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





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