Breck the Beaver

 
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Breck the Beaver

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Materials Needed:

Yarn

·         Brown, Red Heart Comfort, Taupe, 150 yds

·         Tan, Bernat Super Value, Topaz, 20 yds

·         Acrylic worsted weight, black, 70 yds

·         Acrylic worsted weight, white, small amount for teeth

Extras

·         2- 10mm safety eyes

·         Stuffing

·         3.50mm hook

·         Scissors

·         Tapestry Needle


Stitches Key:

sc – single crochet

inc – increase/2 single crochet in same stitch

dec – decrease/single crochet 2 together

BLO – back loop only

ch/s – chain/s

st/s – stitch/es

sl st – slip stitch


Gauge:

8.5 sc and 8 rows = 2 inches


Size:

Finished beaver is approx. 12” tall


Color Code:

B – Brown

T – Topaz


Pieces needed:

·         arm A (2 panels)

·         arm B (2 panels)

·         leg A (2 panels)

·         leg B (2 panels)

·         nose piece

·         teeth

·         2 ears

·         tail (2 panels)

·         body (2 panels)


Notes:

·         ch 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as st

·         ch 1 and turn at the end of every row unless otherwise marked, including when making the eyes

·         when stitching together the pieces make sure to stick your hook through BOTH pieces to make sure they’re sewn together, you will stitch in every row and stitch around the panel, applying any special notes indicated in that portion of the pattern

·         always attach yarn with a slip st by stitching into the wrong side of said row

·         please read through the entire “stitching together” portions of the pattern, as you get to them, before doing the stitching so you have a picture of the entire process before beginning

·         when working frequent color changes you will continue to work in sc (unless otherwise marked) and will stitch in the color indicated by the color code and the number of stitches indicated by the number.

 

EXAMPLE

Color code:

P – pink

O – orange

W – white

G – green

“Pinc, 3, O5, W8, Gdec, 2”

would be

“inc, sc 3 in pink, sc 5 in orange, sc 8 in white, dec, sc 2 in green”

EXAMPLE


Arm A:

Using black

Row 1: ch 3, sc 2 (2)

Row 2: inc, inc (4)

Row 3: sc 4 (4)

Row 4: dec, dec (2)

 

Change to brown

Row 5: sc 2 (2)

Row 6: inc, inc (4)

Row 7-10: sc 4 (4)

Row 11: dec, sc 2 (3)

Row 12: sc 1, dec (2)

Row 13: dec (1)

Fasten off, weave in ends [igm 1]

 

Repeat rows 1-13, do not fasten off

 

Stitching together:

Place arm panels, wrong sides, together, lining up stitches

 

ch 1, turn

 

Special notes:

·         3 sc into row 13

·         change colors as needed

·         3 sc into each stitch of row 1

 

sc around

sl st to first sc

Fasten off, weave in ends, leave a long tail for sewing, set aside

img 1

 Arm B:

Using black

Row 1: ch 3, sc 2 (2)

Row 2: inc, inc (4)

Row 3: sc 4 (4)

Row 4: dec, dec (2)

 

Change to brown

Row 5: sc 2 (2)

Row 6: inc, inc (4)

Row 7-10: sc 4 (4)

Row 11: dec, sc 2 (3)

Row 12: sc 1, dec (2)

Row 13: dec (1)

Fasten off, weave in ends [img 1]

 

Repeat rows 1-13, do not fasten off

 

Stitching together:

Place arm panels, wrong sides, together, lining up stitches

 

ch 1, DO NOT turn

 

Special notes:

·         3 sc into row 13

·         change colors as needed

·         3 sc into each stitch of row 1

 

sc around

sl st to first sc

Fasten off, weave in ends, leave a long tail for sewing, set aside [img 1]



Leg A:

Using black

Row 1: ch 11, sc 10 (10)

Row 2: sc 10 (10)

 

Change to brown

Row 3: sc 4 (leave the rest unstitched) (4)

Row 4: inc, sc 3 (5)

Row 5: sc 4, inc (6)

Row 6: inc, sc 5 (7)

Row 7: sc 6, inc (8)

Row 8: inc, sc 7 (9)

Row 9: dec, sc 7 (8)

Row 10: sc 6, dec (7)

Row 11: dec, sc 3, dec (5)

Row 12: dec, sc 1, dec (3)

Row 13: dec, sc 1 (2)

Row 14: sc 1 (1)

Fasten off, weave in ends [img 2]

 

Repeat rows 1-14, do not fasten off

 

Stitching together:

Place leg panels, wrong sides together, lining up stitches

 

ch 1, turn

 

Special notes:

·         3 sc into row 14

·         change colors as needed

·         3 sc into corner of row 2

·         3 sc into each corner of row 1

 

sc around

sl st to first sc

Fasten off, weave in ends, leave a long tail for sewing, set aside [img 2]

img 2

Leg B:

Using black

Row 1: ch 11, sc 10 (10)

Row 2: sc 10 (10)

 

Change to brown

Row 3: sc 4 (leave the rest unstitched) (4)

Row 4: inc, sc 3 (5)

Row 5: sc 4, inc (6)

Row 6: inc, sc 5 (7)

Row 7: sc 6, inc (8)

Row 8: inc, sc 7 (9)

Row 9: dec, sc 7 (8)

Row 10: sc 6, dec (7)

Row 11: dec, sc 3, dec (5)

Row 12: dec, sc 1, dec (3)

Row 13: dec, sc 1 (2)

Row 14: sc 1 (1)

Fasten off, weave in ends [img 2]

 

Repeat rows 1-14, do not fasten off

 

Stitching together:

Place leg panels, wrong sides together, lining up stitches

 

ch 1, DO NOT turn

 

Special notes:

·         3 sc into row 14

·         change colors as needed

·         3 sc into each corner of row 1

·         3 sc into corner of row 2

 

sc around

sl st to first sc

Fasten off, weave in ends, leave a long tail for sewing, set aside



Nose Piece:

Using topaz

Row 1: ch 8, sc 7 (7)

Row 2: inc, sc 5, inc (9)

Row 3: sc 4 (leaving rest unstitched) (4)

Row 4: dec, dec (2)

Row 5: sl st 3 (across row 4 and the side of row 3), working into unworked stitches of row 2, sl st 1, ch 1, sc 4 (4)

Row 6: dec, dec (2)

 

ch 1, turn

sc around nose piece made

sl st to first sc

Fasten off, weave in ends, leave a long tail for sewing, set aside. [img 3]

img 3

Ears (make 2):

Using brown

Row 1: ch 3, sc 2 (2)

Row 2-4: sc 2 (2)

 

ch 1, turn

sc around the sides and row 1, leaving row 4 unstitched

Fasten off, weave in ends, leave a long tail for sewing, set aside [img 4]

img 4

Teeth:

Using white

Row 1: ch 5, sc 4 (4)

Row 2-4: sc 4 (4)

Fasten off, weave in ends, leave a long tail for sewing

 

Using black, stitch a line down the center, across rows 1-4 as the tooth line.

 

Set aside [img 3]


Tail:

Using black

Row 1: ch 7, inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 4, inc (8)

Row 2: inc ,sc 6, inc (10)

Row 3: inc, sc 8, inc (12)

Row 4: inc, sc 10, inc (14)

Row 5: inc, sc 12, inc (16)

Row 6-9: sc 16 (16)

Row 10: dec, sc 12, dec (14)

Row 11: sc 14 (14)

Row 12: dec, sc 10, dec (12)

Row 13: sc 12 (12)

Row 14: dec, sc 8, dec (10)

Row 15: sc 10 (10)

Row 16: dec, sc 6, dec (8)

Row 17: sc 8 (8)

Row 18: dec, sc 4, dec (6)

Row 19: sc 6 (6)

Fasten off, weave in ends

 

Repeat rows 1-19, do not fasten off

 

Stitching together:

Place tail panels wrong sides together, lining up the stitches

 

Special notes:

·         (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner of row 19

 

ch 1, sc around

sl st to first sc

Fasten off, weave in ends, leave a long tail for sewing, set aside [img 5]

img 5


Body:

Front

Using brown

Row 1: Ch 9, inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 6, inc (10)

Row 2: inc, sc 8, inc (12)

 

Begin color work

Row 3: Binc, 2, T6, B2, inc (14) [wrong side]

Row 4: Binc, 2, T8, B2, inc (16)

Row 5: Binc, 2, T10, B2, inc (18)

Row 6: Binc, 2, T12, B2, inc (20)

Row 7: Binc, 2, T14, B2, inc (22)

Row 8-11: B3, T16, B3 (22)

Row 12: Bdec, 2, T14, B2, dec (20)

Row 13: B3, T14, B3 (20)

Row 14: Bdec, 2, T12, B2, dec (18)

Row 15: B3, T12, B3 (18)

Row 16: Bdec, 2, T10, B2, dec (16)

Row 17: B3, T10, B3 (16)

Row 18: Bdec, 2, T8, B2, dec (14)

Row 19: B3, T8, B3 (14)

Row 20: Bdec, 2, T6, B2, dec (12)

 

Cut topaz, continue in brown

Row 21: sc 12 (12)

Row 22: dec, sc 8, dec (10)

Row 23: sc 10 (10)

Row 24: BLO sc 10 (10) [right side]

Row 25: inc, sc 8, inc (12)

Row 26: inc, sc 10, inc (14)

Row 27: Inc, sc 12, inc (16)

Row 28: inc, sc 14, inc (18)

Row 29: inc, sc 16, inc (20)

Row 30-31: sc 20 (20)

Row 32: dec, sc 16, dec (18)

Row 33: dec, sc 14, dec (16)

Row 34: dec, sc 12, dec (14)

Row 35: dec, sc 10, dec (12)

Row 36-39: sc 12 (12)

Row 40: dec, sc 8, dec (10)

Row 41: dec, sc 6, dec (8)

Row 42: dec, sc 4, dec (6)

Fasten off, weave in ends [img 6]

 

Back

Using brown

Row 1: ch 9, inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 6, inc (10)

Row 2: inc, sc 8, inc (12)

Row 3: inc, sc 10, inc (14)

Row 4: inc, sc 12, inc (16)

Row 5: inc, sc 14, inc (18)

Row 6: inc, sc 16, inc (20)

Row 7: inc, sc 18, inc (22)

Row 8-11: sc 22 (22)

Row 12: dec, sc 18, dec (20)

Row 13: sc 20 (20)

Row 14: dec, sc 16, dec (18)

Row 15: sc 18 (18)

Row 16: dec, sc 14, dec (16)

Row 17: sc 16 (16)

Row 18: dec, sc 12, dec (14)

Row 19: sc 14 (14)

Row 20: dec, sc 10, dec (12)

Row 21: sc 12 (12)

Row 22: dec, sc 8, dec (10)

Row 23: sc 10 (10)

Row 24: BLO sc 10 (10) [right side]

Row 25: inc, sc 8, inc (12)

Row 26: inc, sc 10, inc (14)

Row 27: Inc, sc 12, inc (16)

Row 28: inc, sc 14, inc (18)

Row 29: inc, sc 16, inc (20)

Row 30-31: sc 20 (20)

Row 32: dec, sc 16, dec (18)

Row 33: dec, sc 14, dec (16)

Row 34: dec, sc 12, dec (14)

Row 35: dec, sc 10, dec (12)

Row 36-39: sc 12 (12)

Row 40: dec, sc 8, dec (10)

Row 41: dec, sc 6, dec (8)

Row 42: dec, sc 4, dec (6)

Do not fasten off, pull up your loop and set aside for the moment. [img 6]

img 6


Features:

Attach safety eyes to the right side, between rows 38 & 39 with 5 sts between them

 

Stitch row 4 of the teeth to row 29 of the right side of the body front panel

 

Stitch nose piece slightly over top of teeth lining up the top of the nose piece to row 33 of the body front panel

 

Using black, stitch on a nose at the top of the nose piece


Stitching together:

Place body panels, wrong sides together, lining up stitches

 

Pick up loop on body back panel, stitch with body front panel facing you

 

Special notes:

·         2 sc in each end of rows 30 & 31

·         stuff before closing

 

ch 1, sc around

sl st to first sc

Fasten off, weave in ends


Finishing:

Pinch row 4 of one ear (right sides) together and stitch it together, sew it onto the head behind the sc join.

 

Repeat with 2nd ear on the other side of the head.

 

Sew row 10-14 of arm A onto the right side of the beaver’s body just behind the sc join.

 

Repeat with arm B on the left side of the beaver.

 

Sew rows 8-14 of leg B onto the right side of the beaver’s body just behind the sc join.

 

Repeat with arm A on the right side of the beaver.

 

Sew the tail on the back body panel onto row 8.

 

Hide any remaining ends. 


Breck the Beaver

Pattern may be used for personal use including to make and sell items with this pattern but do not use my pictures for your listing and do not republish or distribute this pattern in any way. Please share the link to my blog if you’d like to share my pattern.