Timmy the Turkey: Free Crochet Pattern

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This amigurumi turkey is simply the most adorable bird to adorn your Thanksgiving Day table. No wonder he’s the first featured crochet pattern design from our Best of 30 Days of Cozy series. You can find the free crochet pattern, below!

Timmy Turkey is designed by Bethany of Bela Crochets. He and his girl Tammy are the perfect cuddle-sized stuffed turkeys to adorn your home this holiday season. They will fit perfectly on the shelf or make excellent cuddle companions for the littles at your Thanksgiving celebration.

The free pattern, below, is for the base turkey with no accessories but November is a dangerous time to be waddling around looking like a turkey. So, I encourage you to upgrade to the premium pattern with instructions to make a little disguise for your turkey friend. The premium pattern includes instructions for a head dress and Pilgrim hat. So, you can help Timmy and his friend, Tammy, Turkey get through Thanksgiving without becoming the main course.

Find the link to the premium pattern, on Ravelry, below.

Timmy Turkey: Free Crochet Pattern for Thanksgiving 

Are you ready to make your own?

Photo of the crocheted Thanksgiving Turkey wearing a headband
Photo of 2 crocheted amigurumi turkey, one wearing a red headband and the other one wearing a black hat
Photo of the crocheted Thanksgiving Turkey wearing a black hat with a yellow hollow square design at the middle

Materials

3.75 mm Crochet Hook

Worsted weight yarn in brown, red, orange, yellow, and black

12mm safety eyes

Scissors

Tapestry Needle

Polyfil or your favorite stuffing

Stitches Used

  • SK: skip a stitch
  • CH:        chain
  • SC:         single crochet
  • HDC:      half-double crochet
  • 2HDC:    make two half double crochets into the same stitch
  • DC:         double crochet
  • 2DC:       make two double crochets into the same stitch
  • BLO:       back loop only
  • ST(S):      stitch(es)
  • SL ST:      slip stitch
  • INC:         increase
  • DEC:        decrease
  • MC:         main color
  • CC:          contrast color
  • FHDC:     foundation half double crochet (there is an alternative if you do not know this stitch)

Pattern Details

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • US Terminology
  • Gauge: is not important in this pattern
  • No matter your skill level, I always suggest that you read through the pattern from beginning to end before beginning your work just to be sure you don’t have any questions that might cause frustration in the midst of your project.
  • The body, head, arms, and hat of this pattern are worked in the round. Do not ch1 at the end of these rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch in each round. The feet and tail of this pattern are worked in rows. You will ch1 and turn your work after each row.
  • Instructions in *asterisk* are repeated as indicated.

Special Stitches Used:

  • Shell: Skip two stitches, 6 DC into next st, skip two stitches, sl st into next st.
Photo of Thanksgiving Turkey FREE Crochet Pattern

Free Amigurumi Turkey Crochet Pattern (Timmy the Turkey)

With 3.75mm hook

BEAK

With Yellow

RND 1: Ch5, working into the backside of your ch make 3sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc next 2, 3sc into end. Turn your work sideways so that you are now working into the next st on the front side of your ch. Sc next 2, sl st to first st to join. (10)

(You now have an oval and will work the next two rows in the round)

RND 2: Sc into next st and each st around (10)

RND 3: Sc into each st around, sl st to finish (10)

Fasten off leaving a tail long enough to sew beak to face

HEAD

With Brown

RND 1: Make a magic circle, sc 6 in the ring, pull tightly to close (6)

RND 2: Inc around (12)

RND 3: *Sc, inc* around (18)

RND 4: *Sc next 2 sts, inc* around (24)

RND 5: *Sc next 3 sts, inc* around (30)

RND 6: *Sc next 4 sts, inc* around (36)

RND 7: *Sc next 5 sts, inc* around (42)

RND 8: *Sc next 6 sts, inc* around (48)

RND 9: Sc around (48)

RND 10: Sc around (48)

RND 11: *Sc next 7, inc* around (54)

RND 12: Sc around (54)

RND 13: Sc around (54)

RND 14: Sc around (54)

RND 15: *Sc next 7, dec* around (48)

RND 16: *Sc next 6, dec* around (42)

RND 17: *Sc next 5, dec* around (36)

RND 18: *Sc next 4, dec* around (30)

Stop to attach eyes and beak. Attach the eyes between the 6th and 7th round from hook with 10 sts in between each eye. Center your beak between the eyes and align the top of the beak just below the 7th round from hook. Add a little stuffing if you like and sew into place, continue with the head.

RND 19: *Sc next 3, dec* around (24)

RND 20: *Sc next 2, dec* around (18)

Stop to stuff head

RND 21: *Sc, dec* around (12)

RND 22: Dec around (6)

Close to finish, weave in end

BODY

With Brown

RND 1: Make a magic circle, sc 6 in ring, pull tightly to close (6)

RND 2: Inc around (12)

RND 3: *Sc, inc* around (18)

RND 4: *Sc next 2 sts, inc* around (24)

RND 5: *Sc next 3 sts, inc* around (30)

RND 6: *Sc next 4 sts, inc* around (36)

RND 7: *Sc next 5 sts, inc* around (42)

RND 8: Sc around (42)

RND 9: Sc around (42)

RND 10: *Sc next 5, dec* around (36)

RND 11: Sc around (36)

RND 12: *Sc next 10, dec* around (33)

RND 13: *Sc next 9, dec* around (30)

RND 14: Sc around (30)

RND 15: *Sc next 8, dec* around (27)

RND 16: Sc around (27)

RND 17: *Sc next 7, dec* around (24)

RND 18: *Sc next 6, dec* around (21)

RND 19: Sc around (21)

RND 20: *Sc next 5, dec* around (18)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing to head. Stuff body and sew head to body.

SNOOD

With Red

ROW 1: Ch 7, working into the backside of your ch make 3sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2sc next st, sc next 3, sl st. (8)

Fasten off, sew snood to the side of your beak, weave in ends.

WINGS (make 2)

With Brown

RND 1: Make a magic circle, sc 6 in ring, pull tightly to close (6)

RND 2: *Sc, inc* around (9)

RND 3: Sc around (9)

RND 4: Sc around (9)

RND 5: *Sc next 2, inc* around (12)

RND 6: Sc around (12)

RND 7: *Sc, next 2, dec* around (9)

RND 8: Sc around (9)

RND 9: *Sc, dec* around (6)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing to body. Fold wings in half and sew shut with a whip stitch (or preferred stitch). Sew arms to body where the head and body meet.

FEET (make 2)

With Yellow

Begin with a long tail, this will be used to sew the feet to the body.

ROW 1: Ch5, Sc into 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn (4)

ROW 2: Ch1, Sc across, turn (4)

ROW 3: Ch1, work *hdc, dc, hdc* into first st, sl st next 2, *hdc, dc, hdc* into last st, sl st into same st to finish.

Fasten off and sew to body. My feet are sewn in between rounds 5 and 6 from the bottom. They are centered in front with 3 stitches in between each foot. Weave in ends.

TAIL

With Brown

-Begin by leaving a long starting yarn tail, this will be used to sew the turkey tail to the body

ROW 1: Make a magic circle, hdc 6 in ring. Pull tightly to close, TURN (this will make a half circle instead of a ring) (6)

ROW 2: Ch1, 2Hdc in each st across, turn (12)

ROW 3: Ch1, *Hdc, 2hdc* across, turn (18)

ROW 4: Ch1, *Hdc next 2, 2hdc* across, turn (24)

ROW 5: Ch1, *Hdc next 2, 2hdc* across, turn (30)

ROW 6: Ch1, Hdc across, turn (30)

ROW 7: Ch1, Hdc next 7, inc, *Hdc next 2, inc* repeat * to * 5 times, hdc next 7, turn (36)

ROW 8: Ch 1, Hdc next 8, inc, *Hdc next 3, inc* repeat * to * 5 times, hdc next 7, turn (42)

Fasten off brown, attach yellow

ROW 9: Ch1, *Hdc next 6, inc* across, turn (48)

Fasten off yellow, attach brown

ROW 10: Ch1, Hdc next 14, inc *Hdc next 3, inc* repeat * to * 5 times, hdc next 13, turn (54)

ROW 11: Ch1, Hdc across, turn (54)

Fasten off brown, attach orange

ROW 12: Ch1, *Hdc next 8, inc* across making 2hdc into last st, turn (61)

Fasten off orange, attach red

ROW 13: Ch1, shell st across (10 shells)

Fasten off, center the tail in the back of your turkey and sew in place. I sewed across 6 rows in one direction and then went back and sewed across another 6 rows in the other direction leaving the rest of the tail unattached to the body. Weave in ends.

Congratulations, you finished making an adorable Thanksgiving turkey!

Download Your PDF for Timmy and Tammy Turkey

The complete Timmy and Tammy Turkey crochet pattern along with additional instructions for the head dress and Pilgrim hat can be purchased through either of the links, below.

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Once Your Project is Finished

I know you’re going to love making Timmy the Turkey and his friend, Tammy the Turkey, and I so look forward to seeing your finished product.

  • Be sure to share photos on social media using the hashtag #Bestof30DaysofCozy so we can all see your project and give you all-the-hearts. 💖💖💖

I can’t wait to see your creations!

Until then, stay cozy and keep on yarning. ♥

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  1. These are so cute. Thank you for sharing.

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