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Turkey Talk Afghan

What could be better after a big Thanksgiving feast than a nap with a cozy crochet afghan? The Turkey Talk Afghan is one of the best Thanksgiving crochet patterns out there. Warm fall colors come together to make a warm and inviting throw that the whole family will be fighting over. This blanket uses a variety of different crochet stitches, so you'll never get bored making it. Learn how to make an adorable crochet turkey for you Thanksgiving afghans!

Intermediate

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein 360 Café A; 9 skeins 981 Fall B; 2 skeins each 633 Dark Sage C and 365 Coffee D; 1 skein each 254 Pumpkin E and 376 Burgundy F
  • Hook: 6mm [US J-10]
  • Yarn needle

Size: Throw measures 51” x 61½” (130 x 156 cm) before edging

Gauge: Turkey square = 8½” x 8½” (22 x 22 cm). 16 sts = 5” (13 cm); 16 rows = 5” (13 cm) in texture pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauges.

NOTE: Throw is made in strips of squares sewn together, and then textured pattern is worked on both sides of two strips and sewn to center strip.


Instructions:
Turkey Square (Make 18) With A, ch 3; join with a slip st to join to forma ring.

Round 1-Body Rear: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring; join with a slip st in first sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join –16 sc.

Round 3: Ch 1, [sc in sc, 2 sc in next sc] 8 times; join – 24 sc.

Round 4: Ch 1, [sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 8times; join withBin first sc – 32 sc. Fasten off A.

Round 5A-Feathers: With B, [ch 6; sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 4 ch, slip st into next sc] 16 times. Fasten off B.

Round 5B: With right side facing, attach C in same sc as last slip st; ch 3, 2 dc in next sc,[dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc] 7 times; TURN– 24 sts.Round 5C (Wrong Side): Ch 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, [dc in next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc] 7 times working last dc in top of ch-3; turn – 32 sts.

Round 6 (Right Side): Ch 1, [sc in 3 dc, 2 sc in next dc] 8 times working last sc in top of ch-3 – 40 sc; [2 sc across top of feather, ch1, 2 sc across top of feather] 8 times – 40 stsover feathers = 80 sts total; join with a slip stto top of first sc.

Round 7: (Note: “st” = sc or ch.) Ch 1, sc in first 4 sc, hdc in next 2 sc, dc in next 2 sc, tr in next sc, (2 dtr, ch 2) all in next sc, * 2 dtr in next st, tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts **, sc in next 8 sts, hdc in next 2sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next st, (2 dtr, ch 2) all in next st; repeat from * to last 4 sts, end at**; sc in last 4 sts; join. Fasten off.

Round 8: Attach D in any corner ch-2 space; (ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in corner space, * dc in each st to next corner ch-2 space **, (2 dc,ch 1, 2 dc) all in corner space; repeat from *around, end at **; join with a slip st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Body Front (Make 18)
With A, ch 9; sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 8 sc.

Round 1: Beginning at top of head, ch 1, 2 scin first sc, sc in next 4 sc, hdc in next sc, dc in next sc, 3 dc in next sc; working on opposite side of beginning ch, 3 dc in first ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next 4 ch, 2 sc in next ch; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off. Sew Body Front onto Body Rear at center of square. Embroider legs and beak with E.

Wattle: With F, ch 1. Fasten off. Attach to faceas shown. Make 2 French knot eyes with D.

Strips
Sew squares together to form 3 horizontal strips of 6 squares each.

Top Edging-On all 3 strips - Row 1: With rightside facing, attach D at top right-hand corner; ch 1, 28 sc across first square, [27 sc across next square] 5 times; turn – 163 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Fasten off.

Bottom Edging: Work same as for Top Edging across bottom of each strip.

Texture Pattern-On 2 strips only

Row 1 (Right Side): With right side facing, attach B in first st of Edging; ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, * tr in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across; turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, * tr in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * to last sc; sc in last sc; turn.

Row 5: Repeat Row 3. Repeat Rows 2-5 until there are a total of 29 rows. Fasten off.

Repeat Texture Pattern on bottom of same 2 strips. Sew strip of squares with Edgings only in between strips with textured sections as pictured. Outside Edging With right side facing, attach D at top right-hand corner; ch 1, work sc evenly around all 4 sides and work 3 sc in each corner; join with a slip st in first sc; TURN. Repeat last round onthe wrong side. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

 

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