Crochet Mouse – Zodiac Animal Series

My daughter was born in the year of rat/mouse, and she always feels unpleasant about that although she loves “Tom and Jerry”.  I’ve been thinking of making a cute one for her to change her “stereotype”.  And here it comes:

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I was told that it looks similar to Totoro (from an animated Japanese tale).  Anyway, here’s the pattern that I made up and hope you will like it.  I used grey yarn for the body and white for the tummy, black for face features.

R1: 6 sc in magic ring. – 6 sc.
R2: 2 sc in each sc around. – 12 sc.
R3: *sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. – 18 sc.
R4: * sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. – 24 sc.
R5: * sc in first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. – 30 sc.
R6: *sc in first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. – 36 sc.
R7: *sc in first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. – 42 sc.
R8: *sc in first 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. – 48 sc.
R9: *sc in first 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. – 54 sc.
R10-R20: sc in each sc around. – 54 sc.
R21: *sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 18 times. – 36 sc.
R22 – R24: sc in each sc around. – 36 sc.
R25: *sc in first 4 sc, sc2tog*, rep 6 times. – 30 sc.
R26 – R27: sc in each sc around. – 30 sc.
R28: *sc in first 3 sc, sc2tog*, rep 6 times. – 24 sc.
R29: *sc in first 2 sc, sc2tog*, rep 6 times. – 18 sc.
R30: *sc 1, sc2tog*, rep 6 times. – 12 sc.
R31: *sc in first 2 sc, sc2tog *, rep 3 times. – 9 sc.
R32: *sc 1, sc2tog *, rep 3 times. – 6 sc.
Fasten off and finish stuffing.

You are now done with the body of the mouse.  For the tummy, I used white yarn and follow the body pattern from R1 to R5, fasten off and sew onto body.

For the ears, make 2.

R1: 6 sc in magic ring. – 6 sc.
R2: 2 sc in each sc around. – 12 sc.
R3: * sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 5 times.. – 15 sc.
R4 – R5: sc in each sc around. – 15 sc.

Fold the circle in half and sew ears onto body.  Add eyes, nose, whiskers.  Ta-da, you are done!  Hope you’ve had fun making a cute little mouse.  Feel free to be creative using different color combination.

 

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