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