It’s almost turkey time! This little crochet guy will look great hanging in your kitchen for Thanksgiving. I hope you will enjoy making him. From my family to yours, we hope you have a happy Thanksgiving. We are looking forward to being together with family and friends and giving thanks for our many blessings as we share a dinner of traditional favorites. We live simply but are so blessed and very thankful. I wish you a lovely week!
Little Gobbler Decorative Pot Holder
By Carolyn Christmas
Size 8 ½” across
Skill level Easy
Gauge 3 rounds double crochet = 3” across. Gauge is not critical.
Crochet terminology This pattern is written in American terminology.
If you wish to make a magic ring or magic circle to begin the pieces, you can find a very nice tutorial video at www.moogly.com/the-magic-circle/
A word about safety
This pattern is intended for decorative use only. I do not recommend this for use with hot dishes, open flame stoves, or near hot electric burners. The item shown is made with 100% acrylic yarn, which is not safe for use with heat. The item is made with only one thickness, which is too thin for a pot holder. Also, the relatively open weave of the double crochet stitches used makes it too “holey” to use with heat. Plastic wiggle eyes will melt possibly causing a hazard.
If you wish to make it for use with hot dishes, I recommend making it in cotton yarn. Make two thicknesses of 7 1/4” background circles working in single crochet, not double crochet as this pattern states. Learn more about crocheting flat circles in single crochet in this post and this post. Sew turkey to one piece as directed in this pattern. Embroider eyes; do not use plastic wiggle eyes. Then work shell stitch border through both layers.
Feather (make four rust and three pumpkin)
Rnd 1: Ch 12, 3 sc in second ch from hook, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next 5 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch; working on opposite side of starting ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next 5 ch, hdc in last 2 ch, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (24 sts around)
Rnd 1: With brown, ch 4, join with sl st in first ch to form ring (or make a magic ring), ch 3 (counts as dc), 11 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. (12 dc)
Rnd 1: Work same as head rnd 1; do not fasten off.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. (24 dc)
Snood (red part beside beak)
With red, ch 4. Fasten off. Do not weave in ends.
Rnds 1-2: With red, work same as body; do not fasten off.
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in next st, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. (36 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. (48 dc)
Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st (dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st) around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. (60 dc)
Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 4 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts) around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. (72 dc)
Rnd 7: With pumpkin, join with sc in any st, skip next st, 5 dc in next st, skip next st, (dc in next st, skip next st, 5 dc in next st, skip next st) around, join with sl st in first sc, ch 10 for hanging loop, sl st in same st. Fasten off. (18 shells)
Beak and snood
Using straight stitch, tapestry needle and pumpkin, embroider two stitches for beak. Embroider feet as shown in photo. For snood, place red piece alongside beak; bring ends of ch-4 to back of work and weave in all ends.
Glue wiggle eyes in place.
Fan feathers out on red circle in arrangement shown below. Pin and sew in place.
Place body over base of feathers and sew in place. Place head above body overlapping slightly; sew in place.