Sunday, 22 July 2012

One Inch Mouse

This is the pattern for Egmont’s faithful mouse Emmy. There is hardly anything to this pattern. It is very simple and quick. It’s great for using up scrap bits of yarn and would make a sweet little gift. I could even see these little guys working as quirky little brooches.

Next week I’ll post the pattern for Egmont’s Umbrella

One Inch Mouse

2.5cm/1in long

Skill Level
Easy. This is a very simple pattern, using single crochet throughout. The small size does make stuffing and joining a little tricky.

White or grey, 8ply (DK)
Pink, 8ply (DK)
Blue, 8ply (DK)

Crochet Hook – 3.00mm
Tapestry needle

***This pattern was written using US crochet terminology***
ch – Chain
Rnd - Round
sc – Single crochet
sc2tog – Single crochet two stitches together.
sl st – Slip stitch
st – Stitch. This term covers ch, sc, sl st and other stitches used in crochet.

Make a ring – The starting point for crocheting in a spiral. Use which ever method you prefer.
* * - Repeat the instructions between the asterisks as directed.
( ) – The number of stitches that should be in a completed round are placed in brackets at the end of that round’s instructions.


Body (in White or Grey)
Make a ring.
Rnd 1: 4 sc in ring (4)
Rnd 2: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*  twice (6)
Rnd 3: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 4-5: sc in each st around
Start stuffing. You might need to keep a finger pressed down on the stuffing to stop it from popping out as you do the next round.

Rnd 6: sc2tog around (6)
Finish stuffing firmly. Cut yarn and weave through remaining stitches, pulling tight to close up hole. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Ears (in White or Grey)
Make a ring.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in ring (6)
Sl st in next st. Cut yarn and fasten off, leaving a tail to use when joining the ears to the body. Make two.

***These are guidelines only. Be guided by your own eye at all times.***

Join the ears to the body. They sit a little less than halfway up the body from the nose, between the third and fourth rows.

Add tail and nose. Take a length of pink yarn and thread from the back of the mouse to the front. The yarn sticking out the back of the mouse will be the tail. Use the yarn sticking out the front to make a nose, just by doing a couple of stitches.

Add the eyes. Use a bit of blue yarn to stitch in some eyes.

And that's how you make a One Inch Mouse :)

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