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WIP 05/15/17 Woodland Themed Afghan – Beaver Applique

Well, I received the crochet vacation I was wanting a little early. My 6 year old daughter was home sick all last week. I haven’t picked up a crochet hook since the beginning of the month. Ugh.

So the last applique I finished was this little beaver. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been in a funk lately but I don’t know how good he is. My daughter loves him and wants me to make her a little stuffed one. I don’t know… maybe I could try to.

 

beaver

Crochet Beaver Applique

Measures approximately 5” tall by 4.5” wide.

 

Supplies

  • Medium worsted weight yarn (4)

11 yards – Loops and Threads, Impeccable, in Soft Taupe

9 yards – Lion Brand, Vanna’s Choice, in Taupe

3 yards – Red Heart Super Saver in Black

1 yard – Red Heart Super Saver in White

  • Crochet hook size G (4.0 mm)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

 

BODY

Rnd 1: With soft taupe – Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc 3, 3 sc in last. Continue around to other side of the chain and dc 3, sc around post of next and mark this stitch. Move st marker up with each round (11)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in next, sc 3, 2 sc in each of next 3, sc 3, sc in last (16)

Rnd 3: 2 dc in next 3, dc 5, 2 dc in next 3, dc 5, sl st to join (22) Fasten off, leave long enough of a tail so you can attach body and head parts to your granny square.

 

HEAD

Rnd 1: With soft taupe – MR, ch 2, hdc 9 into ring, join to top of beginning ch 2 (10)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in same, 2 hdc in next 2, ch 4, sl st into 4th ch from hook, sc in same as last hdc, 2 hdc in next, sc, ch 4, sl st into 4th ch from hook, 2 hdc in same as last sc, 2 hdc in next 5, join to top of beginning ch 2. Fasten off, leave long tail. Weave in short end.

Using black – Stitch on eyes and nose.

Using white – Stitch on teeth and ‘light reflections’ on eyes.

Using taupe – Stitch inside the ears.

Using your long tail, attach head to body. Weave in ends from head piece.

 

ARM

Rnd 1: With taupe – Ch 4, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc, 3 sc in last. Continue around to other side of the chain and hdc, sl st to 1st sc to join. Fasten off, leave long tail. Weave in short end.

Using black – Stitch lines onto arms to define ‘fingers’.

Using your long tail, attach arm to body. Weave in end.

 

FOOT

Rnd 1: With taupe – Ch 7, 3 sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc, hdc, sc 2, 3 sc in last. Continue around to other side of the chain and sc, hdc 2, sc, sl st to 1st sc from row 1 to join. (14) Fasten off, leave long tail. Weave in short end.

Using black – Stitch lines onto foot to define ‘toes’.

Using your long tail, attach foot to body. Weave in end.

 

TAIL

Row 1: Ch 10, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc 2, hdc 2, sc, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (7)

Row 2: 2 sc in same, sc 2, hdc 3, 2 dc in last, ch 2, turn (9)

Row 3: Dc2tog, hdc 5, sc, {sc, hdc} in last (9) Fasten off, leave long tail. Weave in short end.

Using black – Stitch back and forth on tail to form a weave pattern.

 

Now you are ready to use your long tail from the body part to sew down the body/head piece to your granny square. I did not sew down the ears but you can if you want.

Next, use long yarn tail from tail piece and use it to sew it down, as well as the bottom part of the foot piece.

 

Let me know how you like him 🙂 Thanks for following!

 

**You can purchase an inexpensive copy of this pattern HERE
**Favorite or queue on Ravelry HERE
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7 thoughts on “WIP 05/15/17 Woodland Themed Afghan – Beaver Applique

  1. I love him – especially his face and ears (and the teeth are perfect) ! My grandfather raised beavers briefly in the early 1900s (didn’t work out well), so I adore beavers. Thanks for creating him. Happy to hear your little sweetheart is better. 🙂

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