Canadian Christmas Beaver
This festive beaver ornament is worked seamlessly in the round from the bottom up. Two bobbles form the ears, while the large, paddle-like tail is cut from a small piece of wool felt and attached during finishing.
This ornament uses just a tiny amount of leftover sock yarn.
Gauge is not critical. Just aim for a relatively dense fabric that does not show stuffing between the stitches.
- Leftover sock yarn
- Scrap of black yarn for nose
- Scrap of white yarn for bucktooth
- Small square of black or brown wool felt for tail
- Small amount of toy stuffing
Finished measurements: Approx. 6 cm tall and 12 cm around.
Facts about the beaver:
- Species: Semi-aquatic rodent
- Known for: Building dams and lodges
- Favourite song: All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth
- Favourite TV show: Leave it to Beaver
- Favourite idiom: “Busy as a beaver”; “Eager beaver”
- Claim to fame: Featured on the Canadian nickel; a national symbol for over 300 years