Here is my finished, Thanksgiving turkey tea cozy:
This ended up being quite a project, but I love the way it turned out! The body is made from the Chamomile Lawn Tea Cosy by Jennifer Adams, and the head is from the Crochet Entrelac Turkey Tea cozy by Sara Duggan. Check out my week 3 post for the modification I made to the head.
I had originally made much different, much larger tail feathers…but when I put them on, the whole cozy twisted and fell backwards! I ended up coming up with a much more modest (and probably more realistic) tail feather design. The pattern I came up with is at the end of the post. I also made a tiny little pillow, stuffed hard with yarn ends. I sewed this to the inside of the cozy, at the front, to help balance out the weight of the tail.
Check back tomorrow for a head start on the December cozy!
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Tail Feathers Pattern:
Row 1: With orange, (Ch 2, 6 hdc) in a magic circle, close circle, turn.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 2, fpdc around 1st st, (hdc in same st, fpdc around next st) 4 times, turn. (9 sts)
Row 3: With red, Ch2, (bpdc around next post st, hdc in same st and in next st) 4 times, bpdc around last post st, turn. (13 sts)
Row 4: With orange, Ch2, (fpdc around next post st , hdc in same st and in next 2 sts) 4 times, fpdc around last post st, turn. (17 sts)
Row 5: With red, Ch2, (bpdc around next post st, hdc in same st and in next 3 sts) 4 times, bpdc around last post st, turn. (21 sts)
Row 6: With orange, (2 hdc in post st, hdc in next 4 sts) 4 times, 2hdc in last post st, turn. (25 sts)
Row 7: Ch 2, hdc in first 6 sts, turn.
Row 8: Ch 2, hdc first 2 sts tog, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc next 2 sts tog, turn.
Row 9: Ch 2, hdc first 2 sts tog, hdc next 2 sts tog, fasten off.
Next Feather: Join yarn with sl st in the last st worked on row 6 (i.e. the same stitch that you worked the last st of row 7 of the previous feather into). Repeat rows 7-9.
Repeat Next Feather twice more.
Last Feather: Join yarn as for previous feathers.
Row 7: Ch 2, hdc in last 5 sts, turn.
Row 8: Ch 2, hdc first 2 sts tog, hdc in next 3 sts, turn.
Row 9: Repeat row 9 from the other feathers, switching to red at end of row, turn.
Edging: Ch2, 3 sc down sides of rows along the edge of the last feather, to the bottom of the tail, 30 sc evenly spaced along bottom, [3 sc up sides of rows on next feather, ch2, sc 2 tog at top of feather, ch 2, 3 sc down sides of rows on feather] 4 times, 3sc up side of feather, ch 2, sc 2 tog at top of feather, join with sl st, fasten off.