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How to Crochet a Thanksgiving Turkey |Tutorial|

Disclaimer, the original pattern is not mine, but I did modify it slightly to match what I preferred to crochet

Hey guys! Today I have an awesome crochet Thanksgiving tutorial for you! I’ll be showing you how to crochet a Thanksgiving turkey! You can use this little guy for decoration, but he also can be used as a coaster! Check it out:

How to crochet a Thanksgiving Turkey coaster! Link:

I also have a YouTube video tutorial for you, if you want. Watch it below:

If you’re here for the written pattern however, keep on reading!

How to Crochet a Thanksgiving Turkey

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  • A body color (I used light brown)
  • A feather color (I used dark brown)
  • Yellow, for the beak (You could also use orange)
  • Red for the wobble
  • A crochet hook (I used a size G)
  • Scissors
  • Needles for sewing in ends



Row 1 – With brown, ch 5, join with sl st to first ch to form a ring, ch 3, 11 dc in center ring, sl st to join ch in beg (12 sts)

Row 2 – ch 3, dc in same st, (2 dc in ea st) 11 times. (24 sts)

Row 3 – ch 3, dc in same st, (2 dc in ea st) 23 times. (48 sts) connect to first chain, F/O.


Row 1 – With feather color, attach to body with 1 sc, 18 sc (19 total sc including sc used to attach yarn), turn.

Row 2 – sl st in 1st st, *sk 2 sts, 7 dc in next st, sl st in next st* repeat 3 times*, ch 1, turn.

Row 3 – sc in 1st st, *hdc, sk next st, 7 dc in next st, sk next st, hdc, sk next st, sl st* repeat 2 times*, hdc, 7 dc in next st, sk next st hdc, sc, sl st into the last sts, F/O.


Row 1 – With brown, attach with 3 sc (Feathers should be to the left of your work) (4 total sc including the sc used to join yarn), ch 1, turn.

Row 2 – 4 sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 3 – 2 sc in 1st sc, 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 4 – 6 sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 5 – sc 2 tog(ethet), (HINT: Insert hook into 1 sc, wrap yarn, insert into next st, wrap yarn, pull through all 3 loops on hook) 2 sc, sc 2 tog, ch 1, turn.

Row 6 – *sc 2 tog* 2 times, F/O.


Row 1 – With yellow, attach with sc to head, sc once more (2 sc total), ch 1, turn.

Row 2 – sc 2 tog, F/O.


With red, attach yarn to same st on the head that you did the last beak st in, which will be the bottom of the beak, ch 2, F/O.


Attach yellow with a sl st to body (4 sts from bottom of feathers), ch 4, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in same st, sl st in last two stitches on chain, 1 more sl st into main body F/O.

Repeat for second leg, 3 sts over (left of first leg).

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And that’s our pattern! If you’re hosting Thanksgiving at your house this year, it might be fun to crochet a few of these up and place them around your house for people to use as coasters! They would be the talk of the party!

Check out more patterns and great Thanksgiving crafts over on my brand new business Pinterest!

Did you try out this crochet tutorial? Let me know in the comments below!

Related reading: How to Crochet an Autumn Leaf|Tutorial| and How to make a Crochet Pumpkin!|Tutorial|

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