Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Turkey Love

Remember grade school? Me neither. ;-) About the only thing that I do remember from the hazy days of my Jurassic youth are the arts and crafts. One of the classics is still my favorite. I wonder if today's pre-school set are still instructed in the time honored Thanksgiving tradition of the hand-outline turned Tom Turkey? Well, if not,they are being greatly disserviced.

Since I'm all about the quirky and the odd I thought I'd concoct an applique version and share it with the cyber-room:






Thanksgiving Turkey Hand Appliqué C. A. Lira 2008

Note: crochet thread sz 10, hk size 9 (1.75mm), finished height 2”

Body – brown
1) ch8, turn
2) sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc5, 2 sc in last st, ch2 turn
3) sc in same st, sc dec, sc5, 2sc next st, ch2 turn
4) sc in same st, sc8, 2sc next st, ch2 turn
5) sc in same st, sc11, ch2 turn
6) sc8, sl st next ch, ch2 turn
7) sc8, ch2 turn
8) sc3, 2sc in next st, sc4, end off

Feathers/Fingers

Yellow
pinky
insert in1st st at right end of body R8
9) ch2, sc2, ch2 turn
10) sc2, end off
ring
insert in 3rd st from right of body R8
9) ch2, sc2, ch2 turn
10) sc2, end off
middle
insert in 5th st from right of body R8
9) ch2, sc2, ch2 turn
10) sc2, ch2 turn
11) sc2, end off
index
insert in 3rd st from left of body R8
9) ch2, sc2, ch2 turn
10)sc2, end off

Orange
pinky
insert in 1st sc of yellow R10
11) ch2, sc dec, end off
ring
insert in 1st sc of yellow R10
11) ch2, sc2, ch2 turn
12) sc2, end off
middle
insert in right most st of yellow R11
12) ch2, sc2, ch2 turn
13) sc2, end off
index
insert in right most st of yellow R10,
11) ch2, sc2, ch2 turn
12) sc2, end off

Red
pinky
insert in right most st of orange R11
12) ch2, sc dec, end off
ring
insert in right most st of orange R12
13) ch2, sc2, ch2 turn
14) sc dec, ch2 turn
15) sc dec, end off
middle
insert in 1st sc of orange R13
14) ch2, sc2, ch2 turn
15) sc2, ch2 turn
16) sc dec, ch2 turn
17) sc dec, end off
index
insert in right most st of orange R12
13) ch2, sc2, ch2 turn
14) sc2, ch2 turn
15) sc dec, ch2 turn
16) sc dec, end off

Thumb - brown
insert into inside st of remaining brown (next to index finger)
1) ch2, sc2, 2sc in next, ch2 turn
2) sc2 , sc dec, ch2 turn
3) sc4 , ch2 turn
4) sc4, ch2 turn
5) sc dec, sc2, ch2
6) sc dec, sl st, end off

Beak – orange
insert into side of thumb at R5
ch3, dc dec, sl st to side of st at R4 of thumb
end off

Waddle – red
insert into side of thumb under beak at R3
ch4, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st next ch, sl st to same st as ch3, end off

Hat – black
ch3, sc3 across top of thumb (R6), ch3 turn
sl st 2, hdc3, slst3, end off
with yellow and yarn needle, stitch square into hat above brim (see photo)

Feet – orange
left
insert in 2nd sc of body R3
ch5, sl st2,
ch3, sl st2,
ch3, sl st3,
sl st next 2 free ch of ch5,
sl st in same st as ch5, end off

right
sk 2 st on body, insert
repeat pattern of other foot

8 comments:

sew4sweetness said...

this is absolutely adorable and hilarious!!! I can'r wait to make one... I'm going to put it on a diaper cover for my daughter except I'm going to make it in peacock colors and omit the had and gobbler.... LOVE IT!!!

Baby Gurl said...

I JUST LOVE THIS!

Qui~Qui said...

I plan to use this pattern for a child's headband.

Cecinatrix said...

Thanks for the enthusiasm. I really enjoy hearing the ideas for using my patterns. I'd love to see photos of the finished items too if at all possible. Creativity loves company (and inspiration).

Always
C

Megan said...

This pattern, doubled and stitched together at the edges, would make a very silly pair of autumn gloves!

Cecinatrix said...

Hi Megan,

Hmm. That is a great idea. One small to medium suggestion though: use yarn instead of thread or the resulting glove would only fit a gnome. tee hee ;-)

Always
C

Laurie said...

row 3, where you say sc in same stitch, same stitch as what? I chained 2 at the end of row 1 and turned, so is my first sc in the second chain from the hook? thank you for your help, and the cute pattern!

Cecinatrix said...

Hi, Laurie. Thanks for the love for my little turkey. I'm glad you like him. As for your question,the answer is "same st as turning chain". I usually add that to my written instructions. Must have missed that one.


Anyway,so that sc goes into the first sc of the next row. I used "st" as short hand to cover whatever type of stitch starts the next row. Lot of cut and paste going on. For clarity (ironically) I deliberately differentiate st from ch by not interchanging the terms.

So. Hope that helped answer your question. And maybe help with any other confusing dirction in the pattern.

Thanks for asking. Feel free to ask about anything else.

Always,
The C