Crochet Mouse Pattern by Tiny Curl

I’m thrilled to introduce Kristina from Tiny Curl as a guest designer today! Her crochet Mouse pattern is super adorable and dressed for winter. Kristina even includes instructions for making your version into an ornament.

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About Tiny Curl

Kristina Turner, the designer behind Tiny Curl, loves making cute and colorful amigurumi and crochet dolls. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, daughter, and 3 cats. She’s been featured in publications such as Mollie Makes and Inside Crochet and has collaborated with companies like Rico Design and Hobbycraft.

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Crochet Mouse Pattern by Tiny Curl

This sweet little mouse is all cozied up for winter! Crochet a mouse or two for Christmas ornaments or to give as gifts.

Skill level

  • Easy

Finished size

  • 4.5 inches (11.5 cm) from top of ear to bottom.

Materials

  • DK weight yarn in 3 colors
  • Hook – Size C (2.75 mm) hook. I have tight tension when I crochet, if you crochet loosely, size down to a size B (2.25 mm) hook.
  • Black embroidery floss
  • Toy stuffing
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • inc – single crochet increase
  • inv dec – invisible decrease – A helpful video tutorial is available here.
  • rnd(s) – round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • [ ] – Repeat steps between brackets for the specified number of times
  • ( ) – The number of stitches you should have at the end of each round

Pattern notes

  • All sections are worked in a continuous round, except scarf which is worked in rows.
  • Mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker.
  • All stitches are written in US terminology.
  • A helpful magic ring tutorial is available here.

Pattern instructions

HEAD & BODY:

  • rnd 1: Start with a magic ring, sc 6 into ring (6 sts)
  • rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)
  • rnd 3: [sc 1, inc 1] 6 times (18 sts)
  • rnd 4: [sc 1, inc 1, sc 1] 6 times (24 sts)
  • rnd 5: [sc 3, inc 1] 6 times (30 sts)
  • rnd 6: [sc 2, inc 1, sc 2] 6 times (36 sts)
  • rnd 7: Sc around (36 sts)
  • rnd 8: [sc 5, inc 1] 6 times (42 sts)
  • rnds 9-14: Sc around (42 sts for 6 rnds)

EMBROIDER FACE NOW

  • Using the photo as a guide, embroider the face using 4 strands of embroidery floss and an embroidery needle. Embroider the face on the side opposite the stitch marker. Make a French knot for the nose and backstitches for the eyes and mouth. The nose is at the center of rnd ­­11, the mouth is on rnds 11-12, and the eyes are 4 sts wide and placed on rnds 10-13.
  • For an in-depth tutorial on embroidering faces for amigurumi and crochet dolls, check out my blog post here.
  • rnd 15: [sc 5, inv dec 1] 6 times (36 sts)
  • rnd 16: [sc 2, inv dec 1, sc 2] 6 times (30 sts)
  • rnd 17: [sc 2, inc 1, sc 2] 6 times (36 sts)
  • rnd 18: [sc 5, inc 1] 6 times (42 sts)
  • rnds 19-25: Sc around (42 sts for 7 rnds)
  • rnd 26: [sc 5, inv dec 1] 6 times (36 sts)
  • rnd 27: [sc 4, inv dec 1] 6 times (30 sts)
  • Start stuffing body now and continue stuffing firmly until body is closed.
  • rnd 28: [sc 3, inv dec 1] 6 times (24 sts)
  • rnd 29: [sc 2, inv dec 1] 6 times (18 sts)
  • rnd 30: [sc 1, inv dec 1] 6 times (12 sts)
  • rnd 31: inv dec 6 (6 sts)
  • Sl st 1 into next st. Fasten off and finish off.

EAR (Make 2)

  • rnd 1: In inner ear color, start with a magic ring, sc 6 into ring (6 sts)
  • rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)
  • rnd 3: [sc 1, inc 1] 6 times (18 sts)
  • rnd 4 (incomplete rnd): in body color, [sc 1, inc 1, sc 1] 4 times, sc 1, sl st 1 (18 sts)
  • Fasten off, leaving an 8-inch (20.5 cm) tail for attaching to head. Using body color yarn tail, attach pink section of ear to center of mouse over rnds 4-7. I also attached the back bump of the stitches to the rnd behind the ear so they would stand up better.

ARM (Make 2)

  • rnd 1: In arm color, start with a magic ring, sc 6 into ring (6 sts)
  • rnd 2: inc 1, sc 5 (7 sts)
  • rnds 3-8: Sc around (7 sts for 6 rnds)
  • Row 9: Fold arm opening in half, sc 3 across through both front and back sts (3 sts)
  • Fasten off, leaving an 8-inch (20.5 cm) tail for attaching to mouse. Don’t stuff. Attach to mouse horizontally over rnds 17-19 at each side of body. Also attach the tip of the mouse’s arms to the belly over rnd 20 to keep the shape.

LEG (Make 2)

  • rnd 1: In body color, start with a magic ring, sc 6 into ring (6 sts)
  • rnd 2: [inc 1, sc 1] 3 times (9 sts)
  • rnds 3-4: Sc around (9 sts for 2 rnds)
  • Sl st 1 in next st. Fasten off, leaving an 8-inch (20.5 cm) tail for attaching to mouse. Lightly stuff and attach to mouse over rnds 26 and 27 with 4 sts between legs.

TAIL

  • Row 1: In tail color and leaving a 6-inch (15 cm) tail for sewing end closed, ch 32. Turn to work down chain. Working in back bumps of chain stitches and starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc 31 (31 sts)
  • Rows 2-3: Ch 1 turn, sc 31 (31 sts)
  • Fasten off, leaving a 20-inch (51 cm) tail for sewing closed. Fold tail in half length-wise and sew stitches together using tapestry needle and yarn tail. Attach to mouse over rnd 27. Use beginning yarn tail to sew other end of tail closed. Thread tail through arm if you want your Mouse to hold her tail.

SCARF

  • Row 1: In scarf color, ch 54. Turn to work down chain. Starting in 2nd ch from hook and working in back bump of chain stitches, hdc 53.
  • Fasten off. Weave in beginning yarn tail. Wrap scarf around Mouse and weave in ending yarn tail to the point where scarf meets. Sew the scarf together at this point.

OPTIONAL BLUSH

  • Using a small paintbrush and cosmetic blusher, apply blush to your Mouse’s cheeks under the eyes.

OPTIONAL ORNAMENT HANGER

  • If you want to make your mouse an ornament, thread a piece of yarn from one of your pieces from attaching and bring through the top of Mouse’s head. Make a loop and knot end. Hide end inside your Mouse and cut excess.
© 2020 by Kristina Turner/Tiny Curl and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Kristina’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. if you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2020/12/02/crochet-mouse-pattern-by-tiny-curl/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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