“Turkey Gobble Towel Holder”
Designer: Aurora Suominen/DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©2014
Size: 9 ½”, Hook: H/5.0mm, Yarn: Red Heart WW in 2 colors: A:Turkey color (.6oz) & B: Variegated in Fall colors in (.6oz), Small amount of yellow, red, & black Additional Materials: Button.
*NO turkey was hurt in the making of this pattern.
Notes: Bold print: Repeated in pattern. Sts: Work in next st/chsp. Join: Join W/slst in beg st, unless otherwise stated.
Abbreviations & Stitches Used
Beg=Beginning Ch=Chain Slst=Slip Stitch Sc=Single Crochet
Sp=Spaces Sk=Skip W/=With Dc=Double Crochet
St(s)=Stitch(es) Lps=Loops Fpdc=Front Post dc Hdc=Half double crochet
Rnd 1: W/A, ch4, work 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, join in top of ch4. (12dc)
Rnd 2: Ch3, dc in same st. 2dc in each st around, join. (24dc)
Rnd 3: Ch3, dc in same st. 2dc in each st around, join. (48dc)
Rnd 4: Ch3, dc in next 29sts, fasten off, leaving remaining sts unworked. (30dc)
With both pieces together wrong sides facing each other, work through both:
Rnd 5: W/A, join in 1st dc of rnd 4, ch1, sc in same st, sc in next 29sts, ch1, sc in next 8sts of rnd 3, *ch5, 2hdc in 2nd ch from hook, slst in next 3 chs,* sc in next 3sts, repeat *to* once. Sc in last 7sts, switch to B w/slst to join in first sc.
We are working in rows now.
Row 6: Ch1, sc in same st, (fpdc in dc from rnd 4, sc in next st of rnd 5)29x ending w/fpdc. Ch1, turn. (30sc, 30fpdc)
Row 7: Ch1, sc in same st. (Ch3, sk-1, sc in next st)Repeat across, slst in last sc. Ch1 turn. (29lps, 30sc)
Note: This row is worked behind the ch3 lps
Row 8: (Ch4, sc in the skipped sc of row 7)Repeat across, fasten off. (29lps, 30sc)
Row 1: W/A, Ch14, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 12sts. (13sc) Ch1, turn.
Rows 2-3: Sc in each st across, ch1, turn. (13sc)
Row 4: Slst in each st across, fasten off & sew to the back of your piece near the bottom.
There are 2 types of hangers for my design: Hanger w/button closure, or tie, both are given below, choose which one you want for your turkey.
Hanger W/button: Start your row 1 with a long tail to sew onto turkey
Row 1: W/B, Ch10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, ch1, turn. (9sc)
Rows 2-26: Sc in each st across, ch1, turn. (9sc)
Row 27: Scdec, sc in next 5sts, scdec in last 2sts, ch1, turn. (7sc)
Row 28: Scdec, sc in next st, ch2, sk-1, sc in next st, scdec in last 2sts, ch1, turn (4sc, 1lp)
Row 29: Sc in all sts, including lp. (5sc) Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
I attached my hanger to the back of my work, starting at the top of rnd 2. I sewed half way up. I attached my button on the front of the work, (with face showing) between rows 10-14. This will depend on the size of your button.
W/B attach in the 15th lp. *Ch40, slst in 2nd ch from hook & next 38chs, slst next sc, slst into next lp* Repeat *to* once more. Weave in your ends.
Eyes: (Make 2) W/black yarn: 10sc in a magic circle, join to first sc. Sew onto turkey
Beak: Ch5: sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, 2dc in last ch, fasten off, and sew onto turkey.
Wattle: (crocheted verison, or you can use felt)
Ch6, join to form a ring. Fasten off, sew onto turkey in the shape of a wattle, not a circle.
Personal use/print only, no pattern reproductions, selling or copying allowed.