Sunday, 3 August 2014

How To Crochet a Small Mouse

Another Yarn Scrap Friday written pattern for thee! Today I share with you the written pattern for my little mouse. Such a cute little design and so simple to make, just perfect for using up those scraps.

You can watch the video tutorial here:



All you need is;

- Dk/Light worsted weight yarn in black and brown or white
- 3.0mm crochet hook or any hook suitable for your yarn
- Yarn needle and scissors
- Some toy stuffing or yarn scrap for stuffing

Round 1
Ch4, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop, crochet 5sc into your loop, sl st in 1st sc to join - (5)

Round 2
Ch1 (count as st here and throughout), 1sc in same st as previous sl st, 2sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 to join - (10)

Round 3
Ch1, 2sc in next st, *1sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 to join - (15)

Rounds 4 - 6
Ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 to join - (15)

Round 7
Ch1, sc2tog, *1sc in next st, sc2tog* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 to join - (10)

Rounds 8 - 9
Ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 to join - (10)

Pause your mouse here and sew on some little eyes. Now crochet the ears.

Ears (repeat twice)
Crochet 8dc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, (do not join round), fasten off and use remaining yarn to sew onto mouse. Tie ends on inside of mouse.

Alternatively you can ch4, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop, crochet 8dc into loop.

Stuff your mouse at this point and continue mouse...

Round 10
*sc2tog* repeat around until end is closed, when it gets too fiddly you can sew the end of your mouse closed by sewing into the next st and the next and pulling tight like a draw string. Fasten off and use remaining yarn to form the tail. To do this sew tail end (no pun intended) into body a few times to secure (don't pull too tight at first, as you will distort the nose), then finish by sewing out through the bottom of your mouse, cut to desired length and this is your tail. See video for more information.

And now you're done! Any questions or for more free patterns join on my various social media channels.

    

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© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in a crochet group. Thank you.