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Turkey Coasters Crochet Pattern

November 14, 2011 /

How can one think of Thanksgiving without thinking of turkey!!! Here is the crochet pattern to make turkey coasters or hang them up as ornaments and decorations. Crochet turkey theme crafts to celebrate your Thanksgiving with.

crochet turkey

I was inspired by a flower potholder found on Pinterest to come up with this turkey coasters crochet pattern. Use some fall-themed color yarns as the base color to crochet the turkey, then outline it with some contrast yarn color to give it a magical touch.

crochet turkey coasters

Turkey Coasters Crochet Pattern

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To crochet these turkey coasters, all you need are some yarns in 5 to 6 colors; some felts in white, black, and red; sewing thread, and of course, the crochet hook to crochet with.

The crochet patterns come with some pictures to explain how to make these beautiful Thanksgiving turkey coasters, so beginners can follow through with the details to get them done. If you have some experience in crochet, this will be a quick project for you to whip up.

turkey pattern

The outlining and detailing on the tails really make the difference and brighten up the whole crochet piece. If you wish to turn the turkey into a peacock, just use change the yarn colors to green, light blue, dark blue, black, and brown.

Wish you all Happy Thanksgiving…. say “Thank you” in any language you know!!!谢谢 (Chinese), terima kasih (Malay), arigato (Japanese), kamsamnida (Korean), doa jeh (Cantonese Dialect), kamsia (Hokkien Dialect)….

Let’s see how many Ravelers crochet these crochet turkey coasters.

thanksgiving coaster

Need more free coasters crochet patterns to make?

I hope you have a wonderful time making these crochet turkey coasters. If you need more free coasters crochet patterns to crochet for other occasions you may try these:
Heart Coasters (perfect for Valentine’s Day)
Shamrock Coasters (perfect for St. Patrick’s Day)
Poinsettia Coasters (perfect for Christmas & Holiday season)
Snowflakes Coasters (perfect for Wintertime and Christmas)
Japanese Maple Leaves Coasters (perfect for Fall time)
Solid Granny Square Coasters (anytime)
African Flower Coasters (Perfect for Springtime)

Happy crochet!

Turkey Coasters Crochet Pattern

Turkey Coasters Crochet Pattern

Yield: 6 1/2" (W) x 5 1/2" (H) Turkey Coaster
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Avid Beginner/Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $1 - $5

Here is the free Turkey Coasters Crochet Pattern, besides use as coasters, hang them up as ornaments and decorations. Perfect for Thanks Giving.

Pattern adapted from Jennifer Martin's pattern in Ravelry after being inspired by 178/365 Flower Potholder.


  • Yarn, acrylic baby yarn, 5 - 6 colors.
  • Felt - White, Black, and Red
  • Sewing thread - White, Black, and Red


  • Crochet hook, 3mm
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors



sl knot = slip knot
st = stitch
slst = slip stitch (to fasten)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
fo = fasten off


Work on the right side only, unless stated otherwise.
Crochet Pattern is written in American Crochet Terms


crochet pattern turkey coaster 2
crochet pattern turkey coaster 3a
sl knot on the hook to begin.
Round 1: ch 4, 14dc into 1st ch, slst to the 4th ch at the beginning to form a circle. This will give you a total of 15 sts in a round, counting the 3chs at the beginning round as the first 1 dc stitch. (15 sts)
Round 2: ch 3, dc in same st, 2dc in each st around. slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning round. fo. (30 sts)
Change Yarn Color
Round 3: ch3, *2dc in next st, dc in next st, repeat * around. slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning round. fo. (45 sts)
Change Yarn Color
Round 4: ch1, sc around. fo. (45 sts)


crochet pattern turkey coaster 7
crochet turkey tail
Change Yarn Color
Row 1: ch3, dc in same st, ch1, 2dc in same st, *skip 2 sts, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next st, repeat * until you have made 10 sets. fo.
Change Yarn Color
Row 2: start at the ch1 space of the previous row, ch3, dc in same space, ch1, 2dc in same space, *(2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next ch1 space, repeat * until you reach the end. fo.
Change Yarn Color
Row 3: start at the ch1 space of the previous row, ch3, 2dc in same space, ch1, 3dc in same space, *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next ch1 space, repeat * until you reach the end. fo.
Change Yarn Color
Row 4: start at the ch1 space of the previous row, ch3, 5dc 6dc in the same space, *6dc 7dc in the next ch1 space, repeat * until you reach the end. fo.

Follow the front pattern and use single yarn color only.
When making the tail, you can either follow the front pattern by working on the right side only, that is fo at every round, and start at the first ch1 space of the previous round.


Turn your piece to the other side to work without having to fo at each round. Make 2 to 3 slst at the beginning of each round to get to the ch1 space before beginning the first ch3 for the new round. Don't fo and continue with the next step by joining the front and back pieces up.


  1. Get ready for some fall color yarns, for example, shades of brown, orange, yellow, grey, and white.
    Plan the color combo and arrangement or refer to the above photos for suggestions.
    Cut 2 pcs. of 3/4" diameter of white felts, 2pcs. of 1/2" diameter of black felts, 3/4" red beak and 1 1/4" long snood.crochet pattern turkey coaster 1
  2. Follow the crochet pattern above to make the turkey coaster's pieces.
    Sew facial pieces of turkey to the front body with respective color of sewing thread.crochet coaster back
  3. Joining Front & Back:
    The tail outlining and detailing are made while joining both front and back pieces. All stitches must go through both pieces for joining up.
    Place the front piece on top of the back piece, with the wrong side facing each other. Line up edges.

    3.1 Crochet along the bottom tail edge towards the body with [sc (at the corner to the tail and go through both layers), ch], repeat to every row of the tail until you reach the body.

    3.2 & 3.3 Body & feet: sc in next 7 sts, {make foot: ch 2, [ch 2, sc on 2nd ch from hook, slst to 2nd next ch], repeat 3 times, sc on next st, sc in the same st of last sc before making foot}, sc in next 4 sts, repeat make foot, sc in next 6 sts.

    3.4 Continue to crochet the right edge of the tail: [ch, sc] repeat until you reach the corner of the tail.join front and back
  4. Tail outline and joining:
    Single crochet 7 stitches on the shell and 1 stitch between the 2 shells.crochet pattern turkey coaster 18

    Crochet 1 chain, then single crochet again between 2 shells on the following row.crochet pattern turkey coaster 19

    Repeat the stitches until you get to the bottom.crochet pattern turkey coaster 20

    Single crochet in the first skip stitches of round 5, chain 1, single crochet on the second skip stitch.
    Go up to the top again.crochet pattern turkey coaster 21

    Continue to crochet by repeating the stitches for the rest of the tail details.
    Optional: Make a hanging loop at the middle of the tail with ch 10 and slst to the last sc.join and detailing the tail

    Slip stitch and fasten off the yarn when you reach the first stitch of the joining process.
    Weave in the end.
    Done!crochet turkey coaster and ornament

crochet turkey coaster 4


Gauge: not important as long as the yarn label said it is suitable for 2.5mm to 3.5mm hook.

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