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Let’s Talk Turkey

Turkey Talk from Sewhooked

It’s time to talk turkey, specifically about Turkey Talk!

So, there’s this idea I’ve had for a long, long time. It didn’t really start to take shape until after I learned to embroider for The Project of Doom. Before that time, the design was never quite right.

And then, inspiration!

My turkey was too quiet.

It was simple. He just needed a few words.

Words are a miraculous thing. Once added, I couldn’t wait to get this wall hanging made to share with you!

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paper piecing, strip piecing and embroidery

Turkey Talk from Sewhooked

French Knot eye…see that embroidery is coming in handy!
Turkey Talk from Sewhooked

Gobble Gobble? That’s what he said!

Turkey Talk from Sewhooked

Quilting close-up. Done on my Babylock Quest

Turkey Talk, a veiew from the back.And, from the back. Guess who forgot to add a hanging sleeve? Dang it.

Turkey Talk alternative blocks

Why does this turkey make me so darn happy? I couldn’t say, but he really, really does!

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Crochet Turkey

Crochet Turkey

Printable Pattern

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The date I wrote on the original copy of the pattern for this cute turkey is November 1999.  The creation of the turkey came right on the heels of the Jack-O-Lantern Finger Puppet.  I still think this little guy is too cute to be allowed.  His appearance can vary based on what color of yarn you choose for his feathers and body.

I made the one in the photo in a little under 10 minutes.  Make one or a lot and share with your friends!

Crochet Turkey

Makes a Fridgie, Pin, Finger Puppet or Pencil Topper

This is a very versatile pattern for a Thanksgiving Turkey. It works up very quickly and is cute, cute, cute!

  • worsted weight yarn – small amounts of tan, red, yellow, orange, dark orange (or seasonal colors of your choice)
  • H hook
  • pin back or magnet (optional)
  • 2 small google eyes

crochet turkey 001

Body – with tan, ch 4, 11 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with sl st. Finish Off

Back Feathers – with rust and orange together, join with sl st to back loop only of any dc, (ch 6, sl st in same st, sl st to next dc) rep until six feathers are made. On last feather, do not sl st to next dc. Finish off, 6 back feathers

crochet turkey 002

Front Feathers – with orange, sl st in front loop opposite back feathers, (ch 4, sl st in same st, sl st to next front loop) repeat to last feather, do not sl st in next loop. 6 front feathers made. Finish off.

Head – with tan, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st in first sc. Leave several inches of yarn for sewing to body.

crochet turkey 004

Wattle – join red to head with a sl st in back loop of any sc, ch 4, sl st in same loop, finish off.

Beak – using yarn needle, sew yellow directly above wattle in a “T” shape, leaving top half of head free for eyes.  Finish off.

crochet turkey 008

Assembly – placing head on top center of body, sew using yarn left on head. Finish off. Using low melt glue or Tacky Glue, attach 2 small google eyes.

For Fridgie or Pin – glue magnet or pin on the back after eyes have dried.

For Finger Puppet or pencil topper – crochet another body and attach to back of completed turkey by stitching around. Leave four dc open at the bottom for finger or pencil. Finish off.

Visit the Turkey Craft Round Up and the Turkey Craft Round Up flickr group for more fun Turkey crafts.

Happy crafting!

This is part of my “Way Back Craft” series; patterns, crafts, tutorials and general crafty memories before the days of the blog.