Sm amount of rusty brown and orange knitting worsted.
Note: You could make whatever color turkeys you wanted to. A brown variegated would be nice for the body.
Size E hook
BODY: (rusty brown)
Ch 3, join with sl st into ring;
1. Ch 3, work 11 more dc into ring (12 dc); join with sl st to top of ch 3.
2. Ch 1, work *sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc* into same stitch as joining. Skip next st, repeat from * to *, skip next st, repeat from * to *, sl st in same st as last sc. (3 tail feathers). End off--right side.
>From back side with feathers at bottom and 7 dc free on top, sl st in center dc of 7 free dc. *Pull up loop about 1/4", yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull up lp, yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull up lp, yo and draw thru all 5 loops on hook (cluster made) ch 1, repeat twice from * to make another cluster, working into ch 1 space on top of cluster. Do not ch 1 after second repeat but end off, leaving 3" of yarn for tacking neck to body in top of first dc round. (3 clusters made for neck).
With right side facing and feathers at bottom, sl st in free dc to right of neck joining. *Ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2, sl st in same ch, ch 2, sl st in same ch, then sl st in remaining 2 chs up leg to body. Sl st in body then sl st in free dc to left of neck joining (skipping stitch where neck was joined). Repeat from * once more for other leg. Sl stitch up leg to body and end off.
Ch 5 or 6 from 1/3 way down from top of head.
Weave in loose ends, apply eyes (could either use black yarn french knots, glue on 3 mm wiggle eyes or 3 mm seed beads--or for quick eyes, just dot with thin black permanent marker). For beak, use felt. Add pin to back and enjoy.
NOTE: This is an original design by Trish Harich and is posted here with permission. Please direct reprint requests to designer at firstname.lastname@example.org. The designer's address was valid when this pattern was posted.
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