Monday, November 9, 2020

Gobbler Scarecrow

I found this turkey pattern in the October 2020 Crochet World magazine and decided it would be a great addition to the Thanksgiving box. I printed the pattern from my digital account and put it aside as I worked on my Halloween and October birthday boxes. Those finished it became time to take a closer look at this pattern to see what I would need.

The turkey from the pattern is larger than the one I made. It uses Red Heart Super Saver and an H hook and should measure about 11 inches tall. I wanted a slightly smaller turkey, however, even with increasing my sport yarn collection I still didn't have the range of colors I needed for this project on hand so I decided on a compromise. I used a variety of worsted weight acrylic brand yarns and a D hook to bring the size down slightly. I was pleased with the choice. If I was to make one for my own house decorations I think I'd stick with the H hook and make him full size. I'd stick with the range of acrylic brands I used. It was a great way to use up yarn on hand.

Some notes for future projects. I did not stuff the legs and I added a boder to the feet which I think made them stand up better. Instead of sewing the eyes I used saftey eyes. I added a reverse sc edging to the hat which I liked and would do again. I'd work on a better way to join the feathers together the next time I make the turkey. I chose not to add the crow to the hat. I was looking for a friendly fun turkey to add to the Thanksgiving box and the crow just wasn't that friendly looking. Not sure I'd add it to mine if I made it either. While the pattern describes him as a scarecrow I was thinking he looks more like a farmer.


Marielle said...

I saw your link on the WW linkup. This is such a cute turkey! Keep creating!

Dee | said...

I like it!! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 18, open until November 26.

Joanne said...

What an adorable scarecrow! Thanks for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home.

Sew Crafty Crochet said...

Such a cute turkey! I love his scarecrow outfit!

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