Okay, so the Tasty Turkey Basket probably tastes a little... yarny. But you can fill it with tasty things for your Thanksgiving table! Or pretty things. Or whatever you like - maybe the things you're thankful for this time of year.
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Tasty Turkey Basket
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- US - I, 5.5mm hook (Furls Fiberarts recommended)
- US – K, 6.5mm hook (Clover Amour Jumbo Hook recommended)
- 625 yds Bulky yarn (original yarn is discontinued)
Color A: Coffee - 450 yds
Color B: Pumpkin - 65 yds
Color C: Black - 10 yds
Color D: Honey - 65 yds
Color E: Cranberry - 5 yds
Color F: Avocado - 30 yds
- Gauge: 10 sts x 8 rows = 4" in hdc with yarn held doubled and larger hook
- Finished Size: Basket portion = 10" long x 6" wide x 5" high
- Helpful video tutorials: Bag Bottoms (rows to rounds); Hdc Decreases; Magic Circle
NOTE: Some parts are made with the yarn held doubled and the larger hook, others are made with the yarn held singly and the smaller hook - this is listed at the beginning of that part of the pattern.
BASKET INSTRUCTIONS: Make 1, with Color A, yarn held doubled, larger hook
Row 1: Ch 24, skip the ch closest to the hook, hdc in each of the remaining chs; turn. (23 sts)
Row 2 – 12: Ch 1, hdc 23; turn. (23 sts)
Round 13: Ch 1, hdc 23, turn work 90°, hdc 14 along sides of previous rows, turn work 90°, hdc 23 along foundation chain, turn work 90°, hdc 14 along sides of previous rows; join to first hdc of round with a sl st. (74 sts)
Round 14 – 22: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join with a sl st. (74 sts) After Round 22, break yarn and finish off.
HEAD INSTRUCTIONS: Make 1, with Color A, yarn held doubled, larger hook
Row 1: Ch 10, skip the ch closest to the hook, hdc in each of the remaining chs; turn. (9 sts)
Row 2 - 4: Ch 1, hdc 9; turn. (9 sts)
Row 5: Ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc 5, hdc2tog; turn. (7 sts)
Row 6 - 7: Ch 2, hdc 7; turn. (7 sts)
Row 8: Ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc 3, hdc2tog; turn. (5 sts)
Row 9 - 10: Ch 1, hdc 5; turn. (5 sts)
Row 11: Ch 1, 2 hdc in the 1st st, hdc 3, 2 hdc in the last st; turn. (7 sts)
Row 12 - 13: Ch 1, hdc 7; turn. (7 sts)
Row 14: Ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc 3, hdc2tog; turn. (5 sts)
Row 15: Ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc, hdc2tog; turn. (3 sts)
Edge: Ch 1, sc evenly all around head; break yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.
BEAK INSTRUCTIONS: Make 1, with Color B, yarn held singly, smaller hook
Row 1: Ch 6, skip the ch closest to the hook, sc in each remaining ch; turn. (5 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next st, sc2tog; turn. (3 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc3tog; break yarn leaving long tail for sewing. (1 st)
Sew beak to head as shown.
EYES INSTRUCTIONS: Make 2, with Color C, yarn held singly, smaller hook
Round 1: Starting with a magic circle, hdc 10 in the ring; join with a sl st and break yarn, leaving long tail for sewing. (10 sts)
Add "twinkle" with yarn needle and a small amount of Color D.
Sew eyes to head as shown.
WATTLE INSTRUCTIONS: Make 1, with Color E, yarn held single, smaller hook
Row 1: Ch 9, skip the 2 chs closest to the hook, dc in next 3 chs, hdc in next 2 chs, sc in next ch, sl st in last ch; break yarn and finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Sew wattle to head as shown.
TAIL FEATHER INSTRUCTIONS: All made with yarn held doubled, larger hook
- Make 1 with Color F
- Make 2 with Color B
- Make 2 with Color D
Row 1: Ch 2, skip the ch closest to the hook, 3 dc in last ch; turn. (3 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st st, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the last st; turn. (5 sts)
Row 3 - 7: Ch 2, dc in each st across; turn. (5 sts)
Row 8: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc in next st, dc2tog; turn. (3 sts)
Row 9: Ch 2, dc3tog; turn. (1 st)
Edge: Ch 1, sc evenly all around feather; break yarn leaving a long tail to sew it to the basket with.
ASSEMBLY: After sewing the beak, eyes, and wattle to the head, sew the head and tail feathers to the basket.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with people you love.
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I love to crochet and always am looking for new ideas that are not really hard. I am a beginner.
I have also just learned to knit and pearl. That is a lot harder than crocheting.
I really want to make the above turkey for this Thanksgiving. Thank you.
🙂 Thank you Patricia, I hope you enjoy it!
Thanks so much for this pattern. I will forever be a novice crocheter. My first attempts at making a bowl was with your bird's nest bowl patterns. I really enjoyed making the basket part of the turkey basket as it was different and uses hdc stitches. It shaped beautifully! My basket is a bit smaller, and I even used the inside 3rd loop method! I like how both the interior and exterior of the basket look. I made a feather, but may opt to use several real turkey feathers I have instead. 🙂 thanks for being so giving
😀 Thank you Dee! Real feathers would be fantastic!
I have a question regarding the beak. Does it lay flat on the head or stick out from the head?
This beak lays flat. 🙂
Thanks so much for the quick response! Can't wait to start on the basket.