Wednesday, November 6, 2013

octo turkey


Materials

4mm crochet hook
3.5mm hook
yarn needle
poly fiber fill
worsted weight yellow yarn
worsted weight red yarn
worsted weight brown yarn 
12mm safety eyes

Abbreviations

Sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
inc: increase, two single crochet/two half double crochet in one space
dec: invisible decrease (tutorial in hippo post)
St/sts: stich, stitches

Notes

This pattern uses 2 different crochet hooks, so pay attention to which one you are supposed to be using. This pattern is worked in a continuous round unless otherwise specified. Do not join at the end of each round, use a place marker and count your stitches often.

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Thank you and enjoy this tutorial!Watch for text in italics and in red for special instructions!

measurements: 

6 inch circumference

Tentacles 

In yellow using 4mm hook
Ch 6, sl st to form a loop.
*Ch 10, 3 hdc in each st of the chain 10.
Sc into the ch 6 loop. *
Repeat from * until you have reached 8 tentacles. They should curl on their own. Fasten off and leave long tail to sew tentacles to body.

Turkey beak

in yellow w 3.5mm hook
R1: ch 2, in second from hook, sc 4 (4)
R2: (sc1, inc) x2 (6)
R3: sc around (6)
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing. 

turkey gaggle

in red with 3.5mm hook
R1: ch2, in second from hook, sc 6 (6)
R2: (sc 2, inc) x3 (9)
R3-4: sc around (9)
R5: (sc 1, dec) x 3 (6)
R6: sc around (6)
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing. 


turkey tail

in brown with 4mm hook
R1: ch2, in second from hook, sc 4, ch2, turn (4)
R2: 2 hdc in each st, ch 2, turn. (8)
R3: (2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next st) repeat across (12)
R4: (2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts) repeat across (16)
change to red
R5: (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts) repeat across (20)
R6: (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts) repeat across (24)
R7: (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts) repeat across (28)
change to yellow
r8: sc in first st (5 dc in next st, sc in next 2 sts)  - repeat across ( 9 shells)
fasten off, hide tail. Sew onto back of body.

Turkey body

With 4mm hook in brown
R1: ch 2, in second from hook, sc 6 (6)
R2: inc in each st around (12)
R3: (1sc, 1 inc) x6 (18)
R4: (2sc, 1 inc) x6 (24)
R5: (3sc, 1 inc) x6 (30)
R6-12: sc around (30)
R13: (3sc, 1 dec) x6 (24)
Embroider face; attach safety eyes, beak, and gaggle.
R14: (2sc, 1 dec) x6 (18)
Stuff body; from here add stuffing as needed.
R15: (1sc, 1 dec) x6 (12)
R16: dec around (6)
Fasten off, hide tail. Sew tentacles on