enjoying quality time with their family & loved ones.
I have been so busy lately that I’ve completely forgotten to crochet a turkey for a little home decor! So I made one REALLY quick this morning. It took me maybe 15 minutes. I know, I know, it’s not the best looking turkey out there – but this is meant to be a last-minute project! So if you find yourself needing a super quick turkey-themed decor…at the very last minute before everyone gathers for a Thanksgiving feast…gather your yarn and hook!
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- Crochet hook G/4.00mm
- Yarn needle (I use Clover Chibi Bent Tip Needle Set)
- Two white buttons
- Two smaller black buttons (optional)
- Any worsted weight yarn in three colors (I used Lion Brand Heartland)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together / sc decrease
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
rep = repeat
* – * = repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed
With brown yarn, work magic ring, ch 1 to secure ring.
Round 1: Work 6 sc in magic ring, sl st to first sc to join (6 sts)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around, sl st to first sc to join (12 sts)
Round 3: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st*, rep from * – * around (18 sts)
Round 4: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts*, rep from * – * around (24 sts)
Round 5: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts*, rep from * – * around (30 sts)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
With yellow yarn, ch 5.
Row 1: sc into 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn (4)
Row 2: Skip first st and sc into the next 3 sts. Ch 1, turn (3)
Row 3: Skip first st and sc into the next 2 sts. Ch 1, turn (2)
Row 4: Skip first st and sc into the next st. Ch 1, turn (1)
Finishing: sc around the edges with 2 sc in each corner.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing onto face.
With red yarn, ch 6.
Row 1: Sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, sc in remaining st.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing onto the face.
Sew beak and wattle onto Turkey’s face. Place 2 big white buttons for eyes and sew on face. Place 2 small black buttons for eyeballs and secure on to white button. You may also cut out circles from felt and secure using washable fabric glue. Or omit the ‘eyeballs’ just like on the featured photo above!
Gobble gobble! Enjoy! ♥