10 FREE Turkey Crochet Patterns for Thanksgiving and Fall Celebrations

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Whether you’re celebrating with family and friends this year or just staying at home alone, adding seasonal crochet decor to your home can bring the holiday to life. Of course, the turkey is the quintessential symbol of Thanksgiving. Therefore, we’ve rounded up 10 free crochet turkey patterns for you to work with. You’ll find both 2D and 3D designs that you can use as bunting, tablepieces, or even as a unique gift to recognize the people in your life that you’re most thankful for this year.

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10 FREE Turkey Crochet Patterns

There are so many different ways to crochet a turkey! You can make small turkeys or big ones. There are turkey crochet patterns for amigurumi and stuffed animals as well as blanket squares and bunting. Make your turkey silly or more traditional.

Here are ten free turkey crochet patterns for you to enjoy. The first five turkey crochet patterns here were included in the original post, which was written here on the blog in 2017. The other half we added last year to give you new turkey crochet patterns to choose from.

1. Crocheted Turkey for Thanksgiving

Make this crochet turkey stuffed animal in separate pieces and then sew them together. The beautiful different colors of the feathers are reminiscent of autumn leaves. This is a fun crochet project. It works really well as a special Thanksgiving gift for people of any age. Add a note sharing why you are so grateful to have the recipient in your life.

5 Little Monsters Crocheted Turkey for Thanksgiving

Designed By: 5 Little Monsters

Get the Crochet Turkey Pattern here


2. Crochet Turkey Wreath

Crochet wreaths are one of the best ways to decorate for any season or holiday. You can hang them on your front door to share your seasonal spirit with the world. Or hang them in your home for decor that you can enjoy yourself. This crochet turkey wreath pattern has leaf-inspired feathers at the top, making it a wreath you can hang up all year long. Plus the little hair on top of the turkey’s head is oh so cute.

Repeat Crafter Me Crochet Turkey Wreath

Designed by: Repeat Crafter Me

Get the Crochet Turkey Wreath Pattern here


3. Thanksgiving Turkey Crochet Pattern

This is one of the most unique free turkey crochet patterns out there because it uses granny squares to make turkey feathers. The strategic layout is easy and fun.

Petals to Picots Thanksgiving Turkey

Designed by: Petals to Picots

Get the Thanksgiving Turkey Crochet Pattern here.


4. Turkey Yarn Crochet Basket

If you really like unique turkey crochet patterns then look no further than this one. It’s a basket! That looks like a turkey! It uses crochet crocodile stitch for the feathers, which is one of the best unusual crochet techniques out there. Use it as a whimsical way to store your yarn all year long.

The Lavender Chair Turkey Yarn Basket

Designed By: The Lavender Chair

Get the Turkey Yarn Crochet Basket Pattern here.


5. Tasty Turkey Basket

That’s right; there is more than one way to crochet a turkey basket. This design has leaf-like feathers on the rear and an adorable turkey face on the front. You could use this for your storage, too. However, for a more seasonal option, consider preparing a dish of food for someone you love, wrapping it up, placing it inside this crochet turkey basket, and gifting it to their doorstep.

Moogly Tasty Turkey Basket

Designed By: Moogly

Get the Tasty Turkey Basket Pattern here.


  • US – I, 5.5mm hook
  • US – K, 6.5mm hook
  • 625 yds bulky yarn
    Color A: Coffee – 4 balls; 450 yds
    Color B: Pumpkin – 1 ball; 65 yds
    Color C: Black – 1 ball; 10 yds
    Color D: Honey – 1 ball; 65 yds
    Color E: Cranberry – 1 ball; 5 yds
    Color F: Avocado – 1 ball; 30 yds

6. Turkey Applique Free Crochet Pattern

This is a fun crochet project for advanced beginners because it’s a flat Appliques but it’s made in layers to give it more of a three-dimensional feel. In addition to basic crochet stitches, you’ll work picots and reverse single crochet.

Turkey Applique

Designed By: Allyson Morse

Get the Turkey Applique Crochet Pattern here.


  • Red, orange, yellow, and brown worsted weight yarn in small amounts
  • Size G or H crochet hook
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Safety eyes

7. Crochet Turkey Coaster

Add some simple stitches to a circle to create the head, feet, and feathers of a turkey. It’s one of the easiest turkey crochet patterns that you’ll find. And yet, used as a coaster, it makes celebrating the season just a little bit more fun.

Amy's Crochet Patterns Crochet Turkey Coaster

Design by Crochet Jewel: Amy’s Creative Creations

Get the Crochet Turkey Coaster Free Pattern here.


  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Size F crochet hook
  • Size H crochet hook

8. Red Heart Turkey Talk Throw

Keep yourself warm and cozy with a turkey-themed crochet blanket. It is such a treat to work with these yarn colors. And it will bring the gratitude of the Thanksgiving season into your home each time that you use it. This also makes a lovely gift.

Turkey Talk Throw Free Crochet Pattern

Designed by Michele Maks

Get the Free Turkey Talk Throw Crochet Pattern here.


  • Red Heart Super Saver yarn in six beautiful autumnal colors
  • 6 mm (US J 10) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

9. Red Heart Let’s Talk Turkey Silverware Holder

This is one of those cute turkey crochet patterns that you simply can’t resist trying out. After all, a silverware holder is such a fun idea for a holiday that’s all about the meal. And this one is adorable. Have fun crafting it and sharing it with whomever you share your meals with.

Let's Talk Turkey Silverware Holder Free Crochet Pattern

Designed by Michele Wilcox

Get the Turkey Silverware Free Crochet Pattern here


  • Red Heart Super Saver in six fun bold colors
  • 4 mm (US G-7) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch marker
  • 2 3/8″ round buttons

10. Turkey Crochet Dishcloth Free Pattern

Make your kitchen dance this season with this fun turkey crochet dishcloth pattern. The feathers are worked uniquely, which might give you some inspiration for your own turkey crochet patterns in the future. Although this is a seasonal design, it’s neutral enough that you might enjoy having the dishcloth hanging on your wall as decor throughout the year.

Designed by: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream

Get the Turkey Crochet Dishcloth Free Pattern here.


  • Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in 4 colors
  • 5 mm / Size H crochet hook
  • Small amount of embroidery thread for eyes
  • Embroidery needle

Bonus Thanksgiving Crochet Patterns

Of course, the turkey isn’t the only symbol of Thanksgiving. If you’re looking for something a little different to accompany your turkey crochet patterns, then you might also want to check out these Thanksgiving crochet patterns.

1. Cutest Plaid Pumpkin

The great thing about this cute crochet pumpkin pattern is that you can really make use of it all year long. It’s definitely a seasonal decor item. And yet because of the black and white plaid color choice, it won’t look out of place in other decorations in your home throughout the year.

Designed by: Megmade with Love

Get the Cutest Plaid Pumpkin Pattern here.


  • Worsted Weight Yarn (pumpkin: Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Black, White and Grey Heather; leaf: Caron Simply Soft in Woodland Heather)
  • Size H hook(5 mm)
  • yarn needle
  • Big handful of poly-fill
  • 2 inch (or so) stick
  • Hot glue gun
  • other adornments you’d like to tie around stem (raffia, ribbon, jute that was curled..)
2. Squeeze n’ Sniff Pumpkin Pie

This is the cutest little crochet idea. Not only is the pumpkin pie (topped with whipped cream, of course) oh so cute but also there’s a secret inside. Tuck a sachet of pumpkin pie spice in there and you’ve got a crochet decor item that delights the senses.

Designed By: Crafty is Cool

Get the Squeeze n’ Sniff Pumpkin Pie Pattern here.


3. Crochet Pumpkin Pie Bunting

Crochet bunting and garlands are an easy way to dress up any room or table for the season. They work up quickly. You can easily install them. And you can easily take them down and store them until next year when the holiday is over. Use this crochet pumpkin pie bunting pattern for autumn and Thanksgiving decor.

Repeat Crafter Me Pumpkin Pie Bunting

Designed by: Repeat Crafter Me

Get the Crochet Pumpkin Pie Bunting Pattern here.


4. Mornings of Autumn Crochet Wreath

If you were looking at the free turkey crochet patterns above and thinking that you would like to make an autumn wreath but maybe not with a turkey design then this is the answer for you. Enjoy crafting and displaying a crochet wreath with acorns, pumpkins and autumn leaves.

Sewrella Mornings of Autumn Crochet Wreath

Designed By: Sewrella

Get the Mornings of Autumn Crochet Wreath Pattern here.


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  1. Kim Dunlap says:

    1. SQUEEZE N’ SNIFF PUMPKIN PIE Designed By: Crafty is Cool
    2. CROCHET PUMPKIN PIE BUNTING Designed by: Repeat Crafter Me
    3. TURKEY YARN CROCHET BASKET Designed By: The Lavender Chair
    4. TASTY TURKEY BASKET Designed By: Moogly
    6. CROCHET TURKEY Designed By: 5 Little Monsters
    7. CROCHET TURKEY WREATH Designed by: Repeat Crafter Me
    8. THANKSGIVING TURKEY CROCHET PATTERN Designed by: Petals to Picots
    9. CUTEST PLAID PUMPKIN Designed by: Megmade with Love
    10. — Missing; there isn’t a 10th crochet Thanksgiving pattern.

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