Beaver Free Crochet Pattern

Brodie the Beaver - FREE Crochet Pattern


  • Weight 6 yarn in two shades of brown & a cream
  • Weight 4 yarn in white & black
  • Size J/6.0mm and E/3.5mm crochet hooks
  • Stuffing
  • Safety Eyes or felt eyes
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch Marker


  • mr = magic ring
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • inc = increase (2 sc in next stitch)
  • dec = invisible decrease (sc 2 stitches together)
  • st = stitch
  • FO = fasten off

This pattern uses weight 6 blanket yarn. Any yarn may be used, but your crochet hook size will be different. Use a hook 1-2 sizes smaller than your yarn calls for. This pattern is in US crochet terms.

This pattern is worked in continuous rounds and using a stitch marker to mark the first stitch is recommended. 

*Safety eyes are NOT recommended for children who are three years old or younger.

 The beaver pictured in the pattern is made with Sweet Snuggles Lite.


Head & Body

These are worked as one piece, starting at the top of the head.

R1: 6SC in a MR
R2: 6 inc (12)
R3: (1SC, inc) x 6 (18)
R4: (2SC, inc) x 6 (24)
R5: (3SC, inc) x 6 (30)
R6: (4SC, inc) x 6 (36)
(6 rounds): 36 SC
R13: (4SC, dec) x 6 (30)
Place safety eyes between rows 9-10 about 6 stitches apart (on the opposite side of your stitch marker so that they’re on the same side as your belly)
R14: (3SC, dec) x 6 (24)
R15: (2SC, dec) x 6 (18)
R16: (2SC, inc) x 6 (24)
R17: 24SC
Stuff head firmly.
R18: (3SC, inc) x 6 (30)
(2 rounds): 30SC
R21: 13SC, 4inc, 13SC (34)
*NOTE: The 4inc creates a bulge so that when you stuff the body, it makes a belly. Make sure these increases are centered to your eyes. Depending on your tension, you may need to add or subtract a couple of SC before the increases to ensure that they are centered.
R22-24 (3 rounds): 34SC
R25: (4SC, dec) X 5, 4SC (29)
R26: (3SC, dec) X 5, 4SC (24)
R27: (2SC, dec) x 6 (18)
R28: (1SC, dec) x 6 (12)
R29: 6 dec
Stuff firmly, FO, sew hole shut.

Tail – make in secondary colour

R1: 6SC in a MR
R2: 6 inc (12)
R3: (1SC, inc) x 6 (18)
R4: (2SC, inc) x 6 (24)
R5: (3SC, inc) x 6 (30)
R6: (4SC, inc) x 6 (36)
R7: (5SC, inc) x 6 (42)
(2 rounds): 42SC
R10: (5SC, dec) x 6 (36)
R11: (4SC, dec) x 6 (30)
R12: (3SC, dec) x 6 (24)
R13: 24SC
R14: (2SC, dec) x 6 (18)
R15: 18SC
R16: (1SC, dec) x 6 (12)
R17-18 (
2 rounds): 12SC
Fold tail in half and SC across the top to close. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Arms – make two

R1: 6 SC in a MR
R2: 6 inc (12)
(3 rounds): 12SC
R6: (2SC, dec) x 3 (9)
R7-10 (
4 rounds): 9SC
Stuff arm only to row 5, fold in half and SC across the top to close. FO and leave a long tail for sewing.

Legs – make two

R1: 8 SC in a MR
R2: 8 inc (16)
R3: (1SC, inc) x 8 (24)
R4-5 (2 rounds): 24SC
R6: (1SC, dec) x 8 (16)
Stuff foot. Do not stuff past row 6.
R7: (2SC, dec) x 4 (12)
R8-11 (4 rounds): 12 SC
SC across top to close, FO, and leave a long tail for sewing.


Ears – Make two in secondary colour

R1: 6SC in a MR

FO and leave a long tail for sewing.


Nose – make in lighter colour

R1: 6SC in a MR
R2: 6 inc (12)
R3: (1SC, inc) x 6 (18)
FO and leave a long tail for sewing.

Teeth – make in white

Chain 4. Starting the second chain from the hook, SC 3.

F/O and leave a tail for sewing.



  • I like to begin by sewing on the snout to make it easier to ensure everything else is symmetrical. Sew the snout between rows 11-13 on the head in between the eyes. Embroider a nose on the snout with a line going straight down.

  • Sew the teeth on directly under the snout. Embroider a black line down the middle.

  • Sew the ears the head. Depending on what yarn you use, you can attach them anywhere between row 4-6 of the head. The important thing is that the ears are more on the side of the head than the top.

  • Sew the arms where the body meets the neck vertically.

  • Sew the tail on the back at row 28

  • Sew the legs at about row 3 from the bottom of the body. Ensure they line up with the arms and that they are placed so that the beaver can sit upright.


That's it! You now have your very own cuddly Brodie the Beaver. Please tag me on instagram @yarnybox to share your beautiful creations! 


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Love the Beaver. I don’t see a notation on when to use the smaller hook.


Just found your blog and this adorable little beaver…omg he is so darn cute! You have provided so much info, thank you, but may I ask what size safety eyes did you use, please? Thank you. And thank you for sharing some free patterns to try out also. I signed up for your newsletter and have my eye on a few of your other patterns that I will be back to shop for soon.


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