Free Turkey Mini Bottle Topper Pattern

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        This little turkey is perfect to spruce up any Thanksgiving arrangement. He is both adorable and fun. Not to mention he recycles! We all have 8 -12 ounce water and soda bottles lying around. Instead of throwing it away, recycle it for the holidays!

An Original Design By: Maggie Weldon

Skill Level: Easy

Size: About 8" (20cm) tall

For this pattern, you will need the following:

 

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn -

Brown (MC) - 1 oz, 70 yds (28 grams) (6 meters) 

Black (B) - 25 yds (2 meters)

White (W) - 12 yds (1 meter) 

Yellow (Y) - 2 yds (1 meter)

Red (R) - 1 yd (1 meter)

11 Fall colors for feathers - 6 yds (1 meter) each

Two 6mm Black Beads for eyes, Two 4mm Black Beads for Bib, Stuffing, 8-12 oz Water or Soda Bottle filled with water or sand, 6" (15 cm) Plastic Canvas Circle, Eleven 18 gauge wire cut in 6" (15) lengths, Yarn Needle and Hot or Craft Glue

 

Crochet Hook: Size G- 6 (4 mm) or size needed for gauge.

 

Abbreviations

 

beg

beginning

rep

repeat

BL

back loop(s)

RS

right side

ch

chain

rnd

round

dec

decrease

sc

single crochet(s)

dc

double crochet

sl st(es)

slip stitch(es)

hdc

half double crochet

sp

space (s)

lp(s)

loop(s)

st(s)

stitch(es)

MC

main color

 

 

 

Special Stitches

picot: ch 4, sl st in top of dc worked

 sc dec:draw up a lp in each of next 2 sts, yo and draw through 3 lps on hook.

 

 Body Directions

Rnd 1 (right side): Starting at top of Head with MC,

ch 6, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 chs, 3 sc in last ch, around other side, sc in next 3 chs; do not join rnds. Mark ends of each rnd. (12 sc)

Rnd 2:(2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts) twice. (18 sc)

Rnds 3-10:Sc in each st around. (18 sc)

Rnd 11:(Sc dec 3 times, sc in next 3 sts) twice. (12 sc)

Rnd 12:Sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Rnd 13:(2 sc in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18 sc)

Rnd 14:(2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24 sc)

Rnds 15-28:Sc in each st around. (24 sc).

At the end of Rnd 28, finish off. You may have to add rows to cover bottle.

 

Arms (Make 2)

Rnd 1 (right side):Starting at bottom with MC, ch 2,

8 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join rnds. Mark ends of each rnd. (8 sc)

Rnds 2-11:Sc in each st around. (8 sc)

At end of Rnd 11, finish off leaving 12" for sewing.

 

Hat

Rnd 1:Starting at top of Hat with B, ch 12, 3 sc in

2nd ch from hook, sc in next 9 ch, 3 sc in last ch, around other side, sc in next 9 ch, join in BL of first sc. (24 sc)

Rnd 2:Working in BL, ch 3, dc in each lp around; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 (join all dc Rnds in this manner). (24 dc)

Rnd 3:Working in both lps, ch 3, dc in each st around; join. (24 dc) Finish off.

Rnd 4:RS facing, join W in any st, ch 1, sc in each st around; join with a sl st in first sc. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, (sc in next 6 sc, sc dec) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc.  Finish off.

Rnd 6:RS facing, join B in any st, ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join. (48 dc)

Finish off.

 

Buckle

With Y, ch 8, sl st in first ch to form ring,

*sl st in next ch, (sl st, ch 1, sl st) in next ch,

sl st next ch, rep from * 3 times more. Finish off.

 

 Feathers (Make 11 with various fall colors)

Starting at base of feather, ch 15, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch, sc in next 3 ch, hdc in next 3 ch, dc in next 4 ch, (4 dc, picot, 4 dc) in last ch (tip made), around other side, dc in next 4 ch, hdc in next 3 ch,

sc in next 3 ch, sl st in next 3 ch. (28 sts)

Finish off leaving 12" (30cm) end for sewing.

Starting at tip and wrong side of Feather, insert

6" (15 cm) piece of wire from tip to base through

center sts. Leave a 1" (2.5 cm) end of wire at tip and fold over. Glue ends.

 

Bib

Row 1:Starting at bottom with W ch 2, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Row 2:Ch 2 (counts as first hdc now and throughout), turn, sc in first st, (sc, hdc) in next st. (4 sts)

Rows3-7: Ch 2, turn, sc in first st, sc in each st across to last st, (sc, hdc) in last st. (2 inc)

At the end of Row 7 there will be 14 sts.

 

Collar First Side

Row 8:Ch 1, turn, sc in next 6 sts. (6 sc) Leave remaining sts unworked.

Rows 9-10:Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

At the end of Row 10, sl st along sides of Rows 8-10,

sl st in same st as 6th sc of Row 8, sl st in next 3 sts of Row 7.

 

Collar Second Side

Row 8:Ch 1, sc in next 6 sts. (6 sc)

Rows 9-10: Rep Rows 9-10 of Collar First Side.

Edging:At the end of Row 10, ch 1, sc around entire outside edge of Bib working 2 sc in each corner, join with sl st in in first sc.

 

Bow

With B ch 30, tie in small bow.

 

Gobble

With R ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc next ch, sl st next ch. Finish off leaving 6" end.

 

Beak

With Y ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch. Finish off leaving 6" end. Using long ends and picture as a guide sew Beak and Gobble to Head.

 

Finishing

Using photo as a guide, finish as follows:

Stuff Head and place over Bottle. Sew Arms over

rnds 2-5 of body sides. Glue Eyes to Head.

Glue 4mm Beads and Bow on Bib. Attach Bib to neck.

Attach Buckle to Hat. Place Hat on head.

Using diagram above as a guide cut lower 2" (5 cm) off Plastic Canvas Circle. Glue WS of Feathers to Plastic Canvas in a fan shape. Attach RS of Feather piece to back of Turkey. 

 

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