Kids Table Thankful Turkey
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Kids Table Thankful Turkey

At Thanksgiving dinner, this Turkey gets pardoned but he still has a job. Set him in the middle of the kids' table or where everyone can reach him. Each guest writes what he or she is thankful for most this year, his or her name, and the year on a paper feather and sticks it into the turkey's tail, creating a colorful display. Each year new feathers are added and guests can look back over feathers from years past.

Skill Level:  Intermediate

 

Allison Hoffman designs amigurumi with a pop culture twist. She loves to make fun toys with a little nostalgia and a lot of detail. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Conan, and Yo Gabba Gabba. She has been published in several magazines and her work has been featured in galleries in New York, Miami and LA. Her first book will be released in September of 2013 from Lark Crafts. 

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Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Loops & Threads "Impeccable" – Rouge (A, 1 skein)
  • Lion Brand "Vanna's Choice" -- Chocolate (B, 1 skein)
  • Red Heart "Soft" -- Honey (C, 1 skein), Tangerine (D, 1 skein), Really Red (E, 1 skein)
  • Crochet Hook, Size 3.5mm (US E)
  • Yarn needle
  • 9mm safety eyes
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Patterned paper (for feathers)
 

Project Instructions

Abbreviations

Ch: Chain

Sc: Single Crochet

Hdc: Half Double Crochet

Dc: Double Crochet

Trc: Triple Crochet

Rnd: Round

Rep: Repeat

Sc2tog: Single Crochet 2 stitches Together

Head

Starting at the top of the Head, with yarn A and an E hook, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, sc 6 into ring. Pull tail gently to close ring.

Rnd 1: Work 2 sc into each st (12 sts)

Rnd 2: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next st), rep from * to end of rnd (18 sts)

Rnd 3: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 2 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (24 sts)

Rnd 4: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 3 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (30 sts)

Rnds 5-11: Sc into each st.

Rnd 12: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 8 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (27 sts)

Rnd 13: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 7 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (24 sts)

Rnds 14-23: Sc into each st.

Rnd 24: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 7 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (27 sts)

Rnds 25-30: Sc into each st.

Rnd 31: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 8 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (30 sts)

Rnd 32: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 9 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (33 sts)

Rnds 33-34: Sc into each st.

Rnd 35: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 10 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (36 sts)

Rnds 36-38: Sc into each st.

Rnd 39: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 4 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (30 sts)

Rnd 40: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 3 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (24 sts)

Rnd 41: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 2 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (18 sts)

*Insert a stitch marker to hold your place. Following package directions, insert safety eyes into the Head, between Rnds 6 and 7, 6 sts apart. Stuff the Head firmly. Continue stuffing as you finish the last few rounds.

Rnd 42: *(Sc2tog, sc into next st), rep from * to end of rnd (12 sts)

Rnd 43: Sc2tog around (6 sts)

Fasten off and leave a long tail (18"). Weave tail through last round of stitches and pull to close hole. Do not trim yarn tail. Set aside.

Body

With yarn B and E hook, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, sc 6 into ring. Pull tail gently to close ring.

Rnd 1: 2 Sc into each st (12 sts)

Rnd 2: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next st), rep from * to end of rnd (18 sts)

Rnd 3: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 2 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (24 sts)

Rnd 4: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 3 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (30 sts)

Rnd 5: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 4 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (36 sts)

Rnd 6: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 5 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (42 sts)

Rnd 7: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 6 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (48 sts)

Rnd 8: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 7 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (54 sts)

Rnd 9: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 8 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (60 sts)

Rnd 10: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 9 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (66 sts)

Rnds 11-28: Sc into each st.

Rnd 29: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 9 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (60 sts)

Rnd 30: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 8 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (54 sts)

Rnd 31: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 7 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (48 sts)

Rnd 32: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 6 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (42 sts)

Rnd 33: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 5 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (36 sts)

Rnd 34: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 4 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (30 sts)

Rnd 35: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 3 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (24 sts)

Rnd 36: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 2 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (18 sts)

*Insert a stitch marker and stuff Body firmly. Continue stuffing as you finish the last few rounds.

Rnd 37: *(Sc2tog, sc into next st), rep from * to end of rnd (12 sts)

Rnd 38: Sc2tog around (6 sts)

Fasten off and leave a long tail (12"). Weave tail through last round of stitches and pull to close hole. Weave in end.

Align Head with one end of Body, and use yarn tail to sew to the Body, flattening the base of the Head piece slightly to lay against the Body.

 

Beak

With yarn C and E hook, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, sc 6 into ring. Pull tail gently to close ring.

Rnds 1-2: Sc into each st.

Rnd 3: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 2 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (9 sts)

Rnd 4: Sc into each st.

Fasten off and leave a long tail. Stuff Beak slightly and sew to Head between eyes, as shown.

 

Feet

With yarn D and E hook, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, sc 6 into ring. Pull tail gently to close ring.

Rnd 1: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 2 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (9 sts)

Rnd 2: Sc into each st.

Rnd 3: 2 Sc into next st, sc into each st around (10 sts)

Rnd 4: Sc into next 5 sts, 2 sc into next st, sc into next 4 sts (11 sts)

Rnd 5: Sc into next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st (12 sts)

Rnd 6: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 3 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (15 sts)

Rnd 7: *(2 Sc into next st, sc into next 4 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (18 sts)

First Toe

Rnd 8: Sc into next 3 sts, skip next 12 sts, sc into next 3 sts (6 sts)

Rnds 9-11: Sc into each st around (6 sts)

Rnd 12: Sc2tog around (3 sts)

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Second Toe

Rnd 1: Join yarn at 4th st of Rnd 7 of Foot with a sc, sc into next 2 sts, skip 6 sts, sc into next 3 sts (6 sts)

Rnds 2-4: Sc into each st around (6 sts)

Rnd 5: Sc2tog around (3 sts)

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Third Toe

Rnd 1: Join yarn at 7th st of Rnd 7 of Foot with a sc, sc into next 5 sts (6 sts)

Rnds 2-4: Sc into each st around (6 sts)

Rnd 5: Sc2tog around (3 sts)

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Sew each Foot to the bottom of the Body with a strand of yarn D and a yarn needle. Weave in ends.

 

Wattle

With yarn E and E hook, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, sc 6 into ring. Pull tail to close hole.

Rnd 1: 2 Sc into each st (12 sts)

Rnds 2-3: Sc into each st.

Rnd 4: *(Sc2tog, sc into next 2 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (9 sts)

Rnd 5: Sc into each st.

Rnd 6: Sc2tog, sc into next 7 sts (8 sts)

Rnd 7: Sc into next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc into next 3 sts (7 sts)

Rnd 8: Sc into next 5 sts, sc2tog (6 sts)

Rnd 9: Sc into each st.

Rnd 10: Sc2tog, sc into next 4 sts (5 sts)

Rnd 11: Sc into next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc into next st (4 sts)

Fasten off and leave a long tail (12"). Flatten Wattle and sew end to top of Beak, folding over, and stitch to Head to hold into place. Weave in ends.

 

Wing (Make 2)

With yarn B and E hook, ch 18.

Row 1: Sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs, hdc in next 4 chs, dc in next 5 chs, trc in next 5 chs (17 sts)

Row 2: Ch 3, trc next 5, dc next 5, hdc next 4, sc next 3.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc next 3, hdc next 4, dc next 5, trc next 5.

Rows 4-5: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.

Row 6: Ch 1, turn to work along side edge of Wing. Sc into same st and evenly along edge (12 sts)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. With a yarn needle, sew each Wing to the side of the Body as shown.

 

Pocket

With yarn B and E hook, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, sc 3 into ring.

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc into each st (6 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, *(2 sc into next st, sc into next st), rep from * to end of row (9 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, *(2 sc into next st, sc into next 2 sts), rep from * to end of row (12 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, *(2 sc into next st, sc into next 3 sts), rep from * to end of row (15 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, *(2 sc into next st, sc into next 4 sts), rep from * to end of row (18 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, *(2 sc into next st, sc into next 5 sts), rep from * to end of row (21 sts)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, *(2 sc into next st, sc into next 6 sts), rep from * to end of row (24 sts)

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, *(2 sc into next st, sc into next 7 sts), rep from * to end of row (27 sts)

Row 9: Ch 1, turn, *(2 sc into next st, sc into next 8 sts), rep from * to end of row (30 sts)

Row 10: Ch 1, turn, *(2 sc into next st, sc into next 9 sts), rep from * to end of row (33 sts)

Row 11: Ch 1, turn, *(2 sc into next st, sc into next 10 sts), rep from * to end of row (36 sts)

Row 12: Ch 1, turn, working into straight edge at top of Pocket, and sc evenly 22 sts (22 sts)

Row 13: Ch 1, turn, sc into each st across.

Fasten off and leave a long tail. Sew Pocket to back of Body, leaving top edge (Rows 12-13) open.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Cut feather shapes from patterned paper. Guests can write on the back of each feather and insert into the Pocket on the back of the Turkey.

Craft Notes

Turkey Head, Body, and Feet are worked in the round in unjoined spirals. Use a locking stitch marker if necessary to mark the beginning of each round. When you complete a round, move the marker to the loop on your hook and continue crocheting.

Gauge is not important for this project. Use recommended hook or hook that enables you to crochet tightly enough to prevent large holes in the fabric.