Thanksgiving is not a holiday that we usually celebrate in the UK, but last year I was lucky enough to celebrate it with my sister and her family who live in America. It was wonderful to be part of a traditional American celebration and enjoy turkey, sweet potatos and the famous pumpkin pie. I was also amazed by all the Thanksgiving decorations both in the stores and that we made at home. And so this year, I am going to give our English home some Thanksgiving decorations, starting with this little Turkey cork gnome.
The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.
[stitches written in brackets like this are worked into the same stiche].
Body – use Brownie
Foundation round: Using Cardinal, chain 18 and join with a slip stitch.
Round 1: Chain 1. 1 dc in each chain of the foundation round and join with a slip stitch. (18 dc)
Round 2 -6: Chain 1. 1 dc in each stitch around and join each round with a slip stitch. (18 dc)
Hat – using Cardinal
Foundation: Chain 25 and join together with a slip stitch.
Round 1: Chain 1, 1 dc in each chain around (25 dc).
Round 2: 3dc, 1 dec. Repeat 5 times. (20)
Round 3 – 4: 1 dc in each stitch around (20 dc).
Round 5: 2dc, 1 dec. Repeat 5 times. (15).
Round 6: 3dc, 1 dec. Repeat 3 times (12).
Round 7: 1 dc in each stitch around (12 dc)
Round 8: 6 dec (6).
Round 9 -12. 1 dc in each stitch around. (6 dc).
Round 13: 3 dec (3). Fasten off.
Feathers – make 5, 3 in sunset and 2 in sunflower
Foundation: 6dc in mc, join with ss. Chain 5.
Round 1: Dc into second chain from hook, 3dc, chain 1. Now you start working on the circle. Dc into the nearest stich in mc (as shown in the picture to the right), [2dc] 4 times, [1dc, ss]. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew in place later.
Sew the feathers on to the body making sure that you sew right up to the top of the feather so that they are secure.
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