Crochet Turkey Talk Afghan WR1043

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Designed by Michele Thompson

Afghan measures approximately 51" x 61½" before edging.

RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 4 Ounces No. 360 Cafe CA; 42 ounces No. 981 Fall CB; 9 ounces No.633 Dark Sage CC; 10 ounces No. 365 Coffee CD; 5 yards each No. 254 Pumpkin CE and No.376 Burgundy CF.
Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10].
Yarn needle.

GAUGES: Turkey square = 8 1/2" x 8 1/2". 16 sts = 5"; 16 rows = 5" in texture pat. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauges.

NOTE: Afghan is made in strips of squares sewn together, then textured pattern is worked on both sides of two strips and sewn to center strip.

TURKEY SQUARE (Make 18): With CA, ch 3; join with a sl st to join to form a ring.
BODY REAR-Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring; join with a sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join - 16 sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, [sc in sc, 2 sc in next sc] 8 times; join-24 sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, [sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 8 times; join with CB in top of first sc - 32 sc. Fasten off CA.
Rnd 5A-FEATHERS: With CB, [ch 6; sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 4 ch, sl st into next sc] 16 times. Fasten off CB.
Rnd 5B: With right side facing, attach CC in same sc as last sl st; ch 3, 2 dc in next sc, [dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc] 7 times; TURN - 24 sts.
Rnd 5C (Wrong Side): Ch 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, [dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc] 7 times working last dc in top of ch-3; turn - 32 sts.
Rnd 6 (Right Side): Ch 1, [sc in 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc] 8 times working last sc in top of ch-3 - 40 sc; [2 sc across top of feather, ch 1, 2 sc across top of feather] 8 times - 40 sts over feathers = 80 sts total; join with a sl st to top of first sc.
Rnd 7: (Note: "st" = sc or ch.) Ch 1, sc in first 4 sc, hdc in next 2 sc, dc in next 2 sc, tr in next sc, (2 dtr, ch 2) all in next sc, * 2 dtr in next st, tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts **, sc in next 8 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next st, (2 dtr, ch 2) all in next st; rep from * to last 4 sts, end at **; sc in last 4 sts; join. Fasten off.
Rnd 8: Attach CD in any corner ch-2 sp; (ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in corner sp, * dc in each st to next corner ch-2 sp **, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in corner sp; rep from * around, end at **; join with a sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.
BODY FRONT (Make 18): With CA, ch 9; sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 8 sc.
Rnd 1: Beg at top of head, ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, hdc in next sc, dc in next sc, 3 dc in next sc; working on opposite side of beginning ch, 3 dc in first ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next 4 ch, 2 sc in next ch; join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Sew Body Front onto Body Rear at center of square. Embroider legs and beak with CE. Wattle: With CF, ch 1. Fasten off. Attach to face as shown. Make 2 French knot eyes with CD.

STRIPS: Sew squares together to form 3 horizontal strips of 6 squares each.
Top Edging-On all 3 strips -Row 1: With right side facing, attach CD at top right-hand corner; ch 1, 28 sc across first square, [27 sc across next square] 5 times; turn - 163 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Fasten off.
Bottom Edging: Work same as for Top Edging across bottom of each strip.

TEXTURE PAT-On 2 strips only-Row 1 (Right Side): With right side facing, attach CB in first st of Edging; ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, * tr in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * across; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, * tr in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * to last sc; sc in last sc; turn.
Row 5: Rep Row 3.
Rep Rows 2-5 until there are a total of 29 rows. Fasten off.
Rep Texture Pat on bottom of same 2 strips. Sew strip of squares with Edgings only in between strips with textured sections as pictured.

OUTSIDE EDGING: With right side facing, attach CD at top right-hand corner; ch 1, work sc evenly around all 4 sides and work 3 sc in each corner; join with a sl st in first sc; TURN. Repeat last rnd on the wrong side. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: CA, CB, CC, etc = Colors A, B, C, etc.; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; dtr = double treble crochet; hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; rep = repeat; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; sp = space; st(s) = stitch (es); tr = treble crochet; yo = yarn over; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified

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