Saturday, February 16, 2008


Thanksgiving turkey applique/pin/fridgie

"But that's TURKEY!" you'll say...
And I'll say: "Yes, THAT is a turkey... but YOU will make it with green, teal and blue, perhaps even variegated yarn; you won't give it wattles, you'll sew on two white strikes by eyes, two black beads as eyes and a bone-colored bead as beak... and THIS is a peacock. You can even sew on beading on the tail, if you like, and a few beads (or threads) as "crown".

No, it's not my idea... I got it from here: "I need sunglasses please!"

Photo stolen from crochetdoilies and manipulated in PSP8
Will be replaced with "real stuff" when I find time to do it... :-(

So... now you get the idea...

THIS is a Crochet Turkey Talk Afghan
YOU'll make it with teals, blues, purples and greens and end up with
Peacock Afghan

So... Here's a cute turkey coaster set... with some small changes you'll get a peacock coaster set.
Here's a turkey fridgie - PDF
Here's "Tom the Turkey", give him white beak, no waddle, and a tiny tuft on the head, and you'll have Pete the Peacock.
Tom Turkey hotpad... Just make the color changes and give him longer legs and you'll have a peacock.
- long legs like this; Dayna's turkey square

This doesn't work with everything: MIGHT work with these "turkey butts", but won't work with this "turkey door hanger" - because it doesn't look good if a hanging peacock's tail was up and not hanging too... Of course, you can find nice patterns for oblong things, like ties, scarves, bookmarks and runners, and adjust them to be the tail feathers (This would work beautifully - and here's a peacock feather bookmark... a little too much work for the result to my liking, but... These fans booksmarks would be perfect... This wouldn't be bad either... Or this. Can you see what a magnificent peacock tail the different strips of lacy "feathers" crocheted in blues, greens, purples and teals would make?)

Peacock stitches

Peacock plumes
Peacock's tail
Vintage peacock's tail
Peacock tails

Peacock's tail knit lace doily

Ridged feather stitch
Ostrich feather stitch
Feather stitch
Feather stitch II

Picture of Shetland Triangle shawl lace that looks like peacock feather
Picture of Japanese feather stitch

Crochet peacock stitch

Feather lace

Cast on in multiples of 6 + 1

Row 1: (right side) K1, *YO, K2tog through back loop, K1, K2tog, YO, K1; repeat from * to end

Row 2 and every even row: Purl

Row 3: K1, *YO, K1, Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO, K1, YF, K1; repeat from * to end

Row 5: K1, *K2tog, YO, K1, YO, K2tog through back loop, K1; repeat from * to end

Row 7: K2tog, *K1, YO, K1, YO, K1, S1 1, K2top, PSSO; repeat from * to last 5 stitches, K1, YO, K1, YO, K1, K2tog through back loop

Row 8: Repeat Row 2

From Love2Knit dishcloth patterns

Knitted Peacock Stitch

Cast on a number of stitches divisible by 9 + 4

1. K4 *yo K1 yo K1 yo K1 yo K1 yo K1 yo K4* repeat *-*
2. P4 *K11 P4*
3. K4 *P11 K4*
4. P 2 *P2tog P11 P2tog* P2
5. K2 *K2tog K9 K2tog* K2
6. P2 *P2tog P7 P2tog* P2
7. P4 * yo K1 yo K1 yo K1 yo K1 yo K1 yo P4*
8. K4 *P11 K4*
9. P 2 *P2tog P11 P2tog* P2
10. K2 *K2tog K9 K2tog* K2
11. P2 *P2tog P7 P2tog* P2
12. P4 * yo K1 yo K1 yo K1 yo K1 yo K1 yo P4*

From Eastman Publishing "Utopia Yarn Book" 1904

Down-loadable paper peacock

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