Happy Thanksgiving! Plus Free Pattern for Terrence the Turkey

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Happy stitching and happy Thanksgiving!
The Interweave team

Crochet Amigurumi Terrence the Turkey | Photo Credit: Joe Coca

Terrence the Turkey | Photo Credit: Joe Coca

Terrence faithfully does his pumpkin step class to get in shape for the big event: His annual speech at the vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner.

Pattern Details

Finished Size: 7½” tall.

Yarn: Worsted Weight (#4 Medium).

Shown Here: Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 364 yd [333 m]/7 oz [198 g]): #336 warm brown (MC); #300 brown (CC1); #981 fall (CC2); #360 cafe (CC3); #321 gold (CC4); #376 burgundy (CC5); #312 black (CC6).

Hook: Size G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers (m); yarn needle; polyester fiberfill; row counter (optional).

Gauge: 20 sts and 16 rows = 4″. Gauge is not critical for this project.

Skill Level: Easy.

Notes

Exact gauge is not necessary for this project. Gauge should be tight enough to make a fabric that will hold the stuffing in place and keep its shape.

All pieces are worked in spirals. Do not join rnds. Use st marker (m) to indicate beg of rnd, move m up as each rnd is completed. Firmly stuff as you work. When stuffing, over stuff slightly before finishing the part you are working on. This will allow for the stuffing to fill out after your project is done.

Head and Body

Rnd 1: With MC, make an adjustable lp (see Glossary).
Rnd 2: 6 sc in ring—6 sts.
Rnd 3: 2 sc in each sc around—12 sts.
Rnd 4: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—18 sts.
Rnd 5: Sc around.
Rnd 6: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] 6 times—24 sts.
Rnds 7–9: Sc around.
Rnd 10: [Sc2tog (see Glossary), sc in next 2 sc] 6 times—18 sts.
Rnd 11: [Sc in next sc, sc2tog] 6 times—12 sts.
Rnds 12–13: Sc around.
Rnd 14: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—18 sts.
Rnd 15: Sc around.
Rnd 16: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] 6 times—24 sts.
Rnd 17: Sc around.
Rnd 18: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—30 sts.
Rnds 19–22: Sc around.
Stuff piece firmly. Cont to stuff piece until complete.
Rnd 23: [Sc in next sc, sc2tog] 10 times—20 sts.
Rnd 24: [Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc] 5 times—15 sts.
Rnd 25: [Sc in next sc, sc2tog] 5 times—10 sts.
Rnd 26: Sc2tog around, sl st in next st—5 sts. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Weave tail through sts of last rnd and pull to close opening.

Tail Base

Rnds 1–4: With MC, work Rnds 1–4 of head—18 sts.
Rnd 5: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] 6 times—24 sts.
Rnd 6: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—30 sts.
Rnd 7: Sc in next 2 sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc] 5 times, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; sl st in next st—36 sts. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Feathers (make 7—4 with CC1, 3 with CC2)

Rnd 1: Make an adjustable lp.
Rnd 2: 6 sc in ring—6 sts.
Rnd 3: 2 sc in each sc around—12 sts.
Rnd 4: Sc around.
Rnd 5: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 4 times—16 sts.
Rnds 6–7: Sc around.
Rnd 8: [Sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog] 2 times—14 sts.
Rnd 9: Sc around.
Rnd 10: [Sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog] 2 times—12 sts.
Rnd 11: [Sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog] 2 times—10 sts.
Rnd 12: [Sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog] 2 times—8 sts.
Rnd 13: Sc around; sl st in next st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Do not stuff.

Wings (make 2)

Rnd 1: With CC3, make an adjustable lp.
Rnd 2: 6 sc in ring—6 sts.
Rnd 3: Sc around.
Rnd 4: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times—9 sts.
Rnd 5: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] 3 times—12 sts.
Rnds 6–7: Sc around.
Rnd 8: Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 5 sc—14 sts.
Rnds 9–10: Sc around.
Rnd 11: Sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog 2 times, sc in next 5 sc—12 sts.
Rnd 12: Sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog 2 times, sc in next 4 sc—10 sts.
Rnd 13: Sc around.
Rnd 14: Sc2tog around, sl st in next st to join. Fasten off. Do not stuff.

Beak (make 1)

Rnd 1: With CC4, make an adjustable lp.
Rnd 2: (2 sc, hdc, 2 sc) in ring—5 sts.
Rnd 3: Sc in next 2 sc, (sc, hdc, sc) in next hdc, sc in next 2 sc—7 sts.
Rnd 4: Sc in next 3 sc, 2 hdc in next hdc, sc in next 3 sc, sl st in next st—8 sts. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Waddle (make 1)

Rnd 1: With CC5, make an adjustable lp.
Rnd 2: 5 sc in ring—5 sts.
Rnd 3: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] 2 times, 2 sc in next sc—8 sts.
Rnd 4: [Sc2tog, sc in next sc] 2 times, sc2tog—5 sts.
Rnd 5: Ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 3 ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next sc of Rnd 3. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Sew opening closed.

Middle Toes (make 2)

Rnd 1: With CC4, make an adjustable lp.
Rnd 2: 6 sc in ring—6 sts.
Rnds 3–8: Sc around. At the end of Rnd 7, sl st in next st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Stuff piece. Weave tail through sts of last rnd and pull to close opening.

Side Toes (make 4)

Rnd 1: With CC4, make an adjustable lp.
Rnd 2: 6 sc in ring—6 sts.
Rnds 3–4: Sc around.
Rnd 5: Sc in next 3 sc, sl st in next st, leave remaining sts unworked. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Stuff and sew opening closed.

Legs (make 2)

Rnd 1: With CC4, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 1, sc in each ch around do not join—6 sts.
Rnds 2–12: Sc around. Stuff as work progresses. At end of Rnd 12, sl st in next st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Eyes (make 2)

Rnd 1: With CC6, make an adjustable lp.
Rnd 2: 5 sc in ring, sl st in first sc . Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Finishing

Lightly stuff and sew beak to head. Embroider an eye accent on each eye with a light color. Sew eyes to head. Sew waddle from top, center of beak along side of beak. For feet, sew one side toe on each side of each middle toe. Sew leg to top of feet where toes meet in center. Sew legs to bottom of body. Flatten tail feathers. Arrange tail feathers, alternating colors, CC1, CC2, CC1, CC2, CC1, CC2, CC1, around Rnd 6 of tail base. Working through both thicknesses of flattened feathers, sew 3 sts of each feather to 3 sts of base, leave last st of each feather unsewn and sk 1 st of base bet feathers, and leave 9 sts at bottom of base unsewn. Center tail feathers to back of body with unsewn sts of base on bottom. Sew in place. Sew wing to each side of the body. Weave in ends.

Terrence the Turkey’s backside. | Photo Credit: Toni Rexroat

DEB RICHEY began crocheting stuffed animals when her children were little. After making several, she quickly began to design them. Once she has an idea of what she wants to create, she will work with it until it is exactly the way she has envisioned. She began her crochet career as a freelance designer for Caron International, and a few years ago, her husband built a website, www.CraftyDeb.com, for her to share more of her designs. If she isn’t crocheting, she is quilting, gardening, cooking, or spending time with her children.

(Featured Image: Happy Thanksgiving from the Interweave team! | Photo Credit: Joe Coca)


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