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Marly Bird Turkey Trot 2023 Day 5 Crochet

MEASUREMENTS

To Fit Size

XS/S (M, L, XL, 2X, 3/4X, 5X) with 6-15” [15-38 cm] of positive ease.  Sample shown has 7” of positive ease. 

Finished Measurements

Sweater is 40 (46, 52, 57.5, 63, 69, 75)” [101.5, 117, 132, 146, 160, 175.5, 190.5 cm] bust circumference and 23 (23, 25, 25, 27, 27, 27)” [58.5, 58.5, 63.5, 63.5, 68.5, 68.5, 68.5 cm] in length.  

Gauge 

2 Stitch Repeats (10 dc + 4 ch-sps) by 8 Rows = 5.75” [15 cm] by 4” [10 cm]; use any size hook to obtain the gauge. 

MATERIALS

Yarn 

Caron, Macchiato Cake Yarn, (80% acrylic/ 20% wool, 481 yds / 440 m, 8 oz/ 227 g, CYCA #5 bulky) –  2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) cakes. Sample color – Soulful

Hook

Size J/10 [6.0 mm] or size needed to obtain gauge. 

Notions 

Tapestry needle, Stitch Marker, Basic Blocking Supplies

ABBREVIATIONS

Ch – Chain(s) 

Dc – Double Crochet 

Fsc – Foundation Single Crochet (see special stitches)

RS – Right Side 

Sc – Single Crochet

Sl st – Slip Stitch

Sp(s) – Space(s) 

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Tch – Turning Chain

WS – Wrong Side

SPECIAL STITCHES 

⭐️ Foundation Single Crochet (fsc): 

First fsc: Ch 2, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 1 loop on hook (forming a chain), yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (forming the single crochet)

Next fsc: Insert hook into base of previous stitch (in the “chain” space), yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 1 loop on hook (forming a chain), yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (forming the next single crochet).  Repeat directions for desired amount of sts.

⭐️ Stacked Double Crochet (Stacked Dc): (Do not ch 1 prior to making the first sc) Sc in first stitch, insert hook in between two legs of the base, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook.

⭐️Single Crochet 2 Together (Sc2tog): *Insert hook into indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop; repeat from * in next stitch indicated, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook. 

⭐️Double Crochet 2 Together (Dc2tog): *Yarn over hook, insert hook into indicated st, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * in next indicated st, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook. 

⭐️Double Crochet Treble Crochet Together (Dctrtog): Yarn over hook, insert hook into indicated st, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook,  yarn over hook twice, insert hook into next indicated st, yarn over and pull up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook. 

⭐️Neck Decrease: *Yarn over hook, insert hook into indicated st, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * in next indicated st, yarn over hook twice, insert hook into next indicated st, yarn over and pull up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook. 

⭐️Split Single Crochet (split sc): Insert hook into indicated stitch between the two legs of the stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook. 

SCHEMATIC 

NOTES

  • Directions are for size XS/S; changes for sizes M, L, XL, 2X, 3/4X, 5X are in parentheses. When only one number is given then that number applies to all sizes.
  • Sweater is oversized.  If you prefer a tighter fit, pick a size closer to your bust circumference. Sample is shown is the Large size on a 45” bust. 
  • 1 Stitch Repeat is 2 ch-sps + 1 sc + 5 dc that is repeated across Row 1 or 5. 
  • Sweater is worked in panels and seamed.  Then the collar, ribbing, and sleeves are crocheted onto the sweater. 

VIDEO TUTORIAL

TURKEY TROT 2023 CROCHET SWEATER PATTERN DAY 5

Seaming

Hold Front and Back panels together with RS facing each other.  Using a tapestry needle, whip stitch shoulder seams together. Whipstitch side seams together leaving an 8 (9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11)” [20.5, 23, 23, 25.5, 25.5, 28, 28]cm opening for the sleeves. Turn the sweater right side out. 

Collar Edging  

Place a stitch marker at each inner corner on the back and front neckline. This is where the shaping changes direction. For example from the straight part of the neck to the angled section. There are 4 inner corners on the front panel and 4 on the back panels.  

Round 1 (RS): Join yarn to back of neck with sc, *sc evenly along neck to marker, sc2tog at marker; repeat from * around, sc evenly across to beginning making sure there is an even number of stitches, do not join, do not turn. Remove stitch markers.

Round 2: *Split sc in next sc, sc in back loop only of next sc: repeat from * around, do not join, do not turn. 

Repeat Round 2 twice more, sl st to first sc, fasten off, weave in ends. 

Bottom Ribbing

Join yarn to the RS of back at side seam with sc.

Row 1 (RS): *Ch 1, skip 1 st on foundation, sc in next st on foundation; repeat from * across to opposite side seam, turn. – 35 (40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65) ch-1 sps.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip ch-1 sp, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn. 

Repeat Row 2 of Bottom Ribbing 7 more times. Fasten off weave in ends.  

Repeat on the front panel. 

Note: You can replace a split sc for the sc on Row 2 if you wish.  To do a split sc on a WS of the stitch (a split sc in rows), you insert your hook under the top 2 loops and third loop (this is a tiny bump directly under your top 2 loops), yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on your hook. In single crochets the third loop goes from laying horizontal under the top 2 loops to vertical to lay next to the leg of the stitch (closest to the hook). To make a split sc, you have to go under this loop as well (or think of it as you have to move this strand from the leg it is laying against to the opposite leg), it is not easy to see.  See video tutorial for more assistance. 

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