Todd the Turkey

 

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Thanksgiving is coming. It’s the perfect time to crochet yourself a turkey, either as a toy or as a decoration for the holiday. Todd the Turkey sits about 11 inches tall, and would look great as a centerpiece on your table this year.

**Side note** I never thought I’d google the question “What is the red thing that hangs off of a turkey’s beak called?” But in writing up this pattern, I didn’t know what to call it. I was calling it his “gobbler,” which obviously isn’t right. Apparently, it’s called a snood. Who knew?

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn (or any worsted weight yarn) in soft taupe, gold, claret, pumpkin and chocolate

I (5.25mm) crochet hook 

15mm safety eyes

Yarn needle

Poly-fil 

*OPTIONAL* A small amount of white yarn. I used Red Heart Buttercup yarn, but you can use any worsted weight yarn.

*OPTIONAL* Pipe cleaner

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Head:

With soft taupe yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch , repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Rows 8-10: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 11: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 12: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 13: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 15: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 18: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil.

Body:

With soft taupe, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch , repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (55 stitches)

Row 11: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 12-15: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 18: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 21: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 22: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 23: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 24: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil.

Beak

With gold, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Row 3: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 4: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Insert a small amount of poly-fil if you want to.

Snood

With claret, ch. 11

2 sc’s in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Tie off.

Tie snood onto beak. Center beak and sew onto head. Insert safety eyes. Attach head to body. You can do this 2 different ways. You can simply use some soft taupe yarn and a yarn needle and sew the head onto the body, or you can use a small amount of white yarn and sc the head and body together like I did.

Wings (make 2)

With soft taupe, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Row 3: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 4: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch , repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 6-11: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Fold flat and sew onto sides of body.

Feathers (make 6)

With gold, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Row 3: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Switch to pumpkin.

Row 4: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch , repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 6-8: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Switch to claret.

Rows 9-20: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Rows 22-23: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Fold flat and sew onto back of body. Be sure to line them all up ahead of time, and hold them in place with straight pins if you need to. I also attached the feather to the body a bit further down to keep them from moving too much.

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Feet (optional)

With gold, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch , repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 3-5: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 6: Sc in first 3 stitches, dec in next 10 stitches, sc in last 2 stitches. (10 stitches)

Row 7: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Stuff feet with polyfil.

Row 8: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Rows 9-23: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Tie off.

Insert a pipe cleaner into the legs, if you want to make them poseable. Sew onto bottom of body.

Hat (optional)

With chocolate, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch , repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: In front loops only, sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 8-12: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 13: In back loops only, sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 14: 2 sc’s in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Tie off. Sew on buckle using gold yarn. Sew to top of head.

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Crochet up some quick little pumpkins and grab some fake (or real) leaves to complete your centerpiece.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any turkeys of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different variations that people make of these.

 

 

 

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