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City Mouse Toy
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Vanna's Choice® Baby
Pattern Number: 80766AD Knit yourself a cute animal friend! This super fun critter is one fast and easy knit amigurumi! As seen in Martha Stewart Living, January 2010.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 9 in. (23 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-125 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Taupe

Dusty gray-brown


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (A)

840-132 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Goldfish

Soft peachy orange


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 5
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.85


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing Small amounts of black and white yarn

INSTRUCTIONS



MOUSE
BODY
With A, cast on 54 sts.

Divide sts onto 3 needles and join, being careful not to twist.

Place marker for beg of rnd.


Rnd 1: Knit.


Rnd 2: K into front and then back of next st (inc made), k25, inc in next st, place marker, inc in next st, k25, inc in next st - 58 sts.


Rnd 3: Inc in first st, k to 1 st before marker, inc in next st, slip marker, inc in next st, k to 1 st before end of rnd marker, inc in this st - 62 sts.


Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 3 - 66 sts.


Rnds 5-9: Knit.


Rnd 10: *K2tog, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker, k2tog, k to 2 sts before end of rnd marker, k2tog - 62 sts.


Rnds 11-13: Knit.


Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 10 - 58 sts.


Rnds 15-17: Knit.


Rnd 18: Rep Rnd 10 - 54 sts.


Rnds 19 and 20: Knit.


Rnds 21 - 32: Rep Rnds 18-20 - 38 sts at end of Rnd 32.


Rnd 33: Rep Rnd 10 - 34 sts.


Rnd 34: Knit.


Rnds 35-42: Rep Rnds 33 and 34 - 18 sts at end of Rnd 42.


Rnd 43: * K2tog, k5, k2tog, rep from * around -14 sts.


Rnd 44: * K2tog, k3, k2tog, rep from * around -10 sts.


Rnd 45: * K2tog, k1, k2tog, rep from * around - 6 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a long end.

Pull end through remaining sts, gather tightly tog and end off.



BASE
With A, cast on 3 sts.

Work back and forth in rows on 2 needles.


Row 1: Purl.


Row 2: Inc in first st, k to last st, inc in last st - 5 sts.


Work in St st (k 1 row, p 1 row) until piece measures 5 1/2 in.

(14 cm) from beg, end with a purl row.


Next Row: K2tog, k1, k2tog.


Next Row: Purl.


Bind off.



EARS (make 2)
With B, cast on 7 sts.


Row 1: Purl.


Row 2: K, inc 1 st at each end of row.


Rep last 2 rows 3 times - 15 sts.


Work even in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 5 rows.


Next Row: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog.


Next Row: Purl.


Rep last 2 rows 3 times.

Bind off.


Border
With A, and RS facing, pick up and k about 34 sts along rounded edge of Ear.

Work 4 rows in St st.

Bind off.

Fold border over edge of Ear and sew in place.



I-CORD TAIL
With A, cast on 3 sts.


Knit one row, do not turn work.

Slide stitches to other end of needle, pull yarn gently and knit all sts again.

Continue in this manner until cord is 6 in.

(15 cm) long.

Cut yarn, leaving a tail.


Thread tail into large-eyed blunt needle and sew Tail to side base of Mouse.



FINISHING
Stuff Body firmly, then sew Base into place.

Sew Ears to top of Body.

With black yarn, embroider French knot eyes.

With blunt needle, pull strands of white yarn through Body just below eyes.

for whiskers.

Knot ends of whiskers and trim.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
meas = measure(s)
p = purl
pat = pattern
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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