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This small crochet roasted turkey amigurumi is a free pattern, available just in time to make and use in your Thanksgiving decor! You could also attach a keychain or use it as a prop in a dollhouse.
So many cherished memories are made around the Thanksgiving table, and often a roasted turkey at the dinner table is the centerpiece of it all, the most iconic symbol of the Thanksgiving Holiday. For many, the aroma and taste of roasted turkey and cranberry sauce bring back memories of past Thanksgiving gatherings and the warmth of home and family. And you can capture all of that nostalgia with one tiny crochet turkey on turkey day!
This adorable little amigurumi turkey is a free crochet pattern that uses only a small amount of sport-weight yarn and polyfill, so it’s a great yarn scraps or stash-busting project. It’s also quick and easy. You can finish this Thanksgiving crochet pattern while your actual turkey is in the oven and still have time left to set the table!
However, you can totally crochet this little amigurumi crochet turkey bigger by using worsted weight yarn or even bulky yarn. I personally love it small, as it makes a great keychain, a toy for a doll next to a pumpkin pie, or a piece of a Thanksgiving garland. Although this roasted free turkey crochet pattern doesn’t have any turkey feathers or a turkey’s head with facial features attached to the body, it is still a super cute turkey you can make very quickly.
In my latest Design CAL, we’re making this small turkey amigurumi as part of a Fall Wreath. But you can use it for so many other things, too! You could scatter it along with small pumpkins, rainbow corn, or other small bits of harvest decor. If you need more Thanksgiving Crochet Patterns, then this collection is for you, too. It includes Turkey coasters, a Turkey Hat, Thanksgiving pot holder, and other free crochet turkey patterns. Happy Thanksgiving!
Table of contents
- The pattern was a Design CAL
- Crocheting a Tiny Roasted Turkey
- Tiny Crochet Turkey Amigurumi PDF
- How to Crochet a Tiny Turkey
- Crochet Roasted Turkey Video Tutorial
- Free Crochet Turkey Pattern
The pattern was a Design CAL
These Design CALs are super special because members have input on how the pattern turns out. We start the pattern with an idea and every week the pattern or theme is extended until it’s done. All through video tutorials, one each week. But some ideas are also just finished in one week with one video, like the Tiny Turkey.
There is a new Design CAL each month now. Currently, we’re working on one small crochet pattern per week. In October 2023, we’re focusing on Thanksgiving, and then Christmas and Winter patterns.
This Tiny Roasted Turkey crochet pattern was designed in October 2023 in The Crochet Club. It was a highly requested pattern and made a fun project.
Crocheting a Tiny Roasted Turkey
This little crochet turkey boasts all the features of your traditional Thanksgiving turkey, just in miniature, perfect for the fall season. It has a rounded body, tiny wings, drumsticks, and even little tips on the ends of its legs. All of these little details are a great way to practice amigurumi-making skills, like increases, invisible decreases, and making different shapes in crochet. This Thanksgiving Turkey Amigurumi gets you right in the mood for more thanksgiving patterns.
I used Premier Minikins to make this crochet roasted turkey but you could substitute any sport-weight cotton, acrylic, or blend. It only uses less than 100 yards of yarn so this is a great project to use up your scraps.
If you like this Thanksgiving crochet pattern, you might like these, too:
Tiny Crochet Turkey Amigurumi PDF
This pattern is also available as an ad-free, printer-friendly pdf pattern that can be purchased at the links below for only a small fee.
In “The Crochet Club” membership the pattern is interactive with check-off boxes so you can keep track of where you are in the pattern (and saved per user login) without any ads and is printer-friendly!
So let me now get started and tell you what you will need in order to crochet this amazing pattern.
How to Crochet a Tiny Turkey
- Premier Yarns Minikins Yarn
- 3 mm crochet hook -> I used a WeCrochet Dots Hook
- tapestry needle or yarn needle
- U-shaped pins from Amazon HERE
6 sts x 6 rounds = 1 square inch (stuffed)
Stitches used (US terms)
Click HERE to learn these basic stitches
- st/sts = stitch/stitches
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- inc = increase
- inv = invisible
- Invisible join
- sl st = slip stitch
Crochet Roasted Turkey Video Tutorial
For now, the video tutorial for the Tiny Roasted Turkey is only available in my membership The Crochet Club as it is currently exclusive to the membership. But the pattern is now accessible also on my website for you with ads or Ravelry, and Etsy as a pdf without ads.
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Free Crochet Turkey Pattern
Crochet Body with Pumpkin Colors
R1: Magic Ring and add 6 sc, close ring
R2: 2 sc per st
R3: *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * until the end of the round
R4: *1 sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * until the end of the round
R5-7: 1 sc per st
R8: *1 sc in the next 6 sts, 1 inv sc dec in the following st, repeat from * until the end
R9: *1 sc in the next 5 sts, 1 inv sc dec in the following st, repeat from * until the end
R10: *1 sc in the next 4 sts, 1 inv sc dec in the following st, repeat from * until the end
R11: *1 sc in the next 3 sts, 1 inv sc dec in the following st, repeat from * until the end
R12: *1 sc in the next 4 sts, 1 inv sc dec in the following st, repeat from * until the end
Stuff the body
R13: 1 inv sc dec all around
Crochet 2 Wings
Ch 13, starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, in the first st 1 sc in 3 next chs, then sl st, sk 3 ch, sl st, 1 sc in 3 chs, 2 sc in the next ch and leave a long tail for sewing (about 1 foot)
Crochet 2 Legs
R1: Magic Circle (mc) and add 5 sc, close ring
R2: 2 sc per st
R3: *1 sc in the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st, repeat from * until the end of the round
R4: *1 sc in the next 4 sts, 1 inv sc dec, repeat from * until the end of the round
R5: *1 sc in the next 3 sts, 1 inv sc dec, repeat from * until the end of the round
Stuff the legs a tiny bit
R6: *1 sc in the next 2 sts, 1 inv sc dec, repeat from * until the end of the round, fasten off
R7: 1 inv sc dec, 1 sc in the next 4 sts
R8: hdc bobble (yarn over(yo), insert hook, yo and pull up loop, yo, insert hook, yo and pull up loop, yo and pull through all 5 loops), sl st, hdc bobble, sl st, fasten off
Finish by Sewing the Pieces together
Sew legs and wings to the body.
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