Peacock Crochet From Turkey Pattern
I wanted to make a peacock motif that was about the size of my hand but I couldn't find any free patterns to make one. I saw a LOT for Turkey motifs though, that time of year I guess. Then I thought, I could just change the colors of a turkey pattern to make it into a peacock! I found a really cute free turkey patterns for a coaster and thought the size would be perfect for what I'm envisioning.
But as I was crocheting my turkey-turned-peacock, something just wasn't looking quite right. I don't know if it was the colors, the size, or whatever. Something was just... off.
Then I decided to just wing it and make up my own pattern based off of the one above and make a peacock myself. I was surprised, it came out really nice and I'm rather proud-as-a-peacock!
The other motif that I was originally working on did not go to waste. My very cute son decided it was great for playing peek-a-boo.
So here's the pattern that I created, based off of the Turkey Coaster pattern from CraftPassion.com
5MM H Hook used with Red Heart Worsted weight yarn
Ch - Chain
SC - Single Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
Sl - Slip Stitch
All terms are in US Crochet terms
Round 1 (Royal Blue)
Magic circle, Chain 3, DC 14, sl to join top of ch3. (15 stitches)
Ch2, HDC in same starting stitch, 2HDC in each stitch around. sl to join top of ch2. Fasten off. (30 stitches)
Neck & Head
Round 1 (Royal Blue)
Magic circle, ch 3, DC 7, sl to join top of ch3 (8 stitches)
Ch7, DC in 3rd loop from hook, DC, HDC, HDC, HDC, sl to join stitch on head. Fasten off.
Round 1 Tail (Purple)
Start on body at any stitch. Ch3, DC in same starting stitch, ch 1, 2DC in same starting stitch, skip 2 stitches on body. *2DC, ch1, 2DC, skip 2 stitches on body* Repeat between * until you have 6 sets, Fasten off.
Round 2 Tail (Turquoise)
Start at ch1 space from round 1 tail, ch3, DC in same starting stitch, ch1, 2DC in same starting stitch, skip 2 stitches on body. *2DC, ch1, 2DC in next chain space* Repeat between * until you reach the end. Fasten off.
Round 3 Tail (Light Green)
Start at ch1 space from round 2 tail, ch3, 2DC in same starting stitch, ch1, 3DC in same starting stitch, *3DC, ch1, 3DC in next chain space* Repeat between * until you reach the end. Fasten off.
Round 4 Tail (Teal)
Start at ch1 space from round 1 tail, ch3, 6DC in same starting stitch, *7DC in next ch space* Repeat between * until you reach the end. Fasten off.
Weave in all ends. Attach neck to body in the best place necessary for the peacock look. Repeat entire process again to make a total of two peacocks (or if you wish, you can make the second one in one solid color). Put both WRONG sides together, hiding all the ends and scraps, line up the edges and attach as follows:
Attaching Front & Back
Side edge of the tail (Grey)
*1SC (at the corner to the tail and go through both layers), ch1, repeat between * until you reach the body, continue to Body & Feet
Body & Feet
SC in next 4 stitches, [make foot: ch2, *ch2, SC on 2nd chain from hook, sl stitch to 2nd next chain, repeat between* 3 times, SC on next st, SC in the same stitch of last SC before making foot], SC in next 2 stitches, repeat make foot, SC in next 4 stitches. continue to Side Edge of Tail
Side Edge of Tail
*ch1, 1SC, repeat * until you reach the corner of the tail. continue to Top of Tail Outline & Joining
Top of Tail Outline and Joining
*SC in next 7 stitches. SC in between the 2 shells.Ch1, SC around the row below (Round 3 Tail Light Green)Ch1, SC around row Round 2 Tail TurquoiseCh1, SC around row Round 1 Tail Purple
Ch1, SC into one of the skipped stitches on the body.
Turn to go back up the peacock tail now
Ch1, SC around row Round 1 Tail Purple
Ch1, SC around row Round 2 Tail Turquoise
Ch1, SC around row Round 3 Tail Light Green*
Repeat between * until you reach the end. Sl to join starting stitch, fasten off.
You may now add a securing stitch to the peacock's head to keep it in place if you wish.
That's it! Please enjoy your peacocks! I will be making mine for a mobile for my new baby's nursery.