with glowing heart and beaver tail

It’s Canada Day on Friday! And proud Canadian Beaver, with glowing heart, is here to celebrate! :D

I was surprised how difficult it was to find glow-in-the-dark stickers at the dollar store. There were plenty of glow sticks, but no glow-in-the-dark stickers. Eventually I settled on some reflective fabric appliqué. So Beaver’s heart badge is more shiny than glow-y, but it will not dampen his celebratory spirit.

You may have noticed already, but Beaver is made exactly the same way as Groundhog, except for the tail. (I also made Beaver’s teeth a bit larger than Groundhog’s, with bits of white felt.)

To make your own Beaver friend (and celebrate Canada’s birthday with us! :D), follow the Groundhog pattern for head/body, ears, and arms.

To make Beaver’s tail:

Tail is made in continuous rounds, with 3.5mm hook and brown worsted weight yarn:

ch 3, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in the top of beginning ch, *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc*, repeat from * to * once.

1 sc in each sc around until piece is 3/4″ long. Then *2 sc tog, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc*, repeat from * to * once.

2 sc tog, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Leaving a 12″ tail for sewing, fasten off.

The result will be a pouch shape. Flatten the pouch and, with the tail left for sewing, sew a line of running stitch through both layers, like so…

Embroider crisscross pattern on top layer only, then sew to body.

And here’s to Canada – glorious and free! *waves flag*

Cheers! :D





Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookPin on PinterestShare on TumblrEmail this to someonePrint this page

5 Responses to “with glowing heart and beaver tail”

feel free to leave a comment! :D

If you post a question in the comments please be sure to subscribe to the comment feed or check back soon - I usually reply within a day. Thanks! :D

about genuine mudpie

Hello, my name is Trish. I live in Toronto. I like to make things (particularly with yarn). This is a place where I share my crafty endeavours and things that inspire me. Thank you for visiting! Would love to hear from you - feel free to leave a comment! :D

To read the story of genuine mudpie please see the about page.

If you'd like to borrow an image or two, that's cool, just remember to link back to this blog :)


Enter your email address to subscribe to genuine mudpie and receive notifications of new posts by email!

find me on Instagram