Amigurumi Crochet Mouse


Amigurumi Crochet Mouse

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:
Amigurumi Crochet Mouse

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Materials
Size H/5mm Crochet Hook
4-ply Yarn
Polyester Fiberfill
Tapestry Needle
2 buttons

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch
EA - Each
ST - Stitch
SC DEC - Single Crochet Decrease
MC - Magic Circle
HDC - Half Double Crochet
Single Crochet Decrease - This is where you join 2 single crochet, reducing them down to 1 stitch. Insert the hook in the first stitch, wrap the yarn over, pull it through. There will be 2 loops on the hook. Insert the hook in the next stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull it through the stitch. There will be 3 loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through all 3 loops on the hook. This completes the single crochet decrease.

Chain 3, Join.
Round 1: 6 SC in loop, do not join. (6 single crochet total)
The first single crochet will be in the top of the previous round without joining. The remaining project will be worked in a continual round.

Round 2: 2 SC in ea SC around ( 12 single crochet total) Mark the last stitch with a yarn marker.

Round 3: 1 SC in ea SC around (12 single crochet total)

Round 4: *1 SC in the next ST, 2 SC in the next ST. Continue around from* 6 times total. (18 single crochet total)

Round 5-11: 1 SC in ea SC around. (18 Single Crochet total)
Stuff the mouse with fiberfill.

Round 12: Work 9 Single Crochet decrease. (9 Single Crochet total)

Work a couple more single crochet decreases. Cut the yarn and secure the tail by pulling it through the stitch. Weave the needle through the remaining stitch and pull the opening shut. Knot and secure a couple of times. Sew the tail up through the center of the mouse. Cut off any remaining portion of the tail.

Ears: Magic Circle, ch1, pull loop up, Work 6 HDC through the loop. Do not join. Sew the first HDC and last HDC together to shape ear. Knot and secure both tails. Sew to the mouse body. See image for placement

Tail: CH 10, cut yarn. Sew tail to mouse. Weave the tail at the end of the tail through the chains. Knot and secure both tails and sew in to the body.

Eyes: Sew both buttons to the head. Knot and secure the tail and sew in to the body.

Front Feet: Slip stitch yarn to front bottom side of mouse. CH1, SC, turn , SC in previous SC. Cut yarn, knot, secure and hide tails in the mouse body. (Make 2)

Back Feet: Slip stitch yarn to back bottom side of mouse. CH 1, Work 2 SC, *turn, work 1 SC in ea of the 2 SC, Complete 2 times total from *. Cut yarn, knot, secure and hide tails in the mouse body. (Make 2)

Comments

  1. WOW Teresa love the Easter Eggs and Mouse pattern. You do a wonderful job on teaching a beginner how to learn to crochet. Keep the crochet lessons coming. I have learned so much from your videos.

    Happy Crocheting Joan,

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  2. hi..i still dun understand how to do the front and bac leg..can u post video on hoe to do the legs? i really love them..
    cheers ^^

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  3. Irene,
    The front legs are making 1 single crochet, chain 1, turn, 1 single crochet. It is just doing 1 stitch on top of another stitch. The back legs are working with 2 stitches. The legs are like working with rows, only it is individual stitches at a time.

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  4. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! Thats so cute :)

    Cant wait to make one :)

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  5. I did it!!! Thank you Teresa!

    Muchas gracias! :D

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  6. Ooh, I am going to make this in grey and add some catnip in with the fiberfill. It'll be a hit with the kitties. (I'll just stitch on some eyes as they would get torn off anyway.)

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  7. I tried this pattern to the best of my ability. I posted my finished piece here: http://hawkdaughter.deviantart.com/art/Amigurumi-Crochet-Mouse-162897372

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  8. Hi Teresa I love your pattern. But I wonder if I could translate your patter to Swedish and post it on my blog.

    Pleas answer me as fast as you can.

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  9. Can you let me translate your pattern and put it on my blog, and please answer me as fast as you can.
    You can leav a comment on my blog.

    http://lisanspyssel.blogspot.com/

    It will be pictures of two mice. You can leav your comment there.
    Thank you.

    Love your pattern.

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  10. This project has really turned me on to amigurumi! are you on ravelry? Is there a way I can post a pic of my finished mouse in the comments?

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