Instructions

HELPFUL ABBREVIATION GUIDE
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc(s) = double crochet(s)
hk = hook
sc(s) = single crochet(s)
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)

GAUGE:

  1. Working with two strands of yarn as one, 3 scs and 3 rows = 1 inch. Slight variations in gauge will change the finished size a bit.
  2. Note – These are the materials needed to make 1 potholder. Multiply accordingly to create additional projects.

HOT PAD:

  1. Working with two strands of white yarn as one, ch 21.
  2. Row 1: Sc in second ch from hk and in each remaining ch across, ch 1, turn: 20 scs.
  3. Row 2: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn: 20 scs.
  4. Rows 3-20: Repeat Row 2: 20 scs.
  5. Ch 10, sl st in last st of Row 20 for hanging loop. Fasten off.
  6. Use yarn or tapestry needle to weave in all loose ends.

TURKEY:

Body:

  1. Round 1: With brown, ch 4 for first dc, dc in fourth ch from hk 13 times, join with a sl st in top of beginning ch: 14 dcs.
  2. Round 2: Ch 3 for first dc, dc in same st, work 2 dcs in each remaining dc around, join with a sl st in top of beginning ch: 28 dcs. Fasten off.

Head:

  1. With brown, ch 4 for first dc, dc in fourth ch from hk 13 times, join with a sl st in top of beginning ch: 14 dcs. Fasten off.

Beak:

  1. With gold, ch 2, sl st in second ch from hk. Fasten off. Use yarn or tapestry needle to weave in all loose ends.

Feather:

  1. With red, ch 7, sc in second ch from hk and in each remaining ch across, work 2 scs in last ch, sc in each ch along opposite side. Fasten off.
  2. Repeat to make one feather each of orange, yellow and green yarn.

Feet:

  1. With gold, ch 4, sl st in fourth ch from hk, ch 4, sl st in fourth ch from hk. Fasten off.

Finishing:

  1. Use yarn or tapestry needle to weave in all loose ends.

ASSEMBLY:

  1. Referring to photo as a guide, glue body and then head to hot pad.
  2. Glue feathers around top outer edge of body and feet to lower edge of body.
  3. Glue beak to center of turkey’s head.
  4. Glue eyes above beak. Let dry.

Finished Size: Turkey hot pad measures about 8 inches wide x 7 inches high.

 

Craft originally sent in by Beverly M. of Apache Junction, Arizona