Chief Featherbrain – Free Turkey Pattern

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Chief Featherbrain – Free Turkey Pattern

It is almost the end of October. While I’m still anticipating Halloween, many might be ready for Thanksgiving. This turkey is a fun addition to your Thanksgiving décor or toys.

The .pdf is up in my pattern shop in Etsy if you want a cleaner version with more pictures and explanations. There is also a kit available with all the materials you need to make your own.

 

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Materials

I love this yarn – Brown (160 yds)

I love this yarn – Yellow (35 yds) I love this yarn – Red (25 yds)

I love this yarn – Orange (12 yds) Black Floss to embroider Eyebrows (optional).

18 mm safety eyes Size E crochet hook

Large eye blunt needle

Polyfiberfill
Abbreviations

 

SC – Single Crochet

Ch- Chain INC – SC 2 stitches into same stitch

DEC – SC two stitches together BLO – Back loops only
Gauge – Gauge is not important for this project, but if you are making it from the kit, you should use the right size needle to ensure you don’t run out of yarn.

 

Notes:

Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.

The bracketed number [] is the number of stitches at the end of each row.

 

I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.

 

Crochet section is worked in partly in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each row. Then you don’t have to count every row. Do not join unless instructed to.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at drunkenauntwendy@gmail.com.

 

BEAK – in Yellow

Ch 2

Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].

Round 2: (INC, 2 SC) 2 times [8].

Round 3: (INC, 3 SC) 2 times [10].

Round 4: (INC, 4 SC) 2 times [12].

Fasten off. Fold opening closed and fold in half to sew to head following the instructions below.

WATTLE – in red

Ch 2

Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].

Rounds 2-5: SC for 4 rows [6 stitches per row].

Round 6: 3 DEC [3].

The next portion in worked back and forth, not in the round.

Rows 7-12: Ch 1, SC, Turn for 6 rows [1 stitch per row].

Fasten off and sew to the beak as shown below.

HEAD – in Brown

The head is made by doing an oval increase. Sometime it helps to mark where your increases are going to go with a spare piece of contrasting yarn. Just note that the first row is worked on both sides of the starting chain. The face is then embroidered on before you finish the head and stuff him.Ch 8

Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch, SC in next 5 stitches. 3 SC in last stitch. Working in the unused loops from the chain, SC 5, 3 SC in last chain. [18].

Round 2: [6 SC, (INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [24].

Round 3: [6 SC, (SC, INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [30].

Round 4: [6 SC, (SC, INC, SC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [36].

Round 5: [6 SC, (3 SC, INC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [42].

Round 6: [6 SC, (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 3 times] repeat bracket one more time [48].

Rounds 7-17: SC in each stitch for 11 rows [48 stitches per row].

Stop here to insert eyes between rows 12-13 with about 7 stitches between the posts of the eyes.

Sew beak and wattle on as well.

At this time, using black embroidery floss add eyebrows if you wish.

Tie off any strings inside. Start stuffing.

Round 18: (6 SC, DEC) 6 times [42].

Round 19: (5 SC, DEC) 6 times [36].

Round 20: (4 SC, DEC) 6 times [30].

Round 21: (3 SC, DEC) 6 times [24].

Round 22: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].

Round 23: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].

Round 24: DEC 6 times [6].

Fasten off. Thread tail through the stitches in Round 24 and pull up tight to close opening.

 

 

BODY – in Brown

Ch 2

Round 1:  6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].

Round 2: INC 6 times [12].

Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].

Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].

Round 5: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].

Round 6: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times [36].

Round 7: (5 SC, INC) 6 times [42].

Round 8: (3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 6 times [48].

Round 9: (7 SC, INC) 6 times [54].

Rounds 10-19: 10 rows SC [54 stitches per row].

Round 20: (7 SC, DEC) 6 times [48].

Round 21: (6 SC, DEC) 6 times [42].

Round 22: (5 SC, DEC) 6 times [36].

Round 23: (4 SC, DEC) 6 times [30].

Start stuffing

Round 24: (3 SC, DEC) 6 times [24].

Round 25: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].

Rounds 26-31: 6 rows SC [18 stitches per row].

Fasten off, leave a long tail. Making sure the neck is firmly stuffed. Sew to the bottom of the head.

 

 

 

 

WINGS – in Brown (Make 2)

Ch 2

Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].

Round 2: INC 6 times [12].

Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].

Rounds 4-6: 3 rows SC [18 stitches per row].

Round 7: SC opening together [9].

Fasten off and sew to the sides of the body, curving them as you attach.

 

 

 

TAIL FEATHERS (Make 5)

In Orange, Ch 2

Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].

Round 2: INC 6 times [12].

Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times, change colors to yellow in the last stitch [18]. 

Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].

Rounds 5-6: 2 rows SC, change colors to red in last stitch [24 stitches per row].

Rounds 7-9: 3 rows SC, change colors to Brown in last stitch [24 stitches per row].

Round 10: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].

Rounds 11-15:  5 rows SC [18 stitches per row].

Round 16: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].

Round 17-21: 5 rows SC [12 stitches per row].

Round 22: SC opening closed [6].

Fasten off and sew them to the back of body, starting with center tail feather, then sew outside feathers.

Sew the feathers to the body as along the sides to help them stay upright.

Sew the last two feathers in the openings behind the first three feathers.

LEG (Make 2) – in yellow

Ch 2

Round 1:  4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [4].

Round 2:  INC in each stitch [8].

Rounds 3-6: 4 rows SC [8 stitches per row].

Fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing. You will sew the open end to the body after you sew on the toes.

SMALL TOES (Make 2) – in yellow

Ch 2

Round 1: 4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [4].

Rounds 2-3: 2 rows SC [4 stitches per row].

Fasten off. Sew to bottom of the leg (non-open edge).

LARGE TOES (Make 4) – in yellow

Ch 2

Round 1: 4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [4].

Rounds 2-6: 5 rows SC [4 stitches per row].

Fasten off. Sew to bottom of the leg (non-open edge), in a Y pattern across from the small toe.

Sew to the body.

 

 

Chief Featherbrain is all done and ready for action. Or a Nap!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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