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« on: November 05, 2008 01:27:56 PM »

I am on a crochet bender, can't make enough cute little things!

Nice Turkey Tail!

All from my own pattern! 
OK this is my first time trying to write down my own pattern for someone else so be patient with me:

For the turkey body I used Red Heart Super Saver, Color is Coffee  Fleck
Hook size 3.5mm (the first one I made, I think I used a different size, just keep your tension pretty tight, since you are using double crochet throughout, otherwise the holes will be to big)
I don't count the ch2 as a dc (probably should, but its not how I was counting)
Ch  4
6 sc in first ch
join to make cirlce
ch2 2 dc in each st around, join.  (12 dc)
ch 2 *2dc in first st, 1 dc in next.  Repeat from * around.  Join to top of ch2 (18 dc)
ch2 *2dc in first st, 1 dc in next 2 st. Repeat from * around. Join to top of ch2 (24 dc)
ch2 1 dc in each st around. Join to top of ch2. (24 dc)
ch2 *1 dctog, 1dc in next two st. Repeat from *around. Join.  (18 dc)
This is a good time to stuff the body of your turkey, I used standard fluff, but would like to find something to match the yarn, since it shows through the dc.  I liked the texture of the dc vs sc so I left it. 
ch2 *1dctog, 1dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join.  (12 dc)
Repeat last round. (6 dc)
ch2 2dc in each st around. (12 dc)
ch2 *2dc in first st, 1dc in next three times.  1 dc in remaining st around.  Join. (14dc) (This makes his face bigger than the back of his head)
This is a good time to start stuffing, as it gets tight in the next rounds.
ch2 *dctog, 1dc in next st. *repeat around to last 2st, 1dc in each of these. Join.  Add more stuffing if needed. 
ch2 dctog in each st around.  Join. (4 dc)
close head with slip stitch. 
I leave a long tail, so i can hang him from stuff, but you can weave the long tail in if desired.

I used a variegated autumn color yarn, I believe it is also red heart, it was on clearance with no label, but I really liked it.
Hook size 3.5mm
ch3 7 sc in 1st ch, turn.
ch2 sc in each across
ch3 turn sc in same as last sc.  *sc in next st, ch3 sc in same st. Repeat across. 
ch3 turn 2dc in ch3 sp, ch1 *1dc in sc ch1, 3dc in ch3 space, ch1 1dc in sc. Repeat across.
ch3 turn.  1dc in first st, skip 2 st, *1dc in ch1 spch3 dc in next ch1 sp.  1dc in next 2 st, dc in ch1 space, ch3. Repeat from * across. 
ch2 sc in each st, 3sc in each ch3 space.
finish off. 

I used orange yarn left over from my pumpkin hat.
hook size 3.5
 5 sc in magic ring
without joining, sc in each st around. in last st 2sc. 
TO leaving long tail for sewing.

I used red yarn I had in my stash.
hook size 3.5
sc in last ch, 2sc in next ch
slip stitch in each ch to beginning.
TO leaving long tail to stitch to beak.

Make 2
Also Using orange yarn
hook 3.5 mm
ch 13
sl in 5th ch from hook. ch6 sl in same st, ch6 sl in same.
TO, weave long end into chain, it adds a bit of bulk to his leg.

Make 2
Hdc in second ch from hook and in each across. (14hdc)
Do not turn, continue around end
ch1 2dc in same as last hdc, 1dc in each st across bottom of wing
sl in last st and TO leave long tail for sewing.
I attached wing in middle of the back, they curl around naturally to front.   
Then I stitch tail onto backside, adjusting the position to be able to see his pretty colors from the front.

I used small black safety eyes, however, for little ones, I would just embroider eyes, since its made from dc, I am afraid the safety eyes might not stay in as well as they should.  Stitch beak with waddle onto face,  Set onto your workspace, and find the best spot to place the feet, and sew onto front. 

I hope all this makes sense, since I typically jot notes just for me to see, I am not sure how much sense they make.  If you make a turkey from my pattern I would love to see how he turns out!  Post pics!

Thanks for looking!

« Last Edit: November 13, 2008 12:22:06 PM by Merriven - Reason: Added Tutorial » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008 01:30:46 PM »

very cute with his size he could be a pin or a fridgie
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008 01:52:01 PM »

I love him! Did you write down your pattern?
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2008 05:19:11 AM »

Cute! Very impressive tail!
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2008 09:54:18 AM »

I love him! Did you write down your pattern?
No, I made him while I watched tv, I want to make more for family members, so I am going to try and figure out exactly what I did for him.  If I do, I will try and post it....
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2008 11:16:45 AM »

Adorable! Great work!


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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008 03:26:33 AM »

I really like how you made the head. Sweet little guy!
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2008 09:27:05 AM »

Oh, so cute !
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2008 07:13:34 PM »

Please post a tute!  He is the cutest little turkey I have ever seen!

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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2008 02:54:25 PM »

I like it's look Smiley and the tail feathers are really beatiful Smiley
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