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Free Thanksgiving Crochet Amigurumi - Hand Turkey

Posted on October 29, 2020 by Lorene Eppolite | 0 Comments

 

This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for every one of us who have come together in keeping apart, for the technology that still allows me to connect with friends and family, and most of all, for all the wonderful yarn crafts that help keep me sane! This adorable Hand Turkey has hands for feathers, symbolizing how we have come together this year, both as families and as a population. Much love to you and yours, may you have a wonderful Thanksgiving despite nutty circumstances.

ABOUT OUR DESIGNER

Brenna Eaves is the one-woman team behind Little Raven Fiber Arts. A self-taught fiber artist with more than 15 years’ experience building things with stitches, she has the type of yarn stash that, if unraveled and tied end to end, would stretch to the moon and back. Though also an accomplished knitter, cross-stitcher, writer, artist, and graphic designer, crochet is her happy place. She lives and works out of Wisconsin.

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SUPPLIES

- Worsted weight yarn in red, orange, yellow, burgundy, gold, and brown
- 5.0mm Pink Nickel Odyssey
- Stuffing
- Black fabric paint or tiny snap-in eyes (6mm or smaller)
- Tapestry needle
- Scissors 

PATTERN DETAILS

Abbreviations

Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Sc dec = single crochet decrease
Slp st = slip stitch
Hdc = half double crochet
Dc = double crochet
Dc dec = double crochet decrease

 

Dimensions
7” tall, 8” wide (full featherspan)

 

Notes

- Do not join rounds with slp st or ch 1 at the beginning of rounds. Use a stitch maker to mark your rounds.



PATTERN

 

Turkey Head & Body
With red, ch 2 or magic ring

Rnd 1: 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook / ring (7)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (14)

Rnd 3: *2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next sc* rep *-* around (21)

Rnds 4-8: sc in each sc around (21)

If using snap-in eyes, put them in now between rounds 5-6.

Rnd 9: *sc dec, sc in next sc* rep *-* around (14)

Rnd 10: *sc dec, sc in next 2 sc* rep *-* 3x, sc dec (10)

Rnds 11-12: sc in each sc around (10)

STUFF the turkey head firmly

Rnd 13: *2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 4 sc* rep *-* around (12)

Rnd 14: sc in each sc around (12)

Rnd 15: sc in 1st 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 2 sc (14)

Rnds 16: sc in each sc around (14)

Rnd 17: *2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 6 sc* rep *-* around (16)

Rnd 18: sc in each sc around (16)

Rnd 19: *2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 3 sc* rep *-* around (20)

Rnd 20: *2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 5 sc* rep *-* 3x, sc in last 2 sc (23)

SWITCH to BROWN

Rnd 21: *2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next sc* rep *-* 11x, sc in last sc (34)

Rnd 22: *2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 3 sc* rep *-* 8x, sc in last 2 sc (42)

Rnd 23: *2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 9 sc* rep *-* 4x, sc in last 2 sc (46)

Rnd 24: *2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 10 sc* rep *-* 4x, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc (51)

STUFF turkey neck

Rnds 25-33: sc in each sc around (51)

Rnd 34: *sc dec, sc in next 7 sc* rep *-* 5x, sc dec, sc in last 4 sc (45)

Rnd 35: *sc dec, sc in next 6 sc* rep *-* 5x, sc dec, sc in last 3 sc (39)

Rnd 36: *sc dec, sc in next 5 sc* rep *-* 5x, sc dec, sc in last 2 sc (33)

Rnd 37: *sc dec, sc in next 4 sc* rep *-* 5x, sc in last 3 sc (28)

STUFF turkey body firmly

Rnd 38: *sc dec, sc in next 3 sc* rep *-* 4x, sc dec, sc in next 2 sc, sc dec, sc in last 2 sc (22)

Rnd 39: *sc dec, sc in next 2 sc* rep *-* 5x, sc in last 2 sc (17)

Rnd 40: *sc dec, sc in next sc* rep *-* 5x, sc dec (11)

Rnd 41: sc dec around

FO and use tail to close up any remaining hole. Weave in ends. 



Beak
With gold, ch 3

Rnd 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc in last ch, turning your work so you’re working along the bottom edge of the chain, sc in same ch space as 1st 2 sc (6)

Rnd 2: *2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next sc* rep *-* around (9)

Rnd 3: *2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 2 sc* rep *-* around (12)

FO and sew the beak to the head, between rounds 5-8 of the head. Make sure your color change from red to brown is turned towards the back of the turkey. Add a little bit of stuffing to the beak before sewing closed, weave in ends.

 

Gobbler
With burgundy, ch 10, slp st in 10th ch from hook: ch 11, slp st in same ch as last slp st (10th of original ch)

FO and sew the gobble to the underside of the beak.

 

Wings (make 2)
With brown, ch 4

Rnd 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, 4 sc in last ch, turning your work so you’re working along the bottom of the chain, sc in next ch, 2 sc in same ch sp as 1st 2 sc (10)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each of the first 2 sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next 4 sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in last 2 sc (18)

Rnd 3: 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 8 sc (20)

Rnds 4-5: sc in each sc around (20)

Row 6: sc in 1st 2 sc, 4 dc in next sc, skip next sc and slp st in next sc, skip next sc, 4 dc in next sc, skip next sc and slp st in next sc, skip next sc and 4 dc in next sc, slp st in next sc (no skip)

FO leaving a long tail and press the wing flat so the scalloped edge is at the front, then sew the unworked stitches of the wing closed at the back. Weave the tail up to the first few rounds and sew the wings to either side of the turkey body at about round 23 of the body. I only sewed the top curve of the wings to the body to allow the wing to lift. 

 

Feet (make 2)
With orange, ch 5

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, TURN (4)

Row 2: 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc, TURN (6)

Row 3: ch 2, 2 dc in 1st sc, slp st in next sc, 3 dc in next sc, slp st in next sc, 3 dc in next sc, slp st in last sc 

FO and sew the feet to the underside of the turkey body, so when the turkey stands they lay flat beneath it.



Feather Hands (make 4)
Ch 3

Rnd 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 4 sc in last ch, turning your work so you’re working along the bottom edge of the chain, 2 sc in same ch space as 1st 2 sc (8)

Rnd 2: 3 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 2 sc, 3 sc in each of the next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, 3 sc in last sc (16)

Rnd 3: sc in 1st sc, *3 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc* rep *-* 3x, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in last sc (24)

Rnd 4: sc in 1st 2 sc, *3 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc* rep *-* 3x, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in last 2 sc (32)

Rnd 5: sc in 1st 2 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in last 2 sc (40)

Rnd 6: sc in 1st 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 

THUMB ch 9, [sc, hdc, dc] in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 3 ch, dc dec over last 2 ch, skip next 2 sc of palm, sc in next 7 sc; 

INDEX FINGER ch 10, [sc, dc] in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 4 ch, dc in last 2 ch: skip next 2 sc of palm, sc in next sc; 

MIDDLE FINGER ch 11, [sc, dc] in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 3 ch, hdc in next 4 ch, dc in last 2 ch: skip next 2 sc of palm, sc in next sc; 

RING FINGER ch 9, [sc, dc] in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 3 ch, dc in last 2 ch: skip next 2 sc of palm, sc in next sc; 

PINKY FINGER ch 7, [sc, hdc] in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next ch, dc in last 2 ch: skip next 2 sc of palm, sc in next 14 sc, slp st (loosely) in last sc 

 

 

 

Rnd 7: slp st in 1st sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 1, hdc in next sc, dc in next sc: 

THUMB now working in the underside of the chain of the thumb, sc in next 4 ch, hdc in next 3 ch, [hdc, dc] in last ch, ch 1, slp st in next 7 sts (over the top of the thumb), dc dec over the last 2 sts of the thumb, SKIP the next sc of the palm, slp st in next 6 sc; 

INDEX working on the other side of the index finger chain, sc in next 5 ch, hdc in next 3 ch, [hdc, sc] in last ch, slp st in next 10 sts (over the other side of the index finger), slp st in next sc of the palm (between the index and middle fingers);

MIDDLE working on the other side of the middle finger chain, sc in next 7 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, [hdc, sc] in last ch, slp st in next 11 sts (over the other side of the middle finger), begin a sc dec in next sc of the palm (between the middle and ring fingers) and complete the sc dec in the 1st ch of the ring finger (working on the other side of the chain of course);

 

 

RING sc in next 4 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, [hdc, sc] in last ch, slp st in next 9 sts (over the other side of the ring finger), begin a sc dec in next sc of the palm (between the ring and pinky fingers) and complete the sc dec in the 1st ch of the pinky finger;

PINKY sc in next 3 ch, hdc in next ch, [hdc, sc] in last ch, slp st in next 5 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, slp st in next 13 sc, slp st in next 2 slp st, slp st in next 2 sc.


FO leaving a long tail. Weave this tail through the stitches until you get to the thumb, then stitch closed the gap between the palm and the thumb. Repeat this for the gap under all fingers, weaving the tail through the stitches to reach each one. 


 

Stack all of the hands together and fan them out how you wish. Tack the hand/feathers together like this. Sew the hand/feather fan to the back of the turkey, make sure that it doesn’t prevent the turkey from sitting flat. 

 


 

Weave in all remaining ends. If you’re adding eyes with black fabric paint, daub them on now and allow to dry.

 

You're done! Enjoy your cute new turkey friend!



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