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Miss Mousie
Lion Brand® Sock-EaseTM
Pattern Number: 80273AD Stuff this mouse amigurumi with catnip for a cute cat toy.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm) long

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

240-204 Sock-Ease Yarn: Lemon Drop

Shades of yellow and olive green


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 4 [3.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
22 sts + 32 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with 2 strands of yarn held tog. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Sl the next 2 sts as if to k, one at a time, to right needle.

Insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.

inc To increase, k into the front and back of the next stitch.


INSTRUCTIONS



MOUSIE With 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 20 sts.

Row 1: K10, inc in next st, k9-21 sts.

Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.

Row 3: K9, inc, k1, inc, k9-23 sts.

Row 5: K9, (inc in next st, k1) twice, inc, k9-26 sts.

Row 7: K9, (inc in next st) twice, k4, (inc in next st) twice, k9-30 sts.

Row 9: K15, inc in next st, k14-31 sts.

Rows 10-30: Work even in St st.

Shape Head Row 31: K7, k2tog, k13, ssk, k7-29 sts.

Row 33: K6, k2tog, k13, ssk, k6-27 sts.

Row 35: K5, k2tog, ssk, k9, k2tog, ssk, k5-23 sts.

Row 37: K4, k2tog, ssk, k7, k2tog, ssk, k4-19 sts.

Row 39: K3, k2tog, ssk, k5, k2tog, ssk, k3-15 sts.

Row 40: *K2, k2tog; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3-12 sts.Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Thread tail through sts of last row and gather (for nose), then sew side edges together for body.

Stuff piece, then gather sts of cast on edge and sew closed.





EARS (make 2) With 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 5 sts.

Row 1: K2, inc in next st, k2-6 sts.

Row 2 and all WS rows: Knit.

Row 3: K1, inc in next st, k to last 2 sts, inc in next st, k1-8 sts.

Rows 5 and 7: Rep Row 3-12 sts at end of Row 7.

Row 9: Knit.

Row 11: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1-10 sts.Rep last row until 4 sts remain.

Bind off, leaving a long tail for sewing Ears to Mousie.





FINISHING With brown yarn, embroider straight st eyes and nose.

Fold a pleat in cast-on edge of Ears and sew to head.

With 3 strands of yarn, make a 4 in.

(10 cm) braid and sew to Mousie for tail.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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