Red Heart Super Saver Tom Turkey

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by Rebecca J. Venton, Red Heart

Red Heart Super Saver Tom Turkey

Tom Turkey will look super cute on your Thanksgiving table!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    An exact gauge is not critical for this project. Finished turkey measures about 7 inch tall.
    Download the template for abbreviations and stitches not explained elsewhere.
    Special Stitches:
    sc2tog = [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
    sc3tog = [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop] 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
  • 2
    Head and Body: (Note: stuff piece as work progresses for best results.)
    Beginning at top of head with Cafe Latte, ch 2.
    Round 1: Work 6 sc in second ch from hook; join with slip st in first sc – 6 sc.
    Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around; join with slip st in first st – 12 sc.
    Round 3: Ch 1, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 18 sc.
    Round 4: Ch 1, [sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 24 sc.
    Rounds 5-8: Ch1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first st.
    Round 9: Ch 1, [sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 18 sc.
    Round 10: Ch 1, [sc in next st, sc2tog] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 12 sc.
    Round 11: Ch 1, sc2tog around; join with slip st in first st – 6 sc.
    Round 12: Ch1, [2 sc in next st] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 12 sc.
    Round 13: Ch 1, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 18 sc.
    Round 14: Ch 1, [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 24 sc.
    Round 15: Ch 1, [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 30 sc.
    Rounds 16-20: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first st.
    Round 21: Ch 1, [sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 24 sc.
    Round 22: Ch 1, [sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 18 sc.
    Round 23: Ch 1, [sc in next st, sc2tog] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 12 sc.
    Round 24: Ch 1, sc2tog around; join with slip st in first st – 6 sc.
    Fasten off.
  • 3
    Tail Feathers:
    With Cafe Latte, ch 2.
    Round 1: Work 6 sc in second ch from hook; join with slip st in first st – 6 sc.
    Round 2: Ch 1, [2 sc in next st] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 12 sc.
    Round 3: Ch 1, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 18 sc.
    Round 4: Ch 1, [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 24 sc.
    Round 5: Ch 1, [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times; join with slip st in first st – 30 sc
    (Note: work progresses in rows from this point.)
    Row 6: Fold piece in half; working through both thicknesses, sc in next st, [ch 5, sc in next st] 14 times – 14 ch-5 spaces.
    Fasten off Cafe Latte.
    Row 7: Join Gold with sc in first ch-5 space of Row 6, [ch 5, sc in next st] 13 times – 13 ch-5 spaces.
    Fasten off Gold.
    Row 8: Join Cherry Red with sc in first ch-5 space of Row 7, [ch 5, sc in next st] 12 times – 12 ch-5 spaces.
    Fasten off Cherry Red.
    Row 8: Join Carrot with sc in first ch-5 space of Row 8, [ch 5, sc in next st] 11 times – 11 ch-5 spaces.
    Fasten off Carrot.
  • 4
    Beak:
    With Gold, ch 2.
    Round 1: Work 6 sc in second ch from hook; join with slip st in first st – 6 sc.
    Round 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first st.
    Round 4: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sts, leave remaining sts unworked – 3 sc.
    Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing. Stuff lightly.
  • 5
    Snood:
    With Cherry Red, ch 5.
    Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 3 chs; turn – 4 sc.
    Row 2-3: Ch1, sc in each st across; turn.
    Row 4: Ch 1, [sc2tog] twice; turn – 2 sc.
    Row 5-6: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
    Row 7: Ch 1, sc2tog – 1 sc.
    Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.
  • 6
    Arms (make 2):
    With Cafe Latte, ch 8; join with slip st to form a ring.
    Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around; join with slip st in first st – 8 sc.
    Rounds 2-7: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first st.
    Note Stuff arm. Work progresses in rows from this point.
    Row 8: Fold piece in half; ch 1, working through both thicknesses, sc in each st across to close; turn – 4 sc.
    Row 9: [ch 3, slip st in second ch from hook, slip st in next ch, slip st in next sc] 4 times – 4 fingers.
    Fasten off.
  • 7
    Feet (make 2):
    Round 1: With Gold, ch 5, 3 sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, 3 sc in next sc, sc in last ch; join with slip st in first st – 8 sc.
    Round 2: Ch 1, [2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next st] twice; join with slip st in first st – 14 sc.
    Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first st.
    Round 4: Ch 1, sc in next 9 sts, sc3tog, sc in next 2 sts; join with slip st in first st – 12 sc.
    Round 5: Ch 1, sc in next 8 sts, sc3tog, sc in next st; join with slip st in first st – 10 sc.
    Round 6-9: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first st.
    Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. Stuff Leg.
  • 8
    Finishing:
    Using photo as a guide, sew Beak to middle front of Head. Sew the snood to side of Beak. Sew Tail Feather piece to back side of Body. Sew Arms three rows down from neck. Sew Legs to bottom of Body. With Black, whipstitch eyes. Weave in all ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Café Latte 104212585
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Gold 104212442
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Carrot 104212423
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Cherry Red 104212439
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Black 104212432
  • Susan Bates Aluminum Silvalume Crochet Hook 3.75 mm F5 US 104236318
  • Fairfield Processing Poly-fil Fiber 32 oz. 104238553
  • Yarn Needle
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